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    SeaWorld orca that killed its trainer dies

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Tilikum, the SeaWorld orca that killed a trainer in 2010 and was profiled in the documentary ‘Blackfish’, has died. Officials said Tilikum died Friday morning in Orlando surrounded by trainers, care staff and veterinarians. “While today is a difficult day for the SeaWorld family, it’s important to remember that Tilikum lived a long and enriching life while at SeaWorld and inspired millions of people to care about this amazing species,” SeaWorld posted on their website Friday. SeaWorld veterinarians […]

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    Hate crime charges filed against 4 shown torturing man in Facebook Live video

    CHICAGO — Four people accused of torturing a mentally disabled man in Chicago were charged with a hate crime on Thursday, according to WGN. The disturbing 30-minute video shows a man tied up and his mouth covered, cowering in the corner of room. His attackers laugh and shout “f*ck Donald Trump” and “f*ck white people” as they kick and punch him and and cut into his forehead with a knife. The attack was streamed live on Facebook. Jordan Hill, 18, […]

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    4 questioned in ‘sickening’ Facebook Live video of man being tortured: Chicago police

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning four people after video surfaced on social media showing the apparent torture of a young man with mental disabilities, police said Wednesday. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the video, which police believe to be credible,  shows  a “brutal act toward an adult male with mental health challenges,” according to WGN-TV. The video, described as “sickening” by police at a press conference Wednesday, shows a bleeding, bound man lying in a corner as his alleged assailants yell profanities […]

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    Watch: Toddler moves fallen dresser to save twin brother

    OREM, Utah — Security camera footage of a 2-year-old toddler whose heroic efforts saved his twin brother from a fallen dresser is going viral. Father Ricky Shoff reluctantly posted a video of the incident on YouTube Saturday and on Facebook Sunday evening. “I’ve been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible,” Shoff said in the Facebook post. “We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share. We […]

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    TMZ: Alan Thicke dies at 69

    BURBANK, Calif. – Actor and television host Alan Thicke has died at 69, according to TMZ. The site reported that Thicke suffered a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son.  Thicke was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, California, where he was pronounced dead. Thicke, the father of singing star Robin Thicke, was best known for his role as Jason Seaver in the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains.” The Canadian-born actor is survived by his three sons […]

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    ‘Can you help me?’ Terminally ill child asks Santa for one more wish before dying in his arms

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Santa Claus hears many requests during the holiday season — but one 5-year-old boy’s request brought this Santa to tears, according to a story featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Eric Schmitt-Matzen has played Santa for many years. He looks every bit the part, and he was even born on December 6 (St. Nick’s Day). Several weeks ago, Schmitt-Matzen received a call from a nurse. She asked him to come to the hospital because there was a sick little boy […]

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    John Glenn dies: Former U.S. senator and astronaut dead at age 95

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn died surrounded by family at a medical center in Columbus Ohio, Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake confirmed Thursday. He was 95 years old. Glenn was hospitalized at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital for more than a week before his passing. A spokesman for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University told WJW that didn’t necessarily mean Glenn had cancer. Today, we join the world in mourning […]

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    Cubs beat the Indians in Game 7 thriller to win the World Series

    CLEVELAND – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 early Thursday morning to claim their first World Series victory in more than 100 years. Trailing three games to one in the series, the Cubs rallied to win games five, six and seven. On Wednesday, the Cubs were victorious in a thrilling extra-innings affair. With the Cubs leading 6-4 in the eighth inning, Indians outfielder Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer off closer Aroldis Chapman. Davis yanked Chapman’s slider over […]

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    American Airlines plane bursts into flames at O’Hare Airport

    CHICAGO — An American Airlines plane caught fire on the tarmac at O’Hare International Airport before takeoff, forcing passengers exit using evacuation slides. At least six ambulances rushed to the scene. According to an FAA tweet, the Miami-bound Flight 383 blew a tire before the fire started. One passenger reported hearing what sounded like an explosion. FAA Statement: @AmericanAir Flight 383, B767, ORD>MIA, blew a tire at 2:35PM CT & aborted take off. Passengers deplaned. FAA Investigating. — The FAA […]

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    1993 high school yearbook photo predicts Cubs will win 2016 World Series

    CHICAGO — A 1993 California high school yearbook may have accurately predicted the outcome of the 2016 Cubs-Indians World Series. In his senior year picture at Mission Viejo High School, Michael Lee wrote: “Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Series Champions. You heard it here first.” Lee’s former classmate, Marcos Meza, provided WGN-TV with video proof that the yearbook photo and its message are real. “When [Lee and I] connected on Facebook in 2009 I sent him the photo and told him we were […]