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  • Treasure hunter finds GoPro containing final moments of man who drowned in 2017

    A recent find in the waters near a Tennessee waterfall won’t bring back Richard Ragland, who drowned there two years ago, but it may answer a few questions and bring his family some closure. YouTuber Rich Aloha, who hunts for treasure as a hobby, tells WSB that he was recently diving near Foster Falls in South Cumberland State Park, where Ragland had died right before his 23rd birthday in 2017 while swimming with friends, when he spotted “the end tip of [a] […]

  • Phish fans concerned about plague-infected prairie dogs in Colorado

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Thousands of concert goers are livid and demanding answers about the status of an upcoming three-day Phish festival at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Many areas surrounding the stadium are currently closed because of ongoing concerns about the plague in prairie dogs, and many worry about the impact that could have on this year’s show, according to KDVR. For the past eight years, the legendary jam band has closed its summer tour with a three-day festival over […]

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    Set your air conditioning to 78 degrees during the day, 82 degrees at night, federal agencies recommend

    Looking to beat the heat without breaking the bank? Energy Star, the federal program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, has some tips — but you might not like them. Energy Star recommends that, in order to reduce costs and energy usage, you should set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible through the summer. Specifically, they say you should set your thermostat to 78 degrees while you’re home. Spending the day out? Turn […]

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    Couple faces up to six years in jail for taking 88 pounds of sand from Italian beach

    We’ve all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia, where they had been on vacation. The Italian island’s white sand is protected, and tourists face fines and even jail time for removing it from local beaches – but the couple say they did not realize they were committing […]

  • Man says bar patrons beat him after mistaking him for suspected child predator

    CORONA, Calif. – Kevin Martin says he was just looking to play pool at a local bar in Norco, California, when a man mistook him for a child predator and beat him. Martin, a 34-year-old private meteorologist from Corona, California, told CNN that the man approached him at the bar on Thursday, Aug. 15 and asked if they could speak outside. The man was visibly intoxicated, Martin said. As the two headed outside, another man followed, took out a phone, and […]

  • 7th-grader brings home $15,000 from county fair, donates it all to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    HURON COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio boy’s massive act of kindness has his school calling him a hero. Diesel Pippert, a seventh-grader in Western Reserve Schools, drew in $15,000 in livestock premiums at the Huron County Fair large animal sale. Instead of pocketing the cash, Pippert decided to donate it all to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The money will help find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases that children face. “A young man lives amongst us who […]

  • Alligators caught climbing fences and swimming across roads in Florida

    Most people know alligators get just about everywhere in Florida, but now they’ve really leveled up. Videos from last week show a massive 463-pound gator swimming in the middle of a busy road — and another climbing a fence. One of the intrusive reptiles was filmed on Thursday swimming in a giant puddle in the middle of an intersection during a downpour in St. Petersburg. Facebook user Roger Light Jr. caught it on video. Another gator in Jacksonville took a cue from a viral […]

  • Two men rescue wheelchair-bound woman who fell off dock into ocean

    DJ Kashief Hamilton says he was playing music on a cruise ship dock at St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands when he heard a loud scream. The DJ stopped the party. He says he saw people running, including friend Randolph Donovan, with whom he works as an entertainer for visitors to the island. The 34-year-old Donovan jumped about 10 feet down off the dock into the ocean. A young woman in a wheelchair was sinking. “I got her out […]

  • The Rock ties the knot in Hawaii

    Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian have made it official. The pair tied the knot in Hawaii Sunday. View this post on Instagram We do. August 18th, 2019. Hawaii. Pōmaikaʻi (blessed) @laurenhashianofficial❤️ @hhgarcia41📸 A post shared by therock (@therock) on Aug 19, 2019 at 3:27am PDT The Rock posted pictures to his Instagram page Monday morning. The two have been together since 2007. They share two children.

  • Cancel all engagements — a bed made for box-set binges is coming your way

    For fans of Netflix and chill, the perfect bed is coming your way. Ideal for box set binges, the “second generation smart-bed” designed by Italian architect Fabio Vinella and furniture brand Hi-Interiors comes with an HD projector and 70-inch theater screen, built-in sound system and invisible speakers. “The design of the HiCan and the new HiBed is a contemporary cocoon equipped with state-of-the-art technology for wellness, entertainment and health monitoring that syncs seamlessly with your smart device,” design firm Hi-Interiors […]

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    Elizabeth Smart’s father announces in emotional letter that he is gay, divorcing his wife

    Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, posted a letter on Facebook Thursday that held some stunning revelations: He’s gay, divorcing Elizabeth’s mother, and “doesn’t see a place for himself in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” per the Deseret News. Smart explained that he had “come to a change in my beliefs. It is because of this change, that I can finally acknowledge and accept my orientation. Had I not had a change in my beliefs, I would […]

  • Officer finds driver playing Pokemon Go – on eight phones at once

    Pokemon Go isn’t as popular as it was in 2016, but one man in Washington state is still trying way too hard to catch them all. Trooper Rick Johnson, a Washington State Patrol information officer, tweeted Thursday that an officer encountered a vehicle he thought was disabled parked on the shoulder of Highway 518 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. But when Sgt. Kyle Smith approached the vehicle, he discovered that the driver was playing the game on no fewer than eight phones, the Seattle […]

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    ‘Burn a rebel flag, get a free chocolate’: Chocolate shop sells out after posting controversial sign

    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A North Carolina chocolate shop caught a lot of attention after putting up a sign in response to a pro-Confederate group rallying nearby, WNCN reports. Matthew Shepherd, the owner of Matthew’s Chocolates in Hillsborough, said the group is not an unusual sight in the area. The people reportedly gather outside the store and wave Confederate flags every Saturday. “They were calling me names, they’re calling everybody names,” Shepherd told WNCN. “They’re instigating, they’re poking, they’re blocking the […]

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    45% of Americans wear underwear for 2 days or longer, survey finds

    NEW YORK CITY – A new survey found that 45% of Americans claim to have worn the same pair of underwear for two days or longer. Underwear company Tommy John surveyed 1,000 men and women to determine how long they wear and keep their underwear. Almost half of participants said they had worn the same pair for two days or more, while 13% said they had worn the same pair for a week or more. 85% of Americans don’t know […]

  • Truck drives into line of ICE protesters outside Rhode Island detention facility

    A captain at a Rhode Island detention facility has been placed on administrative leave after he drove a truck toward a line of protesters who were demanding the center cease its cooperation with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The incident Wednesday night was captured on video. Five demonstrators were hospitalized, according to the group that organized the protest, Never Again Action, which describes itself as a collection of Jewish people and their allies protesting ICE […]

  • Trump inquires about the U.S. buying Greenland – but it’s not for sale

    President Donald Trump has on multiple occasions brought up buying Greenland from the Danish government and the White House counsel’s office has looked into the possibility, two sources told CNN on Thursday. The island’s government, however, said in a statement Friday it’s not going to happen: “Greenland is not for sale.” Trump’s interest in buying Greenland was first reported on Thursday by The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that people familiar with the deliberations said the President has raised […]

  • 7-foot crocodile spotted in Ohio creek while children played nearby

    WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio –  The Ohio Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation after a 7-foot crocodile was spotted swimming in a creek Wednesday. Members of the Hilltop Equestrian Center had just finished a lesson on fish behaviors and went down to play in Bantas Creek. According to the center’s Facebook post, the kids were splashing in the water when a member standing on a nearby bridge spotted a dark creature coming toward them. “I was closest to the shady threat. […]

  • Dramatic video shows police officer saving choking baby in Virginia restaurant

    DANVILLE, Va. – A Danville police officer is being hailed as a hero after she saved a choking two-week-old baby in a dramatic rescue that was captured on video. Officer Melissa Carey was eating lunch at Nikki’s Family Restaurant on August 13 when a waitress frantically approached her table asking for help. The child had been asleep when the mother noticed the baby was in distress and had stopped breathing, according to WTVR. Carey immediately jumped into action and began […]

  • Cute or creepy? Mysterious dolls popping up in Missouri county

    FESTUS, Mo. – Some think it is funny; others think it is just downright creepy. Dolls are popping up in Jefferson County, Missouri, and no one knows why. “They’re getting pretty good where they are putting these; putting them where they are going to be seen. This one was at a major intersection,” Festus Chief of Police Tim Lewis told KTVI. All the dolls look similar. They are very realistic. People living in the community said it is not only […]

  • Surfer in Hawaii survives after shark bites a chunk out of his surfboard

    On Sunday evening, Max Keliikipi was driving home from work when he saw the waves at Makaha Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. The 16-year-old grabbed his surfboard and paddled out, as he’s done almost every day this summer. About 100 yards away from shore, he saw something sticking out of the water, but “blending in with the reef,” he told CNN. Keliikipi thought it was a turtle at first, but soon realized it was a shark. So he jumped up, sitting […]

  • Man dies after taco-eating contest at minor league baseball game

    A man died Tuesday night after participating in a taco eating competition at a minor league baseball game. The competition took place last night at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California, during a game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Memphis Redbirds. The man was identified as Dana Hutchings, 41, by the Fresno County Sheriff’s department. The team’s on-site medical staff and paramedics immediately attended to Hutchings after he collapsed, a spokesperson for the Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement. He died […]

  • Cornerback Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins, left, and Demario Davis of the New Orleans Saints, right, are seen in file photos. (Credit: Patrick Smith / Getty Images and Chris Graythen / Getty Images)

    NFL players help bail out undocumented immigrant from ICE custody

    An undocumented immigrant was released from ICE custody in Southern California after his bail was paid out by two NFL players and other organizations, Bakersfield television station KERO reported on Tuesday. Jose Bello, a 22-year-old who attended Bakersfield College, told the station the last three months — spent in an Immigrant and Customs Enforcement detention center — were miserable. “I could see my whole future going out the window,” he said. On Monday, Bello caught a break, according to his […]

  • Dog’s nose cut open during grooming at Petsmart

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia woman says her dog was delayed veterinary treatment after being injured at a local PetSmart. Victoria Lawhorne says it happened July 30th while her pet was being groomed at the Petsmart on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester. “They called me and said my dog was rushed to the vet because he had got cut,” Lawhorne told WTVR, “They said he was moving a tiny bit too much and accidentally cut his nose.” She then […]

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    Mike Tyson says he burns through $40,000 of weed at his ranch every month

    WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS PROFANITY Mike Tyson isn’t shy about his love for marijuana. On Monday’s episode of his podcast, aptly named “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” the former heavyweight champion shared just how much he spends on the psychoactive drug. “What do we smoke a month?” he asked his co-host, former NFL player turned marijuana advocate Eben Britton. “Is it $40,000 a month?” “We smoke 10 tons of weed at the ranch a month,” Britton said, referencing Tyson Ranch, the boxer’s […]

  • Keep an eye on those gifts. A wedding crasher is on the loose in Texas

    If you and your beloved have a wedding coming up and you live in south-central Texas, pay attention. An unwanted guest might show up at the reception, and she may not leave empty-handed. Authorities in Comal County are warning people about a woman who has been showing up at weddings in the area and stealing gifts. The county sheriff’s office released photos of the suspect they’re calling “The Wedding Crasher.” They say she’s been going to weddings in Comal County […]

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    Illinois just became the first state to require insurance companies to cover EpiPen injectors for kids

    Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed a law that would require insurance companies to cover costs for kids needing EpiPen injections for cases of severe allergic reactions. House Bill 3435 will take effect January 1, and would require companies offering health insurance policies in Illinois to pay for “medically necessary epinephrine injectors for persons 18 years of age or under.” In a tweet on Tuesday, Pritzker hailed the bill, saying, “This legislation takes a big step forward in protecting our […]

  • Brutus Buckeye, the mascot for the Ohio State Buckeyes, celebrates their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game in 2017. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    The Ohio State University wants to trademark ‘The’

    Buckeye fans know it isn’t just Ohio State, it is THE Ohio State University. Now the university has filed a request to trademark the word “the.” The application was filed on August 8th. On the application, the university says it is for a brand of clothing. According to Josh Gerben of trademark law firm Gerben Law Firm, Ohio State submitted designs for hats and shirts with ‘the’ as a sort of logo. The Ohio State University has filed a trademark […]

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    World’s bananas in trouble as devastating fungus reaches Colombia

    Say goodbye to the banana as we know it? Not quite, but we’re getting closer. Colombia on Thursday confirmed that a nefarious fungus has managed to make its way to Latin America. Panama disease Tropical Race 4—or TR4—infects the soil, and there’s currently no way to eradicate it. It was first found in Taiwan nearly three decades ago and has since reached Southeast Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. TR4’s arrival in Latin America, the world’s powerhouse banana exporter, […]

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    Trump immigration chief rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting immigration

    The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can “stand on their own two feet” are welcome in the United States. Ken Cuccinelli tweaked the famous poem from Emma Lazarus – whose words, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” are long associated with immigration to the US and the nation’s history as […]

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    University bans beef to help fight climate change

    Beef burgers, burritos and other enduring student dishes are off the menu at a London university – in order to help the fight against the climate crisis. Goldsmiths University in London will be scrapping all beef products from its campus, the institution’s new chief has announced, as it seeks to become carbon neutral by 2025. The move takes effect from September, when the new academic year begins, and will affect all canteens, cafes and food outlets on the university’s grounds. Students […]

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