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  • Cop finds family living in a car — and then he changes their lives

    Every day, when Ebony Rhodes worked her shift at an Atlanta discount store, she felt guilty. She would look at the families of customers, knowing at the end of the day they were going to spend the night in the comfort of their homes. Meanwhile she and her four children were going to be spending the night in her car. After being unable to afford to make a deposit on an apartment last year, Rhodes and her four children lived […]

  • FIU president promises to ‘get to the bottom’ of what causes deadly bridge collapse

    MIAMI, Fla. — Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg said in a statement on Twitter that he promises a “very thorough investigation” into the tragic pedestrian bridge collapse that killed six Thursday. The bridge suddenly collapsed onto the road below near the university, crushing cars and trapping victims. Hours after the bridge collapsed, officials said early Friday that the rescue mission is now a recovery operation. Emergency crews worked overnight in what Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zavaleta called a “very slow […]

  • Dog mistakenly flown to Japan reunites with Kansas family

    KANSAS — More than 11,000 miles and about 48 hours later, Irgo has finally arrived at his new home in Kansas. The Swindle family reunited with the beloved dog Thursday in Wichita, two days after United Airlines mistakenly sent the 10-year-old German shepherd across the world to Japan. “He instantly jumped up and was crying,” Kara Swindle told CNN affiliate KSNW of the moment when they were reunited. “When he’s super excited, he cries.” “It feels actually amazing to finally have him back,” […]

  • 7 US service members killed in Iraq helicopter crash

    (CNN) — Seven US service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, a US military official said. There were no survivors in the crash, the official said, adding that the crew of a second helicopter flying alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the helicopter went down. Multiple US defense officials told CNN the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, a Black Hawk variant. They said the helicopter was not on a […]

  • Millennials replacing engagement rings with diamonds embedded in their fingers

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – There’s a new trend in engagement rings. Instead of a diamond ring around your finger, a diamond is embedded IN your finger, WCBS reports. “We notice lately a lot of people coming looking for that,” Sam Abbas, who owns NYC Ink Studio in the West Village, said. Apparently, some millennials are ditching the usual engagement ring and instead piercing their ring fingers. “I think it looks nice, but if you really think what it’s doing […]

  • At least 6 killed after Florida bridge collapse

    MIAMI, Florida — A pedestrian bridge suddenly collapsed onto the road below near Florida International University, crushing cars and killing at least six people Thursday. Hours after the bridge collapsed, officials said early Friday that the rescue mission is now a recovery operation. Emergency crews worked overnight in what Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zavaleta called a “very slow process” in order to preserve evidence and the safety of possible victims and rescuers, because of unstable conditions at the bridge. At least […]

  • At least four dead in pedestrian bridge collapse at university in Miami, Florida

    MIAMI — At least four people died Thursday when a pedestrian bridge collapsed near a Miami, Florida, university, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said. “The most important thing we can do right now is pray for the individuals who ended up in the hospital, for their full recovery, and pray for the family members who lost loved ones, ” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday night. He said the state would do its best to determine if any wrongdoing […]

  • Sources: President Trump ready to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is ready to replace his national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, two sources told CNN Thursday. Any delay in the move is because McMaster is trying to nail down his next steps, one of the sources said. Multiple sources familiar with the matter had told CNN that McMaster’s departure was likely. The shakeups come as Trump signaled on Tuesday he’s prepared to dismiss aides with whom he’s clashed. Amid speculation about McMaster’s fate, CNN […]

  • Stray dog nurses five orphaned pups after mother dies in labor

    SAGINAW COUNTY, Michigan– A stray dog is helping to nurture five puppies after their mother died during labor, according to WNEM. Saginaw County Animal Care and Control Officer Joaquin Guerrero said he and Officer Anthony Trevino responded to a call Wednesday about a dog having trouble giving birth to her puppies. The officers took the mother dog to Cole Veterinary Hospital, but sadly she passed away. Veterinarian personnel worked vigorously to save her babies. Five out of the nine pups […]

  • Bridge that collapsed in Miami was designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane

    MIAMI — On paper, the 40-foot wide pedestrian bridge on Florida International University’s campus was an engineering feat, boasting several superlatives. Here are some, as outlined by the university: It was designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Its durability was supposed to exceed 100 years. It’s the first bridge in the world to be constructed entirely of self-cleaning concrete: It’s made of titanium dioxide which, when exposed to sunlight, captures pollutant particles from the air and cleans its own concrete surfaces. It was installed in just a few hours just five […]

  • Woman spends $19K on kidney transplant for beloved 17-year-old cat

    BALTIMORE, M.D. – What would you do with $19,000? Buy a car or a new house? Pay off overdue bills? A University of Baltimore professor used the money to save the life of her senior cat, and she says every penny was worth it. If cats come with nine lives, Stanley is now living off of nine more. “He’s seen me through the worst moments of my life,” Stanley’s owner, Betsy Boyd, said. “He’s an old cat. He doesn’t run […]

  • Man who claimed he helped dispose of Natalee Holloway’s body killed attempting to kidnap Florida woman

    NORTH PORT, Fla. – A man who said he helped to dispose of Natalee Holloway’s remains is dead after he tried to kidnap a Florida woman. John Christopher Ludwick, 32, attempted to kidnap her as she got out of her car in her North Port driveway Tuesday; she fought back, and in the course of the struggle Ludwick was stabbed. He fled, officers found him in a nearby wooded area, and he eventually died at a hospital, WFTVreports. Ludwick was friends […]