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Charleston massacre: Dylann Roof stopped at a second church, documents reveal

(CNN) – After killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, Dylann Roof drove more than 20 miles and stopped at a second African-American church, according to newly unsealed court documents. GPS data obtained by officers showed that after the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Roof drove directly to the Branch AME Church in Summerville, South Carolina. The…

The winning Powerball ticket sold in Indiana

A single Powerball ticket sold in Indiana has won Wednesday night’s massive $435 million jackpot. The numbers pulled were 10, 13, 28, 52, 61 and the Powerball was 2. The identity of the winning ticket holder wasn’t immediately available. If it seems like massive Powerball jackpots have become relatively common, that’s because they have. Five of the ten largest Powerball…

NASA announces discoveries beyond our solar system

(CNN) – Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in…

Fake bomb threat called in to La Jolla Jewish Community Center

SAN DIEGO — Another bomb threat was made to the Lawrence Family Community Center in La Jolla.   This was the second one in three weeks and San Diego Police believe it’s part of a nationwide series. The threat came in to the Lawrence JCC located on Executive Drive at 6 a.m. Staff and other officials followed protocol and evacuated the building and then notified San Diego Police.   Executive…

Plotter of 1993 World Trade Center bombing dies

(CNN) – Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, has died, a prison spokesman said Saturday. Abdel-Rahman died Saturday morning from natural causes at age 78, said Greg Norton, spokesman with the federal correctional complex in Butner, North Carolina. He had battled…

New Facebook feature allows you to transfer money

Forget about likes and shares. You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook. The money transfer startup TransferWise has launched a new chatbot that enables Facebook(FB, Tech30) users to move funds abroad using the social platform’s Messenger service. The bot can be used to move money between the U.S., Canada, Australia and the European Union. It will also notify users…

JFK commemorated with U.S. Postal Service stamp today, Presidents Day

BOSTON — Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan today dedicated a Forever stamp commemorating the centennial of the birth of our nation’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy. The Presidents Day first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston to kick off the 6th Annual Presidents Day Family Festival. Kennedy was born May 29,…

Uber CEO instructs ‘major investigation’ into sexual harassment claims

Uber said it’s opening an “urgent investigation” after a former employee made public allegations of sexism and harassment at the company. Susan Fowler, an engineer who published a blog post on Sunday detailing her experience at Uber, claimed the company refused to do more than issue a warning to a superior after she and other women complained about sexual harassment….

SpaceX has a successful historic launch from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX is back in action and has successfully completed a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After a delay 24 hours earlier over concerns about the rocket, the launch on Sunday appeared to go flawlessly. It was the first SpaceX launch from Florida since a Falcon 9 exploded on a launch pad on September 1, 2016. Sunday’s launch…