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  • Nurses arrange ‘date night’ for heart transplant recipient, wife of 36 years

    MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin man is living his best life after receiving a heart transplant. In his case, the best medicine did not necessarily come from a bottle. Although confined to the hospital, Tom Schroeder’s doctor prevented him from being bedridden – making the pump keeping Schroeder alive portable. After spending 50 days in intensive care at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Schroeder said he does not care to go anywhere near a hospital – except to visit the staff who […]

  • ‘He will save many lives:’ Pit bull rescued from fighting ring to become K-9 officer

    HONAKER, Va. – A 3-year-old dog named Dallas is among the first pit bulls ever rescued from a fighting ring to train as a police K-9. After about six weeks of training, Dallas will join the force in Honaker, Virginia, The Washington Post reports. “We knew that his combination of ball drive and his wanting of human praise was the perfect combination to be a police dog,” said Jen Deane, the founder and president of Florida rescue group Pit Sisters. […]

  • 7-year-old stuns the internet with her national anthem

    Her name is Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, she is 7 years old, and she can sing the national anthem better than you. Malea became an internet sensation for her rendition over the weekend before an MLS soccer game in Los Angeles between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders. As ABC News explains, Malea won the Galaxy’s anthem-singing contest on social media, then proved why, to the delight of both fans and players. “I was thinking that I cannot do anything wrong because it’s […]

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    Good Samaritan hit, killed by driver – who then steals his car

    When Dhimitri Andoni saw a vehicle swerve and then get stuck on the I-275 median Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., he pulled over to the shoulder to help. But the 22-year-old good Samaritan ended up dead after his good deed, his car stolen by the same person who allegedly mowed him down. The details: The suspect: After the stranded vehicle returned to the road and safely drove away, Andoni started walking back to his 2015 Hyundai. Before he got there, […]

  • Museum spent millions on Abraham Lincoln’s hat – but it might not be his

    It could be a $6.5 million hat—but it might also not be. WBEZ reports that the crown jewel of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s collection, Lincoln’s stovepipe hat, one of just three thought to still exist, may not have belonged to the 16th president after all. Two reports obtained by the station found insufficient evidence to tie it to Lincoln. One was a 2013 report penned by top curators with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Chicago […]

  • ‘Amazing’ treatment helps paralyzed people walk again

    Kelly Thomas inches across the soft grass, using a walker to navigate her way. Each step is exhilarating and exhausting. She pauses amid the 90-degree Florida heat and smiles. “It only takes a little bit of try — and by a little, I mean a lot,” she says. Thomas, 24, is one of three paralyzed patients who can now walk again, thanks to a stimulation device implanted in her lower back coupled with intense physical therapy. News of the patients’ […]

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    Argument over Bruno Mars leads to assault arrest for 71-year-old

    GREENWOOD, Ind. –  An Indiana man was arrested for battery and criminal recklessness after an argument over whether a song was by Bruno Mars led to him hitting a friend in the face with a pistol and the weapon firing. Roger Washburn, 71, was charged with Battery with Injury and Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, both Level 6 felonies. According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Department report, Washburn and two other friends broke out in an argument late Friday […]

  • Man receives kidney from wife’s coworker

    OGDEN, Utah – A doctor told Jason Anderson that he had end stage kidney failure 18 years ago, when he was just 30-years-old. “You’re going to die. That’s what he told me,” Anderson said. He’s spent that time spending six hours a day on dialysis, while his wife, Monica and three kids struggled to imagine a future without him. “Being depressed, sad, sick, (that’s) what our plan was,” Monica Anderson told KSTU. Monica Anderson works at Intermountain Homecare in Ogden. […]

  • Little girls who survived cancer together reunite for beautiful photo

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Four little girls recently reunited for one very special photo shoot in Florida. McKinley, Chloe, Ava and Lauren, all between the ages of 4 and 5, beat cancer together at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, WTVT reports. Ava, Lauren, and McKinley had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, while Chloe had a rare form of lung cancer. Two years ago, the girls took a photo together during active treatment, and it was a much different photo. ”It’s amazing to […]

  • Lawmaker abandons campaign amid daughter’s allegations of inappropriate conduct

    A Minnesota state representative suddenly ended his reelection campaign ahead of a Minnesota Public Radio report detailing allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior brought forward by his daughter. Laura Knoblach told MPR News in a story published Friday that her father, Minnesota Republican Rep. Jim Knoblach, who represents the St. Cloud area, inappropriately touched her from the time she was 9 years old until she was 21. In a statement on his re-election campaign website, the eight-term representative said his daughter “has been estranged […]

  • Second woman claims sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied an allegation Sunday made by a second woman accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called for an immediate postponement of Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings in a letter to the committee’s chairman, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, and asked that the new allegation be referred to the FBI for investigation. Grassley’s spokesman, George Hartmann, told CNN that the chairman […]

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    Cops are trying to find this fugitive millionaire using a podcast

    The podcast’s name is an aspirational one: “Countdown to Capture.” The capture part is what the Newport Beach Police Department hopes will result from the six-part series, which it is releasing in a bid to finally catch their man. Details: The crime: The Los Angeles Times reports officials have for years been trying to apprehend Peter Chadwick, a 54-year-old multimillionaire who lived in Newport Coast, Calif., and allegedly killed his wife, Quee Choo Chadwick. Her body was found in a gas station dumpster outside […]

  • School district’s video about tight pants on girls doesn’t sit well with parents

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Out of dress code. This is how the Shamokin Area School District describes tight pants on students. For some parents, the video released earlier this week does not sit well. “I thought it was sexist to tell you the truth I don’t think it is fair for the boy and the girls. They should both be able to wear what they can,” Robin Dorkoski told WNEP. “It is not allowing any of the students to show […]

  • Barbershop owner apologizes for hanging Kaepernick doll from noose

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. – A California barbershop is taking heat after a photograph of a hanging doll portraying Colin Kaepernick was posted on social media. “They got Colin Kaepernick hanging from a noose,” said Joseph. The picture was shared by Joseph, who wanted to be referred to only by his first name. It was taken inside the Bowtie Barbershop in downtown Placerville and shows the former 49ers player hanging from the ceiling by a noose. “I literally had no idea that […]

  • Congressman jokes that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was groped by Abraham Lincoln

    Rep. Ralph Norman opened up a debate between himself and Democratic challenger Archie Parnell on Thursday afternoon by making a joke about the sexual assault allegations surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln,” the South Carolina Republican said to the crowd at the Kiwanis Club in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The remarks come as President Donald Trump’s […]

  • Father catches repairman sniffing young daughters’ underwear on camera

    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles family is speaking out after their home security camera captured a repairman going through the hamper in their little girls’ room Wednesday morning, pulling out underwear and sniffing them. The man was also seen stuffing a pair of undergarments in his pocket while he was supposed to be conducting repairs on the 3 and 5-year-old girls’ bedroom. The footage was captured by a Nest camera perched on one of their cribs. “I would have […]

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    Law students told Kavanaugh favored female clerks ‘with a certain look’, report says

    “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua is in the news again, though not because of her parenting. Rather, she’s become ensnared in the latest coverage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his interaction with women. The Guardian reports that Chua, a Yale professor, “played an outsized role in vetting” the clerks who worked for Kavanaugh, as many of them came from Yale, Kavanaugh’s alma mater. The unnamed sources the paper spoke with described receiving advice from Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, also of […]

  • Trump administration moves $260M from cancer research, other programs to help pay for custody of immigrant children

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody – including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention. The request comes as the program has been strained by record-high levels of children in custody, driven in large part by new policies that are holding kids longer and making it more difficult for them to be […]

  • 3 infants among 5 people stabbed at New York City daycare

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Three infants, all one month or younger, were stabbed in a New York City day care early Friday, police said. Authorities were called at about 3:40 a.m. to a residence serving as a day care on 161st Street between 45th and 43rd Avenues in Flushing. According to police, adults upstairs heard screaming from below. They came downstairs and saw a 52-year-old woman stabbing three female infants with a butcher knife and machete. A 1-month-old and […]

  • Mom forced to appear in court for taking cellphone from 15-year-old daughter as punishment

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — A Michigan mother had to appear in court after taking a cellphone away from her teenage daughter as a punishment. Jodie May, of Grandville, Mich., appeared Tuesday in Ottawa County District Court on a misdemeanor charge of larceny, WOOD-TV reported. “I was just being a mom, a concerned parent and disciplining my daughter,” said May said. She said she took the iPhone 6 from her 15-year-old daughter in April after the girl got in trouble in school, according […]

  • Bicyclist sets speed record – by pedaling twice as fast as a cheetah

    Denise Mueller-Korenek brings a whole new meaning to pedal to the metal – bike pedals that is. Mueller-Korenek, 45, set a world record this week by averaging 183.9 miles per hour on a bicycle. That speed, by the way, is twice as fast as a cheetah. The American cyclist and mother of three used a racecar draft and custom-made bicycle to smash the men’s motor-paced bicycle land speed record of 167 mph (she already broke the women’s record in 2016), […]

  • $500 duct-tape designer shoes draw outrage online

    Some retailers have just stocked up on a new pair of sneakers that look worn – and it’s going to cost you $530 if you’re interested. The “Superstar Taped Sneaker” stitched together by Golden Goose is described as “Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cupsole.” The aged and taped shoes have caused backlash on social media for mocking poverty. View this post on Instagram […]

  • One E. coli death reported in recall of 132,606 pounds of ground beef

    One death and 17 illnesses were identified before a nationwide recall of potentially E. coli-contaminated ground beef by Cargill Meat Solutions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The death and illnesses happened from July 5 to July 25. The ground beef products were produced and packaged on June 21. As a result, on Sept. 19, Cargill Meat Solutions announced a nationwide recall of about 132,606 pounds of ground beef made from chuck possibly contaminated with Escherichia coli O26. The […]

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    Pig feces and coal ash a serious concern in North Carolina floods

    DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. – Even after a hurricane’s immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence — and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwaters can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state’s key industries: hog farming and coal power generation. Hog farms flooded out An earthen dam surrounding a hog lagoon was breached by floodwaters […]

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    Baked before boiled: Maine restaurant treats lobsters with marijuana to ease pain before cooking

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — A Maine lobster pound is experimenting with getting lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing and cooking them, believing it is “more humane.” In an experiment, Charlotte Gill owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, put a lobster into a box with a few inches of water and then marijuana smoke was blown into the box, WMTW reports. Gill, who is a licensed medical marijuana caregiver in the state of Maine, claimed that the lobster was calmer for […]

  • Boy helps save school bus driver’s life

    TOLLAND, Conn. –  Sixth grader Will Restall was in the right place at the right time. While riding the bus to Tolland Middle School Monday morning, Will found himself in an emergency situation and stepped up to help. “I received a phone call from William’s principal,” Tara Restall, Will’s mother, told WTIC. “She wanted to let me know that there had been a medical emergency with the bus driver.” “When we got to school, she parked and then fell over,” said Will, […]

  • ‘Keep the car’: Couple heartbroken after jeep with dog in backseat stolen from hospital

    TACOMA, Wash. – Going to the hospital is stressful enough, but a Monday night trip to the ER quickly turned into a nightmare for one couple whose Jeep was stolen from the hospital parking lot – with their dog in the backseat. Samantha Worley suffered a severe panic attack at work Monday night. Paramedics who responded told her an EKG showed a slight sinus arrhythmia that wouldn’t go away. That’s when Worley agreed to go to the MultiCare Allenmore Hospital […]

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    Sony joins retro console craze, will release PlayStation Classic in time for Christmas

    It’s game on again for the original PlayStation. Sony plans to release a revamped model of the iconic gaming console, called PlayStation Classic on December 3, Sony announced Wednesday. The company said the game system will retail for $99.99. The new version is 45% smaller than the original and ditches CDs in favor of 20 pre-loaded games, including “Final Fantasy VII,” “Tekken 3” and “Wild Arms.” A complete roster of games will be announced soon, including more “fan favorites,” according to the […]

  • Mom makes fifth-grade son wear ‘I am a bully’ shirt to school as punishment

    SPLENDORA, Texas – A mother made her son wear a shirt that read “I am a bully” to school after she heard he had been bullying kids. Star, who only wanted to be referred to by her first name, had him wear the shirt Friday to Greenleaf Elementary, KTRK reported. “I’m a very old-school parent,” she said. “I don’t coddle my children. I don’t sugar coat the world to them.” The mother said she had heard that her fifth-grade son had […]

  • Texas students may not be required to learn about Helen Keller

    Texas students may no longer have to learn about Hillary Clinton, Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller in social studies class. Texas wants to delete some content from the required curriculum so that teachers can take deeper dives into certain topics, rather than emphasizing such things as the memorization of dates, Donna Bahorich, chairperson of the Texas State Board of Education said in a statement Monday. Officials said teachers can still talk about the excised historical figures — but it will […]