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  • Pit Bull Thwarts Armed Robbery in Chicago After Witnesses Release Dog on Attacker

    A pit bull helped thwart an armed robbery in Chicago after friends of the victims turned the dog loose on the suspect last Friday, authorities said. Marshon Hannah, 18, is accused of pulling a gun on a man in a gated property in the Back of the Yards neighborhood during a robbery attempt, KTLA sister station WGN in Chicago reported on Monday, citing prosecutors. But the victim’s friends saw what was happening and released a pit bull on Hannah, the […]

  • Prosecutors Face Monday Deadline to Charge Colorado Man Suspected of Killing Pregnant Wife, 2 Daughters

    Authorities in Colorado face a Monday afternoon deadline to file formal criminal charges against Chris Watts, who is suspected of killing his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two young daughters. District Attorney Michael Rourke has scheduled a news conference at 6 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local time) to announce his decision about criminal charges. Chris Watts, 33, was arrested last week on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering with a human body, police […]

  • An alligator in the water during the RBC Heritage Pro-Am at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 16, 2014 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Lecka/Getty Images)

    Body Found After Witnesses Say Woman Was Pulled Into Lagoon by Alligator in South Carolina

    A woman was killed Monday morning in an apparent alligator attack on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said. Witnesses told investigators the woman was walking her dog near a lagoon in the coastal resort about 9:30 a.m. ET when she was attacked and pulled underwater by the animal, the BCSO said. The BCSO Environmental Crimes Unit and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are searching for the alligator, reported to be about 8 feet […]

  • British tourist Kay Longstaff speaks to the press upon her arrival in Pula with the Croatias coast guard ship, on August 19, 2018, which saved her after falling off a cruise ship near Croatian coast. (Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images).

    Woman Treads Water for Nearly 10 Hours After Falling Off Cruise Ship Near Croatia

    A British woman was saved by the Croatian Coast Guard after spending what she said was close to 10 hours treading water overnight in the Adriatic Sea after falling off a cruise ship. Kay Longstaff spoke to Croatian news outlet HRT shortly after arriving back on land. “I fell off the back of the Norwegian Star,” said the woman, who lives in Spain, according to her Twitter account. “I was in the water for 10 hours, so these wonderful guys […]

  • Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience at Aula Paolo VI (Paul VI Audience Hall) at the Vatican on August 1, 2018. (Credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pope Francis on Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Report: We Abandoned the Little Ones

    Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s failure to act over sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing “we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.” In an unusually blunt letter released by the Vatican on Monday, the Pope wrote, “I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated […]

  • Melania Trump speaks at the FPBP Summit on cyberbullying in Maryland on Aug. 20, 2018. (Credit: Pool)

    Melania Trump Warns Against ‘Destructive and Harmful’ Uses of Social Media During Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

    First lady Melania Trump spoke out against cyberbullying Monday as part of her Be Best campaign, warning against “destructive and harmful” uses of social media and once again highlighting a messaging rift between the East Wing and the West Wing. “In today’s global society, social media is an inevitable part of our children’s daily lives,” Trump said at a cyberbullying summit in Rockville, Maryland. “It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when […]

  • Donald Trump speaks to the media at the White House before departing on Marine One to New York on Aug. 17, 2018. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Trump Continues Attacks on Mueller Probe Following Reports That White House Counsel Don McGahn Cooperated With Investigation

    President Donald Trump on Monday continued his attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller and his team as he sought to downplay weekend reports that his White House counsel cooperated extensively with Mueller’s probe. He also accused Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election of seeking to undermine Republicans’ forthcoming electoral fortunes, less than 80 days before voters cast their ballots in the November midterm elections. “Disgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat […]

  • A picture taken August 20, 2018 shows the head offices of SodaStream, an Israeli maker of carbonation products, in the city of Lod, 15 kilometres southeast of Tel Aviv. (Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    PepsiCo is Buying SodaStream for $3.2 Billion in Quest to Offer Healthier Choices to Consumers

    Indra Nooyi isn’t done yet. The PepsiCo chief executive announced Monday that Pepsi is buying SodaStream, one of the world’s top sparkling water brands. Pepsi will take over the Israeli company known for its DIY seltzer makers in a deal worth $3.2 billion. Nooyi said this month said she’ll step down in October after more than a decade as CEO. She has steered Pepsi toward healthier offerings, saying it’s important for the company’s future because of consumers’ increasing attention to health. SodaStream’s […]

  • A person with a measles rash is seen in this file photo.

    Measles Cases Reach Record High in Europe, With Over 41,000 People Diagnosed Since January

    Cases of measles have reached a record high in Europe this year, with more cases recorded in the first six months of 2018 than any other 12-month period this decade, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 children and adults contracted measles in the European region from January to June — almost double the number of people infected with measles for all of 2017. Last year was a record high for measles cases, with 23,927 people becoming […]