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Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker

An investigation involving two of the world’s biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges that a man illegally shipped the reptiles to China. Prosecutors took a slow-wins-the-race approach to filing charges this week, since the case began as early as 2016. That’s when a Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer found […]

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Gov’t wants a new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

With suicides on the rise , the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach. Once implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are routed to one of 163 crisis centers, where counselors answered […]

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Woodbury father charged in death of his baby son

Minnesota prosecutors say a Woodbury father intentionally dropped his 5-month-old son headfirst on the floor because the baby was crying and fussy. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Hoisser is charged with second-degree murder in the April death of his son, Gus. Hoosier’s bail was set at $350,000 on Friday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a Washington County […]

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Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer to as […]

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FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

The two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon had a clear-cut assignment: They were supposed to bring packages from a warehouse south of Seattle to a post office for shipping, or sometimes drive to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to pick up items that were being returned to the company. Instead, the FBI said in a search […]

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Judge will reconsider jail sentence for woman who fed strays

A judge wants to take a second look at a 10-day jail sentence given to a 79-year-old woman for refusing to stop feeding stray cats in her suburban Cleveland neighborhood. Cleveland.com reports that Garfield Heights Municipal Court Judge Jennifer Weiler wants to hear the case herself after a jail sentence handed down to Nancy Segula […]

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Crowds cheer ponies swimming to Virginia

Crowds cheered as dozens of ponies swam across a channel on Virginia’s Eastern Shore during the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim. Interested in Animals? News outlets reported that the ponies traversed the Assateague Channel on Wednesday morning. People watched from the shore as the ponies swam. Sometimes only their heads were visible above the water. The […]

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City of Miami to host 5K race to raise funds for Venezuela

The city of Miami and members of Venezuela’s opposition will host a charity run to raise funds for medical supplies and medicines for the South American nation that is grappling with food and medical shortages. Interested in Venezuela? Mayor Francis Suarez said “Running for Freedom 5K” will support humanitarian aid efforts led by opposition leader […]

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Chicago’s elusive gator settles into new home

An alligator that eluded capture for days in a Chicago lagoon is settling in its new home in Florida. Interested in Animals? The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said in a Facebook post Friday that it welcomed the reptile known as Chance the Snapper with a banner, pizza and Chicago’s greatest hits. The park […]