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  • Jacob’s journey: 9-year-old boy loses battle with cancer weeks after Christmas card request

    PORTLAND, Maine-The precious 9-year-old boy who touched the hearts of people around the world when he asked for Christmas cards and well-wishes for his last holiday, has lost his battle with cancer. Jacob Thompson, of Maine, passed away Sunday following his 4 year battle with neuroblastoma. The family was told in October Jacob probably only had a month to live.  They decided to celebrate Christmas early. Jacob requested people celebrate with him by sending him cards.   “He got some cards […]

  • Watch as the Georgia Dome is reduced to rubble after 25 years of use

    GEORGIA — The only facility in the world to host the Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four has been reduced to rubble. A little more than 25 years after opening, the Georgia Dome, former home of the Atlanta Falcons and the scene for several historic sporting events, was  imploded Monday morning. The adjacent Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened this summer. In the dome’s place will include a hotel, parking and green space. What will remain is a spot jampacked full of memories. “As far as the stadium goes, […]

  • Where are the ‘Manson Family’ members now?

    Charles Manson’s followers were young and zealously committed. Now, 48 years after the brutal series of killings, the cult leader is dead, and most of the “Manson Family” of followers, who carried out the murders, are still in prison. Manson had ordered the killings, but didn’t participate. Prosecutors said that Manson wanted to start a race war and had hoped the Black Panthers would be blamed for the deaths. The back-to-back killings began on August 9, 1969, at the home […]

  • Want to live longer? Get a dog…

    The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear– physical activity, support, companionship — but owning a dog could literally be saving your life Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a new Swedish study published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports. For people living alone, owning a dog can decrease their risk of death by 33% and their risk of cardiovascular related death by 36%, when compared to single individuals without a pet, […]

  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    LOS ANGELES  — Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a wave of violence in August 1969 that took the lives of seven people, spawned headlines worldwide and landed him and his “Manson Family” of followers in prison for most of the remainder of their lives. Manson served nine life terms […]

  • Church shooting survivor: ‘Dead bodies, dead children all over the place’

    “Everybody’s going to die,’ that’s what he said.” Rosanne Solis was inside a Baptist church in Texas when the shooter burst through the doors, having already opened fire outside. While her memory of that day is strong, she has no actual recollection of the gunman’s face. That’s because she was too scared to look up. “I was hiding under the bench, I did not want to breathe,” Solis said of Sunday’s rampage in Sutherland Springs. “I knew that was going […]

  • ‘SNL’ takes on Senator — and former ‘SNL’ performer — Al Franken

    “Saturday Night Live” took on Senator — and former SNLer — Al Franken on Saturday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent. “Senator Al Franken is being accused of sexual misconduct on a 2006 U.S.O. Tour by Leann Tweeden, who posted this photo of Franken apparently groping her breasts while she was asleep,” said Colin Jost, co-host of “Weekend Update” pointing to the photo of Franken and Tweeden. “Now, I know this photo looks bad, but […]

  • Want to live longer? Get a dog

    The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear– physical activity, support, companionship — but owning a dog could literally be saving your life Dog ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a new Swedish study published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports. For people living alone, owning a dog can decrease their risk of death by 33% and their risk of cardiovascular related death by 36%, when compared to single individuals without a pet, […]

  • Couple shot in church while discussing gun safety, police say

    A call to police about “shots fired” at a church in eastern Tennessee turned out to be an accidental shooting during a discussion on using weapons to protect the congregation, police say. Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks told CNN affiliate WVLT that the initial call on Thursday reported two people shot outside the First United Methodist Church and that an “active shooter situation” was underway. Nearby schools were placed on lockdown according to the police Facebook page. When police arrived, they found […]

  • Malcolm Young, co-founder of AC/DC, dead at 64

    AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has died after battling dementia for several years, the band announced Saturday. He was 64. Young died at home with his family at this bedside, the band said in a statement. Young, along with his brother Angus, founded the legendary rock band in 1975 in Australia. “Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the statement said. “From the outset, he knew what he wanted to […]

  • Father finds man in teen girl’s closet with her underwear and pictures, police say

    PHOENIX – A Phoenix father came home to find a man inside his daughter’s closet with the girl’s underwear and pictures, according to KTVK. Police arrested Michael Zabalza Ruelas, of Glendale, who is facing one count of second-degree burglary. Police said on Thursday, Nov. 9, the family arrived home when they noticed their dog was barking at the closet. The father went to investigate and found Ruelas inside with photos of his 16-year-old daughter, her underwear and lotion, police said. […]

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

    Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson’s can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson wrote in a statement. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father.” Jackson added that “recognition of the effects of this […]