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  • Here are all the active hate groups where you live

    917. That’s the number of hate groups operating in the US, according to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Alabama-based nonprofit activist group tracks civil rights and hate crimes and defines a hate group as an organization with “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” “Over the course of a year, we have a team of investigators that scours the internet for racist publications and real world activities […]

  • Mother shares heartbreaking photo after daughter dies from heroin overdose

    DETROIT — A Michigan mother hopes a heartbreaking photo of her holding her daughter before she was taken off life support raises awareness of addiction. Cheryl Towery made the decision on Monday to take daughter Elaina Towery off life support after her vital organs were failing and a scan showed no brain activity, according to WJBK. Elaina has battled issues with addiction for years and is believed to have died from an overdose of heroin laced with fentanyl. Cheryl says her […]

  • New service offers 1 movie a day in theaters for $10 a month

    Every day, more and more people are watching their movies at home, taking a pass on travel, trouble, noisy moviegoers, and most of all, the expense. Now, a new service called “MoviePass” will try to address all of that. MoviePass is a $9.95 per month movie theater subscription service, kind of like Netflix for big screen theater-going. And it should be — the company is being run by Netflix co-founder and former Redbox executive Mitch Lowe. With the service, you […]

  • Pop-up Cheetos restaurant opens in New York City with more than 1,000 people on wait list

    NEWY ORK CITY – A big, bold, flavorful culinary concept is coming to life in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. The grilled cheeses are buttered up and the tables are all set for a 3-day only Cheetos-inspired pop-up restaurant with a menu created by Food Network’s Anne Burrell. “The playing and creating of the menu and tasting and then just eating Cheetos was really a blast,” Burrell said. The Spotted Cheetah opened Monday and will keep serving up cheesy dishes until Aug. 17th. […]

  • Taco Bell unveils ‘Naked Egg Taco’ with fried egg for a shell

    First they made Doritos taco shells, now Taco Bell has unveiled a fried egg “Naked Egg Taco.” It’s filled with potatoes and cheese, with the egg on the outside as the shell, and launches nationwide on August 31. Taco Bell will give fans an early chance to try it out beginning August 17 with brunch-esque “Bell & Breakfast” events. The events will kick-off in New York on Thursday, August 17, and will continue at Taco Bell restaurants in Laguna Beach, CA (August 25), Austin, TX (August […]

  • Obama’s Charlottesville tweet is now the most liked in Twitter history

    Former President Barack Obama’s tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the most liked tweet ever on the social network. Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” Saturday that said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more […]

  • Lincoln Memorial vandalized with spray paint

    WASHINGTON – The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with red spray paint early Tuesday morning. The National Park Service is working to remove the graffiti, which was discovered on one of the pillars at approximately 4:30 a.m. The graffiti, which appears to have been done with red spray paint, reads “[expletive] law.” A crew has begun to remove the graffiti using a mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper that is safe for use on historic stone, according to the National Park Service. […]

  • SUV hauling BBQ grill explodes after woman lights a cigarette

    ORLANDO — A couple moving a gas grill in an SUV was injured on Sunday when one of them lit a cigarette and an explosion happened. Orlando police released photos of the Kia Sorento that showed extensive damage to the SUV with the roof blown out and the airbags deployed. The windshield was lying on the ground. All of the other glass was blown from the vehicle. A gas grill being transported inside this car exploded when passenger lit a […]

  • 94-year-old man builds swimming pool for neighborhood kids after wife’s death

    MORRIS, Minn. — A 94-year-old Minnesota man whose wife died after battling cancer built a swimming pool in his backyard for children in his neighborhood. Keith Davison’s wife of 66 years died last year, KARE 11 reports. “You just can’t imagine what it’s like,” he said. “You cry a lot. That’s just the way it is because she’s not here.” Davison then decided to do something different to fill his time. In the spring, the retired judge had an in-ground […]

  • Rare white moose filmed in Sweden

    VARMLAND, Sweden — A rare white moose captured on film in Sweden has people around the world mesmerized. Rare white moose spotted in Sweden — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 13, 2017 According to the BBC, there are only about 100 of the white moose in the country. “The moose aren’t albino, but grow white fur from a genetic mutation,” the BBC reported. Albino animals are pure white with pink or red eyes. People on Twitter said it looked […]

  • Truck driver, puppy reunited thanks to hospital nurses in Iowa

    IOWA CITY, Iowa– An Iowa truck driver had to leave his truck – and his puppy – behind. But thanks to two University of Iowa Hospital nurses, he got his beloved pet back. Robert Prichard had a medical emergency while driving on I-80 and had to be taken to the University of Iowa hospital by ambulance, leaving his four-legged companion, Bandit, behind in his truck. “If it hadn’t been for these two right here, I would have lost him last […]

  • Video shows teacher, aide dragging child with autism through Ohio school hallways

    CRESTLINE, Ohio – A teacher and an aide at an Ohio school are on leave after a video was recorded of a 7-year-old child with autism being dragged through the school hallways. It happened back in May, after Corbin Kemle had reportedly misbehaved in the school playground. Crestline Schools Superintendent Noreen Mullins told WJW that the kindergarten teacher and the aide, seen in the video dragging the boy, have both been on paid administrative leave since the incident. The Crawford County […]

  • Driver says ‘angel’ was with him as driveshaft came flying through windshield

    IMPERIAL, Mo. – A man survived a terrifying accident as a drive shaft from a truck flipped up and speared the windshield of his pickup truck while he was driving along a Missouri highway. Steve Montgomery, 56, claims an angel was with him. He has a photo to back it up. Montgomery said he was driving home from a painting job in O’Fallon, Missouri a little after 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when that drive shaft crashed through his windshield, right where his […]

  • Three nurses revived with Narcan after opioid patient treated at Ohio hospital

    MASSILLON, Ohio– Three nurses at an Ohio hospital who helped treat an overdose patient were overcome by secondary exposure and had to be treated with an emergency drug. Massillon police said they believe the substance the nurses were exposed to was fentanyl. “They were cleaning up the room and started to feel sick. And then that left them waking up in a hospital bed,” Detective Shaun Dadisman said. Investigators said the nurses had to be treated with Narcan, the drug used […]

  • Video shows babysitters putting 7-month-old in refrigerator

    DANVERS, Massachusetts — Police in Danvers, Massachusetts found nothing funny about a baby put into a refrigerator. Officials say two teens put a crying 7-month-old into a refrigerator, closed the door, laughed, and then posted video on Snapchat. It happened Monday at a hotel in Danvers. The baby’s mother asked her niece and a friend to watch her daughter while she grabbed a shower. “I was horrified. I was in shock. I’m traumatized from that. I don’t want anyone near […]

  • ‘No cops’: Gym posts sign banning police officers, military members

    ATLANTA — A Georgia gym owner faces backlash after banning police officers and military members. Jim Chambers put a sign outside EAV Barbell Club in Atlanta that reads, “No … cops.” “It was really just that the vulgarity in that sign, and that seems to bring it out for people,” Chambers told WXIA. He said the gym has had a “No Cop” policy since it opened. Chambers says active members of the military also aren’t eligible for a membership. Chambers […]

  • 11-year-old girl loses part of her leg after jumping onto moving train

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An 11-year-old Indiana girl is in the hospital with a partially amputated leg after officials say she was injured in an accident involving a train Monday. The family of Breanna Brooks says she was playing on the railroad tracks after school when she tried to jump onto the ladder of a slow moving train. Witnesses say the 6th grader caught her foot, fell off and was dragged down the tracks. When family and friends heard Breanna’s screams, […]

  • ‘Hilton Beach Rattler’: Couple spots massive rattlesnake at South Carolina beach

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Sharks, jellyfish and now… rattlesnakes? Rattlesnakes are apparently something else to fear in the ocean after a Virginia couple vacationing at Hilton Head saw a large one wash ashore last week. Jonathan and Lindsay Wiles were taking a walk along Port Royal Plantation Beach when they saw the massive serpent slithering along the beach, WNCN reports. On Aug. 1, Jonathan posted a video of the rattler on Facebook. The caption read, “Our morning rattle snake friend. […]

  • Virginia couple’s dance moves at Ludacris concert go viral

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Sometimes you have to dance like no one is watching, and that’s what one Virginia couple did at a Ludacris concert on July 30. Nick and Emma Nichols – who have been together for 48 years – were caught busting a move to J-Kwon’s song “Tipsy.” The video was posted on Facebook by Jaimie Ashton and has nearly seven million views. When asked why they showed up at a hip-hop show, Nick told WUSA9 his motto is “if […]

  • Sculpture at Disney World honors boy killed by alligator

    It seems like a moment “The Most Magical Place on Earth” would want to forget, but Disney is making sure that visitors to its Florida theme park remember the tragedy that befell Lane Thomas Graves last year. The Nebraska boy, who was killed by an alligator while playing near the shoreline of the Seven Seas Lagoon at a Walt Disney World hotel, is now memorialized with a lighthouse sculpture near the site of the attack. The lighthouse is a symbol […]

  • Alabama mom’s hysterical back-to-school photo goes viral

    SALEM, Al. —  Like many families, Jena Willingham’s three children headed back to school on Monday, but not before taking a hilarious photo summing up some parents’ reaction to the end of summer. Lounging in a pool float with a drink in her hand, Willingham is all smiles as her children look on, clearly not amused by the prospect of going back to class. “Bahahaha…from one momma to another…girlfriend…I hope you had a fabulous MONDAY!!!” one woman wrote. “I love […]

  • Video shows pink dolphin swimming in Louisiana channel

    CAMERON PARISH, La. — A woman captured stunning video of a pink dolphin swimming in a Louisiana channel over the weekend. The video was taken by Bridget Boudreaux Saturday afternoon in Cameron Parish, KHOU reports. She was on a boat with her husband when she spotted the dolphin, fittingly named “pinky,” jump several feet away from the vessel. “I about fell out the boat,” Boudreaux said about the encounter. “I was like wow that’s not a regular dolphin, that’s a pink […]

  • Indiana police officers caught sleeping in patrol car

    RICHMOND, Ind. – An Indiana police chief says his department launched an internal investigation after photos turned up on social media showing two officers sleeping in their car at a local cemetery. The incident came to the attention of the Richmond Police Department after someone posted photos of the officers on Facebook Saturday morning with the caption, “Check out what we found this morning.” The photos showed two people asleep in the front seats of a marked Richmond police cruiser. […]

  • Strange sea creatures leave teen’s legs bloody after swim

    If Jaws left you fearful of going into the water, this story about a much, much smaller predator may only reinforce your fright. The Australian Associated Press reports on the case of Sam Kanizay, a Melbourne 16-year-old who spent about a half-hour soaking his legs, sore from sports, at Dendy Street Beach in Brighton on Saturday. He emerged with his legs dripping in blood. “As soon as we wiped [his legs] down, they kept bleeding,” Sam’s father, Jarrod Kanizay, tells the AAP. (Very graphic […]

  • Average mom works equivalent of two full-time jobs, study says

    The average mom works the equivalent of two full-time jobs per week, according to a new study commissioned by Welch’s. The study revealed that if you add up the time the average working mom spends at her paid position and her work at home, it totals 98 hours per week, Working Mother reports. That’s more than two full-time jobs – a 14-hour shift per day. The study also found that working moms still take on the bulk of household chores, especially […]

  • Man has entire student loan debt erased thanks to trivia game app

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana man had his entire student loan debt balance erased, all thanks to a free trivia game, according to WXIN. Jordan Shelton,  a 2014 graduate of Manhattan Christian College in Kansas, couldn’t believe it when he found out his $33,407 in debt was taken care of. “Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine my loans being paid off by playing a free trivia game!” said Shelton. “At CMF International, I recruit, encourage and equip interns for […]

  • Video shows angry customers trash Florida Chick-fil-A over chicken nuggets

    WARNING: Some of the footage contains explicit language. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A group of angry customers trashed a Chick-fil-A after a disagreement over chicken nuggets, WJXT reports. The incident happened Monday evening at a Jacksonville, Florida restaurant. Allison Music walked into the restaurant and noticed two males arguing with employees. “The teenage boy was arguing with them about his chicken nuggets and getting his refund back. They refunded his money, but I guess he lied to his sister and said they […]

  • Parents of newborn twins die within days of each other

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A pair of newborn twins and their one-year-old sister are orphans after both parents died within days of each other. The children’s father, 26-year-old Jevaughn Suckoo, was fatally shot on July 11 at the apartment complex where he lived with 27-year-old Stephanie Caceres The Palm Beach Post reports. On July 14, Caceres gave birth to the twins, Jevaughn Jr. and Lailah. She developed an infection from the C-section and died on July 27 — the same […]

  • Possible record-breaking mushroom found in Utah

    KAMAS, Utah — A Utah man is showing off his record breaking find: the biggest mushroom in Utah history. Volker Ritzinger calls himself the mushroom king, a third-generation mushroom hunter from Austria. He says when he found a 15 inch tall mushroom weighing five and a half pounds in the Uinta Mountains, he knew he found a winner. “I let out this burst of scream and I’m like screaming and it’s all on video you know, and I saw this […]

  • Mom dies after botched buttock augmentation in Manhattan apartment, family says

    MANHATTAN — An investigation is underway after a mother died following a botched buttock augmentation inside a Manhattan apartment, according to her family and multiple reports. Latesha Bynum, of Harlem, died days before her 32nd birthday following an “occurrence” on July 15th, police said Tuesday. Police are investigating Bynum’s death as they wait for the medical examiner to determine the official cause. The “occurrence” was a botched buttock lift that included Bynum receiving silicone injections from a person claiming to […]