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  • Suspect arrested in 1988 killing of Indiana girl

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A man arrested in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl after authorities said they linked him to the crime with DNA appeared Monday before a judge who gave prosecutors 72 hours to formally charge him in the child’s abduction, rape and killing. John D. Miller, 59, of Grabill was arrested Sunday on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in April Marie Tinsley’s slaying. The Fort Wayne girl’s body was found in a […]

  • US charges Russian national with being a foreign agent

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US government has charged a Russian national with being a spy for the Russian government in the US and developing relationships “with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics.” Mariia Butina, who was involved with a Russian gun group that the National Rifle Association was supportive of, was arrested on Sunday and appeared in court in Washington, DC to Monday, according to the Justice Department. A statement from the DoJ alleges Butina worked […]

  • Trump declines to side with US intelligence over Putin

    HELSINKI, Finland — US President Donald Trump, in a stunning rebuke of the US intelligence community, declined on Monday to endorse the US government’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying he doesn’t “see any reason why” Russia would be responsible. Instead, Trump — standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin — touted Putin’s vigorous denial and pivoted to complaining about the Democratic National Committee’s server and missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal account. “I have great confidence in […]

  • Jaguar escapes enclosure, kills 8 animals at New Orleans zoo

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – A New Orleans zoo was closed over the weekend after a jaguar escaped its habitat and killed eight other animals. Audubon Zoo said the 3-year-old male jaguar, named Valerio, was spotted outside his enclosure by a zoo employee around 7 a.m. Valerio attacked and killed five alpacas, two foxes and one emu. Another fox was also attacked, but survived. Kyle Burks, vice president and managing director for the zoo, said at a news conference that Valerio […]

  • Lava from Hawaii volcano creates tiny new island

    Lava that’s still flowing from the Kilauea volcano has now created a tiny new island off the coast of Hawaii. The island of lava appeared Thursday, just offshore from the northern edge of the Big Island, the United States Geological Survey said. A Hawaii Volcano Observatory crew noticed it during a Friday morning flight. The island is part of the lava flow that extends underwater away from the coastline, the agency said. It thinks underwater pressure pushed the lava flow to the surface. This is […]

  • FDA recalls common heart medication over cancer concerns

    A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan […]

  • Amazon Prime Day is here

    NEW YORK — Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, and it’s set to capitalize on the rewards. The fourth Prime Day (and a half) will begin noon PT Monday, extending for 36 hours. The savings event this year is running longer than prior years, available for shoppers in more countries, and Amazon is promising a million deals — the most yet — for Prime members. It’s also the first Prime Day with Whole Foods, Amazon’s most expensive acquisition, […]

  • British rescuer considers legal action against Elon Musk over ‘pedo’ tweet

    British rescuer Vern Unsworth says he is considering legal action against US billionaire Elon Musk after he made an unfounded and disparaging claim he was a “pedo”, or pedophile, in a now-deleted tweet. Unsworth, a caver based in Thailand, provided knowledge of the Tham Luang cave system, which helped with the rescue of 12 school boys and their soccer coach in a flooded Thai cave last week. Musk, the CEO of several high-profile American tech companies, broadcast the claim to […]

  • Amazon promises a ‘million deals’ for Prime Day; Target, others offer sales Monday

    Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, and it’s set to capitalize on the rewards. The fourth Prime Day (and a half) will begin noon PT (3 p.m. ET) Monday, extending for 36 hours. The savings event this year is running longer than prior years, available for shoppers in more countries, and Amazon is promising a million deals — the most yet — for Prime members. It’s also the first Prime Day with Whole Foods, Amazon’s most expensive acquisition, […]

  • The last Sears in Chicago closes

    Sears has been part of Chicago for more than a century. That ended Sunday. The final Sears in Chicago city limits closed Sunday. Known as the Six Corners store, it opened in the Irving Park neighborhood 80 years ago, during the Great Depression. On the first day, 100,000 shoppers stormed through the doors. A real estate firm has plans to turn it into a mixed development of stores and apartments. The closing of the Six Corners store is another sign of […]