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Muslims Shield Christians When Al-Shabaab Attacks Bus in Kenya

Dec 22, 2015
Muslims Shield Christians When Al-Shabaab Attacks Bus in Kenya

MANDERA, Kenya (CNN)– Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets. But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn’t go according to plan. A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they were prepared to...

Can You Find the Panda In The Snowmen Puzzle Taking Over Facebook? Here’s a Hint

Dec 22, 2015
Can You Find the Panda In The Snowmen Puzzle Taking Over Facebook? Here’s a Hint

It’s the puzzle taking over Facebook. Can you find the panda among all the snowmen? Hungarian artist Dudolf’s cartoon challenges you to find the panda in a crowd of snowmen. Can you find it? It’s there — we promise. The puzzle was shared on Facebook last week. It has been liked over 45,000 times and has...

Father Brings Gun to Hospital to Buy Time for His ‘Brain Dead’ Son

Dec 22, 2015
Father Brings Gun to Hospital to Buy Time for His ‘Brain Dead’ Son

HOUSTON — A Texas father has been released from jail after police say he brought a gun to a hospital to stop the staff from taking his son off of life support. George Pickering II’s son was declared “brain-dead” after he suffered a massive stroke in January. The hospital ordered a “terminal wean” which is a process...

Raley’s Donates Thousands of Pounds of Meat to Food Banks

Dec 15, 2015
Raley’s Donates Thousands of Pounds of Meat to Food Banks

NATOMAS– Raley’s is donating more than 80,000 pounds of frozen meat to 74 food banks across Northern California and Nevada. That’s 12,000 turkeys, chickens and hams. “Each one of these boxes represents a family in need,” Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services CEO Blake Young said Tuesday. The donations will feed an estimated 23,000...

Solano County Workers Strike for One Day

Oct 14, 2015
Solano County Workers Strike for One Day

FAIRFIELD– Solano County workers cited wage issues in a one-day strike Wednesday, closing around 40 county facilities. “They are refusing to engage in dialogue across the table that would allow us to reach an agreement, and that is unlawful,” SEIU 1021 President Roxanne Sanchez said. According to the union, there are eight issues holding...

Murder Suspect, Trial Witness Mistakenly Put in Same Cell

Sep 20, 2015
Murder Suspect, Trial Witness Mistakenly Put in Same Cell

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says a guard mistakenly put a murder suspect in a holding cell with another inmate who was about to testify against him, and a fight ensued. The men weren’t handcuffed when the guard put them together in a cell during a break in the trial this week....

No. 1 Paid App on iTunes Taken Down by Developer

Sep 20, 2015
No. 1 Paid App on iTunes Taken Down by Developer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Peace was Apple’s top-paid app until its developer took it down on Friday, just three days after its launch. Developer Marco Arment said he removed the ad-blocking app because he had a change of heart about how it worked. Users loved it, but Arment explained wrote on his blog Friday...

Man Killed in Folsom Apartment Staircase Collapse

Jul 3, 2015
Man Killed in Folsom Apartment Staircase Collapse

FOLSOM– A 27-year-old man was killed Friday when a staircase at a Folsom apartment complex collapsed. First responders arrived at the complex at 180 South Lexington Drive shortly after 2:30 p.m. and found the man “severely” injured. Medical personnel tried to treat the man at the scene but he ultimately died. It was not immediately...

What’s Wrong With This Target Sign?

Jun 11, 2015
What’s Wrong With This Target Sign?

GREEN, Ohio (CNN)– Maybe you noticed that some Target stores have signs in the toy department for “Building Sets” and “Girls’ Building Sets.” Perhaps, like Abi Bechtel, you questioned the need for the distinction. The Ohio mother tweeted a picture of the signs in a Green, Ohio, store with the caption, “Don’t do this,...

Woman Accused of Biting Officer at San Diego Border Crossing

May 6, 2015
Woman Accused of Biting Officer at San Diego Border Crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP)- Federal officials say a woman was arrested on suspicion of biting a Customs and Border Protection officer who stopped her as she tried to enter the U.S. by walking through the vehicle lanes at a San Diego border crossing. CBP spokeswoman Jackie Wasiluk says the woman was stopped Monday afternoon at...

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