Here’s how a government shutdown could affect you
Jan19

Here’s how a government shutdown could affect you

Willard/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — So the government shut down at 12:01 a.m. EST on Saturday after lawmakers unsuccessfully brokered a plan to continue government funding into next week. But how will various branches and agencies of the federal g…

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Captive siblings not so different from prisoners of war, have a tight bond, hospital staff says
Jan19

Captive siblings not so different from prisoners of war, have a tight bond, hospital staff says

Creatas/iStock/Thinkstock(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) — The California siblings allegedly held captive and tortured by their parents have a bond “with each other that’s very natural for people who are cut off from the outside world,” one doctor treating them t…

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DOJ files intent to retry corruption case against NJ Senator Bob Menendez
Jan19

DOJ files intent to retry corruption case against NJ Senator Bob Menendez

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — The Department of Justice on Friday filed a motion of intent to retry the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., after the first trial ended in a hung jury last November.According to documents…

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Baltimore police looking for suspects caught on video beating, burning cat
Jan19

Baltimore police looking for suspects caught on video beating, burning cat

SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore police are asking for help identifying five suspects caught on surveillance video beating a cat with a cinderblock and setting it on fire in mid-December.Animal Control was called to the scene, …

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Man saved from sticky situation after fermenting molasses apparently knocks him out cold
Jan19

Man saved from sticky situation after fermenting molasses apparently knocks him out cold

alpaksoy/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Houston firefighters came to the rescue of a man who lost consciousness on a cargo ship after apparently succumbing to the gases released from fermenting molasses, authorities said.The worker was 75 feet deep in t…

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