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  • Caitlyn, a 15-month old Chocolate Staffie mix, was found with black electrical tape wound around her muzzle in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Credit: Charleston Animal Society)

    Dog Found With Mouth Taped Shut in South Carolina May Lose Tongue, Life: Doctor

    Caitlyn, a 15-month old Chocolate Staffie mix, was found with black electrical tape wound around her muzzle in North Charleston, South Carolina. The tape was so tight that her tongue was caught between her teeth. When doctors removed the tape, her muzzle swelled to about double its normal size. Surgery may be needed and she could lose her life. “This is the most malicious case of animal abuse I have seen in my entire career,” Charleston Animal Society Director of […]

  • A Cuban gives the thumbs up from his balcony decorated with the US and Cuban flags in Havana, on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Officially Removes Cuba From Terror Blacklist

    The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism on Friday, setting the two nations up for a full renewal of diplomatic ties. President Barack Obama originally announced in April that he was recommending that Cuba be removed from the terror blacklist after a State Department review. Friday marked the expiration of a 45-day period when Congress could have blocked the move. “The rescission of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism reflects our […]

  • Video from a body camera worn by a Barstow Police officers shows the arrest of Michelle Cooks, who was eight months pregnant at the time.

    Police Video Shows ‘Horrifying’ Arrest of Pregnant Woman in Barstow: ACLU

    An officer’s body cam video shows what the ACLU alleges was a wrongful arrest and the wrestling to the ground of an eight months pregnant black woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California. “I’d say it’s pretty horrifying because the parent is dropping off her second-grade daughter (and) got into altercation with another parent,” Jessica Price, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, said of the […]

  • Natalee Holloway is seen in a high school photo.

    Natalee Holloway’s Father Reveals Details Shared by ‘New Witness’

    It’s been 10 years since Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and after a decade of false hopes and dead ends, her father has never stopped looking for her. Holloway was last seen leaving a nightclub with three men — two brothers and Joran van der Sloot, then 17. At first, they told police they dropped Holloway off at her hotel. Then, the brothers said they took Holloway and van der Sloot to a […]

  • Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert attends ceremonies where former First Lady Nancy Reagan unveiled a statue of her husband, President Ronald Reagan on June 3, 2009 (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted for Alleged ‘Hush Money’ Cover-Up

    Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to “cover up past misconduct.” The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern Illinois on Thursday. The Justice Department alleges that Hastert made large withdrawals after agreeing to pay the money. The indictment does not explain precisely what the “past misconduct” is, but instead details at length various withdrawals and financial transactions he […]

  • Natalee Holloway is seen in a high school photo.

    Natalee Holloway’s Father Reveals Details of New Lead in Daughter’s Mysterious Disappearance

    It’s been 10 years since Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and after a decade of false hopes and dead ends, her father has never stopped looking for her. Holloway was last seen leaving a nightclub with three men — two brothers and Joran van der Sloot, then 17. At first, they told police they dropped Holloway off at her hotel. Then, the brothers said they took Holloway and van der Sloot to a […]

  • Cars became stranded in flood waters following heavy rain and flash flooding in Houston, Texas. CNN iReporter Marc Longoria snapped this photograph on May 25, 2015. (Credit: Marc Longoria/CNN iReport)

    Death Toll Rises in Texas Amid Severe Flooding; More Rain Forecast

    The ferocious Blanco River surged into the Perez family’s vacation home, blowing the door off its frame. “Oh no!” Sarah Perez cried from the second floor. The torrent of brown water filled the Texas house, creating a whirlpool of chairs and tables. “It turned the living room into a gigantic washing machine,” Ernie Perez said. His wife wondered aloud whether she should call 911. “911 is not going to be able to get to us,” he replied. Fortunately for the […]

  • filephoto Tsarnaev Mug Shot Booking Dzhokhar Boston Bombing Suspect

    Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence to Be Official in June

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence is expected to be made official next month. Formal sentencing for Tsarnaev has been set for June 24 in Boston’s Joseph Moakley Courthouse. A federal jury sentenced Tsarnaev, 21, to death this month for his role in the April 2013 bombings, in which three people were killed and at least 264 were injured when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line. The jury’s decision is legally binding, but it officially […]

  • Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on May 27, 2015, on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Credit: Santa Fe Police Department)

    Award-Winning Actor/Playwright Sam Shepard Arrested for Alleged DUI in New Mexico

    Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Security at a Santa Fe restaurant called police after spotting a man trying to drive away in a blue Toyota Tacoma, police said. He couldn’t leave because the emergency brake was still on. “People were concerned that the man was intoxicated,” police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said in a statement. “Officers arrived on scene, found the male who […]