Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by California Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board’s decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten on Monday, marking the third time a governor has stopped the release of the youngest member of Manson’s murderous cult. Van Houten, 69, is still a threat, Newsom said. “While I commend Ms. Van Houten for her efforts […]

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Beyoncé in “The Lion King”: Disney’s new trailer for “The Lion King” reveals Beyoncé’s voice as Nala for first time

For Beyoncé fans who just couldn’t wait to hear the star’s portrayal of Nala in “The Lion King” — be prepared. Disney just dropped a new trailer for its live-action version of the classic animated flick and it features her voice for the very first time. The 30-second long trailer heavily showcases the performer’s take on […]

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Border crossing shooting: Agents shoot, kill man at border crossing when U.S.-bound pickup doesn’t stop

Scene of shooting at San Ysidro port of entry along San Diego/Tijuana border on evening of June 3, 2019 KFMB-TV San Diego — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents shot and killed a man who refused to stop at California’s border with Mexico. San Diego police say the shooting took place Monday night in a secondary […]

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Rat lungworm disease: 3 more cases confirmed by Hawaii Health Department & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Image from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows rat lungworm larva recovered from a slug. The parasite is the most common cause of human eosinophilic meningitis. CDC Three more cases of rat lungworm disease have been confirmed by the Hawaii Department of Health, a disease that could damage a victim’s brain or spinal […]

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Horse racing deaths: Third horse in 9 days dies at Santa Anita Park in Southern California

A 26th horse was euthanized Sunday at a Southern California track after suffering a leg injury during a race. He was the third horse to die at Santa Anita Park in the last nine days. Officials told CBS Los Angeles the latest horse to be put down was Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding. The track had gone […]

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Serena Williams wins: Serena Williams beats Vitalia Diatchenko at French Open

Serena Williams shakes hands with Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia following their ladies singles first round match during day two of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 27, 2019, in Paris, France. Getty Serena Williams defeated Vitalia Diatchenko, who is 83rd-ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association, at her opening match at Roland Garros […]

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Anaconda “virgin birth”: Anaconda living in exhibit with only adult females has babies through “virgin birth”

An 8-year-old anaconda housed at the New England Aquarium in Boston gave birth this January, but these are no ordinary babies. The mother lives in an exhibit with only adult female snakes — making the young products of nonsexual reproduction, according to the aquarium. DNA testing confirmed the now 2-feet long green anaconda babies were […]

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Dayton, Ohio, tornadoes: Violent tornadoes strike Midwest today, killing 1 and injuring 90

Brookville, Ohio — A swarm of tornadoes so tightly packed that one may have crossed the path carved by another tore across both Ohio and Indiana overnight. The twisters smashed homes, blew out windows and ended the school year early for some students. One person was killed and about 90 were injured. The storms were […]

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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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“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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