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Charlie Gard's parents say their 'beautiful boy' has died

Critically ill baby who became known around the world dies after being moved to hospice following long legal battle<p>Charlie Gard, the baby whose fate was the subject of a protracted court battle and made headlines around the world, has died, his parents have said.<p>Chris Gard and Connie Yates fought a …

Charlie Gard

New York State Trooper Killed After Responding To Domestic Dispute

A state police trooper and a 27-year-old woman were killed Sunday night as part of an apparent domestic violence incident in upstate New York.<p>Trooper Joel Davis was responding to a domestic violence incident in the town of Theresa in Jefferson County. Officials say 27-year-old Nichole Walters was …

Texas police seize 600 pounds of meth-laced lollipops

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police investigating a reported burglary have seized almost $1 million worth of methamphetamine-laced lollipops.<p>Six hundred pounds of the homemade candy-drug mixture melted into various shapes -- including Batman and "Star Wars" figures -- were discovered in a Houston home. Police said the …

Crime

New startup wants to impregnate 40-somethings with perfect people

Darwin Life is a new kind of fertility clinic — one that aims to get women over 40 pregnant with designer babies. The company is the brain-child of Doctor John Zang, a researcher developing controversial methods of fertility that involve replacing some of the chromosomes in a patient’s eggs with …

Genetics

North Korea soldier defects through heavily mined DMZ border to South | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected on Tuesday across the heavily mined Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) border to South Korea, the South’s military said, amid high tension over the North’s defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons.<p>The South Korean military is questioning the soldier, the South’s …

Correction: Shipwreck Discovery story

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story and photo captions June 13 about the discovery of a shipwreck, The Associated Press reported erroneously the rank of Todd Sokalzuk. He is a Rear Admiral, not a Commander. Also, the story should have made it clear that the Coast Guard could not assign blame to the …

3 Americans Remain Imprisoned in North Korea

When Americans are detained in North Korea, they can expect harsh conditions, with tiny prison cells, little food or water and even less daylight. And their story line is preordained: A forced confession, a show trial, a sentence to years of hard labor with little chance of appeal.<p>The release of …

Police: 2 officers killed, 2 inmates on run in Georgia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two prisoners involved in the fatal shootings of two corrections officers on a bus Tuesday morning in central Georgia apparently have ditched their prison uniforms for stolen clothes.<p>An expanding manhunt is underway for Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24.<p>They were on a state …

Bitcoin, Stocks and the Fear of Missing Out

Seeing gains on top of gains increases investor confidence that those gains will last.<p>Bitcoin has been on an unbelievable run. The cryptocurrency is up around 124 percent for 2017. And that’s after it gained 125 percent in 2016. In May alone, it’s up more than 60 percent. It’s hard to know what the …

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Trump, Lewandowski comments fan flames of border crisis<p>Sisters reunited for 1st time in 6 decades<p>Police shoot and kill 17-year-old fleeing from them …

Crime

I asked Navy SEALs what to do when things get chaotic at work, and they said the same advice works on the battlefield and in business

I recently had the chance to get up before dawn and spend a day learning about leadership from two former US Navy SEAL commanders, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.<p>Willink led SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second in …

DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo’s Life Sentences Have Been Overturned And His Victim’s Families Are Puzzled

A federal judge in Virginia has shocked the families of the victims from the 2002 Washington-area sniper spree by throwing out two life sentence convictions for Lee Boyd Malvo, the 17-year-old son of John Allen Muhammad, who was executed in 2009 for the same crimes. On Friday, US District Court …

Crime

California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge

Old Dominion and ABF Freight will charge shippers extra to move freight in California in the wake of new labor rules.<p>By<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@eephillips_wsj<p>Erica.Phillips@wsj.com<p>Two large trucking companies have started charging shippers extra to move …

Trucking

Aztec Warfare

Ross Hassig questions whether the rationale behind the fighting in Mexico which Cortes encountered in 1519 has not been misunderstood.<p>Seen through …

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State’s highest court rejects challenges to state gun licensing law

The state’s highest court on Wednesday rejected challenges on several grounds to parts of the state’s gun licensing law.<p>Among other things, the …

Wilson Combat Urban Super Sniper

Dubbed the Urban Super Sniper, Wilson Combat is selling an AR-style rifle designed for extreme accuracy. Based on the original SS-15 Super Sniper, …

Five Ways Cheapskate Employers Justify Their Low Salaries

We got a call from Adriana, who was a client of ours a few years ago. “I thought this would make you guys laugh,” she said. “I got a call from a headhunter about a job opportunity in a startup that just got ten million dollars in funding.”<p>“Hurrah for you!” we said.<p>“I’m not going to to the …

American Sniper's killer stole his Navy Seal pistol, court told

Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine, is on trial for the murder of Chris Kyle, the US Navy Seal whose combat exploits inspired the Oscar-nominated film<p>The disturbed veteran who allegedly murdered Chris Kyle, the <b>US</b> commando whose life inspired the American Sniper film, stole his victim's Navy Seal …

Crime

Jury seated in slaying of 'American Sniper' author

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A jury was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated …

How To Choose Between A Roth And Regular IRA, 401(k)

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The Employment Law You Are Probably Breaking

How you pay your employees is governed by federal law. Violating it is easy, so be careful.<p><i>Dear Evil HR Lady,</i><p><i>If an exempt employee had to go to the doctor and missed an hour to three hours of work, can an employer dock pay? For example, a pregnant employee had an appointment and missed two hours of</i> …

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Deputy Fired For Threatening To Arrest Photographer Who Took Pictures Of Police In Public

As we’ve covered before, courts have ruled time and again that police can’t force citizens to stop taking photographs of them in public so long as …

Consumer Protection