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  • The U.S. Department of the Army logo hangs on the wall February 24, 2009, at the Pentagon in Washington,DC. (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Army Staff Sergeant From Irvine Killed in Afghanistan Blast: Dept. of Defense

    A US service member was killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, NATO coalition authorities said. The US service member who was killed in Lashkar Gah was part of the existing 500 troops already in Helmand Province working to do counter terrorism training and advise missions, according to a coalition official. He was identified Wednesday as Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, according to a Department of Defense news release. Thompson was stationed out of […]

  • An Afghan security personnel, center, holding a rocket-propelled grenade, stands guard near the site of explosion that targeted the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on August 24, 2016. (Credit: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Rushed to Hospital After Gunshots, Blast Heard at American University in Kabul

    Chemistry professor Ahmad Samin was teaching a class Wednesday evening when assailants opened fire and detonated explosives on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Quickly, the lights went out. “It was very dark, (and) everyone was running. Everyone started screaming,” said Samin, who is a U.S. citizen. “(It) was the scariest moment in my life. I was just thinking about my son and daughter who are in (the United States).” Amid black smoke, he took off running with the students […]

  • Rescuers clear debris while searching for victims in damaged buildings on August 24, 2016 in Arquata del Tronto, Italy. (Credit: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

    Italian Earthquake Death Toll Rises to at Least 120

    In the Italian village of Saletta, a tiny settlement of about 20 people, residents used their bare hands to ferret through the rubble of a two-story home in a desperate search for neighbors. They called out names as they dug through the remains of a bedroom. Rescue dogs sniffed and clawed through the debris, with no signs of life. The scene played out over and over after a strong, shallow earthquake devastated towns in central Italy early Wednesday, killing at […]

  • A Massachusetts community rallied behind a gay couple who had their pride rainbow flag stolen from their house. (Credit: WCVB via CNN)

    Massachusetts Community Shows Support for Gay Couple After Pride Flag Stolen

    When a Natick, Massachusetts, couple returned from vacation last week, their rainbow pride flag was missing from their house. Cari and Lauri Ryding put up their pride flag after the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flag was gone when they got home from their holiday. “We were reeling that someone took the flag,” Cari said. “What were people thinking about us?” The next day, they noticed their house had also been egged. “Are people hating you, […]

  • Actress Leslie Jones arrives at the Premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Ghostbusters' at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    Leslie Jones’ Website Down, Nude Photos Leaked Online After Reported Hack

    “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones’ personal website is down after she was reportedly targeted by hackers Wednesday. Nude photos of the actress, as well as her personal information, were posted in the hack, Variety reported. Jones’ manager and lawyer have not responded to CNNMoney’s request for comment. Jones, too, has been silent on social media. Hackers are said to have posted some of her personal information and a video tribute of the slain Cincinnati Zoo gorilla — harkening back […]

  • Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson  speaks to moderator Richard Lui of MSNBC during a 2016 Presidential Election Forum, hosted by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Aug. 12, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: ‘We Should Embrace Immigration’

    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson isn’t buying comments from Donald Trump Tuesday that “there could certainly be a softening” of the Republican presidential nominee’s stance on immigration. “Look, we should embrace immigration,” Johnson said Wednesday during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day.” “These are really hard-working people that are taking jobs that U.S. citizens don’t want.” The former governor of New Mexico was dismissive of recent signals that the Republican nominee could moderate some of his immigration proposals, including his […]

  • People walk by a Chipotle Restaurant in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2015, in New York. (Credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chipotle Under Fire After Federal Regulators Find Workplace Policies Violate Labor Laws

    Federal regulators have taken a red pen to Chipotle’s employee handbook, saying several policies violated labor laws. The National Labor Relations Board said in a recent decision that Chipotle has to amend four rules that are illegal because they can “chill employees” from exercising their collective bargaining rights. The ruling has implications for what workers everywhere are allowed to say on social media. The Chipotle policies that the NLRB took issue with are: Its confidentiality policy that “unlawfully limits the […]

  • Giant panda mom Lun Lun is expecting twins at the Atlanta Zoo. (Credit: Atlanta Zoo)

    Atlanta Zoo’s Giant Panda Lun Lun Is Expecting

    Panda-monium: It’s twins, again! Giant panda Lun Lun, who has been at the Atlanta zoo since 1999, is going to be a mom for the sixth and seventh time. An ultrasound conducted by the zoo’s veterinary team on August 18 shows the presence of two fetuses, according to Rachel Davis, Zoo Atlanta director of communications. “We certainly hope she will give birth to twins,” Davis said, but added, “[f]etal reabsorption is not uncommon in giant pandas, so there is always […]

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    Seal Escapes Hungry Killer Whales by Jumping Onto Tour Boat

    WARNING: Video contains profanity A seal narrowly escaped being eaten by some hungry killer whales off of Vancouver Island on Monday. The mammal jumped onto the back of a tour boat to escape the swarming pod of orcas. Nick Templeman, who runs Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions, captured the moments after the seal took refuge on the boat. “Once he got a look at the boat, he made a straight beeline for us,” Templeman said. As if a seal jumping […]