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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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Search ramps up for the missing in Camp Fire

Search ramps up for the missing in Camp Fire

The death toll in the Camp Fire rose to 29 as authorities continue the search for hundreds of people who are unaccounted for. Read more ...

Cleveland area hospital employees warned to stay hidden due to 'potential...

Cleveland area hospital employees warned to stay hidden due to 'potential active shooter' situation

Authorities say that although no shots have been fired, it's a tense situation with a woman believed to have a gun. Read more ...

Arrests made in shocking massacre that left 8 members of Ohio family dead

Arrests made in shocking massacre that left 8 members of Ohio family dead

Four people have been arrested in connection with the 2016 massacre of an entire Ohio family. Read more ...

Police searching for missing 17-year-old girl from Mt. Lebanon

Police searching for missing 17-year-old girl from Mt. Lebanon

Police say Horrach-Rodriguez is believed to be endangered. Read more ...

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

"It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House," says the first lady's spokeswoman. Read more ...

CDC: 2 dozen more cases of rare 'polio-like' illness confirmed

CDC: 2 dozen more cases of rare 'polio-like' illness confirmed

The new cases bring the total in 2018 to 90 cases across 27 states. Read more ...

Terminally ill dog spends 2 weeks on cross-country trip of lifetime

Terminally ill dog spends 2 weeks on cross-country trip of lifetime

Mura the dog has less than a year to live, so her owner decided to make the end the best it could be. Read more ...

Cleveland-area police say hoax about woman with gun at hospital office...

Cleveland-area police say hoax about woman with gun at hospital office building led to lockdowns

Authorities now say a call about a woman entering a hospital in Medina with a gun is believed to have been a hoax. Read more ...

'Game of Thrones' season 8 finally has a premiere date

'Game of Thrones' season 8 finally has a premiere date

Winter is coming. Read more ...

Woman heard 'begging for help' after being raped in church parking lot...

Woman heard 'begging for help' after being raped in church parking lot, report says

An officer reported finding a 20-year-old woman lying on the ground with her pants pulled off and no shoes on. Read more ...