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  • Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night

    Call three friends, jump in the bubble gum pink Jeep, and hop on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available to rent. It is beachy and dreamy, and it is very, very pink. Better yet? It’s only $60 per night on Airbnb. Panoramic ocean views and glamorous décor bring the plastic playset of your childhood to life. The real house even has the iconic hot pink slide from the balcony to the infinity pool below. It will be […]

  • Family found living on remote farm with no contact with outside world for 9 years

    A family of six was discovered inside a remote farm in the Netherlands, where it is believed they lived in isolation for nine years, according to CNN affiliate NOS. The father and five children, ages 18 to 25, were found in the small village of Ruinerwold, in the northeastern province of Drenthe, Dutch police told CNN. A sixth adult child had left and was the one who alerted police. Although the village has just a few thousand residents, no one […]

  • Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram with help from some ‘Friends’

    Jennifer Aniston’s “Friends” co-stars will always be there for her — even for her first day on Instagram. The actress on Tuesday joined the social media platform with a bang, posting a photo with her former co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc. “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too,” she wrote. “HI INSTAGRAM.” View this post on Instagram And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM 👋🏻 A post shared by Jennifer Aniston (@jenniferaniston) on […]

  • 10 years ago today, the ‘balloon boy hoax’ captivated America

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Only one family can claim “Balloon Boy” as their own. That’s the moniker given to Falcon Heene in October 2009 when he was just 6 years old. For nearly two hours, people around the world fixated on his fate — fearing he had floated as high as 7,000 feet in a massive helium balloon resembling a flying saucer. And nearly 10 years later, the day is still fresh on the minds of many in Colorado and […]

  • Hard Rock Hotel construction site collapses in New Orleans; 1 dead, several injured

    NEW ORLEANS — One person was killed and at least 18 were injured after a massive collapse at a Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans on Saturday, according to WGNO. The collapse dumped debris across the road and prompted evacuations at nearby buildings. Michael Dalle-Molle provided video to WWL that shows the moment of the collapse of the top section of the hotel. Buildings surrounding the collapse were evacuated, and shocked people spilled onto the road as NOPD […]

  • Chicken recall expands due to possible listeria contamination

    The USDA has announced a large recall of chicken sold at stores nationwide due to concerns about listeria contamination. Tip Top Poultry, Inc., based in Georgia, has recalled an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat poultry products that were used in additional products, including possibly being served from a deli counter in grocery stores. The frozen cooked, diced or shredded “ready-to-eat” chicken products were produced between January 21, 2019 and September 24, 2019. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. P-17453” inside the USDA mark of […]

  • Teen’s memory ‘resets’ every 2 hours, thinks every day is June 11

    MONMOUTH, Illinois — An Illinois teenager wakes up every day believing it’s June 11 due to a traumatic head injury that causes her memory to “reset” every two hours, according to WQAD. Each morning Riley Horner wakes up confused. “I have a calendar on my door and I look and it’s September and I’m like ‘woah’,” Riley said. Riley was accidentally kicked in the head by a student while “crowd surfing” during a dance at the FFA State Convention on […]

  • Outbreak of salmonella infections linked to pig ear dog treats expands to 35 states

    A Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats has now sickened 143 people across 35 states, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Earlier this year, the CDC warned animals and their humans can get sick from simply handling pig ear dog treats or caring for a dog who has eaten one. According to the CDC, 33 people have been hospitalized and 26 illnesses are among children younger than 5 years. No deaths have […]

  • Man catches stranger’s phone on roller coaster, becomes instant legend

    Catalonia, Spain – A man showed off his lightning-quick reflexes when he caught a stranger’s phone while riding a roller coaster in Spain. Samuel Kempf, who lives in New Zealand, visited PortAventura World theme park and rode the Shambhala roller coaster last month. An on-ride camera captured the moment Kempf caught the camera while riding the 80-mph coaster. Kempf told 1NewsNow he returned the phone to the owner when the ride was over. “He couldn’t believe it, he gave me […]

  • Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge officially opens to huge crowds

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge officially opened to massive crowds on Thursday and quickly reached capacity. The west coast version of Galaxy’s Edge opened earlier this year, but the nearly identical land 14-acre land in Florida officially welcomed its first guests early this morning. The land quickly reached capacity, which prompted to utilize a “virtual queue” system that allows guests to join a “boarding group” to gain entry to the land. After the guest joins the boarding […]

  • Disney unveils Epcot transformation, new details about Star Wars hotel

    Disney unveiled new details about its multi-year transformation of Epcot, its upcoming innovative Star Wars hotel, and several other attractions coming to its parks across the globe during a two-hour panel at the company’s D23 Expo in Anaheim over the weekend. Details included updates on a Spider-Man ride coming to Disney California Adventure Park, a Moana attraction and an overhaul of the Epcot theme park in Florida. Here’s a breakdown of the major announcements: A Starcruiser with fabulous views Visitors to […]

  • Doctors pull brown recluse spider out of Missouri woman’s ear

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Doctors in Missouri recently pulled a brown recluse spider out of a woman’s ear after she complained of discomfort, according to WDAF. Torres, who despises the creepy, crawly arachnids, said she first noticed some discomfort in her ear Tuesday morning. “I woke up Tuesday hearing a bunch of swooshing and water in my left ear. It was like when you went swimming and you have all of that water in your ear,” Torres said. At first, […]

  • Disneyland honors free ticket won by woman over 30 years ago

    LOS ANGELES – A California woman recently used a free Disneyland ticket she won 34 years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times. Tamia Richardson was 14 when she won a free ticket during a 30th anniversary promotion at the theme park in 1985.  Richardson recently found the ticket, originally valued at $16.50, in a box of keepsakes. On Thursday, Richardson was able to exchange the old ticket for a new pass valid at both Disneyland and California Adventure Park. Richardson […]

  • A special bond: Sanitation worker surprises boy with toy truck

    JENKS, Okla. — A sanitation worker in Oklahoma surprised a boy with a toy last week, according to the city of Jenks. Aaron Mitchell, who works at American Waste Control, would regularly see and interact with the boy along his route. The boy would stand outside to greet the sanitation workers in any type of weather. On Thursday, Mitchell delivered a brand new toy recycle truck to the little boy – all wrapped in a Mickey Mouse gift bag with […]

  • Engineering grad’s clever electronic cap decoration almost caused a bomb scare

    A computer engineering graduate got his diploma and one heck of a story because the DIY electronic decoration on his graduation cap looked a bit like a bomb. Can Cevik told CNN that police stopped him on Monday evening at a security entrance as he was walking into Florida International University’s graduation ceremony. They were suspicious of the gadget, which had a flashing, digital display that was connected to a 9-volt battery and electronic boards with red, black, yellow and […]

  • Dow plunges after Powell says not to expect further rate cuts

    The Dow fell as much as 450 points Wednesday afternoon after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the quarter-point rate cut that the Fed had approved earlier in the day was a one-off. “We are thinking of it as a mid-cycle adjustment to policy,” Powell said during a press conference Wednesday. “I’m contrasting it with the beginning of a lengthy cutting cycle.” The market had initially interpreted the Fed’s statement about the rate cut, its first since 2008, to […]

  • Rattlesnake and radioactive uranium found during Oklahoma traffic stop

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – Two people were arrested in Oklahoma after police stopped a stolen car and found a rattlesnake, radioactive uranium, and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe, according to KFOR. Stephen Jennings is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry security verification form. Rachael Rivera is charged with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction. The traffic stop was made […]

  • Family involved in Disneyland brawl denied it happened, according to police

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The family allegedly involved in a brawl that broke out at Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland last week have denied anything ever happened, according to police. The family was “uncooperative” when police responded to the park, and there was no video available at the time, so officers did not make any arrests, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt. In response to a tweet questioning the ongoing investigation into the fight, Anaheim police responded Tuesday saying, “the parties involved […]

  • Ross Perot dead at 89

    Ross Perot, best known for his third-party run in the 1992 presidential race, died on Tuesday. He was 89. In a statement, his family said the world lost “a true American patriot and a man of rare vision, integrity and deep kindness:” “The ground-breaking businessman and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away on July 9, 2019, at his home in Dallas, surrounded by his devoted family. He was 89 years old.” His family also posted a full obituary […]

  • Target will offer discount to teachers for school supplies

    Target is offering a 15 percent discount from July 13-20 to help teachers buy classroom supplies. Teachers need to enter their teacher ID information on a verification form to confirm they are a teacher in order to get the coupon. Target said if more information is necessary, they will take any document that ties your name or email address to an education system. Interested teachers can also go in-store to a cashier for assistance. The discount also applies to people […]

  • Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman reveals Beth’s final words

    Hours after Beth Chapman died her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, said she spent her final hours on earth worrying about her family. Chapman tearfully spoke to local reporters about the love of his life who lost her battle with cancer Wednesday at the age of 51. “When she had an attack I didn’t know anything to do but to say ‘in Jesus’ name’ and hold her,” he said. “And when I said ‘in Jesus’ name’ she said, ‘Say it again, […]

  • Star Wars fanatics are spending $25,000 for a custom droid at Disneyland

    It seems no price is too high for some “Star Wars” fans. When Disneyland opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in May, a wave of new merchandise came with it. Among the $200 lightsabers and $400 stormtrooper helmets, one item stands out: A $25,000 droid-building experience. The life-size custom “Astromech Unit” droids, which stand 3.5-feet tall, are mirror images of the ones in the iconic films. And in addition to selecting the color scheme and design, the lucky customers get to […]

  • Another American tourist died in her hotel room in the Dominican Republic

    Another US tourist has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing to eight the number of Americans to die in the country over the past year. Leyla Cox, 53, died June 10 in her hotel room, Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana confirmed to CNN on Sunday. Officials in the Dominican Republic have called the deaths isolated events as they work to reassure travelers their country is safe. “In the last five years, over 30 million tourists have visited the Dominican Republic, […]

  • Disney hides Pixar Easter eggs inside Google Street View of Toy Story Land

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Never underestimate Disney’s attention to detail (and Pixar’s love for Easter eggs). Since the first Toy Story film, Pixar has become famous for inserting Easter eggs in its films and shorts. So, when it came time to capture Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, the creative team at Disney saw an opportunity to take the tradition to an immersive medium. The creative team at Disney worked with Pixar to identify 8 unique Easter eggs that […]

  • ‘Greatest day of my life’: WWII veteran reunites with lover after 75 years

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — They say true love stands the test of time, but there are few examples that test time as much as World War II veteran K.T. Robbins’ love story. Robbins still has mementos from serving five years in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was unloading cans of lard one day when an 18-year-old woman and two children asked if they could have the leftovers. “I said great, have them all,” Staff Sergeant Robbins told WREG. “We didn’t […]

  • Country singer Granger Smith’s 3-year-old son dies in ‘tragic accident’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Country singer Granger Smith announced on Thursday his 3-year-old son, River Kelly Smith, recently died in a “tragic accident.” Smith, who was scheduled to appear at a concert in Kansas City Thursday, said he and his wife, Amber, chose to donate River’s organs “so that other children will be given a second chance at life.” Smith shared the following statement on Facebook: “Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with […]

  • The ultimate insider’s guide to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Walt Disney Company celebrated the dedication of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Wednesday in a ceremony at Disneyland Park. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the largest single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park. Iger was joined in front of the Millennium Falcon by Star Wars icons including George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. The land opens to the general public on May 31, and also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios […]

  • Tim Conway, ‘Carol Burnett Show’ star, dies at 85

    Actor and comedian Tim Conway, best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. Conway was 85. He had been battling a longtime illness prior to his death, Howard Bragman, Conway’s representative, told CNN. He was not suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, Bragman said. Conway won three Emmys for co-starring in “The Carol Burnett Show,” which ran from 1967 to 1978, and a fourth as a member […]

  • Google ‘Thanos’ and watch what happens

    Easter may be over, but Google has a special “Avengers: Endgame”-themed “Easter egg” in honor of the blockbuster film. An “Easter egg” is a popular term that refers to a hidden message. Here’s how it works: Google the name of the bad guy from the film — that would be Thanos — and click or tap on the Infinity Gauntlet. That causes “the snap,” which makes half of the results disappear. Want them to come back? Just click or tap […]

  • Here’s everything coming and going on Netflix in May

    Netflix announced on Wednesday several titles that will be added to the streaming service in May, including season 1 of Charmed and season 4 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Several titles will also be leaving the service in May. Here’s the full list: Avail. 5/1/19 Knock Down The House — NETFLIX FILM This rousing documentary follows four extraordinary women—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin—who take on the congressional establishment by mounting grassroots campaigns and building a […]

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