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Wisconsin brothers accused of running illegal THC vape cartridge 'empire'

(PADDOCK LAKE, Wis.) -- Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating whether a large-scale operation by two brothers allegedly making illegal THC-infused vape cartridges could be connected to recent vaping-related illnesses and deaths across the country. Tyler Huffhines, 20, and Jacob Huffhines, 23, were arrested on Sept. 5 after authorities conducted various…... Read More

Record flooding strikes Midwest as tropical storm could be forming in the Bahamas

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly a foot of rain fell in parts of South Dakota, southwestern Minneapolis and northern Iowa in the last two days, producing record flash flooding on some of the rivers there. There were also two dozen damaging storm reports from Oklahoma to Wisconsin, including a tornado in…... Read More

NTSB releases preliminary report on California dive-boat fire that killed 34 people

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- In a preliminary report on the Southern California blaze that erupted on an anchored dive boat and killed 34 people, federal investigators revealed that surviving crew members told them there were no known mechanical or electrical issues with the vessel, and that smoke detectors sounded in…... Read More

California moves to block police from using facial recognition in body cams

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California lawmakers are moving to put a ban on police officers using facial recognition technology in body cameras, arguing in a bill that the technology infringes on privacy and often misidentifies women, people of color and young people.The California state Senate passed AB1215 bill, a three-year ban…... Read More

Brooklyn man charged with hate crime in attack on 63-year-old Jewish man

(NEW YORK) -- A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime in connection to an attack on a 63-year-old Jewish man in a Brooklyn, New York park, police said Thursday. Oniel Gilbourne, of Brooklyn, was charged with assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of…... Read More

Hot air balloon makes hard landing, one woman seriously hurt: Police

(LAS VEGAS) -- A hot air balloon made a hard landing near Las Vegas on Thursday, seriously hurting one person, officials said.The pilot and four passengers were ejected from the basket when the balloon made the hard landing, Las Vegas Police Sgt. Jeff Dean said.  After impact, it continued to…... Read More

Stony Brook professor allegedly stole more than $200K in cancer research funds

(STONY BROOK, N.Y.) -- A Stony Brook University professor was indicted for stealing upward of $200,000 in cancer research funds, authorities said Thursday.Geoffrey Girnun, 48, is an associate professor in the department of pathology and director of cancer metabolomics at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, and…... Read More

Small plane crash shuts down major highway near D.C., 4 treated for injuries

(BOWIE, Md.) -- A plane’s pilot and passenger were seen standing in the median of a highway in Bowie, Maryland, on Thursday after surviving a crash shortly before noon.“I'm blessed that we're not hurt. I'm still overloaded and we're still running on adrenaline so we're doing okay,” pilot Julius Tolson,…... Read More

Tropical threat develops in Atlantic, may bring more rain to hard-hit Bahamas

(NEW YORK) -- As a tropical system developing in the Atlantic threatens the hard-hit Bahamas, the Midwest is recovering from -- and facing more -- severe weather.Over 78,000 customers lost power in Michigan overnight as the powerful rain and winds toppled trees and downed power lines.Wednesday was also the second…... Read More

Alleged El Paso gunman Patrick Crusius indicted for capital murder by grand jury

(EL PASO, Texas) -- Patrick Crusius, the alleged gunman in the El Paso shooting, has been indicted for capital murder by a grand jury in Texas.Crusius, 21, allegedly cased the Walmart -- located near the U.S.-Mexico border -- to size up the clientele prior to carrying out the attack that…... Read More

1,300 registered as unaccounted for in the Bahamas in aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

(NEW YORK) -- As search-and-recovery crews comb through the hundreds of homes in the Bahamas wrecked by Hurricane Dorian, officials on the island nation released an alarming figure: 1,300 people have been registered by loved ones as unaccounted for.The official death toll from the hurricane that ripped across the Bahamas…... Read More

Water vapor and temperatures that could support life found on exoplanet, NASA says

(NEW YORK) -- Astronomers have located the first planet outside our solar system containing water vapor and temperatures that could support life, according to NASA.Data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope allowed astronomers from the Center for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London to determine that the molecular signature…... Read More

Missing mom's husband pleads not guilty to new charge; 'Bring it on,' defense says

(NORWALK, Conn.) -- Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new charge that he tampered with evidence in the case."Mr. Dulos is not guilty," his attorney, Norm Pattis, told reporters after the court appearance in Norwalk. "We've got three words…... Read More

University of Tennessee offers boy a 4 year scholarship after viral T-shirt

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A young boy who went viral for his homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt has been offered a four year scholarship to the school."In recognition of the fourth-grader’s Volunteer spirit, the university has extended an offer of admission for him to join the Class of 2032," the university…... Read More