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  • ‘I thought she was dead’: ‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

    (CNN) — A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia — a condition that doctors say also saved her life. Thirty four-year-old Audrey Schoeman was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees mountain range in Spain on November 3, and her husband Rohan called the emergency services when she passed out, according to a statement from Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona. “I thought she was dead,” Rohan said in an interview […]

  • 8-year-old Virginia girl strip searched during prison visit, authorities say

    DILLWYN, Va. (CNN) — An 8-year-old girl visiting her father at a Virginia prison was strip searched last month in violation of state policy, authorities said. “The incident is deeply troubling and represents a breach in our protocol,” said Lisa Kinney, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Corrections, in a statement to CNN. “We sincerely apologize to this child and her family.” The child was visiting her father, who is an inmate at Buckingham Correctional Center, Kinney said. The […]

  • PA state rep accused of stealing $500k from her charity for fur coats, vacation and campaign resigns

    (CNN) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker said this week that she plans to resign after prosecutors announced a number of corruption charges against her, alleging she used $500,000 from her own charity to fund a slew of personal expenses — including fur coats, vacations and her campaign. Pennsylvania state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Democrat, was charged Wednesday with eight crimes connected to the scandal, including theft, perjury and record tampering. Prosecutors say she spent years siphoning the money from her […]

  • Man in $400,000 GoFundMe scam case pleads guilty and agrees to 5-year sentence

    (CNN) — A man who was the instigator behind a false feel-good story that raised more than $400,000 as part of a GoFundMe scam plead guilty Friday in New Jersey court, according to prosecutors. Mark D’Amico, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted property in Burlington County. “We are pleased that this defendant accepted responsibility for his role in this scam,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a statement. “He will be required to make full […]

  • UPS employee killed after robbery suspects hijacked truck was covering route for driver, brother says

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (CNN) – UPS employee Frank Ordonez was killed Thursday after armed robbery suspects hijacked the UPS truck he was driving and led police on a chase that ended in a fatal shootout in Broward County, Florida, his brother said. Ordonez, a 27-year-old father of two young girls, was “outgoing and happy,” his brother, Roy Ordonez, told CNN. “You never knew when he was sad.” Frank Ordonez liked to fish and to play basketball and video games, his brother said. […]

  • Over 200,000 sign petition demanding NFL remove Vick as Pro Bowl captain

    (CNN) — Michael Vick is going back to the NFL Pro Bowl, this time as one of four NFL Legends Pro Bowl Captains. But if some fans have their way, the ex-quarterback will lose his chance to mentor players on the sidelines. Joanna Lind started a petition on change.org to have Vick removed from the game, and it has more than 200,000 signatures. “Just saw this on Facebook and was absolutely disgusted,” Lind wrote on the petition page. “When is the […]

  • 49ers suspend analyst over ‘dark skin’ remarks about Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN) — The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for one game after his comments about Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson having an advantage because of his dark skin. During Ryan’s Monday appearance on KNBR, a Bay Area radio station and CNN affiliate, he said Jackson’s skin color helped him disguise a dark football when running fake handoffs during a recent game. “He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark […]

  • Uber releases safety report revealing nearly 6,000 incidents of sexual assault

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN) — Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018. Among those, there were 464 reports of rape. The report, which comes more than a year after a CNN investigation into sexual assault and abuse on the ride-hailing service, also noted there were 19 deaths caused by physical assault during 2017 and 2018. In its report, Uber repeatedly attempted to contextualize the number of […]

  • Three members of the same family are each battling a specific type of cancer

    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (CNN) — It’s difficult enough to have one loved one experience cancer, but three at one time? Unimaginable. But that’s reality for the Desclef family. Benoit Desclef, his wife, Kathy Desclefs, and their 17-year-old son Luke are each battling a different form of cancer. “Oh, it’s hard to process,” Kathy Desclefs told CNN affiliate WJXT. It all started five years ago when Kathy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Then, in August, Benoit was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, […]

  • Next steps announced: House Judiciary Committee sets next impeachment hearing for Monday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — The House Judiciary Committee announced Thursday it will convene its next hearing on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Monday. The committee said in a statement that the hearing will “receive presentations from counsels to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee.” The announcement came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that Democrats would move forward with impeaching Trump over the next couple of weeks, as the caucus aims to […]

  • Amber Alert: Police searching for 1-year-old after finding a woman dead in Connecticut home

    ANSONIA, Conn. (CNN) — Authorities continued looking Thursday for a 1-year-old after finding a dead woman in an Ansonia, Conn., home and learning that the baby who lives at the residence was supposed to be there, according to police. Police issued an Amber Alert for Venessa Morales on Wednesday. Investigators have spoken with the girl’s father and family members, and none knows her whereabouts, Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police Department said. She was last seen Friday afternoon at a relative’s […]

  • Australian police seize record-breaking $820-million in meth

    Authorities in Australia have seized a record-breaking haul of methamphetamine worth $820 million, hidden inside stereo speakers shipped from Thailand, the country’s federal police and border force announced. The massive bust fetched 1.596 metric tons (1.75 US tons) of meth — the largest haul on record in the country — worth almost 1.2 billion Australian dollars ($820 million). A further 37 kilograms (37.4 pounds) of heroin worth 18.5 million Australian dollars ($12.6 million) was also seized. The drugs were found […]

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