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Boy pulls gun on classmate and demands Chicken McNugget, NYPD says

A 12-year-old New York City boy is accused of pulling a gun on a classmate and demanding that she give him her chicken nugget.<p>NYPD say the boy first approached the girl inside a McDonald's in Harlem on Tuesday and asked her for one of her Chicken McNuggets. When the girl refused, police say the boy …

Top Pentagon official: 'Right now it sucks' to be ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A top Pentagon official said Tuesday that the U.S. is hitting ISIS with "cyber bombs" as part of its new arsenal of tactics being deployed against the terrorist group.<p>"We are dropping cyber bombs. We have never done that before," Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work told …

terrorthreat

U.S. issues formal protest to Russia over Baltic Sea incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has communicated formal concerns to the Russian government about the incident in the Baltic Sea this week in which fighter jets flew very close to the USS Donald Cook.<p>Earnest said the countries would work to resolve …

Military

The U.S. Just Banned Hoverboard Imports

And it has nothing to do with their fiery explosions.<p>The International Trade Commission announced Wednesday that the United States is banning imports of so-called hoverboards.<p>But while some brands of the auto-balancing scooters are known to spontaneously combust, the U.S.'s decision had nothing to …

South Korea and US set for 'largest ever' war games

<b>The US and South Korea are set to begin their largest ever joint military exercises amid high tensions on the Korean peninsula.</b><p>More than 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 US troops will take part in the drills, Yonhap news agency reported, citing a military official.<p>South Korean defence minister Han …

South Dakota could be first state to ban transgender students in some restrooms

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Dakota could become the first state to ban transgender students from using restrooms of the gender they identify with.<p>The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday in a 20-15 vote, after the state House approved it 58-10 last month. The measure now goes to Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard's …

U.S. stealth jets fly over S. Korea amid N. Korea standoff

Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew low over South Korea on Wednesday in a clear show of force against North Korea, a day after South Korea's president warned of the North's collapse amid a festering standoff over its nuclear and missile ambitions.<p>The high-tech planes capable of sneaking past …

Navy ships and submarines to carry new anti-ship Tomahawk missile, report says

In the next decade, U.S. ships and submarines capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles will likely be fitted with a variant specifically designed to hit enemy ships up to 1,000 miles away, according to a report published in the U.S. Naval Institute News.<p>Vice Adm. Joseph Mulloy, deputy chief of …

US flies stealth jets over South Korea

The United States has flown part of its stealth fleet from Japan to just south of the border between the two Koreas. The move was meant as a warning …

North Korea

Exclusive: U.S. & India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - U.S. official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway.<p>A USS Boxer LHD travels at an offshore …

China

No 'bullying' in the South China Sea, US warns

US President Barack Obama will deliver a tough message to China during a summit with Southeast Asian countries that disputes in the South China Sea must be resolved peacefully and not with a big nation "bullying" smaller neighbours.<p>Obama is to host the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian …

What you get paid when you win the Super Bowl

A whole lot of people make staggering sums of money off of the Super Bowl -- but not the players on the field.<p>Team members of the Denver Broncos each earned a $102,000 bonus for winning the big game Sunday night, while the Carolina Panthers players each received half that amount.<p>That's chump change …

NFL

ISIS may have saved the A-10

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.<p>Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's vice chief of staff, tells Defense News the rise of the …

Military

Mall of America Goes to Court to Stop Black Lives Matter Protest

The Mall of America is taking legal action in a bid to stop an upcoming protest by members of the Minneapolis chapter of Black Lives Matter.<p>The mall …

Mall of America

UCLA To Face Nebraska In Foster Farms Bowl

The Foster Farms Bowl apparently wanted a team from Southern California really badly in order to impact Northern California tourism at Christmas.<p>For …

College Sports

U.S. Navy's Largest Destroyer Ever Heads Out to Sea for First Time

BATH, Maine — The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials.<p>More than 200 …

Gun TV, a channel that lets people order firearms from home, is launching in the US

As insomniacs and impulse shoppers around the world can attest, home television shopping networks can make people covet never-before-contemplated purchases. So it’s worth asking whether a new channel dedicated to showcasing firearms could tempt Americans to buy more guns.<p>Gun TV (GTV Live Shopping) …

Guns

Losing records OK for bowl games this year.

Did you know this? Did you hear this? It is an outrage: There are so many college bowl games now (41 of them) that the NCAA had to change its rules …

College Football

Minnesota Couple Drops $500,000 Check Into Salvation Army Kettle

Call it paying it forward — big time.<p>A Minnesota couple — who at one time lived on discarded food — quietly put a personal check for $500,000 into a Salvation Army kettle located outside a grocery store in a Twin Cities suburb over the weekend.<p>The emblematic red kettle, which the humanitarian …

Four Charged in Shooting Near Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest

Four men have been charged in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis last week, and the prosecutor said he believes it was racially motivated.<p>Alleged gunman Allen Scarsella, 23, is charged with five counts of second-degree assault and one charge of second-degree riot, Hennepin …

Group raised suspicions before 5 were shot at police protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of …

Fake Dutch ambulances smuggle up to £1.6 billion of cocaine and heroin

Prosecutor Robert Davies described it as a 'top-level, audacious, and - up to the point of interception and the arrests - successful and lucrative criminal conspiracy'<p>A fleet of specially adapted fake Dutch ambulances smuggled up to £1.6 billion of top-quality cocaine and heroin concealed in secret …

Four men charged after protesters shot near Minneapolis police protests

Authorities in Minnesota said four men had been charged after the shooting last week injured five people near a protest against the death of an unarmed black man shot and killed by Minneapolis police officers.<p>The announcement came hours after local leaders called on protesters in Minneapolis to …

Colorado Survivor Recounts Haunting Moment When Gunman Stared Him In The Eye

"I've never experienced anything like that before."<p>A visibly shaken witness to Friday’s mass shooting at Colorado Springs’ Planned Parenthood clinic described the moment he saw the gunman, identified as Robert Lewis Dear.<p>“Five seconds we stared at each other, and in that five-second period those …

Kansas Man Held on $10M Bond After Son, 7, Goes Missing, Human Remains Found

A Kansas man is being held on $10 million bond after police discovered his young son missing and then found human remains on his property.<p>Kansas City police said officers first responded to reports of an "armed disturbance" Wednesday at the home of Michael A. Jones, 44. During the investigation, …

Crime

Suspected Burglar Died After Getting Stuck in California Chimney

A suspected burglar who became stuck in a chimney in Central California died Saturday afternoon after the unsuspecting homeowner lit a fire, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.<p>The incident occurred at around 3 p.m. and firefighters who responded to the Huron home found a man stuck in the …

Fire Fighting

Radar points to a hidden chamber in king Tutankhamun’s tomb

Egyptian officials believe they have found a hidden chamber—the possible resting place of queen Nefertiti—alongside king Tutankhamun’s tomb.<p>The Egyptian government gave permission for the Antiques ministry to conduct infrared scans of the tomb in September, after British archeologist Nicholas …

Ancient History