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  • A mutinous cat was put in ‘solitary confinement’ for freeing other cats from a shelter. Now he’s a star

    HOUSTON, Texas — Quilty the cat, welcome to the resistance. This wily 6-year-old rescue cat has become the newest darling of the internet thanks to his mutinous attempts to free himself and the rest of his cat brethren from the cushy confines of the Friends for Life Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. A set of very angry photos of Quilty serving time for his crimes have caught fire online, an important reminder that cats are lawless creatures who can and […]

  • Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

    CHINA — Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic […]

  • Treasure hunters salvaged liquor from 102-year-old WWI shipwreck, but haven't tasted a drop

    Treasure hunters salvaged liquor from 102-year-old WWI shipwreck, but haven’t tasted a drop

    BERLIN — A group of underwater treasure hunters has salvaged hundreds of bottles of rare cognac and liqueur from a ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during World War I. Divers and unmanned underwater vehicles from Ocean X Team and iXplorer worked around the clock for a week in October to haul up case after case of booze from the Swedish steamer SS Kyros, which has been sitting in about 250 feet of water (77 meters) in the Baltic […]

  • Jeff Ginn

    This DNR officer has saved 5 lives, including a missing toddler, in rural Michigan

    NEWAYGO, Mich. — When a toddler went missing in rural Michigan in October 2013, residents and law enforcement officials quickly mobilized a massive search party. Volunteers searched for 2-year-old Amber Smith on foot, horseback, and on off-road vehicles in and around the western Michigan town of Newaygo. As day turned to night and temperatures dropped, many feared the worst. The next day, a Michigan conservation officer spotted the young girl standing by woods less than two miles from her home. […]

  • Massachusetts lawmakers to debate ‘Conrad’s Law’ to make coerced suicide a crime

    BOSTON — Lawmakers in Massachusetts are set to debate “Conrad’s Law,” a bill spurred by Michelle Carter’s manslaughter trial that would make coerced suicide a crime. The proposed law is named after Conrad Roy III, the 18-year-old who died by suicide in 2014 after Carter, his then-17-year-old girlfriend, sent him numerous text messages encouraging him to kill himself. Carter also listened on the phone to his final breaths and did not tell authorities or his family that he had died, prosecutors argued in […]

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    Hillary Clinton says ‘many, many, many people’ pressuring her to consider 2020 presidential run

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, Nov. 12 said “many, many, many people” were pressuring her to consider a 2020 presidential bid, but held that it is “absolutely not in my plans.” “I, as I say, never, never, never say never, and I will certainly tell you I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it,” Clinton told BBC Radio. “But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking […]

  • Taylor Rose Williams

    Police: Human remains found in search for missing 5-year-old; mother charged amid OD

    DEMOPOLIS, Ala. — Human remains were found in the search for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams, who was reported missing in Florida Nov. 6, the Demopolis Police Department in Alabama said Tuesday, Nov. 12. Authorities said they charged the mother with child neglect and giving false information to investigators. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced the charges against Brianna Williams during a news conference on Tuesday evening. She was absentee booked at a hospital after being admitted because of an apparent overdose. […]

  • Ricoh McClain

    Warrant issued for man wanted on murder charges in fatal Popeyes stabbing in Maryland

    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Police in Maryland released the name of a man wanted on murder charges for the fatal stabbing of a customer outside a Popeyes restaurant last week The suspect was identified Tuesday, Nov. 12 as 30-year-old Ricoh McClain, the Prince George’s County Police Department said in a news release. Police asked for the public’s help in locating McClain — considered armed and dangerous. A warrant was issued for McClain’s arrest. He faces charges of first-degree murder, […]

  • Robert Perry

    ‘I’m here to help:’ This Navy veteran worked all day Veterans Day — and that’s just how he likes it

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — American Automobile Association fleet dispatcher Robert Perry doesn’t get to stay home on Veterans Day, but that’s fine. He wouldn’t take the day off if someone gave it to him. “Even on my days off, I’ll come in and work maybe five or six hours a day,” he said Monday, Nov. 11. “I’m here to help them out.” Perry has been with AAA for 23 years, sending help to drivers who call from the scenes of crashes […]

  • ‘Miracle’ dog rescued from the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian gets new family

    LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, FL (WPTV) — A dog who miraculously survived after being trapped underneath debris for weeks after Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas in September met his new family Tuesday who will give him a forever home. Miracle the dog spent weeks recovering and rehabilitating at Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves. Officials said Miracle was trapped beneath an air conditioner for more than three weeks in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. At a news conference, Big Dog Ranch Rescue […]

  • A bright meteor streaks through the Midwest sky

    ST. LOUIS — A blazing meteor lit up the night sky in St. Louis, Missouri, and was caught on video by excited residents, security cameras and doorbell cams. The American Meteor Society says it has received over 120 reports from eight states from people who say they spotted the streaking meteor on Monday night. Most sightings were reported in Missouri, but people in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wisconsin have also registered sightings with the scientific society. Kansas City meteorologist […]

  • A gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died after a fall during training on uneven bars

    CONNECTICUT — A gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University died Sunday after sustaining an injury while training last Friday. Melanie Coleman fell during a “routine training exercise” on the uneven bars, Ken Sweeten, a spokesman for Southern Connecticut State, told CNN Monday. “At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with Melanie’s family,” the university’s athletic director, Jay Moran, said in a statement. “This has been devastating to her coaches and teammates and we hope to support them in this […]

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