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‘He saved her life by giving his own’: Off-duty officer killed protecting woman

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Maryland police officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning while protecting a woman threatened in a domestic violence situation.<p>Police identified the slain officer as Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin, a 14-year veteran of the police force. He was killed by a man with a shotgun …

Law Enforcement

NRA head breaks silence to attack gun control advocates: 'They hate individual freedom'

Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC in the wake of the Florida school shooting, mounting an unrepentant defense of gun rights<p>How will gun control be discussed at a conference of conservatives this week? Follow developments in an experimental format for mobile<p>The head of the powerful National Rifle …

Guns

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday.<p>Investigators were reviewing cellphones and other electronics found at the boy's home, but it was too early to …

Middle School

Topless Kate Upton swept off jagged rock by huge wave during SI Swim shoot

Mother Nature was not on model Kate Upton’s side during the photo shoot for the 2018 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. In a clip shared by the organization, the star can be seen taking a nasty tumble off a rock after a wave hits her.<p>Upton, who has graced the cover of the SI swimsuit edition …

Fashion Modeling

Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situation."<p>The 17-year-old identifies as a boy. Neither he nor his family can be named, according to court instructions. The teen's parents want court authority to stop their …

Mental Health

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

Demographics

Teens Are Leaving Facebook in Droves for This Way-Cooler App

Facebook is for olds.<p>Facebook's not cool anymore. Not according to the gatekeepers of all things cool: kids and young adults. An independent study released by research firm eMarketerfound that Facebook will lose 2 million users under the age of 25 this year. The research also found that less than …

Employment

Couple sells all possessions for sailboat, sinks 2 days into trip

A couple’s plan for a better life has been sunk.<p>Nikki Walsh, 24, and boyfriend Tanner Broadwell, 26, decided nearly a year ago that they were tired of working.<p>“How can we live our lives when we’re working most of the day and you have to pay so much just to live?” Walsh, who booked time-share tours …

Tampa Bay

Porn actresses are dying – why?

On January 21 it was confirmed that 23-year-old Olivia Lua, a porn actress, had died in a West Hollywood rehab centre. Just a week before, on January 7, another porn actress, 20-year-old Olivia Nova, was found dead in Las Vegas. Three other porn actresses passed away at the end of 2017 – Yuri Luv, …

Bulger killer admits having indecent images of children

Jon Venables, who served eight years for two-year-old James’s murder, sentenced to 40 months<p>James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to having more than 1,000 indecent images of children.<p>Venables, who was released on licence in 2001 after …

Crime

You can’t un-see this video of Trump's hair as he boards Air Force One

On Tuesday evening, journalist Ashley Feinberg noticed something off about a YouTube video showing President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. …

Alabama man in custody after viral child pornography video

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Alabama man is in custody Tuesday as a suspect in a child pornography video that was shared worldwide on social media, authorities said.<p>Germaine Moore, 44, of Millbrook, Alabama, turned himself in to authorities outside of Montgomery early Tuesday, according to Lt. Brooke Walker, …

Social Media

Prosecutor: Trump's comments on fatal crash 'ghoulish'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana prosecutor blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for politicizing the case of an immigrant illegally living in the U.S. and charged in a drunken crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man, saying his and others' comments were …

Crime

The Kinky French Film That Puts ‘Fifty Shades’ to Shame

Filmmaker François Ozon’s (‘Swimming Pool’) latest pushes the sexual envelope in ways few American films do.<p>Following a brief opening credits …

Michelle Obama Finally Opens Up About That Awkward Inauguration Gift Exchange with Melania Trump

Melania Trump‘s inauguration present to Michelle Obama remains a mystery — until now.<p>In her first TV interview since leaving the White House, the …

Helicopter crashes into California home, killing 3 people

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said.<p>The four-seat Robinson R44 went down in a gated community in Newport Beach, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Los …

Newport Beach

Miley Cyrus Accused Of ‘Exploiting’ Black Culture After Grammys Performance

Miley Cyrus is being accused of “exploiting” black culture by multimedia journalist Ernest Owens in the wake of her 2018 Grammys performance with Sir …

Lindsey Graham: firing Mueller “would be the end” of the Trump presidency

And everyone in the White House knows it.<p>Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is taking a hard line on the Russia investigation and the president’s seeming inability to stay out of it.On Sunday, Graham warned that Firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the Russia scandal, would …

Donald Trump

Teacher awakes to find semi-naked woman armed with knives standing over his bed

When Richard Hill woke to find a beautiful, semi-clad woman standing over the bed, the maths teacher thought he was dreaming.<p>“She was stunning,” …

Man Killed After Being Sucked Into MRI Machine

An Indian man was killed Saturday after being sucked into an MRI machine at a Mumbai Hospital, according to Indian news broadcaster NDTV.<p>The man, …

It’s Now Likely Mueller Thinks Trump Obstructed Justice

Thursday’s bombshell news points toward one conclusion: The special counsel has the goods on the president.<p>Thursday’s explosive New York Times story that President Donald Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June renewed the public’s focus on the obstruction of justice …

Donald Trump

Jimmy Kimmel: Melania Skipped Davos Because She ‘Hates’ Trump

‘This will be a rare public separation for America’s most notoriously affectionate couple.’<p>Could it be a coincidence that first lady Melania Trump …

World Economic Forum

Striking French Prison Guards Stand Firm, Citing Safety and Pay

PARIS — A labor strike by prison guards around France entered its second week on Monday, as the guards vented anger over their pay and dangerous working conditions, an issue that erupted into the open this month after a string of violent assaults by prisoners.<p>Adding to those longstanding grievances …

North Africa

“I’ve Got Another Nut Job Here Who Thinks He’s Running Things”: Are Trump and Kelly Heading for Divorce?

With the president and his chief of staff arguing in public, Ivanka Trump takes charge of finding a replacement.<p><b>Donald Trump’s</b> relationship with <b>John Kelly,</b> his chief of staff, fraught from the beginning, may finally have gone past the point of no return. Two prominent Republicans in frequent …

Donald Trump

German nurse charged with 97 more murders

<b>(CNN) —</b> A German nurse who allegedly killed his victims out of boredom has been charged with 97 murders, potentially making him one of the country's deadliest serial killers.<p>The nurse, Niels Hoegel, was already serving a life sentence for six convictions, including homicide and attempted homicide. …

Crime

In an Unexpected Move, Amazon Just Made Its Biggest Announcement Since Acquiring Whole Foods | Inc.com

There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. And there definitely aren't any lines.<p>At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your Amazon account.<p>It's called Amazon Go, and the store uses …

Amazon Go

Kentucky school shooting: 2 students killed, 18 injured

<b>(CNN) —</b> Another high school has turned into a scene of carnage, this time in western Kentucky.<p>Sixteen people were wounded, two of them fatally, after a shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School, authorities said. Four others sustained various injuries.<p>A 15-year-old male …

High School

Bill Cosby returns to stage ahead of sexual assault retrial

<b>US comedian Bill Cosby has performed his first stand-up gig since 2015, just months ahead of his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.</b><p>The 80-year-old entertainer told jokes about aging and going blind at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia.<p>His performance on Monday was met with criticism …

Bill Cosby

Child killed at German school, reportedly murdered by schoolmate

A teenager has been stabbed to death at a German school by another student known for aggressive behaviour. State prosecutors have announced that they …

Crime