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  • Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died

    (CNN) — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died. She died Tuesday in her sleep at age 46, The Gorilla Foundation said in a statement. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the release said. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” She learned to communicate at a young age The western lowland gorilla was born at […]

  • Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

    (CNN Money) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. The ruling overturned a 1992 Supreme Court precedent and potentially paves the way for consumers to pay more for their online purchases. Shares of Amazon, Wayfair, Etsy and eBay all dipped in early trading Thursday immediately following the ruling. State and local governments had grown increasingly agitated as sales from brick and […]

  • Intel CEO resigns after ‘past consensual relationship’ with employee

    (CNN Money) — Intel says CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned after the company learned of a “past consensual relationship with an Intel employee.” “An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers,” the company said in an announcement on Thursday. Chief financial officer Robert Swan will serve as interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. The Intel board said it accepted Krzanich’s resignation, noting all employees are expected to […]

  • Paul McCartney releases new music

    (CNN) — He may have just turned 76, but Paul McCartney is clearly not ready to retire. The Beatle has just released two new singles and announced a forthcoming album. That’s right, Macca is back. “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me” dropped Wednesday. His album, “Egypt Station,” will be out September 7. It’s his first in five years and McCartney recently spoke to BBC 6 Music about continuing to make music. He said that unlike some people his age, he […]

  • Pittsburgh area teen killed after running from car suspected in a shooting, police say

    Hours after being sworn in on the local force Tuesday, a suburban Pittsburgh officer fatally shot a 17-year-old who ran when police stopped a vehicle suspected in a shooting, according to authorities and a local mayor. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office and a family attorney identified the victim as Antwon Rose II, of Rankin. Rose, who is African-American, died at a hospital. He had been a passenger in the car suspected of being involved in a shooting earlier Tuesday […]

  • The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husband

    (CNN) — Khartoum, Sudan — Amal is 11 years old and seeking a divorce. The young Sudanese girl was in elementary school when a 38-year-old man asked for her hand in marriage. Her father accepted the proposal, and Amal (not her real name) was immediately wed. In Sudan, child marriage has been woven into the fabric of the country’s culture, driven by tradition and poverty. More than a third of girls there are married before their 18th birthday, according to a 2017 UNICEF […]

  • Summer solstice: Traditions around the world

    (CNN) — In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it’s no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season and with it, the harvest. So it should come as no surprise that the solstice is linked to fertility — both of the vegetal and human variety — in destinations around the world. “A lot of children are born nine months after Midsummer in Sweden,” says Jan-Öjvind Swahn, a […]

  • The health care industry needs workers. So it’s turning to former factory and retail workers

    (CNN Money) — Connie Ellis had been working at railroad operator CSX Corp. for seven years when she accepted a buyout package and left the company. In the three years since, she’s worked as a janitor at a local college, then as a quality manager at an auto supplier. But she wanted a position that offered a lot more job security – and better pay than those jobs. When she heard about the growing demand for health care workers, she started looking […]

  • In a superhero cape, he feeds the city’s hungry and homeless. And he’s only 4

    (CNN) — Austin Perine’s superhero cape glides and flutters as he hands chicken sandwiches to homeless men outside a shelter in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s a sweltering 95 degrees outside, but at age four, Austin is undeterred. The red satin cape he wears, he says, makes him go faster. “It blows in the wind,” he explains with a smile. At the shelter, he’s quickly met with a merriment of high-fives and pats on the shoulder. Since March, he’s become a familiar […]

  • Trump administration: Some children currently in Border Patrol custody will be reunited with parents

    (CNN) — Customs and Border Protection is announcing a new practice aimed at keeping families apprehended at the border together following President Donald Trump’s executive order. But the new practice, announced in a statement Thursday, does not address those children who have been sent to shelters nationwide who were separated from their parents over the past two months and are likely in the custody of a different government agency. “For those children still in Border Patrol custody, we are reuniting […]

  • Florida man charged with murder in XXXTentacion’s killing, police say 21 JUN 18 09:52 ET

    (CNN) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal Broward County, Florida, shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, police said Thursday. Authorities arrested Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach on Wednesday evening and charged him with first-degree murder. His inmate record describes the charge as “murder dangerous depraved (without) premeditation.” In many states, first-degree murder is premeditated, but Florida’s law allows suspects to be charged with the crime if they commit a murder while perpetrating another felony, […]

  • Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina

    GREECE – A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer’s green beam, doctors say. Examination revealed a large hole in the macula, a small area in the retina that helps with discerning detail in faces and while reading or driving, the doctors said in a case report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Further imaging revealed two more injured areas below the macular hole. Macular holes are […]