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  • Bicyclist sets speed record – by pedaling twice as fast as a cheetah

    Denise Mueller-Korenek brings a whole new meaning to pedal to the metal – bike pedals that is. Mueller-Korenek, 45, set a world record this week by averaging 183.9 miles per hour on a bicycle. That speed, by the way, is twice as fast as a cheetah. The American cyclist and mother of three used a racecar draft and custom-made bicycle to smash the men’s motor-paced bicycle land speed record of 167 mph (she already broke the women’s record in 2016), […]

  • Plane passengers bled from their noses, ears on Jet Airways flight

    MUMBAI, India – A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was forced to turn back Thursday after around 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds due to low pressure in the cabin. “The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai,” Jet Airways said in a statement. “All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc.” An official […]

  • Three killed in shooting at Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland

    HARFORD COUNTY, Md. — A gunman killed three people and wounded two others Thursday at a drugstore distribution center in Harford County, Maryland, officials said Thursday. The shooting occurred at a Rite Aid support facility, and “what I understand is the location is secure,” said Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson. Roughly 1,000 employees work there, she said. “The distribution center is where products are received and processed for delivery,” she said. “This is part of a large facility that is […]

  • This 94-year-old hands out chocolate bars to strangers. And people love it

    Every Saturday, Bob Williams walks into a Dollar General store in Long Grove, Iowa, and buys a box of Hershey’s milk chocolate bars. Williams hands two to the cashiers, a third to the person behind him in line and then sets off around town handing the rest out to anyone he sees. The World War II vet, retired teacher and high school football coach, 94, has been melting hearts this way around Long Grove, Iowa, for more than 10 years […]

  • Four injured, suspect in critical condition after gunman opens fire in Wisconsin office building

    By Marlena Baldacci and Chuck Johnston, CNN Four people were wounded Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire in a small Wisconsin city, police said. The suspect was also injured and is in critical condition, city officials said. The motive for the shooting, which appears to have unfolded in an office building, is not yet known. Authorities are now in the process of clearing the building and the surrounding area. About 50 police cars plus the FBI responded to the […]

  • Mom makes fifth-grade son wear ‘I am a bully’ shirt to school as punishment

    SPLENDORA, Texas – A mother made her son wear a shirt that read “I am a bully” to school after she heard he had been bullying kids. Star, who only wanted to be referred to by her first name, had him wear the shirt Friday to Greenleaf Elementary, KTRK reported. “I’m a very old-school parent,” she said. “I don’t coddle my children. I don’t sugar coat the world to them.” The mother said she had heard that her fifth-grade son had […]

  • 2 inmates drown in police van swept away by Florence flooding

    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Two South Carolina inmates drowned in a prison transport van when floodwater from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence overtook the vehicle, according to the Horry County Sheriff’s Office. Two deputies were able to escape the vehicle, a news release said. Harrowing police scanner audio provides details into the efforts to save the women, who could be heard talking as rescuers scrambled to save them. “Tonight’s incident is a tragedy. Just like you, we have questions […]

  • A California couple is accused of drugging and raping women. Police suspect there are many more victims

    By Sarah Moon and Steve Almasy, CNN A well-known surgeon from Newport Beach and his girlfriend are accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and Southern California authorities said they believe there could be many more victims. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, are charged with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, assault with intent to commit sexual offense, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Robicheaux is also […]

  • Home day care owner left kids tied to car seats in dark room for 7 hours, police say

    MESQUITE, Texas – More disturbing details were revealed in the arrest of a Texas home day care owner accused of abusing the babies and toddlers she cared for, according to KTVT. Mesquite police said last week the father of a 6-month-old boy under Rebecca Anderson’s care reviewed video from a small camera on his child’s car seat. It showed the 60-year-old woman yanking his son out of the car seat, then feeding him something from a syringe. Police said when […]

  • Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying

    (CNN) — The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and obtained by CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys argue that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the […]

  • George W. Bush defends Kavanaugh as ‘a fine husband, father, and friend’

    (CNN) — Former President George W. Bush reaffirmed his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday and said he is “a fine husband, father, and friend.” “Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated: ‘He is a fine husband, father, and friend — and a man of the highest integrity,'” Bush said in a statement provided to CNN by his spokesperson, Freddy Ford. […]

  • Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie’s relationship status is not complicated

    By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN Bert and Ernie are still just roommates. In a statement, Sesame Workshop was prompted to address the famous puppets’ relationship after a former writer for “Sesame Street” said his own relationship with another man inspired his writing of the characters. “I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were [gay],” Mark Saltzman, who worked for the preschooler program for 15 years, told Queerty in an interview. “I didn’t have any […]