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  • Sign at Old Fisherman's Grotto in Monterey, Calif.

    Restaurant bans noisy children from dining room

    A popular restaurant in Monterey, Calif.,  has a “no noisy children” policy. Tourists say they don’t think it’s fair, but the owner says it’s not hurting his bottom line. The sign at Old Fisherman’s Grotto, located at the popular tourist destination Fisherman’s Wharf, reads:  “No strollers, no high chairs, no booster chairs,” and “Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners, and as such are not allowed in the dining room.” “I think it’s ridiculous,” said tourist Teresa Colombani. […]

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    Ebola fears hit close to home; what you need to know

    Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters’ birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria. But when he landed in Lagos, Sawyer, 40, collapsed getting off the plane. He had been infected with Ebola in Liberia, where he worked as a top government official in the Liberian Ministry of Finance. Sawyer was isolated at a local Nigerian hospital on July 20. He died five days later. Sawyer’s wife Decontee Sawyer, lives in Coon […]

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    Water main breaks sending 8-10M gallons into UCLA campus

    A portion of world-famous Sunset Boulevard was closed Tuesday afternoon after a nearby water main broke, spilling an estimated 8 to 10 million gallons of water into the streets near and on the UCLA campus. Los Angeles swiftwater rescue units have conducted five rescues, fire department spokesman Jamie Moore said. Ankle-deep water flowed across sections of the UCLA campus. A photo showed several inches of water covering the court of UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, which was renovated two years ago. The […]

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    WATCH: Women ran over by train narrowly escape death

    Two Indiana women narrowly escaped death after facing down a train earlier this month. On July 10, the women were walking on the railroad tracks on the Shuffle Creek Trestle, a bridge over Lake Lemon about ten miles northeast of Bloomington, when they noticed a train was coming toward them. The engineer of the lead locomotive spotted them as the train came around a curve at 30 mph. The bridge is about 500 feet long and 80 feet high, and […]

  • Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

    Parents face $200k in student loans after daughter’s death

    New York — When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would be a huge struggle to support them. Steve earns less than $75,000 per year as a pastor, while Darnelle earns even less as a director at the same […]

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    Ebola outbreak spreads to a fourth country in West Africa

    Deadly Ebola cases have now been reported in Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. World Health Organization officials have tracked 1,200 cases so far and more than half of those patients have died. Two American health care workers are among the sick. Street protests have broken out across the country over the government’s handling of the outbreak,  including one angry angry crowd that threatened to burn down a hospital where Ebola patients have been isolated. The disease kills 90% of […]

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    Women leaves child in hot car to get nails done

    East Hartford, Conn. — A woman from Hartford was arrested for leaving a child in the car on a hot day while she went to get her nails done. Rosheenamarie Francis, 28, told police that she forgot the 6-year-old was in the car Friday in front of the Lena’s Nails II on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford. Police said that the windows were rolled up and that the temperature inside reached 140 degrees. The child was inside for between one […]

  • A Ommy Irizarry, 36, and his daughter Oceana, 9, died following after being hit by a plane attempting to land on Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida. Photo credit: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

    Man posts touching message to wife hours before struck, killed by crashing plane

    A Georgia man and his young daughter were killed Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach. Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in distress Sunday afternoon. The pilot of a 1972 Piper Cherokee radioed that he would be unable to make it back to the airport and that he was instead going to attempt a landing on Caspersen Beach, just to the south. The plane […]

  • Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life from NBA, fined $2.5M

    Judge rules against Donald Sterling, says Clippers can be sold

    (CNN) –A deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for an NBA record price can move forward, a California probate judge ruled Monday. Judge Michael Levanas tentatively ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling, saying the estranged wife of Donald Sterling acted properly in removing her husband from the trust that owns the NBA team and in winding up the affairs of the trust. The sale can go forward regardless of any appeals, Levanas said. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has […]

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    Suspected sex offender featured on ‘The Hunt’ killed in attempted arrest

    A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN’s “The Hunt” with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York law enforcement sources. Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012. Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said. Walsh said that after the episode featuring Mozdir aired, authorities received […]