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  • Teen shot in the head was covered with a sheet – but he wasn’t dead

    CHICAGO — A Chicago teenager who had been shot in the head multiple times was presumed dead and covered with a sheet by paramedics before onlookers noticed he was still moving, police and fire officials said Tuesday. Erin, a 17-year-old who had just graduated from high school, was shot in the head on Chicago’s West Side early Monday and responding paramedics apparently believed he had suffered fatal head wounds, police officials said. They covered his body in a sheet and […]

  • Video shows man punting cat on football field

    Kansas City, MO (KCTV) — City officials are investigating a video that appears to show a man gleefully punting a cat on a Kansas City high school football field. The video was obtained through social media by the principal at Center High School who then brought it to the city’s attention. John Baccala, a spokesman for Kansas City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, said the city sent an animal health officer to the scene but were unable to find the […]

  • US leaving UN Human Rights Council — ‘a cesspool of political bias’

    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable. The move, which the Trump administration has threatened for months, came down one day after the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as “unconscionable.” Speaking from […]

  • US leaving UN Human Rights Council

    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable. The move, which the Trump administration has threatened for months, came down one day after the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as “unconscionable.” Speaking from […]

  • Trump ramps up rhetoric: Dems want ‘illegal immigrants’ to ‘infest our country’

    President Donald Trump amplified his heated immigration rhetoric on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of wanting “illegal immigrants … to pour into and infest our country,” language evoking images of pests, not human beings. “Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!” he wrote. The President’s Twitter […]

  • Republicans craft bill to keep detained families together

    House Republican negotiators are inching closer to finding a way to keep parents and families together when they are detained at the border in a bigger bill they hope will get a vote this week as public and political pressure to change the current practice hits a fever pitch. The broad piece of legislation would also fund President Donald Trump’s border wall and give recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a path to citizenship. The GOP lawmakers […]

  • Animals are better at predicting World Cup matches than you. (Well, some of them are)

    (CNN) – Everything is falling into place. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down a ban on sports betting. Last week, the World Cup began. And, most importantly, the animals are coming out to play. Since Paul the Octopus won the hearts of soccer fans around the globe eight years ago, fortune-telling animals have been tasked with predicting World Cup winners. This year’s furry favorite is Achilles the deaf cat. Let’s see how he fares against past prognosticators. Paul the Octopus Overall success […]

  • ‘Alexa, order me room service.’ Amazon’s voice assistant checks in to Marriott hotels

    (CNN Money) – Next time you check in to a Marriott hotel, you might find an unexpected guest in your room: Alexa. Amazon announced Tuesday a partnership with the hotel company to add Amazon Echo smart speakers into a select number of rooms. Guests can use the Alexa-enabled device to order room service, turn on the lights, set alarms, notify housekeeping, ask for hotel information, call the front desk, play music and other typical Alexa functions. In a promo video […]

  • Shipping mix-up means 2 special children get needed wheelchairs

    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – Six months older, and a little bit bigger, Parker Canter is once again cruising around in a blue ‘ZipZac,’ a special wheelchair made just for kids. “He was so excited to be back in it,” said his mom Randa Canter. For a while, he had to go without. His old one went missing last fall after being sent off for repairs. His mom worried it had been stolen. They only recently learned what happened. The day it […]

  • Rapper Jimmy Wopo killed in drive-by shooting

    Rapper Jimmy Wopo was killed Monday in the Pittsburgh neighborhood he helped make famous. He was 21. Police found Wopo and another man shot inside a car shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood. Both men were transported to a local hospital where the rapper later died. Police said the other victim, who was not identified in a press release, was transported in stable condition. Wopo died the same day fellow young rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down […]

  • Man suspected of starting 30 fires arrested

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) – Police in New Haven believe they arrested a serial arsonist. They said 72-year-old Robert DiNuzzo was responsible for 30 trash can fires in a 16 acre area centered at the New Haven green. They’ve been investigating these fires since April. On May 30, one such fire near the New Haven Public Library was extinguished by firefighters around midnight. Investigators noticed surveillance cameras aimed at the area. A security guard recognized DiNuzzo in the footage from […]

  • Louisiana state police rescue 25 illegal immigrants from human trafficking operation

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (WGNO) – Louisiana State Police Troopers detained 25 illegal immigrants, including two children, after interrupting a human trafficking operation on I-10. A Trooper pulled over an SUV that had that had committed a traffic violation on I-10 West between Sulphur and Westlake on June 14. Soon after, another Trooper pulled over another SUV nearby for a separate traffic violation. Inside the two vehicles, Troopers found 25 illegal immigrants, including two juveniles, according to Louisiana State Police spokesman […]