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When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help

When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help

When the dining room of an Ohio great-grandmother’s favorite restaurant closed because of staffing shortages, she grabbed an apron without hesitation. “I was here opening day and have been a regular,” Bonnie August, 81, told CNN, at the Culver’s restaurant in Findlay. “I have my favorites as far as custard, I think we all do.…MORE

A man was killed by a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner with family, authorities say

A man was killed by a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner with family, authorities say

A stray bullet struck and killed a 25-year-old man who was eating Thanksgiving dinner with his family in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma was sitting at the table eating Thanksgiving dinner with family in a home on Arch Street when a single bullet…MORE

Police identify 2 brothers killed in a shooting at a Nashville apartment. A suspect is also dead

Police identify 2 brothers killed in a shooting at a Nashville apartment. A suspect is also dead

Nashville police have identified the brothers killed in a shooting at an apartment complex Friday night as Zacquez Sherrell, 18, and Tavarius Sherrell, 15. The teens’ 40-year-old mother, their 16- and 20-year-old sisters and their 13-year-old brother were all wounded. All are expected to recover. Police also have identified one of two suspects as 29-year-old…MORE

Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade
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Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade

The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held a moment of silence and lit the city up in blue Sunday, marking one week since a man drove a vehicle through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others. The moment of silence took place at 4:39 p.m. local time, and city officials commemorated…MORE

Hanukkah celebrations shine a light after a year of adversity
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Hanukkah celebrations shine a light after a year of adversity

Celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a bright spot for Jewish people after nearly two years of living in a pandemic. Over 5.1 million people have died worldwide from Covid-19, but rising vaccination numbers have allowed a mixture of virtual and in-person events this year. The ancient Hebrew calendar determines when Hanukkah is celebrated…MORE

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Hundreds of thousands of US students are dreading turning 21 because it means they’ll be living in limbo and scrambling to find ways to stay in the country they love. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns, but there’s…MORE

This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize
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This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize

A Maryland woman is celebrating after winning the lottery for a third time in about three years. The 61-year-old player from Montgomery County recently bought two $5 Lucky scratch-off tickets at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda. The first ticket didn’t hit, but the second landed her the game’s top prize of $50,000. That…MORE

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

Kelsey and Chris Waits moved to Hastings, Minnesota, to build a dream home for themselves and their two children. Chris had a promising job opportunity when he left the Navy but it was the neighborhood that drew them in. “Kelsey said, ‘Well, I hope the interview went well because we’re moving here. This town is…MORE

How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBTQ people in other countries

How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBTQ people in other countries

Michael Failla doesn’t get much sleep. In the dead of the night, the Seattle resident gets panicked calls and messages from members of the LGBTQ community in the Middle East — mostly gay men, thousands of miles away, terrified for their lives. They reach out to Failla in their darkest moments — sometimes when they’re…MORE

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