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Emma Morano: Italian woman now world’s oldest living person

Emma Morano: Italian woman, 116, now world's oldest living person

Aged 116, Emma Morano, who attributes her extraordinarily long life to staying single and eating two raw eggs a day, has become the oldest person in the world. Emma Morano lives in the Italian mountain town of Verbania, and she was born November 29, 1899. She has seen her country transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic. She’s lived ... Read More »

Work completed on barrier to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes

Work completed on barrier to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes

Earthen barrier in Ft. Wayne to block invasive asian carp from entering Great Lakes. Environmental officials are celebrating the completion of a nearly 2-mile-long, 80-foot-wide earthen berm designed to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The $4.4 million project at the Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve in Fort Wayne is designed to block floodwaters and prevent carp from crossing ... Read More »

Carlie Trent: ‘Missing Tennessee girl’ found alive, uncle in custody

Carlie Trent: Missing Tennessee girl found alive, uncle in custody

Carlie Trent, the 9-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle last week, has been found after two local residents discovered her and her uncle on their property, officials said Thursday. And the uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson, is in police custody. TBI agents said residents Donnie Lawson and Stewart Franklin went searching for her on Lawson’s property. When ... Read More »

Theranos’s President and COO Sunny Balwani to Depart, Report

Theranos's President and COO Sunny Balwani to Depart

Theranos president and chief operating officer Sunny Balwani is leaving the embattled blood-testing firm amid a broader restructuring which includes the addition of three members to the board of directors, the company announced on Wednesday. Balwani was the top associate of founder Elizabeth Holmes. His exit from the firm follows last month’s news that the Securities Exchange Commission and the ... Read More »

Mother goose ‘hails’ police to help free gosling (Video)

Mother goose 'hails' police to help free gosling (Video)

A mother goose knocked on the door of a Cincinnati police cruiser in her search for help for a gosling tangled in a Mother’s Day balloon string. Sgt. James Givens said the mama goose got their attention by pecking at their cruiser door. “It kept pecking and pecking and normally they don’t come near us. Then it walked away and ... Read More »

Audiosocket sues ‘Ted Cruz campaign’ over songs in ads

Audiosocket sues Ted Cruz campaign over songs in ads

Audiosocket, seattle music-licensing firm sues Ted Cruz campaign over songs in ads. Audiosocket filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday and is seeking damages against the Cruz campaign and its advertising firm. The complaint alleges that the campaign used two songs, in television and online ads, without permission. Those two songs: Lens by Sarah Schachner and ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth filmed on camera calling Chinese officials “very rude”

Queen Elizabeth filmed on camera calling Chinese officials “very rude”

The Queen has been overheard on video describing Chinese officials as “very rude to the ambassador” in a conversation with a senior police officer at a Buckingham Palace event. At a garden party celebrating her 90th birthday, the queen was introduced to Metropolitan Police commander Lucy D’Orsi, who headed up security for the Chinese visit. “Oh, bad luck,” the queen ... Read More »

Climbers near Everest summit for first time in three years

Climbers near Everest summit for first time in three years

Nine Nepalese guides have summited Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers in three years to reach the top after two successive natural disasters. Nepal Mountaineering Department official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, said the group reached the 8850-metre peak on Wednesday. Nepal Mountaineering Association President Ang Tshering Sherpa told the BBC that the Sherpas encountered many challenges ... Read More »

Manhunt closes part of Shawnee Forest “Report”

Manhunt closes part of Shawnee Forest, Report

The manhunt continues in southern Illinois for a man suspected of shooting Mahomet police officer, authorities are searching the Shawnee National Forrest where they suspect 35-year-old Dracy “Clint” Pendleton is hiding. An arrest warrant was issued for Pendleton by the Champaign County State’s Attorney, for the charge of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Pendleton was originally charged with Attempted Murder ... Read More »

Michael Slager: “Former police officer” charged in man’s death remains free on bail

Former police officer charged in man's death remains free on bail

Michael Slager, the former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott in April 2015, has been indicted on three federal charges, according to court records unsealed on Wednesday. Michael Slager was charged with deprivation of rights under the color of the law, use of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and obstruction of justice. ... Read More »