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  • Bus driver will not be charged after 4-year-old’s fall, police say

    A church bus driver will not face charges after a 4-year-old girl fell from his moving vehicle onto a busy roadway, police said Monday. The accident was caught on video by the dash cam of a trained emergency medical technician driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas. “My heart sank,” Ryan Ciampoli, the medical technician, said on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday morning. “That’s the first time I’ve ever seen it in my life, in person. It didn’t look real. […]

  • Health department brings reality back to Unicorn Frappuccino

    Startford, CT (WFSB) — It’s name may be rooted in fantasy, but health officials in a Connecticut town warned that Starbucks’ new Unicorn Frappuccino could have real health consequences. Last week, the Stratford Health Department posted a warning to its Facebook page. “While the Unicorn Frappuccino may be pretty to look at, it’s loaded with 59 grams of sugar!” the post read. “That is over two times the amount of sugar recommended by the American Heart Association!” According to the […]

  • Google cofounder’s ‘flying car’ makes its debut

    NEW YORK — Larry Page’s long-rumored “flying car” project is finally ready for takeoff. Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by the Google cofounder, unveiled its prototype for an “ultralight” aircraft that can take off vertically — as long as you’re flying over open water. In a demonstration shared online Monday, the Kitty Hawk Flyer is shown lifting off over a lake with the help of small propellers under its base. The prototype looks less like a car than a jet […]

  • New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate monuments

    In the dark of night, workers wearing masks and tactical vests arrived Monday at New Orleans’ Battle of Liberty Place monument to take it down. Police snipers were positioned on nearby rooftops, according to The Times-Picayune newspaper, and the trucks and equipment used in the operation had company names covered by cardboard and black tape. The controversial removal was the first of four scheduled relocations of Confederate memorials in the city, despite weeks of opposition from pro-monument groups and threats […]

  • Teen admits to killing her grandparents and sealing up their room – then inviting friends over for a party

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia teen who allegedly confessed to killing her grandparents with her boyfriend, sealing up their room and then hosting a party for unsuspecting friends, also planned to kill several other people WSB-TV reports. According to WSB-TV, Cassie Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend, Johnny Rider, 18, planned the murders of her grandparents for days and thought out details such as caulking the doors shut in the house to keep the odor of death from being detected outside. […]

  • His stepdad said he’d never graduate college. Guess who got the last laugh?

    Sometimes words meant to discourage end up fueling a person’s ride to success. When Daivon Reeder started college four years ago, he said his stepfather was less than optimistic about his chances. “My step dad told me it was pointless to go to orientation, I wasn’t going to graduate,” Reeder wrote in a tweet, now shared thousands of times. Fast forward four years, and Reeder notes that his stepdad is in jail and he’s a college grad. The tweet wasn’t […]

  • Meet the woman who just made American space history

    NEW YORK — When Peggy Whitson woke up this morning, she broke a record: It’s her 535th day in space. And what she misses most about Earth is a good hot shower. “A shower is nice,” she told CNN in a space-to-Earth conversation just before she broke the record on Monday. “Up here, we have to take a wiped bath, with wipes and towels. Food is nice. I like to be able to cook for myself, so food is a […]

  • 4-year-old falls out of moving bus: ‘Where is my mommy?’

    HARRISON, Ark. – It’s a scene that would make any parent shudder — a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway. Video of the incident shows the back door of the bus springing open and the young girl plummeting to the road. “I couldn’t believe it, it was so shocking,” said Ryan Ciampoli, who was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas. Ciampoli, who is a trained emergency medical […]

  • College student killed at track and field event

    An Illinois college student is dead after being hit during a hammer throw event, officials said. Wheaton College identified the victim as Ethan Roser, 19, a freshman transfer student from Cincinnati, Ohio. Roser died after being accidentally struck with a hammer Saturday, according to a Wheaton statement. He had been volunteering at a track and field competition on the campus in suburban Chicago. Roser was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to a local hospital, where he died, […]

  • Jalapeno-flavored chips recalled over Salmonella fear

    Frito-Lay is recalling two jalapeño-flavored potato chip products over fears of Salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of jalapeno flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and jalapeño flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips is due to the potential presence of the bacteria in the seasoning, the company said. The chips affected by the recall were distributed to retail stores and vending machines and have a “guaranteed fresh” date of July 4 or prior. Packets of those chips contained in multipacks […]

  • American detained in North Korea; “He was prevented from getting on the flight out of Pyongyang”

    NORTH KOREA — North Korea detained a US citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, was teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a statement from the school said. The detention comes amid a buildup of tension on the Korean Peninsula, with a North Korean newspaper saying Sunday that Pyongyang was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier conducting drills […]

  • 3 months after leaving White House, former Pres. Barack Obama to speak in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Three months after leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama will deliver his first public remarks of his post-presidency. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday, April 24th in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The event at the University of Chicago is billed by his office as a “conversation on community organizing and civic engagement” and a part of Obama’s goal to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders.” The former president wanted […]