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  • A statue of Jesus Christ was beheaded twice in two weeks at an Indianapolis church. (Credit: CNN)

    Statue of Jesus Christ at Indiana Church Beheaded Twice in 2 Weeks

    A statue of Jesus outside an Indiana church was defaced twice in the past two weeks and once on a Sunday. The Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship in Indianapolis installed the concrete statue five years ago after it was donated by the daughter of one of its members. But on the statue’s first day in its new home, the church saw a glimpse of the vandalism to come. “The first time we put it up, they knocked it over,” Pastor Brad […]

  • NASA released this illustration of the TRAPPIST-1 System.

    7 Earth-Like Planets That Could Support Life Discovered Orbiting Nearby Star, NASA Announces

    Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in size to Earth and being all temperate, meaning they could have water on their surfaces and potentially support life. “This is […]

  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt address employees at the agency's headquarters February 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

    7,500 Pages of Newly Released Emails Shed Light on Scott Pruitt’s Relationship With Oil and Natural Gas Giant

    In June 2013, a top lobbyist at Devon Energy, an Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas giant, sent one of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s top officials a draft letter objecting to recently proposed federal regulations on fracking. Two months later, Pruitt, who is now the head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump, signed a nearly identical version of that letter and sent it to then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The only difference was the addition of the attorney […]

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    Kentucky Congressman Questions President Trump’s Mental Health

    Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth said Monday that he is unsure of Donald Trump’s mental state — but added that the President doesn’t appear to be in control of himself. “He is demonstrating on a daily basis that he [is] totally unfit for the office he serves in,” Yarmuth, from Kentucky, said in a speech to a local chapter of the NAACP posted on YouTube this week. “He is, in my opinion, a dangerous president. I’m not sure of his mental […]

  • Danielle Simko and Charles Dowdy are seen in photos released by the  Berea Police Department on Feb. 22, 2017.

    Ohio Parents Charged After 8-Year-Old Son Is Found With Opiates in His System

    Two Ohio parents face child endangerment charges after their 8-year-old son was found unresponsive last month with opiates in his system, authorities said. The couple had called 911 after they noticed the boy had stopped breathing. The incident was not fatal. Charles Dowdy, 32, and Danielle Simko, 31, are also charged with three counts of drug possession, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and police in Berea, a suburb of Cleveland. They appeared in court Wednesday for a pre-trial […]

  • Photos of Cannon Ball, North Dakota protest site. (Credit: Sara Weisfeldt/CNN)

    Deadline to Leave Dakota Access Pipeline Site Draws Near for Protesters

    As Wednesday’s deadline set by North Dakota’s governor to evacuate the Standing Rock camp site looms, a number of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have vowed to stay put. Last week, Gov. Doug Burgum signed an emergency evacuation order of the property to allow private contractors to remove waste from the Oceti Sakowin camp area, which officials say is in a flood plain. Burgum’s order comes as the project moves closer to completion after the US Army Corps of Engineers recently […]

  • Seven new species of frog -- some of the smallest in the world -- were found after five years of searching in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in Southwestern India known to be a biodiversity hotspot. (Credit: SD BIJU)

    Fingernail-Size Night Frogs Discovered by Scientists in India

    New species of tiny frogs that can fit comfortably on a coin have been discovered in India. Seven new species of frog — some of the smallest in the world — were found after five years of searching in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in Southwestern India known to be a biodiversity hotspot. They might have just been discovered but their future is already in doubt, according to Professor SD Biju from the University of Delhi, who led the […]

  • Mugshot of Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr. from October 3, 2016. Hester has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

    Missouri Man Accused of Trying to Aid ISIS-Inspired Attack

    A 25-year-old Columbia, Missouri, man was charged with attempting to provide material support to people he thought were ISIS-inspired terrorists, according to the US Attorney’s Office. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr. was actually speaking with undercover FBI agents who had invented a fake plan targeting Kansas City, according to a criminal complaint. Hester, a US citizen born in Missouri, said he was “down” with that plan, according to the complaint. “First on social media, then during face-to-face meetings with an undercover […]

  • Heavy storms have caused very high flows in Coyote Creek which runs through San Jose, CA, according to City Manager David Vossbrink. (Credit: San Jose Fire Department)

    Mandatory Evacuations Underway in San Jose Due to Creek Flooding: Officials

    Mandatory evacuations were underway Tuesday in parts of San Jose due to an apparent breach of a creek, Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters. There have been several water rescues already, including one by helicopter, the mayor said. About 500 apartments are in the mandatory evacuation area and almost 200 people have been relocated, Liccardo said. Some were rescued from their homes by boat. The mayor also expressed concern about a homeless encampment near Coyote Creek, where individuals were reluctant to […]