‘Especially chilling’: Family finds ‘perfectly-cut hole’ in toddler’s bedroom window

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — A California family is warning neighbors after they recently made an unsettling discovery in their toddler’s nursery. The boy’s parents say someone cut a near-perfect circle of glass out of his bedroom window. “This isn’t something really random. This is something calculated,” Vanya, the homeowner, said. “There’s something especially chilling about this, I think.” Vanya said he and his wife were on their way back home from the movies when they got a call of panic from their […]

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Hunter who died of rare disorder may have eaten squirrel brains, doctors say

NEW YORK – A 61-year-old who experienced a severe cognitive decline before his death may have had squirrel brains to blame. A new report on the 2015 death in Rochester, New York, finds that he may have suffered from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a rare brain condition you’ve likely heard of as “mad cow disease.” That’s what it’s called when it’s tied to consumption of contaminated beef, but in this case, doctors suspect a different culprit. The man was a […]

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Video shows North Carolina police officers trying to catch injured squirrel; hilarity ensues

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Hillsborough police officers had some “serious police business” to attend to, the department said in a video posted to the HPD Facebook page Tuesday. Officers took to the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center in response to an unusual call: an injured squirrel. “They responded quickly and worked proficiently as they wrangled a squirrel who had an injured leg,” HPD wrote. The squirrel put up a good fight, but officers were ultimately able to capture the squirrel in a […]

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Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book

There is no God — that’s the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday. The book, which was completed by his family after his death, presents answers to the questions that Hawking said he received most during his time on Earth. Other bombshells the British scientist left his readers with include the belief that alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans and time travel can’t be ruled out. Hawking, considered one of the […]

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Instead of firing at an 11-year-old with a BB gun, officer teaches him a lesson

Officer Peter Casuccio drew his weapon as he approached two young boys suspected of having a gun. He ordered them to stop, turn around and show him their hands. A scared 11-year-old pulled out what appeared to be a firearm from his waist and tossed it. The gun broke into pieces on a sidewalk on the north side of Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday. It was then Casuccio said he realized the weapon was a BB gun. In that split second, […]

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Most burger chains fail annual antibiotics report card

Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F. “It’s really exciting to hone in on beef because we know that Americans love burgers. It’s one of the most favorite foods in our country, and taking a closer look at what is and isn’t happening when it comes to responsible antibiotic use in that sector seemed particularly important,” […]

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Baby girl found dead in oven had been ‘stabbed and burned,’ Mississippi sheriff says

SHAW, Miss. — Mississippi officials are investigating after a girl was found dead inside a heated oven Monday. The girl’s grandmother has been taken into custody but not charged, Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams told local news outlets. He did not identify her, but said she would be facing some type of murder charge. Police were called Monday night to a home on Martin Luther King Drive in the small city of Shaw, Williams said. There, officers found the body of […]

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Daughter of hero officer killed in 9/11 attacks graduates from NYPD Police Academy

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – The daughter of a New York Police Department officer killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks graduated from the NYPD Police Academy on Monday. Her father, Officer Ramon Suarez, was killed during rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. He’d commandeered a taxi to get to the scene of the terror attack and was last seen running back into the North Tower after he and another officer saved a woman who was unable to walk, according to […]

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Teen accused of shooting at road sign, accidentally killing Marine on his front porch

GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. – A South Carolina teenager is accused of firing a gun at a road sign and accidentally shooting and killing a Marine on his porch. The State newspaper reported that 17-year-old Eason Reid Gravley faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a handgun in connection to the death of 48-year-old Joe Darius Black. The suspect allegedly fired the gun at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood County, fatally hitting the victim in the chest. The bullet “passed through […]

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Former kennel owner charged with bestiality, animal abuse after videos surface

SUFFOLK, Va. – A Virginia woman who ran a dog kennel company with her husband is accused of sexually abusing animals and recording the acts, according to WTKR. Christina Patterson, 42, faces six counts of bestiality and six counts of animal cruelty after her arrest Friday. The investigation into Patterson and her husband, 47-year-old Richard Allen Patterson, began in July of 2017 when the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms obtained a search warrant to investigate Imperial K-9, LLC. […]

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