Category Archives: CNN – US

Skydiver reunited with prosthetic leg he lost while 10,000 feet in the air

A worker at a California lumber yard made an unusual discovery on Monday: A prosthetic leg wearing a blue Nike shoe was found on the ground. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office investigated the discovery and after calling some folks at the nearby airport they solved the mystery. It turns out the owner, who police identified…MORE

A replica of one of Columbus’ ships has sunk in Texas

The replica Columbus ship La Niña, located in Texas, sank to the bottom of the marina on Tuesday. The ship, made in Spain, took on water sometime in the early hours of Tuesday and now sits on the muddy bottom of the Corpus Christi marina. “She sank fast, but she is a survivor,” said Kim…MORE

Brooklyn man sentenced to life without parole in slaying of jogger

A Brooklyn man convicted of brutally killing a jogger in Howard Beach, Queens, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Authorities said Chanel Lewis, 22, pulled Karina Vetrano, 30, from a running path on August 2, 2016, sexually abused her and strangled her to death not far from her home.…MORE

Police in Illinois release father’s 911 call about missing 5-year-old son

“We have a missing child.” With those words, the father of 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund calmly reported the Illinois boy missing Thursday morning, according to a 911 call released by the Crystal Lake Police Department on Tuesday. “Woke up this morning and he wasn’t … he wasn’t,” Andrew Freund Sr. told the dispatcher. Police have…MORE

We stan: Merriam-Webster just added 640 new words

A word (heh) of warning: If you hate internet slang and buzzy pop culture words, this news isn’t for you. Merriam-Webster has added 640 new words to the dictionary, and together, they’re a pretty good portrait of how we talk to each other online in 2019. Take, for instance, the word “buzzy.” We just used…MORE

This 4-year-old is best friends with the man who cleaned his hospital room

The friends first met a year ago when 4-year-old Cooper Baltzell was driving a toy car down the hospital corridor, handing out candy to the staff. It was during one of Cooper’s many hospital stays for Hirschsprung disease, a rare, inherited condition affecting the body’s digestive system. That’s when he bumped into 57-year-old Gregory Watson,…MORE