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Caught on camera: Mom found with heroin after dozing off in drive-thru with toddler

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Investigators said they found a glass pipe with residue and a straw with white powder residue touching her 2-year-old daughter's pacifier.
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Mom charged with murder in 2016 death of 4-year-old

Mom charged with murder in 2016 death of 4-year-old

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The mother of a four-year-old boy found dead and burned in an Englewood basement nearly two years ago has been charged with murder. The first-degree murder charged filed this week against Alyssa Garcia, 29, adds to prior charges including concealment of death filed in August 2016, when Manuel “Manny”...
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N.L. confronts its archaic coat of arms depicting ‘noble savage'

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Another archaic symbol of Canada's colonial past is under the microscope.
The Newfoundland and Labrador government confirmed this week it plans to redesign the province's 400-year-old coat of arms, which depicts two Indigenous warriors holding a red shield.
At first glance, the stoic Beothuk figures seem innocent enough. But the official description of the pair, written in 1637, calls them “savages,” a term that has prompted the province's Indigenous Peoples Commission to call for changes in the name of reconciliation.
“It's not really appropriate,” says commission president Stephen...
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2 charged with murder in 2017 Humboldt Park shooting

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Two men have now been charged with murder over the July 2017 shooting death of a 29-year-old man in the West Side's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Javon Almond, 20, and Ronnie Burnett, 23, have each been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Derrick Murray. About 12:20 p.m. July 17, Murray...
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Young Americans are waking up to their grim financial future

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Lately I've been losing track of how old everyone is. Friends, co-workers and family members are resisting middle age with vigorous exercise, careful diets and regular doctor visits. Even when 50-year-olds look like they're 50, they often dress or party as if they're still in their 20s. Our capacity...
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Dog shot 3 times in the face survives - now ‘Hope' has a new home

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FORT SMITH, Ark. - A 4-year-old mixed-breed dog named Hope was found tied to a tree in Arkansas in late March, bleeding from three bullet wounds.
"We found that she was shot three times in the face, so she had to get some emergency vet care," said Amber Neal, Hope Humane Society director.
Hope was taken to the Hope Humane Society in Fort Smith where Neal took her in while she healed. Scars on her face remain where the bullets entered. Hope will have to receive check-ups and possible work on her jaw and teeth in the future, but her health is back to normal.
"She's one amazing dog and she...
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Detained in Seattle, mom fears for son held in Kingston center

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SEATTLE - The call came at mealtime - an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life.
So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad in El Salvador and headed for the United States.
Two months later, she sits in a federal prison south of Seattle. The boy, Abel Alexander, is in custody at a children's home across the country in Kingston. She has no idea when she might see him again.
"I still haven't been able to talk to him," Orantes told The Associated Press in Spanish as she wept through a telephone...
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911 calls reveal neighbors reviving 5-year-old boy shocked in Richmond pond

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Never heard before 911 calls reveal frantic neighbors trying to revive boy who was shocked in a Fort Bend County pond.
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The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husband

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Khartoum, Sudan - Amal is 11 years old and seeking a divorce.
The young Sudanese girl was in elementary school when a 38-year-old man asked for her hand in marriage.
Her father accepted the proposal, and Amal was immediately wed.
In Sudan, child marriage has been woven into the fabric of the country's culture, driven by tradition and poverty. More than a third of girls there are married before their 18th birthday, according to a 2017 UNICEF report , and 12 percent are wed before they reach 15. Under the country's 1991 Personal Status Law of Muslims, children can marry when they...
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Driver crashes through glass at a dealership while trying new vehicle, video...

Driver crashes through glass at a dealership while trying new vehicle, video shows

A cringeworthy video shows a driver crashing through glass at a dealership and off an upper level. Read more ...

'Totally changed our whole lives': US family adopts 2 girls from China

'Totally changed our whole lives': US family adopts 2 girls from China

A family that adopted two girls from China, including one who couldn't walk or talk in English, has found some plans can change for the best. Read more ...

Officer says he followed ‘the trail of soda' to catch man who stole...

Officer says he followed ‘the trail of soda' to catch man who stole 18-wheeler Pepsi truck

Police said it wasn't difficult to track down the 45-year-old suspect. Read more ...

Police: 2 arrested after missing 16-year-old girl found 'nude and...

Police: 2 arrested after missing 16-year-old girl found 'nude and incoherent' in apartment

The investigation began when the girl went missing and her family received threatening text messages about the child's whereabouts. Read more ...

Customs discovers $13 million worth of meth hidden in frozen fruit

Customs discovers $13 million worth of meth hidden in frozen fruit

Port director David Gonzalez called intercepting the drug-infested fruit an "outstanding interception." Read more ...

Cops: Man tied sweater around fiancee's face, beat her to death with bat...

Cops: Man tied sweater around fiancee's face, beat her to death with bat before burning body

The man texted his mistress, “You got a mess to clean up,” after the brutal killing, investigators said. Read more ...

California legislation aims to reduce consumption of sugary drinks

California legislation aims to reduce consumption of sugary drinks

Sugary drinks will once again be the focus of new legislation aimed at reducing their consumption, according to a joint news release from the California Dental Association and... Read more ...

Meghan Markle makes surprise visit to NYC for girls' trip, baby shower

Meghan Markle makes surprise visit to NYC for girls' trip, baby shower

The Duchess of Sussex returns to New York City for the first time since her wedding for a few days of rest, shopping and good food with some of her closest friends. Read more ...

'Lava waterfall' reappears at Yosemite National Park

'Lava waterfall' reappears at Yosemite National Park

Photographers in Yosemite National Park encountered the natural phenomenon known as "firefall" where lava appears to be flowing over a cliff at sunset. Read more ...

Second teen accused in shooting that left Oak Hill father paralyzed turns...

Second teen accused in shooting that left Oak Hill father paralyzed turns self in

A 15-year-old boy who is one of two teenagers accused of shooting a man in the neck after being asked to leave a party in Oak Hill has turned himself in. Read more ...