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    This Is America on Drugs: A Visual Guide

    PENNSYLVANIA — In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses. CNN reached out to every state for the latest statistics on drug deaths, with half providing data from 2015. It found that drugs deaths continue to rise rapidly in many states. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  in 2015 Pennsylvania ranked fourth in reported overdose deaths per 100,000 people.  Pennsylvania also tied Massachusetts with the greatest percentage increase […]

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    Video Shows Woman Exchanging Gunfire With Burglars During Home Invasion

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia — Startling security video shows a woman shooting at three men during a home burglary in Georgia. One suspect died, and police are still looking for the other two suspects. The video shows the men break through the door to the home with their guns drawn. The woman then rushed from her bedroom and started firing her gun. She exchanged gunfire with the suspects, and the video shows drywall debris clouding the home. One man rushed through a […]

  • Tulsa Police Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting

    TULSA — Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday. Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after his SUV broke down last week. Attorneys for the family of Terence Crutcher say they are “happy charges have been brought” against officer Shelby and that they will be seeking a “vigorous prosecution.” The attorneys also expressed gratitude toward the Tulsa Police Department. “Today, we are thankful to […]

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    Yahoo Confirms 500 Million Accounts Stolen

    NEW YORK — Yahoo confirmed on Thursday data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever. The company said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of a government. The breach is said to have occurred in late 2014. “The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast […]

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    Beware of This New Obamacare Email Scam

    NEW YORK — If you’ve received an email out of the blue from the IRS, it’s almost certainly a scam. The IRS on Thursday warned of the latest variety: emails that fraudulently request tax filers to send an Obamacare-related payment. Here’s what to watch out for: The first red flag is that you got an email. It’s important to remember that the IRS will never initiate contact with you by email or by phone or through social media. This particular […]

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    Wife in Real-Life ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Couple Dies Five Days After Husband Passed Away

    FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – Katie Prager, the wife in the real “Fault in Our Stars” couple, died Thursday after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years old. “Early this morning, she gained her wish of being at home, in her bed, surrounded by her mom, dad, brother and her dogs, dying peacefully, away from the hospital, tubes, IVs,” her mother, Debra Donovan, posted on Facebook. “The days to follow will not be easy but I find […]

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    Police: Mint Worker Smuggled $180K Worth of Gold ‘Where the Sun Don’t Shine’

    An employee at the Royal Canadian Mint is accused of smuggling $180K worth of gold in his rectum. There is absolutely nothing funny about that. Stop it. Stop making jokes in your head. Lester Lawrence is accused of transporting several cookie-sized gold pieces (important to note, if you are wondering about the physical logistics) called “pucks” out of the Mint and selling them to a gold buyer. His dealings allegedly netted him almost $180K over the course of a few […]

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    Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt

    One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, a source familiar with the filing confirmed to CNN. Already there is speculation that a tabloid-friendly, child-unfriendly custody battle may ensue over their six children. But a source close to them asserted that both sides want a cordial breakup. “Other than the fame of the people involved, this is like so many other divorces,” the source said. The divorce filing may tell […]

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    NY, NJ Bombings: After Suspect’s Capture, a Search for Clues Into His Past

    Elizabeth, NJ — Ahmad Rahami’s father says he called the FBI two years ago when his son was acting violently. That call adds to the mystery surrounding Rahami, the man who has been “directly linked” to Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey. The 28-year-old made lengthy trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He had a wife. She was pregnant. And Rahami spent time in jail following a family dispute. Why the FBI interviewed Rahami’s father in 2014 The FBI interviewed […]

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    Tulsa Police Release Video of Officer Shooting Unarmed Man Whose Car Had Broken Down

    TULSA, Okla. – On August 16, Oklahoma twins Terence and Tiffany Crutcher celebrated their 40th birthday. Terence, a God-loving father who sang at church every week, had enrolled at a community college in Tulsa where he hoped to earn a degree. “I’m going to show you,” Terence recently texted his sister. “I’m going to make you all proud.” He never was able to follow through on that promise. On the night of September 16, exactly one month later, Crutcher’s SUV […]

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    Terror Bomb Suspect Arrested in New Jersey Following Police Shooting

    LINDEN, N.J. — After bombings in New York and New Jersey, investigators say they want to talk with one man: Ahmad Khan Rahami. Soon, they could have the chance. Police captured Rahami after a shootout with the bombing suspect in Linden, New Jersey, on Monday morning. His dramatic arrest came just hours after officials plastered his photo on a wanted poster, saying Rahami was wanted for questioning in connection with Saturday’s blast that injured 29 people in New York City and […]

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    Five People Taken into Custody in Connection with NYC Bombing: Sources

    NEW YORK — Five people have reportedly been taken into custody in connection with the explosion in New York City Saturday night. Sources tell ABC News the five were taken into custody Sunday night after a traffic stop on the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island. The explosion happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. 29 people were hurt in the explosion. Of those, 26 people were taken to a hospital. By Sunday […]