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June 18, 2019 - 6:19 am
MmeEmil/iStock (COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa.) -- A caregiver is accused of trying to kill an elderly couple in Pennsylvania by lacing their cigarettes with rat poison. A 73-year-old woman in Northumberland County told authorities last Friday that she found an unknown green substance in cigarettes that were...
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June 18, 2019 - 5:35 am
Phototreat/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Amid the recent surge of migrants traveling to the U.S. from Central America, people from another part of the world have also been arriving at the southern border in large numbers. Hundreds of migrants from central African countries, including the Republic of Congo,...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WABC-TV (RIDGEFIELD, N.J.) -- An explosion brought down a Ridgefield, New Jersey, house on Monday, covering the road, backyard and surrounding property with debris. Police, fire and PSE&G officials arrived at the multi-floor, single family home shortly before 11:30 a.m. An off-duty police...
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June 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
Wild & Free/iStock (NEW YORK) -- More than 200 bottlenose dolphins have become stranded on beaches along the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana to Florida since Feb. 1, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The elevated number of strandings represents three times the...
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June 17, 2019 - 2:04 pm
felixmizioznikov/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A team of hundreds of divers has beaten the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater cleanup worldwide off a South Florida beach over the weekend. Arilton Pavan, owner of diving store Dixie Divers in Deerfield Beach, Florida, has been organizing an...
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June 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
MicroStockHub/iStock (YAMHILL, Ore.) -- The bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son have been recovered, authorities said, weeks after they went missing and the little boy's father was arrested for murder. Karissa Fretwell, 25, of West Salem, and her son William Fretwell, who went by...
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June 17, 2019 - 11:20 am
tirc83/iStock (DALLAS) -- A gunman opened fire outside a federal courthouse in Dallas Monday morning, but no one aside from the gunman appeared to be injured in the incident, police said. Police responded to what they called an active shooter incident at the Earle Cabell federal courthouse in...
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June 17, 2019 - 11:10 am
grandriver/iStock (WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) -- A family of four was found dead in an Iowa home from apparent gunshot wounds, officials said. The bodies of Chandrasekhar "Chandra" Sunkara -- an IT employee with the Iowa Department of Public Safety -- and his wife and two sons were found Saturday...
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June 17, 2019 - 10:32 am
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Gloria Vanderbilt, mother to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and member of the storied Vanderbilt family, has died at 95 years old. Cooper confirmed his mother's death on air on CNN, saying she died at home surrounded by family and friends. He said his...
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June 17, 2019 - 6:08 am
TheaDesign/iStock (PHILADELPHIA) -- One person is dead and five others were shot at a graduation party Sunday night in Philadelphia. The victims include three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, a 16-year-old girl and two men, ages 21 and 24. Earlier, police reported eight total people had been shot, not six...
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