Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:16:37 GMT
Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.Full Story >
A new playground in memory of a Sandy Hook shooting victim was officially opened for play on Sunday at Sea Bluff Beach in West Haven.
The new playground is part of the Sandy Ground, Where Angels Play Project, and is in memory of first-grader Charlotte Bacon, who was killed during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"I'm just so glad that it worked out with this location, we loved coming here, to this beach location, with Charlotte, it was one of her favorite things to do," said Joel Bacon, Charlotte's father.
This is the 24th playground, and it is full of Charlotte's favorite things - the color pink and dogs. The playground has slides, swings, bridges and bells.
Charlotte was one of the 26 students and educators who were killed, and each "Where Angels Play" project carries on the memory of those lost.
"I think it's a really great way to memorialize these kids and to let other kids be a part of that. It's for kids, in honor of kids," said Lisa Durand, of West Haven, who added that she had to talk with her 5-year-old after the tragedy happened. "He knew what had happened, and when we explained the playground to him, we said one of the girls who was part of that whole story, this is a playground in honor of her and in dedication to her. This is something very special for her and her family."
There are two more playgrounds left to open: Noah Pozner's in New York and Dawn Hochsprung's in Watertown.
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:47:23 GMT
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...Full Story >
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