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  • Child with rare form of liver cancer becomes honorary Fort Worth Police officer

    FORT WORTH, TX (KTVT) — Adriana Nixon could hardly contain her smile or giggles Thursday as she became an honorary Fort Worth police officer. Nixon is a 6-year-old girl with a rare form of liver cancer, so to brighten her and her family’s spirits, the Fort Worth Police Department made her one of their own. She was even taken along for a ride in the department’s Air One helicopter. Nixon is scheduled to have surgery Monday. The surgery will determine […]

  • Jobs are hot. Paychecks? Not so much

    (CNN) — The American jobs machine churned out another 2.1 million new jobs in 2019, driving the unemployment rate to the lowest level since 1969. At a 3.5 percent jobless rate, employers report difficulty finding workers to fill the 7.3 million unfilled jobs in America. Textbook economics would suggest paychecks should be getting considerably fatter as employers chase after workers to hire and retain. So why is wage growth just muddling along? Year-over-year wage growth reached 3.4 percent in February only to stall, ending […]

  • The Salt Lake Tribune’s switch to nonprofit status may inspire other newspapers to do the same

    (CNN) — Struggling newspapers across the country are asking: How long can we stay in business? With profitable days disappearing in the rearview mirror, should we secure our financial prospects by formally converting to nonprofit status? That’s what The Salt Lake Tribune in Utah did. Owner and publisher Paul Huntsman believes other papers will pursue the same not-for-profit path. In late 2019, the Salt Lake Tribune became the first major metropolitan daily newspaper in the United States to be granted 501(c)(3) […]

  • Thanks to a new DNA analysis, a Georgia man is exonerated of rape and freed from prison after 17 years

    (CNN) — A Georgia man who served 17 years of a 20-year sentence has been exonerated from his rape conviction and released from prison, after a judge agreed that new analysis of DNA evidence clears him. Kerry Robinson, 44, walked out of prison in southern Georgia on Wednesday and into the arms of his sister, his son and other supporters, hours after a Colquitt County judge vacated his 2002 conviction and sentence. “Modern DNA technology has further confirmed what we’ve […]

  • ‘Designed by clowns’: Boeing releases flood of troubling internal documents related to 737 Max

    (CNN) — Boeing employees ridiculed the 737 Max’s regulatory certification progress and crudely expressed doubts about the plane’s ability to fly safely, according to a trove of newly released internal documents. The company on Thursday sent the documents — more than 100 pages in all — to the House and Senate committees that have been probing its design of the troubled 737 Max plane, which was grounded last March after two fatal crashes that claimed 346 lives. Many of the pages detail internal […]

  • U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran

    (CNN) — The Trump administration on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran following attacks on US and allied troops in Iraq earlier in the week. The latest round of penalties by the United States is set to target multiple sectors of the Islamic Republic’s economy — including construction, manufacturing, textiles and mining — and name eight top officials, some of whom were already under sanction. “This order will have a major impact on the Iranian economy,” President Donald Trump said in a […]

  • $3.7 million: Ford Mustang driven in the movie ‘Bullitt’ sells for record price

    (CNN) — A dull green 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the movie “Bullitt” just became the most valuable Ford Mustang ever sold at auction. It went for $3.7 million, including auction fees, at the annual Mecum collector car auction in Kissimmee, Florida. The previous record was held by a 1967 Shelby GT500 that sold for $2.2 million at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction last year. After the auction, the current owner, who had consigned the car to Mecum for the sale, told […]

  • Iowa poll shows a tight four-way race in final weeks before the Democratic caucuses

    (CNN) — Iowa’s likely caucusgoers are closely divided between four top candidates just weeks out from the Democratic caucuses, a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll shows. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the rise as other top competitors hold steady or lose ground. Sanders (20%), Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (17%), former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (16%) and former Vice President Joe Biden (15%) all cluster tightly at the top of the pack. FULL POLL RESULTS They are followed by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (6%) and businessman Andrew Yang (5%), while […]

  • An 11-year-old in Mexico told some of his classmates ‘today is the day.’ Then he opened fire

    (CNN) — A teacher was killed and six other people injured when an 11-year-old student opened fire Friday at a private school in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, officials said. The shooter, a sixth-grader armed with two guns, also died, said Adelaido Flores, the regional coordinator for public safety in Coahuila, near the Texas border. Coahuila Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme told reporters that classmates said the boy was generally well behaved but voiced a strange warning before his rampage […]

  • A man in Seattle killed himself thinking he may have killed someone in a hit-and-run

    (CNN) — When a man allegedly drove away from the scene of a 2018 fender-bender, a Seattle police officer told one of the man’s friends that the crash left a woman in critical condition. The woman “might not survive,” the officer added, according to a report from the Seattle Police Department’s Office of Police Accountability. But the story about the woman’s condition was all a trick — a ruse to flush out the driver, the report said. The OPA says the […]

  • A 103-year-old World War II veteran finally gets his combat medals, 75 years later

    (CNN) — A 103-year-old World War II veteran is finally being honored for his time in the military — 75 years later. Peter Fantasia, of Somerville, Massachusetts, received eight medals including the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and American Defense Service Medal. US Rep. Seth Moulton presented him with the medals at a special ceremony Monday. Fantasia previously received his Silver Star, the nation’s third-highest award for valor in combat, Tim Biba from Moulton’s office told CNN. Fantasia served in […]

  • Iran admits to shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane unintentionally, report says

    (CNN) — Iran unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran this week, killing 176 people, the nation’s state media reported. The general staff of Iran’s armed forces said the crash Wednesday was due to human error. Iran targeted the passenger plane unintentionally, Press TV said. “A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces: Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted. “Our profound […]

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