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  • Miami Face-Eating Attack Lasted 18 Minutes

    Miami Face-Eating Attack Lasted 18 Minutes

    (MIAMI) — The grisly assault on a homeless man whose face was eaten by an assailant in Miami last week went on for 18 agonizing minutes and was captured on nearby surveillance cameras. Rudy Eugene, who authorities suspect may have been high on a dangerous new street drug known as “bath salts,” had to be shot four times by a police officer to halt the cannibalistic attack. The victim, Ronald Poppo, 65, is in critical condition after police say 75 percent of his face was devoured by Eugene. Footage taken by security cameras at the nearby Miami Herald building show […]

  • Missing Louisiana Student’s Bike Suffered Significant Damage

    Missing Louisiana Student’s Bike Suffered Significant Damage

    (LAFAYETTE, Louisiana) — Missing Louisiana student Michaela “Mickey” Shunick’s recovered bike suffered significant damage to the rear tire, including a bent rim, authorities said on Wednesday. The bike was discovered in a muddy basin under a bridge Sunday morning, but authorities had been tight-lipped about its condition.  The bike was about 27 miles from where Shunick, 22, was last seen on surveillance footage riding her bike home from a friend’s house at around 2 a.m. on May 19 in Lafayette, La. “We strongly believe that the person, or perpetrator, drove down to the edge of the water and dumped the […]

  • What’s the Worst-Dressed City in America?

    What’s the Worst-Dressed City in America?

    (NEW YORK) — Alaska is known for its panoramic views, diverse wildlife and stunning mountaintops peaked with snow.  What it takes to stay warm and safe among those wild animals and frigid temperatures, however, has earned the residents of the state’s most populous city a dubious distinction. Anchorage, Alaska, has been rated America’s least stylish city.  The flannel shirts, heavy parkas and furry ear covers common in the far north city were too much for the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine who participated in the magazine’s annual online poll ranking U.S. cities. Poll participants were asked to rate 35 […]

  • Man Suspected of Opening Fire at Seattle Cafe Shoots Self; Also Blamed in Separate Killing

    Man Suspected of Opening Fire at Seattle Cafe Shoots Self; Also Blamed in Separate Killing

    (SEATTLE) — Police believe a man who opened fire killing four people and leaving one injured at a Seattle cafe Wednesday also killed a fourth person during a subsequent confrontation, then shot himself as officers closed in. Although Seattle police tweeted Wednesday evening that the suspect “is still alive and receiving treatment at Harborview Medical Center,” reports said late Wednesday that the man had succumbed to a self-inflicted gun wound. The shootings began at approximately 11 a.m. PST when a gunman opened fire at Cafe Racer Espresso in Seattle’s University District north of downtown, setting off a massive manhunt, police […]

  • 6-Year-Old Eliminated from National Spelling Bee

    6-Year-Old Eliminated from National Spelling Bee

    (WASHINGTON) — “Dirigible,” the adjective meaning “capable of being steered,” was no match Wednesday for a 6-year-old from Lake Ridge, Va., who breezed through Round 1 of the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee. However, it was in Round 2 where Lori Anne, the youngest competitor in the history of the prestigious contest, stumbled. Faced with the word “ingluvies,” meaning “the crop of a bird or insect,” she incorrectly spelled it with an “e” as the first letter and was later eliminated, not moving on to Thursday’s semifinals and finals. Lori Anne earned her spot in the Scripps by beating out […]

  • Seattle Police: Man Suspected of Opening Fire at Cafe Shoots Self

    Seattle Police: Man Suspected of Opening Fire at Cafe Shoots Self

    (SEATTLE) — The suspected killer of three people and shooter of two others at a cafe Wednesday in Seattle’s University District apparently has shot himself, police said. A man matching the description of the shooter put a gun to his head and fired as police approached, officials said. “When the officers and SWAT started vectoring in on the suspect, the suspect saw uniformed officers, he apparently knelt down in the middle of the street and put the gun to his head,” Seattle Police Assistant Chief Jim Pugel told reporters. It was not immediately clear if the suspect was alive or […]

  • John Edwards Judge Lets Colorful Alternate Jurors Stay Home

    John Edwards Judge Lets Colorful Alternate Jurors Stay Home

    (GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The judge in the John Edwards campaign-finance trial Wednesday told a group of four alternate jurors known for wearing color-coordinated outfits that they no longer have to attend daily court sessions while the other 12 jurors deliberate. Despite sitting through the entire month-long trial and being ordered to appear every day while the regular panel considers the evidence, the three women and one man who are alternates have had no input in those deliberations and are not permitted in the jury room. The alternates last week began wearing matching clothes. They’ve appeared in court wearing matching yellow, […]