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  • House Republicans pull health care bill

    WASHINGTON — Seven years of Republican efforts to eradicate President Barack Obama’s proudest domestic achievement ended Friday before a single vote was cast. House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday afternoon, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn’t get a vote. “We were very close,” Trump said in the Oval Office after the bill was pulled. “It was a very, very tight […]

  • Gang member who’s been deported 4 times arrested for sexual assault of a child, stabbing

    By Kwegyirba Croffie and Sarah Jorgensen (CNN) — An MS-13 gang member who has been removed from the US four times and is originally from El Salvador pleaded not guilty Thursday to stabbing two women and sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl in Long Island, officials told CNN. Tommy Vladimir Alvarado-Ventura, 31, is charged with predatory sexual assault of a child, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, Nassau County Police said. CNN was unable to reach representation for […]

  • 86-year-old raises $400,000 from recycling, then gives it away to those less fortunate

    Thirty-two years’ worth of recycled newspapers and magazines — more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need. Recycling started off as a lesson to his son, Brent Jennings, about healthy money habits. Back in 1985, the Georgia native began collecting and selling paper with his only child, then put their profits into a savings account. “The first memory I have of my Dad is of […]

  • Hatch, Lee vote to undo Internet privacy rules

    NEW YORK — Regulations designed to give consumers more control over their online privacy appear to be dead before it was even set to begin. The Republican-controlled Senate voted along party lines Thursday to repeal Internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission just days before Donald Trump won the election. U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee of Utah both co-sponsored and voted for the repeal. The rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have […]

  • Don’t tell Nancy Kerrigan to ‘break a leg’ on ‘DWTS’

    By Lisa Respers France (CNN) — We know what you meant Kristi Yamaguchi, but it was how you said it. Prior to Monday’s premiere of “Dancing With the Stars,” former contestant Yamaguchi sent a message of support to fellow Olympian Nancy Kerrigan, who is competing on the reality show this season. “So excited for you @NancyAKerrigan,” she tweeted. “Can’t wait to see you grace that ballroom floor, break a leg!” So excited for you @NancyAKerrigan ! Can't wait to see […]

  • London terrorist attack: Khalid Masood named as assailant

    LONDON – Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood. “Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack,” a Metropolitan Police statement said. Masood, who was born in Kent and is thought to have been living in the West Midlands, had previous convictions for violence. Police arrested eight people in raids around Britain, […]

  • Officer, 3 others die in Wisconsin shootings

    By Samira Said CNN (CNN) — Three civilians and a police officer were killed Wednesday in a “shooting incident” in northern Wisconsin, Everest Metropolitan Police Chief Wally Sparks said. Police said the shootings occurred at three locations in the Wausau area. The officer, from the Everest Metropolitan Police Department in Schofield, was killed in the line of duty, Sparks said. The name of the officer was not released. “This was one suspect, at this point in time. He has been […]

  • London attack: Assailant shot dead after four killed near Parliament

    By Angela Dewan and Lauren Said-Moorhouse LONDON (CNN) — A man killed four people, including a police officer, outside the UK Parliament on Wednesday in what British police are looking at as an act of “Islamist-related terrorism.” Scores more people were hurt when the attacker plowed his car through a crowd of people on a bridge over the River Thames, got out of his vehicle and fatally stabbed police officer Keith Palmer, a 15-year-veteran who was unarmed, on the grounds […]

  • Vehicles as weapons: London attack is part of a disturbing trend

    By Holly Yan (CNN) — The attack in London that spurred renewed fears of terrorism started when an ordinary car turned into a devastating weapon. “It appeared that a car was coming towards the House of Commons mowing down pedestrians on the way, and the driver then got access to the parliamentary estate, stabbed a police officer and was shot,” Member of Parliament Sir Gerald Howarth said. By the end of Wednesday’s melee, at least three people were killed and […]

  • WWII vet wins lottery on 94th birthday

    By Alexandra Larkin (CNN) — Ervin Smolinski has a birthday tradition — he gets lottery tickets as presents. It started when he began buying his family tickets as birthday presents, and they started returning the favor. For his 94th birthday, the World War II vet’s goodwill effort turned into $300,000 of cold, hard cash. “Every month, I buy some instant tickets and send them as gifts to family members who have birthdays that month,” Smolinski said in a statement. “It’s […]

  • Officials: Smugglers use tricycle, fox urine to move drugs across the country

    NEW YORK – Authorities are detailing the great lengths suspected drug smugglers went to in order to conceal their operation after $4.1 million in cash and more than six pounds of heroin were seized by federal agents at a New York storage facility over the weekend. Three men were arrested for their part in what officials are calling an interstate drug operation, where they allegedly moved money and drugs throughout the country by concealing the contraband in secret compartments hidden […]

  • Soccer player who thanked wife, girlfriend digs even deeper hole

    The footballer who mistakenly thanked his wife and girlfriend during his post- match interview has denied he’s been unfaithful. Mohammed Anas appeared to dig himself into an even bigger hole when he said he was talking about his daughter in the now legendary interview. “My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That’s what I was talking about. I don’t have a girlfriend,” the Ghanaian striker said. Anas who plays for South African team ‘Free State Stars,’ was […]