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  • Jeffrey Sandusky pleads guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse

    (CNN) — Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of convicted sex abuser and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, pleaded guilty Friday to all 14 counts of child sexual abuse against him. The Centre Country district attorney’s office said the younger Sandusky, 41, entered the guilty pleas a week before his trial was scheduled to begin. The 14 counts included soliciting sex from a child younger than 16 and soliciting child pornography. According to the district attorney’s office, Sandusky will become a Tier […]

  • Cassini, NASA’s 13-year Saturn mission, has ended with the craft’s “death dive” into the planet

    (CNN) — Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a “death dive” into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA. The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturn’s upper atmosphere at a high-speed and plunged itself into the planet just after 6:30 a.m. ET Friday. Given the amount of time it takes signals to reach Earth, the final signal and last bits of data reached the Deep Space Network’s Canberra Station in Australia […]

  • South Korea says North Korea has fired another missile over Japan

    (CNN) — South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday that “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile from the vicinity of Sunan, Pyongyang.” The missile “flew over Japan and toward to the North Pacific Ocean,” they said. Japan’s public broadcaster NHK showed a government warning, known as the J-Alert, that “a missile” has passed over Hokkaido, northern Japan, and landed in the Pacific Ocean. NHK also stated: “The government is advising people to stay away from anything that could […]

  • Celebration of life held for Troy Gentry at the Grand Ole Opry

    Nashville, TN (WSMV) — Hundreds have gathered in Nashville to celebrate the life of country star Troy Gentry. Gentry, part of the duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week. The public celebration of life ceremony began at 11 a.m. Thursday. A private internment ceremony for family will follow. A large crowd of fans was waiting outside the Grand Ole Opry before the doors opened Thursday morning. Gentry’s death is still shocking for many, […]

  • Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

    Selena Gomez says she has received a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus. Gomez writes in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist early Thursday that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. She calls the transplant “what I needed to do for my overall health.” I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting […]

  • Trump, top Democrats ‘agree’ to fix DACA, disagree on the details

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said following a Wednesday night meeting with President Donald Trump that they have “agreed” to a fix on DACA and resolved to iron out a border-security plan — “excluding” the US-Mexico border wall that was one of Trump’s most memorable campaign promises. In a statement following their White House dinner, Schumer and Pelosi said the parties had “agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and […]

  • ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli headed to jail after seeking hair from Hilary Clinton

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Martin Shkreli is heading to jail. A federal judge Wednesday revoked the former pharmaceutical exec’s bail after he offered $5,000 to anyone who could grab a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said Shkreli, who was convicted of fraud in August and is awaiting sentencing, has “demonstrated that he has posed a real danger.” In a Facebook post last week, Shkreli promoted a conspiracy about the Clinton Foundation and said he would pay any […]

  • Multistate outbreak of campylobacter linked to puppies sold at national chain

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate outbreak of campylobacter infections linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain. Campylobacteriosis, a common bacterial infection, can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, according to the CDC. As of September 11, a total of 39 people have fallen ill in seven states, including 11 cases in Florida, five in Kansas, one in Missouri, 18 in Ohio, two in Pennsylvania, one in Tennessee and […]

  • At least 8 die after Florida nursing home left with no power from Irma

    (CNN) — At least eight nursing home residents have died in Hollywood, Florida, according to city officials. The deaths may be due to the loss of the home’s air-conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck Sunday, according to CNN affiliate WPLG. The causes of death are still being investigated, Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez said. “We are conducting a criminal investigation (and) not ruling anything out at this time,” Sanchez said at a press conference Wednesday. A statement from the nursing home, […]

  • 1 student killed, three others injured in Spokane school shooting

    (CNN) — One student was killed in a shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane, Washington, Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said at a news conference. Three other juveniles are in stable condition at a hospital. The suspect was detained, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. “As Spokane County officials continue their investigation to get the answers to the questions so many of us have during these unthinkable tragedies, the Washington State Patrol and all state agencies will do whatever we […]

  • Chainsaw-wielding nun clears debris from Irma in Florida

    (CNN) — Across the state of Florida, and up into Georgia and South Carolina, images of first responders have become a welcome sight amid the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. But among the usual uniforms — those of police, firefighters and paramedics — a nun’s habit stands out. And when said nun is wielding a chainsaw, well, that is something that can renew faith in even the most downtrodden. “There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to […]

  • After Irma: 25% of Florida Keys houses destroyed, more than 16 million without power across Southeast

    (CNN) — As some Florida Keys residents return to their devastated islands Tuesday, 15 million Floridians are learning when they’ll finally get power back. All customers who lost electricity on the eastern side of the state will likely have power restored by the end of this weekend, Florida Power & Light said Tuesday. An FPL official told reporters at a Broward County news conference that of the 790,000 customers in that county who lost power, 330,000 had their electricity restored […]