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  • Nissan to oust Chairman after finding ‘significant acts of misconduct’

    Nissan is preparing to oust its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, after discovering “significant acts of misconduct” over many years by him and another top executive. The stunning announcement about one of the global auto industry’s highest-profile leaders slammed the stocks of Nissan (NSANY) and Renault (RNSDF), two of the carmakers that Ghosn leads. Nissan said in a statement that it had been investigating Ghosn and another board member for months, and was now cooperating with Japanese prosecutors. Japanese media reported that Ghosn was […]

  • ‘Bus driver from heaven’ rescued young children from California wildfire

    Kevin McKay drove the school bus along gridlocked, dark roads as pockets of fire burned all around. Nearly two dozen elementary school children were on board with him. Smoke began to fill the bus, so McKay took off a shirt. He and two teachers on the bus tore it into pieces and doused them with water. The children held the damp pieces of cloth to their mouths and breathed through them. He had only been on the job, driving the bus […]

  • Pence: US is ‘not going to stand’ for Khashoggi killing

    US Vice President Mike Pence has said Washington is “not going to stand for” the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkey suggested that the Saudi journalist’s body was possibly carried out of Turkey in diplomatic bags. While in Papua New Guinea on a foreign trip, Pence said the US was “committed to ensuring that all of those responsible” for Khashoggi’s death are held “accountable.” “The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity. It was also an affront to a free and […]

  • New Siri shortcut allows you to secretly record traffic stops

    CLEVELAND – Traffic stops are consistently one of the most stressful and dangerous situations for both police officers and the citizens they serve, but a new smartphone app might change that dynamic. The free app is called ‘Shortcuts’ and can be used to create a number of them on iPhones for everything from music to contacts.  However, one shortcut called ‘Police’ is getting a lot of attention. “I think it’s great because it tells both sides of the story,” said […]

  • Hospital accused of removing both kidneys from healthy woman

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Imagine if doctors removed both of your kidneys only to later admit you don’t have kidney cancer? 73-year-old Linda Woolley said that’s exactly what happened to her. “I was not real happy,” the Englewood grandmother told KDVR. Woolley has to get dialysis treatment three times a week for treatments that last four hours per each visit. “My life was totally changed. Dialysis is no picnic no matter how used to it you get, it robs you of […]

  • Hospital staff, fire chief, keep patients safe in home surrounded by flames

    BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – When thousands of people eventually return to their Paradise neighborhoods many will not have homes to return to. But in the case of one family, their home was saved because of an extraordinary effort by a team of strangers to keep hospital patients safe inside of it. Six-day-old Halle was the last baby born at Feather River Hospital. Just moments after she arrived, the Camp Fire began to surround the building. “They came over the speaker, […]

  • It’s official, 2018 was ‘toxic’

    2018 was toxic. That’s the view of the esteemed Oxford Dictionaries, the British publisher that has been been defining language — and our times — for over 150 years. It has chosen the word as its annual “Word of the Year,” arguing that it’s “the sheer scope of its application that has made it the standout choice,” a video posted on the Dictionary’s twitter page explains. Strictly defined as “poisonous,” Oxford Dictionaries says that its research shows that “this year […]

  • Here are the 10 ‘Worst Toys’ for the holiday season

    DENVER – A consumer group has released a list of what it believes is the worst choice of gifts to give to children this holiday season. The group World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) said the toys below could be dangerous in the hands of children. Most of the toys included in this list pose serious choking hazards, but there is also the risk of stabbing injuries, blunt force trauma injuries, and even battery acid leaks. 1. Nickelodeon Nella […]

  • $1.5 Billion Mega Millions jackpot is still unclaimed 3 weeks after drawing

    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Three weeks after one ticket earned the record-breaking $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials are still waiting for a winner to come forward, WLTX reports. Lottery officials confirmed that a ticket purchased at a convenience store in Simpsonville, South Carolina, matched all six numbers in the Oct. 23 drawing. After the monumental win, the lottery urged the potential winner to sign the ticket, drop it in a safe and get financial advice from a planner or […]

  • Meet Chicago’s newest first responder, ‘Pawcifer Gizmo’

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has a new officer, and he’s already making a pawsitive impact. Meet Gizmo, the new “pawfficer” of the Chicago Police Department 14th District. The 8-year-old cat comes from a police family and is now a part of the department’s community outreach program. It all started with a K-9 unit visit at an elementary school. One student asked why there were no police cats. After that, the police precinct tweeted if they got 500 retweets, […]

  • Newly elected Tennessee state lawmaker calls the state ‘racist’ in Facebook video

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A newly-elected state lawmaker from Memphis is facing criticism for controversial comments made in a now-deleted Facebook video. Democrat London Lamar, who ran uncontested in House District 91, posted the video following last week’s election. “Tennessee’s racist. Period. Period. Like, Tennessee is racist,” Lamar said in the video. She also said, “most of the Tennesseeans who voted Republican are uneducated.” In another part of the video, Lamar said: “White men voted Republican over – well over 60 […]

  • Dog food recalled for too much Vitamin D, look out for excessive vomiting

    Too much vitamin D in some of their dry dog food has prompted Nutrisca and Natural Life Pet Products to issue voluntary recalls, according to WGNO. Nutrisca’s recall is nationwide, while Natural Life Pet Products’ recall is for eight states, according to news releases from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dogs with elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Nationwide, Nutrisca of St. […]

  • Phony social media accounts posing as Powerball winner promise to give money to new followers

    DES MOINES, Iowa – If you’ve recently followed Lerynne West on Facebook or Twitter with the hopes of getting a piece of her recent Powerball winnings, that likely isn’t going to happen. The lottery winner from Iowa is not handing out her winnings to strangers despite what some social media users are claiming. According to Wixted and Company, the group handling Lerynne West’s media requests, several accounts on Facebook and Twitter have been reported after users have claimed to be […]

  • ‘I’m not giving up hope.’ Hundreds missing in California wildfires

    As deadly wildfires that have claimed at least 31 lives continue to scorch California, officials are trying to help people find hundreds of missing loved ones. Many of the missing are from Butte County, where the most destructive fire in state history is burning. Some 228 people remain unaccounted for in the Camp fire, county Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea told reporters Sunday evening. Meanwhile, 107 people previously deemed missing have been found, some in shelters, he said. Honea said […]

  • ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast that caused nation-wide panic happened 80 years ago

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – A broadcast described as the radio version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of a bush yelling Boo! was more of a scream on the night before Halloween 80 years ago, and it frightened millions of people half to death. “Ladies and gentlemen I have a grave announcement to make,” the announcer intoned at the time. “As incredible as it may seem, those strange beings that landed in the Jersey farmlands tonight […]

  • Police chief arrested after wife caught driving police cruiser on a suspended license

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT, La. – A small town Louisiana police chief has been arrested after his wife was caught driving a marked patrol vehicle with a suspended license. French Settlement Chief of Police Harry Brignac was arrested and charged with malfeasance in office after the October 26 incident, according to WGNO. Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled over the French Settlement Police Department cruiser after spotting Tammy Brignac behind the wheel. Tammy Brignac lost her license after a September 11, 2018 […]

  • Woman accused of stabbing husband because he wanted to use medicinal marijuana

    ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. – A Pennsylvania woman is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing her husband multiple times because she wanted to prevent her husband from using medical marijuana. Palma Conrad, 70, is facing attempted murder, attempted homicide, and two counts of aggravated assault for her role in the incident. Conrad called 911 and reported that she had just stabbed her husband at their home. Upon arrival, police found Conrad covered in blood and with a black eye. She told […]

  • Reminder not to feed deer as Subway employee caught on camera hurling footlongs at herd

    Georgetown, Colo. – Georgetown, Colorado is a little slice of paradise. It’s also a great place to visit to escape the crowds, so long as you ignore the “herd” that recently decided to have a picnic outside the town’s Subway restaurant. “When we pulled up it looked like a petting zoo. There were probably 10 deer just hanging out,” Dustin Schaefer told KDVR.  He lives in Georgetown and immediately spotted the animals when he pulled into the parking lot. Schaefer […]

  • Candidate’s wife apologizes after being caught on camera taking opponent’s flyer

    WAYNE, Okla. – A McClain County commissioner candidate’s wife apologized Monday and said she made a mistake when she took a campaign placard of her husband’s opponent from the door of a north Newcastle home Saturday, which was caught on camera. “I can’t tell you what possessed me to do it,” Joyce Davis told KFOR. “I just wanted to read it, and I tried to right the wrong, I took [the campaign door hanger] back, I wrote a letter of […]

  • Pharrell Williams threatens to sue Trump over use of ‘Happy’ at rally after Pittsburgh shooting

    Pharrell Williams isn’t too happy with President Donald Trump. In a cease and desist letter sent Monday, Williams’ attorney Howard King called on the President to stop playing the hitmaker’s song “Happy” during events. The song was played at a rally over the weekend just hours after a gunman killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue. “On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to […]

  • Father faces backlash after dressing up as a Nazi and his son as Adolf Hitler

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – A Kentucky man’s Halloween costume causing quite the controversy on social media. According to WEHT, Bryant Goldbach dressed up as a Nazi soldier with his 5-year-old son Thursday night, who was dressed up as Adolf Hitler. Goldbach reportedly chose the costumes for historical purposes and said he hadn’t really thought the idea through. When the Goldbach arrived at their trunk-or-treat event they immediately faced backlash. Goldbach took to Facebook, responding to the incident and commenting on how […]

  • ‘Thank you, but don’t come again.’ Apu leaving the Simpsons

    Apu has worked at the Kwik-E-Mart in Springfield for 28 years. That may soon be coming to an end. “The Simpsons” is said to be preparing to drop the long-running character in response to complaints of racial stereotypes. Multiple news organizations are reporting that the character is set to be dropped, citing producer Adi Shankar, who recently told IndieWire that the news was “verified from multiple sources.” Shankar does not produce The Simpsons, but recently launched a script contest to […]

  • 9th child dies after virus outbreak at New Jersey facility

    Nine children have been reported dead at a New Jersey nursing home in the last week, at least eight from viruses that cause respiratory illness, the state health department said. The ninth victim, described as “medically fragile with respiratory illness” by the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, died late Saturday night at a hospital, the state health department said in a statement. It is awaiting laboratory confirmation of adenoviruses in a child who died Friday. The viruses […]

  • Utah woman delivers baby in her car with the help of strangers

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah – A Utah mom knew her third baby was coming – but had no idea she would be giving birth on the way to the hospital. “We love her, she’s perfect,” Emily Acor told KSTU as she held her new baby girl Sophia in their home. The day Sophia was born however, she went for the dramatics. “She just decided she wanted to be a little special,” Acor said. For Emily, this wasn’t her first or her […]

  • Plane carrying 189 people crashes into the sea near Indonesia

    An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 189 people, including one child and two infants, has crashed into the sea close to the capital Jakarta, minutes after takeoff. The Lion Air flight JT 610 was carrying 181 passengers, as well as six crew members and two pilots, when it disappeared from radar during a short flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang on Monday morning, according to Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (SAR). The plane, a new Boeing 737 MAX 8, took […]

  • Video shows police officer and good samaritan bend door of burning car to free women

    NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — North Brunswick Police Officer Anthony Torres was on patrol on Route 130 Wednesday afternoon when he noticed people pulling over and running toward the tree line, where smoke was billowing. He circled back and saw a car had crashed into a tree. He ran toward the car, but saw the driver was pinned down. “As soon as I got there, I knew I was going to have to go back and cut the seat belt,” Officer […]

  • Move over Pumpkin Spice Latte, the McRib is back

    CHICAGO, Ill. — McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib this November – and making it available for delivery. The boneless, rib-shaped pork sandwich is returning for a limited time to over 9,000 McDonald’s locations nationwide. The McRib will also be available to order through the company’s delivery service, McDelivery, and Uber Eats. Customers can also use the McDonald’s Finder app to find a store nearby with the McRib and trade McRib stickers. The barbecue hoagie-style sandwich first made fast food waves […]

  • E-cigarette maker Altria take vape products off the market

    RICHMOND, Va. – Weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called the underage use of e-vapor products an epidemic, e-cigarette manufacturer Altria Group Inc. has announced they are removing their pod-based products from the market, according to WTVR. Last month, the FDA took ‘historic action’ against retailers and manufacturers, including Altria, to provide plans to mitigate underage use of e-vapor products. “The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must […]

  • NYPD investigating new suspicious package found in New York City building

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package at a Tribeca building Thursday morning a day after two potential explosive devices were addressed to top Democrats and CNN’s New York City headquarters. Authorities responded to 375 Greenwich Street in Tribeca in the vicinity of Greenwich and Franklin streets. According to police, the device appears to be a similar device to the ones sent to top Democrats including former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary […]

  • Man enters woman’s home while she’s bathing child, roots through fridge

    BOAZ, Ala. – Police in Alabama say a woman was giving her child a bath Tuesday night when a man came inside her home and started going through her fridge, and that wasn’t the only stop he made. It all started when a woman called the police and said someone came into her home. “She was actually bathing her child at the time and heard someone come in,” Boaz Police Chief Josh Gaskin told WHNT. “She thought it was another […]