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  • White House press secretary resigns

    (CNN) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, according to three White House officials. Spicer’s resignation came after New York financier and former Trump campaign fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci accepted the position as White House communications director. A White House official and top GOP adviser said President Donald Trump asked Spicer to stay on, but he resigned. The resignation caps off one of the most tumultuous tenures for a White House press secretary, one that saw Spicer repeatedly […]

  • Florida teens who recorded drowning man will not be charged in his death

    COCOA, FL – A group of Florida teens who taunted a drowning man while filming his death from afar will not be criminally charged, according to police. In the more than two-minute long video, the five teen boys — who are between the ages of 14 and 16 — can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay afloat, police say, in a pond near his family’s Cocoa, Florida, home. WARNING: Portions of the video are disturbing; viewer discretion […]

  • Another John Wayne Gacy victim ID’d, ending family’s 40-year agony

    (CNN) — For half a decade, serial killer John Wayne Gacy prowled the streets of Chicago in search of young, vulnerable boys and men to lure back to his Norwood Park home. Gacy is believed to have murdered at least 33 men between 1972 and 1978. Some 40 years later, six of those men are still unidentified. But one family was brought closure Wednesday, as Cook County authorities identified James “Jimmie” Byron Haakenson as another victim of the so-called “killer […]

  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

    WASHINGTON, DC — Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The Republican senator from Arizona received the diagnosis last week after having a blood clot removed, according to a statement from his office. Meghan McCain released a statement about her father’s diagnosis Wednesday evening. Statement regarding my father @SenJohnMcCain: — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017 The senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on Friday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Lab results from that […]

  • Mysterious bag of sausage falls from sky

    DEERFIELD BEACH, FL —  “It was like thunder and it awakened me out of a sleep.” Yes, you heard right, sausages – frozen Italian pork sausages -15 pounds of it wrapped in a bag marked William Land Service, a land clearing company in Alabama, fell on a Florida family’s roof. The family was baffled. Who, what, and where did it come from and why on their roof? Son Austin called the company, “I called them and the guys probably thought […]

  • OJ Simpson set for parole hearing on July 20

    (CNN) — Bruce Fromong, the only surviving victim of the 2007 O.J. Simpson-led armed robbery that led to the former football star’s imprisonment, says he is going to testify at a Thursday parole hearing — in support of Simpson’s release. Fromong told CNN in three phone conversations he plans to travel to Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center to advocate for his one-time friend’s release. “I never thought that the crime deserved that much time, that long of a sentence,” Fromong said. […]

  • Frozen remains of couple missing 75 years found in glacier

    A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. Marcelin, 40, and Francine, 37, Dumoulin went missing on August 15, 1942, after leaving to milk their cows in a meadow near their home. They never returned to their family, including their six children. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were […]

  • Trump, Putin met for nearly an hour in second G20 meeting

    WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, spoke for a second time on July 7 in a previously undisclosed discussion, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. A senior White House official told CNN the discussion was “nearly an hour.” The White House, in a statement acknowledging the meeting, contended it was “brief” and said Trump spoke with Putin through Russia’s translator. The US translator at the dinner — each country was only allowed only one […]

  • Disgraced Alabama governor says he was best ‘by far’

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is giving his time in office fantastic reviews three months after he pleaded guilty to criminal charges and resigned. “I’m the best governor Alabama’s ever had by far,” Bentley told WVTM-TV in an interview . Bentley, 74, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor campaign finance charges in April and resigned in an agreement with prosecutors as legislative impeachment hearings began in Montgomery. The one-time Baptist deacon was swept up in a sex scandal after recordings […]

  • Woman killed by police after calling 911 — everything we know and don’t know

    MINNEAPOLIS — Not long after Justine Ruszczyk called 911 to report a possible assault near her home, an officer shot and killed her. That was Saturday night. Three days later, investigators still haven’t explained why police shot the Minneapolis woman. “Her family and I have been provided with almost no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived,” said her fiancé, Don Damond. Here are the few facts of the case so far: Mohamed Noor and Matthew Harrity, […]

  • The new £10 note features Jane Austen. It’s already sparked a sexist backlash

    (CNN Money) — Jane Austen has officially replaced Charles Darwin as the face of Britain’s £10 note. The celebrated writer’s likeness is featured on a new design unveiled by the Bank of England on the 200th anniversary of her death. The author of “Persuasion” and “Emma” landed on the note thanks to a campaign for more female representation that was met by a sexist backlash. The controversy kicked off in 2013 when the central bank announced that former Prime Minister […]

  • Atari reveals new game console – The Atari-Box

    Atari is making a comeback! The gaming pioneer is giving a limited sneak peek at its new console, the “Atari-Box.” Old-school gamers may see a resemblance to the original, with wood paneling, ribbed lines and a raised back. The console will come with four USB ports and an SD Card Slot and an HDMI port. That’s about it as far as details on the new system, though. A portion of a recent newsletter states “We’re not teasing you intentionally; we […]