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  • Wild turtles that captured to be sold sold illegally in Florida are seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission via CNN)

    2 Charged With Poaching Thousands of Florida Turtles, Selling Them Illegally as Part of Trafficking Ring

    Two men have been charged for poaching thousands of Florida turtles and selling them illegally, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The “charges represent the state’s largest seizure of turtles in recent history,” the FWC said in a statement on Friday. More than 4,000 turtles comprising a range of native species were illegally captured and sold over six months, the commission said. The turtles were worth $200,000 on the black market. “The illegal trade of turtles is […]

  • Security video shows the moment an Oregon high school football coach disarmed a student with a shotgun, then hugs him until police arrive. (Credit: Multnomah County District Attorney's Office via CNN)

    Video Shows ‘Hero’ Oregon Football Coach Disarm High School Student With Gun Then Hug Him Until Police Arrive

    A high school football and track coach in Portland, Oregon, was celebrated as a hero earlier this year after he disarmed a student with a shotgun. The student walked into a classroom at Parkrose High School in May, intending to use the firearm to take his own life, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said in a statement last week. At the time, reports said the coach, Keanon Lowe, tackled the student. But according to emotional surveillance footage released by […]

  • A man accused of stealing jewelry from an Atlanta Costco is seen walking through the store in undated surveillance video. (Credit: WSB via CNN)

    Burglar Hid in Atlanta Costco for Hours Then Stole $13K in Jewelry After Store Closed, Police Say

    A burglar in the Atlanta area gave new meaning to the phrase “patience is a virtue” — but not in a good way. Authorities in Coweta County, Georgia, say a man cased a Costco and hid in the store for hours before stealing $13,000 worth of jewelry. “I’ve never heard of something like this,” Jae Robertson with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office told CNN affiliate WSB-TV. “This is the first case I’ve ever had like this.” The burglary took place on October […]

  • A sign calling for PG&E to turn the power back on is seen on the side of the road during a statewide blackout in Calistoga, Calif., on Oct. 10, 2019. (Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

    PG&E Fire-Preventing Power Shutoffs in NorCal May Continue for 10 Years, CEO Says

    Power outages to prevent fires in Northern California may continue for a decade, the state’s biggest utility said Friday. PG&E chief executive Bill Johnson said it could take 10 years for the utility to improve its system enough to significantly reduce the need to cut electricity  during fire weather. Johnson made the announcement during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting Friday. In a statement issued later, he tried to provide additional clarification. “I didn’t mean to say we’d be doing […]

  • Policemen stand next to a burnt vehicle after heavily armed gunmen waged an all-out battle against Mexican security forces in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on Oct. 18, 2019. (Credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP/Getty Images)

    El Chapo’s Son Caught During Massive Shootout That Left 8 Dead, But Was Released to Save Lives: Mexican Officials

    A bloody, prolonged shootout between Mexican security forces and suspected cartel members in Sinaloa state this week was an intentional — and ultimately abandoned — attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for extradition to the United States, Mexican officials now say. Troops did temporarily detain Ovidio Guzman Lopez during Thursday’s operation in the city of Culiacan, officials said. But as the battle dragged on, he was released and the operation was suspended to […]

  • NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson poses for a portrait in NASA Johnson Space Center’s office at Ellington Field, Thursday, July 11, 2019, Houston, Texas. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

    Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Voiced Mission Control for All-Female Spacewalk

    During Friday’s historic all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station, a female voice can be heard speaking to astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch from Mission Control. It’s NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and she’s acting as CapCom, or Capsule Communication, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. CapCom is the astronaut who on Earth who communicates with crew members on the craft. Wilson took over Friday morning just as Koch and Meir were beginning their spacewalk. NASA tweeted about Wilson’s role. […]

  • George Kent is seen in an undated photo. (Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

    Career Diplomat Testifies He Raised Concerns About Hunter Biden’s Ukraine Work in 2015, WaPo Reports

    Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators earlier this week he had voiced concerns in early 2015 about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter working for a Ukrainian natural gas company, the Washington Post reported Friday. Citing three people familiar with the testimony, the newspaper reported that Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, recounted concerns during his testimony Tuesday that Hunter Biden’s work could undercut American efforts to convey to Ukraine the importance […]

  • U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks before a meeting on Capitol Hill on Oct. 17, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

    Pelosi: Mulvaney Made ‘Confession’ of Wrongdoing When He Said WH Held up Ukraine Aid

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN Friday that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made a “confession” when he told reporters the White House held up military aid to Ukraine until that country agreed to investigate Democrats and that President Donald Trump’s critics should “get over it.” Pelosi said Mulvaney’s comments are an example of the White House trying to normalize lawlessness. “The President and his team for a long time have tried to make a lawlessness normal and […]

  • From left: Nathaniel Holmes, Cynthia Day and Miranda Schaup-Werner.

    Maryland Couple, Pennsylvania Woman Died of Natural Causes in Dominican Republic, FBI Tests Show

    FBI toxicology tests have determined that the deaths of three American tourists in the Dominican Republic were due to natural causes, a US State Department official said Friday. The findings are consistent with those presented by Dominican authorities. The FBI assisted with the toxicology tests of three of at least nine Americans who died there in recent months. The spate of deaths has left vacationers to wonder if they should cancel their trips to the Caribbean tourist destination. The bureau […]

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