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  • A heartbreaking video has surfaced on social media showing the moment Brazilian soccer player Tiago da Rocha Vieira Alves found out he was going to be a father, a week before he died in Tuesday's plane crash in Colombia.

    Brazilian Soccer Player Learned He Was Going to Be a Father Week Before Dying in Plane Crash

    A heartbreaking video has surfaced on social media showing the moment Brazilian soccer player Tiago da Rocha Vieira Alves found out he was going to be a father, a week before he died in Tuesday’s plane crash in Colombia. The clip captures several Chapecoense teammates delivering the news to the player, also known as “Tiaguinho”, last Wednesday. The video shows him embracing his fellow players and celebrating, later rocking his arms back and forth as if cradling a baby. Tiaguinho […]

  • An airplane with 81 people on board, including players from a Brazilian football team, has crashed in Colombia, the country's aviation authorities said.

    76 Confirmed Dead in Colombian Plane Crash

    UPDATE: Authorities say they’ve found a sixth survivor of a plane crash in Colombia. The man was found under the fuselage, according to Mauricio Parodi, a local disaster official. NEAR MEDELLIN, Colombia — Seventy-six people are confirmed dead following a plane crash outside Medellin, Colombia. A charter plane carrying 72 passengers — including players from Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense — and nine crew members crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, according to the country’s civil aviation department. The plane declared an emergency between […]

  • An active shooter has been reported on the Ohio State University campus, according to the university's Department of Public Safety website. People are urged to shelter in place and avoid the area

    Ohio State University: Suspect killed, several people hospitalized after campus attack

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The suspect in the Ohio State University attack rammed his car into a group of pedestrians before using a butcher knife to cut several people, OSU officials said. At least nine people were hospitalized, including one in critical condition. “Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated,” OSU said. Student Jacob Bower, 20, said he saw the attacker outside between the Koffolt Laboratories and Watts Hall. “He pulled a […]

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    Clinton Campaign to Join Efforts for Recounts in Several Key States

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin. But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the campaign’s counsel, said the campaign’s own investigation has not uncovered any evidence of hacking of voting systems. In the campaign’s most detailed comments to date on the recount, Elias wrote […]

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    Fidel Castro, Cuba’s longtime revolutionary leader, dies at 90

    Fidel Castro, the Cuban despot who famously proclaimed after his arrest in a failed coup attempt that history would absolve him, has died aged 90, Cuban state media reports. At the end, an elderly and infirm Castro was a whisper of the Marxist firebrand whose iron will and passionate determination bent the arc of destiny “There are few individuals in the 20th century who had a more profound impact on a single country than Fidel Castro had in Cuba,” Robert […]

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    Dylann Roof, Accused SC Church Shooter, Competent to Stand Trial

    Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday. In his order, U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel said he was sealing a document detailing the factual reasons behind his finding. Public disclosure could put Roof’s right to a fair trial in jeopardy, he said. Roof is accused of killing nine people at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015. The judge halted jury selection in the case earlier this […]

  • Wanda Dench accidentally invited a stranger to her Thanksgiving dinner via text message -- and remained true to her promise of hosting him. Jamal Hinton joined Dench and her family for dinner.

    Grandma who Promised to Feed Stranger Via Wrong Text Keeps Promise

    MESA, A.Z. — The Mesa, Arizona grandmother who accidentally invited a stranger to her Thanksgiving dinner via text message remained true to her promise of hosting him. On Thursday, that stranger showed up and ate turkey, potatoes, stuffing, some pie, you name it. How the two met Initially, Wanda Dench wanted to invite her actual grandson for dinner via text. But she accidentally sent the message to 17-year-old Jamal Hinton instead. Hinton was in class at Desert Vista High School. […]

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    Amazon Unveils Cyber Monday Deals

    NEW YORK — Black Friday sales are still going on, but Amazon has unveiled some of its deals for Cyber Monday. The online retailer will roll out more than 75,000 sales starting Monday and throughout the week on a variety of products, including toys, electronics, video games and books. While electronics tend to be big sellers on Cyber Monday, Amazon said that so far this holiday season, the “most-watched deal” has been the Mermaid Tail Blanket. Related: America shops: Black […]

  • She was one of America's moms, a television mother many people grew up watching. Florence Henderson died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82.

    Florence Henderson, TV’s Carol Brady, Dies at 82

    She was one of America’s moms, a television icon that endured through generations. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82. Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said. Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. Henderson had also had made some TV and movie […]

  • President Barack Obama dished out some final Thanksgiving puns Wednesday as he performed the ceremonial White House task of pardoning turkeys.

    ‘Yes, we cran’: Obama Pardons Turkeys for Last Time as POTUS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama dished out some final Thanksgiving puns Wednesday as he performed the ceremonial White House task of pardoning turkeys. Obama was joined at the Rose Garden ceremony by his two young nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, as opposed to his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, whom, he said, “just couldn’t take my jokes anymore — they were fed up.” He then spoke about turning from “polls to poultry” in carrying out the tradition. This year, […]

  • The USS Zumwalt, the Navy's biggest and most expensive destroyer ever built, heads out into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, December 7. The ship is out to sea for the first time to undergo sea trials. Photo credit: CNN

    New Cutting-edge $4 Billion Navy Destroyer Malfunctions in Panama Canal

    WASHINGTON — Just weeks after its debut, the Navy’s most technologically advanced destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, has been put out of action due to engineering problems that occurred while it was crossing the Panama Canal. “The timeline for repairs is being determined now,” US Navy Cmdr. Ryan Perry said in a statement to CNN. Perry noted that the commander of the US Third Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, directed the ship to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to […]

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    Mom Says Tennessee School Bus Driver Asked Kids if They Were ‘Ready to Die’, Report Says

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A mother told reporters that a Chattanooga school bus driver asked the kids onboard if they were “ready to die” prior to the crash that killed at least five children and left six others hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Tennessee Monday. Woodmore Elementary School bus driver Johnthony Walker has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher. The mother, who had three children on the […]