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  • Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

    A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey. It’s the first time that reptiles have been observed to have been involved in “coordinated hunting,” where individual animals take into account the location of others of the same species to maximize their hunting successes. The study’s author, Vladimir Dinets, observed the snakes hunting fruit bats in Cuba. Taking up […]

  • Air Force investigates alleged mishandling of John Glenn’s remains

    The Air Force has launched an investigation into allegations a mortuary employee at Dover Air Force Base offered to show Sen. John Glenn’s remains to Defense Department inspectors as his body was awaiting burial. There is no indication the inspectors viewed the body, an Air Force official told CNN. But a key question is whether others were also told they could view Glenn’s remains, one military official said. The Glenn family has been notified about the incident, which was first […]

  • Parents sue school, police over Illinois teen’s suicide

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — On January 11, 16-year-old Corey Walgren walked from his school in Naperville, Illinois, to the top of a parking garage and jumped. Until that moment, Corey’s family and friends had known him as a happy kid, a good kid; someone who would never think of taking his own life. What changed? The boy’s family says all it took for Corey to lose all hope was a short, irresponsible conversation with a police officer and a school dean. […]

  • Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake, sources say

    WASHINGTON — Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process. As a result, Comey acted unilaterally last summer to publicly declare the investigation over — without consulting then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch — while at […]

  • Couple who paid off $200K debt in 2 years reveal how they did it

    NEW YORK – It wasn’t too long ago that Sunethra Muralidhara was buried under a mountain of debt. She had taken out loans for undergraduate and law school, which put her about $200,000 in the hole. But she wasn’t too worried about it at the time. She figured her law degree would be worth it and everyone always told her it was “good debt.” “People had me convinced that taking 30 years to pay off the debt was normal and […]

  • United Airlines apologizes for falsely accusing gay father of fondling his child

    RALEIGH, N.C. — United Airlines is apologizing again for its treatment of a passenger. Henry Amador-Batten, a gay father flying to his North Carolina home last weekend, was accused by United flight attendants of inappropriately touching his son on the flight, setting off a police investigation and angering the boy’s fathers. “This is not how anyone deserves to be treated,” Amador-Batten’s husband Joel wrote in a Facebook post for their gay parenting blog DADsquared. “This is not something that should […]

  • Billboard in North Carolina minces no words about travel ban

    CLAREMONT, N.C. — President Donald Trump’s travel ban may not have passed muster with an appeals court, but one church group in North Carolina isn’t mincing words about why it’s needed. The North Carolina Pastors’ Network put up a billboard along an interstate that says: “Why support President Trump’s immigration ban? 19 Muslim immigrants killed 2977 Americans. September 11, 2001.” It blares its message loud and clear for residents of Claremont and Catawba, through which the interstate runs. Dave Kistler, […]

  • Seventh-grader gets ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award

    HOUSTON — No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a real certificate that was typed up and presented to a seventh-grader at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston. “MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A TERRORIST,” it reads, inside a border of cheerful stars. Lizeth Villanueva, who was bestowed the unwanted honor, told KPRC her teacher gave out different “mock awards” to her advanced learning class. The teacher told them they were supposed to be funny but […]

  • Photo of political spouses and partners is making waves

    BRUSSELS — What’s the first thing noticed about a picture of political spouses and partners, other than Melania Trump’s continued mastery of the color black? It’s probably the man in the back row, standing out against the nine women pictured. That’s Gauthier Destenay, the first gentleman of Luxembourg and the husband of the world’s only acting openly gay prime minister. Destenay and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel wed in 2015, after Luxembourg legalized gay marriage. When Bettel became prime minister […]

  • 26 dead as gunmen fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

    MINYA, Egypt — Twenty-six people were killed in Egypt after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, according to state-run media. The passengers were traveling Friday to a monastery, St. Samuel the Confessor, near the central city of Minya when they came under attack, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mugahed told TV al-Masriya. He said 25 others were also injured as the gunmen fired from two cars on a desert road around 62 miles west of Minya. Fifty […]

  • Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election

    BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican Greg Gianforte won the special election for Montana’s open U.S. House seat on Thursday, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. In his acceptance speech, Gianforte apologized by name to Ben Jacobs, the Guardian reporter who accused the Republican of “body-slamming” him and breaking his glasses. “When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it,” […]

  • FBI Russia investigation looks at role of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner

    WASHINGTON — The FBI’s criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team. Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include the Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner’s own contacts with Russians, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe. There is no indication Kushner […]