Arizona trooper shot dead, another wounded on Interstate 10

Arizona trooper shot dead, another wounded on Interstate 10

AVONDALE, Arizona — One state trooper was killed and another wounded late Wednesday night  on Interstate 10 in Avondale, outside Phoenix, reports CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV. Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead told reporters calls began coming in at about 10:30 about someone driving erratically in I-10’s eastbound lanes and throwing things at cars. Milstead said some motorists were able to pull over to the righthand side to get the suspect out of the…

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New details about what happened before Demi Lovato’s overdose

New details about what happened before Demi Lovato’s overdose

New details are emerging about what happened before singer Demi Lovato’s apparent overdose on Tuesday. A source told Entertainment Tonight Lovato was not partying alone before she was found unresponsive in her Los Angeles home and her family and friends had feared she was hanging out with people who were encouraging her drug habit. The source also said Lovato was dating someone her family wanted her to stay away from, reports “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Kevin…

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Iranian general to Trump: War would “destroy all you possess”

Iranian general to Trump: War would “destroy all you possess”

TEHRAN, Iran — A top Iranian general says his forces are ready if President Donald Trump follows through on his warning that Iran will “suffer consequences” if Tehran threatens the United States. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday there was no need for him to “respond to any nonsensical comment,” but Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who heads the elite Quds Force of Iran‘s hard-line paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said on Thursday it was his duty as a…

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U.S. “most dangerous” place to give birth in developed world: USA Today

U.S. “most dangerous” place to give birth in developed world: USA Today

A USA Today investigation finds the United States is the “most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.” Every year in the U.S., more than 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth and 700 die. USA Today’s investigation, “Deadly Deliveries,” claims women are dying and suffering life-altering injuries during childbirth because hospitals are not following long-known safety measures.  Maternal death in the United States has been steadily rising. The U.S. now has…

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Man injured in small blast at U.S. embassy in China

Man injured in small blast at U.S. embassy in China

Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 3:09 AM EDT BEIJING — There was a brief security scare sparked by a small explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday. Chinese police said it was caused by a small homemade device wielded by a 26-year-old man who hurt only himself.  Photos on social media showed a large amount of smoke and police vehicles surrounding the embassy. The police statement identified the man only by his surname,…

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Explosion or possible fire reported outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

Explosion or possible fire reported outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 2:47 AM EDT BEIJING — The appears to have been a fire of fire possible explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Photos posted on Twitter showed a large amount of smoke and what appeared to be police vehicles surrounding the vast structure in northeastern Beijing on Thursday afternoon. Police did not immediately respond to comments on the incident and an embassy spokesperson said he was still collecting information.  The…

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Last 6 doomsday cult members on death row executed by Japan

Last 6 doomsday cult members on death row executed by Japan

TOKYO — The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people and sickened more than 6,000 with symptoms that included being blinded or paralyzed. Thirteen members of the group had received death sentences. The first seven, including cult leader Shoko Asahara, were hanged about three weeks ago….

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Body found in waters off Trump NYC golf course

Body found in waters off Trump NYC golf course

NEW YORK — An unidentified body was found Wednesday in the waters off a Trump golf resort in New York City, the NYPD said. Police spokesman George Tsourovakas said the decomposed body was discovered Wednesday night in the East River, snagged in rocks about 500 feet off the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx.  Police said there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.  Authorities were notified after some kids…

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How the dog behind the viral #InMyFeelings video learned her impressive tricks

How the dog behind the viral #InMyFeelings video learned her impressive tricks

The #InMyFeelings challenge has inspired thousands of social media users to make mini music videos. One four-legged participant rolled away from the pack–on her very own scooter.  The impressive video of a Border Collie walking on her hind legs and then riding a scooter next to a moving car, while Drake’s song “In My Feelings” played in the background, has gone viral. The 7-year-old pooch named Supra isn’t any ordinary house pet, she’s highly trained,…

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CNN correspondent restricted from covering open White House event

CNN correspondent restricted from covering open White House event

WASHINGTON — A CNN correspondent said she was barred from attending an open press event Wednesday at the White House because of questions she asked President Trump earlier in the day. Kaitlan Collins and her employer, CNN, say the White House denied Collins access to Mr. Trump’s Rose Garden event with the European Commission president because officials found her earlier questions “inappropriate.” Collins had served as a representative of the television networks during an earlier pool…

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