Gangster John Dillinger’s body was set to be exhumed from a cemetery. Here’s why it might not happen

(CNN)Is the notorious American gangster John Dillinger really buried at a cemetery in Indiana? That’s the question his relatives want answered. The permit was granted by the department of health and it was set that Dillinger would be exhumed on September 16 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. The History Channel was even set to film the exhumation as part of a documentary. Now less than a week from the dig, a lawsuit filed by Mike Thompson against the cemetery is halting the project. Last Wednesday, Thompson’s lawyer filed a proposed motion with the Marion County court saying that the cemetery is not to interfere with plans to exhume Dillinger. A hearing in that case is set for October 1, …

Wisconsin man ran a drug ring that filled up to 5,000 bootleg vaping cartridges per day, police say

(CNN)Most 20-year-olds might take on a part-time job when they need extra cash. But this Wisconsin man was a bit more criminally ambitious, police say. Reached by CNN, Huffhines’ lawyer, Mark Richards, refused to comment. Huffhines, who is not yet formally charged, faces multiple felony charges: manufacturing/delivering THC, possession with intent to sell, maintaining a drug trafficking place and misappropriation of personal identifying materials. Thousands of cartridges per day Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth described the operation as a sophisticated one. Huffhines’ employees even had time cards and were paid 30 cents per cartridge filled, Beth said. The employees are believed to have worked in an assembly line, filling empty vaping cartridges with THC oil from California, Beth said. Authorities …

The science behind the climate crisis

(CNN)Not sure how we found ourselves in this climate crisis? Carbon dioxide is called a “greenhouse gas” because of its ability to trap solar radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere like a blanket and heat up the planet — acting the same way a greenhouse keeps plants warm and growing. All of this carbon dioxide is warming the planet. CO2 naturally occurs in the atmosphere and without it, the planet would be too cold to support life. But human activity, like the burning of fossil fuels for energy, has increased the gas to dangerous levels, increasing the thickness of that blanket to the point that the Earth is heating up. Before the Industrial Revolution, the levels fluctuated naturally over many thousands …

Maryland woman tried to steal bags of medical samples from National Institutes of Health, documents say

(CNN)A Maryland woman was arrested last week after trying to steal medical samples and materials from the National Institutes for Health, according to court filings. It is unclear what the total value is of everything stolen, or the impact it will have on related research. During a court hearing at the US District Court in Greenbelt on Wednesday, Okunji was ordered detained pending trial. Judge Timothy Sullivan cited lack of housing and her “physical and mental condition,” among other things, as the reason for her detainment. NIH declined to comment and hasn’t explained how Okunji could’ve gotten through security. Okunji’s defense attorney also declined to comment. Original Article : HERE ;

A North Carolina woman took her three dogs to a pond to play. Within hours, her pups had died from toxic algae

(CNN)A doggy play date in a North Carolina pond turned tragic after three pups died from toxic algae. Now, their owners say they hope their loss will educate fellow dog lovers about the dangerous blooms.

Father of the 1-year-old twins who died in a hot car is ‘inconsolable and beside himself,’ attorney says

New York (CNN)Juan Rodriguez is living every parent’s worst nightmare. In the past 48 hours, his 1-year-old twins died after Rodriguez forgot them in a car for eight hours in temperatures that reached unimaginable levels in a car and were in the mid-80s outside. Rodriguez faces up to four years in prison for the criminal negligent homicide charge and up to 15 years for the manslaughter charge. He was arraigned Saturday and paid $50,000 on a $100,000 bond, according to a source with the Bronx Criminal Court Central Booking Clerk’s Office. Rodriguez ‘never had any intention of this happening,’ attorney says The twins, Mariza and Phoenix Rodriguez, were found unresponsive in the back seat of a Honda sedan in the …

A pastor who wrote a bestselling relationship book says his marriage is over and he is no longer Christian

(CNN)A former pastor who wrote a bestselling book on traditional relationships has confirmed the end of his marriage, apologized for opposing LGBTQ rights and announced he is no longer a Christian. “I have lived in repentance for the past several years — repenting of my self-righteousness, my fear-based approach to life, the teaching of my books, my views of women in the church, and my approach to parenting to name a few,” Harris wrote in the post. “To the LGBTQ+ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality. I regret standing against marriage equality, for not affirming you and your place in the church, …

High temperatures continue Sunday, but a cold front will soon bring relief

(CNN)The deadly heat wave that has blanketed much of the United States is in its final day. Two deaths have been attributed to the high temperatures: Former NFL player Mitch Petrus, 32, died of a heat stroke after working outside Thursday during a heat advisory in Arkansas, officials said. And a woman hiking on a Maryland trail in the Washington DC suburbs died Saturday from what authorities believe was a heat-related emergency, Pete Piringer, a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, told CNN. The heat index has much of the Midwest feeling as if it’s in the 90s, while the East Coast faces triple digits — with Washington at the highest with 110. Atlantic City, New Jersey, set …

On National French Fry Day, your questions about fries, answered

(CNN)From curly to crinkle-cut, shoestring to steak, poutine to disco, July 13 is about celebrating one of the most popular side dishes in the world. Well, the short answer to that they come from Belgium — but also, not really. Though the origins of fries can be traced to Belgium, the French, Belgians and Spanish can’t seem to agree where the idea sprouted and grapple for the claim to greasy fame. American soldiers in World War I first encountered the fried potato in Belgium. Crediting the dominant language of the region, they dubbed them french fries. But it’s worth noting that different versions of the fried potato are a worldwide love, whether in India or Kenya. Who brought french fries …

Serena Williams’ coach reveals what kept the tennis champ going through injuries

(CNN)Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach, says the tennis great is “pain-free” and ready to make a run for breaking the Grand Slam win record. “‘I think she is in a good place at the moment,’ Mouratoglou said at Wimbledon this week. ‘She is happy. She has a house here, her husband is here. Her daugher is here and she is pain free now for three weeks so she feels so much lighter.” The 49-year-old has been Williams’ coach for seven years, and says chasing the Grand Slam record has kept Williams going through the pain. “But 24, it will mean she will equal the record of all time. Then she will have only one more to go to beat it …

California investigators kept DNA from 3 violent crime scenes for decades. A suspect was just arrested in Georgia

(CNN)For more than two decades, all California authorities knew about the man behind three violent sex crimes was his DNA profile. “This case represents so much: the dedication of law enforcement, the critical importance of keeping rape kits and testing those kits no matter how long ago those crimes occurred, the need for passion and persistence, and a desire to pioneer our law enforcement tools so that violent criminals can be identified and brought to justice,” Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said during a Monday news conference. The cases in which Manteuffel stands accused represent the latest in a series of recent breaks made in long-dormant criminal probes thanks to the growing availability of DNA. Using popular online …

A 6-year-old from India died after crossing the US-Mexico border. More Indians are making that journey

(CNN)On the day she died, the little girl was thousands of miles away from the country where she was born. The number of Indian nationals apprehended at the Southwest border has been steadily climbing, and sharply increased last year, according to Border Patrol statistics. In the 2018 fiscal year, 8,997 people from India were apprehended at the Southwest border — more than triple the number from the year before, when 2,943 Indian migrants were apprehended. A larger trend That’s still a small percentage — about 2% of the overall number of migrants apprehended at the Southwest border in fiscal year 2018. The clear majority of migrants apprehended at the border came from Latin American countries, largely from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras …

There’s something different about the public reaction to Muhlaysia Booker’s death

Dallas (CNN)Muhlaysia Booker was honored in death Tuesday the same way she lived her life, as a fierce, beautiful transgender woman, surrounded by those who loved her. The two neighborhoods are just miles away from each other, but worlds apart. A short drive along the nest of interstates leads from South Dallas’ boarded-up storefronts to Oak Lawn’s gleaming multipurpose developments and businesses bedecked in rainbow flags. Cathedral of Hope’s senior pastor, Reverend Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, hopes that Booker’s death is an opportunity to bring people together and find common ground.

A wholesome performance, a pet haven and a tiny fighter

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week A wholesome music moment Unless you’ve been living out in the wilderness, you’ve probably heard the uber-viral country-rap crossover “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. Everyone and their mother loves it, especially the kids at Lander Elementary in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. One of the school’s teachers tweeted Lil Nas a video of the students singing and dancing along to the song at an end-of-year party, and he offered to come meet them. The school …

Mother of 10-year-old who died in US custody says daughter was born with a heart murmur

(CNN)Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, the 10-year-old girl from El Salvador who died in Department of Health and Human Services custody last year, was a normal girl who liked laughing, her mother told CNN by phone in an exclusive interview. Darlyn died in September of last year, but her death was not announced until Thursday. Hers is one of six recent deaths of migrant children while in custody of federal authorities after journeying to the US. A journey to reunite with her mother Surrounded by poverty and little opportunity, Darlyn’s mother said she decided to migrate to the United States to work and provide for her three daughters. Darlyn, who was only one, stayed with an aunt in El Salvador. Nine years …