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Law Enforcement: Community College Shooter was Bitter

Authorities said they had recovered a document that they believe might have been written by the shooter in Thursday’s massacre at an Oregon community college. The document refers bitterly to having a lonely existence with little actual human connections besides his online communications. The official who released this information was not authorized to do so and said that authorities were reviewing the complete document that he described as someone rambling. Investigators believe the shooter appeared to be associated with an online loosely affiliated... 
 

Four Women Killed During Bachelorette Party

Four women attending a New York bachelorette party in the state’s wine country were killed on Saturday while two others were injured seriously after a limousine was hit on Long Island by a pickup truck, said local law enforcement. The limousine had been leaving one of the area wineries and was making a U-turn at an intersection with a blinking traffic light when it was struck by the pickup. The driver of the pickup slammed on the brakes prior to the crash but was not able to stop before crashing into the vehicle. Police said the four people killed... 
 

CDC: Parasite in Swimming Pool Causes Outbreak of Diarrhea

Swimmers in public pools have been advised of late by the Center for Disease Control to be cautious, as an outbreak of diarrhea has taken hold due to Cryptosporidium a parasite that lives in pool water. The CDC report says the causes of many water illnesses are poor hygiene in the pools and the poor cleaning procedures carried out by the pool maintenance workers. The report from the CDC included extensive data between 2011 and 2014, when 90 diarrhea outbreaks took place across the U.S. Currently there are more than 1,788 cases that have been reported.... 
 

Hawaii Becomes First State with Smoking Age of 21

The governor of Hawaii signed a bill into law that makes the state the first to increase the legal age of smoking to 21. The measure looks to prevent adolescents from buying, possessing, smoking both traditional and electronic cigarettes. The law was signed by Governor David Ige on Friday. Dozens of governments at a local level have similar type bans including New York City. Increasing the minimum age as part of the state’s comprehensive control efforts on tobacco will help lower the tobacco use amongst the Hawaii youth and increase the changes... 
 

Authorities Charge Five with Filing Fraudulent Taxes

Four men have been arrested for allegedly taking part in an identity theft scheme that covered the entire country and gave them the opportunity to obtain millions of dollars through fraudulent tax returns from the Department of Revenue in Oregon and the Internet Revenue Service. A warrant was issued for a fifth suspect in the fraud according to the Justice Department statement that was released on Thursday. The men are alleged to have used personal ID information of over 125,000 people whose personal data they had obtained through a data breach... 
 

Man Survives 66 Days at Sea in Damaged Sailboat

Louis Jordan survived 66 days at sea. He was missing for over two months before being rescued on Thursday 200 miles off the North Carolina coast, said the Coast Guard. Jordan, who is 37 and from Conway, South Carolina said there were moments when he thought he would die. He was living on his sailboat in a marina in Conway through January 23 when he told family members he was taking his boat out to fish in the open water, said Norma Davis, his mother. The family did not hear from him after that and on January 29, they reported him missing. He told... 
 

Three Muslims Fatally Shot Near University Campus

One suspected gunman was charged with the murder of three members of a Muslim family near a North Carolina university campus, said officials and media agencies on Wednesday. Craig Stephen Hicks, who is 46, fatally shot a dentistry student in his second year, his wife and his sister-in-law in a University of North Carolina apartment complex in Chapel Hill, said police. No information was released about what the possible motive in the alleged crime was. Dean Barakat who was 23, Yusor Mohammad his wife who was 21 and Razan Mohammad, the sister of Yusor... 
 

Storm of Historic Proportions Bearing Down on the Northeast

Someday people will tell their children and grandchildren about the 2015 blizzard. The country’s National Weather Service, which is not one to exaggerate, is using different terms such as historic and life threatening to describe a weather system that has taken aim at the northeast, with the worst of it hitting between Monday night and into Tuesday. This, the first large storm of 2015, might drop as much as 3 feet of snow on New York and Boston before Tuesday when it finally ends. Winds of up to 65 mph are expected as well. Winter storm and blizzard... 
 

Two Troopers in Alaska Killed

Two State Troopers from Alaska, who were featured on a television reality show, were killed during an investigation about a person carrying a weapon in one of the state’s remote villages. The troopers were killed Thursday, and both Gabriel Rich a trooper and Patrick Johnson a Sergeant worked for a unit in rural services. Both had appeared on the television show titled Alaska State Troopers on the National Geographic channel. Police said they had arrested a 19-year old in connection with the two slayings. Nathaniel Lee Kangas was arrested in Tanana,... 
 

Utah Police Search for Answers in Deaths of Seven Babies

Police have found the bodies of seven dead babies in separate cardboard boxes inside a garage in Utah. Police are seeking answers from the babies’ mother and other members of the family about how this tragedy unfolded during the past decade without any noticing it. Megan Huntsman, who is 39, is accused of killing the babies after she gave birth to them from 1996 to 2006, said investigators. On Sunday, she was booked into a jail in Utah County charged with murder. No one is sure if Huntsman has an attorney and why she was charged with just six... 
 

At Least 10 Killed in Fiery FedEx Truck Accident

Ten people and possibly more were killed while dozens were injured on Thursday when a chartered bus was crashed into by another vehicle and then burst into flames, said authorities in Northern California. A dispatcher with the California Highway Patrol said a truck from FedEx crossed the highway and slammed into a charter bus. Also involved in the crash was a Nissan Altima. The crash occurred at 5:41 pm near Orland, which is approximately 100 miles to the north of the capital of Sacramento. A section of Interstate 5 was closed by police. In the... 
 

Earthquake of 5.1 and over 100 Aftershocks Rattle Southern California

Over 100 aftershocks were reported following a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled much of Southern California Friday night. Many of the 100 plus aftershocks were very small, but some had been strong enough for people to fell close to the original epicenter in the northwestern section of Orange County. Officials are surveying damage and have thus far called it minor. Police in Fullerton said early on Saturday that up to 50 people were displaced due to the quake. A number of buildings are being looked at for the possibility of structural damage.... 
 

Shooting on Destroyer Kills Two

A sailor was shot and killed late Monday followed by security forces shooting and killing a civilian. The shootings took place at the Norfolk Naval bases aboard Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer that was docked there, said officials from the Navy. Officials described the civilian as the shooting suspect in the shooting of the sailor. He had clearance for the naval station. A naval spokesperson said it was still not known if the civilian had been given permission to be aboard the destroyer where at just after 11:20 pm on Monday the sailor was shot... 
 

Crews Searching for Mudslide Survivors in Washington

Rescue crews continued to search on Sunday for survivors of a huge mudslide that contained trees, rocks and dirt in rural Washington. Three people have been confirmed killed by the mudslide, while eight others were injured and six houses were destroyed. The fire chief of Snohomish County told reporters on Saturday night that his crew was able to hear voices from the area where the debris had gone. The voices, said the fire chief were pleading for help. It was not clear however, how many people might be trapped and still alive. Rescue workers said... 
 

Nine Missing Seven Confirmed Dead in NYC Explosion

One minute a man was watching television while working and the next he witnessed pianos flying through the air inside his workplace, as an explosion tore the building apart. The piano tech said the pianos were just lifted off the ground. The man, who also lives in the same building, said he had to crawl through all the rubble caused by the explosion, but managed to escape without injuries. Authorities said seven people were confirmed dead in the huge explosion and subsequent fire that leveled the building and one next to it. Nine people were still... 
 

Belle Knox to Help Sex Workers After Getting Law Degree

Belle Knox is a porn star from Duke University who is 18. She is paying for your studies at Duke by staring in porn films. She has featured in numerous movies, while hoping to get a law degree and start a foundation to help other sex workers. Knox revealed her identify on campus and that has started waves around the Durham, North Carolina school and has made her one of the most popular students at the university. Knox has already stared in six porn films and was back this week in Los Angeles preparing herself for another casting call. She said she... 
 

Son of Muppets Creator Dies Aged 48

John Henson, the son of the famed creator of the Muppets Jim Henson, died on February 14. Henson was just 48 years of age when he died. His death was reported on the official Facebook page of the Jim Henson Company. The statement said that Henson had died of a heart attack. Henson just like his father was a performer and puppeteer for the Muppets. He was most well known for the character from the ogre Sweetums during the later part of the 1980s until 2005. Sweetums appeared in the successful movie franchise of the Muppets. In 1990, the whole world... 
 

Fremont, Nebraska Maintains Immigration Rules

Residents of a small city in Nebraska reaffirmed they want to keep rules set up to fight illegal immigration. Close to 60% of voters in Fremont voted on Tuesday to keep the ordinance the city has that requires renters to swear they are legally permitted to reside in the U.S. The ordinance was first approved in 2010 by less of a margin. Critics pushed the city for another vote saying that the restrictions on housing would not be effective and might cost millions of dollars to the city in lost grants from the federal government and in legal fees.... 
 

Live and Dead Pythons Found in Home

The odor coming from a house was horrible neighbors complained. Officials said the smell was from over 200 dead pythons, 200 snakes still alive and rodent infestation. The smell was so strong that investigators had to run out and gasp for air, bad enough that normally poised reporters had to hold their nose and bad enough that most of the surrounding neighbor was gagging. The animal service division of the Santa Ana, California police said it was a House of Horrors. The home was owned by William Buchman, an elementary school teacher. Some of the... 
 

Anthony Scores 62 against Charlotte

Carmelo Anthony took a half court shot at the buzzer of the first half and made it. He knew then he was in a zone and would be lighting up the nets during the second half against the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden. When the game finally ended, in which Anthony’s New York Knicks routed the Bobcats 125-96, Anthony had 62 points a new career high and a franchise and Madison Square Garden record. Anthony on the night hit 23 of his 35 shots. Anthony had 13 rebounds as well. His 62 points were the highest output by any player this season... 
 

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