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Vandals defaced tunnels near Idaho’s Anne Frank memorial with anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas, police say

Vandals defaced tunnels near Idaho’s Anne Frank memorial with anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas, police say

As millions of Jewish people across the country celebrate Hanukkah, police say vandals painted anti-Semitic messages and symbols in tunnels near Idaho’s Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial on Friday. Law enforcement officials are looking for whoever is responsible for the vandalism along the Greenbelt in Boise, the Boise Police Department (BPD) said on Twitter. “We…

Negro League baseball players could earn spots in the National Baseball Hall of Fame today
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Negro League baseball players could earn spots in the National Baseball Hall of Fame today

Baseball legends who played in the Negro Leagues are finally getting a chance to take their rightful place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Early Baseball Era and Golden Days Era Committees were meeting Sunday to decide whether Buck O’Neil and other Negro League players — as well as pre-Negro league players —…

A pedestrian was killed during a police pursuit of robbery suspects in Houston, officials say

A pedestrian was killed during a police pursuit of robbery suspects in Houston, officials say

A Houston police cruiser struck and killed a pedestrian during a robbery pursuit Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The two Houston police officers who were involved in the incident are said to be “distraught” after striking a 45-50 year-old man who has not yet been identified, Houston Police Department (HPD) executive assistant chief Larry Satterwhite said…

Days after school shooting, Rep. Thomas Massie posts family photo with guns, asks Santa for ammo for Christmas
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Days after school shooting, Rep. Thomas Massie posts family photo with guns, asks Santa for ammo for Christmas

US Rep. Thomas Massie is drawing criticism after tweeting a photo of him and his family holding guns in front of a Christmas tree, just days after four teenagers were killed in a school shooting in Michigan. “Merry Christmas!, ps. Santa, please bring ammo,” read the Saturday tweet by the Republican representative from Kentucky, which…

10 Covid-19 cases identified on New Orleans-bound cruise ship
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10 Covid-19 cases identified on New Orleans-bound cruise ship

Ten cases of Covid-19 have been identified on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship disembarking in New Orleans, the city said. All crew members and passengers are fully vaccinated and all 10 cases are asymptomatic, the cruise line said in a statement. “Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Health, the City of New Orleans…

Start your week smart: Indonesia, Omicron, Hall of Fame, Mark Cuban, Joel Osteen

Start your week smart: Indonesia, Omicron, Hall of Fame, Mark Cuban, Joel Osteen

A Texas man found his mother’s vintage school cafeteria cookbook from the 1960s, and had the recipes reprinted. He’s now bringing back memories and delicious food to his community. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was Indonesia’s Semeru volcano erupted, killing over a dozen people and…

101-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor will attend the 80th memorial service thanks to his daughter and dozens of kind strangers
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101-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor will attend the 80th memorial service thanks to his daughter and dozens of kind strangers

A Pearl Harbor survivor will be in attendance at the 80th remembrance ceremony this week, thanks to the help of his daughter and dozens of strangers who wanted to make sure he could be there. Ike Schab, 101, told CNN he was on a docked ship when the attack occurred in 1941. “I don’t remember…

School district releases details of key events leading up to Michigan shooting
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School district releases details of key events leading up to Michigan shooting

Days after a 15-year-old student allegedly killed four classmates at a Michigan high school, the district’s superintendent has requested an independent investigation into the incident — the deadliest school shooting at a US K-12 campus since May 2018. Ethan Crumbley is accused of carrying out Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit and…

Conviction of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers puts new focus on first prosecutor
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Conviction of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers puts new focus on first prosecutor

Those demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery want another conviction beyond the three White men found guilty of murdering the 25-year-old Black jogger running in their south Georgia neighborhood in 2020. An hour after his son Travis had shot Arbery twice point blank with a shot gun, call records show Gregory McMichael dialed a number on…

‘Constant state of anxiety.’ Yet another school shooting takes its psychological toll
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‘Constant state of anxiety.’ Yet another school shooting takes its psychological toll

High school teacher Sarah Giddings stayed home again Friday after more online threats and jittery nerves forced her school and others in southeast Michigan to close. Giddings, 39, comes from a family of educators who — along with school staff, students and their parents across the nation — have become unwilling participants in a recurring…

A man found his mother’s vintage school cafeteria cookbook. He’s now had the decades-old recipes reprinted
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A man found his mother’s vintage school cafeteria cookbook. He’s now had the decades-old recipes reprinted

One man is bringing back memories, and delicious food, for the community of Abilene, Texas. Dusty Hudgins was going through his late mother’s things when he found her old cookbooks from the 1960s. Florice Hudgins was a cafeteria worker in the Abilene school district in the 1960s and ’70s, Hudgins told CNN. The book that…

Honolulu shut down its largest water source in Oahu due to reported contamination of Navy well near Pearl Harbor

Honolulu shut down its largest water source in Oahu due to reported contamination of Navy well near Pearl Harbor

Honolulu shut down its largest water source on Oahu Thursday night following reported contamination in the potable water system for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The city’s Board of Water Supply (BWS) shut down the Halawa Shaft after the Navy said Thursday it found “a likely source of the contamination,” which is believed to be petroleum…

A man jumped out of taxiing airplane at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport

A man jumped out of taxiing airplane at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport

A 30-year-old man jumped out of an airplane as it was taxiing at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport Saturday. Southwest Flight 4236 arrived safely in Phoenix from Colorado Springs, Southwest Airlines said in a statement. “Initial reports indicate that while the flight was taxing to the gate, a Customer onboard exited the aircraft via a…

Henry Winkler is auctioning off his Fonz jacket and more ‘Happy Days’ memorabilia
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Henry Winkler is auctioning off his Fonz jacket and more ‘Happy Days’ memorabilia

Aaay! Who wants the Fonz’s leather jacket? “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler is auctioning off a treasure trove of costumes, props and other memorabilia from his acting career, on December 8 in the “TCM Presents … Hollywood Cool” sale at Bonhams auction house in Los Angeles. TCM is part of Warner Media, CNN’s parent company.…

One person is dead after an accidental shooting at a 911 dispatch center in Kentucky

One person is dead after an accidental shooting at a 911 dispatch center in Kentucky

A 911 dispatcher in Kentucky died after a gun was accidentally discharged at a dispatch center on Friday. Kentucky State Police received a call around 1 a.m. from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department regarding two dispatchers in the Bell County 911 Center, the sheriff’s department said in a news release. The incident occurred when the…

Texas police officer ‘hero’ shot to death while responding to disturbance

Texas police officer ‘hero’ shot to death while responding to disturbance

A police officer has died from gunshot wounds he sustained while responding to a disturbance in Mesquite, Texas, authorities said. At 1:40 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to a disturbance near a grocery store at the 1500 block of S. Beltline Road, police said. “During the course of the investigation, the officer was shot, and…

Police shoot and kill a knife-wielding suspect at a Florida university, authorities say
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Police shoot and kill a knife-wielding suspect at a Florida university, authorities say

Police fatally shot a man wielding a knife inside a Florida university residence hall Friday night, authorities said. The man was killed when he lunged at a police officer and a Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) security officer and they discharged their weapons, according to a press release from the Melbourne Police Department (MPD). Melbourne…

National Cookie Day Deals: Where to get the goods
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National Cookie Day Deals: Where to get the goods

What tastes better than a cookie? A free cookie, of course. National Cookie Day, celebrated each year on December 4, is when restaurants and online retailers whip up their best batches of delectable discounts. Whether it’s classic chocolate chip or gluten-free goods you’re after, we’ve rounded up some of the best free and discounted cookie…