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  • ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ to pit show’s three top winners against each other

    The three top winners in “Jeopardy!” history are set to compete against each other during a prime time event on ABC in January. It was announced Monday that “Jeopardy” alums Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer will vie for the title as top champ of the champs on the popular game show. They will compete in a series of matches. The first competitor to win three matches will receive $1 million and the title of “Jeopardy! The Greatest of […]

  • Cat food sold nationwide recalled over potential risks to pets and humans

    [protected-iframe id=”a951be55931619884ee3c07126ae1283-29519479-31197044″ info=”” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” webkitallowfullscreen=”” mozallowfullscreen=”” allowfullscreen=””] A Utah company is recalling two-pound frozen bags of Quest beef cat food sold nationwide over fears it may be contaminated with salmonella. “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” the US Food and Drug Administration said this […]

  • Two Arkansas chemistry professors arrested for allegedly making meth

    Two Arkansas chemistry professors have been arrested and accused of making methamphetamine, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. And no, neither of them is named Walter White. Terry David Bateman, 45, and Bradley Allen Rowland, 40, both associate professors of chemistry at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, were taken into custody Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s department said in a news release. They face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia. A university science center was closed October […]

  • ‘Secret Sister’ holiday gift exchange scam is back

    Now that the holidays are here, so are social media posts about a gift exchange that promises you’ll get between 6 and 36 gifts if you participate. Don’t fall for it — it’s a scam! The same scam surfaced in previous years, too. The so-called “secret sister” gift exchange has circulated widely on Facebook, Reddit and various forums, according to Snopes.  The posts often promise participants 36 gifts in exchange for one present valued at $10. Snopes pointed out that, despite […]

  • Florida couple gives birth to boy thanks to ‘Win a Baby’ IVF contest

    A “Win a Baby” contest hosted by a Florida radio station helped turn one couple into parents. The contest, which was hosted by Florida’s B103.9 in November 2017, offered one woman the chance to receive a free round of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and all the medication needed. The sweepstakes called for videos from women explaining why they’d be a great mom, the radio station said in a blog post Saturday. The winners of the contest in 2017 were Krista and […]

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    Taco Bell wants you to take its tacos, stick ’em in a blender, and serve them as bisque this Thanksgiving

    For years, Thanksgiving feasts have featured bland roast turkeys, canned cranberry sauce and boxed stuffing mix. Thanks to Taco Bell, these painfully generic holiday dishes will plague American families no longer. Instead, the food chain wants you to serve blended Taco Bell Rolled Chicken Tacos at your traditional holiday dinner. Taco Bell headquarters hosts an annual Friendsgiving dinner for its employees, where every dish features an innovative Taco Bell spin. Past delicacies have included nacho fries au gratin (?) and […]

  • Woman caught with 9 pounds of marijuana inside fake baby bump

    ARGENTINA (WJW) – A woman was arrested in Argentina after border officers say she had a fake baby bump filled with 9 pounds of pot. The woman was searched after a man she was traveling with from Chile into Argentina was caught with marijuana in his bag. ¡NARCO EMBARAZO! Fabricó una panza con engrudo, escondió 15 paquetes de marihuana y simulando un embarazo, intentó trasladarla de #Mendoza a #SantaCruz. En un control de @gendarmeria detuvimos a la falsa embarazada y […]

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    ‘Let the baby die’ signs target family with baby battling rare birth disorders

    [protected-iframe id=”62d2537471d2374c5a04d2a56794965b-29519738-31197044″ info=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] TOLEDO, Ohio (WJW) – A family whose baby is battling two rare birth disorders have been targeted with signs telling them to “let the baby die.” WTVG reports that KC Ahlers first posted six signs around the Franklin Park Mall sharing about his son, RJ’s, disorders and how people could help by donating. Last week, someone posted signs by three of them that said: “Stop asking for money. Let the baby die. It’s […]

  • Girl denied school photos because of her hair gets magazine-worthy shoot with photographer

    JACKSON, Mich. — An 8-year-old girl who felt “singled out” after being blocked from school photos because of her hairstyle got a confidence-building boost from a Chicago photographer last week. Marian Scott told WILX she cried after she was told that she couldn’t get her photo taken at Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson, MI last month because the red extensions in her hair violated school policy. The school’s handbook says students’ hair color must be “of natural tones” to get […]

  • The story behind the first batch of cookies in space and the first zero-gravity oven

    It’s science rule #1: Don’t eat your experiments. Typically, this is good advice, but for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, tasked with baking the first batch of cookies in space, it may be tough to follow. And understandably so. For the last year and a half, husband and wife duo Ian and Jordana Fichtenbaum, founders of Zero G Kitchen, have been developing the first zero-gravity oven that could revolutionize space food and bring a taste of home to […]

  • Nine-year-old child genius to graduate university with electrical engineering degree

    A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor’s degree at the tender age of 9. Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) — a tough course even for students of an average graduate age. Described by staff as “simply extraordinary,” Laurent is on course to finish his degree in December. He then plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medicine degree, his […]

  • Meet the Colorado cellist who performs in trees

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – As he scrambles over rocks and branches near Horsetooth Mountain, Russick Smith scours the Fort Collins landscape for the perfect spot. He’s not searching for a photo or for a place to rest, but rather a venue for his next concert. As the sun dips below the horizon, he sets his eyes on a dead pine tree. A recent wildfire has left it stripped of its previous beauty. To Smith, it’s perfect. Setting up a small […]

  • Behold the Twinkies breakfast cereal you never knew you wanted

    More than six years after a Twinkies shortage gripped the United States, the sweet snack is stronger than ever and taking on new forms. Post is partnering with Hostess to turn the 90-year-old treat into a cereal that will be available nationwide in late December. The taste of Twinkies Cereal “replicates the distinctive taste and familiar oblong shape” of the snack cake, according to a press release. Josh Jans, Post’s brand manager of cereal partnerships, said the company conducted “multiple […]

  • Rare buck with three antlers photographed in Michigan

    MICHIGAN (WJW) – A photographer in Michigan captured images of a very unique deer: it has three antlers. Steve Lindberg is a former state representative from the Upper Peninsula. He’s also an amateur photographer who tries to post one nature-related photo a day to social media, The Detroit Free Press reports. He wrote on Facebook: “Five days before rifle season for Whitetail Deer and look who I get to see, along with his girlfriend. A three antlered, nine or twelve point […]

  • Man who had his Porsche stolen holds suspect at gunpoint

    ST. LOUIS – Andre Tunstall is part owner of Luxe Menswear on Washington Avenue in St. Louis’s Downtown West neighborhood. Tunstall said he’s worked hard for his money. When he realized someone stole his Porsche on Wednesday, he was desperate to find it. He posted a message on Facebook and within a few hours, a tipster sent a message indicating the vehicle was in an alley in the Baden neighborhood. Tunstall called St. Louis police, filed a report, and then […]

  • Wanted: 10,000 dogs for the largest-ever study on aging in canines

    On this we can all agree: The lifespan of a dog is far too short. The Dog Aging Project hopes to change that. Researchers are hoping to study a group of 10,000 dogs over the course of 10 years to see whether they can improve the life expectancy of canines and their overall quality of life. Dogs’ lives are six to 12 times shorter than that of humans, according to a study by the Frontiers in Veterinary Science. The researchers, which include teams […]

  • After Parkland, Saugus High students walked out to protest school shootings. Thursday, their school was the target

    A gunman opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning. It’s a reality many students there had been fighting to end. They joined the March For Our Lives movement. They held town halls with local leaders. Their California school developed an in-depth safety plan in case a day like today ever came. After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Saugus High students joined thousands in nationwide walkouts in March 2018, leaving their classrooms […]

  • Taylor Swift says she’s not being allowed to perform her early music for AMAs

    Losing the rights to her early music catalog continues to cause trouble, trouble, trouble for singer Taylor Swift. Swift on Thursday claimed an ongoing dispute with her former music label has presented a new roadblock as she is being told she cannot perform many songs from her past at the upcoming American Music Awards or use it in a forthcoming Netflix documentary about her life, which has been in production for several years. Swift’s disclosure of this latest rights issue […]

  • FDA warns Dollar Tree about selling ‘potentially unsafe drugs’

    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Dollar Tree for receiving over-the-counter drugs produced by foreign manufacturers that have been found to be adulterated, including acne treatment pads and Assured brand drugs. The letter — sent earlier this month to Greenbrier International Inc., which does business as Dollar Tree — describes Dollar Tree’s receipt of adulterated drugs from manufacturers and suppliers that had received separate FDA warning letters last year and were placed on “import […]

  • CLEVELAND, OHIO - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers fights with defensive end Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Steelers 21-7. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

    Brawl featuring violent helmet swing, blow to head mars end of Thursday Night Football

    CLEVELAND (WJW) – Cleveland’s Myles Garrett was ejected from Thursday night’s home game against the Steelers after getting in a fight with several Pittsburgh players. — Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) November 15, 2019 With 8 seconds left to play Garrett hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph. Rudolph then tried to take Garrett’s helmet off, but was unsuccessful.  Garrett then ripped Rudolph’s off and swung at his head repeatedly, knocking him down. Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey then attacked Garrett. Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi […]

  • Doctors removed a tumor the size of a soccer ball from a man’s neck

    The New Jersey man had just one option to get rid of the massive tumor that had been growing on his neck and was now threatening his life: Remove it. But its placement made that a risky endeavor. Milton Wingert, 81, had been to several physicians to see the tumor over the past six months, but most were concerned about what it would take to remove the growth. Then Wingert turned to Dr. Nazir Khan, a head and neck surgeon […]

  • Chicago bar installs over 70 Big Mouth Billy Bass to sing popular songs in unison

    CHICAGO — Remember the Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish that was so popular back in the 90s? Well, a bar in Chicago now has more than 70 of them hanging on a wall singing popular songs in unison. Ashley Albert, a co-owner of the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, said coming up with the idea and finding the fish was one thing; choreographing the fish was another. Albert brought in Adam Lassy, a partner of design group Studio Quasi in […]

  • Walmart drops 2019 Black Friday ad for holiday shoppers

    Walmart released its 37-page Black Friday circular Thursday, two weeks before Thanksgiving. The retailer plans to be open on Thanksgiving with its Black Friday deals available starting at 6 p.m. in its stores. The discounts will also be available online starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. All of the deals can be found at As with most retailers, there are some big discounts on electronics. Perhaps the biggest is a 40″ Onn 2K Smart TV for $98 […]

  • ‘I ran to the school’: Parents make emotional reunion with students after school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — After learning about the deadly shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday morning, parents rushed to the Santa Clarita campus as fast as they could. Students said they started hearing shots just as classes were about to start at 7:50 a.m. One mother said she got a text from her daughter while getting ready to go to work. “My daughter Sara told me, ‘Mom, I’m so scared. I love you guys so much. Please come, please come,'” she […]

  • Watch a giant whale cruise through a group of California surfers

    SAN DIEGO (KSWB) – A group of surfers got a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a gray whale at an Orange County beach this week. About two-dozen surfers were hanging out between sets at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point when the whale calmly made its way through the lineup. The encounter was caught on drone video. Experts said the whale appeared to be young and healthy, adding its not uncommon for them to stick close to shore in more shallow water […]

  • Rush-hour traffic lumbers along the I-5 Freeway on Aug. 31, 2006, in San Diego. (Credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

    Southern California residents can now fly over rush-hour traffic for $1,250 per month

    Starting in January, Southern California residents with a long commute can choose to ditch the traffic a CARLSBAD, Ca. – Starting in January, San Diegans with a long commute can choose to ditch the traffic and fly to work thanks to a start-up service co-founded by a UC San Diego graduate. FLOAT, which stands for Fly Over All Traffic, is a commuter air service that will operate a fleet of nine-passenger planes at small airports throughout Southern California. Like van […]

  • Cows swept away by floodwaters during Hurricane Dorian found alive on an island four miles away

    Three cows separated from their herd and swept away by Hurricane Dorian have been found miles from home in a national seashore park, a spokesman said. Dorian brought fierce winds, destructive tornadoes and heavy rain to North Carolina in September when it made landfall in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. During the storm, wild horses and cows were carried away by floodwaters from Cedar Island. Dozens of horses were swept to their deaths. The cows were missing until they were discovered around four […]

  • ‘Somebody help me!’ Doorbell camera captures woman’s terrified screams from passing car

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Eerie doorbell camera footage that captured a distressed woman’s pleas for help from a passing vehicle has prompted an investigation by police in Los Angeles, according to KTLA. A possible kidnapping was reported in the 3800 block of Third Avenue at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, but officers who responded couldn’t find any evidence of a crime, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez. But in Ring video from a home on the block, a woman […]

  • Newborn babies at a Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as Mr. Rogers for World Kindness Day

    You know its a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you’re surrounded by cute, snuggly babies. Babies in cardigans, to be exact. In celebration of World Kindness Day, Allegheny Health Network’s West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh dressed up their newborns in cardigans and ties. “In Pittsburgh, we are also celebrating Cardigan Day, in honor of Pittsburgher Fred Rogers, who modeled kindness and compassion to children,” Stephanie Waite, a spokesperson for the Allegheny Health Network, told CNN. The adorable costumes were […]

  • Narwhal the ‘unicorn puppy’ is happy and healthy, shelter says

    JACKSON, Mo. – A puppy saved by a Missouri dog rescue organization is going viral over the extra tail he has on his face. Mac’s Mission specializes in helping homeless dogs have a birth defect, are injured or abused. They posted this update about the Narwhal the puppy to their Facebook page today: “The million dollar question about Narwhals extra tail on his face. Is it connected and does it wag? The extra tail is not connected to anything and […]

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