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Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in New Zealand

Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in New Zealand

Ryan Costello, a prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, was found dead in New Zealand at age 23. Costello had arrived in Auckland last week to play his first season with the Auckland Tuatara, a team in the Australian Baseball League. In a news release, the Tuatara said “preliminary indications suggest he died of natural…

The mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested by the FBI in a corruption probe

The mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested by the FBI in a corruption probe

Dennis Tyler, the Democratic mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested at his home on Monday morning, according to the FBI. An arrest warrant was executed at Tyler’s home at 7:30 a.m., and he is currently in FBI custody, according to Chris Bavender, spokeswoman with the FBI in Indianapolis. The US Attorney’s Office in the Southern…

10,000 mourners honor the teens killed in the Santa Clarita school shooting

10,000 mourners honor the teens killed in the Santa Clarita school shooting

Thousands of Californians united in grief Sunday night to remember the young victims of the Saugus High School shooting. Many wore matching jerseys that read “S Strong,” a declaration of resilience after the Thursday’s attack that killed Grace Anne Muehlberger, 15, and Dominic Blackwell, 14. More than 10,000 mourners gathered at the vigil at Central…

A man shot his brother after mistaking him for a deer, police say

A man shot his brother after mistaking him for a deer, police say

A man accidentally shot his brother while they were deer hunting in Michigan Saturday. The two men were hunting in Boston Township, about 130 miles northwest of Detroit, when they were looking for a deer that one brother had shot earlier, a release from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office said. Around 5:30 p.m. they had…

Winter weather advisories issued for 9 Northeastern states

Winter weather advisories issued for 9 Northeastern states

The Monday morning commute may be difficult in parts of the Northeast. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for nine states in that region, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Coastal cities like Boston and Providence will mostly experience rain, CNN meteorologist Allison…

Cincinnati Zoo ‘devastated’ by the death of Kimba the giraffe

Cincinnati Zoo ‘devastated’ by the death of Kimba the giraffe

The Cincinnati Zoo lost one of their special animal friends Sunday. Twelve-year-old Kimba the giraffe died after complications from a procedure to fix his hooves, the zoo said. “Zoo staff, and especially the giraffe care team, are devastated,” Michelle Curley, spokeswoman for the Cincinnati Zoo, told CNN. The Zoo Volunteer Observer (ZVO) team was monitoring…

Why Colin Kaepernick wore a ‘Kunta Kinte’ shirt to his NFL workout

Why Colin Kaepernick wore a ‘Kunta Kinte’ shirt to his NFL workout

Colin Kaepernick has long utilized the power of imagery to get across his message — look no further than his kneeling protests — and his choice of T-shirt did just that on Saturday. After days of sharp disputes with the NFL, the former Super Bowl quarterback walked onto the field for his workout on Saturday…