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  • Jury Duty Romance Leads to Wedding Bells

      NEW ORLEANS, La. — Most people think jury duty can be a real drag, but one couple met serving their civic duty and found love. Kris and Sarah Gerig met in 2015 while serving as jurors in a contractor fraud case, according to WGNO. “She was wearing a red jacket, so she stood out, and I thought it would be nice to end up on a jury with her,” says Kris. “I definitely liked him at first, so I suggested […]

  • New Hit-and-Run Alert System Launches in New York

    NEW YORK CITY — A new hit-and-run alert system, inspired by Amber Alerts, was fully launched in New York on Saturday. The alert system is named after Jean Paul Guerrero, a popular Latin radio host known as DJ Jinx Paul, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn in December 2016. While he was crossing the street, Guerrero was struck and killed. His driver fled the scene and was not caught until about a year later. City Council member […]

  • Austin, Texas Explosion May Have Been Triggered by Tripwire, Police Say

    AUSTIN, Tx. — An explosion that injured two men Sunday night could’ve been triggered by a tripwire, said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, after a fourth blast in the Texas city in little over two weeks. Authorities are working under the belief that the latest incident is connected to the previous three explosions in the city, Manley said. At this point, information is preliminary, he said early Monday morning, and police have yet to fully process the scene. Manley said […]

  • Facebook is again having to account for its role in 2016 election

    Facebook’s first black eye was from “fake news.” The social network’s secretive algorithm enabled hoaxes and lies to reach millions of people during the US presidential campaign in 2016. Analysts were taken aback by the scope of the problem. Facebook vowed to make changes. Then investigators found a pipeline of Russian propaganda. A so-called troll farm hijacked Facebook’s platform to sow chaos and, eventually, to try to tip the scale in Donald Trump’s direction. Lawmakers were outraged. Facebook vowed to […]

  • After Missing the Bridge Collapse by Seconds, This Officer Scaled the Rubble to Save the Injured

    Miami, FL — Sweetwater police Sgt. Jenna Mendez saw the pedestrian bridge fall onto 8th Street next to Florida International University on Thursday — but it made so little sense, she first thought a demolition crew intentionally collapsed it. “Why would they have brought the bridge down during the day?” she thought as it fell in front of her, as she was stopped at a red light just one intersection away. Then she realized cars had just been crushed. Her […]

  • ‘Clarissa Explains It All’ Is Latest 90’s Sitcom Reboot, Melissa Joan Hart Returns

    LOS ANGELES — Clarissa is about to explain it all again. Melissa Joan Hart, who starred in the hit Nickelodeon series “Clarissa Explains It All ” is reportedly starring in and executive producing a reboot of the popular 90s show. Hart will reprise her role as Clarissa Darling, a teenager who broke down the fourth wall to talk to viewers about adolescent issues like boys and family. The series ran from 1991 to 1994. Although the premise of the reboot […]

  • Dog Mistakenly Flown to Japan Reunites With Family

    WICHITA, K.S. — More than 11,000 miles and about 48 hours later, Irgo has finally arrived at his new home in Kansas. The Swindle family reunited with their beloved dog Thursday in Wichita, two days after United Airlines mistakenly sent the 10-year-old German shepherd across the world to Japan. “He instantly jumped up and was crying,” Kara Swindle told CNN affiliate KSNW of the moment when they were reunited. “When he’s super excited, he cries.” “It feels actually amazing to finally have him […]

  • UPDATE: At Least 6 Killed After Pedestrian Bridge Collapses in Miami

    MIAMI, Fl. — A pedestrian bridge suddenly collapsed onto the road below near Florida International University, crushing cars and killing at least six people Thursday. Hours after the bridge collapsed, officials said early Friday that the rescue mission is now a recovery operation. Emergency crews worked overnight in what Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zavaleta called a “very slow process” in order to preserve evidence and the safety of possible victims and rescuers, because of unstable conditions at the bridge. At least […]

  • Seven U.S. Service Members Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash

    IRAQ —  Seven U.S. service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, a U.S. military official said. There were no survivors in the crash, the official said, adding that the crew of a second helicopter flying alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the helicopter went down. Multiple U.S. defense officials told CNN the aircraft was an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, a Black Hawk variant. They said the helicopter was not on a combat […]

  • Newly Released Parkland School Shooting Surveillance Shows Resource Officer’s Response

    Parkland, FL — A video from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the afternoon of the Valentine’s Day massacre shows former school resource officer Scot Peterson responding to the shots fired, but doesn’t provide much in the way of detail. Several media organizations, including CNN, sued the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to obtain surveillance footage at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were shot and killed by a former student, in hopes of providing answers about the police […]

  • The Death of the Big Toy Store and What It Means for Consumers, Toy Makers

    NEW YORK — Looking to buy a toy for your kids? You’ll probably have to shop at a retail Goliath like Amazon, Walmart or Target. Now that Toys “R” Us is closing all its US stores as well as its stores in the UK, specialty toy retailers are pretty much extinct. KB Toys, founded in 1922, went out of business in 2009. Toys “R” Us actually bought the rights to the KB Toys brand name and its website later that […]

  • Trump Administration Announces New Russia Sanctions Over Election Meddling

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Thursday it is enacting new sanctions on Russia, including individuals indicted last month by special counsel Robert Mueller, in a sweeping new effort to punish Moscow for its attempts to interfere in the 2016 US election. The measures come a month-and-a-half after the administration missed a congressionally mandated deadline to impose the new sanctions, which led to questions over President Donald Trump’s willingness to punish Moscow for its cyber intrusion. The new measures, however […]