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Hawaii’s Hanalei Bay closed after shark attacks surfer

Hawaii’s Hanalei Bay closed after shark attacks surfer

Authorities have closed down Hawaii’s Hanalei Bay to swimmers after an apparent shark attack early Monday afternoon. A male resident was surfing at a spot off Hanalei known as “the bowl” when he was allegedly bitten by a larger Tiger shark, according to the Kauai Fire Department. The man sustained multiple lacerations to his leg…

PA Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

PA Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the Keystone State. In a tweet Monday, State Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny), announced the introduction of HB50, a bill that would “legalize adult-use cannabis & address decades of social injustice.” Sen. Sharif Street (D), who also supports the legislation, said that it’s…

Woman accused of stabbing 14-year-old boy during domestic dispute

Woman accused of stabbing 14-year-old boy during domestic dispute

A 38-year-old Harrisburg woman is facing aggravated assault and child endangerment charges after police say she stabbed a 14-year-old boy during a domestic incident Sunday night. Harrisburg Police were dispatched to the home of Yasiris Morel at approximately 8:10 p.m. for the report of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, the found the victim bleeding…

Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

By Heather Long Tyra Johnson grew up in coal country. She was never a miner, but she feels a part of the “tribe.” Her childhood memories are filled with trains laden with coal. They passed right through her hometown of Beattyville, in eastern Kentucky. She recalls how the trains were so loud that the Sunday…

Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Arnold Palmer, known as “the King” for his transformative legacy in golf, died at the age of 87, according to the US Golf Association.

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

By Hamdi Alkhshali and Angela Dewan, CNN   At least 40 people were killed and 74 others wounded in an ISIS attack on a Shiite mausoleum in Balad, Iraq, Ministry of Health spokesman Ahmed al-Rideini said Friday. The Thursday night attack follows the truck bombing of a shopping district in the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, in…

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Joshua Berlinger and Sheena Jones,CNN As Philando Castile’s head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks directly into the camera and explains that a Minnesota police officer just shot her boyfriend four times. The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos of officer-involved…

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

By Joshua Berlinger and AJ Willingham, CNN Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. Summitt passed away Tuesday after battling early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s type,” according to a statement from the Pat…

$6M donated for 100K children in US to see “Hamilton”

(NEW YORK) The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the U.S. see the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.” The foundation said Thursday the funding would allow students as some schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the District of Columbia to see the show for $10. Plans are…