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  • Austin explosion may have been triggered by tripwire, police say

    AUSTIN, Texas — An explosion that injured two men Sunday night could’ve been triggered by a tripwire, said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, after a fourth blast in the Texas city in little over two weeks. Authorities are working under the belief that the latest incident is connected to the previous three explosions in the city, Manley said. At this point, information is preliminary, he said early Monday morning, and police have yet to fully process the scene. Manley said […]

  • Pennsylvania man and teen found in Mexico almost 2 weeks after they went missing

    Nearly two weeks after a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl vanished with a 45-year-old man, the pair was found Saturday in Mexico and the man was arrested, authorities say. Amy Yu was “unharmed and in good health,” Allentown police said in a statement. She and Kevin Esterly, the man police say she willingly ran away with, were escorted to Miami by US Homeland Security Investigations agents and the US Marshals Service. Amy has been safely returned to her family in Pennsylvania, according […]

  • Facebook suspends data firm with Trump ties

    MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook has announced it is suspending Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign, over concerns about violations of the social media site’s policies. On Friday, Facebook’s vice president and deputy general counsel, Paul Grewal, said in a detailed statement that a University of Cambridge psychology professor, Aleksandr Kogan, had passed Facebook user data he gained through an app on to third-parties, including Cambridge Analytica — a breach of the social media site’s policies on protecting […]

  • Tinder’s parent company is suing dating app Bumble

    CHICAGO — Tinder’s parent company Match Group is suing competitor Bumble, accusing the female-friendly dating app of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Texas, says Bumble is virtually identical to Tinder, the app that popularized the swipe right to like, swipe left to dislike functionality. Bumble copied the “world-changing, card swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise” of Tinder, the lawsuit says. The complaint also says that Bumble’s co-creators are ex-Tinder employees, and the app has rolled out […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day by the numbers

    CHICAGO — When you suit up in green and head to the St. Patrick’s Day parade or your favorite Irish bar to celebrate, dropping these facts and figures about the holiday’s origins will impress your fellow revelers! 5: St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday to honor the saint who, in the fifth century, introduced Christianity to Ireland. 1762: The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York on March 17, 1762. 149 million: People in the US who plan to celebrate […]

  • Arkansas student says he was paddled for gun control walkout

    GREENBRIER, Ark. — Students across the United States are serving detention or in-school suspension as discipline for walking out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence. But a student at Greenbrier High in Arkansas says he was punished a different way. Wylie Greer told CNN that only he and two other students walked out, and while they were sitting outside the school building, the principal approached and asked if they knew “there would be consequences” for their action. They said yes, Greer […]

  • United flight diverted after dog accidentally loaded on plane

    AKRON, Ohio — Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan, United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week. A flight was diverted to Akron, Ohio, on Thursday after the airline realized a pet had been loaded onto the flight in error, airline spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told CNN. Flight 3996 was carrying 33 passengers from Newark, New Jersey, to St. Louis, but the pet was […]

  • Dog mistakenly sent to Japan returns home to Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. — More than 11,000 miles and about 48 hours later, Irgo has finally arrived at his new home in Kansas. The Swindle family reunited with the beloved dog Thursday in Wichita, two days after United Airlines mistakenly sent the 10-year-old German shepherd across the world to Japan. “He instantly jumped up and was crying,” Kara Swindle told CNN affiliate KSNW of the moment when they were reunited. “When he’s super excited, he cries.” “It feels actually amazing to […]

  • Melissa Joan Hart returns for ‘Clarissa Explains It All’ reboot, report says

    Clarissa is about to explain it all again. Melissa Joan Hart, who starred in the hit Nickelodeon series “Clarissa Explains It All ” is reportedly starring in and executive producing a reboot of the popular 90s show. Hart will reprise her role as Clarissa Darling, a teenager who broke down the fourth wall to talk to viewers about adolescent issues like boys and family. The series ran from 1991 to 1994. Although the premise of the reboot is unknown, Hart […]

  • Officials seize turtle from science teacher who fed the reptile a puppy

    PRESTON, Idaho  — Authorities have seized a snapping turtle from an Idaho junior high school science teacher who is currently under investigation for feeding a small puppy to the reptile. The Idaho Department of Agriculture requested that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game remove the turtle from Robert Crosland’s possession. “The Department of Agriculture sent an official request to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game asking us to seize the snapping turtle under the Department of Agriculture’s authority,” […]