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  • Hackers watch family through Nest security camera

    AUBURN, Wash. – If you have security cameras connected to the internet inside your home, you’re going to want to play close attention to this story. A Washington family says someone hacked their account and watched them for weeks inside their home; even yelling and cursing at their children. They only moved in three months ago, but Abby Laguidao and Conrado Casallo say they’re uncomfortable inside their home. The family installed security cameras, which are connected to the internet, and […]

  • Chris Brown arrested in Paris on allegations of rape, source says

    Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, accused of aggravated rape and drug violations, a French judicial source told CNN. Brown is being held along with two other unidentified people, the source said Tuesday. The US Embassy in Paris declined to comment on the report. CNN has reached out to Brown’s attorney. The singer has had several run-ins with the law, including physical assault charges following an incident with his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009. He was charged with felony […]

  • Boo, ‘world’s cutest dog,’ dead at 12

    If the January blues hadn’t already got to you… the world’s cutest dog, Boo, has died of a broken heart. The Pomeranian Boo and his companion Buddy, who died last year, became internet sensations when their American owners started sharing pictures of their adorable antics. His death was confirmed in a post made by his owners to his 16 million Facebook followers. He was 12 years old, in human years. “Shortly after Buddy died, Boo showed signs of heart issues. […]

  • Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

    Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president in 2020, arguing that the time has come to fight against what she views as the injustices of the past two years of the Trump presidency. In a brief video from her campaign that was released on social media Monday morning at the same time she appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Harris called on her supporters to join with her to “claim our future.” “Justice. Decency. Equality. Freedom. Democracy. […]

  • Americans are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car accident

    For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident. The grim finding comes from the National Safety Council which analyzed preventable injury and fatality statistics from 2017. The NSC also found the lifetime odds of death for this form of overdose were greater than the risk of death from falls, pedestrian incidents, drowning and fire. Examining a variety of federal and […]

  • ‘I know that he’s a pedophile.’ Woman claims relationship with R. Kelly started when she was 16

    CHICAGO — A Michigan claims she had a six-year relationship with R. Kelly that started when she was 16 years old. The 36-year-old woman, who now goes by Danielle Williams, said Kelly lured her in when she was 16. She tells WGN wanted to tell her story for a long time. The aspiring model said she was given Kelly’s business card by his manager at a downtown Chicago restaurant in 1998. She said she skipped school to go to Kelly’s studio on the […]

  • Former Illinois lawmaker facing a dozen felonies in ‘revenge porn’ case

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A former Illinois state representative turned himself in Thursday after he was indicted on a dozen felony charges in connection with a so-called “revenge porn” case, according to WGN. A Lake County grand jury indicted 35-year-old Nick Sauer on 12 felony charges Wednesday for allegedly creating false social media accounts and using them to post nude photos of two women, without their consent. In a 14-page indictment, the grand jury said he, “intentionally disseminated” images of the women displaying […]

  • Police reportedly called after R. Kelly spotted at Chicago night club

    CHICAGO — Chicago police were called to a club on Wednesday where singer R.Kelly was reportedly celebrating his birthday. TMZ reports police responded to V75 Nightclub on a call about a warrant for the singer’s arrest. “Law enforcement confirmed to TMZ that they did indeed go to the club and made contact with Kelly — however, once they determined there was NO actual arrest warrant … Kelly was free to go about his business,” TMZ reports. People who saw R. […]

  • Pizza Hut expands beer delivery service

    Pizza Hut is leaning into its beer delivery service to get an edge over Domino’s. The pizza chain announced on Monday that it is expanding its beer delivery program to 1,000 locations by the summer. Beer delivery will be up and running in nearly 300 locations in Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, California and Arizona by mid-January. Pizza Hut is the only national pizza chain that delivers beer. Delivery has become increasingly important for restaurants trying to reach their […]

  • Millions could lose food assistance if shutdown drags on

    Millions of low-income Americans could have a harder time affording food if the partial government shutdown continues into February. Funding for food stamps, school lunches and nutrition for pregnant women and young children is expected to run out next month if the impasse isn’t resolved, experts say. The largest benefit at risk is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the formal name for food stamps. Nearly 38.6 million Americans depended on this aid to augment their grocery budgets in September, […]

  • No breakthrough to end partial government shutdown

    The partial government shutdown headed into its third week over the weekend. After two days of staff-level meetings, led by Vice President Mike Pence, the two sides are no closer to a deal, according to multiple people involved from both parties. It was more laying out of positions than talks for a potential breakthrough or pathway out of a partial government shutdown. This isn’t ending any time soon. The bottom line is that something — and one side — has […]

  • Saudi teenager barricades herself in Bangkok airport hotel

    A Saudi teenager claiming to be fleeing her abusive family has barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok’s main airport after Thai immigration officials attempted to deport her back to the Middle East. The 18-year-old identified herself as Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Al-Qunun on an unverified Twitter account. She posted photographs of herself and her passport, and said she was seeking refugee status from “any country that would protect me from getting harmed or killed due to leaving my religion […]

  • Golden Globes honor ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Green Book’ in a night of surprises

    It was supposed to be “A Star is Born’s” night. Instead, top honors went to another popular movie about the unlikely rise of a powerhouse singer. In an upset, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about Freddie Mercury and British rock band Queen, won best drama at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday. Rami Malek, who won raves for his full-throated portrayal of the late Mercury, won best actor in a drama and thanked Mercury onstage “for giving me the thrill of […]

  • Husband and wife forced to jump from burning apartment building

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – A husband and wife were hospitalized Thursday morning after being forced to jump from a burning apartment building in Garden Grove, according to KTLA. Arriving firefighters found flames at a four-unit apartment building where a woman was hanging from a second-story window, a news release from the Garden Grove Fire Department stated. The firefighters attempted to rescue the woman, but she let go before they could get to her, Fire Department Captain Thanh Nguyen said. The […]

  • Police find gun hidden in suspect’s buttocks during strip search

    GOLDEN MEADOW, La. – Deputies at the Lafourche Parish Jail in Louisiana found a gun concealed in the buttocks of a man arrested after police found a ‘zip gun’ and homemade silencers in his truck. Golden Meadow Police Department officers spotted suspicious activity at the home of Lori Dupuy on December 28th. When the officers approached to investigate, Dupuy gave them a false name and then fled the scene. Police then questioned Justin Savoie, who was also at the home. […]

  • A famous herd of wild ponies is being stalked by a deadly disease. Human friends have stepped in

    Shadow befriended an older stallion named Rainbow Warrior who had been alone for a long time. Essie became a mother again in 2018. And then there’s RainDancer, short for Kachina’s Shenandoah Raindancer. At 6 months old, she was all legs and as cute as a button. In just a couple of months’ time, those three females and four other ponies were euthanized after a fungus-like disease produced ghastly lesions and other problems that proved too difficult to defeat. The last […]

  • Combat veteran lawmaker tweets ‘5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American’ photo from House floor

    Returning Republican Rep. Brian Mast of Florida welcomed two other combat veterans to the US House of Representatives Thursday with a tweet that helped illustrate the sacrifice the three lawmakers had made. 5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American. Welcome to Congress, @ElectJimBaird & @DanCrenshawTX. — Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) January 3, 2019 Mast’s tweet showed an image of Mast with two freshmen Republican lawmakers, Reps. Jim Baird of Indiana and Dan Crenshaw of Texas, on the first […]

  • IRS won’t issue tax refunds during government shutdown

    The country’s tax collector is among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown, now in its second week. The Internal Revenue Service is currently working under non-filing season shutdown plans and will be updating it ahead of the upcoming tax season as soon as Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The possibility of a lengthy stalemate could complicate this year’s tax season, the first under the new law passed by Congress in 2017. During a shutdown, […]

  • Man exposes himself in KFC, then barricades himself in Wendy’s bathroom

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Memphis man was arrested on New Year’s Day after police say he was walking around a KFC parking lot with his private parts exposed, according to WREG. Lakisha Tate and her sister had gone to the KFC restaurant after getting off work. “The food that we wanted wasn’t ready so the lady asked us to pull around to the parking lot,” Tate said, but what she saw minutes later would end up spoiling her appetite. “I […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback immortalized in ‘Champ Stamp’ tattoo

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Thanks to Patrick Mahomes, a Chiefs fan has a unique ‘Champ Stamp’ tattoo to show off. Now the quarterback himself is weighing in on the permanent tribute. Two years ago, Raytown native David Leach, who now lives in California, made a bet with his buddies that the Kansas City Chiefs would never draft a quarterback in the first round. The Chiefs proved him wrong on April 27, 2017, when they drafted Patrick Mahomes. Leach’s friends decided that he […]

  • Boy donates his life savings to homeless shelter

    ROCK ISLAND, IL. – Ethan Simons says he sometimes worries it’s not productive for his son Nathan to watch so many videos on Youtube, but that opinion changed after the 9-year-old watched some YouTubers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to homeless shelters. “I told my dad a couple hours later when I got done watching the video, ‘I wanna do what they did,'” Nathan told WQAD. Nathan wanted to take all the money out of his savings account and […]

  • For parents of separated twins, inspiration and heartache

    Jadon McDonald studies the picture book and reads the words aloud: my, he, she, the. He pours on the charm, using a deep-throated caveman voice and flashing a huge smile after each word. Within moments, he announces that he wants to walk. He spins from the coffee table, grabs his walker and scoots across the living room. His twin brother, Anias, sits nearby in a specially designed wheelchair, playing with a soft keyboard he can touch with his feet. His […]

  • Lack of hot sauce leads to shooting at Taco Bell

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a man who fired several shots through a Taco Bell drive-thru window when he didn’t get the taco sauce he wanted. It happened recently at a Taco Bell in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When officers got to the scene of a reported shooting, they learned what that a fight over hot sauce could have caused the ordeal. “It appears that there was some type of confrontation with an employee through the drive-thru. A man […]

  • Netflix pulls ‘Patriot Act’ episode in Saudi Arabia after it criticized official account of Khashoggi killing

    Netflix has blocked an episode of a comedy show that tackles the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from streaming in Saudi Arabia after officials from the Kingdom complained. According to US lawmakers, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “ordered, monitored” the killing of Khashoggi at the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in October last year. The US resident was reportedly then cut up with a bone saw. His body has yet to be found. In November, Saudi prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty […]

  • Video shows deer being rescued after falling into well

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – It took about a dozen people to pull a deer from a well in Luzerne County this weekend, and the whole ordeal was captured on video. Underground deer rescues are not something you learn in firefighter training, but video captured by Tracey Morgan-Chopack shows members of the Trucksville Fire Department getting it done. Milton Hefft made the call Saturday while he was walking on his land in Kingston Township. “I walked by the well, and I […]

  • From paychecks to pups: Get ready for new laws in 2019

    When the New Year’s confetti comes down at midnight, so will a wave of new laws across the country. From jury duty to pet purchases, here’s a look at some of the changes for 2019: Minimum wages will get a boost At least 19 states will increase their minimum wages on or around New Year’s Day, according to the National Employment Law Project. The group’s executive director, Christine Owens, said the increases come after years of frustration by hard-working, lower-income Americans. […]

  • Family of the wrestler who was forced to cut his dreadlocks speaks out

    The parents of the 16-year-old black varsity wrestler who was forced to cut his dreadlocks before a match have spoken out for the first time since the incident. Charles and Rosa Johnson, speaking through their attorney, Dominic A. Speziali, said in a Monday statement that the conduct of the referee who forced their son, Andrew, to cut his hair “appears more egregious as additional information comes to light.” They allege that the referee was late to the meet and didn’t question their […]

  • 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in US custody on Christmas Eve

    An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died late Christmas Eve in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection, the agency said, the second Guatemalan child to die in the agency’s custody this month. Rep. Joaquin Castro, chairman-elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, identified the child in a statement as Felipe Alonzo-Gomez. The boy, who was detained with his father, died shortly before midnight at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, about 90 miles north of the border crossing […]

  • Japan will resume commercial whaling in 2019

    Japan has announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next year, and will resume commercial hunting in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone from July. It will also cease whaling activities in the Antarctic Ocean, according to an official statement released Wednesday, and hunt species with so-called “healthy” population numbers. “In its long history, Japan has used whales not only as a source of protein but also for a variety of other purposes,” the statement said. “Engagement […]

  • All this man wants for Christmas is his two-front teeth, and he’s getting them

    OLATHE, Kan. – A Kansas man has a simple Christmas list this year: All he wants are his two front teeth. He lost them around the holidays last year, but thanks to the community’s support, his Christmas wish is coming true. Last Christmas morning, Evans Kamuru was wrapping presents quickly and used his teeth to cut the tape. “Not the best idea,” Kamuru said. “And as I was doing it I felt something literally fly out of my mouth. Right on […]