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January 16, 2019 3:03 AM Maryland coast rattled by 4.7-magnitude earthquake: USGS

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Maryland Tuesday evening, officials said. The episode was reported to have occurred roughly 136 miles east-southeast of Ocean City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). There was no tsunami warning in effect amid the report, The Associated Press reported. State and local authorities commented 2786

January 15, 2019 6:34 PM Jewish groups condemn Rashida Tlaib over ties to radical pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been condemned after hosting a private celebratory dinner on Saturday featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists, said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe. Over the weekend, Tlaib came under fire for her ties to radical 2621

January 15, 2019 10:52 AM 5-month-old giraffe euthanized after gore wound to stomach at San Diego Zoo

Kumi, a 5-month-old male giraffe, was euthanized last month due to a gore wound to his stomach, according to a zoo spokeswoman. (San Diego Zoo Global) A 5-month-old male giraffe was euthanized last month after he was gored in the stomach at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a report said Monday, citing a zoo spokeswoman. The giraffe, Kumi, was discovered 335

January 15, 2019 4:38 AM South Carolina HS football player dies during ACL surgery

Nick Dixon, a senior at Spartanburg High School, died during surgery a day after he committed to play in college, according to reports. (Facebook) A high school football standout in South Carolina died during surgery a day after he committed to play in college, according to reports. Nick Dixon, a senior at Spartanburg High School, suffered complications 137

January 14, 2019 12:13 PM India's Flipkart unit Myntra and Jabong CEO steps down

(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Myntra and Jabong, a unit of Walmart-owned Flipkart, Ananth Narayanan has left the company to pursue external opportunities, Myntra said on Monday. Narayanan is in talks to replace Ajith Mohan as the chief executive officer of video streaming service Hotstar, the Economic Times reported, citing sources 140

January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 160

January 12, 2019 6:43 PM Nurses from Illinois hospital who were pregnant at the same time take photo with newborns

Eight nurses at an Illinois hospital who got pregnant around the same time are now showing the world their new arrivals. The women, obstetrician nurses at Anderson Hospital's Pavilion for Women in Maryville, were featured on the hospital's Facebook page this week holding their newborns. “The Pavilion for Women had their own baby boom going 245

January 11, 2019 9:59 AM Slain Louisiana police Officer Chateri Payne mourned as search continues for 'coward or cowards' who killed her

Police Officer Chateri Payne graduated from the academy only two years ago. She was fatally shot Wednesday night as she was leaving for work on the night shift with the Shreveport, La., police department. (Facebook) The "coward or cowards' who killed rookie Shreveport, La., police Officer Chateri Payne, who was fatally shot Wednesday night, remained 137

January 10, 2019 6:45 PM Philadelphia man dies after being punched at dog park, police say

Drew Justice, 38, died after he was punched during a dispute with another dog walker at a Philadelphia park on Saturday, police said. (Facebook) A Philadelphia man who was walking his dog died Saturday after he was punched during an altercation with another dog walker at a city park. Drew Justice, 38, and his fiancée were walking their dog at Gold Star Park around 131

January 10, 2019 1:10 PM The school using giant book murals to encourage reading

For many students, this week saw the end of the Christmas break and a return to school. However, one school in Illinois, US, has taken a novel and eye-catching approach to motivating its students in the new year. Students of Mundelein High returned to find six floor-to-ceiling book covers lining the corridor of the school's English department. The vinyl 122