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  • Home of ‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz destroyed in California fires

    The home of Charles Schulz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, was lost in the wildfires that are ravaging Northern California this week, his son Monte Schulz said. Schulz’s widow Jean, 78, was evacuated from their split-level home in Santa Rosa on Monday shortly before the fire reduced it to rubble, Monte Schulz told CNN. She is safe and staying with family, he said. “The things that they lost in there are irreplaceable,” said Monte Schulz. “It’s not just the memorabilia. […]

  • New Orleans police officer shot and killed during patrol

    (CNN) — A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty in East New Orleans overnight, Superintendent of Police Michael Harrison said at a press conference early Friday morning. The officer, assigned to New Orleans’ 7th District, was on routine patrol along with three other officers shortly after midnight. When they exited their vehicle after observing what was described as suspicious behavior, the officers were immediately fired upon by a male suspect, Harrison said. One […]

  • Canadian-American family held hostage by Taliban freed after 5 years

    (CNN) — An American woman, her Canadian husband, and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network in Afghanistan. The initial word came from a Pakistani Army statement and was confirmed by US officials. The couple, American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, 33, were kidnapped in 2012 while they were traveling as tourists in Afghanistan and were held in captivity […]

  • Postman delivers mail to razed California homes in apocalyptic drone video

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. – A drone captured an otherworldly sight in Santa Rosa, California – a U.S. Postal Services worker dutifully delivering mail to addresses where only charred foundations remain after a fast-moving fire ripped through the neighborhood. According to The Mercury News, aerial photographer Douglas Thron was shooting video of Coffey Park, a neighborhood devastated by the recent fires, when he noticed the clean, white USPS truck. “It was a trippy thing – he was actually delivering the mail,” […]

  • Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal grows as more women come forward

    (CNN Money) — Harvey Weinstein is heading to rehab. His wife of 10 years, Georgina Chapman, is heading to divorce court. And his former company is heading into an uncertain future. Questions are swirling about whether Weinstein is in legal jeopardy now that more women have come forward accusing him of rape, assault and other misconduct. And there are indications even more women will speak out in coming days. The board of the Weinstein Company movie studio, which fired him […]

  • US Navy officers lose jobs after fatal collision

    (CNN) — The two officers in charge of the destroyer USS John S. McCain have been relieved of duty after a deadly accident earlier this year, the US Navy said in a statement Tuesday. The guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Singapore on August 21, leaving 10 US sailors dead and five more injured. The accident left a large highly visible hole in the US ship. The McCain’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. […]

  • Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate – Four storms, one brutal hurricane season

    (CNN) — This hurricane season has battered the Atlantic and Caribbean with several brutal storms. Though their fury has passed, there are hundreds of thousands of people still feeling the effects. Here’s a look at how Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the most recent storm to threaten the area, Hurricane Nate, impacted the United States. It’s also important to remember that these storms have hit certain areas repeatedly. South Texas was devastated by Harvey’s floods, and cities in south Florida […]

  • Video captures 11-year-old Utah girl’s joy after learning her adoption is final

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – School surveillance cameras recorded the moment an 11-year-old Utah girl learned a judge approved her foster parents’ request to adopt her and her younger siblings. “This is like the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me,” Tannah Butterfield told KUTV. Video shows American Heritage School’s office manager Jackie Alexander, known as Ms. Jackie to the students, grab Tannah by the shoulders and deliver the happy news. “My heart was so happy. It was like ‘Ah!’ I […]

  • At least 15 dead as fires rage in Northern California

    (CNN) — More than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California for the third straight day Tuesday, with the biggest ones killing at least 15 people, scorching the state’s famous wine country, and forcing more than 20,000 people to evacuate, authorities said. The largest fires were burning in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, with flames ripping through the lush, picturesque landscape. It is too early to tell whether any of the wildfires were started by humans, said Ken Pimlott, director […]

  • Twitter deems GOP senate candidate’s announcement video “inflammatory” for Planned Parenthood claim

    Twitter is stopping a Tennessee candidate for U.S. Senate from advertising her campaign announcement video, deeming part of it “inflammatory.” Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is running to fill the seat of retiring Senator Bob Corker. In the line in question, Blackburn says quote, “I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts. Thank God.” The unproven allegations against planned parenthood never led to criminal charges, and the group denies any wrongdoing. According to Politico, Twitter deemed the […]

  • BLOG: Texas Tech University officer fatally shot, shooter in custody

    (CNN) — A Texas Tech University police officer was fatally shot at the police station in Lubbock Monday night, university spokesman Jonathan Seaborn told CNN. The suspect fled on foot but was later apprehended, according to a Texas Tech tweet. The campus was on lockdown after the shooting until the suspect was taken into custody. In a statement, the school said the incident began when campus police were sent to check on a student’s welfare. “Earlier this evening, Texas Tech […]

  • Dealership gifts truck to veteran who stole pickup to save Las Vegas victims

    GILBERT, Ariz. – An Arizona dealership is giving away a free truck to an Iraq veteran who saved dozens of lives during the terrifying Las Vegas shooting last Sunday. According to KTVK, Marine veteran Taylor Winston is being hailed a hero after saving dozens of lives during the mass shooting when he stole a truck and transported critically injured victims to the hospital. Shane Beus, owner of B5 Motors in Gilbert, was overcome by the heartbreaking stories coming out of Vegas […]