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  • Fighter Pilots Love to Fly ‘Star Wars Canyon’ and You Can Watch

    Tucked in the western edge of Death Valley National Park, Rainbow Canyon — or Star Wars Canyon, as some call it — is an aviation geek mecca. Known as the Jedi Transition to the military, the canyon — which was carved by an ancient lava flow — sits in the vicinity of China Lake Naval Weapons Station and Edwards Air Force Base, deep in the California desert. The area has been used for low altitude flight training since World War […]

  • Couple Donates $100,000 to Goodwill … by Accident

    A couple in Ohio accidentally dropped off a duffel bag containing almost $100,000 at an Ohio Goodwill. Thanks to a couple of honest employees, they got back every dime. The employees at the Zanesville, Ohio, Goodwill were going through donations last week when they came across a duffel bag. Inside the bag was $97,004, a living will and marriage certificate. At first they thought the cash was fake, employee Kelsey Croy told CNN. “It was so much cash they figured […]

  • Dad Hears Daughter’s Heart in Recipient’s Body on Father’s Day

    Baton Rouge, LA — It was a Father’s Day gift you can’t buy in a store – or online. A touching gesture of compassion between strangers. The dad lost his daughter less than half a year ago. She was an organ donor. On Sunday he listened to the sound of his little girl’s heart beating, inside the chest of the patient whose life she saved. Bill Conner, donor dad: “It’s only 2,600 miles, one day at a time,” says organ donor […]

  • Woman Sues Casino After Being Offered Steak Dinner Instead of $43 Million Jackpot

    Queens, NY — A woman who was told by a slot machine that she’d won 43-million dollars – but didn’t – is now suing the casino. Katrina Bookman gained national attention last year when a “Sphinx Slot Machine” at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, made it look like she’d won the biggest slots jackpot in US history. But instead of being given the prize, a casino worker told her it was a mistake and offered her a free […]

  • Former North Korea Detainee Otto Warmbier Has Died

    CINCINNATI — Otto Warmbier, the American college student who spent 17 months in detention in North Korea, died Monday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio, his family said in a statement. “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m.,” the statement said. The 22-year-old returned to the United States last week. Warmbier did not talk, move in any purposeful way, or respond […]

  • Finsbury Park Attack: Police Treating London Mosque Assault as Terrorism

    LONDON  — A man died and at least eight people were injured after a van was rammed into a crowd of worshippers near a mosque in north London, in what police are treating as a terrorist attack. Eyewitnesses reported chaotic scenes as the incident unfolded just after midnight when worshippers had just finished evening Ramadan prayers. A 48-year-old man was wrestled to the ground by members of the public and then arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, […]

  • Trump Unveils New Restrictions on Travel, Business With Cuba

    MIAMI — President Donald Trump slammed former President Barack Obama’s dealings with the communist regime in Cuba on Friday in Miami, charting his own course of more confrontational relations with the Castro-led government. The speech, which came as the President signed a directive outlining his posture toward Cuba, is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to chip away at Obama’s legacy. Obama spent the last two years of his presidency looking to warm relations with Cuba, including a trip […]

  • Woman Who Sent Texts Urging Boyfriend’s Suicide Found Guilty of Manslaughter

    In a case that hinged largely on a teenage couple’s intimate text messages, Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, who poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck, a Massachusetts judge ruled. Carter’s own words — preserved in hundreds of text messages presented as evidence over six days of testimony — helped seal her conviction in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge […]

  • ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Killed, Russia Claims

    MOSCOW — Russia’s Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group’s de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to a ministry statement. “According to information that is being verified through various channels, the leader of ISIS … Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was also […]

  • Los Angeles Lights Bat-Signal for Adam West

    LOS ANGELES — Holy Bright Knight! The late actor Adam West was honored by Los Angeles with a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal from City Hall. West died Friday of leukemia. He was 88. The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles […]

  • Daredevil Hangs by Her Teeth Over Niagara Falls, Shatters New Record

    NIAGARA FALLS — It’s the type of record-breaking stunt that gives new meaning to the term “by the skin of her teeth.” Daredevil acrobat Erendira Wallenda set a new world record Thursday when she hung by her teeth from a helicopter some 300-feet above Niagara Falls. The precarious stunt was made to look graceful by Wallenda, who used an iron mouthpiece attached to a hoop for support in accordance with New York state law. She remained in the air over […]

  • Missing Sailor Found Safely Aboard USS Shiloh After 7 Day Search

    WASHINGTON — A US Navy sailor who was thought to have gone overboard seven days ago and was presumed dead has been found alive aboard the ship that reported him missing, the Navy announced Thursday. Petty Officer Peter Mims, a gas turbine systems technician on the USS Shiloah Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, vanished on June 8 while the Shiloh was conducting routine operations 180 miles east of Okinawa, Japan as part of the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group. Rescue […]