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  • Train derails in New Jersey sending toxic chemicals into a creek

    PAULSBORO, N.J. — A bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek below, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Vinyl chloride, a highly toxic and flammable chemical is believed to be leaking into the creek, Petty Officer Nick Ameen told CNN. No casualties have been reported, but some people in the immediate area have been evacuated. Residents told CNN affiliate WPVI they smelled an odor in the […]

  • Robbers target home with marijuana-growing operation

    SAN DIEGO — San Diego police Tuesday investigated a home-invasion robbery in Serra Mesa in which three men targeted a family residence where marijuana was being grown. The home invasion robbery in the 8500 block of Hulburt Street was reported at 10:53 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego police Officer David Stafford. Three men armed with handguns entered the home through a rear door and threatened a 45-year-old man, a 45-year-old woman and their 17- and 10-year-old children, Stafford said […]

  • Elderly man shoots wife after getting divorce papers, cops say

    LA MESDA, Calif. — An 82-year-old La Mesa man was behind bars Friday on suspicion of shooting his wife of 54 years after she served him with divorce papers. Clyde Jay Hayen allegedly opened fire at the couple’s home in the 7300 block of Princeton Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Thursday. Paramedics took the 73-year-old victim to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to her abdomen and one of her hands, police Lt. Matt Nicholass said. She was listed in […]

  • “Glee” star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel room

    (CNN) — Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday, Vancouver police said. He was 31. Police said the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul play. Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday. Monteith’s body was discovered Saturday noon by staff members at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel after he missed his checkout time, acting Chief Constable Doug LePard […]

  • Napolitano resigning from Homeland Security to head UC system

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign and be named president of the University of California system, she announced Friday. She will leave the Department of Homeland Security in September, a source familiar with the decision told CNN. According to the source, who spoke on condition of not being identified, Napolitano considered her situation to be a bittersweet choice because she loves her job but felt she had to take the unique opportunity offered her. Napolitano, 55, […]

  • Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — In a dramatic slap at federal authority, a divided Supreme Court has struck down a key part of congressional law that denies to legally married same-sex couples the same benefits provided to heterosexual spouses. The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. The vote Wednesday was 5-4. “Although Congress has great authority to design laws to fit its own conception of sound national policy, it cannot deny the liberty protected […]

  • New England Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez taken into police custody

    NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Massachusetts (CNN) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was handcuffed Wednesday morning and put into a police cruiser outside his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts. For the past several days, investigators have been searching the area near Hernandez’s home as they continued their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found less than a mile from the house. Hernandez’s lawyer broke his silence Monday, saying his client has been subjected to “a relentless […]

  • Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A deeply divided Supreme Court has limited use of a key provision in the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, in effect invalidating the key enforcement provision that applies to all or parts of 15 states with past history of voter discrimination. The case involved Section 5, which gives federal authorities open-ended oversight of states and localities with a history of voter discrimination. Any changes in voting laws and procedures in the covered areas — which include […]

  • Woman, 19, killed when firetruck broadsides car

    POWAY, Calif. — A 19-year-old woman was killed early Thursday when the car she was a passenger in was struck broadside by a Poway Fire Department engine responding to a medical-aid call. The Honda Accord was traveling south on Midland Road about 4 a.m. when the eastbound emergency vehicle collided with it at Poway Road and pushed it into a roadside light pole, according to sheriff’s officials. The three people in the fire engine were unhurt and came to the […]