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  • Saudi student now a US fugitive after skipping bail paid by consulate

    By Laura Diaz-Zuniga OREGON — A Saudi student accused of killing an Oregon teenager in a traffic accident is on the run after skipping bail paid by a Saudi consulate. Authorities in Portland said Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah, 21, escaped house arrest this month while awaiting trial for manslaughter for the hit-and-run accident that killed 15-year-old Fallon Smart last summer. Authorities discovered Noorah had managed to remove his ankle bracelet nine days before his trial was scheduled to begin, said Multnomah […]

  • The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses

    By Darran Simon CNN Photographs by Michelle Gustafson for CNN PHILADELPHIA — A crowd hovered over the man lying on the grass as his skin turned purple. Chera Kowalski crouched next to his limp body, a small syringe in her gloved hand. Squeeze. The antidote filled the man’s nostril. The purple faded. Then it came back. Kowalski’s heart raced. “We only gave him one, and he needs another!” she called to a security guard in McPherson Square Park, a tranquil […]

  • Brigham Young University changes policy for handling sex assaults

    By Dakin Andone PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University is changing school policy so that students who report being victims or witnesses to sexual assault will not be punished for related honor code violations, such as drinking or using drugs. The school announced the policy Friday, saying it wanted to encourage students to report sexual assaults. The policy gives “amnesty” from its honor code and “leniency” to victims or witnesses who report sexual assault. BYU, which is owned and managed […]

  • Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

    By Eugene Scott (CNN) — President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama’s response to Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn’t do enough to address the situation. “Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it,” Trump said in an excerpt of his interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” released Friday. “But […]

  • Father of missing 5-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder

    By Nicole Chavez The father of a 5-year-old boy whose disappearance prompted a monthslong search across Southern California has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, was arrested Friday in Las Vegas and is being held on $10 million bail, deputies said. It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the arrest. Andressian’s son, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was reported missing April 22 after the boy’s mother said her estranged husband did not […]

  • Prosecutors ask to reinstate Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction

    By Eric Levenson Bristol County prosecutors officially asked to reinstate Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction on Friday, arguing in court documents that the former NFL player’s suicide should not lead to dismissal of the guilty verdict. The appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts specifically targets the “abatement” rule, which holds that murder convictions are tossed out if a defendant dies before his appeal has been heard by a court. “This is an archaic rule not based on the Constitution, […]

  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop gets called out by NASA over healing stickers

    By Julia Horowitz NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Gwyneth Paltrow, we have a problem. NASA just called out Goop, the movie star’s lifestyle brand, over wearable healing stickers that it promoted on its website. In a post on Thursday, Goop said that the stickers, which are sold by a group called Body Vibes, are “made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear.” The wearables, which cost about […]

  • Another Hollywood star ‘joked’ about killing Trump, but no one’s laughing

    Analysis by Juana Summers WASHINGTON — Actor Johnny Depp on Thursday became the latest US celebrity to invite controversy by making a thinly veiled allusion to the killing of President Donald Trump, asking the crowd at the Glastonbury arts festival in England, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The comments, interpreted as a nod to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth more than 150 years ago, sparked widespread condemnation. But it’s clear […]

  • Google will no longer read your emails to tailor ads

    By Selena Larson SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) — A major change is coming to Gmail. Google will no longer scan the contents of your emails to serve up personalized ads. Privacy advocates have long criticized Google’s practice of using email data to tailor advertising, but now the company is putting an end to the method. Google announced the change in a blog post on Friday. It will go into effect later this year. The move is in line with Google’s existing […]

  • Watch: SpaceX launching rocket double-feature this weekend

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX just kicked off this weekend’s rocket launch double feature. The private space company — headed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk — blasted a communications satellite into orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX is slated to make another launch on Sunday. Friday’s mission marked the second time SpaceX has put a used, first-stage rocket booster back into space. The booster was previously used in a January mission. SpaceX wants to reuse its rockets […]

  • Obama admin ‘choked’ on Russia, former official says

    WASHINGTON — A former Obama official said the previous administration “sort of choked” in its effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin over his attempts to influence the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday. “It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend,” the former senior Obama administration official told the Post. “I feel like we sort of choked.” The Post report details how the CIA’s assessment that Putin was […]

  • Sniper hits ISIS target from more than 2 miles away

    By Zachary Cohen WASHINGTON — A Canadian special operations sniper successfully hit an ISIS fighter from a record-breaking distance of more than two miles away while assisting Iraqi forces in the push to retake Mosul, according to Canadian Special Operations Command. The unnamed marksman was part of Canada’s elite Joint Task Force 2 special operations unit that is currently deployed in an “advise and assist” capacity to help Iraqi security forces battle ISIS from behind the front line in Mosul. […]