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  • Megan Huntsman

    “I cannot give a reasonable answer why:” Utah mom admits killing 6 babies after giving birth

    (CNN) — A Utah mom who admitted to killing six of her babies soon after giving birth was given a hefty prison sentence Monday. Megan Huntsman, 40, pleaded guilty in February to six counts of felony murder. She will spend at least 30 years in prison before she is eligible for parole. “I really thought I had seen it all until this case,” Judge Darold McDade said during sentencing on Monday. Utah authorities were called to a Pleasant Grove residence […]

  • Full House

    Have mercy! Netflix to air ‘Full House’ reunion, spinoff

    (CNN) — So, you’d like a “Full House” reunion and spinoff? You got it, dude! Co-star John Stamos announced Monday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that Netflix has ordered up a reunion special, followed by a spinoff series called “Fuller House.” The show will feature Candace Cameron Bure, who played eldest daughter D.J. Tanner in the original series — which aired from 1987 to 1995 — as the recently widowed mother of three boys. “It’s sort of a role reversal, […]

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    Poll: 53% say Boston bomber should face death penalty

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new CNN/ORC poll finds most Americans think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man found guilty on 30 counts related to the bombings which occurred during the Boston Marathon in April 2013, should face the death penalty for his crimes. Overall, 53% of Americans say he should be put to death, while 45% feel he should spend the rest of his life in prison. Residents of the Northeast, where the bombings occurred, are more sharply tilted in favor of […]

  • bluebell

    After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell now pulling ALL products due to listeria concerns

    (CNN) — After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its products off the shelves. The company is recalling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the company said Monday. The company said this in a statement: “Today’s decision was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated by Blue Bell which revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice […]

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    Five years later: What we know and don’t know about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

    (CNN) — On April 20, 2010, a final cement seal of an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico failed, causing what has been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history and taking the lives of 11 rig workers. For 87 straight days, oil and methane gas spewed from an uncapped wellhead, 1 mile below the surface of the ocean. The federal government estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf, but BP argued in court that […]

  • Freddie Gray

    What happened & why? Freddie Gray dies after arrest in Baltimore, six officers involved suspended

    (CNN) — More than a week after Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore, and a day since he died, authorities are still scrambling to find out exactly what happened and why. “I’ll tell you what I do know, and right now there’s still a lot of questions I don’t know. I know that when Mr. Gray was placed inside that van, he was able to talk. He was upset. And when Mr. Gray was taken out of that van, he […]

  • Robert Bates

    Did Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates pay to play a cop in his spare time?

    (CNN) — Robert Bates was a volunteer deputy who’d never led an arrest for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. So how did the 73-year-old insurance company CEO end up joining a sting operation this month that ended when he pulled out his handgun and killed suspect Eric Harris instead of stunning him with a Taser? A lawyer representing the Harris family says the answer is simple. Bates paid big money to play a cop in his spare time, attorney Daniel […]

  • isis

    Arrested: Minnesota men accused of conspiring to break into Syria, join ISIS “by any means necessary”

    SAN DIEGO (CNN) — A group of six young Minnesota men conspired to sneak into Syria and join ISIS “by any means necessary,” federal prosecutors said Monday. The group of friends, ages 19 to 21, were arrested Sunday. “What’s remarkable about this case was that nothing stopped these defendants from plotting their goal,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota. “They were not confused young men. They were not easily influenced. These are focused men who […]

  • The latest

    “Closely monitoring all maritime activity:” U.S. warships deployed to Yemen to monitor ships from Iran

    (CNN) — U.S. warships are being deployed to Yemen to monitor ships in the area traveling from Iran and suspected of trafficking arms to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials tell CNN. The move is also meant to reassure allies in the region, the officials said. U.S. ships do not have authority to forcibly board Iranian-flagged ships. Earlier this month, a U.S. Navy ship consensually boarded a Panamanian-flagged vessel suspected of trafficking people, drugs or weapons. Nothing was found. “We are closely […]

  • At the three mile mark, the second wave of runners push through the final leg of the BAA 5k.

    Boston Marathon 2015 is ‘a symbol of unity, strength, and freedom’

    (CNN) — People around the world are watching Monday’s Boston Marathon to see the results and celebrate the winners. Caroline Rotich of Kenya won the women’s division, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia took the men’s. Marcel Hug of Switzerland and American Tatyana McFadden won the wheelchair divisions. But to many more spectators, the excitement is for what the event represents. “The marathon is now a symbol of unity, strength, and freedom. We will continue to get out and enjoy our […]

  • Scott Walker

    Can a Jos. A Bank suit win the White House? Candidates like Scott Walker test the waters

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A two-for-one suit promotion could help seal the deal in 2016. Presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boasted in New Hampshire last weekend that he shops for suits at Jos. A Bank. It’s famous for its huge discount deals. “All suits — Buy 1 get 3 FREE” reads the site’s current promotions. Walker is using his everyman wardrobe to resonate with middle class voters. “The shirt is from Kohl’s. The suit is from Jos. A […]

  • Kraft macaroni and cheese

    Kraft ends mac and cheese fake coloring

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For years that bright yellow color of Kraft macaroni and cheese wasn’t all-natural, but it’s about to be. Kraft is removing artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its mac and cheese recipe, starting in January 2016. It will use spices like paprika, annatto and turmeric to replace the synthetic colors and promises that its mac and cheese will taste the same as before. Kraft already took out the fake coloring from its character macaroni, like its […]

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