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4th child dies following massive New Jersey house fire, officials say

Monday  18:41,   16 july 2018
foxnews

A fourth child has died following a house fire last week that erupted in New Jersey killing two brothers and their young cousin, officials said Monday. Authorities said previously that Friday morning’s fire at a three-story home in Union City killed [...]
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Family members of Dr. Henry Heimlich say Red Cross guidance on choking victims could end in death

Monday  18:10,   16 july 2018
latimes

You're dining in a restaurant when someone at a table nearby starts choking. As they gasp for air - and help - a bystander rushes to their aid. If the bystander in this dramatic scene were trained in first aid at the American Red Cross, [...]

'I'm here. I'm here.' Father reunited with son amid tears, relief and fear of what's next

Monday  18:07,   16 july 2018
latimes

Hermelindo Che Coc learned his son was coming home and immediately began to prepare for his arrival. Nearly two months had passed since he'd seen his 6-year-old boy after they were separated at the border while traveling from Guatemala to seek[...]

Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

Monday  17:36,   16 july 2018
msn

Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox Saturday morning. The[...]

Parents separated from kids write letter begging US public for help

Monday  16:46,   16 july 2018
cnn

In an act of sheer desperation, dozens of migrant parents separated from their children wrote an open letter to the US public, hoping someone -- anyone -- can help get them out of this "nightmare."The joint letter, from 54 detainees at the [...]

He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

Monday  16:37,   16 july 2018
nytimes

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick was removed from ministry last month for sexually abusing an altar boy. But for decades, the church overlooked his harassment of adult seminarians.As a young man studying to be a priest in the 1980s, Robert Ciolek was[...]

Missing Navy sailor who sent cryptic text now "safe," relative says

Monday  16:31,   16 july 2018
cbsnews

U.S. Navy sailor who went missing for several days is now "safe" and "back on base," according to a relativeIn an updated post on a GoFundMe page, Christine Izzo, Palmer's aunt, said the family had received "confirmation from the [...]

The Trump Baby Blimp Is Coming To America

Monday  15:16,   16 july 2018
huffingtonpost

The Trump Baby blimp, which hovered over protests in London while President Donald Trump made his first official visit to the United Kingdom, is coming to America. The unflattering depiction of Trump, with an orange complexion, snarling expression[...]

Immigration detainees separated from kids appeal for help

Monday  09:45,   16 july 2018
cnn

Detained parents at the Port Isabel Detention Center have signed an open letter appealing to the US people to help them be reunited with their children. 71/103 SLIDES © Spencer Platt/Getty Images A Honduran child and [...]

Pranksters plant marijuana in Wyoming city's flower pots

Monday  09:05,   16 july 2018
cbsnews

The pranksters likely planted the seeds in the planters this spring. City employees have been watering them ever since.The city of Powell, Wyoming, is home to some cheeky pranksters, who, officials believe, planted marijuana seeds in city-owned[...]

Young girl hospitalized after dog attack in Florida

Monday  07:55,   16 july 2018
cbsnews

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the incident happened around 10 a.m. Sunday inside a home in the city's Arlington neighborhood. Police said the young girl was unresponsive when they arrived to the scene. She was transported to a nearby[...]

Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016

Monday  05:25,   16 july 2018
nytimes

Other presidents have dawdled, too, but President Trump is the first to go this long without awarding national medals in the arts and humanities.For decades the United States has recognized its greatest artists — about a dozen each year — with a[...]

Ohio woman arrested for spray painting racial slurs on neighbor's house

Monday  05:10,   16 july 2018
thehill

<p>An Ohio woman was arrested on Friday for spray painting a racial slur, "Hail Trump" and a swastika on the front of her neighbor's home.</p>Patricia Edelen was caught on another neighbor's surveillance cameras Friday night[...]

The 2020 census could undercount 1 million kids -- which means less money for California schools

Monday  03:55,   16 july 2018
latimes

<p>Almost a quarter of the nation's children under 5 are at risk of not being counted in the 2020 census, which could have serious implications for the well-being of children around the United States, according to a recent study by the Annie[...]

Rules Designed to Catch Terrorists Cost This Unsuspecting Customer Her Bank Account

Monday  03:45,   16 july 2018
online.wsj

<p>Mary Ann Liegey, a retired teacher in Manhasset, N.Y., was shocked in March when she received a letter from her local parish: “Your $20 check payable to St. Mary’s Church…was returned due to Frozen/Blocked Account.”</p>The 75-year-old Ms.[...]