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Georgia woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands

Georgia woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands

(CNN) - DeDe Phillips' first thought when a bobcat attacked in her driveway in Georgia was "I wasn't dying today," she says.As the large feline clawed her, the adrenaline kicked in and she decided ... Continue Reading
3 inmates escaped from jail in boxers. Authorities say a guard helped them

3 inmates escaped from jail in boxers. Authorities say a guard helped them

(CNN) - A manhunt is underway for three inmates who escaped from a jail in New Mexico with the help of a guard, authorities said.Authorities have been searching for Aaron Davis Clark, 31; Victor A ... Continue Reading
American student detained in Vietnam after protests

American student detained in Vietnam after protests

(CNN) - An American citizen was detained in Vietnam while protesting a proposed economic zone law that could clear the path for Chinese investors, his family says.William Nguyen, 32, from Houston ... Continue Reading
Parkland students kick off 'Road to Change' tour in Chicago

Parkland students kick off 'Road to Change' tour in Chicago

CHICAGO (CNN) - Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre kicked off a nationwide advocacy tour Friday in Chicago. Some of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting atte ... Continue Reading
She fled Honduras to save her son. In the US, she fears they'll be apart

She fled Honduras to save her son. In the US, she fears they'll be apart

(CNN) - Dalia Suyapa held her son close by her side as Border Patrol agents watched their every move before taking them to a processing center.The 24-year-old mother says she fled Honduras to esca ... Continue Reading
Settle in with these weekend reads

Settle in with these weekend reads

(CNN) - Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges. But most new dads didn't give birth to their child. With Father's Day approaching, Sabastion, a 24-year-old transgender man ... Continue Reading
4 children in Orlando standoff were killed as they slept, police say

4 children in Orlando standoff were killed as they slept, police say

(CNN) - Four children were killed as they slept during a 21-hour standoff between police and a gunman who barricaded himself in an Orlando apartment last week.Officers found the children -- ages 1 ... Continue Reading
US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million

US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million

(CNN) - A recent deployment in the Pacific Ocean proved very successful for a US Coast Guard crew: During their 80-day patrol they seized nearly 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth around $206 million.

The Coast Guard cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, on Friday after the counter-narcotic patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.

The Campbell intercepted suspected smuggling vessels six times, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

The Campbell's commanding officer, Cmdr. Mark McDonnell, said he's "incredibly proud" of his team. The 29-year-old ship has a crew of 100.

The Cambell and another cutter, Active, seized the drugs off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, the Coast Guard said. The crew offloaded the drugs last week in Florida.

McDonnell said the presence of the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies is "essential to dismantling the crime networks that threaten the US with their illicit activities."

The crew detained 24 suspected smugglers during the patrol.

The Campbell's crew was assisted with MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron unit, based in Jacksonville, Florida.

A photo shared by the Coast Guard shows some of the crew members standing around the massive cargo.

Texas school shooting: Sheriff says he doesn't believe any victims killed in crossfire with gunman

Texas school shooting: Sheriff says he doesn't believe any victims killed in crossfire with gunman

(CNN) - Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said Monday he doesn't believe any of the victims killed Friday at Santa Fe High School were shot by officers during the crossfire with the suspected ... Continue Reading
California explosion victim found 'beauty in everyone'

California explosion victim found 'beauty in everyone'

TRABUCO CANYON, California (CNN) - The woman who was killed in a deadly explosion at a day spa in a California medical office building was kind and hardworking, had an infectious personality and cherished her family, neighbors and a family friend said.

Authorities said they believe Ildiko Krajnyak, 48, of Trabuco Canyon, died in the explosion Tuesday that also injured two patrons at the day spa she owned in Aliso Viejo, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles. A third person suffered smoke inhalation.

The explosion at the spa on the first floor was so powerful that it blew out walls and windows of the two-story building and caused the ground to shake in nearby structures, Orange County authorities said. A cardboard box exploded when Krajnyak opened it, a witness told authorities. The FBI said the blast was not an accident.

Inside Krajnyak's home, about 14 miles northeast of her business, one neighbor said Krajnyak's husband had been weeping.

Krajnyak was "a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend," said Irene White, a family friend who read a brief family statement scribbled on a yellow notepad.

As White read, she locked arms with Krajnyak's cousin, who stood silent, her face covered with grief.

White said family and friends were in shock over Krajnyak's sudden death.

Krajnyak always put her family first, White said. Neighbors said Krajnyak's college-aged son was away at school at the University of Washington in Seattle when he learned of the blast that killed his mother. He was devastated.

"She took great pride in finding beauty in everyone," White said.

Tiffany Hoskins-Tarachanowicz, a neighbor, said Krajnyak traveled often for her second job selling products for a cosmetic brand. When Krajnyak was home, she cared for her mother, who needed constant care, the neighbor said.

"She was best friends with her mother," Hoskins-Tarachanowicz said.

Krajnyak's Facebook page showed her enjoying life, taking trips to Seattle -- where she took a photo at a University of Washington Husky football game -- to Las Vegas, and to Hungary. One neighbor said Krajnyak mother is Hungarian.

In the photo from a trip to Hungary earlier this month, she posed in front of the business where she said she learned to become an aesthetician 30 years ago.

A voicemail message for the spa, Magyar Kozmetika, said that Tuesday would be Krajnyak's first day back from her trip.

Family and friends started a GoFundMe page to get Krajnyak's son, Keanu Vestil, 20, back home and to help with funeral expenses.

In a brief interview Thursday, Vestil told CNN affiliate KABC he was grateful for the outpouring of support.

"It's just all so sudden," he said. "A lot of this is still very raw, and still really hard to process for everybody."

Here's what Hawaii's volcano eruption looks like -- by the numbers

Here's what Hawaii's volcano eruption looks like -- by the numbers

(CNN) - If the images of liquid fire don't grab you, these staggering numbers might.

Molten lava keeps spewing on Hawaii's Big Island, swallowing homes and igniting fears of more destruction to come.

Here's what the disaster looks like, by the numbers:

2,140 degrees Fahrenheit

That's the temperature of Kīlauea lava when it erupts. It's 1,170 degrees Celsius, and it's hot enough to melt gold.

After lava starts seeping across the surface, you can generally tell how hot it is by its color.

Yellow means the lava is about 1,832 to 2,192 degrees Fahrenheit. Orange is about 1,472 to 1,832 degrees. And red is about 1,112 to 1,472 degrees.

26 homes destroyed

And that number could keep growing. "The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues," the US Geological Survey said around 9 p.m. Sunday (3 a.m. ET Monday).

1,700+ residents evacuated

All residents of Leilani Estates and the nearby Lanipuna Gardens were told to evacuate. For one resident, that meant saying goodbye to a house he built with his own hands.

12 fissures

Imagine the ground splitting open, revealing cracks through which lava can pour. That's what fissures are. And now Big Island has at least 12 fissures, spouting lava and sulfur dioxide.

1 earthquake per hour

That's the current rate of volcanic earthquakes since Kilauea erupted Thursday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

But even before the eruption, magma shifting around underground was already causing quakes, CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said.

"The quakes are usually a good indication that an eruption may occur," Jones said.

6.9 magnitude

There have also been sizable tectonic earthquakes -- ones that result from moving faults rather than magma -- since Kilauea exploded last week.

Many have been larger than magnitude 4.0, the Tsunami Warning Center said. The biggest was a 6.9 tremor on Friday.

But on an island known for unpredictable quakes and volcanic eruptions, it's impossible to be sure exactly when the next will strike.

Barbara Bush Fast Facts

Barbara Bush Fast Facts

(CNN) - Here is a look at the life of Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush.Personal:Birth date: June 8, 1925Death date: April 1 ... Continue Reading