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  • Elton John cancels Las Vegas chows, hospitalized for ‘unusual bacterial infection’

    LAS VEGAS – Sir Elton John thanked his fans Tuesday for “an avalanche of kindness” as he recovers from a “rare and potential deadly infection” he apparently got during a tour of South America. The 70-year old legendary singer told his Instagram followers he was “overwhelmed with gratitude” and “getting stronger every day.” “During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection,” Caesars Palace said in a statement posted to its Facebook page. […]

  • New Orleans crews under heavy guard as removal of Confederate monuments begins

    In the dark of night, workers wearing masks and tactical vests arrived Monday at New Orleans’ Battle of Liberty Place monument to take it down. Police snipers were positioned on nearby rooftops, according to The Times-Picayune newspaper, and the trucks and equipment used in the operation had company names covered by cardboard and black tape. The controversial removal was the first of four scheduled relocations of Confederate memorials in the city, despite weeks of opposition from pro-monument groups and threats […]

  • Missing Tenn. student Elizabeth Thomas found, teacher Tad Cummins arrested

    CECILVILLE, Calif. – After five weeks on the run, a Tennessee teacher who kidnapped and fled with a 15-year-old student has been arrested in California, authorities said Thursday. The student, Elizabeth Thomas, was found safe, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Thursday. But the girl has not been able to speak with her family yet because she is in “too remote” of a location to do so, Thomas family attorney Jason Whatley said. Tad Cummins, 50, fled with Elizabeth from […]

  • Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson takes over

    Bill O’Reilly is done at Fox News, its parent company 21st Century Fox said Wednesday. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” the company said in a statement. O’Reilly was notified Wednesday that his run at Fox News would be coming to an end, according to a source with knowledge of the proceedings. This is a turn of events […]

  • Tom Brady skipping Patriots White House visit because of ‘family matters’

    WASHINGTON — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won’t accompany his teammates to the White House Wednesday, where the Super Bowl champions are set to be honored by President Donald Trump. Brady cited “personal family matters” as his reason for skipping the ceremony. “I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today,” Brady said in a statement posted on NFL.com. “Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud […]

  • Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

    Convicted murderer and former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his Massachusetts prison cell Wednesday morning, officials said, just days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to a window in his cell at the Souza Baranowski prison in Shirley, the Massachusetts Department of Correction said. His body was discovered at 3:05 a.m. “Lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez, and […]

  • Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens shoots, kills self after chase in Pennsylvania

    ERIE, Pa. — Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens was found dead inside a vehicle in Pennsylvania following a brief pursuit on Tuesday, according to police. “Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself.” — Pennsylvania State Police Stephens was found dead inside a white Ford Fusion, according to the Erie Times-News. According to WJW, police in Cleveland will hold a press conference at 12 p.m. ET regarding the case. […]

  • Facebook killing victim Robert Godwin’s family forgives suspect on the run

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – He was walking home from an Easter meal with his family when the stranger walked up to Robert Godwin Sr. The two talk briefly before the stranger, Steve Stephens, pulls out a gun and fires. Now, police are desperately hunting for the man who killed Godwin and uploaded the video on Facebook, while Godwin’s friends and family are trying to make sense of the senseless death of the 74-year-old man. “This man right here was a good […]

  • Pope’s Easter message: End the horror in Syria

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis delivered the traditional Easter Sunday Mass sermon in Rome on Sunday with a call for an end to the “horror and death” in Syria and prayed for Jesus to help world leaders end the arms trade. “In the complex and often dramatic situations of today’s world, may the Risen Lord guide the steps of all those who work for justice and peace,” he told a crowd of around 60,000 people gathered in a flower-filled St. […]

  • North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say

    An attempted missile launch by North Korea on Sunday failed, US and South Korean defense officials told CNN. The attempted launch occurred a day after the regime of Kim Jong Un showed off a bevy of new missiles and launchers at a large-scale military parade on its most important holiday. A South Korean defense official said the action took place in Sinpo, a port city in eastern North Korea. That was the site of a ballistic missile test earlier this […]