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  • People Killed in Duck Boat Tragedy Weren’t Wearing Life Jackets When Found, Source Says

    The 17 people who died in the duck boat tragedy last week in southwestern Missouri were not wearing life jackets when found, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Sunday. The Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel had 31 people on board when it set sail Thursday on Table Rock Lake near the Missouri tourist mecca of Branson as a severe thunderstorm whipped up intense winds and waves. A treacherous squall sank the boat. There were life jackets on the boat, according […]

  • Uber and Lyft Drop Driver for Livestreaming Passengers on Twitch

    Uber and Lyft have suspended a driver following a report that he livestreamed passengers without their expressed consent. The driver filmed and live streamed his passengers and their interactions with him on Twitch, a service commonly used to stream video games, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported. The livestream occasionally revealed the passengers’ full names and residences, as well as private conversations and intimate moments, the newspaper reported. Meanwhile, an audience would comment on their appearances and conversations. But here’s the […]

  • He Just Graduated From College and Wants to be an Astrophysicist. Oh, He’s 11

    He can’t vote. He’s not even old enough to drive. But William Maillis already has a college degree. William, 11, walked across a stage Saturday to receive his Associate in Arts degree from St. Petersburg College in Florida. “I am totally fascinated by William and the work that he has done,” Dr. Tonjua Williams, President of St. Petersburg College, told CNN affiliate Bay News 9. “He’s extremely brilliant, very open and collaborative.” William started college in 2016 after graduating high school at […]

  • These Foods Linked to Ongoing Outbreaks in Some States Might Make You Sick

    US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food. Here’s what to stay away from: Pasta salad Hy-Vee, a Midwestern grocery store chain, has recalled a pasta salad that might be linked to at least 20 people getting sick from salmonella. Hy-Vee, based in Iowa, sold the 1-pound and 3-pound plastic containers of Spring Pasta Salad in eight states. The […]

  • A Latina Immigrant was Barred From Running for State Office Even Though She’s Been a US Citizen for a Year

    An immigrant. A PTA president. A graduate student. A debate coach. A single mother. A new US citizen. These are just a few of the many hats that Maria Palacios wears. Now, she’d like to add another: a member of the Georgia State House. Initially, Palacios qualified to be a Democratic candidate, making her the only one running for the seat representing Gainesville, where she has lived for 24 years. Then things got complicated. After Palacios’ candidacy was challenged by […]

  • Francesco Molinari Wins Open as Tiger Woods Falls Short

    Francesco Molinari became the first Italian man to win a major with victory in the British Open on an absorbing final day at Carnoustie. The 35-year-old held off an early surge from Tiger Woods and overhauled defending champion Jordan Spieth to clinch the historic Claret Jug Sunday. Molinari, the world No.15, kept his nerve in sun-baked but breezy conditions on Scotland’s east coast to fire a round of 69 to finish eight under. He finished two clear of four-time major […]

  • Watchdog Says Lack of EPA Oversight Helped Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Flint Water Crisis

    A report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General strongly criticizes the local, state and federal government’s response to the Flint water crisis in 2015 and 2016. The report claims that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality failed to comply with two Lead and Copper Rule requirements, and that the EPA issued an emergency order seven months after it had the “authority and sufficient information” to do so, according to a news release from the EPA OIG’s […]

  • Rubio: Trump Should be ‘Clear-Eyed’ About Who Putin is

    Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he supports President Donald Trump interacting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said Trump should be aware of Putin’s human rights record and zero-sum approach to the US-Russia relationship. “I don’t have a problem with the President of the United States interacting with the president of the Russian Federation,” Rubio said. “They’ve got a lot of nuclear weapons, and so we do need to interact with them. That is separate from the […]

  • NYPD Files Formal Departmental Charges Against Officers in Eric Garner Case

    The New York police officer who choked Eric Garner in 2014 has been formally served with departmental charges, an NYPD spokesman said Saturday. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck before the man complained he couldn’t breathe, was served with the charges Friday night, according to city officials. Pantaleo is seen in video from the scene tackling Garner from behind using a department-banned chokehold. He now faces two separate charges — for use of a chokehold and […]