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What American travelers need to visit Europe

Europe reopened to fully vaccinated Americans this summer. Before you even board a flight, you must upload your CDC vaccine card to the airline’s website. Many countries’ health departments, plus restaurants and various venues, also require that information.
What American travelers need to visit Europe
What American travelers need to visit Europe

Emotional reunion between 11-year-old and best friend after pandemic separation

Stevie and his best friend Owen haven’t seen each other since Owen’s family moved from Chicago to Missouri and the pandemic forced people to separate. When Owen traveled back to Chicago with his father, he surprised Stevie for an emotional reunion.
Emotional reunion between 11-year-old and best friend after pandemic separation
Emotional reunion between 11-year-old and best friend after pandemic separation
13m ago

Relatives of teen wrestler fatally shot outside her Chicago home plead for justice

Melissa de la Garza's father said her next move was art school. “For someone to come and take that away for no reason, it doesn’t make any sense."
Jose de la Garza speaks about his daughter Melissa who was killed in a shooting in Chicago.
Jose de la Garza speaks about his daughter Melissa who was killed in a shooting in Chicago.
1h ago

Deaf Colorado man arrested for not complying with police that he couldn't understand, suit says

Brady Mistic, who uses sign language to communicate, could not understand the officers' verbal commands, according to his federal lawsuit.
Image: Brady Mistic
Image: Brady Mistic
1h ago

Suspect arrested in Texas triple homicide case after dismembered bodies found in burning dumpster

Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, also confessed to two other killings, Fort Worth police said. Court documents say he told police the slayings were a biblical sacrifice.
Image: Scarred ground where where three dismembered bodies, including a child, were found in a burning dumpster (not shown) on the city's west side on Wednesday.
Image: Scarred ground where where three dismembered bodies, including a child, were found in a burning dumpster (not shown) on the city's west side on Wednesday.
2h ago

'Girls aren't firefighters': How women are making firefighting more inclusive

Less than 5 percent of career firefighters are women, but a vanguard of female firefighters, paramedics and elected officials are pushing to make the profession more diverse.
A team of McMinnville Firefighters, led by Suzy Burkhert, load an engine with gear to deploy to on a wildfire in Oregon.
A team of McMinnville Firefighters, led by Suzy Burkhert, load an engine with gear to deploy to on a wildfire in Oregon.
3h ago

Couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in Amtrak train derailment

“If you want an example of how to treat people, Don and Margie were them,” one former co-worker said of the couple.
Image: Donald and Marjorie Varnadoe
Image: Donald and Marjorie Varnadoe
4h ago

Man who killed 5 at Maryland newspaper sentenced to life behind bars

Jarrod Ramos, 41, was sentenced to six life prison terms for the rampage at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis in 2018.
Image: Shooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md.
Image: Shooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md.
4h ago

Man with bow and arrow shot by officer after carjacking in Atlanta, standoff with police

The chaos started early Tuesday in the city and ended in a suburb in a neighboring county. The suspect was unsuccessful in his efforts to take two other cars, police said.
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4h ago

Britney Spears' father opposes his replacement, reiterates support for ending conservatorship

Jamie Spears argued in a new filing that John Zabel, a certified public accountant, was unqualified to take over his daughter's $60 million estate.
Image: Britney Spears performs on Dec. 3, 2016 in San Jose, Calif.
Image: Britney Spears performs on Dec. 3, 2016 in San Jose, Calif.
5h ago

Brain-eating amoeba from splash pad killed Texas boy, officials say

After learning of the child’s illness, health officials began investigating and closed all public splash pads in Arlington.
A child died earlier this month after likely becoming infected with a deadly amoeba after visiting the splash pad at Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, Texas.
A child died earlier this month after likely becoming infected with a deadly amoeba after visiting the splash pad at Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, Texas.