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  • Watch the shocking moment lightning struck a boat in Boston

    BOSTON – As powerful storms rolled through Massachusetts on Saturday, one person caught a moment of very bad luck for a boat owner. A passerby recorded a bolt of lightning striking the boat docked in South Boston in a video obtained by CNN affiliate WFXT. The owner wasn’t on the boat and no one was hurt. With thunderstorms rolling across Massachusetts and New England on Saturday, one person in South Boston caught the #shocking ⚡⚡ moment when lightning struck a nearby […]

  • Miami Dolphins’ Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car wreck

    MIAMI –  Kendrick Norton, a 22-year-old defensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, had an arm amputation after a car wreck early Thursday in Miami, his agent says. “With sadness, I can confirm that Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and suffered multiple injuries, including the amputation of his arm,” Norton’s agent, Malki Kawa, tweeted. “We ask that you continue to pray for him. His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick’s privacy.” The Florida Highway Patrol […]

  • An Alaskan brown bear family relaxed on the beach of Naknek Lake. (Getty Images)

    Baked Alaska: Anchorage was 90 degrees on July 4th

    Alaska’s heat wave continued through Independence Day, and in Anchorage, the temperatures shattered an all-time record. The temperature at the airport was 90 degrees Thursday, besting June 14, 1969, for the highest mark ever recorded in the city, according to the National Weather Service. Across south Alaska, the mercury was expected to rise to record or near-record levels on the nation’s 243rd birthday and continue at above-average levels through next week, the National Weather Service reports. Last month was the […]

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    ‘Teen Mom’ Amber Portwood arrested in domestic battery case

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was arrested on a domestic battery charge in Indianapolis Friday morning. According to the incident report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to her residence around 3:15 a.m. in response to a domestic disturbance. Portwood is charged with domestic battery in the presence of a child under 16, according to the incident report. The 29-year-old and her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, appeared on the show Teen Mom OG. Portwood has two […]

  • The epicenter of a magnitude 5.4 earthquake that struck north-northeast of Ridgecrest on July 5, 2019, is shown in a USGS map.

    New 5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes southern California

    A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled the Mojave Desert and was felt throughout Southern California early Friday morning. The quake struck at about 4:07 a.m. and centered about 9.7 miles west of Searles Valley, roughly 10.8 miles north-northeast of Ridgecrest, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Los Angeles Fire Department said all 106 fire station districts are out conducting strategic surveys, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in the city of L.A. This quake comes less than […]

  • He’s 100, she’s about to turn 103, and they just got married

    Newlyweds John and Phyllis Cook are celebrating their new lives together at their Ohio senior living facility. John is a World War II veteran who just turned 100, and Phyllis will turn 103 on August 8. Longevity runs in Phyllis Cook’s family; her mother lived to be 106. The couple went to the courthouse to get their marriage license last week and found out they could get married on the spot. “It wasn’t the plan, but we got here and […]

  • Arctic fox amazes scientists with 2,000-mile trek from Norway to Canada – in just 76 days

    A young female Arctic fox has shocked scientists by traveling over 2,175 miles from Norway to Canada in just 76 days. The journey took her from Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, which sits between mainland Norway and the North Pole, to Ellesmere Island, Canada, according to research published in the journal Polar Research. Scientists from Norway’s Polar Institute, which fitted the Arctic fox with a satellite transmitter, say it undertook one of the longest dispersal events – […]

  • WWII veteran who escaped Nazi prison train gets a surprise 175-mph ride in IndyCar

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The first time Tommy Mascari entered the Indianapolis Motor Speedway it was in the 1930s when he and his buddies would rush the fence as soon as the morning canon sounded on race day. “We used to wait until the bomb went off and there’d be about 25 bigger boys and we used to tear off and that’s when the wood fences were out here and we would drop ‘em and when the bomb went off everybody […]

  • Massive fire at Jim Beam facility may have destroyed 45,000 barrels of bourbon

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. — Crews are fighting a massive fire at a Jim Beam facility in Woodford County, Kentucky. The fire started around 11:30 p.m. at one warehouse and spread to another, according to WKYT, Fire crews were able to put out the flames at the second warehouse. Flames were still visible five hours after the fire ignited, and Woodford County Emergency Management believes the fight may continue into Wednesday night, according to WKYT. Emergency Management reported about 45,000 barrels of […]

  • Mom accused of killing son she tried to drown in 2008

    A California woman who tried to drown her 10-month-old son in 2008 murdered him 11 years later, long after she had regained custody, police say. After Sherri Renee Telnas told police in Montana she had tried to drown Jackson Telnas in a river, she spent less than a year in a state psychiatric hospital under a plea deal, the AP reports. She won custody of the boy in a 2010 divorce settlement, then reunited with the father in 2012 and had another […]

  • In this 2015 photo, two M1 Abrams are seen. A small number of M1 Abrams tanks and other armored vehicles will participate in President Donald Trump's July Fourth celebrations in Washington on Thursday, US defense officials have confirmed to CNN. Full credit: Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs/US Army

    Yes, there will be tanks at Trump’s Fourth of July event — but there’s a catch

    A small number of M1 Abrams tanks and other armored vehicles will participate in President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebrations in Washington on Thursday, U.S. defense officials have confirmed to CNN. However, they will not parade down Pennsylvania Avenue due to the need to protect roads and bridges. Trump later confirmed tanks would be present during remarks in the Oval Office. “I’m going to be here and I’m going to say a few words and we’re going to have planes […]

  • Nike cancels shoe featuring Betsy Ross version of American flag after Colin Kaepernick says it’s offensive

    Nike is canceling a sneaker that featured the “Betsy Ross” version of the American flag from the late 18th century. “Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured an old version of the American flag,” Nike said in a statement to CNN Business. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the athletic-wear company delivered the sneakers to retailers, but asked stores to return them to Nike after the company received […]

  • Father shot on way home from visiting his newborn twins dies at same hospital they were born in

    A Kentucky man who was shot while on his way home from visiting his newborn twins died Friday in the same hospital where he had just become a father. Tyrese Garvin, 20, was shot multiple times on June 23 after leaving University Hospital in Louisville, according to CNN affiliate WAVE. He spent several days in the ICU in the same hospital where his babies, a boy and a girl, were in the maternity ward. He was pronounced dead on Friday, family spokesman […]

  • Massive wasp nests as big as a car are appearing in Alabama (again)

    Scientists issued a buzzworthy warning to Alabama residents: thousands of wasps are making the state home in what are called perennial yellow jacket nests. And they are freaky. In 2006, a colony of 15,000 yellow jackets – the size of a Volkswagen Beetle – was one of 90 perennial nests located in Alabama that year. Entomologist Charles Ray said something like this may happen again in 2019. Ray’s warning was published last month with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, a […]

  • She worried her son with autism would bother his seatmate on the plane. Instead, they became friends

    When her 7-year-old son had to fly solo to visit his dad, Alexa Bjornson was a little worried. Bjornson’s son, Landon Bjornson, has autism, and traveling can be difficult for him. Because the mom didn’t know how Landon would fare on his own, she gave her son a note to present to the passenger next to him. The message explained that Landon has high-functioning autism and might frequently ask “Are we there yet?” She also included $10 for the person […]

  • Happy 40th birthday Walkman!

    It was 40 years ago today that Sony, not Apple, revolutionized the way we listen to music. The Walkman, a portable cassette player that, for the first time, let us take our music with us without bothering our neighbors, hit the market on July 1, 1979. The portable cassette player revolutionized how people listen to music. The Walkman wasn’t the first of its kind, but it was the first affordable and manageable portable music player — others like the German […]

  • Mexican city covered in several feet of ice after freak summer hailstorm

    Guadalajara had been enjoying a sweaty summer for the past few weeks until the weekend brought a shocking surprise. The Mexican city woke up Sunday morning to more than 3 feet of ice in some areas after a heavy hailstorm swept through the region. As government officials scrambled to contain the damage and clear up roads, residents captured jaw-dropping footage of vehicles and residences swallowed by ice. Enrique Alfaro Ramirez, the governor of Jalisco, of which Guadalajara is the capital, […]

  • Cartoonist loses job after illustration of Trump goes viral

    A Canadian cartoonist’s illustration of President Donald Trump playing golf over the bodies of two drowned migrants went viral Wednesday. Two days later, Michael de Adder said on Twitter that he had been let go by a publishing company in New Brunswick, Canada. De Adder’s illustration depicted Trump asking the two dead migrants, “Do you mind if I play through?” The cartoon refers to the image of Oscar Alberto Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, lying face down in […]

  • Dust devil stops little league game

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Incredible video shows a dust devil touching down during the 2019 7u Virginia State Invitational Tournament in Henrico County Saturday afternoon. Ginger Rutherford said the dust devil “suddenly showed up in the middle of play” during Game 4 around 4:10 p.m. “Many boys were in awe, a few were really frightened and ran, some asking if it was a tornado,” Rutherford said. “Do you see that?” one spectator can be heard saying as the dust devil […]

  • Man arrested on suspicion of murder, kidnapping in disappearance of Utah student

    SALT LAKE CITY – A man has been arrested and will face charges of murder, kidnapping and obstruction of justice in the death of missing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck. Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown identified the man as Ayoola Ajayi and confirmed he is the person of interest named earlier this week. He also said he would only say the man’s name a single time during his remarks, according to KSTU. “After an exhaustive week of […]

  • They’re here! Crazy amount of mayflies swarm cars in Ohio

    Photos taken by a man in Ohio show what appear to be thousands of mayflies.  The photos were shared on Facebook with the caption: “Think the mayflies are bad in Catawba!” WJW meteorologist Jenn Harcher said radar detected the mayfly invasion in the western basin at around 1 a.m. Thursday. MAYFLY ALERT!STORMFOX detected a mayfly invasion in our western basin around 1AM this morning! @fox8news — Jenn Harcher (@JennHarcher) June 27, 2019 The little bugs arrived just recently in […]

  • TODAY -- Pictured: Chip and Joanna Gaines on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    Stars of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ donate $1.5 million, playhouse to St. Jude

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The stars of the hit HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’ are bringing smiles to the faces of patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. According to the hospital, Chip and Joanna Gaines traveled to Memphis, Tennessee last week to present the hospital with a check for $1.5 million and gift the St. Jude Target House with a new permanent playhouse they designed. The money was raised during the a social media challenge the couple created known as the […]

  • Deputies arrest wanted man who allegedly had meth-fueled ‘attack squirrel’

    ATHENS, Ala. – Limestone County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators have arrested a wanted man with a famous pet squirrel. BREAKING: Mickey Paulk has been arrested. LCSO narcotics investigators were conducting surveillance at America’s Best Value Inn in Killen, AL when Paulk left on a stolen motorcycle. After a brief pursuit, Paulk rammed an investigator vehicle and was arrested. — Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) June 28, 2019 Investigators spotted Mickey Paulk while doing surveillance at America’s Best Value Inn in Killen. […]

  • ‘At least five pounds’: Family’s dog mistakes decorative rocks for food

    WELLINGTON, Ohio – Every owner will tell you dogs eat the darndest things, but even veterinarians were surprised when they X-rayed an Ohio dog’s bloated belly. “It was a shock to everybody. It was cool to see an X-ray like that, but at the same time when it’s your dog it’s a little scary,” ” Laurie, the dog’s owner, told WJW. She luckily works at Wellington Veterinary Clinic. Laurie’s four-year-old golden retriever, Finnigan, had gobbled down loads of decorative rocks […]

  • Trump gives Putin smirking warning: ‘Don’t meddle in the election’

    President Donald Trump issued a breezy warning to his Russian counterpart Friday against meddling in U.S. elections, laughing and smiling as he told his counterpart not to interfere. “Don’t meddle in the election, please,” Trump said, smirking and wagging his finger at Putin. He only raised the matter after being questioned by reporters whether he would issue a warning. “Yes, of course I will,” Trump said before making his joking aside. It was an off-hand moment that came at the […]

  • 19 albino alligator eggs may hatch this summer at an animal park in Florida

    Two albino alligators at a Florida animal park are the proud parents of 19 gator eggs, and park officials are hoping for a bounty of the rare white creatures. The eggs were discovered this month at Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park, about an hour’s drive south of Orlando. Gator parents Snowflake, a 25-year-old female, and Blizzard, a 14-year-old male, have been with the park since 2017. Park officials crossed their fingers for a possible mating between the two and […]

  • Marshae Jones (Pleasant Grove (Ala.) Police Department)

    Pregnant woman shot, then indicted in fetus’ death

    A shooting in Alabama has led to manslaughter charges, but little else about the case is typical. The person charged is 27-year-old Marshae Jones of Birmingham, and the victim was her 5-month-old fetus, reports Jones is not accused of firing the shots that killed her unborn girl, but police say she started the fight that culminated in the shooting. The details: The shooting: By the police account, Jones went after Ebony Jemison, 23, outside a Dollar General store in Pleasant Grove, […]

  • Iconic Commodore 64 to return with classic games, fully-functional keyboard

    Modern versions of iconic gaming consoles have been popularized in recent years, but the rebirth of this latest product will surely resonate with early computer users. Manufacturer Retro Games announced this week it is working on an updated version of the beloved Commodore 64 8-bit computer launched in 1982 and cost $595 at the time. It was teased in a trailer set to the theme song of popular 80s-themed Netflix show “Stranger Things.” Called THEC64, the computer is a more […]

  • **This image is for use with this specific article only** A Connecticut mom captured the moment her 8-year-old son Derek congratulated her 5-year-old daughter Charlee after her Pre-K graduation and the image is making the rounds on social media. Full Credit: Courtesy Aundrea and Matthew Smith

    This big brother can’t contain his excitement for his little sister’s pre-K graduation

    Graduations are emotional. Especially when it’s your little sister. A Connecticut mom captured the moment her 8-year-old son Derek congratulated her 5-year-old daughter Charlee after her Pre-K graduation and the image is making the rounds on social media. Aundrea and Matthew Smith posted the photo on Instagram saying their son walked up to their daughter to give her a hug … but that wasn’t all. He had some words of encouragement to add. “I’m just so proud of you,” he […]

  • Powerlifting granny a world record holder at 81

    EAST ALTON, Ill. – Shirley Webb first joined a gym three years ago when she was 78. “When I first joined I could not climb steps unless I held on with both hands and pulled myself up,” Webb told KTVI. Now 81, Webb has traveled all over, taking down dumbbells, taking home 17 medals – and now powerlifting her way to a world record. “I’m a world champion right now,” Webb said. “That’s a nice title to have. A silver […]

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