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  • ‘Shoot Me in the Head!’ The Toronto Suspect Yelled. The Officer Refused.

    TORONTO — “Get down!” commands the Toronto police officer, his gun raised, his voice firm. “Kill me!” the man yells in return. His arm is fully extended toward the officer in an aggressive stance. The officer had a life-or-death decision to make. Moments earlier, a man allegedly drove a van into multiple pedestrians in a suburb of the Canadian metropolis. Ten people died and 15 others were injured. But in this moment, the stakes were clear. “No! Get down! Get down!” the […]

  • Man Accused of Mowing Down Pedestrians in Toronto Charged with Murder

    Alek Minassian, the man suspected of plowing into pedestrians with a van Monday, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder in a Toronto court. The 25-year-old is also charged with 13 counts of attempted murder. Minassian, who was wearing a white jumpsuit with his hands cuffed behind him, appeared attentive during the brief hearing. His next court appearance will be a bail hearing on May 10. Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the attack, which […]

  • Amazon Now Delivers to the Trunk of Your Car

    Amazon turned the trunk of my car into a mailbox. The tech giant has launched a new service in 37 US cities that delivers packages to the trunks of cars for free. The catch? You need to be a Prime member. I spent a week testing the service and became convinced this is the future of urban deliveries — for those with the right cars. For it to work, I needed an eligible vehicle — nearly all Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and […]

  • YouTube Took Down More Than 8 Million Videos in 3 Months

    YouTube is once again trying to clean up its platform. On Monday, the Google-owned company said it took down more than 8 million videos between October and December for violating its community guidelines. The majority of the videos were spam or people trying to upload “adult content.” The information was included in YouTube’s first quarterly report on how it’s enforcing its community guidelines. “This regular update will help show the progress we’re making in removing violative content from our platform,” […]

  • Former President George H.W. Bush in Intensive Care

    Former President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care, a day after a funeral was held for his wife, Barbara Bush, CNN has learned. Bush, 93, was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Monday. “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant,” said McGrath. Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on […]

  • Woman Lured Into the Woods by ‘Creepy’ Fake Bathroom Signs

    PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman says she was lured into the woods on last weekend after following fake “outdoor bathroom” signs on the Leif Erikson Trail in Forest Park, according to KPTV. She didn’t want to be named, but says she was startled by a man she encountered behind a tree in the area where she was looking for a restroom. “I step over a log and there’s a huge tree and there’s a man standing there,” she said. The […]

  • ‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Arrested for Alleged Role in Sex Trafficking Case

    Actress Allison Mack, best known for her role as Clark Kent’s clever confidant Chloe on CW’s “Smallville,” was indicted on Friday on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to a statement released by the Justice Department. Mack’s arrest is related to her alleged involvement with an organization called Nxivm (pronounced NEX-ium), a group that claimed to be a self-help program but was, in reality, a pyramid scheme in which some recruits were exploited “both […]

  • Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to the couple’s third child on Monday, a son who becomes the fifth in line to the British throne. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth, at 11 a.m. local time at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, Kensington Palace said. The newest arrival to the royal family weighs 8lbs 7oz (3.8 kilograms), and both mother and baby are “doing well,” according to the Palace. “The Queen, […]

  • Hero Customer Rushes Waffle House Killer and Rips Away His Assault-Style Rifle

    As soon as gunshots tore through a Waffle House, James Shaw Jr. bolted and hid in a restroom. But he kept an eye and an ear out for the gunman. And the moment the shooter paused, Shaw decided to ambush him. That heroic act by a customer saved countless lives at a Nashville-area Waffle House, where a seminude gunman killed four people early Sunday morning. Shaw “saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped,” Metro […]