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  • Cats Sealed Into Buckets and Abandoned Near NYC Shelter

    At least two cats have been sealed into buckets and abandoned near a Manhattan animal shelter — both of which might have been taken away with the trash if staff hadn’t noticed them, the organization says. Staff members at Animal Haven Shelter, a SoHo-based nonprofit, were shocked Thursday when staff members found a cat sealed into a bucket that had been placed near a public trash can, the organization said in an Instagram post. Baylor Ties Pervade Rape Case That Sparked Uproar Staff found...
  • ‘Christmas comet' will be visible from Earth on Sunday

    A comet named after a Wisconsin astronomer will soon streak past Earth and be the brightest comet of the year.

  • Good Samaritan Thwarts Man Who Tried to Kidnap Girl in NYC: Sources

    A good Samaritan stopped a man who allegedly threw an 11-year-old girl into his car on Saturday and tried to kidnap her in Queens, law enforcement sources said. The was walking to a weekend school around

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  • Tracey Neville to speak on mental health and wellbeing panel at Grand National

    England netball coach and mastermind behind their Commonwealth Gold medal, Tracey Neville, is to speak out on mental health and wellbeing during the Randox Health Grand National in April.

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  • Prada Pulls Figurines from NYC Store Amid Blackface Outcry

    Luxury fashion company Prada has pulled a set of monkey trinkets from its lower Manhattan store amid outcry that the items depict blackface. In a statement Friday, Prada said that the images have been removed from the windows of its flagship in Soho and that it "abhors racist imagery."  What About Petal? Orphaned NJ Mall Elephant's Uncertain Future But it added that the items -- which are part of the brand's Pradamalia line and depict a monkey with a black face and bright red lips -- are...
  • Jared is revealed to have become National Enquirer boss David Pecker’s top Trump contact

    Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner has been identified as the primary conduit between Trump and National Enquirer boss David Pecker beginning in the presidential transition.

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  • How to Talk to Children About Dangerous 'Momo Challenge'

    Professionals are warning parents that they should talk to their kids as a new viral challenge spreads across social media and puts children in potential danger. The "Momo Challenge" is an online cyberbullying game targeting young kids and teenagers through Facebook and WhatsApp. It threatens children with violence if they don't commit potentially dangerous activities. Children who participate in the challenge are first sent a message with a photo of a woman with bulging eyes, an elongated face...
  • Too tough to handle, 'porch pirate' struggles with TV box he stole

    Just like people sometimes have eyes bigger than their stomachs at dinner time, one crook took on a package he just couldn't handle. The porch pirate thought he hit the jackpot when he took a large 65" 4K TV from the front of a Fort Washington (Md.) home. But when the man attempted his escape, the madcap hijinks ensued. First, the crook trips and falls as he heads to the getaway car, toppling on top of the television. When he finally gets the box to the car

  • Van Dyke Sentencing Set in Laquan McDonald Murder

    Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, will be sentenced on Jan. 18, a judge said Friday.  The sentencing date followed a ruling denying motions for a new trial and to set aside a jury's verdict in the case. Officer Convicted of Murder in Slaying of Laquan McDonald Van Dyke appeared before Judge Vincent Gaughan for the second time since his conviction in a trial that captured the nation. He...
  • Report: ICE arrests husband of disabled U.S. veteran despite legal residency

    A Jamaican immigrant who is the husband of a disabled U.S. Army veteran was arrested last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement even though he has held a green card since 1997, according to a report from

  • More Involved in Death of Miami Woman in Costa Rica, Her Family Says

    The family of a Miami woman whose body was found when she didn’t return from a vacation in Costa Rica now says they believe more people were involved in her death. On a Facebook page that was created during the search for 36-year-old Carla Stefaniak when she failed to return from a trip for her birthday, family members say sources close to the investigation have told them forensic results have investigators believing more people were involved. Rolling Thunder Says Next Year's Ride Will Be Its...
  • What About Petal? Orphaned NJ Mall Elephant's Uncertain Future

    Inside the leaky, desolate confines of the building recently named New Jersey's saddest mall, only one tenant remains. And not just any tenant. Petal, a life-size elephant made completely out of fiberglass, served as a memorable fixture of the Burlington Center Mall for the past 30 years. Girl Gives Lost $3 to Cops; They Give It Back 14 Years Later Now, she’s facing eviction from the only place she has called home. The local sculptor who designed and created the fountain elephant decades ago,...
  • Cybill Shepherd Says Les Moonves Canceled CBS Show After She Rebuffed His Advances

    Actress Cybill Shepherd said her 1990s CBS sitcom was pulled after she turned down advances from now-former network head Les Moonves, an experience she called "very painful," NBC News reported. "My show could have run another five years, but I didn't fall on the right side of Les," she said during an interview on SiriusXM's The Michelle Collins Show that aired Wednesday. Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Public Figures Shepherd said that during a dinner date Moonves began telling her that...
  • Ex-FBI Director Comey Explains How He Took Advantage of Fledgling Trump Administration

    Former FBI Director James Comey, speaking to an appreciative audience in New York on Sunday, told NBC's Nicole Wallace that he sent two FBI agents to visit then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn at the White House on January 24, 2017, because he figured he could get away with it. Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit...

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  • Trump: "If It Was a Conservative That Said What 'Crazed' Mika Brzezinski Stated..."

    MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski goes on daily rants against the president, his daughter, and his administration -- that is, when she shows up to host her "Morning Joe" show. Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center] DONATE Or, book travel through MRC’s Travel Discounts Program! MRC receives a...

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  • National Park Service buys MLK Jr’s birth home

    The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929. Citing a National Park Foundation release, news outlets report the

  • Jury Awards $25M to Mom of Dallas Cowboy Killed in Crash

    Jurors in the civil case stemming from a 2012 drunken driving crash that killed a Dallas Cowboys player say his best friend and the now-defunct bar they visited are equally responsible for his death and have awarded his mother $25 million. On Dec. 8, 2012, Josh Brent and Jerry Brown Jr, best friends and teammates with the Cowboys, left the Beamers nightclub in Brent’s Mercedes. Brent, who was driving, rolled the car while driving 110 mph in Irving a few minutes after leaving the club. Boy...
  • Here's How to Catch the Geminid Meteor Shower

    The Geminid meteor shower lights up the night sky each December, and this week it will be at its most visible, according to a NASA blog post.  The Geminid meteors become active when Earth passes through a particularly massive trail of rocky space debris. When this debris enters Earth's atmosphere, it burns up and lights up the sky with "shooting stars."  UK Leader Seeks EU Lifeline After Surviving Confidence Vote The debris comes from a strange rocky object named 3200 Phaethon. To catch a...
  • Notre Dame Students Request Porn Filter on Campus Wi-Fi

    University of Notre Dame (Screenshot) Students and faculty members are asking the University of Notre Dame to install a filter to block pornography access on its campus Wi-Fi networks. Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center] DONATE Or, book travel through MRC’s Travel Discounts...

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  • 20 Years in Prison for Pa. Teen Killer After Tear-Filled Hearing

    A Chester County courtroom was moved to tears on Thursday as the parents of a teenage girl who was murdered in a road rage shooting last year demanded maximum prison time for the man who ended her life. David Desper will serve at least 20 years in a Pennsylvania prison for the murder of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson. Common Pleas Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft sentenced the 28-year-old to a maximum of 40 years, but he will be eligible for parole in 2038.  Desper, of Trainer, Pennsylvania, pleaded...
  • Authorities Respond to Bomb Threats Across United States

    Law enforcement authorities around the United States on Thursday were reponding to a wave of bomb threats, many of them sent by email. A spokesman for the Oklahoma City police told NBC News that individuals in and around that city have gotten 10 to 13 specific email bomb threats, with specific addresses. Virgin Galactic Says Tourism Rocket Ship Climbed to the Edge of Space Bronx Science said it evacuated its building at 11 a.m. after it received a bomb threat by phone. The school said...
  • WATCH: Woman agrees to become an 'Immortal Corpse' for science

    National Geographic reports on Susan Potter's decision to have her body sliced up 27,000 times and turned into a digital cadaver for medical education.

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  • WATCH: National Enquirer publisher admits to making payments to help Trump

    The tabloid's owner reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

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  • Trump attacks Cohen's family and claims payoff deal with National Enquirer was NOT a crime

    President Donald Trump tore into former lawyer Michael Cohen, claiming he misled prosectors to keep his family out of jail then defended a hush agreement with a Playboy model.

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