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    Robin Williams Suffered From Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Reveals in Statement

    Robin Williams was struggling with early stages of Parkinson’s Disease when he died, his wife Susan Schneider reveled in a statement Thursday. “Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid. Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of […]

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    Comedian Robin Williams Dead at 63

    (CNN) — Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63. “He has been battling severe depression of late,” his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” Coroner investigators suspect “the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,” according to a statement from […]

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    NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hits, kills driver at dirt-track race in New York

    (CNN) — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday. Kevin Ward Jr., 20, died from injuries suffered in the incident, which occurred Saturday night at the Empire Super Sprints series event at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. The track is about a two-hour drive from Watkins Glen International race track, where Stewart had been scheduled to race in a NASCAR event […]

  • CNN iReporter Jim Denny captured the Perseid meteor shower as it streaked through the sky on Sunday August 11, 2013

    Supermoon, Perseid Meteor Shower Combine For Spectacular Show in the Sky

    (CNN) — The second installment of this summer’s season of supermoons is happening Sunday. Stargazers who missed the July 12 supermoon will have another chance to see the bright lunar phenomenon from all around the world. The full moons of this summer, which fall on July 12, August 10 and September 9, are all supermoons, according to NASA. The supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full on the same days as its perigee, which is the point in the moon’s […]

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    Last Crewman of U.S. Plane that Dropped First Atomic Bomb Is Dead at 93

    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk was 93. Van Kirk was a native of Northumberland. He most recently visited his hometown in September 2012 where he signed copies of his book, “My True Course: Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima.” Nearly 69 years ago, Van Kirk navigated a U.S. B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan, on a sunny August day. Once over its […]

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    Fruit Recall Affects Walmart, Sam’s Club, Wegmans, Costco, Trader Joe’s Stores

    If you’ve picked up fruit at Walmart, Costco or Trader Joe’s stores recently, keep reading. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Costco, Trader Joe’s, and the Walmart Corp. — which operates Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites. The recall is nationwide, […]

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    Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down In Ukraine

    (CNN) — A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with Flight 17 and that the plane’s last known position was over Ukrainian airspace, the airline said on Twitter. The aircraft was “shot down” over Ukraine by “terrorists” operating a Buk surface-to-air missile system, according to the Facebook page of Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. There were 280 passengers killed as well as […]

  • Casey Anthony, with her attorney Jose Baez, approaches the podium to hear Judge Belvin Perry confirm that she is not guilty of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Fla. on July 5, 2011. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)

    Casey Anthony: Her Life Three Years After Verdict

    (CNN) — It was three years ago that people across the nation and around the world held their breath. After a two-month trial, the jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial announced they had arrived at a verdict. Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter. The nation was first introduced to Casey Anthony in July 2008. The country fell in love with her […]

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    Vet Fires Back Over ‘No Ice Water for Dogs’ Facebook Post

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (FOX17)— It’s an article that’s going viral across the web and terrifying pet owners. The blog post, NO ICE WATER FOR DOGS… PLEASE READ ASAP, discusses one dog’s near deadly encounter. You’ve probably had the story show up in your Facebook timeline or an email from a friend, so FOX 17 talked to a local vet to see how true the post really is. “On the internet circulating right now is a story that seems very legitimate […]

  • This framegrab shows a twin tornado near Wakefield, Nebraska, on Monday, June 16, 2014.                                (Credit: StormChasingVideo.com )

    Rare “Double Tornado” Hits Nebraska Towns; At Least One Dead

    Nebraska was pummeled by a round of dangerous severe weather Monday with one fatality reported and the governor’s office saying at least four towns had been hit hard. Damage was reported in Pilger, Wisner, Stanton and Pender, all in northeast Nebraska. The city of Pilger was closed to all but emergency personnel, according to the state’s emergency management agency. Sightings of a rare “double tornado” are also being reported, according to CNN meteorologist Chad Meyers. Sanford Goshorn, the Stanton County, […]

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    An Iowa Teacher’s Invention Could Save Your Child’s Life

    Muscatine, Iowa (WQAD) — It’s the last thing a teacher wants to have to think about: what to do in case a shooter is in the building. Mass shootings in the past year like Sandy Hook, and the one at an Oregon high school on Tuesday, have led a few Muscatine middle school teachers to take action, and invent a device that will protect their classrooms. “The Sleeve” is a 12-gauge carbon steel case that fits around the door’s closer […]

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    Student Killed, Gunman Dead At Oregon School

    TROUTDALE, OREGON — One student was killed at the hands of a shooter at a high school near Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday morning, police agencies said. The suspected shooter is also dead, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said. It was not immediately clear how the shooter died. There was only one shooter involved in the incident, police said. About an hour after the shooting, Oregon State Police said the area was secure and the situation was contained. The shooting happened […]

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