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  • The most photographed tourist attraction in Perth, Australia isn't a monument, public artwork or UNESCO site. (Getty Images)

    Perth spends $278,000 on public toilet for Instagrammers

    The most photographed tourist attraction in Perth, Australia isn’t a monument, public artwork or UNESCO site. It’s the Crawley Edge Boat Shed, a bright blue wooden house that many locals drive past several times a day without noticing. But thanks to its popularity on Instagram, this little blue shed has become a major local issue, with the state of Western Australia spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to install a public toilet nearby to accommodate the many tourists who flock […]

  • New York would become first state to fully decriminalize sex work under new bill

    NEW YORK – A new bill introduced to state lawmakers Monday seeks to fully legalize sex work and eliminate prior criminal records related to most sex work charges. If passed, it would make New York the first state to fully decriminalize sex work, according to WPIX. The bill was introduced in the New York Senate by Senators Jessica Ramos and Julia Salazar, while advocacy group Decrim NY, who helped write the bill, introduced the legislation at the New York State […]

  • Jaws drop as circus ditches live animals for holograms

    Go to the Circus Roncalli, and you’ll see animals—like a floating ring of horses and an oversized goldfish swimming right by. Sound unreal? You’re right. The German production uses 3-D holograms at a time when activists and governments are cracking down on cruelty to animals in circuses, the Smithsonian reports. Roncalli founder Bernhard Paul says he got the idea while watching Justin Timberlake sing beside a hologram of Prince (who was deceased) in the 2018 Super Bowl half-time show, per the BBC. Fifteen […]

  • Motorcyclist killed by a bolt of lightning on Florida highway

    A man was killed after he was struck by lightning while riding his motorcycle in northeast Florida. The 45-year-old man was traveling south on Interstate 95 around 2 p.m. Sunday when he was struck, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Lightning shattered the cyclist’s helmet, officials said. He swerved into the median and was thrown from the vehicle. Authorities haven’t identified the man, from Charlotte, North Carolina. He died at the scene. The department tweeted a photo of the man’s helmet, […]

  • Neighbors tackle alleged burglar trying to break into cars

    MILWAUKEE – An alleged burglar targeting vehicles in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood was tackled by fed up residents Sunday afternoon. Neighbors called vehicle break-ins and burglaries an ongoing problem. When a woman spotted two men breaking into vehicles Sunday afternoon, she and others jumped into action. “Whose car was he getting into just now?” a neighbor asked in video from the scene. “They were looking at all of ours,” a neighbor replied in the video. With a man on the ground, […]

  • Lobster-stealing seagull photobombs tourist’s Maine excursion

    Alicia Jessop only had two things on her mind when she got to Maine – eating lobster and seeing a lighthouse. Instead, she got more than she planned for when a seagull swooped in, stole her lunch and gave her the ultimate Instagram picture. The Pepperdine sports law professor says although she’s been to 14 countries and over 40 states, she still had a few east coast states to tick off her bucket list. A work trip to Vermont proved […]

  • Skateboarding brand Vans has just dropped its Harry Potter collection, proving that even 12 years after the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," J.K. Rowling's final novel in the series, the magical franchise still has legs.

    Vans unveils Harry Potter sneaker collection

    Skateboarding brand Vans has just dropped its Harry Potter collection, proving that even 12 years after the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” J.K. Rowling’s final novel in the series, the magical franchise still has legs. The collection, released on Friday, includes footwear, clothing and accessories inspired by and named after the four houses from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is available to buy in Europe and the US. The shoe company teased that the collaboration […]

  • She took Jay-Z’s drink order. Then came the death threats

    Cyberbullying over a citrus slice? That’s what Nicole Curran is claiming after an incident at an NBA Finals game Wednesday that she says led to death threats and the deletion of her Instagram account. ESPN reports that Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, had been seated courtside in Oracle Arena during the team’s game against the Toronto Raptors, right next to none other than Beyonce and Jay-Z. A video clip of Curran leaning over Beyonce to talk […]

  • Lesbian couple viciously beaten in homophobic attack on London bus

    Police are calling for witnesses after two women were beaten and robbed in a homophobic attack on a London bus. One of the victims, Melania Geymonat, posted a photo on Facebook of herself and her girlfriend, Chris, covered in blood, along with a detailed account of the assault in English and Spanish. The incident happened in the early hours of on May 30 on a night bus in Camden, north London. “As they sat on the top deck they were […]

  • Abandoned fawn plucked from Missouri floodwaters

    ELSBERRY, Mo. – A fawn fighting rising floodwater in Elsberry, Missouri, called out for help. Fortunately, avid outdoorsman Dustin Dickey was nearby in his boat. “Had we been about another hour, she’d been dead,” he told KTVI. Dickey barely saw the fawn marooned in water that was at least four feet deep. “As we got closer to her she just started bleating and bleating and finally I could just see a head sticking right above the corn stalks,” he said. […]

  • Four teens rush into burning home, saving life of 90-year-old neighbor

    SAPULPA, Okla. – Four Oklahoma teens had planned to spend the evening hanging out together. They had no idea that by the time the night would end, they would be running into a burning house to save the life of a 90-year-old neighbor. Last month, Dylan Wick, Seth Byrd, Nick Byrd and Wyatt Hall – all between 14 and 17 years old – were at Hall’s home in Sapulpa, outside Tulsa, when they first noticed the smell of burning rubber. […]

  • Operation Meltdown: 46 ice cream trucks seized in New York City scofflaw crackdown

    Shell corporations, millions in fines, and a sting operation in New York City. It’s not a noir film; it’s a crackdown on ice cream trucks. The city began seizing 46 ice cream trucks Wednesday in “Operation Meltdown” after operators violated traffic laws and then evaded fines for nearly a decade, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news release. As the operators were handing out popsicles from 2009 to 2017 they also were racking up 22,000 summonses and nearly $4.5 […]

  • You can see Jupiter and its largest moons with just your binoculars this month

    For space lovers around the world, the month of June is set to be stellar: Jupiter will be clearly visible, and those wanting to catch a glimpse of its moons will only need a pair of binoculars. NASA has said that Jupiter “is at its biggest and brightest this month,” and can be observed in detail with only a minimum of equipment. “The solar system’s largest planet is a brilliant jewel to the naked eye, but looks fantastic through binoculars […]

  • Teen’s obituary pleads for kindness, calls out bullies

    PERU, Iowa – “To the bullies out there who succeeded in making Dan feel worthless, he wasn’t.” Those are the words printed out in Dan James Richards’ obituary. At 16-years-old, he took his own life last week. “He didn’t have a mean bone in his body,” the obituary went on to say. Just days away from his 17th birthday, Dan was the ideal teenager, one who rarely argued, and was involved in choir, chess, and football. “He was always smiling and […]

  • ‘Baby Shark’ is being turned into an animated series, doo doo doo doo doo doo

    YouTube sensation “Baby Shark” (an earworm curse to parents everywhere), is being developed into an animated series for Nickelodeon, a rep for the network told CNN. Nickelodeon will team up with SmartStudy, the company behind Pinkfong, the Korean entertainment brand which created the song, to develop the original series for pre-schoolers. The song became a breakout sensation when it launched on YouTube in November 2015. To date, it has amassed nearly 3 billion YouTube views and recorded a 20-week-streak on […]

  • Colorado firefighters pull 3-foot snake from driver’s car

    FOXFIELD, Colo. – A driver in Arapahoe County got quite the surprise when firefighters say a snake popped out from under the hood. South Metro Fire Rescue says the woman was driving when she saw the snake pop out from the grille. According to SMFR, she tried using the heat, the air conditioning and driving faster to get the snake to drop out of the engine compartment. None of it worked. “They came to us at Station 42 off of […]

  • Central Park 5 prosecutor resigns from nonprofits after Netflix series backlash

    Author and former prosecutor Linda Fairstein – facing a swarm of controversy over a Netflix series that examines a wrongful conviction in a high-profile rape case – has resigned as a trustee of her alma mater. Fairstein resigned as a member of the board of trustees of Vassar College, from which she graduated in 1969, the college in Poughkeepsie, New York, said Tuesday. The Netflix limited series “When They See Us” dramatizes the story of five teenage boys of color who […]

  • Mayor caught killing raccoon with shovel defends himself

    For the second time in a month, a raccoon’s death has gone viral. This time, it was the mayor of Atmore, Ala., who was caught on video beating a raccoon to death with a shovel, then using the shovel to push its body away from the road. Jim Staff was on vacation in Gulf Shores at the time, and the woman who recorded the incident posted it on Facebook. Locals were outraged, saying the raccoon is friendly and was on the side […]

  • Abused and shot dog gets second chance at life as taco-eating internet sensation

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Three years ago an abused pit bull broke through a door to escape an abandoned home, only to be shot in the face when he made it out of the house. Now, that dog is living its best life – and has an Instagram following of tens of thousands. Lucky the dog is giving people something to taco-bout. Lucky is turning five, but just a couple years ago he wasn’t doing well. In 2016, Lucky was abandoned […]

  • Reboot of 1980s sitcom ‘Punky Brewster’ in the works

    “Punky Brewster” could be the latest sitcom hoping for a comeback. Universal Content Productions is in development on a sequel to the 1980s sitcom that starred Soleil Moon Frye as a young girl in foster care. Frye is attached to reprise her role for the show should it make a return to television. She is also set to executive produce alongside show creator David Ducion. The series would be written by Steve and Jim Armogida (“School of Rock”). “Punky Brewster” […]

  • Video shows calves being brutally abused, tortured at Indiana farm

    **Warning: Video below contains graphic content of animal abuse that may be disturbing to most viewers FAIR OAKS, Ind. – The owner of a farm in Northwest Indiana is apologizing after an undercover video shows farm employees abusing dairy cows. The graphic video began circulating Tuesday and outrage has been spreading since. There was an immediate response from the founder of Fair Oaks Farms, who made clear that the abusive employees seen in the footage have all been fired. The […]

  • Woman died days before Maryland couple at same Dominican Republic hotel

    Five days before a Maryland couple was found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic, a Pennsylvania woman collapsed and died at the same resort shortly after she checked in, a family spokesman says. Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, had just checked in on May 25 and enjoyed a drink from the minibar at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana, family spokesman Jay McDonald told CNN affiliate WFMZ. She was with her husband, Dan Werner, at […]

  • Rainbow flag flying from a building on Manhattan's West Side, seen from the High Line Park, near Chelsea. (Getty Images)

    Tennessee prosecutor: Gay people not entitled to domestic violence protections

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A newly discovered video shows a Middle Tennessee prosecutor boasting that, if gay people in his district end up being victims of domestic violence, they should not expect him to use the state’s domestic violence laws to protect them. That’s the same DA who has suggested Muslims don’t have any constitutional rights. The prosecutor, Craig Northcott of Coffee County, has faced intense scrutiny from activists ever since he was named special prosecutor three weeks ago to review […]

  • Bradley Jenkins

    Husband charged after wife’s phone recorded deadly fall from parking garage

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Police arrested an Illinois man whose wife died after falling in a St. Louis parking garage over the weekend. Officers were called to the parking garage around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, where they found 27-year-old Alissa Martin lying dead on a ramp, according to KTVI. Her husband, 30-year-old Bradley Jenkins, was straddling her body, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Jenkins told police he and Martin were married on May 22nd in Las Vegas. Both work for […]

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    Researchers find another disease carried by ticks

    Researchers have identified a new disease carried by a tick in Inner Mongolia. In the US alone, at least 16 diseases have been identified that ticks can pass on to humans, NPR reports. The discovery, disclosed in a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, means that we don’t really know how many diseases ticks carry. “We continue to discover new viruses,” says a Mayo Clinic researcher who was not involved in the study. The Inner Mongolia patient, a 42-year-old woman with […]

  • In honor of the 40th anniversary of "The Muppet Movie" the beloved film is returning to 700 movie theaters across the country for two days only.

    ‘The Muppet Movie’ returning to theaters for 40th anniversary

    Someday we’ll find it, the “Rainbow Connection,” back in theaters. Actually, that someday is July 25 and 30. In honor of the 40th anniversary of “The Muppet Movie” the beloved film is returning to 700 movie theaters across the country for two days only. The 1979 film marked the big screen debut of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the rest of the stars from television’s “The Muppet Show.” Some human celebs came along for the ride […]

  • Louisiana woman finds 6-foot alligator under her car

    KENNER, La. – A Louisiana woman  is grateful to still have her both her feet after she found a six foot alligator underneath her car. Karen Balamane said in a Facebook post that she received quite a shock when she backed out of her driveway on the afternoon of June 2nd and spotted the massive reptile. “He was taking shelter from the sun under my car and I didn’t realize he was there until I backed up,” Balamane wrote in […]

  • Softball team throws head-shaving party in support of teammate’s cancer fight

    CHANDLER, Ariz. – For the 7-year-old girl who usually spends her days on the softball field, the past two weeks have especially difficult as she spent her time somewhere else. “It felt good when I got out of the hospital,” said Leighton Accardo. Leighton plays for the Peaches softball team in Chandler, and was just diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Her family never saw it coming. “They discovered multiple masses throughout her abdomen, in her liver and on her lungs,” […]

  • Robert Joseph Kayat

    Florida man arrested after being caught on camera intentionally running over dog

    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Sunday night after he was caught on video running over a dog – on purpose. Robert Joseph Kayat, 29, is charged with felony animal cruelty, WESH reported. Video provided to authorities shows Kayat swerve at the dog before running it over. After the dog was hit, Kayat get out of his truck, kicked the animal and then drove away. You may have seen a disturbing video of a vehicle running […]

  • Family unhappy after Walmart graduation cake turns out to be Styrofoam

    PASADENA, Texas — A high school graduate was ready to celebrate her big day with cake — until she realized the cake was Stryofoam, KPRC reports. Marsy Flores said she wanted to give her daughter a great graduation day but her hopes to have a cake to celebrate the occasion quickly crumbled. “They can’t replace the moment that we lost,” she told KPRC. “It’s a special moment, and this is what we got for it, a Styrofoam cake. Not only […]

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