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  • Al Franken resigning ‘in the coming weeks’

    (CNN) — Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced on the Senate floor Thursday. “I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said in an emotional address in which he said some of the allegations against him weren’t true. The push for Franken’s resignation started after a woman came forward last month to say he had badgered […]

  • Man rescues rabbit from California fires, instantly ‘restores faith in humanity’

    (CNN) — As Californians suffer the devastation caused by wildfires that have burned through more than 100,000 acres, one man braved the flames to save a wild rabbit and instantly became the hero we didn’t know we needed. Video of the daring rescue shows a Ventura County highway engulfed in smoke and flames. An orange and black singed sky fills the screen. But then, a wild rabbit darts across traffic and into the burning brush. A man, stopped on the […]

  • Thirty-two Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

    (CNN) — Embattled Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement Thursday, his office told reporters, as calls for the Minnesota Democrat’s resignation — led by female senators and later including party leaders such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — rapidly gained momentum Wednesday. Thirty-two Democratic senators — 13 female and 19 male — called on Franken to resign as allegations of sexual harassment against him continue to mount. Republican Sen. Susan Collins also called on Franken to quit. Democratic […]

  • New Trump administration rule could force workers to share their tips

    The Trump administration is moving to scrap another Obama-era rule. This one affects workers who get paid in tips. Under a Labor Department rule change proposed Monday, employers could ask employees who earn a salary of at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, and also earn tips, to pool the tip money and share it with colleagues who don’t earn gratuities. That practice was barred in 2011 by President Obama’s Labor Department, which said that tips belonged […]

  • ‘The Silence Breakers’ are Time’s Person of the Year

    (CNN Money) — Time magazine has named “The Silence Breakers,” representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its Person of the Year. “For giving voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable, the Silence Breakers are the 2017 Person of the Year,” explains TIME’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal. The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017 #TIMEPOY — TIME (@TIME) December 6, […]

  • Wildfires continue to rage across Southern California

    (CNN) — Burning with extreme speed and ferocity, a flurry of wildfires torched more than 65,000 acres in Southern California, as firefighters struggled to contain the simultaneous infernos. Powerful Santa Ana winds and extremely dry conditions fueled at least five wildfires Tuesday, marking what has been a devastating year for fires in California. The latest fires forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, burned down more than a hundred buildings and triggered power outages in the region. After a […]

  • Phony sign language interpreter used at Florida murder arrest press conference

    TAMPA, FL (WFTS) — A huge arrest was made in the Seminole Heights homicides case on Nov. 28, but many in the deaf community were left in the dark thanks to a phony interpreter. “She was standing there twisting her hands back and forth. I could tell automatically that interpreters don’t do that,” said Betti Bonni, a certified deaf interpreter. Derlyn Roberts showed up at Tampa Police on that night, but as Chief Dugan spoke about the capture of a […]

  • Steve Bannon campaigned in Fairhope for Roy Moore

    (CNN) — Steve Bannon urged what he called a crowd of “a bunch of deplorables” Tuesday to back Republican former judge Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate special election. “You’ve seen what all the powers that be are talking about the last couple of weeks: Let the folks in Alabama decide for Alabama,” Bannon said. “They want to destroy Judge Moore. And you know why? They want to take your voice away,” he said. “This is about you, 100%. This is […]

  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake writes check to Democrat Doug Jones for opposing Roy Moore

    (CNN) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who’s been adamantly opposed to Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, posted a photo Tuesday of a check with his signature on it that was addressed to Moore’s Democratic rival, Doug Jones. Flake’s Twitter account posted the image of the $100 check along with the caption, “Country over Party.” Country over Party — Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) December 5, 2017 The Arizona Republican, who has announced he’s not running for re-election, attended a meeting with President […]

  • Children who are spanked more likely to become violent toward future partners, study says

    Parents who believe in “spare the rod, spoil the child” might be setting their children up to become violent toward future partners, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Pediatrics. “We asked 758 kids between 19 and 20 years old how often they had been spanked, slapped or struck with an object as form of punishment when they were younger,” said the study’s lead author, Jeff Temple, an associate professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “Kids […]

  • Kroger recalls water for infants after mold contamination

    The Kroger Company has recalled six months’ worth of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added after discovering mold in the product. Kroger, the largest grocery store chain in the country, tested the water after receiving customer complaints and found contamination by a species of mold called Talaromyces penicillium. In addition to the “hay fever-type” reaction to mold allergies, inhaling or touching mold spores “can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, even in people who aren’t allergic […]

  • Homeless man rescues two children from burning Las Vegas apartment building

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A homeless man walking in a Las Vegas neighborhood didn’t hesitate to act when he saw plumes of smoke coming from an apartment building. He went to check it out and then he heard it — the screams of children coming from inside. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said Anival Angulo then “jumped a locked gate into the complex” and started pulling a steel, dead bolt-locked security bar door until it bent upward and unlatched. “I went […]