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    Pizza Hut will remove two chemicals from its food

    NEW YORK — Pizza Hut has pledged to drop two preservatives and reduce its use of antibiotics as part of an effort to improve food quality. By the end of July, the restaurant chain will stop serving meat with butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) or butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). The Food and Drug Administration considers the chemicals “safe for use” in food, but critics including the Environmental Working Group say consumer should avoid them. Pizza Hut has been announcing changes to its ingredients […]

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    Star swimmer dies during lifeguard tryouts in Massachusetts

    CAPE COD, Mass. — A record-setting college swimmer and recent graduate died Saturday during lifeguard tryouts off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. State University of New York-Cortland 2016 graduate Jack Jakubek was participating in a fitness test for potential lifeguards at Pilgrim Lake in Orleans, Massachusetts, according to statements from the Orleans Fire Department and the University. “At approximately 8:49 a.m. a swimmer went missing,” the fire department said. A multiagency search and rescue operation was immediately launched, including […]

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    Stephen Hawking says he can’t explain Donald Trump’s popularity

    As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, Stephen Hawking is regularly called on to help explain the universe’s more mysterious phenomena. But asked to account for Donald Trump’s political rise Tuesday, the British theoretical physicist was stumped. “I can’t,” Hawking told CNN affiliate ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” program. “He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.” The Trump campaign did not immediately reply to a message requesting comment. Frosty response to Trump in UK […]

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    ‘A child’s life was in danger:’ Outcry continues after gorilla shot and killed at Cincinnati Zoo

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering an outcry over how the situation was handled. Footage shot by a witness shows Harambe, the 17-year-old male gorilla, standing near the boy, who went under a rail, through wires and over a moat wall to get into the enclosure, according to the zoo. The footage later shows Harambe dragging the child through the water as the […]

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    Computer problems cause massive delays at JFK Airport

    NEW YORK — Computer problems caused massive delays Sunday at one of the nation’s largest airports during one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. A server crash at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport stalled operations at Terminal Seven, according to a spokesman for the Port Authority. The terminal, which is operated by British Airways, was the only one at the airport affected. Qantas, Iberia, Cathay Pacific and other airlines that use the terminal have seen their flights delayed. […]

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    Marco Rubio says he apologized to Donald Trump for ‘small hands’ joke

    WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio apologized privately to Donald Trump in person backstage before a Republican debate for crude remarks he made about Trump’s appearance, the Florida senator said in an exclusive CNN interview. Meditating on everything from Trump’s rise to his fractious relationship with Jeb Bush, Rubio revisited nearly every turn of his presidential run in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that aired Sunday on “State of the Union.” The former presidential candidate, who has grudgingly said he will […]

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    Video shows tense moments as gorilla drags boy through Cincinnati Zoo exhibit

    CINCINNATI — A four-year-old boy who was dragged by a gorilla around its habitat in the Cincinnati Zoo is out of the hospital, as dramatic video shows the tense moments before zoo officials decided to shoot and kill the animal.  Zoo officials say the boy fell 10 to 12 feet into a moat after he climbed through a public barrier at the Gorilla World exhibit Saturday afternoon. He was picked up out of the moat and dragged by the gorilla for about 10 minutes. […]

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    Paris lightning strike leaves several injured at child’s party

    Lightning struck a group of children and adults Saturday in a Paris park, leaving four people — three of them children — with life-threatening injuries, two others in critical condition and five in serious condition, authorities there said. The group had gathered for a birthday party in Parc Monceau, a few blocks north of the Champs-Élysées, when a storm broke out, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported. They sought shelter under a tree. A total of eight children and three adults were […]

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    Beloved college football coach dies after battle with Parkinson’s

    After a decade of battling Parkinson’s disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning, according to his wife. Horton, 58, spent a decade coaching at Boston College and six years at North Carolina State University. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006 and retired from the football field in 2013. Ten years after his diagnosis, Horton died surrounded by his two daughters and his wife. Don Horton was a dad to hundreds of college football players. Though […]

  • FILE PHOTO: Pakistani women queue to cast their vota as another woman has her finger marked after having voted at a polling station on May 11, 2013 on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

    Pakistani men can beat wives ‘lightly,’ Islamic council says

    The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill that allows husbands to “lightly beat” their wives as a form of discipline. In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful beating, saying only a small stick is necessary to instill fear. The Council of Islamic Ideology is a powerful constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature whether laws are in line […]

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