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CDC: Flu still hitting hard in most of U.S., but spread seems to be slowing

CDC: Flu still hitting hard in most of U.S., but spread seems to be slowing

 The flu is still hitting the U.S. hard, but the number of new infections seems to be slowing down from week to week.
Drone carrying drugs crashes south of U.S. border

Drone carrying drugs crashes south of U.S. border

 A smuggler's drone flying from Mexico crash-landed just south of the U.S. border city of San Ysidro, California, in a failed drug delivery this week, the Tijuana Municipal Police said.
Colorado woman gets 4 years for wanting to join ISIS

Colorado woman gets 4 years for wanting to join ISIS

 A federal judge gave a four-year prison sentence Friday to a 19-year-old Colorado woman who admitted guilt in wanting to become an ISIS bride and participate in its jihad in the Mideast.
Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight

The world is closer to doomsday.
Hannah Graham slaying suspect cleared in 2013 case

Hannah Graham slaying suspect cleared in 2013 case

 Virginia authorities on Friday said they have found no link between Jesse Matthew, suspected of killing college student Hannah Graham, and the abduction and slaying of a teenage girl in 2013.
Uncle left 9-year-old twins home alone for months, officials say

Uncle left 9-year-old twins home alone for months, officials say

A pair of 9-year-olds in New Hampshire who were left alone for days at a time over five months in their family's apartment with just ramen noodles to eat and no operable telephone are now safely in the care of their parents, according to a
Obamacare website reins in personal data sharing

Obamacare website reins in personal data sharing

 The government has stopped openly sharing your personal information from the Obamacare website with private companies.
What's happening in the Middle East and why it matters

What's happening in the Middle East and why it matters

 The Middle East has never been a simple place. Yet nowadays, this region is especially turbulent -- with waves rocking several countries, so big that their effects are being felt worldwide, including the West.
Second mayoral candidacy announcement in Longview

Second mayoral candidacy announcement in Longview

 Another person has thrown their hat in the ring for Mayor of Longview.
Eleven rescued as vessel carrying 75,000 gallons of fuel sinks off Hawaii coast

Eleven rescued as vessel carrying 75,000 gallons of fuel sinks off Hawaii coast

 (CNN) -- Eleven people were rescued on Thursday after their towing vessel -- carrying 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel -- sank off the coast of Oahu, according to Honolulu Coast Guard.
Titanic survivor's indignant letter sells for nearly $12,000

Titanic survivor's indignant letter sells for nearly $12,000

 (CNN) -- An indignant letter written by a Titanic survivor to a friend in New York sold at auction this week for $11,875, according to RR Auction in Boston.
Tom Brady weighs in on 'Deflategate:' 'I didn't alter the ball'

Tom Brady weighs in on 'Deflategate:' 'I didn't alter the ball'

 (CNN) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick on Thursday said they didn't deflate footballs at Sunday's AFC Championship Game, a controversy that's cast a shadow over their team as it prepa
Victims of Annapolis fire remembered

Victims of Annapolis fire remembered

 (CNN) -- Before a deadly fire that burned a home in Annapolis, Maryland, technology executive Don Pyle and his wife, Sandra, spent a day with their four grandchildren.
Oklahoma sex ed teacher admits to having sex with student

Oklahoma sex ed teacher admits to having sex with student

Shock and disgust in Waynoka, after a teacher admits to having sex with a student multiple times, including in the school building itself.