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  • Actor Jussie Smollett charged with making false police report, police say

    Update: A charge of disorderly conduct has been approved against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, according to an email from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Filing a false police report is disorderly conduct, according to Illinois code. Disorderly conduct is a class 4 felony, the State’s Attorney Office says. A bail hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday. Previous: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was “officially classified” a suspect in a criminal investigation Wednesday for allegedly filing a false police […]

  • ‘I broke my face a whole bunch’: Teen fell 50 feet off bridge while attempting selfie

    DALLAS – A Texas teen is lucky he lived to tell about the day he fell from a bridge while trying to take a selfie. Triston Bailey, 18, and his friends wanted to take a selfie at the top of the Margaret McDermott Bridge overlooking the Dallas skyline, KTVT reports. Last November they attempted the photo, but Bailey doesn’t remember it. His friends filled him in. “They say we stopped on the side of the bridge to take some pictures […]

  • FDA warns against using young blood as medical treatment for aging

    Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. The infusions are promoted to treat a variety of conditions, including normal aging and memory loss as well as serious conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. “There is […]

  • $13 million worth of meth found in trailer with frozen strawberries

    A truck driver hauling frozen strawberries from Mexico into the United States is in custody after customs officers at a Texas port found nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in the trailer. In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility Saturday encountered a 42-year-old male Mexican citizen with a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries arriving from Mexico. CBP referred the shipment for further inspection and discovered 350 packages of alleged […]

  • Woman who joined ISIS is begging to come home

    At the age of 19, a young woman from Hoover, Alabama traveled to Syria to join ISIS — the so-called “Islamic State.” Five years and three husbands later, she says she regrets what she did and is begging to return to the US. In a recent handwritten note obtained by CNN from a family representative, Hoda Muthana writes, “When I left to Syria I was a naive, angry, and arrogant young woman. I thought that I understood my religious beliefs.” But […]

  • ‘Firefall’ is back and glowing at Yosemite National Park

    The natural phenomenon that makes it appear that lava is flowing over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is back, but only for a few days. “Firefall” is the name for the natural magic trick that creates the illusion at the park in California. It comes to life when the setting sun causes light to hit the waterfall at just the right angle. You can only see “Firefall” for a short time in February, and it draws hundreds of visitors […]

  • FDA chief: Federal government might step in if states don’t change lax vaccine laws

    The head of the US Food and Drug Administration says that if states don’t require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in. Nearly all states allow children to attend school even if their parents opt out of vaccines. These vaccine exemptions are especially popular in Washington state, where a measles outbreak started last month that has now sickened at least 67 people in four states. And New York has been working to contain its […]

  • Citizen scientist discovers ancient astrophysical object

    A volunteer citizen scientist working with a NASA project has found the coldest, oldest-known white dwarf, and it’s surrounded by rings of dust and debris, according to a study published Tuesday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Researchers believe it may be the first white dwarf known to have multiple rings. A white dwarf is what’s left after a sun-like star dies, and the remnant is usually Earth-size. This peculiar white dwarf, LSPM J0207+3331, is 145 light-years away in the Capricornus constellation. […]

  • US officials warn ISIS’ Afghanistan branch poses a major threat

    ISIS’ Afghanistan-based affiliate has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members’ social media to acquire contacts in the United States, a US intelligence official in Afghanistan tells CNN. “They are closest to having the capacity to attack the homeland from Afghanistan,” the official said, saying the US believes ISIS is gathering this social media information to determine whom they can use and whom they could exploit in […]

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