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November 15, 2018 5:51 PM Maryland resource officer fatally shoots himself at school, prompting lockdown

Officer Joseph Comegna fatally shot himself inside his office at Eastern Technical High School. (Facebook) A school resource officer fatally shot himself at a Maryland high school Monday prompting a brief lockdown, authorities said. Joseph Comegna, a 21-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, was discovered in his office at the Eastern 106

November 15, 2018 1:51 AM Michigan mother gave infant methadone because she was 'being fussy': report

Jennifer Pickerd, 37, was reportedly charged with second-degree child abuse after she allegedly gave her infant daughter methadone because she was "being fussy." (Kent County Jail) An infant in Michigan who was reportedly "being fussy" overdosed after her mother allegedly gave her methadone, an opioid used to numb severe pain. Jennifer Pickerd, 37, of Grand 80

November 14, 2018 4:36 PM Exclusive: Sears finalizing $350 million bankruptcy loan with Great American

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp (SHLDQ.PK) is finalizing a deal with financial firm Great American Capital Partners and other lenders for $350 million in critical bankruptcy financing that would keep the U.S. retailer open through the holidays, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The deal would increase an existing financing package from banks 112

November 14, 2018 1:01 PM Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video gamers engaged in an online Call of Duty match. The 25-year-old had meant to direct the police to another 89

November 13, 2018 7:41 PM Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

DUBAI (Reuters) - Spotify, the world’s most popular paid music streaming service, officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday. The company said services would now be available in 13 Arab markets, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Morocco but not Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen. Spotify has been unofficially 111

November 13, 2018 4:16 PM WeWork gets $3 billion in new funding from SoftBank

(Reuters) - U.S. shared office space provider WeWork Cos has secured an additional $3 billion in funding from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, according to an investor presentation seen by Reuters. The latest funding was in the form of a warrant, under which SoftBank will pay WeWork $1.5 billion on Jan. 15 and the remaining on April 15. WeWork in July said it had raised 140

November 12, 2018 2:49 PM Netherlands resumes visa service in Pakistan after brief halt

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Netherlands resumed visa and passport services in Pakistan on Monday following a brief suspension, denying that its embassy had closed over security concerns after the country gave shelter to the lawyer of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case. Hard-line Islamists in Pakistan have blocked streets and called for the killing of judges 85

November 9, 2018 5:03 PM California wildfire advances on Malibu, one of three large blazes

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - Three wind-whipped wildfires burned in California on Friday morning, including one that spurred the evacuation of 75,000 homes near a city that was still reeling from a mass shooting. Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes were called for because of the Woolsey Fire that affected parts of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County northwest 95

November 9, 2018 8:36 AM EU Commission seeks input on Disney pledges in pay-TV inquiry

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Friday it was seeking reaction on commitments offered by Walt Disney (DIS.N) in a pay-TV investigation aimed at making shows available across the EU. The Commission, the EU’s anti-trust watchdog, is worried about contractual clauses in some deals between six film studios, including Disney and pay-TV 105

November 8, 2018 5:59 PM Alligator named ‘Catfish’ found during home eviction in Kansas City, was a 'big, cuddly lizard'

A 7-foot-long, 200-pound alligator named Catfish was found in a hot tub by a landlord evicting a tenant in Kansas City on Wednesday. A Missouri landlord in the process of evicting a tenant had to call animal control after finding out the resident was living with an unauthorized, 200-pound house guest. The Kansas City homeowner said a 7-foot alligator 87