Alaska small plane crash kills 2 a week after a deadly mid-air collision involving the same carrier, Taquan Air

Two people died Monday afternoon when the plane they were in crashed into Metlakatla Harbor, Alaska, a week after another deadly crash nearby involving the same operator. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough confirmed on its Facebook page that “a pilot and a single passenger” died in the crash of the de Havilland Beaver floatplane operated by […]

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Trump awards “President’s Cup” at prestigious sumo tournament in Japan today

Mobara, Japan — President Trump presented a special Trump trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan’s most treasured cultural institutions. The honor given to Mr. Trump was part of a charm offensive Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued Sunday as he courted […]

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Shaq buys teen shoes: Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal buys teen 10 pairs after hearing his mom can’t afford sneakers

Zach Keith, a young basketball player from Georgia, is only 13 years old but he already wears a size 18 shoe. Unfortunately, Keith’s mom can’t afford his extra-large sneakers. But, luckily for the teen, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal heard the teen’s story and wanted to help. O’Neal, who wears a size 22, said he […]

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Bubonic plague kills couple in Mongolia after eating raw marmot meat

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — A Mongolian couple has died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot kidney, triggering a quarantine that left tourists stranded in a remote region for days, officials said Monday. The ethnic Kazakh couple died May 1 in Nogoonnuur soum, in Mongolia’s westernmost province of Bayan-Ulgii, which borders Russia and China. “The two […]

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California bans chlorpyrifos pesticide as largest agriculture state claims it harms child brain development

Los Angeles — The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought. State Environmental Secretary Jared Blumenfeld […]

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What is the best state 2019? These are the best — and worst — states in the U.S. as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report released its third annual list of the best and worst states in America to live in, based on “thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens,” according to the rankings. And the winners and losers of 2019 may catch some by surprise. Washington state takes […]

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“Game of Thrones” baby names: “Game of Thrones” baby names are more popular than ever

A girl has a name — and now, so do a lot of other girls.  “Game of Thrones” baby names are surging in popularity, and new data from the Social Security Administration published Friday, shows they are more popular than ever before. Thousands of babies born in 2018 were named after characters from the popular HBO […]

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Earthquake today: Magnitude 8 quake kills at least 1 person, injures several in Peru

Lima, Peru — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles east of the small […]

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Royal baby news: Did Meghan and Harry have the baby? Not yet Buckingham Palace says today, denying rumors – Live updates

London — Keep calm and carry on, royal baby fanatics; Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were still waiting for the big moment on Thursday morning, despite rampant rumors to the contrary. A representative for Buckingham Palace told CBS News just after 5 a.m. ET Thursday that the royal baby “hasn’t been […]

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Unvaccinated teen Jerome Kunkel, who sued after he was banned from school during chickenpox, outbreak now has the virus, lawyer says

An unvaccinated teen who was banned from school during a chickenpox outbreak now has chickenpox himself, his lawyer says. Jerome Kunkel was not allowed to attend school for at least two weeks when 30 people came down with the virus. In April, he sued the health department because he was banned from school for refusing […]

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