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  • Erin Moran, star from “Happy Days”, dead at 56

    (CNN) — Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late ’60s to the mid-’80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for “an unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said. “Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann. First responders determined that she was deceased […]

  • What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

    Forty-seven years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. In the US and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants. The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. In […]

  • Air marshal leaves gun in airplane bathroom

    (CNN) — A federal air marshal on a transatlantic flight left her loaded service weapon in the airplane’s bathroom, where it was discovered by a passenger who gave it to a crew member before it was returned to the federal agent, CNN has learned. The incident happened aboard Delta flight 221, which was traveling from Manchester, United Kingdom, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 6, and was reported to the air marshal’s management days later. In […]

  • Tad Cummins arrest: Tipster reveals how teacher covered up identity

    CECILVILLE, California — Tad Cummins was an intensely sought fugitive, trumpeted from coast to coast as the Tennessee teacher accused of running off with his 15-year-old student. But before his capture this week, Cummins and the young woman he called his wife slipped into a remote Northern California community unrecognized, and Cummins passed himself off for days as a down-on-his-luck Colorado man who’d just lost his job and home, according to the man who eventually tipped off police. Cummins was arrested […]

  • Britain’s young royals open up about mental health

    (CNN) — It is rare for the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, to speak candidly on film. But in a video released Friday, Kate talks openly with her husband and Prince Harry about mental health and the importance of discussing mental wellbeing. The video, filmed at Kensington Palace earlier this week, is part of the Heads Together campaign, which aims to end the stigma around mental health. The three young royals have been spearheading the campaign since its […]

  • Family attorney says Elizabeth Thomas is finally home, safe with family and friends

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Elizabeth Thomas is finally home with her family and friends.  The Thomas family attorney released a statement regarding her recovery from the traumatic ordeal. “Elizabeth Thomas is in a safe location with family and friends where she is comfortable and resting. She is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma. There is no doubt that she has suffered severe emotional trauma and that her process of recovery is only just beginning. The family is […]

  • Massachusetts police rally around boy battling cancer

    BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) — The patches on little Devin Suau’s police uniform span the width of his arms. An oversized officer’s hat covers the six-year-old’s nose — so he tips it back. Despite his honorary status as a police commissioner, Devin’s red sneakers aren’t part of the Boston Police Department’s official uniform. They’re the preferred footwear of a precocious boy whose favorite things include chocolate, ice cream and hanging out with police. Boston PD is helping Devin face a life-threatening […]

  • Diet Sodas May Be Tied To Stroke, Dementia Risk

    (CNN) — Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests. Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study, which published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke on Thursday. The study sheds light only on an association, as the researchers were unable to determine an actual cause-and-effect relationship between sipping […]

  • ‘I don’t understand!’ 10-year-old with autism recorded being arrested at school

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn’t know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. “I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t understand,” he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while […]

  • Family attorney holds news conference after Elizabeth Thomas is safely located

    COLUMBIA, Tenn.  – Jason Whatley, the attorney for Elizabeth Thomas’ family held a news conference Thursday. He said that  Elizabeth’s family is anxious waiting to speak to her, “But their sense of elation can’t be described.” The family is expecting a phone call with Elizabeth “at any moment.” According to Whatley, Elizabeth is currently in the custody of the FBI being transported back to Tennessee. BREAKING: Mug shot for Tad Cummins from Siskiyou California. pic.twitter.com/Vf4VtJ6aaz — Chris Davis WHNT (@ChrisDavisMMJ) April […]

  • First Groomed, then Kidnapped, now Found: The search for Elizabeth Thomas is over

    (CNN) — A manhunt for a Tennessee high school teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student ended Thursday in California, 38 days after the girl had been reported missing. Tad Cummins, 50, was in custody, and the student, Elizabeth Thomas, was found safe, authorities said. The two had been missing since March 13, weeks after Cummins was investigated for kissing her in his classroom. Here’s a timeline of what led up to and transpired during the search: July 6, 2011 […]

  • Facebook developing disaster tech to beam internet from helicopters

    Facebook has long dreamed of putting the internet — and its social network — into everyone’s hands. It’s getting closer. At the Facebook F8 developer conference on Wednesday, the company shared the results of its tests aimed at connecting rural regions around the world to the internet, and showed how Facebook could help out during disasters. Facebook said it’s created something called a Tether-tenna, a small helicopter connected to an internet cable and a power source. In an emergency, the […]