The Jayme Closs case: A chilling tale of murder, kidnapping and escape in rural America

(CNN)Jake Patterson lasted only two days as a temp at the Saputo cheese factory in Almena, Wisconsin, a largely forgettable stint but for a brief stop behind a school bus while driving to work on a desolate stretch of US Highway 8. Suspect in kidnapping of Jayme Closs appears in…

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Cleveland officials say water fountains at airport are safe

(CNN)After six passengers traveling through a Cleveland airport this week became sick, officials shut down water fountains and brought in an independent company to test the water. At least six passengers who traveled on Tampa-bound Frontier Airlines Flight 1397 on Tuesday fell ill after leaving Cleveland. The passengers, who were…

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Arrest warrants issued for 4 who got trapped in abandoned West Virginia mine

(CNN)When a group of West Virginians were rescued from an abandoned mine last week, authorities hinted they could face criminal charges. The group was suspected of entering the mine to steal copper, authorities said last week after the rescue. CNN has reached out to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office for…

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At a teen’s funeral, a priest condemned suicide and ‘basically called our son a sinner,’ mother says

(CNN)Grieving the most tragic loss two parents could endure, Jeff and Linda Hullibarger expected comfort from a priest’s homily at their son Maison’s funeral. As the priest’s words ripped open the Michigan family’s wounds, Jeff Hullibarger tried to intervene. “After the first few times that he said that word [suicide],…

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Ex-NASA engineer creates glitter bomb trap for package thieves

(CNN)Revenge is sweet. But Mark Rober’s glitter bomb trap for package thieves proves it can be a bit messy, too. After having a package stolen from his doorstep, Rober decided to use his engineering background to serve up some retribution on would-be thieves. “If anyone was going to make a…

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‘Stand your ground’ immunity also applies to Florida police, court rules

(CNN)Florida police officers can justify using deadly force and seek immunity from prosecution through the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law just like anyone else in the state, the Supreme Court of Florida recently ruled. One officer’s attorney said the decision is groundbreaking and will let Florida law enforcement officers…

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Rare blitz of tornadoes leaves central Illinois with damage, injuries

(CNN)Central Illinois is coping with damage and injuries after a rare blitz of tornadoes Saturday, when 22 twisters were reported to the National Weather Service. Rescuers pulled people from homes damaged by the twisters, Taylorville Fire Department Chief Mike Crews said. Otherwise, no deaths have been reported. Illinois has an…

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Internal documents Facebook has fought to keep private obtained by UK Parliament

New York (CNN)The British Parliament has obtained a set of internal Facebook documents the company has fought for months to stop from being made public, according to Facebook and a lawyer involved in a suit against the company. The release of the documents to the committee could raise new legal…

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Thousand Oaks gunman was a Marine veteran who often visited the site of the shooting

(CNN)Back in April, officers in Thousand Oaks, California, responded to a disturbance at the home where Ian David Long lived. Long was identified by police on Thursday as the gunman who killed 12 people and injured more than a dozen more in a sudden burst of violence at the Borderline…

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