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  • Vatican responds to PA grand jury report that detailed alleged child sex abuse, cover-ups

    The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations “criminal and morally reprehensible.” “Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow,” said Greg Burke, director of the Vatican’s Press Office. “The Holy See treats with great seriousness the work of the Investigating Grand […]

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    Georgia police use Taser on 87-year-old woman who was using knife to cut dandelions

    CHATSWORTH, Ga. — An 87-year-old grandmother was using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home Friday, when she was brought to the ground by a police officer’s Taser and arrested, according a police report obtained by CNN. The Chatsworth Police Department was called to a wooded area near a Boys and Girls Club, after an employee called 911 to report that an elderly woman was walking around with a knife in the community north […]

  • US drug overdose deaths rose 7% in 2017 and doubled over a decade, CDC reports

    More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up nearly 7% from 2016, according to preliminary data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 preliminary death count for all 50 states and the District of Columbia represents a twofold increase over a decade, the CDC says. The authors of the report say the 2017 numbers may be an underestimate because states’ investigations into some overdose deaths may not be complete. Opioids, which include prescription painkillers along […]

  • Tributes pour in for ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin

    A one-of-a-kind voice in the musical world is being remembered as a person who’s left an unfillable void in the music industry. Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, is being honored by her peers across multiple generations and musical genres as a legend and the undeniable queen of all things soul. Clive Davis “I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing,” Davis told CNN’s Don Lemon. “She was truly one of a kind. She was more than the […]

  • Madonna joins sexy-celebs-in-their-60s club

    If anyone could put the “sex” in “sexagenarian” it would be Madonna. The iconic singer turned 60 Thursday and celebrated on social media. “In case someone forgot,” she wrote in a caption on a photo of herself which included a “birthday” hashtag. There were also plenty of tributes to the pop star. “Happy birthday to Lady @Madonna!!!,” singer Kylie Minogue tweeted. “I’m 14 years old, dancing and singing in my bedroom and she was just WOW!!! What a force and […]

  • Resting spot for scores of WWII sailors, stern of ship found off Alaska

    The USS Abner Read, a destroyer with more than 300 men aboard, was sailing near an island of the US territory of Alaska 75 years ago, hunting for Japanese submarines. About 1:50 a.m. on August 18, 1943, a huge explosion separated the stern from the ship and more than 90 sailors went into the water. About 20 were rescued, one body was pulled from the Bering Sea, but 70 men were never found. The exact location of their remains was […]

  • Man charged with murder after pregnant wife and two daughters go missing

    A Colorado man is facing three counts of murder after his pregnant wife and two young daughters disappeared this week, jail records showed Thursday. Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Weld County jail, north of Denver, the Frederick Police Department said in a statement. He’ll appear in court Thursday afternoon. Shanann Watts is 15-weeks pregnant and was reported missing on Monday along with her two daughters, Bella, 3, and Celeste, 4. According […]

  • Jesse Jackson visits with ill Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin is surrounded by those closest to her as the legendary singer receives hospice care. A source close to Franklin tells CNN’s Don Lemon the 76-year-old “Queen of Soul” is being visited by people close to her who are reading messages from friends and loved ones, holding her hand. The Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Franklin on Wednesday, said Rainbow Push spokesperson Chinta Strausberg. Stevie Wonder and her ex-husband Glynn Turman paid the singer a visit, Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn […]

  • Elvis Presley’s mobile home is up for auction

    He may have sang about Heartbreak Hotel, but when it came to his own vacations Elvis Presley preferred to spend time in his 60-foot mobile home at his Circle G Ranch. The iconic rock ‘n’ roll star had about eight different motor homes parked on this 163-acre property near Graceland, his main residence. Now, you could own a slice of music royalty history as one of these motor homes is going on auction — as part of GWS Auctions: “Legends: Iconic […]