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  • Brexit failure forces British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation, finally bowing to intense political pressure over the failure to deliver her signature policy — Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. May said Friday she would quit as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, but would stay on as Prime Minister until a successor is chosen. May was forced into making the announcement after losing the support of her Cabinet, many of whom were fed up with the ongoing […]

  • A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

    A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s family to make sure this is a learning experience, WMBD reported. The greater flamingo exhibit at the zoo opened in June 2016, according to the city of Bloomington. […]

  • Sisters sell lemonade to pay off classmates’ school lunch debt

    DAVIDSON COUNTY. N.C. – Two young girls are hoping to make a difference in their classmates’ lives with a lemonade stand. Sisters Hailey and Hannah Hager spent the weekend squeezing and serving lemonade to raise money for their peers at Southwood Elementary in Lexington. Student lunch debt at the school is up to $3,100. “There’s one family that owes $800,” Erin Hager, the girls’mom, told WGHP. “I don’t know how many years’ worth that is, but it’s a big deal.” […]

  • A couple heard buzzing in their bedroom; the culprits turned out to be 80,000 bees

    Bee populations are under threat around the world, but one house in Spain apparently provided the perfect conditions for a huge hive. A couple in the historic southern city of Granada, in Andalusia, had been troubled by a strange buzzing noise in their house for some time — and when things got so bad they couldn’t sleep at night, they decided to take action. Beekeeper Sergio Guerrero told CNN the couple had first noticed bees at their property around a […]

  • Little Caesars testing out an “Impossible” pizza

    Little Caesars is joining the plant-based protein trend with a pizza topped with non-meat sausage. The pizza chain said Monday that it is testing out the Impossible Supreme pizza — topped with a meatless sausage made by Impossible Foods — in Florida, New Mexico and Washington state. Consumers are increasingly interested in eating plant-based protein for health and environmental reasons, and the market for meat-like, but meatless, protein is growing. By 2023, the US meat-substitute retail market could reach $2.5 billion, compared to $1.4 billion last […]

  • 58-year-old rookie on Memphis Police force finally fulfilling his dream

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ever since he was a kid, Don Brown knew he wanted to be a police officer. He had always worked out, and knew he could do the physical part of being an officer, the academic work, and he knew how to shoot. After talking with someone at the police academy, he discovered the Memphis Police Department would take him, as long as he could pass the tests — even at the age of 58. That’s right. When […]

  • High school administrators suspended after senior prank runs afowl

    SUNBURY, Pa. – A high school principal, vice principal, and senior advisor are all suspended from a district in Northumberland County because of a high school prank gone wrong. Seniors at Shikellamy High School unleashed a dozen chickens inside the school – and it didn’t turn out well. The senior prank has been a tradition at the school for nearly 40 years but never before has a prank resulted in the suspension of three high school administrators. Flipped desks, toilet […]

  • 8-year-old reporter makes splash with over-the-top ‘breaking news’ class assignment

    NEW YORK CITY – Meet Jericho Jose, a second grader who loves to cook, enjoys math and as it turns out, has a knack for TV news. It was a video project where Jericho took on the role of a TV reporter for a class assignment on the Northern Cardinal that wowed classmates and faculty at Success Academy Hudson Yards. It also caught the eyes of the team at WPIX. “It’s great to see a scholar and a family work […]

  • Police in Illinois warn residents about ‘zombie racoons’

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. — Police in west suburban Riverside issued a warning to pet owners about “zombie raccoons” in the area that have tested positive for distemper. The animals are called “zombie raccoons” because when they have the disease, they sometimes walk on their back legs, stagger and bare their teeth. There has been a spike in the number of confirmed cases in the Riverside area. The police chief issued a warning to pet owners after three raccoons tested positive and […]

  • Man arrested in deadly machete attack on Appalachian Trail

    WYTHE COUNTY, Va. — A Massachusetts man faces a federal murder charge after he allegedly attacked two hikers on the Appalachian Trail, leaving one of them dead, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. James Jordan, 30, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with the intent to murder, the US Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Charges will be formally filed in US District Court […]

  • Nearly 300 teachers in Jersey City receive layoff notices during Teacher Appreciation Week

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The last thing a teacher wants to get during Teacher Appreciation Week is a pink slip, but that’s what 272 non-tenured teachers in Jersey City received this week. “Giving the teachers a pink slip in [Teacher] Appreciation Week? I don’t think that’s the right way to go,” Jersey City parent Shaheen Yadav told WPIX. Parents at PS 16, Bradford Elementary School in Jersey City, are upset that 25% of their non-tenured teachers got layoff notices this […]

  • Meghan and Harry reveal “Baby Sussex” to the world

    The world finally has its first glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan’s newborn son. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared in front of selected media behind closed doors on Wednesday, cradling their first child, who was born at 5:26 a.m. Monday morning, weighing 7lbs 3oz. Queen Elizabeth II was expected to meet her new great-grandchild and his parents on Wednesday, a source familiar with the plans said. The source asked not to be named discussing the family’s private lives. Meghan […]

  • No prison time for woman who tried to drown newborn in McDonald’s toilet

    REDWOOD CITY, California – A 27-year-old Redwood City woman won’t serve any time in prison for holding her newborn baby facedown in a toilet moments after giving birth at a McDonald’s restaurant restroom more than a year and a half ago, prosecutors said. On Friday, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Garratt placed Sarah Jane Lockner on four years of supervised probation. Lockner was also ordered to complete parenting classes. Lockner was originally charged with attempted murder, but she […]

  • ‘The Situation’ of MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ posts to Instagram while in prison for tax fraud

    “Jersey Shore” cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is in the middle of an eight-month sentence in federal prison for tax fraud, but it isn’t stopping him from posting pictures to his Instagram. He posted in Instagram shots with his wife and with two of his Jersey Shore castmates, Vinny Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D. “Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do,” he captioned the pictures. View this post on Instagram Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do 💪🏼 #FreeSitch […]

  • How one comedian’s battle with postpartum depression turned laughs into legislation

    Los Angeles-based comedian Angelina Spicer is not only using her experience with postpartum depression (PPD) to make audiences laugh, but also to create a fundamental change in how the illness is perceived in society. “I didn’t even know that black women could get postpartum depression,” Spicer said. “Number one as a black woman, you’re not socially given the permission to just stop and cry.  Like we want to do that so badly.” It was when she couldn’t be funny anymore […]

  • Three deer crash college baseball game in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – There were three extra outfielders during Case Western Reserve University’s baseball game on Saturday. In the bottom of the first against Brandeis University, a trio of deer hopped the fence at Nobby’s Ballpark in Cleveland. The animals trotted across to left field, where players opened a gate. But the group opted to go back across to the right field fence to make an exit. It was all caught on video and posted to the university’s athletic department’s YouTube […]

  • Vietnam veteran finally allowed to hoist flag after 20-year legal battle

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – At the end of Henrico’s Alor Court, Richard Oulton’s pride and joy stands twenty-five feet tall. “This is my new flagpole. I just put it in a few weeks ago,” Richard told WTVR. “The time was right and here it is. It’s the way I can fly my flag. I can’t fly my flag without it.” The flag is part of a DIY project that’s taken twenty years, headaches and heartache. “I was immediately told that […]

  • Intruder caught taking a nap in the Governor’s mansion in Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La. — How did an intruder manage to get into the Governor’s Mansion and make himself at home? Louisiana State Police have released a statement saying the agency is “evaluating security procedures for potential areas of improvement.” According to arrest records and WBRZ, an officer from the Department of Public Safety was sent to the Mansion shortly before 6 a.m on April 17th. The question of who requested the officer is unknown– whether it was Governor John Bel […]

  • Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction. He used the cash to go on a binge — and died

    Jennifer Alba sifts through the boxes of photographs and documents. It’s a collection of what once was, and what her life has become. A mother sorting through pain. There’s her son, Joseph, as an infant, smiling, dressed in a onesie with his bright blue eyes matching the blue backdrop. He was her firstborn, a gift who came into her life when she was just 17. Not too far away lies the document from a middle school recommending that he be […]

  • Woman crashes ex-boyfriend’s wedding wearing bridal gown of her own

    CHINA – A video has gone viral after a  woman took the words “speak now or forever hold your peace” a bit too literally and crashed her ex’s wedding wearing her own bridal gown. According to the New Zealand Herald, the woman stormed into the wedding ceremony right as the groom was about to kiss his bride. Video shows the woman emotionally yelling at the groom as she tries to convince him not to get married.  The woman even got […]

  • ‘I looked hideous!’: Botched microblading procedure leaves Kansas City woman with ‘crazy brows’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A warning to anyone considering microblading: make sure the person touching your eyebrows knows what they’re doing. Jami Ledbetter was born without eyebrows, so she was excited when her daughters bought her a Groupon to have them microbladed in November. However, that excitement soon turned to horror when she looked in the mirror. “I would never wish this on my worst enemy,” the 42-year-old told WDAF. “What it’s done to my self-confidence, it’s been hard.” The […]

  • New York City restaurant marketing ‘clean’ Chinese food stirs controversy

    NEW YORK CITY – It hasn’t even been open for a week, but a new Chinese restaurant in Manhattan is at the center of a firestorm. Lucky Lee’s, the brainchild of nutritionist Arielle Haspel, is being marketed as “clean” Chinese food, which critics say has implications that demean American-Chinese cuisine. Social media posts from the restaurant quoting someone saying “I wish there was a place to get healthy Chinese food,” are meant to highlight Haspel’s additive, gluten, MSG and wheat-free […]

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Instagram account shatters world record

    LONDON — Less than 48 hours after the new Instagram account for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went live, it’s already breaking records. According to a tweet from the Guinness World Records, the royal couple earned one million followers in less than six hours. Harry and Meghan have put @instagram in a spin with their new official account, gaining one million followers in just 5 hrs and 45 mins 👏⏱ https://t.co/manigokiw5 — GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 3, 2019 Since the account […]

  • New bill in Colorado will set an age minimum for a marriage license

    DENVER —  More than 4,900 minors have requested a marriage license in Colorado since 2000. Out of those requests, 127 involved a bride or groom aged 15 years or younger and 10 came from Coloradans under the age of 13. Minimum age restrictions for marriage vary from state to state. Colorado is one of a handful of states that allow marriages at any age. A marriage between teenagers aged 15 years and younger must be approved by both a judge […]

  • Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max pilots followed expected procedures before crash, aviation officials say

    Pilots flying Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 repeatedly performed all of the aircraft manufacturer’s procedures, but could not control the Boeing 737 Max 8 before it crashed, killing all 157 people aboard, Ethiopian officials said Thursday. The findings, part of a preliminary report on the tragedy by the Ethiopian Transport Ministry, do not attribute blame for last month’s crash but are likely to pile pressure on Boeing. The disaster was the second such crash of a Max 8 jet in less […]

  • Troubling video shows woman throwing child on mat in North Carolina day care

    ASHEBORO, N.C. – Cellphone video captured a troubling situation inside of a North Carolina day care. An employee was caught throwing a child onto a mat. That employee, Joy Branning, is now charged with misdemeanor child abuse. A state investigator was at the Children’s Center of Asheboro all day Tuesday, according to WGHP. The facility does have a five-star license according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In the video sent to WGHP by an employee, […]

  • Burger King is testing out an Impossible Whopper

    Burger King has a plan to bring in new customers and encourage existing ones to buy more often: Vegetarian Whoppers. The burger chain announced on Monday that it is testing out Impossible Whoppers, made with plant-based patties from Impossible Foods, in 59 locations in and around St. Louis. If all goes well, Burger King will roll out the Impossible Whopper nationally. With the Impossible Whopper, Burger King hopes to “give somebody who wants to eat a burger every day, but […]

  • It’s been 5 days since a 5th grader died after a classroom fight. Her father still hasn’t been told what happened

    The father of a South Carolina fifth-grader who died last week after a fight at her elementary school is demanding answers over his daughter’s death. Ten-year-old Raniya Wright died Wednesday, two days after suffering injuries when a fight broke out in her a classroom at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro, South Carolina, about an hour’s drive west of Charleston. Authorities have not released details of her injuries or specified how they were sustained. Wright’s father, Jermaine Van Dyke will […]

  • Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussel killed in LA shooting

    Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting outside the artist’s store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at a clothing store in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue at around 3:25 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez said. The 33-year-old rapper was shot multiple times and transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, […]

  • R. Kelly to appear in court on Monday as he tries to come up with bail money

    CHICAGO — R. Kelly is slated to appear in court Monday on allegations he sexually abused a woman and three girls over the course of 12 years. Kelly, 52, was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A Cook County judge Saturday set bail at $1 million, calling the accusations against Kelly “disturbing.” Kelly would need to post $100,000, or 10 percent of the total bail amount, to go free. Defense attorney Steve Greenberg said Kelly “really […]

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