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  • People killed in duck boat tragedy weren’t wearing life jackets when found, source says

    BRANSON, MO – The 17 people who died in the duck boat tragedy last week in southwestern Missouri were not wearing life jackets when found, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Sunday. The Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel had 31 people on board when it set sail Thursday on Table Rock Lake near the Missouri tourist mecca of Branson as a severe thunderstorm whipped up intense winds and waves. A treacherous squall sank the boat. There were life jackets on […]

  • He just graduated from college and wants to be an astrophysicist. Oh, and he’s 11

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL – He can’t vote. He’s not even old enough to drive. But William Maillis already has a college degree. William, 11, walked across a stage Saturday to receive his Associate in Arts degree from St. Petersburg College in Florida. “I am totally fascinated by William and the work that he has done,” Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College, told  Bay News 9. “He’s extremely brilliant, very open and collaborative.” William started college in 2016 after graduating high […]

  • Man arrested at Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles after hours-long standoff, 1 woman killed

    LOS ANGELES — A man shot his grandmother and girlfriend Saturday and then led police on a car chase that ended when he crashed into a pole and ran inside a busy supermarket as bullets from officers shattered the front doors. About three hours after he took hostages in the store, the suspect surrendered. One woman was killed inside the supermarket, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The man was suspected of shooting his grandmother and girlfriend earlier Saturday and […]

  • Fan thanks Jamie Lee Curtis, claiming she saved his life

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Who knew a panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming “Halloween” film would produce one of the most emotional moments of this year’s annual fan convention? It all started during a Q&A portion of the program when audience member Jeffrey Scott recounted his encounter with a knife-wielding home invader. “I was scared out of my mind and out of nowhere this thought inside of me went, ‘Well, what would Jamie Lee Curtis do?'” Scott said, […]

  • New photo of Prince George released to mark his 5th birthday

    LONDON – An official photo of Prince George was released Saturday to mark his fifth birthday, which falls on Sunday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said the photograph, which shows the smiling prince in front of a brick wall, was taken in the garden of Clarence House by Matt Porteous following the christening of Prince Louis on July 9. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his […]

  • Dallas police officer killed by suspected drunk driver during funeral procession for another officer

    DALLAS, TX – A Dallas Police Department motorcycle officer was killed Saturday when a suspected drunk driver ran into him during a funeral procession for another police officer, the police department said. Senior Cpl. Earl “Jamie” Givens had positioned himself to block traffic to the eastbound entrance ramp to Interstate 20 at Bonnie View Road around 5:30 a.m., the police department said in a news release. Givens was stationary on his motorcycle with his emergency lights on when the driver […]

  • ‘Lord just let me die’: Duck boat survivor who lost nine family members describes almost drowning

    BRANSON, Missouri — Tia Coleman was one of 31 people riding on a Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel when the craft began to sink in the rough lake water whipped up by a fast-moving thunderstorm. Coleman, one of 14 people who survived after the boat went under the water, had been on board with 10 members of her family, according to KOLR. The other surviving family member is her nephew. “My heart is very heavy,” she told WXIN. “Out of 11 […]

  • Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US

    Bayer will no longer distribute or sell the Essure permanent birth control device in the United States after December 31, 2018, the company said Friday. Essure, the only non-surgical permanent form of birth control for women marketed in the US, is inserted into the fallopian tubes, where scar tissue will form and build a barrier to block sperm from reaching — and fertilizing — a woman’s eggs. US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement Friday the […]

  • Death toll in Missouri duck boat accident rises to 17

    BRANSON, Mo. — Seventeen people are dead — including children — after Thursday’s duck boat sinking in Missouri, Southern Stone County Fire Protection District spokesman Eric Nielsen rold CNN. The bodies of all the missing people have now been accounted for. Fourteen others survived, authorities have said. An amphibious tour boat carrying 31 people sank in a furious squall on a southwestern Missouri lake Thursday evening. The Ride the Ducks Branson duck boat capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake near Branson […]

  • These foods linked to ongoing outbreaks might make you sick

    US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food. Here’s what to stay away from: Pasta salad Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain, has recalled a pasta salad that might be linked to at least 20 people getting sick from salmonella. Hy-Vee, based in Iowa, sold the 1-pound and 3-pound plastic containers of Spring Pasta Salad in eight states. The […]

  • Rep. Tim Ryan: Marijuana should be legal in all 50 states

    **U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) is from the Niles area. This is an op-ed he wrote for CNN** The year Donald Trump was elected President, more Americans were arrested for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined. Moreover, the ACLU found that even though African-Americans use marijuana at similar rates to white Americans, they are almost four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. I have seen this firsthand in my state and in my district. According to the Sentencing Project, […]

  • Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month

    Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1. The settlement ends a multi-year legal battle that started when Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a post-left anarchist, posted plans for a 3-D printed handgun he called “The Liberator” in 2013. The single-shot pistol was made almost entirely out of of ABS plastic — the same stuff they make Lego bricks out of — that could […]