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  • Parents say 6-year-old hallucinated, tried to jump from window after taking Tamiflu

    ALLEN, Texas – Parents of a 6-year-old in Texas say their daughter had hallucinations and tried to harm herself after taking a dose of Tamiflu, according to KTVT. The little girl took the medicine to treat the flu. Her family, who wanted to remain anonymous, said they were shocked by her alleged reaction to the common medication. They said she started seeing things that weren’t there, running out of school and doing at least one thing that could have resulted […]

  • 13 siblings found ‘starving,’ some chained inside California home: Sheriff 

    PERRIS, Calif. – Two Southern California parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a residence in Perris over the weekend – 13 malnourished siblings held captive amid dirty conditions, including some children shackled to beds, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. An investigation began after a 17-year-old girl “escaped” from her home in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road and called 911 early Sunday morning to report that her 12 brothers […]

  • Why you’ll want to double check your paycheck in February

    NEW YORK – You’ve probably heard by now that the new tax reform bill will hit your paycheck as soon as February. But the change may not accurately reflect your ultimate tax bill. About 90% of people will see more take-home pay, according to the U.S. Treasury. That may sound like great news, but here’s the problem: There’s a chance you’ll end up with too much money in your paycheck — meaning you’ll either be stuck paying it back at tax […]

  • Florida boy dies of rabies after sick bat scratches him

    ORLANDO – An experimental procedure couldn’t save the life of a 6-year-old Florida boy who died Sunday after contracting rabies from a bat, his father told Today. Using the Milwaukee protocol, doctors placed Ryker Roque into a medically-induced coma in hopes that his body would fight off the deadly virus. Ryker became infected after his father, Henry Roque, found a sick bat, put it in a bucket and told his son not to touch it. “So, apparently he put his […]

  • Father finds daughter almost 40 years later: ‘I have never forgotten’

    HANOVER, Ind. – An Indiana man has found the biological daughter he had to put up for adoption nearly 40 years ago, according to WAVE. The happy update comes after he posted a photo on Facebook in an attempt to track down the baby – now a woman – whom he met so briefly. “She still was a tiny thing, laying in my arms, I remember,” said Jerry Miller. “Beautiful baby.” Miller said he put his daughter up for adoption […]

  • ‘I have so much to live for’: Sepsis survivor who thought she had the flu stays strong

    BALTIMORE — Sepsis. It’s a word you never want to hear. It’s a bacterial infection in the blood that can cause organ failure, limb loss or even death. Sepsis is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. More than 1 million people are hospitalized for it every year. The life of 36-year-old Amanda Flores, D.C. resident and mother of two, changed November 2014 when strep sent her into septic shock, according to WJZ-TV. She survived but […]

  • High school teacher accused of sending nude Snapchats to student for 2 years

    KENT, Wash. – A Washington state teacher is accused of sending naked photos and videos of himself to a student through Snapchat, starting when the student was 14 years old. Timothy Brennan, 45, who taught science at Kentwood High School, was charged with two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. The Kent School District said Brennan is still on administrative leave after being placed there when the accusations were made in November. According to charging documents, the teen […]

  • ICE releases California DACA student arrested after wrong turn at border

    SAN DIEGO – A University of California San Diego student who was arrested by border officers after a wrong turn at the U.S.-Mexico border has been released from custody, his lawyer told KSWB. Orr Yakobi, 22, has been in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Sunday when his friend took the wrong exit after leaving the Las Americas Premium Outlets in San Ysidro and they accidentally crossed into Mexico. As someone who is part of the Deferred Action […]

  • Man admits to 1993 murder during television interview

    REDDING, Calif. – A California man told local news station KRCR that his faith in God and years of inner turmoil led him to confess to the 1993 cold case murder of 19-year-old Frank Wesley McAlister. Brian Keith Hawkins, 44, of Shingletown, called the station to say he wanted to admit his role in the killing, but producers told him the interview wouldn’t air until he turned himself in to police, according to KRCR. Police have since arrested Hawkins, along […]

  • Son shoots mom to death during dispute over broken video game headset: police

    CERES, Calif. – A Northern California man has been arrested for homicide after police say he killed his mom during a dispute over a video game headset. Around 9:50 p.m. Thursday, authorities responded to a home on River Valley Circle in Ceres for reports of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The 68-year-old woman later died from her injuries at the hospital, according to KTXL. During their investigation, police determined 28-year-old Matthew Nicholson had been in his […]

  • California college student faces possible deportation after wrong turn at border

    SAN DIEGO — A University of California, San Diego student is in the custody of federal authorities and faces possible deportation after a wrong turn at the U.S.-Mexico border. Orr Yakobi, 22, has been in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Sunday when his friend took the wrong exit after leaving the Las Americas Premium Outlets in San Ysidro and they accidentally crossed into Mexico. As someone who is part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program […]

  • Texas school closes for ‘flu day’ amid outbreak

    SAN ANTONIO – A school in San Antonio will be closed Friday for a “flu day” amid an outbreak of influenza. “While closed, our school will be launching a Super Clean of each classroom for the health of our faculty, staff and students,” San Antonio Christian School posted on Facebook. Texas has been especially hard-hit by the flu this season, topping Walgreens’ Flu Index, which compiles data from prescriptions used to treat the virus’ symptoms. San Antonio Christian added: Our […]

  • Dog walks 20 miles twice to find family that gave her up after moving

    SEMINOLE, Okla. – An animal shelter is trying to find a new home for a determined dog that set out not once, but twice, to find her previous owners. After her family moved to a new home in the Oklahoma city of Seminole, they decided the couldn’t keep Cathleen, a 6-year-old Great Pyrenees mix, and gave her to someone living in Prague, a little less than 20 miles away, according to KOCO. The housing was supposed to be temporary while […]

  • Rescue caught on camera after golden retriever breaks through ice over Ohio lake

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio – An officer’s body camera captured a team effort to save a family’s pet dog after the pooch broke through the thin ice covering an Ohio lake. A sergeant with the Medina County Sheriff’s Office rushed to Lake Dawn in York Township Tuesday afternoon after the owner of a golden retriever named Rex reported that his dog had fallen into the frigid water. Rex’s family ran and asked a neighbor, Bill Devine, for help. Devine grabbed a canoe, […]

  • Trump decries ‘people from s***hole countries’ coming to US, report says

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from “s***hole countries,” The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Trump apparently uttered the shocking remark as lawmakers discussed reinstating protections for Haitians, Salvadorans and residents of African nations who immigrated to the United States under temporary protected status. “Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said according to the paper, which cited two people briefed on the Thursday […]

  • Kelly Clarkson reveals she’s ‘not above spanking’ while disciplining her kids

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Spanking children remains a hot topic amongst parents, including those in the entertainment industry. Singer Kelly Clarkson recently revealed that she is “not above spanking” when it comes to disciplining her 3-year-old daughter River Rose and 1-year-old son Remy. “I’m not above a spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into and I don’t mean like hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking,” Clarkson told 98.9 The Buzz in Rochester, New York. The “American Idol” winner did recognize […]

  • Video shows sobbing patient left in cold at bus stop, wearing only a gown

    BALTIMORE, Md. – A viral video of a recently discharged patient left at a bus stop at night in Baltimore has inspired widespread outrage and prompted an investigation at the hospital where she was treated. The video is distressing to watch — both for its contents and for the questions it raises about the events leading up to it. A young woman, wearing only a hospital gown and socks, is left standing by a bus stop Tuesday night or early Wednesday […]

  • Video shows man’s valiant attempt to stay upright on icy driveway

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — A camera recorded a Virginia man’s adrenaline-pumping start to the work day after he stepped out of his house and onto a black ice-covered driveway. Video posted on social media Tuesday, which has since gone viral, appears to show the man leaving his home in Northern Virginia, according to WTVR. As he steps out onto his driveway, he immediately loses his footing and the slope makes it impossible to turn back. The man slips and slides down […]

  • Basketball team kicked out of youth league for racist jerseys

    CINCINNATI — An Ohio basketball team has been kicked out of a youth recreational league for wearing racist jerseys after photos began circulating on social media. Parent Tony Rue posted the images on his Facebook page Sunday after attending a game where the Ohio team was playing. “A Rec league or not, please explain how this is even remotely considered appropriate for a high school basketball game. From a team name referencing sexual conduct to offensive and racist nicknames,” Rue wrote on […]

  • Aspiring rapper robbed Wingstop to get owner Rick Ross’s attention, police say

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspect in an attempted robbery at the Wingstop on Union Avenue told police he was an aspiring rapper trying to get the attention of restaurant owner and rap mogul Rick Ross, according to general manager Elma Allen. WREG showed surveillance video of the incident Friday night. By Monday, police said they got a tip identifying Cedric Miller, 23, as one of the suspects. Related: Police looking for suspects who held up Wingstop, left empty-handed  A Wingstop […]

  • Letter from 27-year-old on her deathbed will change your view of life

    NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – People across the globe are reacting to a heartbreaking, inspiring letter written by a 27-year-old Australian woman while on her deathbed. Holly Butcher died last week after battling Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects mostly young people, News.com.au reports. But before her death, she wrote a letter, and she instructed her family to post it on her Facebook account once she passed away. In the letter, she reveals what it’s like to […]

  • Pit bull recovering after being left tied up with protruding uterus in frigid park

    INDIANAPOLIS – A pit bull is recovering at a foster home after animal care workers found it tied up at an Indianapolis park with its uterus hanging out Saturday morning. An officer with Indianapolis Animal Care Services said in a report that the 2-year-old dog named Journey was found with blood on the pavilion floor and had a protruding uterus, according to WXIN. Temperatures that day were in the single digits. “Her uterus was completely outside of her body,” said […]

  • Serena Williams says after giving birth ‘everything went bad’

    In January 2017, two months into her pregnancy, tennis superstar Serena Williams competed in — and won — the Australian Open. At 20 weeks pregnant, with the smallest of baby bumps, she posted a picture on Snapchat of her athletic body, in a yellow swimsuit. Hers was a fortunate and healthy pregnancy, by any standard. However, the days and weeks following the September birth of daughter Alexis Olympia was difficult, according to a recent Vogue magazine interview with the tennis champion. When […]

  • Big changes coming to Diet Coke as Coca-Cola targets Millennials

    Good news, Millennials: Diet Coke is introducing four new flavors that are sure to tickle your taste buds. At least that’s what Coca-Cola is hoping. Starting in two weeks, you can buy Diet Coke in Ginger Lime, Feisty Cherry, Zesty Blood Orange and Twisted Mango. They will come in a skinnier silver can, reminiscent of Red Bull’s. And the company may have had another drink in mind when it mixed up the flavors — LaCroix seltzer, which has attracted exactly […]

  • Woman says PetSmart employees left dead dog at the vet ‘like garbage’

    FLEMINGTON, N.J. — A New Jersey woman is heartbroken over the death of her bulldog, who she says died less than an hour after she dropped the pup off for a grooming appointment at a local PetSmart. Danielle DiNapoli said her beloved pooch Scruffles was an 8-year-old, seemingly healthy bulldog who she considered a member of the DiNapoli family. “She was just a great wonderful lovable dog, she loved people, she loved being in our house, she loved family she […]

  • Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Caribbean coast of Honduras

    HONDURAS – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake registered in the Caribbean Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The epicenter is located off the northern coast of Honduras. The powerful quake was initially measured at 7.8, but later revised. A tsunami advisory is in effect for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and there is a potential threat to the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica and Costa Rica, according to the National Tsunami Warning […]

  • Samsung’s 146-inch television ‘The Wall’ is as big as a wall

    NEW YORK – Televisions often aren’t very exciting. They’re flat black rectangles you tend to forget about when a show or movie starts playing. But at CES 2018, the annual tech show happening this week in Las Vegas, manufacturers are still trying to generate buzz for their lineup of TVs coming later this year. The show also features futuristic concepts, such as a display you can roll up like wrapping paper and hide away. Those types of displays are more […]

  • Australia is so hot that bats are ‘boiling’ to death

    SYDNEY – This is the other-side-of-the-world counterpoint to the bizarre sight of frozen iguanas in last week’s deep freeze in the US: Hundreds of bats in Australia are essentially boiling to death in the nation’s extreme heat. A conservation group near Sydney, where temperatures recently reached 117 degrees, says that more than 400 large bats known as flying foxes were found dead, reports National Geographic. The problem is dehydration, explains one expert on the species. “They can’t cool their body […]

  • Utah family members arrested after 3-year-old drinks meth-laced soda

    TOOELE, Utah – Utah police arrested three relatives after a 3-year-old tested positive at the hospital for methamphetamine, according to KSTU. The child’s mother, 30-year-old Lucinda Black, along with 23-year-old Danie Black and 27-year-old Ashley Black, were all booked into the Tooele County Detention center after allegedly exposing the toddler to the drug. Officers were contacted Dec. 30 by a Mountain West Medical Center ER employee in Tooele City reporting that a child had just arrived with meth in her system, according […]

  • Police capture fugitive couple accused of torturing, killing 4-year-old

    SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – U.S. Marshals have arrested a fugitive Michigan couple accused of brutally murdering a 4-year-old girl, police announced Tuesday. Working with the Lowndes County Sheriff Department, marshals arrested 24-year-old Candice Renea Diaz and 28-year-old Brad Edward Fields as they drove near Lake Park, Georgia. Police from Sumpter, the couple’s home town, confirmed the arrest just before 4 p.m. EST but didn’t have further details. Authorities put out a call to the public for help tracking down Diaz […]