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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 12:21 PM CST

Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Poured on Calif. Woman in Random Attack

Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Poured on Calif. Woman in Random Attack

A night near the Hollywood Walk of Fame would change a woman's life, as she was getting into her car and a homeless man sprinted across Hollywood Boulevard toward her. Heidi Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood...

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 at 08:22 PM CDT

Power Line Started Destructive Fire in Greater Los Angeles

Power Line Started Destructive Fire in Greater Los Angeles

Power lines strung alongside Sepulveda Boulevard near the Getty Center sparked the Getty Fire that's burned through 656 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains west of the 405 freeway and has destroyed a dozen...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 04:29 PM CDT

TSA Employees Vent About Managers, Passengers in Private Facebook Group

TSA Employees Vent About Managers, Passengers in Private Facebook Group

A private Facebook page with more than 18,000 current or former employees of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration includes comments critical of passengers and managers, some with racist, violent or...

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 08:10 PM CDT

An Old Pipe Caused a Massive Blast. Then Came the Acid Leak

An Old Pipe Caused a Massive Blast. Then Came the Acid Leak

Thousands of pounds of deadly hydrofluoric acid escaped into the atmosphere following the massive June 21 blast at the now-shuttered gas refinery in South Philadelphia, according to a new federal report.

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 11:36 PM CDT

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The...

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Former Student Reacts to School Locker Room Access Decision
Former Student Reacts to School Locker Room Access Decision

A transgender former student at Palatine High School, who filed a lawsuit against the school district in 2017, says the district's decision to give transgender students unrestricted locker room access is a "huge...

Nurse, Employee Tried to Save Shooting Victim Outside School
Nurse, Employee Tried to Save Shooting Victim Outside School

A school nurse and another employee were among the first to rush to save a man who was shot outside of a school in Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood Friday morning.

2 Teens Injured in Shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side
2 Teens Injured in Shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side

A 16-year-old boy is in grave condition after he and a woman were wounded in a shooting Friday in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

Hundreds Line Up on Opening Day of World's Largest Starbucks
Hundreds Line Up on Opening Day of World's Largest Starbucks

Hundreds stood in line for hours to get into the World's Largest Starbucks opening in Chicago Friday. Officials estimate more than 1,000 people had lined up by the time doors were set to open at 9 a.m. 

Diplomat Says He Overheard Trump Call About ‘Investigations’
Diplomat Says He Overheard Trump Call About ‘Investigations’

A State Department official based in Ukraine told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation between President Donald Trump and a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine, according...

Browns’ Garrett Suspended for Rest of Season by NFL
Browns’ Garrett Suspended for Rest of Season by NFL

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason by the NFL on Friday for using a helmet “as a weapon” and striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph...