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Tree falls, kills woman in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (KCRA) — A 21-year-old woman died Sunday morning after a tree fell on her at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesperson said.<p>The accident happened around 11 a.m. in the area, formerly known as Curry Village, spokesperson Scott Gediman said. No …

Kidnapping suspect escapes on foot, ending hours-long standoff in O.C.

A kidnapping suspect was still at large Tuesday morning after leading police on a winding pursuit across Orange County that ended in an hours-long standoff near a Newport Beach park the night before, authorities said.<p>The suspect's identity has not been released; he is a 35-year-old man with tattoos …

Now you can renew your passport with an app

Forget schlepping to the post office or the DMV. If you have a smartphone, an envelope and a credit card, you can now renew your passport at home.<p>Ten years after the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) required Americans traveling to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda to carry U.S. …

San Francisco School Board OKs Condoms for Middle-Schoolers

A big controversy is brewing in San Francisco after the city's school board unanimously approved a proposal to give middle school students - ages 11 to 14 - access to condoms without parental approval.<p>The decision has divided parents, some of whom say that schools should indeed reinforce the …

Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered to 18?

Should New Jersey reduce the legal drinking age from 21 to 18?<p>Republican Assemblyman lawmaker Michael Patrick Carroll says yes, arguing that it's wrong that an 18-year-old in America can serve his or her country in the military but not be allowed to buy alcohol.<p>Carroll's proposal will have a hard …

New Jersey

Indian man allegedly kills 14 family members with a knife, then hangs self

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> An Indian man allegedly killed 14 family members, including eight children, with a knife before taking his own life Sunday, a police spokesman said.<p>Husnain Anwar Warekar, 35, put sedatives in his relatives' food before slashing their throats with a knife, according to Gajanan …

3 young men killed 'execution-style' in Indiana

<b>(CNN) —</b> An investigation is underway after three young men were found shot to death "execution-style" in a house in Indiana, authorities said.<p>Their bodies were discovered Wednesday in a home in Fort Wayne, according to Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman Officer Michael Joyner. He told CNN the …

Crime

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

This Video Of A Vet Comforting A Scared Puppy After Surgery Is So Cute It Hurts

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5 KKK members released from jail after brawl in Anaheim

Five Ku Klux Klan members who were arrested at a violent melee in an Anaheim park were released from jail after a video showed they were acting in self-defense, police said Sunday.<p>The four men and one woman had been held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing three …

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'AMY’ — a shattering biographical portrait of Amy Winehouse — wins Oscar for Best Documentary

The 2015 film, "Amy,<i>"</i> based on the life of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, became the highest-grossing British documentary film ever and has now won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.<p>We recently sat down with the director Asif Kapadia, who discussed the transformations that take place in the …

Blake Shelton Can't Keep His Hands Off Gwen Stefani at RaeLynn's Tennessee Wedding

Romance was in the air – and Blake Shelton definitely felt it.<p>The country singer couldn’t hide his affection for girlfriend Gwen Stefani during …

UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus's Hip-Hop Routine Is Quite Simply Superb

Sophina DeJesus is a gymnast. A very, very good one.<p>She's also presumably a big fan of hip-hop and when she combined the two at the weekend something …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The six denim shapes to wear now

Clothing

Are skinny jeans really over? (And if so, what to do about it)

In 2014 the denim market was estimated by Euromonitor to be worth $108 billion, with skinny styles taking up a 76 per cent market share. Yet, for most women buying jeans is usually the result of a compromise: the purchased pair being somewhere between the ones you fell in love with in a picture, …

Clothing

5 Foods That Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22 percent experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if …

Teens as young as 14 rescued from sexual exploitation during Super Bowl, FBI says

Seven teenagers, some as young as 14 years old, were rescued from forced prostitution in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl week, authorities announced Tuesday.<p>Some of the victims had previously been reported missing by their parents, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said. They …

Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire Singer and Co-Founder, Dead at 74

Earth, Wind and Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. A rep for the band confirmed his …

Music

Pennsylvania girl, 12, killed after father aims gun at constable

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ciara Meyer stood directly behind her father as he raised a .223-caliber rifle and pointed it at the chest of a constable who'd come to serve an eviction notice at their apartment.<p>The constable responded with a single shot.<p>That bullet went through the arm of 57-year-old Donald Meyer and …

Domestic Violence

David Bowie, a master of music and makeovers, dies at 69

<b>(CNN) —</b> David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69.<p>Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN.<p>"David Bowie died peacefully today …

David Bowie

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America's homeless population is getting older and sicker

That number may have decreased nationwide in the past few years, but California remains on the forefront of the problem, accounting for 20 percent of the country's homeless in 2014.<p>With the winter's freezing temperatures and El Niño's massive rainstorms, what to do about the thousands living in our …

Man's Heartbreaking Facebook Post About His Bullied Brother's Death by Suicide Goes Viral

"In today's age, bullies don't push you into lockers ....They cower behind<p>usernames and fake profiles."<p>The brother of a 16-year-old high school student who died by suicide is speaking out about the social media bullying his brother endured before he died.<p>David Molak was a sophomore at Alamo Heights …

Monster waves batter California coast as latest El Niño storm passes through

Southern California was soaked on Thursday with another storm driven by El Niño, sending powerful waves crashing against oceanfront Malibu homes and delaying power restoration for thousands of mountain dwellers in the Big Bear area.<p>The storm prompted the National Weather Service to issue a strong …

2015 one of USA's warmest, wettest years

Scientists announced Thursday that 2015 was the second-warmest and third-wettest year on record in the U.S.<p>Some states hit all-time records. Florida, Montana, Oregon and Washington each had their warmest year on record, while Oklahoma and Texas had their wettest, climate scientists from the …

Weather

Why The Rock is on a roll

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget James Brown. The Rock is the new Hardest Working Man in Show Business.<p>That's wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- and if you thought he was everywhere in 2015, just wait.<p>The chiseled celeb has at least a dozen new projects in the works, from action flicks and buddy …

11 People Killed And Many Injured After A Dozen Tornadoes Hit Texas

Hundreds of homes and other buildings were destroyed in several towns after tornadoes touched down in Texas Saturday evening.<p>Speaking at a press conference on Sunday morning, Garland Police Lt. Pedro Barineau said eight people had died in his county, and 15 had been taken to hospital with various …

Newborn girl found buried alive near Compton riverbed

A call came in to the Compton sheriff's station the day after Thanksgiving: A baby was crying near a riverbed at 136th Street and Slater Avenue.<p>Two sheriff's deputies who went to the scene around 4 p.m. zeroed in on the muffled cries, according to a news release by Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the …