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Airport water fountains shut down after passengers become ill on Frontier Airlines flight

(CNN)Several water fountains were shut down at a Cleveland airport after passengers aboard a Frontier Airlines flight became sick, airport officials said.   At least six passengers who traveled on Tampa-bound Frontier Airlines Flight 1397 on Tuesday fell ill after leaving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The passengers, who were not traveling as a group, were Read More…

She was jailed for drunk driving. Instead she had had a stroke, didn’t get help for days

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A woman accused of drunken driving and jailed really had suffered a stroke, and despite multiple contacts with police and corrections officers, she went days without medical attention. Carol Carlson, 64, of Edmonds, Washington, drove to the Kingston ferry terminal on a Monday morning in December 2017. Washington State Patrol troopers Read More…

Watchdog probe of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sent to Justice Department, reports say

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has been referred an investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, raising the possibility for criminal charges, according to the Washington Post and CNN. The probe was one of several the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General had opened into allegations that Zinke, who heads the agency, used his office for personal Read More…

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Australia suffers through searing temperatures

Getty Images A man paddles boards with his dog at St.Kilda Beach on Jan. 15, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. Heatwave conditions settled across the country this week with temperatures reaching 120 degrees in some areas. Getty Images A man paddles boards with his dog at St.Kilda Beach on Jan. 15, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. Heatwave Read More…

Midwest Travel Forecast – Friday

Cloudy but quiet morning – The winter storm currently hitting the Upper Plains and coming to the Four States has yet to drop any precipitation regionally on the Skywatch Storm Tracker. Very cloudy no matter where you’re travelling. Time frame for rain to begin is late afternoon, but not turning to snow until early Saturday Read More…

What's essential, what's not in a shutdown

Related content (CNN) – As the Trump administration recalls tens of thousands of government workers to restart operations previously closed during the partial shutdown, one expert says the law allows fairly wide latitude to decide which government functions are essential. On Thursday, the State Department announced that its employees would return to work in the Read More…

Zimbabwe shuts down internet amid violent crackdown

An injured man received assistance at a hospital Thursday after an alleged assault by a group of uniformed soldiers in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe on Friday faced an internet shutdown after a violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Zimbabwe has imposed an internet shutdown as demonstrators protesting a steep Read More…

Pelosi says Trump derailed trip plans again with leak; White House calls claim 'flat out lie'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office accused the Trump administration on Friday of leaking plans for a congressional delegation to fly commercial to Afghanistan after they were denied military aircraft, saying the related security risks have forced them to postpone the trip — in the latest escalation of the bitter feud over the partial government shutdown. Read More…

World's largest great white shark 'Deep Blue' gives diver a close-up: 'Thought my heart was going to explode'

(Credit: Reuters) Incredible images have surfaced after a diver was spotted swimming alongside the world’s largest great white shark, a 20-foot behemoth known as “Deep Blue.” Diver and photographer Kimberly Jeffries had hoped to capture images of sharks in the water feeding on a carcass of a dead sperm whale, but what she encountered was the Read More…