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  • Bill Cosby entered a Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for his first pretrial hearing related to assault charges.

    Bill Cosby to Stand Trial for Assault Charges

    NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania — More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial. A Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence during a hearing Tuesday to proceed with a criminal trial. Cosby’s next court date will be July 20; it’s not clear when his trial will start. Cosby faces three counts of felony indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University. She was the first of […]

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    Listeria Concerns Prompt Sunflower-Seed Product Recalls

    Products containing sunflower seeds from a Minnesota-based company are under a voluntary recall in at least 24 states. The recall stems from concerns about possible listeria contamination, though no illnesses have been directly linked to the products. Certain products made by Planters, Sunrich Naturals, and Papa John’s Salads and Produce are included in the recall. The potentially-affected sunflower seeds were produced by SunOpta. The recall affects Planters and Sunrich Naturals sunflower kernels made between the dates of February 1 and […]

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    Dying Vietnam Veteran Says Goodbye to His Beloved Horses

    Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzales may not have much time left, so he chose to spend some of his precious final moments with two of his beloved friends: His horses Ringo and Sugar. The three shared an emotional reunion outside a Texas VA hospital over the weekend. Despite his paralysis, Gonzales has made a living out of his passion for horses and is one of the only registered horse trainers in Texas who is disabled, his wife said. “Horses are his […]

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    Chewbacca Masks and Laughing Babies: How Viral Videos Are Good for Your Health

    More than 100 million people have watched a woman crack up in a Chewbacca mask. In her car! Just hanging out outside of a Kohl’s! It is the most simple thing ever, yet it’s snowballed into Facebook Live’s most-watched video ever . Despite how ridiculous it seems, Candance Payne’s legendary debut is not an indictment of our culture of social virality. Rather, it’s a profoundly simple reminder of what, deep in our hearts, we already know: joy is contagious. Laughter […]

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    Baltimore Cop Cleared in Freddie Gray Death

    BALTIMORE —  Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty of all charges for his part in the events leading to the death of Freddie Gray. Judge Barry Williams announced his decision Monday after a bench trial. Nero was charged with second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. When a Baltimore judge on Monday decides the fate of one of six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case, a city that seethed with […]

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    Vet Intern Solves Mystery, Saves Paralyzed Dog’s Life Moments Before He Was to Be Euthanized

    Portland, Oregon — It was a close call for one dog in Oregon, whose owners thought they had to euthanize him until an attentive intern spotted something very small that saved his life. KPTV reports that the Fate family took their beloved dog, Ollie, to the veterinarian when he suddenly became paralyzed. After a thorough check and no answers, the family had to make a tough decision. “They finally decided they had reached their limit, and it was time to help […]

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    Shooting Near White House Prompts Lockdown

    WASHINGTON — Secret Service officers on Friday shot a man near a security checkpoint close to the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon, a law enforcement source said. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and taken into custody, according to two sources familiar with the incident. Witness told investigators they saw the suspect approaching officers with a gun in his hand, a law enforcement official told CNN. The suspect apparently refused to drop the gun and was […]

  • Donald Trump on Friday told the National Rifle Association that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms, moments after the gun group endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee at its annual meeting here.

    Trump Thanks NRA for Endorsement, Vows to ‘Cherish’ 2nd Amendment

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Donald Trump on Friday told the National Rifle Association that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms, moments after the gun group endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee at its annual meeting here. Calling the endorsement a “fantastic honor,” Trump dove right into attacking Clinton, saying the Democratic presidential front-runner “wants to abolish the Second Amendment.” “We’re not going to let that happen,” Trump said. “We’re going to preserve it, we’re going to cherish it.” […]

  • John Berry, the founding member of the Beastie Boys and the person who came up with the groundbreaking hip hop group's name, has died. He was 52. Pictured here are the Beastie Boys' Polly Wog Stew EP from 1982, with John Berry, second right, in the lineup.

    Beastie Boys Founding Member John Berry Dies at 52

    John Berry, the founding member of the Beastie Boys and the person who came up with the groundbreaking hip hop group’s name, has died. He was 52. Berry died Thursday morning at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts. He suffered from frontotemporal dementia and his health had been failing for several years, his father, John Berry III, said. Frontotemporal dementia shrinks brain tissues and leads to changes in personality and behavior, and difficulties with language. “It’s nice to see the outpouring […]

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    EgyptAir Flight 804: Seats, Suitcases and Remains Found

    Update There were smoke alerts aboard EgyptAir Flight 804 in the minutes before it crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, flight data filed through the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) show. CNN obtained the data through a screen grab from an Egyptian source. The time stamps match the approximate time the aircraft went missing. ACARS is a data link for sending messages between planes and ground facilities. Original Story Some seats and aircraft parts. Personal belongings, including […]

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    State Trooper Pulls Trapped Infant From Car After Fiery Crash

    Granville, Ohio – An Ohio state trooper is being called a hero after pulling a trapped 4-month-old boy from a car after a fiery crash that was caught on his dash cam. The video shows Trooper Sean Eitel following a motorist who was driving erratically on a road in Granville Tuesday night. The car is seen swerving all over the road and hitting two utility poles before it overturns and bursts into flames. As rescuers pulled the driver out of the car […]

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    ‘World’s Most Instagrammed Coffee’ Is Served in an Ice Cream Cone

    Is this the world’s most Instagrammed coffee? That’s the claim made by Dayne Levinrad, the barista behind the Coffee In a Cone craze sweeping South Africa. Since launching in January, nearly 1 million images with the #coffeeinacone hashtag have been liked on the picture-sharing social media site. But while the idea is simple — serve coffee in an ice cream cone lined with chocolate — Levinrad says the science behind his creation is not. The holy trinity? When Johannesburg-born Levinrad […]

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