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  • World’s oldest known animal identified after decades-long mystery

    (CNN) — The oldest known animal in the geological record has been identified, in a discovery that scientists are calling “the Holy Grail of palaeontology.” Fat molecules discovered on the fossil of a mysterious creature called Dickinsonia have confirmed that that it lived 558 million years ago, making it the earliest known member of the animal kingdom. The findings place its existence 20 million years before the Cambrian Explosion event, when major animals began appearing on the fossil record. The […]

  • Supermarket chain removes Australianstrawberries after needles found

    (CNN) — A major New Zealand supermarket chain is removing Australian-brand Choice strawberries from shelves across the country after needles were found in a container of strawberries from Western Australia purchased in Auckland. The Countdown supermarket chain said Sunday the Choice brand has been withdrawn from stores “as a precautionary measure.” Countdown is also advising customers to cut up strawberries before eating them. The chain said no illness or injury has been reported in New Zealand. Countdown is working with […]

  • Kavanaugh accuser will testify in open hearing on Thursday

    (CNN) — Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in an open hearing on Thursday about her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The statement from attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich came after a call Sunday with staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and said he wants to testify before the committee. “Despite actual threats to her safety […]

  • Survivor describes the terror when a ferry capsized in Tanzania, killing 223 people

    (CNN) — A man who survived a ferry capsizing in Tanzania described the harrowing ordeal that left six of his relatives dead and the East African nation mourning 223 people killed. Ochori Burana said the ferry was overcrowded with hundreds of people headed to a popular open air market when it capsized Thursday on Lake Victoria. Moments before the tragedy, the ferry made a sharp turn and tipped to one side, throwing people and cargo into the frigid water, Burana […]

  • Dead fish scattered on the highway as floodwaters recede in North Carolina

    (CNN) — North Carolina fire crews hosing down Interstate 40 after floodwaters receded found a stunning discovery: Dead fish scattered across the highway. The flooding from the deadly Hurricane Florence pushed the fish from their natural habitat and stranded them on the interstate, the Penderlea Fire Department posted on Facebook on Saturday. “Well, we can add ‘washing fish off of the interstate’ to the long list of interesting things firefighters get to experience!” it said. At least 44 people have […]

  • Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings in new ad: Don’t vote for our brother

    (CNN) — Six siblings of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar delivered a stark message in a new television advertisement: Vote for their brother’s opponent. The Democrat challenging Gosar in Arizona’s 4th District unveiled a new ad Friday that features Grace, David, Jennifer, Tim, Joan and Gaston lambasting Gosar over Social Security, health care, water policy and more. “Paul’s absolutely not working for his district,” David says. Then comes the big reveal: Gosar is their brother — but they endorse David Brill, […]

  • Ronald Reagan’s daughter defends woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault

    (CNN) — President Ronald Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis wrote about her own sexual assault experience to defend Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Davis’ story was published in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, in which she alleged that she was raped by a music industry executive some 40 years ago when she had thought she would be attending a professional meeting. Much like Ford, Davis said she can’t remember […]

  • New Jersey sheriff steps down after uproar over racist remarks

    (CNN) — The sheriff of New Jersey’s most populous county has resigned after an outcry over racist remarks he made about black people and the state’s attorney general, who is a Sikh. Bergen County Michael Saudino and four undersheriffs resigned Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy said he will be choosing an interim sheriff for the northern New Jersey county of nearly 1 million residents. The furor erupted this week after radio station WNYC posted audio clips of the sheriff’s remarks from […]

  • Amazon wants Alexa everywhere

    (CNN Money) — Amazon won’t make massive amounts of money off of its new $60 Alexa-controlled microwave. Or the Alexa controlled wall clock that only sets timers. In fact, making a profit from its growing selection of Alexa and Echo devices may be beside the point. The company is working toward something bigger and potentially more lucrative. Amazon wants its Alexa voice assistant to be an inescapable, invisible presence that is always with us, like a perky shadow. And it […]

  • Father, son accused of killing their neighbor over dispute about a box spring

    (CNN) — A father and son are facing murder charges after police say they shot and killed a neighbor in Abilene, Texas, over a dispute about a box spring — an incident the victim’s common-law wife caught on camera. According to police, on September 1, John Miller, 67, and his son Michael Miller, 31, got into a confrontation with their neighbor over a box spring mattress in a shared alleyway. The argument escalated, and both father and son discharged a […]

  • Infants stabbed at day care that allegedly catered to moms seeking US citizenship for newborns

    (CNN) — An unlicensed day care facility where three infants and two adults were stabbed allegedly catered to Asian mothers lured to the United States by laws granting citizenship to anyone born on American soil, a New York law enforcement official said Saturday. A 52-year-old employee at the residential facility, Yu Fen Wang, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder, according to police. The victims — two girls and a boy, plus two adults — were in critical […]

  • Kavanaugh’s accuser accepts request to speak to Judiciary Committee next week, lawyers say

    (CNN) — Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, accepted the request to speak to the panel next week about the alleged incident, her lawyers told Senate Judiciary Committee staff on Saturday. “Dr. Ford accepts the Committee’s request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week,” Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, attorneys representing Ford, wrote in a message to the committee. But the message did […]