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Key piece of evidence missing in Kevin Spacey case

Kevin Spacey‘s accuser, his mother and their attorney say they cannot find the cell phone the accuser used the night the actor allegedly sexually assaulted him, according to court documents. A Nantucket, Massachusetts judge ordered the three of them to turn the phone over so defense experts could examine it. Spacey’s lawyers claimed in a…MORE

Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores

Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who has made death threats against gay people to hold an event in one of its stores. The company, which is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, just east of Nashville, said it condemned his “statements of hate and divisiveness.” Grayson Fritts, the pastor who doubles as…MORE

All but four US states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday

When Gov. Tom Wolf puts pen to paper later today, Pennsylvania will become the latest state to officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Pennsylvania will join 45 other states and the District of Columbia in either marking the day as a state holiday or observance. That leaves just…MORE

A rare, clockwise-spinning tornado touches down in South Dakota

South Dakota doesn’t get a lot of tornadoes, but a twister there last weekend was particularly rare — because it was spinning clockwise. The National Weather Service says the anticyclonic tornado only lasted for about 45 seconds on June 15. That was long enough for it to knock down seven trees at a farmstead outside…MORE

A Pennsylvania woman was bitten by a copperhead snake while doing laundry

A Pennsylvania woman was on her way to do laundry when she encountered a surprise guest in her basement, police say. Judy Reed descended the stairs of her Mount Penn home Tuesday morning to clean some clothes. A copperhead snake was there, and the 2-foot-long adolescent reptile bit her on the left arm above the…MORE

Med school grad vanishes after celebrating at a club in Mexico, family says

Family members are looking for an Arkansas man who disappeared in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara after a friend with whom he was last seen, they say, was found dead. Jessy Pacheco of Van Buren, Arkansas, was in Guadalajara to graduate from medical school, relatives say. According to CNN affiliate KSFM, Pacheco walked in…MORE