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He grew a 910-pound pumpkin and then used it as a boat

He grew a 910-pound pumpkin and then used it as a boat

Instead of making a giant jack o’lantern or a massive pie that could feed the whole town, a farmer in Tennessee took his 910-pound pumpkin out for a spin in his pond. It’s been Justin Ownby’s dream to grow a giant pumpkin. And for the past four years, he has been trying to reach his…MORE

As the Chicago teachers’ strike drags on, student athletes are affected

As the Chicago teachers’ strike drags on, student athletes are affected

The nearly weeklong Chicago teachers’ strike has prevented hundreds of student athletes from competing in playoff state competitions. More student athletes could be affected as the strike drags on. Since the strike started last Thursday, more than 300,000 students have missed classes for a fourth day on Tuesday. Under Illinois High School Association policy, many…MORE

The cost of climate change: Trial to decide whether ExxonMobil was honest with investors

The cost of climate change: Trial to decide whether ExxonMobil was honest with investors

A trial in which energy giant ExxonMobil stands accused of misleading investors about the potential impact of climate change regulations on its operations started Tuesday. The New York attorney general brought the suit alleging the company used figures internally that were different from what they disclosed publicly when calculating the impact of laws, taxes and…MORE

Amber Guyger’s lawyer files paperwork for possible appeal of murder conviction

Amber Guyger’s lawyer files paperwork for possible appeal of murder conviction

Amber Guyger’s appellate attorney has filed paperwork preserving her ability to appeal her murder conviction and sentence. Michael Mowla, filed the notice of appeal last week, according to court documents CNN obtained Tuesday. Her lead trial lawyer said this was a formality in following Texas law. “You have 30 days by statute to file a…MORE

A federal judge refuses to dismiss Chicago’s lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

A federal judge refuses to dismiss Chicago’s lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of Chicago against actor Jussie Smollett, court documents show. A legal battle is being fought in federal court as Chicago seeks to recover more than $130,000 to cover police overtime during the investigation of Smollett’s report of a hate crime attack in January.…MORE

86-year-old arrested in connection with 40-year-old murder case

86-year-old arrested in connection with 40-year-old murder case

After nearly four decades on the run, Walter James Mason, 86, has been arrested in connection with a decades-old murder case. Mason was discovered in central Texas by East County Sheriff’s deputies living under the alias Walter James Allison, according to sheriff’s deputies in Idaho, where the killing happened nearly 40 years ago. It was…MORE

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