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  • Pres. Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu

    Tension between Obama, Netanyahu back on the rise

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven’t liked each other for years — they just aren’t bothering to hide it anymore. Long time observers of the U.S.-Israeli relationship struggle to remember when the personal chemistry between the leaders of the two countries was so bad. Even the Israeli prime minister has compared their relationship to that of a bickering “old couple.” The latest example of their dysfunctional marriage emerged Tuesday when a senior Obama administration official was quoted […]

  • Jose Canseco (FILE)

    Ex-ballplayer shoots self while cleaning gun

     (CNN) — Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco, who accidentally shot himself in a finger on his left hand while cleaning a gun, tweeted a photo of the injured hand on Wednesday.He said his fiancee, Leila Knight, was taking good care of him, but he got no sleep. Canseco has returned to his Las Vegas home where the shooting took place. Police say Canseco was wounded while he was cleaning a handgun. Canseco, who hit more than 450 home runs during […]

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    New app would flag tweets to prevent suicide

    (CNN) — Suicide prevention organization Samaritans has launched a free app that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends. The app, Samaritans Radar, is currently available for Twitter users. Once downloaded, it sends out an alert to your e-mail when a person you follow tweets phrases such as “help me,” “tired of being alone,” “hate myself” and “need someone to talk to.” Academic experts helped compile the words commonly used during difficult times, it said. In addition to […]

  • Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

    Ferguson Police Chief denies resignation reports

    (CNN) — The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the police department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials. But Chief Thomas Jackson and the city’s mayor say the reports aren’t true. Under the proposed plan, after Jackson leaves, city leadership would ask the St. Louis County police chief to take over management of Ferguson’s police force. The […]

  • Capture

    As Hawaii lava flow threatens town, looters hit evacuated homes

    (CNN) — Threatened by lava flows, many residents in the Hawaiian village of Pahoa have fled, leaving behind homes that one business owner says are being targeted by looters. “Crime is starting to pick up because a lot of people abandoned their houses. Two of my brother-in-laws’ houses got ripped off,” said Matt Purvis, owner of the Tin Shack Bakery, on Monday on the Big Island. Purvis said the thieves are driving around during the day and breaking into homes, […]

  • Shooting At High School In Marysville, Washington

    Second victim of school shooting dies

    EVERETT, Wa. (KCPQ)–It was the news doctors at Providence Regional Medical Center were hoping they wouldn’t have to report. “Gia Soriano, age 14, passed away tonight as a result of her injuries suffered on Friday,” Dr. Joanne Roberts told reporters Sunday evening. Soriano is the third person to die, including the gunman, after Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Earlier today, students who witnessed that tragedy returned to their school to comfort each other. “It was a really good environment […]

  • airbag

    8 million cars under recall for airbags; Louisianans could be at higher risk

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Nearly eight million American cars are now under recall over defective airbags, with four deaths blamed on the issue.  Now a criminal investigation is underway to see if Takata Industries, which manufactured the parts in facilities in Washington state and Mexico, mislead federal safety regulators. The defective airbags have been installed in vehicles from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, and Mitsubishi. For those of us here in Louisiana, more concerns:   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now […]

  • Blackwater Trial exhibits from Department of Justice

    Four Blackwater contractors guilty in 2007 massacre

    (CNN) — After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad’s Nusoor Square. Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team’s sniper, was found guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the slaying of the river of a white Kia sedan in the Baghdad traffic circle. Prosecutors said Slatten kicked off the incident when he opened fire. The other verdicts: – Paul Slough, 35, of Keller, Texas, was […]

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ‘Avengers 2′ trailer leaks, deserves your undivided attention

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–So much for that. The first trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers” sequel, “Age of Ultron,” had been slated to debut during the Oct. 28 episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”   Instead, it somehow wound up on the Internet. Dammit, Hydra. — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014 Check it out: