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  • Police: Social Media Feud Between Rappers Led to the Death of a 9-Year-Old Dallas Girl

    A social media rivalry between two Dallas rappers escalated into a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl dead days before school started, police said. East Dallas resident Brandoniya Bennet was struck by a bullet in the head Wednesday as she sat on a couch after getting her nails done for the first day of school, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. The suspect, Tyrese Simmons, 19, turned himself in Thursday and faces a capital murder charge, Dallas Police said in a statement. Simmons allegedly […]

  • There Could Have Been Three More Mass Shootings if These Men Weren’t Stopped, Authorities Say

    Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. All three cases were brought to authorities’ attention thanks to tips from the public. Here’s what we know about them. Police say he had the motivation and the ammunition In Connecticut, 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol was arrested after authorities said he had expressed interest in committing a mass shooting on Facebook, according to a statement from the […]

  • Former NFL Player and Texas Longhorns Star Cedric Benson Dies in a Motorcycle Crash

    (CNN) — Famed running back Cedric Benson, who soared to stardom as a Texas Longhorn “legend,” died Saturday night. He was 36 years old. Austin police said a minivan was trying to cross an intersection when it ran into a motorcycle, CNN affiliate KXAN reported. Both Benson and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene. “Our condolences to the friends and family of former Bears running back Cedric Benson, our 4th overall Draft pick in 2005 and member of […]

  • Nearly 4 Tons of Pot Found in Jalapeño Shipment

    Otay Mesa, CA (KGTV) — Border Patrol officers in the South Bay made a spicy discovery in a shipment of peppers this week. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a 37-year-old Mexican national enterting through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in a tractor pulling a trailer of cargo. The cargo listed jalapeño peppers on the manifest. Upon secondary inspection, a canine team alerted agents to the shipment. Officer say they discovered 314 large, wrapped packages of marijuana, weighing about […]

  • Woman Arrested for Adoption Fraud has Previous Arrest for Felony Child Neglect

    Pinellas County, FL (WFTS ) — A Largo woman previously arrested for exposing a 3-month-old baby boy to cocaine, causing significant brain damage, is facing charges for adoption fraud after her arrest on Friday. Angelica Lopez, 30, was in the Pinellas County Jail when authorities say she selected the adoption profile of a Safety Harbor couple in December 2018. Authorities say Lopez signed the pre-birth agreement on December 20. A week later, the sheriff’s office says the couple, Gregory and […]

  • Hong Kong Protesters Attempt to Restore Peace After Airport Violence

    Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters of all ages returned to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, in a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support. Protesters defied torrential rain, a police ban and menacing threats from the Chinese government to come back out for the 11th consecutive weekend of mass demonstrations. Organizers claimed as many as 1.7 million people joined the rally, with protesters thronging westwards from Victoria Park through […]

  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Blast at Wedding in Afghanistan, Killing 63 People

    A suicide bomb attack at a wedding in Kabul on Saturday killed 63 people and wounded 182, an Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said. Among the victims were women and children, spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. About 20 people were taken to a Kabul hospital run by the Italian NGO Emergency, the organization said. “We were planning to sleep when we heard the sound of a loud explosion,” a witness who lives near the venue and did not want to be identified told […]

  • A Welsh Town Will Install Anti-Sex Toilets That Spray Users With Water

    A Welsh seaside town plans to install public toilets with measures to prevent people having sex inside – including a squealing alarm, doors that shoot open and a chilly spray of water. Porthcawl, on Wales’ southern coast, plans to replace its Griffin Park public toilets with models that deter “inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism,” as the Press Association reports. According to WalesOnline, the toilets will cost Porthcawl Town Council £170,000 (about $200,000), while users will pay an as yet undetermined fee […]

  • Couple Sues Adoption Agency Claiming They Weren’t Told Boy Had Sexual Abuse History

    Denver (KMGH) — An Indiana couple is suing a Centennial adoption agency claiming a teenage boy brought from China had an undisclosed history of sexual abuse that led to the rape of their two younger children. The civil lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court of Colorado Tuesday against Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI) on behalf of the couple and their two Chinese boys. The couple are seeking compensation for damages and an injunction that requires CCAI to put in […]

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