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A 17-year-old boy died by suicide hours after being scammed. The FBI says it’s part of a troubling increase in ‘sextortion’ cases.

By Josh Campbell and Jason Kravarik, CNN Ryan Last received a message on a school night in February from someone he believed to be a girl. Within hours, the 17-year-old, straight-A student and Boy Scout had died by suicide. “Somebody reached out to him pretending to be a girl, and they started a conversation,” his… Continue Reading
A man convicted of starting California's Dolan Fire -- which critically injured a firefighter

Man convicted of starting California wildfire that killed endangered condors was sentenced to 24 years in prison

By Cheri Mossburg, CNN A man convicted of starting California’s Dolan Fire — which critically injured a firefighter, destroyed several homes and killed a dozen of endangered condors — was sentenced to 24 years in prison, prosecutors announced. Ivan Gomez, 31, was found guilty of 16 felony counts, including arson, cultivating marijuana, throwing rocks at… Continue Reading

‘Personal conflict’ between groups preceded shooting that left 2 dead, 7 wounded, Chicago Police say

By Rebekah Riess and Steve Almasy, CNN Two people were killed and seven wounded Thursday night after a man fired into a crowd during a “personal conflict” between two arguing groups, according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. Police patrolling the area saw two groups arguing and when officers tried to wade their way into… Continue Reading

Secret Service Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research Here is some background information about the Secret Service, a federal agency tasked with protecting the president of the United States, among many other responsibilities. Facts The Secret Service is one of the country’s oldest federal investigative agencies, founded in 1865 to stop counterfeiters. There are approximately 3,200 special agents and an… Continue Reading
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A Buffalo supermarket worker dialed 911 during the massacre and was asked, ‘Why are you whispering?’ Now, the dispatcher is set to be fired, an official said

By Michelle Watson and Travis Caldwell, CNN The assistant office manager at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, had already survived one mass shooting. Nearly 12 years ago, Latisha Rogers and her brother, Danyell Mackin, were at City Grill restaurant in Buffalo when a man opened fire, killing Mackin and three others.… Continue Reading
Mass shooters are increasingly attacking 'soft targets' such as supermarkets. Experts say securing them will be difficult. Police are scene gathering at the scene of a shooting at a Jewish deli in December 2019

Mass shooters are increasingly attacking ‘soft targets’ such as supermarkets. Experts say securing them will be difficult

By Faith Karimi, CNN In recent years, mass shooters have increasingly targeted a range of venues — churches, synagogues, grocery stores, movie theaters — that have minimal security. That’s no surprise, experts who study violence and mass shootings say. These attackers, including the one last weekend in Buffalo, choose so-called “soft targets” where people are… Continue Reading
A Los Angeles man is facing multiple charges after prosecutors allege he was part of a group of anti-abortion activists who targeted a women's health clinic and stalked a doctor who provides abortion services in San Francisco.

Anti-abortion activist charged with stalking a California doctor who provides abortions

By Hannah Sarisohn and Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN A Los Angeles man is facing multiple charges after prosecutors allege he was part of a group of anti-abortion activists who targeted a women’s health clinic and stalked a doctor who provides abortion services, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Aaron Jonathan Hurley is accused of… Continue Reading
A mountain climber from Japan is presumed dead after falling into a crevasse at Alaska's Denali National Park.

A mountain climber from Japan is presumed dead after falling into a crevasse at Alaska’s Denali National Park

By Paradise Afshar, CNN A Japanese mountain climber is presumed dead after falling into a crevasse in Alaska’s Denali National Park, officials said. The 43-year-old from Kanagawa, Japan — who was not named by officials — was un-roped from his teammates and “fell through a weak ice bridge near their camp at approximately 8,000 feet… Continue Reading
The University School of Milwaukee is pushing back on accusations of discrimination from Craig Robinson

Milwaukee private school files motion to dismiss Michelle Obama’s brother’s ‘media campaign’ lawsuit

By Omar Jimenez, CNN The University School of Milwaukee is pushing back on accusations of discrimination from Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother, and his wife, Kelly Robinson. The preparatory school filed a motion Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit the couple filed in April that alleged in part, “The School acted impermissibly to silence and to… Continue Reading

A Florida officer is charged after a botched arrest resulted in an explosion that left a suspect with burns over much of his body

By Andi Babineau, CNN A Florida deputy and a suspect are facing charges in relation to a botched arrest earlier this year in which an explosion allegedly set off by a Taser left the suspect with burns over much of his body, Osceola County officials announced Thursday. As Osceola County deputies were attempting to arrest… Continue Reading

Philadelphia’s Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are climbing. Officials are not looking to reinstate mask mandates

By Rob Frehse and Christina Maxouris, CNN Philadelphia health leaders warned Thursday that in the past three weeks, reported Covid-19 infections have more than doubled and hospitalizations have nearly doubled as well. “The entire Philadelphia region is seeing COVID-19 cases rise dangerously,” Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole said in a statement, but added health officials… Continue Reading
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