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    Eight dead, 50 seriously injured in head-on train collision in Bavaria, Germany

    (CNN) — Eight people are dead and 50 seriously injured following a head-on collision between two trains in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria, a police spokesman says. Altogether, between 100-150 people sustained injuries in the collision, police say. The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. local time near the spa town of Bad Aibling, about 60km (37 miles) southeast of the Bavarian capital Munich. The impact of the collision left train carriages fused together and partly derailed, according to a […]

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    Man could be first ever killed by falling meteorite

    NEW DELHI (CNN) – Indian scientists will examine remains from an object that fell from the sky Saturday, causing a large explosion which killed a man, to determine if it is a meteorite, police say. If the object is confirmed to be a meteorite — a fragment of a comet or asteroid that has fallen to Earth — the death would be the first fatality from a meteorite on record, it is believed. P. K. Senthil Kumari, the police chief […]

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    Here’s how to get your free Chipotle burrito ‘raincheck’

    Chipotle is shutting down all of its stores nationwide on Monday for a few hours to hold a national staff meeting about food safety. The company’s more than 1,900 restaurants will take part in the required meeting. Chipotle said the meeting would provide an opportunity to thank employees, discuss changes and answer questions. The good news for you? If you were planning on going to Chipotle for lunch, you can score a burrito”raincheck.” Simply text “raincheck” to 888-222. The restaurant […]

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    Incredible photos, videos from Royal Caribbean ship during storm; damage, injuries reported

    The Anthem of the Seas has turned around and headed back to its original port after a severe storm injured four people and forced passengers into their staterooms for safety reasons, Royal Caribbean International said Monday. Royal Caribbean said Anthem of the Seas encountered rough seas off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, while sailing Sunday to Port Canaveral, Florida, in what was intended originally to be a seven-day voyage to the Bahamas. It said the ship suffered damage to some public […]

  • Trump and Sanders

    Trump, Sanders hold on to leads in New Hampshire on eve of primaries

    (CNN) — On the eve of New Hampshire’s presidential primaries, a new CNN Poll of Polls finds both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are holding on to substantial leads in their respective races, but each faces an opponent whose support is on the rise. Sanders’ 54% to 40% advantage over Hillary Clinton is down slightly from a 55% to 37% lead in the previous Poll of Polls. No public polling has found Clinton in the lead in New Hampshire since […]

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    Quicken Loans’ Super Bowl ad sparks backlash

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Push button get mortgage. That was the message Quicken Loans left viewers with at the end of its Super Bowl ad. The online lender was promoting Rocket Mortgage, a new tool that launched at the end of 2015 that allows consumers to get a mortgage completely online. Here’s how the ad starts: “Here’s what we were thinking: what if we did for mortgages what the internet did for buying music, and plane tickets and shoes?” The […]

  • SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

    Lady Gaga wows with national anthem at Super Bowl 50

    (CNN) — Lady Gaga’s rendition of the national anthem, which kicked off Super Bowl 50, has fans of the singer going gaga for her sweeping vocals. Gaga opened the show at Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara, California, with a gospel-inflected performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf, signed the anthem. Wearing a glittering red suit and matching eye shadow, along with American-flag inspired shoes, Gaga belted out the anthem into a silvery microphone. The singer and […]

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    Twin brothers killed while attempting Olympic bobsledding course after hours

    (CNN) – Two brothers were killed after they and a group of friends apparently went down an Olympic bobsledding course on a personal sled on Saturday, authorities said. Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, is currently used as a training facility for athletes and recreational facility for the public. A group of at least eight teenage boys, Calgary police said, entered the premises after hours and attempted to go down the bobsled track. “Part […]

  • Earthquake damage in Taiwan

    UPDATE: 14 dead after magnitude-6.4 earthquake shocks Taiwan

    (CNN) — At least 14 people were killed and 484 were injured Saturday morning when a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan, Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported. More than 200 people were rescued from damaged structures, many from a 16-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, officials told CNN. At least 12 of the dead were from the Weiguan Jinlong building, CNA said. As of Saturday night, dozens of children were among at least 153 people still unaccounted for in Tainan, […]

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    North Korea launches long-range rocket

    SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) — North Korea has launched a long-range “missile,” a South Korean defense ministry official told CNN Sunday. The announcement comes just days after the reclusive country’s initial launch plans came to light, which drew condemnation from South Korea and Japan. A senior U.S. defense official said he can “confirm that we have detected a missile launch from North Korea. Based upon its trajectory as we are tracking it, it does not pose a threat to the […]

  • Capt. Jennifer Williams of the California Coast Guard

    3 missing after 2 small planes collide near Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) – Two planes went down off the coast of Los Angeles on Friday in what could have been an in-flight collision, the Coast Guard said. Though authorities have not been able to confirm the two crashed, a local fisherman reported a downed aircraft to the Coast Guard just after 3 p.m. local time — the same time the Federal Aviation Administration reported seeing two planes on radar disappear, Capt. Jennifer Williams said at a news conference on […]

  • Ethan Couch (Photo: Tarrant County, Tx. Sheriff)

    ‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch transferred to adult jail

    FORT WORTH, Texas (CNN) — Teenager Ethan Couch, convicted in a 2013 fatal drunken-driving crash, has been transferred from a juvenile to an adult jail, Tarrant County, Texas, Sheriff Dee Anderson said Friday. A judge hasn’t decided if Couch, 18, will be prosecuted in adult or juvenile court for probation violation, Anderson said. A hearing on that question is scheduled for February 19. A judge decided Friday to move Couch to the adult facility, Anderson said. “The only change that […]

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