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  • Special counsel appointed in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign associates and Russian officials. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to the position in a letter obtained by CNN. Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously recused himself from any involvement in the Russia investigation due to his role as a prominent campaign adviser and surrogate. […]

  • Mother Has Warning for Parents After Daughter Chokes on Fidget Spinner Part

    HOUSTON — Fidget spinners are driving many adults crazy, but one Texas woman is warning about her daughter’s dangerous experience. The mother is sharing her experience in hopes it will serve as a warning to other parents about the choking hazards of the latest toy craze. A fidget spinner has a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun, much like a ceiling fan, to relax the user. Kelly Rose Joniec of Houston wrote […]

  • Experts Warn of Increases in Potentially Deadly Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

    NEW YORK — Summer is nearly here, and it’s bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease. Over the past decade, 75 cases have been reported in the northeastern states and the Great Lakes region, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though no one can say how many infections will occur this year, warmer […]

  • Texas Man Sues Date for Texting During ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie

    AUSTIN, TX — A Texas man is demanding a refund from his date after she texted while they were at the movies in Austin. Brandon Vezmar filed a petition at a small claims court seeking $17.31 in damages. He claims he spent that much money to take his unidentified date to a 3-D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” on May 6, he told the Austin American-Statesman. “After the movie started, defendant activated her phone at least 10-20 […]

  • 10-Year-Old Beats All Odds After Being Given 48 Hours to Live

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — On a couch, surrounded by family and friends, a then 9-year-old little girl was supposed to lose her long and brave battle to the side effects of a bone marrow transplant. “While we had dozens of people in the house, Abby found a moment of quiet one time, individually to both mom and to me, and said in a very soft voice, ‘I know I’m supposed to die, I don’t think I’m going to yet,'” Joe […]

  • ABC’s ‘Scandal’ to End After Season 7

    NEW YORK — After Season 7 of “Scandal,” Olivia Pope will have handled all she can. ABC has confirmed that the Shonda Rhimes-produced political drama will end after next season. ABC president Channing Dungey said an episode count for the final season has not been decided. The decision to end the series was made by Rhimes, and Dungey said it was a decision they “support wholeheartedly.” “I do think that audiences, especially fans and gladiators, are going to want the […]

  • President Trump Defends ‘Absolute Right’ to Share Information With Russia

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week. “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety, Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up […]

  • High school student dies after drinking too much caffeine

    RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. – Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner. Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts announced in a news conference Monday. During an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body, and lack of blood flow affects […]

  • ‘Textalyzer’ Eyed To Combat Distracted Driving in New York

    Determined not to let another parent go through what he and his wife have, Lieberman approached the mobile forensics company Cellebrite, which provides technology to law enforcement to help investigators unlock mobile devices to solve crimes. Lieberman asked Cellebrite whether there was a way it could dial its technology back, almost “dumb it down,” so officers could detect that someone was using their device while driving, but not exactly what they were doing. “Can we do this in a way […]

  • Powers Boothe, Actor in ‘Sin City,’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,’ Dies at 68

    (CNN) — Actor Powers Boothe, known for his roles in “Sin City,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” and “Deadwood,” has died at 68, his publicist, Karen Samfilippo, said. The Emmy-winning actor passed away Sunday of natural causes in his sleep at his Los Angeles home. A private service will be held in his home state of Texas, Samfilippo said. His family is also considering a memorial celebration in his honor for a future date. Boothe is well known for his villain roles […]

  • Trump Tweet Mentioning ‘Tapes’ Raises Questions About Listening Devices in the White House

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted. James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! […]

  • Homeless Veteran Looks for Way to Live Near Wife’s Nursing Home

    MORRISON, Colo. — A recently homeless man wants nothing more than to be near his beloved wife who is living in a nursing home in Morrison, Colorado. After losing his job and becoming homeless, Steve Morrow’s future is uncertain. After 34 years of marriage, the love between Morrow and his wife is as strong as ever. “I love you so much,” Morrow told his wife Janet outside the nursing home Thursday afternoon. “I love you so much, too,” Janet Morrow replied. The […]