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  • Comedian Joan Rivers attends Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar party at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GLOBAL GREEN USA)

    Joan Rivers: ‘We Are Keeping Our Fingers Crossed,’ Daughter Says of Hospitalized Comedian

    The latest statement from Joan Rivers’ daughter gave no new information about the comedian’s condition three days after she was rushed to a New York hospital. “Thank you for your continued love and support,” Melissa Rivers said Sunday. “We are keeping our fingers crossed.” Rivers, 81, stopped breathing during throat surgery at a Manhattan medical clinic Thursday morning, according to the New York Fire Department. She apparently suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure. She was listed in critical condition […]

  • A pit bull named "Hades" is being hailed as a hero for saving 8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver from a swarm of bees. (Credit: KPTV)

    Pit Bull Rescues 8-Year-Old Boy From Swarming Bees

    An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero. Tuesday evening, a group of kids were playing near a creek down a steep embankment behind their apartment complex when one of the kids stepped on a rotten log, unleashing a swarm of bees. The kids tried making their way back up the hill toward home for help, but 8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver couldn’t. Luckily, that’s when “Hades” did her doggone best to help, grabbing Jesse-Cole by the leg of […]

  • First responders tried to rescue a 9-year-old girl who was playing on the beach when the sand collapsed. (Credit: WPTV)

    Girl, 9, Dies After Sand Collapses at Oregon Beach, Burying Her Alive

    A 9-year-old died at an Oregon beach when a hole she was digging in the sand caved in and buried her, authorities said. Isabel Grace Franks was visiting the beach in Lincoln City on Friday evening with her parents and friends. “Her and her siblings were digging a big hole in the sand,” Lincoln City police Sgt. Brian Eskridge said. “She was sitting inside, and the hole collapsed. We believe she was under the sand around five minutes.” Beachgoers frantically […]

  • Displaced Iraqi children, who fled their home a few weeks ago due to attacks by Islamic State jihadists in the northern city of Mosul, play at the Bahrka camp where they found shelter, west of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S. Military Carries Out Airstrikes, Aid Drops to Iraqi Town Surrounded by ISIS

    The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an “imminent massacre.” The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq’s Shiite Turkmen. To help the trapped people, the United States has carried out humanitarian airdrops, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said late Saturday. Australia, France and […]

  • In a video posted on YouTube, a gamer known as Kootra states that he believes he and some fellow video game players have been "swatted" because he can hear officers clearing the office.

    Colorado Gamer Held at Gunpoint in Apparent ‘Swatting’ Hoax

    An online game led to a real visit from SWAT officers in  Colorado after an apparent hoax that has begun to target people who stream live content online. Littleton police SWAT responded Wednesday to an office complex in Littleton after a 911 call. “The caller stated that he had just shot multiple people, multiple co-workers, at his office building over here,” said police Chief Doug Stephens. SWAT officers and bomb technicians swept the building but didn’t find any sign of […]

  • Santa Ana police detectives tracked down a stolen camera that featured the last photo's of a widower's wife. (Credit: CNN)

    Widower’s Beloved Photos of Wife Returned After Santa Ana Police Track Down Stolen Camera

    Dave Lacey stood motionless in his living room, his eyes tracing the glass from his shattered porch door to the empty shelf that once held his XBox. In the home invasion, the burglars focused on the high priced items in his house — electronics and jewelry. But Dave barely paused as he cataloged them for the police. The one item he stressed in his police report was his wife’s Canon camera. “It just didn’t seem fair,” he recalls, “because after […]

  • Huge plumes of smoke rise above the Ayn Zala oil fields in Mosul, Iraq after ISIS fighters torched the wells on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    UK Raises Terror Threat to Second-Highest Level in Response to Islamic State Activities

    The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from “substantial” to “severe,” the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory. “That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent,” Home Secretary Theresa May said. The “root cause” of Britain’s terror threat is “Islamist extremism,” Prime Minister David Cameron said. The execution […]

  • In this file photo,  Joan Rivers arrives at the Peter Travers and Editors of Rolling Stone Host Awards Weekend Bash at Drai's Hollywood on February 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone)

    Joan Rivers’ Condition ‘Remains Serious’ at New York Hospital, Melissa Rivers Says

    Comedian Joan Rivers is “resting comfortably” in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement on Friday. “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world,” she said. “Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your […]

  • This still is from a video posted Aug. 19, 2014, purporting to show journalist James Foley being beheaded by the terrorist group Islamic State.

    ISIS Militant Seen Beheading U.S. Journalist James Foley in Video ‘Close’ to Being ID’d: British Official

    “We are close” to identifying the ISIS militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, according to the British ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott. Westmacott told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday he couldn’t elaborate on the identity of the killer, who is seen decapitating Foley in a video posted last week on YouTube. “We’re putting a great deal into the search,” he said, referring to the use of sophisticated technology to analyze the man’s voice. In the video, Foley, […]