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  • Facebook tests tool to prevent catfishing

    NEW YORK– Facebook wants to crackdown on catfishing. The social network is testing a new feature in India that could stop someone from stealing another person’s identity. The tool gives users more say over who can download and share their profile pictures. While the concept of catfishing is a widespread issue in many countries, it is a particular issue in India. Some women in India choose not to share profile pictures with their face because they’re concerned with what will […]

  • Senate unveils secret health care bill, cuts to Medicaid included in proposal

    WASHINGTON – The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators are likely to have only a handful of days to […]

  • Thousands celebrate life of Otto Warmbier in Ohio hometown

      WYOMING, Ohio — The Ohio hometown of Otto Warmbier, who died last week after his return from 17 months in detention in North Korea, gathered at the 22-year-old’s alma mater Thursday to bid him farewell. Around 2,500 somber well-wishers waited in two lines outside Wyoming High School’s arts center for his funeral, which lasted roughly 45 minutes. The auditorium in the Cincinnati suburb can hold just 800 people, so most attendees watched the service on monitors in overflow rooms. […]

  • Otto Warmbier’s hometown prepares for his funeral

    WYOMING, Ohio — After more than a year detained in North Korea, Otto Warmbier returned to the United States in a coma last week, only to die six days after his arrival. His Ohio hometown will gather Thursday to say goodbye to the college student whose trip to the reclusive nation turned into a 17-month detention nightmare. During his funeral at his Wyoming High School alma mater, loved ones will pay tribute to a son, a brother, a neighbor and […]

  • Officer stabbed at Michigan airport investigated as possible terrorism

    FLINT, Mich.– A police officer was stabbed in the back and neck Wednesday at an airport in Flint, Michigan, and the suspect is in custody and being questioned, according to authorities. The police officer, identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, is in stable condition, said Lt. David Kaiser, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police. He was stabbed on the public side of Bishop International Airport’s main terminal, according to the Transportation Security Administration. All passengers are safe and were evacuated, […]

  • Prince Philip admitted to hospital as ‘precautionary measure’

    LONDON — Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to hospital Tuesday evening as a “precautionary measure,” Buckingham Palace has told CNN. The Prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, was being treated at London’s King Edward VII Hospital for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. “Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. The […]

  • Slain Muslim girl may have been sexually assaulted, police say

    FAIRFAX, Virginia — A Muslim teen who was attacked and killed early Sunday as she and a group of teenagers walked back to a mosque in Virginia may have been sexually assaulted, investigators say. Police are investigating the possibility that Nabra Hassanen, 17, was sexually assaulted, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said Tuesday. At a news conference Monday evening, when asked if Hassanen had been sexually assaulted, Fairfax County Police Lt. Bryan Holland responded that “there was an assault […]

  • Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House special election

    ATLANTA — Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a high-stakes special election for a Georgia House seat on Tuesday, denying Democrats their first major victory of the Donald Trump era. Handel bested Ossoff by 5 percentage points in the most expensive House race in history. It was a much closer margin than the 20-plus point wins typically posted by former Rep. Tom Price — whose departure to become Trump’s health and human services secretary created the vacancy. But […]

  • Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

    WYOMING, Ohio – ┬áThe family of American college student Otto Warmbier objected to an autopsy, leaving the former North Korea detainee’s official cause of death a mystery for the time being. The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office in Ohio confirmed that it received and examined the 22-year-old’s body after his death on Monday. The Warmbier family’s “objection to an autopsy was honored,” the office said, and only an external examination was performed. The coroner’s office reviewed medical records from the University […]

  • Family of Ohio teen who died from brain-eating amoeba sues water park

    CHARLOTTE, NC – Exactly one year after her death, Lauren Seitz’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit over a deadly amoeba she picked up during a trip to a North Carolina water park. The 18-year-old died June 19, 2016, after she was exposed to Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that can cause a rare and deadly brain infection. The lawsuit alleges that the water park, US National Whitewater Center, and its builder, Recreation Engineering and Planning Inc., were grossly negligent and […]

  • OJ Simpson gets July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada

    NEVADA — O.J. Simpson may be one step closer to becoming a free man. Simpson will have a July 20 hearing before the Nevada Board of Parole to decide whether he will be released from prison, according to parole board spokesman David Smith. If paroled, he could be released as early as October, Smith said. The former football star has served nine years in prison at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in the Nevada desert. Perhaps the nation’s most […]

  • ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ investigation ends, Warner Bros. concludes no misconduct

    NEW YORK — “Bachelor in Paradise” will resume production 10 days after filming came to a halt to investigate an allegation of misconduct involving two cast members. In a statement obtained by CNN, Warner Bros., the company which produces “Bachelor in Paradise,” announced it had completed an investigation with the assistance of an outside law firm and no evidence was found to “support any charge of misconduct.” “Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not […]