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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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Video shows bicyclist falling into Wisconsin drawbridge gap

Video shows bicyclist falling into Wisconsin drawbridge gap

Police said the 37-year-old woman was taken to a hospital and treated for facial injuries after being pulled out by people in the area. Read more ...

​Amazon Prime Day event starts off rocky with widespread site errors

​Amazon Prime Day event starts off rocky with widespread site errors

Several users went to the website only to find a note that read, “Sorry! Something went wrong on our end.” Read more ...

Politicians offer swift, sharp reactions to Trump's comments on Putin, election

Politicians offer swift, sharp reactions to Trump's comments on Putin, election

Many saw the news conference as an opportunity to openly agree with the U.S. intelligence officials who have determined that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Read more ...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale named AL starting pitcher for All-Star Game

Red Sox ace Chris Sale named AL starting pitcher for All-Star Game

All-Star Day is Sale Day. Read more ...

DNA Match Leads to Arrest in 1988 Rape and Murder of Indiana Girl After...

DNA Match Leads to Arrest in 1988 Rape and Murder of Indiana Girl After Decades of Taunts From Killer

A DNA match led police to arrest an Indiana man in the murder and rape of an 8-year-old girl more than 30 years ago. April Tinsley's killer spent decades taunting police... Read more ...

Federal judge pauses deportations of reunited families

Federal judge pauses deportations of reunited families

The ACLU argued that the week would be necessary for parents to have time to fully consider the decision whether to have their children deported along with them. Read more ...

Grab your tissues before you watch this law enforcement lip sync video

Grab your tissues before you watch this law enforcement lip sync video

While many police and sheriff's offices across the country have been singing and dancing in lively lip sync videos, the video just released by the sheriff's office in Wyandotte... Read more ...

Minneapolis day care owner gets probation for hanging a toddler by a noose

Minneapolis day care owner gets probation for hanging a toddler by a noose

Forty-three-year-old Nataliia Karia was sentenced Monday after earlier pleading guilty to attempted murder and third-degree assault. Read more ...

Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists

Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists

A basketball-sized lava bomb slammed through the roof of a tour boat near an active fissure of the Hawaiian volcano early Monday morning, showering the vessel with debris... Read more ...

No arraignment yet for man accused in shooting of officer, woman

No arraignment yet for man accused in shooting of officer, woman

A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent woman will not be arraigned as expected Monday on murder charges. Read more ...