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  • South African singer Johnny Clegg has died at age 66

    Johnny Clegg, the South African singer known for Zulu rhythms and sounds with Western styles, has died, his manager Roddy Quin said in a statement. The 66-year-old died on Tuesday at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but continued to tour around the world. Clegg’s music has been described as groundbreaking during the apartheid era. He co-founded two interracial bands, including Juluka with Sipho Mchunu and Savuka with Dudu Zulu. “He showed us […]

  • Police arrest cocaine bigwig with drugs hidden under toupee

    BARCELONA – Drug smugglers have come up with some novel ways of moving their goods around the world undetected. But that’s not what happened here. This recent incident at Barcelona airport involved a surprisingly low-tech approach. A man was arrested after drugs were found underneath his hairpiece, according to Spain’s national police. The Colombian national had hidden half a kilogram of cocaine, worth around 30,000 euros ($34,000), under an oversized wig. He was rumbled by police officers who noticed him looking […]

  • Ikea is closing its only U.S. factory and moving production to Europe

    Ikea is shutting down its only furniture factory in the United States. The Swedish company will end production this December at its plant in Danville, Virginia. Operations will move to Europe, where the company says it can cut costs. “We made every effort to improve and maintain the competitiveness of this plant, but unfortunately the right cost conditions are not in place to continue production in Danville,” site manager Bert Eades said in a statement. The Danville facility, which opened […]

  • Toddler dies after falling into grease trap at Tim Hortons restaurant

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A 3-year-old boy died after falling into a restaurant grease trap Monday morning in Rochester, New York, police said. Rochester Police Department Investigator Francis Camp said they believe the boy fell through a plastic lid that gave way and into the grease trap embedded in the ground outside a Tim Hortons restaurant. The grease trap was covered with a green plastic lid — much like a manhole cover — that helped it blend into the surrounding grass, […]

  • Children in states with strict gun laws are less likely to die, according to a new study

    Strict firearm legislation could be the answer to a disturbing increase in gun deaths among young people, according to a new study. In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that firearm-related deaths among young people are 35% lower in states where mandatory background checks have been required for at least five years. It’s evidence that measures like universal background checks for firearm and ammunition purchases and identification requirements can significantly reduce the pediatric mortality rate, researchers said. More […]

  • Police: Man killed teen he met on Instagram, shared photos of her dead body on gaming platform

    UTICA, N.Y. – A recent high school graduate — who cultivated an online following, particularly among gamers, by posting selfies — was killed over the weekend The suspect then shared graphic photos of her dead body online, the Utica Police Department said. Bianca Devins grew her following across several apps where she shared photos and details about her life. The calls Around 7:20 a.m. Sunday, police responded to several 911 calls in Utica, New York, about a suicidal man who […]

  • Romney responds to Trump’s ‘go back’ tweets at American congresswomen

    Mitt Romney released a statement Monday in response to President Trump’s inflammatory tweet urging four minority American congresswomen to “go back where you came from. “People can disagree over politics and policy, but telling American citizens to go back to where they came from is over the line,” Romney said, in part. (Read his whole statement below.) Trump did not name who he was attacking in Sunday’s tirade but earlier this week he referenced New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when […]

  • Americans share what it feels like to be told: ‘Go back to where they came from’

    Over the weekend, President Donald Trump attacked a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen by sarcastically suggesting that “they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” To ‘go back where you came from’ is a slur that’s been used against people of color in America — and elsewhere — for decades. CNN asked to share their experiences. Here are 8 of those stories, sent in via Twitter and WhatsApp, in their unedited forms: […]

  • Feds warn UFO enthusiasts against storming Area 51: The military ‘stands ready’

    They’ve got a plan to raid Area 51 and “see them aliens.” But what will happen if they actually do it? Over one million people have signed up to a joke Facebook event, calling on users to meet at Area 51, the US Air Force base in Nevada that’s long been a source of alien conspiracy theories, in September. “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets,” the page says, referencing the Japanese manga-inspired running style with […]

  • Four kids steal parent’s car and run away on 600-mile road trip

    Four adventurous children aged between 10 and 14 packed a stolen family car with fishing rods and took off on an epic 600-mile road trip along the Australian coast, authorities have said. One of the children left a goodbye note for their parents before leaving for the mammoth journey, which ended several hours later when police tracked down the parked car along a highway in New South Wales, authorities told CNN. The kids likely shared driving responsibilities during the 930-kilometer […]

  • Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central American migrants

    The Trump administration filed a regulation Monday that could dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the United States by land through Mexico, according to a document filed by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in the Federal Register. The regulation is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to toughen the U.S. asylum process and has the potential of affecting a large swath of migrants journeying to the U.S.-Mexico border. CNN […]

  • Woman hunts down thief who stole her car, steals it back

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) — Danielle Reno isn’t an investigator, and she doesn’t work for the police department, but she used her best sleuthing skills to bring her car back home. “Did I park somewhere else? No. I know I parked here. Somebody stole my car! And it was all downhill from there,” Reno, car theft victim, said. It was a full investigation for Reno. She filed a police report for her missing 4Runner, then took things into her own […]

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