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Rallying soccer fans to help kids

Rallying soccer fans to help kids »Play Video
Soccer fans from around the globe have poured into Brazil for the world Cup, but Englishman Jon Burns and his nonprofit, Lionsraw, have sought to turn their passion into social impact. Since 2006, the group has rallied more than 500 fans to help nearly 6,000 children in cities hosting major soccer tournaments. Jon Burns is this week's CNN hero.

Woman hit by fireworks: 'I look like a monster, and it sucks'

Woman hit by fireworks: 'I look like a monster, and it sucks' »Play Video
Amanda Allen

A Lewis County woman hadn't watched a fireworks celebration in years and decided this Fourth of July would be different. Unfortunately, just as the show got started, group of people nearby lit their own rocket that struck this woman in the face.

Superman logo not allowed to be used in memorial of 5-year-old

Superman logo not allowed to be used in memorial of 5-year-old
Jeffrey Baldwin is shown in a Halloween costume in this undated photo provided by the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario at the inquest into his death. (AP Photo/Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario)

DC Entertainment has barred the use of the Superman logo for a memorial statue of a 5-year-old boy who was starved to death by his grandparents. 

Six Flags roller coaster rescue

Six Flags roller coaster rescue »Play Video
Four people had minor injuries after a roller coaster got stuck on the track at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. Kimberly Cheng reports.

Sheriff: Idaho wildfire started by teen setting off fireworks

Sheriff: Idaho wildfire started by teen setting off fireworks »Play Video
Photo courtesy of Blaine County

The Blaine County Sheriff says that they have determined that an 18-year-old man started a brush fire that caused homes to be evacuated by setting off fireworks.

The sheriff's office says the man was on private land when the fire started and that no charges have been filed yet, but they are still investigating.

Evacuations for the Colorado Gulch Fire, now estimated at more than 700 acres, have been lifted for some homeowners in Blaine County.

Near miss caught on camera at Barcelona airport

 

A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona's El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing the arriving plane to abort its landing and climb sharply to avoid a possible disaster.