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  • This handout photo taken on May 22, 2019 and released by climber Nirmal Purja's Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. (Project Possible/AFP/Getty)

    Mount Everest traffic jam creates lethal conditions for climbers

    Two mountaineers have died on Mount Everest after crowds of people became stuck in a queue leading to the summit of the world’s highest mountain. Indian climber Anjali Kulkarni, 55, died on her way back from climbing to the summit of Mount Everest on Wednesday, her son Shantanu Kulkarni told CNN. She had become stuck in the “traffic jam” above camp four, which, at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), is the final camp before the summit. American mountaineer Donald Lynn Cash, […]

  • Chance the Rapper performs on stage during The Meadows Music & Arts Festival on October 2, 2016 in Queens, New York. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chance the Rapper tweets plea for help to find his aunt a new kidney

    CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper tweeted a plea for help Thursday,  telling his over 8 million followers that his aunt is in desperate need of a kidney. “My Auntie Toni is one of the strongest forces in my life, and she is in dire need of a #kidney,” the tweet said. The rapper said his family has exhausted all options and have been on the waitlist for years. His aunt’s blood type is O-positive. “My family believes in the power […]

  • Sylvester Stallone kept his turtles from the original ‘Rocky’ film. Now they’re 44 years old!

    HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. – Sylvester Stallone kept the two turtles from Rocky and they are still thriving, according to People. The two turtles, Cuff and Link, starred in the 1976 film Rocky and made a comeback appearance in Creed II, released in 2018. Stallone, who is 72 years old, shared a photo with the turtles on his Instagram account earlier this month. View this post on Instagram In CREED 2 with my original buddies from the first Rocky … CUFF […]

  • Fake ‘Drunk Pelosi’ videos spread on social media

    A manipulated video being shared by some social media users to spread a false claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurred her words after meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday has been removed by YouTube, the company told CNN on Thursday. The crudely edited video comes amid warnings from the U.S. intelligence community that more sophisticated video manipulation may be part of future disinformation campaigns targeting the American electorate. The video, which shows Pelosi’s onstage comments at the Center for […]

  • Shirtless man subdued by witnesses after throwing rocks at buses, vehicles in LA

    LOS ANGELES – A shirtless man seen on cellphone video smashing car windows with rocks as he walked up and down a busy street in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles Tuesday was eventually subdued by members of the public. Police received a call about a transient throwing rocks at vehicles near the intersection of Venice Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue at about 3:50 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman said. The man was later identified as 32-year-old […]

  • WWII veteran has surprise reunion with man whose life he saved

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. – A World War II veteran was honored by his Pennsylvania hometown for his heroic efforts, but the evening also included a surprise reunion for 95-year-old Clarence Smoyer of Lehighton, “And I never got around to meet you, but I would like to meet you now,” said 94-year-old Earl Bridygham, a fellow veteran who came to the event to thank Smoyer for saving his life. It happened Wednesday evening at the Lehighton Area Elementary Center where folks had […]

  • Moose crashes wedding at Rocky Mountain National Park

    ESTES PARK, Colo. – A couple getting married in Rocky Mountain National Park on Monday got the best wedding gift they could have hoped for. The couple from Illinois spent months planning to elope in Colorado. “They got their wedding permit for Sprague Lake and we had grand plans of mountain views and beautiful May spring weather and then we get a snowstorm,” photographer Sarah Goff told KDVR. She says the bride and groom were a little disappointed at first […]

  • Two runaway barges sink after smashing into Oklahoma dam

    WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. – Two barges that broke free along the Arkansas River have struck the dam near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. On Wednesday afternoon, emergency management officials in eastern Oklahoma asked residents to completely evacuate the town due to dangers associated with flooding, according to KFOR. “Residents in the Town of Webbers Falls need to evacuate immediately. This is a life threatening situation. If you choose to stay you are doing so at your own risk,” officials wrote on Facebook. […]

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    Turn up office thermostats to improve women’s productivity, study suggests

    It’s often quipped that women complain the office temperature is too low — but it’s not just comfort that’s at stake. Researchers say women’s productivity may improve when the thermostat is set to warmer temperatures. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, raises “the stakes for the battle of the thermostat.” Previous research found most modern offices use climate control systems based on the metabolic rate of an average man, with the ideal temperature for women almost 5 […]

  • ‘Selfie School’ gets grandma and grandpa in the social media game

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. — Millennials made the selfie ubiquitous, but now Gram and Gramps are getting into the game thanks to a “Selfie School” for seniors. Sure, they may be a few years behind the trend, but don’t count them out. Residents at the Greenfield of Geneva Retirement Community recently headed out to a selfie studio in Stratford Square to get hip with the kids. “We really wanted to bridge that gap between seniors and social media,” ClubPhotoBooth Selfie Studio owner […]

  • A trucker was on the side of the road when a tornado hit. It blew a house underneath his trailer

    David Bell was in his truck on the side of the highway when a tornado hit Missouri’s capital of Jefferson City. As the winds shrieked around him, houses collapsed, transformers blew out in flashes and trees snapped. The tornado caught sleeping residents off guard late Wednesday night, sending debris 13,000 feet into the air, the National Weather Service said. Inside Bell’s truck, his windscreen shattered as he sat in stunned silence, watching through the gaping hole as debris flew. Part of a house […]

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    Mississippi lawmaker punched wife for not getting undressed for sex fast enough, police say

    A Mississippi lawmaker is accused of drunkenly punching his wife in the face, and all because cops say he didn’t think she undressed for sex quickly enough. The Clarion Ledger reports GOP Rep. Doug McLeod was arrested over the weekend in Lucedale, and a George County Sheriff’s Department report seen by the Sun Herald reveals some disturbing details. Deputies say when they responded to a domestic violence call at McLeod’s home around 9pm Saturday, an apparently intoxicated McLeod opened the door, holding a boozy […]

  • Ice-T performing live on stage at HellFest in Clisson, France on June 23, 2018. (Julien Reynaud/APS-Medias/ABACA/Sipa USA/AP)

    Ice-T says he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver who was ‘creeping up to my crib’

    Ice-T had some strong suggestions for Amazon Tuesday. “Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries,” the musician and actor said on Twitter, “Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it.” That’s because he says he almost shot a delivery driver who seemed to be “creeping up” to his home earlier in the week. One fan asked “Was he not wearing a delivery man uniform?” to which the “Law & Order: SVU” star responded that […]

  • Notorious killer diagnosed with cancer, moved to new prison

    RICHMOND, Va. – Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the man responsible for murdering Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has been diagnosed with cancer. The 37-year-old inmate has been moved from Red Onion State Prison in Wise County to Sussex I State Prison in Waverly, so he can receive medical treatment. The transfer occurred Monday. The prison where Matthew was previously been incarcerated was a “supermax” facility, considered to be one of the most secure […]

  • Man pees on child’s memorial, gets fired by his own father

    A New Jersey man who was filmed grinning as he urinated on a memorial to a dead child has been fired by his boss—who happens to be his father. Bryan Bellace, 23, was wearing a shirt with the Bruce Bellace Plumbing and Heating logo as he peed on the memorial to 9-year-old Christian Clopp in a Mays Landing playground after placing a beer can on the ground. “I had to remove him from employment,” Bruce Bellace tells the Press of Atlantic […]

  • Coca-Cola is bringing back New Coke in honor of ‘Stranger Things’

    Coca-Cola is hoping a failed product from the 1980s will help it go viral in 2019. The company is bringing back a limited number of New Coke cans in honor of the upcoming third season of “Stranger Things,” in which the product is featured. “Stranger Things” creators Ross and Matt Duffers came up with the idea to bring New Coke back as a way to promote the show, which will start streaming on Netflix on July 4. The third season […]

  • ‘It’s not coming down’: Dispute over large American flag prompts lawsuit, fines

    STATESVILLE, N.C. – A long-simmering dispute over a large U.S. flag flying outside an RV store has prompted a lawsuit. The city of Statesville, North Carolina, wants the flag removed or replaced with a smaller one because it violates a city ordinance. Camping World said the city filed an injunction to fine the company $50 a day dating back to Oct. 15, 2018, according to WSOC. That comes to about $11,000. The company flies the 40-by-80-foot flag outside its Gander […]

  • Figure skater says partner abused her for two years

    A former pairs partner of a figure skater who killed himself in January says he sexually abused her for years—and she wasn’t the only one. Bridget Namiotka partnered with John Coughlin from 2004 to 2007, starting when she was 14 and he was 18, USA Today reports. “I’m sorry but john hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody innocent hangs themself,” Namiotka, 29, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday. “Grooming happens. It happened to me and he hurt […]

  • Alabama Public Television blocks episode of ‘Arthur’ over gay wedding

    Alabama Public Television says it won’t air an episode of the children’s show “Arthur” that featured a same-sex marriage. “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” aired as the premiere for the show’s 22nd season on May 13. But not in Alabama. Programming director Mike McKenzie says Alabama Public Television has no plans to broadcast the episode. The storyline about Mr. Ratburn’s marriage conveys a positive message, he said. But while many parents will find it appropriate, many others will disagree, he […]

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    CBD effective in treating heroin addiction, study finds

    Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that […]

  • Councilman knocked out in violent brawl at city council meeting

    COMMERCE, Calif. – A heated argument between elected officials of the city of Commerce led to punches thrown and Commerce councilman Leonard Mendoza knocked unconscious on the ground. The bloody brawl broke out early Saturday morning at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort during a meeting of city leaders. “To be honest with you, it’s pretty embarrassing, the fact that our officials are doing this,” Commerce resident Hector Maravilla told KTLA. Mayor John Soria released a statement saying the physical altercation began […]

  • Authorities rescued 8-year-old Salem Sabtka on Sunday after a vigilant duo saw the Fort Worth Police Department's description of the car suspected in her kidnapping and went hunting for it, police said.

    ‘Heroes’ lead police to Texas girl who was abducted while walking with her mother, police say

    Authorities rescued a Texas 8-year-old Sunday after a vigilant duo saw the Fort Worth Police Department’s description of the car suspected in her kidnapping and went hunting for it, police said. Standing in front of the WoodSpring Suites in the suburb of Forest Hill, a beaming Buddy Calzada, spokesman for the Fort Worth police, told reporters that the pair, members of a local church, found the grey Ford Five Hundred in the hotel parking lot. “As you can see, there […]

  • Van passenger impaled after tripod thrown from freeway overpass

    SACRAMENTO – A Caltrans tripod was stolen Thursday in Old Sacramento before it was thrown through the windshield of a van traveling on Interstate 5, injuring the people inside. The van was a shuttle for Military Families Support Group. “I was picking a veteran up from the Sacramento Airport heading to Mather to pick up another veteran. That’s what we do” driver Tim Page said. The California Highway Patrol says around 10:30 a.m., someone stole a Caltrans survey team’s tripod […]

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    10-year-old girls at slumber party fight off naked man who allegedly broke in and assaulted them

    CLOVIS, Calif. – Two 10-year-old girls at a slumber party fought off a naked man who allegedly broke into the home and sexually assaulted them. Timothy Jay Picard, 26, of Fresno, Calif., was arrested and faces charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14, first-degree burglary, and violating his probation, according to Clovis police. Police said Picard entered the home at about 12:30 a.m. last Sunday through an open window while the victims were sleeping. The girls […]

  • Transgender woman attacked in April found dead on Dallas street

    A transgender woman whose April assault made national news was found dead on a Dallas, Texas, street Saturday morning, police said. Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive at around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said. “Upon arrival, officers found the complainant lying face down in the street — deceased from homicidal violence,” Weddington said during a news conference on Sunday. The woman was not carrying identification but […]

  • Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks found dead at 37

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Austin Eubanks, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting, has died. He was 37. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that Eubanks died overnight at his home in Steamboat Springs. The death was reported early Saturday morning. Authorities have not yet provided further details regarding the circumstances of Eubanks’ death. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Monday. Eubanks was one of 21 people injured in the massacre. The perpetrators shot both him and his […]

  • A Song of Coffee and Water: ‘Game of Thrones’ leaves plastic bottle in shot during finale

    **The above video contains spoilers!** The convenience stores of Westeros have done good business in recent weeks. Just two weeks after eagle-eyed viewers spotted a rogue takeaway coffee cup in an episode of “Game of Thrones,” the show’s highly anticipated finale left fans bemused once again. This time, a plastic water bottle made a cameo appearance. Eight years of fighting for the Iron Throne can leave you a bit parched, after all. The bottle debuted in a tense scene as […]

  • Woody Harrelson attends the screening of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in 2018. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

    Photo of Woody Harrelson helps facial-recognition system catch beer thief

    Clever police work—or an abuse of technology? When a suspect who looked a lot like a long-haired Woody Harrelson was caught on camera stealing beer from a CVS and the NYPD’s facial-recognition system didn’t provide any matches, a detective used a photo of the actor, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology. The study says that instead of the pixelated security footage of the suspect, the detective used a high-quality photo of Harrelson with long hair […]

  • Tony Robbins on "Good Morning America" in 2016. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)

    Tony Robbins accused of sexual harassment, verbally abusive tirades

    Tony Robbins wants you to come to his seminars and immerse yourself in his motivational mantras, but from BuzzFeed comes the story he “doesn’t want you to read.” It’s the result of a yearlong probe into the self-help life coach, complete with allegations of sexual harassment toward staffers and followers, verbally abusive behavior toward victims of rape and domestic violence, and exposure of fans to potentially risky techniques. The outlet relied on interviews with Robbins’ insiders and fans, internal files, and secret […]

  • Air Force employee facing child porn charges downloaded manual on how to seduce, groom children for sex

    ISLE OF WIGHT Co., Va. – Gregory Wacks, the Air Force employee charged with multiple counts of having and distributing child porn, was denied bond Thursday, WTKR reports.  Prosecutors argued he is a threat to the children in this community. Investigators who forensically searched Wacks’ phone testified they not only found thousands of images of child porn involving very young children, but they also found a 170+ page PDF filed labeled “How to Practice Child Love.” The Commonwealth’s Attorney described […]

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