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  • Teens rally for love and peace at Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — A group of teens gathered to spread hope with a love-filled, peace rally near the Robert E. Lee monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond Thursday, according to WTVR. The rally was planned before the weekend events in Charlottesville and the wave of nationwide Confederate monument talk that followed. “It was a perfect time to showcase love and peace,” said Amiri Richardson-Keys, owner of the Arts Community Center. “We are getting an enormous amount of love, it’s unbelievable […]

  • Spanish police kill 4 terror suspects in shootout south of Barcelona

    CAMBRILS, Spain – Four terrorists were killed early Friday in Cambrils, Spain, and a fifth person is in police custody, Catalan police tweeted. Authorities say there is an ongoing police operation, but the situation is under control. One man in Cambrils posted video on Twitter he said was taken near his parents’ home in which a barrage of gunshots can be heard as people run for cover: Ahora mismo en #Cambrils (no son imágenes fuertes, solo se escuchan tiros). Primero en […]

  • Alabama parents of 3 now expecting sextuplets after ‘trying again for another one’

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama couple and their three children are preparing for the family to more than double after finding out mom is pregnant with sextuplets, according to WHNT. Eric and Courtney Waldrop have been together since the eighth grade. They got married in 2004 and they always wanted a family. “I knew I wanted a houseful,” Courtney said. A few years later, the couple welcomed their first boy. “Then we had our twins in 2012,” Courtney added.  Now […]

  • Poland Spring bottled water is a ‘colossal fraud,’ lawsuit claims

    [protected-iframe width=’480′ height=’290′ id=”e93780d86d23dc75364bf53c677a05f9-41640108-42336256″ info=”//″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””] MAINE – Nestle’s Poland Spring bottled water does come from Maine, but its state of origin isn’t the issue being raised in a class-action lawsuit against the company. In what they call a “colossal fraud,” 11 plaintiffs in eight states argue the “100% Natural Spring Water” is actually “ordinary groundwater” drawn from wells “in low-lying populated areas near potential sources of contamination,” including a landfill and ash pile, per Courthouse News. The FDA […]

  • 20 seconds ‘all it took’: Oregon man left partially blind by 1963 eclipse

    PORTLAND – A Portland man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, according to KPTV, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke. Back then, it was a total solar eclipse in Alaska and Canada, but the path of totality did not come through Oregon. Still, Louis Tomososki remembers being 16 years old and watching it unfold from the […]

  • Ohio dad says 6-year-old son left for hours on hot bus on first day of school

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland dad is furious after he says his 6-year-old son with special needs was left alone on a hot bus for more than four hours, according to WJW. “After an hour and they couldn’t tell me what was going on I started to get extremely worried,” said Trevelle Hargrove Sr. “I couldn’t understand why no one could tell me where my son was.” The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is investigating how his son, Trevelle, was left behind. […]

  • Baby dolphin dies after ‘hundreds’ of beachgoers take photos, play with it

    MOJACAR, Spain – A baby dolphin separated from its mother died after “hundreds” of people passed it around, taking photos and playing with it in the shallow water off a busy Spanish beach Friday, according to local nonprofit marine rescue group Equinac. Pictures show bathers lifting the “frightened and weak” calf out of the water and stroking the dolphin – one child appears to inadvertently cover its blowhole with his hand. “Cetaceans (large marine mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises) […]

  • Woman arrested for snorting cocaine in parent pick-up line at Florida school

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – A sheriff’s deputy arrested a woman outside a Florida middle school after he allegedly spotted her chopping up and using cocaine while waiting in the parent pick-up line Tuesday. The Lee County deputy said he was patrolling Lexington Middle School just before 4 p.m. when he saw 39-year-old Christina Hester snort the drug off the screen of her iPhone with a straw, according to WFTX. The deputy took Hester to his office where he arrested her. […]

  • Couple hired teen to babysit, then forced her to have sex with at least 5 men a day: officials

    NEW JERSEY — A New Jersey couple hired a teenager as a babysitter but then allegedly forced her into prostitution until she escaped from the motel where they were keeping her, according to WPIX. Christopher White, 19, and Adria Regn, 28, asked the 17-year-old girl to babysit Regn’s two children in October of 2016, officials said. The teen, who knew White, went to a New Jersey motel, believing she would be babysitting the children. When she arrived, the couple allegedly forced […]

  • Heartwarming photo shows boy napping with his cow at Iowa State Fair

    WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — A photo snapped at the Iowa State Fair shows a boy and his cow cuddled up, exhausted after several days of work before the event. Mitchell Miner and his bovine pal, Audri, spent weeks preparing for the Iowa State Fair’s youth dairy cattle show, according to the Des Moines Register.  To get ready for the fair, Miner led, bathed, clipped and walked Audri regularly leading up to the competition. On the day of the contest, Miner woke up […]

  • Deputies arrest protester accused of helping topple Confederate statue

    DURHAM, N.C. – Deputies arrested a North Carolina college student for her alleged role in tearing down a Confederate monument during a protest Monday outside Durham County’s former courthouse, WTVD reports. Takiyah Thompson, 22, is charged with two felony counts –  participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 – as well as disorderly conduct by injury to a statue and damage to real […]

  • Teen who allegedly choked mom’s ex-boyfriend to death to stop attack is charged

    NEW YORK — A woman’s son has been charged after he allegedly choked his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death Monday after spotting the man beating her inside their New York City apartment, police said. Luis Moux, 18, of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to the NYPD. The 43-year-old ex-boyfriend, identified by police as Stanley Washington, also of the Bronx, showed up at the University Avenue apartment around 4:30 a.m. to talk to the mother, police said. The […]

  • Teen sent to internet addiction camp dies within 48 hours

    A Chinese couple sent their teenage son to an internet addiction treatment camp—and within days, he was dead. As the BBC reports, “boot camps” for internet and gaming addictions have become popular in China, with some being criticized as using harsh military-style discipline on attendees. Some even beat patients or use electroshock therapy. The 18-year-old who died earlier this month in Fuyang had been sent to a camp that promised “psychological counseling and physical training”; according to the Telegraph, the […]

  • Protesters topple Confederate monument in North Carolina

    #BREAKING Protesters in #Durham topple confederate monument downtown — Derrick Lewis (@DerrickQLewis) August 14, 2017 DURHAM, N.C. – A group of anti-white supremacy protesters tore down a Confederate monument Monday during a rally outside a North Carolina courthouse. Amid chants of “No KKK, no fascist USA,” the group used a ladder and rope to pull down the monument. Several protesters then kicked and spit on the twisted statue as the crowd cheered, according to WNCN. The protest was organized […]

  • New York teen chokes mom’s ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her: police

    NEW YORK — A woman’s son allegedly choked his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death Monday after spotting the man beating her inside their New York City apartment, police said. The 43-year-old ex-boyfriend showed up at the University Avenue unit in the Bronx around 4:30 a.m. to talk to the mother, police told WPIX. The two argued in the hallway, then he followed her into the apartment. The man, who police didn’t immediately identify Monday, then began beating the 37-year-old woman, officers […]

  • Burn survivor stunned by orangutan’s reaction to her scars at Indianapolis Zoo

    INDIANAPOLIS – A woman who was badly burned in an accident is receiving international attention after an interaction she had with a curious orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo, according to WXIN. Darci Miller was working in her backyard on May 5, 2015 when she tried to clear out some garbage by burning it, accidentally igniting some gas fumes in the process. She was hospitalized for three weeks and underwent multiple surgeries. “I was in a coma for nine days,” Miller […]

  • ‘Deadpool 2’ stunt person dies on set in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, Canada — A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of “Deadpool 2,” according to a statement from the Vancouver police. The name of the victim has not been released. “We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ this morning,” 20th Century Fox said in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.” […]

  • Missing journalist not found in sunken submarine; builder she was interviewing changes story

    DENMARK – There are far more questions than answers in the disappearance of journalist Kim Wall, who hasn’t been heard from since she boarded Peter Madsen’s now-sunken submarine Thursday night on Denmark’s Refshaleoen island. The sub has since been raised, and Wall’s body wasn’t in it. Madsen isn’t contesting a court decision to keep him in custody for up to 24 days as Danish police investigate, and while he has been charged with killing Wall by unknown means, his lawyer […]

  • Colorado K-9 unlatches gate with paw to rescue injured deputy

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – A Colorado police dog unlatched a gate with his paw to help a deputy injured in a confrontation with a suspect he was trying to apprehend, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said. A deputy responded to a call of a trespass in progress around 1 a.m. on Saturday in Shaw Heights. While he was investigating, the male he was speaking with ran. The deputy jumped a fence in pursuit of the suspect and he was separated from […]

  • Bullies leave plank of wood nailed to 9-year-old boy’s head

    [protected-iframe id=”c04eb55c6bc14e3f11fb028b5a5c4a23-28572344-57275829″ info=”” width=”698″ height=”573″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen=””] WARNING: Video contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised.  MANSFIELD, England – A mother in England says a group of bullies threw a wooden plank with a nail in it at her son, who has autism. According to the Daily Mail, as 9-year-old Romeo Smith was trying to get away from the bullies, they threw the plank with a nail sticking out of it at him. The nail embedded in the back of […]

  • Family of slain man shocked to see his killer out of jail and at wedding

    AKRON, Ohio – Family members of an Ohio man who was shot and killed while running from an Akron home in August, 2015, were surprised when they found a Facebook photo of his killer attending a wedding instead of sitting in jail. David Hillis entered a plea of guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter, admitting he fired the shot that killed 25-year-old Marcus Glover. Glover’s family said they already felt let down after Hillis was sentenced to spend only […]

  • A 106-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica still looks ‘like new’

    It’s a good thing scientists weren’t especially hungry when they stepped inside one of the earliest structures built in Antarctica recently. On a shelf in a hut in Cape Adare sat a “perfectly preserved” fruitcake apparently untouched for more than a century, reports Made by British label Huntley & Palmers, the fruitcake was hidden inside a “severely corroded” tin taken from the hut as part of a conservation project encompassing several old huts built during a Norwegian expedition in […]

  • More than 100 Applebee’s, IHOP restaurants to close

    GLENDALE, Calif. – The parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP could close as many as 135 Applebee’s restaurants, and 25 IHOP restaurants this year due to poor sales, according to a statement released Thursday. DineEquity’s interim CEO Richard J. Dahl said in the release that 2017 will be a “transitional year” for Applebee’s, adding, “we are making the necessary investments for overall long-term brand health and expect to see improvement over the next year.” DineEquity noted that the numbers are revised […]

  • Michigan man who admitted to raping diaper-clad boy pleads guilty

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Michigan man who admitted to raping and exploiting two young brothers faces the possibility of life in prison after pleading guilty to charges on Thursday. Tyler Lowis, 23, entered guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, as well a count of child sexually abusive materials, according to WXMI in Grand Rapids. Five other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. The case against Lowis began late last year when the National […]

  • Teacher accused of sex with students gets charges thrown out as unconstitutional

    DECATUR, Ala. – An Alabama teacher accused of having sex with two of her students succeeded in having her charges thrown out on constitutional grounds, Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson confirmed Thursday. Carrie Witt was facing potential prison time for allegedly having sex with two students between 16 and 19 years old while she taught at Decatur High School. Witt had the two charges dismissed without prejudice, but the state can still refile the charges if done in an appropriate […]

  • Dad gets tattoo replica of son’s burn scars so 9-year-old won’t feel alone

    FESTUS, Mo. – Joel Thomas is no stranger to the tattoo parlor, but he says his latest piece of art has a special meaning. After his son was badly burned in an accident, Thomas decided to get the same scars inked on his own leg so his son wouldn’t be alone in his recovery. “I’ve been getting tattooed for a long time, but this one means everything,” he told KTVI. “It represents, that no matter what happens in life, you can’t break the […]

  • California man shot to death after confronting men about littering in front of his home

    FONTANA, Calif. – A California man was fatally shot by two men whom he confronted about littering in front of his home, police said Wednesday while announcing the arrest of two suspects. The shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. July 10 in the 8200 block of Tokay Avenue. Officers found Kofu Ofakitonga in his driveway, suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower extremities. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, Fontana police said at the time. He was […]

  • Photo of ‘own the school year like a hero’ gun display at Walmart causes outrage

    Walmart has condemned a display inside one of its stores that appeared to market firearms as back-to-school items. The company said Wednesday it was working to identify which of its stores put up the exhibit. A photo of a sign reading “Own the school year like a hero” was placed directly above a glass case filled with guns. Photos of it spread like wildfire on social media. People cried foul on Twitter and demanded an explanation from Walmart. One person […]

  • ‘Alarming reports’ of unsafe eclipse glasses sold online have officials warning public

    In case you haven’t heard, it’s not safe to look directly at the sun. To safely view the epic solar eclipse that will cut a dramatic shadow across the United States on August 21, you’ll need a special pair of ultra-dark sunglasses. Without glasses, the sun’s rays could cause permanent damage to your eyes. But as demand for these glasses has skyrocketed, scams have entered the market. The American Astronomical Society said earlier this week that it updated its safety […]

  • Musician apologizes for ‘absolutely horrific’ national anthem at Utah demolition derby

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A Utah woman has taken to Facebook to offer up an apology for her rendition of the national anthem at a demolition derby after video of the performance amassed more than 100,000 views. The YouTube video shows Jennie Lea singing the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at the Summit County Fair’s demolition derby Saturday, according to KSTU, and some in the crowd do not seem thrilled with the artist’s take on the song. Summit County officials issued an apology […]