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  • Deaf, blind puppy rescued after being ‘tossed away like trash’ in frozen creek

    Deaf, blind puppy rescued after being ‘tossed away like trash’ in frozen creek

    (NEW YORK) — A deaf and nearly blind puppy was rescued in Kentucky earlier this week after being thrown alive into a rock-filled trash bag and dumped in a partially frozen creek. Highway workers on a road above the creek in Sadieville, Kentucky, spotted the seven-week-old female puppy on Tuesday as she wiggled her head out of the trash bag and tried to keep her head above the freezing cold water. One of the men waded through the icy waters to get her out of the plastic trash bag, which had another bag inside full of large rocks. The puppy, […]

  • More than 260 migrants died trying to cross the US southern border: Report

    More than 260 migrants died trying to cross the US southern border: Report

    (NEW YORK) — The recent death of a 7-year-old girl in U.S. government custody appears to have been one of four people who died this month trying to cross the Mexico border, and one of more than 260 this year, according to an unclassified government report obtained by ABC News. The report, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” had been updated on Friday, suggesting that Jakil Caal Maquin, 7, was counted among those four December deaths counted by border authorities. The figure represents migrant deaths recorded by border officials within their area of responsibility and is not exclusive to people in U.S. […]

  • Utah set to drop blood alcohol limit to .05, making it the strictest in the country

    Utah set to drop blood alcohol limit to .05, making it the strictest in the country

    (NEW YORK) — Utah is getting ready to implement the strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the country. The law, which was passed in March 2017 by Gov. Gary Herbert, will define driving under the influence as having a “blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater,” making it lower than the nation’s standard of .08. Under the new law, which will go into effect Dec. 30, a person will also be charged with “automobile homicide” if they kill another person while operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .05 or higher — considered a […]

  • Thousands of troops to remain on US-Mexico border as original deployment ends

    Thousands of troops to remain on US-Mexico border as original deployment ends

    (WASHINGTON) — Days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump announced the deployment of active duty troops to the southern border to stop caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico. On Saturday, that original border mission comes to a close, but thousands of U.S. troops will remain for an extended and reduced mission in support of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) slated to last through January 31. At the height of the deployment, there were 5,900 active duty troops stationed in California, Arizona and Texas. On Thursday, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) said that figure had dropped to 4,200, but […]

  • Heavy rain, potential flooding threaten East Coast over the weekend

    Heavy rain, potential flooding threaten East Coast over the weekend

    (NEW YORK) — A storm in the eastern U.S. is bringing mainly heavy rain to half of the nation this weekend. On Friday, over 2 inches of rain fell in parts of South Carolina, with flooding reported there and some minor flooding reported in parts of Florida as well. The radar is showing several areas of very heavy rain Saturday morning from Missouri to Washington, D.C., and south to Florida. Heavy rain, and in some locations a melting snow pack, could cause some flooding through the weekend. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible. Flood […]

  • Police search fiancé’s home amid Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth’s ‘suspicious’ disappearance

    Police search fiancé’s home amid Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth’s ‘suspicious’ disappearance

    (WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — It’s been 23 days since a young Colorado mother vanished — and as investigators search the home of the last person who talked to her in person, police are calling her disappearance “suspicious.” Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen on Thanksgiving in the area of her Woodland Park home. Authorities executed a search warrant Friday morning at the home of Patrick Frazee, Berreth’s fiancé and the father of her baby. The search was still going as of Friday afternoon, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said. Frazee was the […]

  • 7-year-old girl dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol

    7-year-old girl dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol

    (EL PASO, Texas) — About a week ago, a 7-year-old girl, taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody while attempting to cross into the United States with her father, died after suffering a high fever and going into cardiac arrest, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Democrats immediately called for an investigation and the ACLU criticized how migrants are treated once arrested. The Washington Post, which first reported the story, cited U.S. Customs and Border Protection as saying the young girl was from Guatemala and had taken into custody in a stretch of desert in New Mexico. The girl began […]