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California withdraws immigrant health care request

California officials are withdrawing their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump's administration. Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara on Wednesday called the failed application "the first California casualty of the Trump presidency." The Bell Gardens lawmaker...
To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills

To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills

An Arizona lawmaker's proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation. The demise of the legislation Wednesday comes as Arizona leaders work to avoid bills that have made the state a frequent butt of jokes on programs like "The Daily Show." Republican...

CIA publishes guidelines for handling Americans' info

Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares information about Americans. New rules put limits on those who can search it and require they give a reason. While some of the policies haven't been updated since 1982, others have been changed, reflecting radical developments in technology over...

FBI investigating threats to Jewish centers

Federal authorities say they're investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department's civil-rights division are investigating "possible civil rights violations in connection with threats." The statement from the agency's Washington headquarters doesn't characterize the threats. But the Anti-Defamation League the same day...

Critical federal approvals for massive Wyoming wind project

The biggest onshore wind development in the works in the U.S. has received two critical federal approvals that could allow the first turbines to go up as soon as next year. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday approved the 500-turbine first phase of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project in Wyoming. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved permits allowing limited numbers...

Video captures woman's rescue from snowy California ridge

Officials say a woman is recovering after a harrowing rescue caught on tape when she slid down a snow-covered ridge while hiking in Southern California. It happened Monday afternoon as 34-year-old Jennifer Fujita and her brother were hiking down the Devil's Backbone Trail near the Mount Baldy summit. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says Fujita lost her footing and slid about 50 feet...
Missouri, New Hampshire could become right-to-work states

Missouri, New Hampshire could become right-to-work states

Newly bolstered Republican majorities are moving quickly in several states to diminish the power of organized labor with new laws prohibiting mandatory union fees in workplaces. So-called right-to-work laws could get votes Thursday in the Missouri House and the New Hampshire Senate, an early step toward eventual passage in two states where new Republican governors have pledged to sign the measures...
Virginia set to execute man convicted in family's slaying

Virginia set to execute man convicted in family's slaying

A man convicted of brutally killing a couple and their young daughters in their Virginia home on New Year's Day 2006 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening. Virginia authorities said they are planning to give 39-year-old inmate Ricky Gray a lethal injection at 9 p.m. at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Gray was sentenced to death in 2006 for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey...
Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who has gained a national prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump. Dan Black said in a complaint submitted through the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office website that his gesture of disapproval was about football, not politics. Black said...
Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

Man says Milwaukee's sheriff detained him for shaking head

A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who has gained a national prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump. Dan Black said in a complaint submitted through the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office website that his gesture of disapproval was about football, not politics. Black said...
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents quickly turned into an empty promise because state lawmakers never came up with a way to pay for the benefit, resulting in an indefinite delay of its implementation. Now lawmakers from the state where...
Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists' harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and by mailing a Torah to every Jewish family in the state. The delegation of rabbis from Canada and across the U.S. presented Montana Gov. Steve Bullock with a copy of the holy text and thanked...
Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives

Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives

Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people. The February 2015 crash highlighted a problem that has plagued the railroad industry since the invention of the automobile: the potential for danger wherever tracks and roads meet. Feinberg, a former...

6 civilians killed in rebel strike in Yemen's Taiz

Yemeni security officials say a rocket fired by Shiite rebels has killed six civilians in the war-torn city of Taiz. They say the Wednesday strike hit a residential area inside Taiz. It comes one day after six civilians were also killed outside the city, which is known as the cultural center of Yemen. Clashes between rebels and forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi have been ongoing for...
Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice at the same time rising temperatures in Portland raised the prospect of flooding after the largest snowstorm in years. As temperatures hovered around freezing, Interstate 84 was shut down for about 45 miles in an area northeast of Portland and again...
Meet the soft-spoken chainsaw artist behind Bikers for Trump

Meet the soft-spoken chainsaw artist behind Bikers for Trump

“People are pouring into Washington in record numbers. Bikers for Trump are on their way,” President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday. >> Read more trending stories  At the helm of the bikers brigade but poles apart from Trump’s bombastic style is Chris Cox. The charismatic and exceedingly polite leader of Bikers for Trump is a chainsaw artist...
Dream comes true for NC teen with cerebral palsy

Dream comes true for NC teen with cerebral palsy

A teen who is his high school's No. 1 basketball fan got to get out of the stands and onto the court Tuesday night. >> Read more trending stories  Mitchell Greathouse attends every sporting event at Freedom High School in Morganton, North Carolina, to cheer on the teams, but on that special night he got to put on a jersey and play alongside the basketball team.        ...
Penn. mall once worth $190 million sold to bank for $100

Penn. mall once worth $190 million sold to bank for $100

The Associated Press contributed to this report. One of the biggest indoor malls in Pennsylvania sold at auction Wednesday for $100. The 1.1 million-square-foot Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills was bought by Wells Fargo Bank, which foreclosed on it last year. Wells Fargo was the only bidder and essentially bought the mall from itself. The mall, which opened in 2005, is located in Frazer Township, Pennsylvania...
Restaurant owner criticized for offering stereotypical special on MLK Jr. Day

Restaurant owner criticized for offering stereotypical special on MLK Jr. Day

A Texas restaurant owner said she didn't think she did anything wrong when she promoted a holiday special on Facebook. >> Read more trending stories   Sabrina Pyle, owner of Azle Café in Azle, Texas, was hoping to draw in more customers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day when she offered a unique meal. "I came up with this incredible, ingenious idea for what I thought would bring...
Mother and 15-month-old daughter battle cancer together

Mother and 15-month-old daughter battle cancer together

In June 2016, 31-year-old Heather Wilson from Conyers, Georgia, was diagnosed with a brain cancer doctors deemed "inoperable." Five days before Christmas, Wilson's 15-month-old daughter, London, was admitted to the hospital for a germ cell tumor. "What are the chances? It's unbelievable," Pam Hunt, London's great aunt by marriage, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Lady Gaga teases Super Bowl performance with behind the scenes video

Lady Gaga teases Super Bowl performance with behind the scenes video

On Feb. 5, Lady Gaga will take the stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Less than three weeks before the championship game, Pepsi, who is sponsoring the halftime show, released a teaser video of the pop superstar as she prepares for her performance.   >> Read more trending stories   In the behind the scenes video, Gaga can be seen at other appearances, and clips show...
Singer stops concert to rescue girl being harassed in crowd

Singer stops concert to rescue girl being harassed in crowd

A Pakistani singer recently stopped a show mid-song to rescue a fan being harassed in the crowd. >> Read more trending stories  A video posted to Twitter shows Atif Aslam interrupting his band to call out a man in the crowd who apparently was harassing a woman. According to the BBC, the singer told the alleged harasser, “Have you ever seen a girl? She could be your mother...
Marine shows up early, pops question on girlfriend’s snow-covered doorstep

Marine shows up early, pops question on girlfriend’s snow-covered doorstep

A Marine gave his girlfriend the shock of her life when he showed up on her doorstep unexpectedly and asked her to marry him. >> Read more trending stories  A video shows Marine Jon Trommer expressing his excitement before walking up to his girlfriend, Mandy Wehe’s front door in Parma, Ohio. “I think she’ll be in shock,” Trommer said. Trommer is stationed in...
White House photographer shares his favorite pictures of the Obamas

White House photographer shares his favorite pictures of the Obamas

White House chief official photographer Pete Souza has shared many photographed moments of the Obamas. Over the years, he's repeatedly been asked to name his favorite photo. So, as he gets ready to leave the White House, he decided to share that favorite moment. It came in 2010, when Washington, D.C., was covered in snow, and Souza was forced to sleep in his office at the White House because he knew...
Pulse gunman's widow pleads not guilty to 2 federal charges

Pulse gunman's widow pleads not guilty to 2 federal charges

The widow of the gunman who opened fire on a crowd gathered at Florida's Pulse nightcub last June pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two federal charges during a hearing in California. Noor Salman, 30, is charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting the attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization. A detention hearing was set for two weeks from Wednesday...
'Will and Grace' returning to television

'Will and Grace' returning to television

Hit television series "Will and Grace" will return to television for a 2017-2018 season. >> Read more trending stories   NBC announced the show's 10-episode revival Wednesday.   THEY'RE BACK! Your favorite foursome is returning to NBC!#WillAndGrace pic.twitter.com/Xoz4lSHSgM— NBC (@nbc) January 18, 2017 "We're thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest and...
94-year-old woman graduates college with honors

94-year-old woman graduates college with honors

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report. A 94-year-old woman got a big surprise after earning her bachelor's degree online with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Amy Craton, of Honolulu, has been keeping herself busy by taking online classes at Southern New Hampshire University. Now, Craton is one of the oldest graduates to earn a bachelor's degree in the world. "I couldn't see just sitting there watching...
Why pit bulls have a bad reputation

Why pit bulls have a bad reputation

You may have heard bad things about pit bulls. More than 700 cities across the country have placed bans on the breed. Stories of attacks, bad behavior and strong bites have made people fear the once-beloved breed.  Experts say the culture of dog fighting has contributed to the pit bull's bad reputation. The dogs are often conditioned to make them more angry and aggressive...
Infant girl killed by family dog in Texas, officials say

Infant girl killed by family dog in Texas, officials say

An infant in San Marcos, Texas, was found dead with animal bite marks that authorities think came from her family's dog. Medics and San Marcos police responded to the 1000 block of Sagewood Trail around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday after getting a report of a 2-month-old girl who had numerous animal bites. The baby was taken to Central Texas Medical Center but was pronounced dead at 2:08 p.m. San Marcos...
Trump’s tweeting a ‘bad thing,’ according to majority of Americans in new poll

Trump’s tweeting a ‘bad thing,’ according to majority of Americans in new poll

From Twitter rants to business-boosting tweets, President-elect Donald Trump has used the social media platform to attack his critics, announce foreign policy plans, respond to what he calls “the dishonest media,” and much more. Americans have a message for him: Stop tweeting. A majority of Americans, including many Republicans, disapprove of Trump’s use of Twitter, according to...
Charges to be increased for owner of dogs that killed boy, injured girl

Charges to be increased for owner of dogs that killed boy, injured girl

Audrey Washington, Sophia Choi and Nefertiti Jaquez contributed to this report. A man whose dogs mauled two children, killing one, while the children were walking to their school bus now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter. Cameron Tucker was arrested Tuesday after at least two of his dogs attacked and killed 5-year-old Logan Braatz and seriously injured Syari Sanders, 6...
Tom Price's Senate confirmation hearing: What to watch for

Tom Price's Senate confirmation hearing: What to watch for

More than six weeks of careful preparation will come to a head Wednesday morning when Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price takes the hot seat for the first of two Senate confirmation hearings. The conservative policy wonk is a well-known commodity on Capitol Hill, and Price’s records, both political and financial, will be front and center as the Senate Health,...
Official's 'racist pig' comment about John Lewis spurs apologies, calls for resignation

Official's 'racist pig' comment about John Lewis spurs apologies, calls for resignation

One after another, for 2 1/2 hours, they stepped up to the podium. Some carried signs. Some carried anger. Most, if not all, carried the same message. They wanted Gwinnett County, Georgia, Commissioner Tommy Hunter — who recently called civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis a "racist pig" on Facebook — to resign. “Your words have consequence and effect, not only...
Addicts harm pets to obtain animal painkillers, vets say

Addicts harm pets to obtain animal painkillers, vets say

Veterinarians in New York are concerned about pets in the area after cases in which drug addicts have intentionally hurt their pets to get their hands on a painkiller used for animals. Tramadol was categorized as a controlled substance three years ago, WTEN reported. It is available only via prescription at pharmacies as a common treatment for pets suffering from arthritis. Dr. Lexi Becker told WTEN...
WATCH: Florida fishermen freak out while trying to catch jumping shark

WATCH: Florida fishermen freak out while trying to catch jumping shark

A group of Florida fishermen caught a suspected Mako shark near Indian Rocks Beach, WTVT reported. Watch the video here iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen src="http://up.
Texas police officer shot, killed; suspect dead

Texas police officer shot, killed; suspect dead

A Texas police officer reportedly was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while responding to a call about an armed man outside a house in Little Elm, a Dallas suburb.
Ex-'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos files defamation lawsuit against Trump

Ex-'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos files defamation lawsuit against Trump

On Tuesday, former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos held a press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred to announce that she is filing a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump. One month before Election Day, Zervos claimed that she was subjected to “unwanted sexual touches” by Trump during a business meeting in 2007. While she did not immediately...
George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush admitted to same hospital

George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush admitted to same hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush is in stable condition at a Houston hospital, KHOU reported early Wednesday. Bush's chief of staff, Jean Becker, told KHOU that Bush, 92, is "doing fine." Jim McGrath, spokesman for Bush and his wife, Barbara, later tweeted that Bush was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday for "shortness of breath" and "has responded very...
No, President Obama didn't pardon Chelsea Manning; here's what he did instead

No, President Obama didn't pardon Chelsea Manning; here's what he did instead

It was announced Tuesday that President Obama commuted the sentence of famed whistleblower Chelsea Manning. And no, this is not the same as a pardon, despite the hopes of many privacy and human rights advocates. Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution grants Obama the executive power of clemency. With this, he can choose to commute or pardon sentences as he sees fit...
Person drives $385K Ferrari off bridge in Austin, goes airborne for 40 feet, officials say

Person drives $385K Ferrari off bridge in Austin, goes airborne for 40 feet, officials say

A person who was charged with driving under the influence drove a $385,000 Ferrari off a bridge in Austin, Texas, went airborne for 40 feet and crashed into the woods while speeding on Friday night, Austin fire officials said Tuesday. >> Read more trending stories  The driver and two other occupants had only minor injuries, fire officials said. A witness who saw the crash estimated the...
TV star Todd Chrisley’s daughter seriously injured in car accident

TV star Todd Chrisley’s daughter seriously injured in car accident

Get-well wishes are going out to Savannah Chrisley, daughter of Todd and Julie Chrisley from the USA series “Chrisley Knows Best.” Savannah Chrisley was driving in a rainstorm Monday night when she reached down to fix her floor mat. The floor mat became wedged under the gas pedal and her car veered into a guardrail as soon as she looked up. >> Read more trending stories ...
Lowe's lays off about 2,400 assistant store managers

Lowe's lays off about 2,400 assistant store managers

Lowe’s laid off thousands of assistant store managers Tuesday, company officials said. >> Read more trending stories  A company spokeswoman said the layoffs are part of a new store staffing model. The new model will result in the reduction of approximately 1 to 2 assistant store manager positions per store, the spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said the layoffs affect approximately...
Wells Fargo rejects 'offensive and antisocial' Black Lives Matter debit card

Wells Fargo rejects 'offensive and antisocial' Black Lives Matter debit card

A schoolteacher in Baltimore, Maryland, says her submission of a personalized Wells Fargo debit card that contained the message "Black Lives Matter" was rejected for being "offensive and antisocial." The Washington Post reported that Rachel Nash, who is white, came up with the idea for the card out of frustration and wanted to use such a card to prompt conversations with people...
Why Garth Brooks said no to the Trump inauguration

Why Garth Brooks said no to the Trump inauguration

Garth Brooks has been getting some flack on social media in the past few days for not performing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. Until he set the record straight on his weekly Facebook Live show, we had no way of knowing if Brooks had even been asked to perform at the inauguration, though. It turns out Brooks was asked to perform at the inauguration by his...
Teen survives crash that killed best friend by clinging to tree overnight

Teen survives crash that killed best friend by clinging to tree overnight

A teenage girl survived a car crash that killed her best friend after she swam to safety and spent the night in a tree. Jenna Santos and Natalie Griffin were driving back home to Castro Valley in early January after a road trip. According to KGO, their car veered off the highway and landed in a creek, where the car quickly began to sink. “They were upside down and her friend was...
Walmart adding 10,000 new jobs ahead of Trump inauguration

Walmart adding 10,000 new jobs ahead of Trump inauguration

Walmart is adding 10,000 new jobs this year in the U.S., the retail giant announced on Tuesday. The move comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Trump has been a big proponent of keeping and increasing American jobs. The new jobs will include hires at growing Walmart locations, in e-commerce services, and at new stores. The company also said it will create as many...
Gmail phishing scam may lead users to give up login info

Gmail phishing scam may lead users to give up login info

A new phishing scam is allowing hackers to gain access to unsuspecting Gmail users' accounts and target their login credentials, according to recent reports. Mark Maunder, CEO of security service Wordfence, described the scam in detail in a blog post, adding that it is also targeting other services beyond Gmail. Tech Times reported that the scam involves a hacker who has access to a user's account...
Pulse nightclub shooter's wife, Noor Salman, appears in court

Pulse nightclub shooter's wife, Noor Salman, appears in court

The wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made her first appearance Tuesday in a California court, one day after FBI agents arrested her on a pair of charges related to the deadly attack. Noor Zahi Salman, 30, is expected back in court Wednesday for her arraignment. She was apprehended at her parents' home in Dublin, California, where she was living with her 6-year-old son. Her husband, Omar...
Another great white shark pinged in Florida waters

Another great white shark pinged in Florida waters

Add George to the list of great white sharks venturing south along Florida's Atlantic shoreline. While Katharine surfaced long enough to ping about 10 miles off of Lake Worth, George, a 9-foot, 702-pound white shark, surfaced Monday, allowing his satellite tracker to tag him about 20 miles off the coast just north of Daytona Beach. According to OCEARCH, the ocean conservation group that tags and tracks...
Man finds unusually wily burglars in basement of home

Man finds unusually wily burglars in basement of home

A Michigan man who heard glass breaking in his basement on Sunday found some particularly wily burglars in his condo.   John Osborne discovered not one, but two coyotes who had broken into his Washington Township home, according to Local 4 News. Osborne, 71, told the Detroit-area news station that the sound of breaking glass awakened him Sunday night. When he went downstairs to the basement,...
Children abducted in 1985 found, mother arrested, Rhode Island police say

Children abducted in 1985 found, mother arrested, Rhode Island police say

More than 30 years after two young girls were reported missing, investigators say they've been found and their mother has been arrested. Rhode Island State Police announced Tuesday morning that the girls, who disappeared in 1985, had been found and Elaine Yates, their mother, had been arrested for their abduction. Yates is accused of abducting Kimberly and Kelly from Warwick, Rhode Island, on Aug...
Here's how many people are expected to attend Trump's inauguration

Here's how many people are expected to attend Trump's inauguration

While an inauguration is known to draw hundreds of thousands of Americans to Washington D.C. to watch the president officially be sworn into office, it's unclear just how many people will show up.  In 2009, an estimated 1.8 million people attended President Barack Obama's first inauguration. That record number of people beat the previous record, which had been set by Lyndon Johnson's 1965...

Health law's repeal could raise costs and number of uninsured, report says

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year and could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 32 million in 10 years, while causing insurance premiums to double over that time. The budget office analyzed the probable effects...
Photographer captures baby's final moments after parents get devastating news

Photographer captures baby's final moments after parents get devastating news

A couple is thanking a photographer who captured their brief moments as a family of four before they lost one of their twins. Lyndsay and Matthew Brentlinger of Northwood, Ohio, struggled for years to start a family. Their dream finally came true last year when they learned that Lyndsay was expecting twins, a boy and a girl. But at 23 weeks, the couple got devastating news. "With twins, you have...
Donald Trump's childhood home goes on auction block

Donald Trump's childhood home goes on auction block

A home built by President-elect Donald Trump's father, real estate developer Fred Trump, is set to be auctioned off by Paramount Realty USA on Tuesday.  Donald Trump lived in the house from birth until he was 4 years old. Michael Davis, a real estate prospector, bought the house last year for just under $1.4 million with the intention of flipping it, The New York Times reported. Now, Paramount...
Atlanta megachurch pastor Eddie Long’s daughter shares tribute, tattoo in her dad’s memory

Atlanta megachurch pastor Eddie Long’s daughter shares tribute, tattoo in her dad’s memory

Bishop Eddie Long’s daughter Taylor Long is sharing touching words and a lasting tribute following her dad’s death.
Indictment: Wife knowingly aided Pulse nightclub shooter's attempt to send 'material support' to ISIS

Indictment: Wife knowingly aided Pulse nightclub shooter's attempt to send 'material support' to ISIS

An indictment filed on Jan. 12 against the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was unsealed in California federal court Tuesday. The indictment alleges that Noor Zahi Salman, 30, "did knowingly aid and abet" her husband's attempt to give "material support" to terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Omar Mateen pledged allegiance...
Questions remain in death of 3-year-old killed in nursery school parking lot

Questions remain in death of 3-year-old killed in nursery school parking lot

The family of a 3-year-old New York girl killed earlier this month as she and her father stood in her nursery school’s parking lot are still seeking answers about the crash that took her life. Regan Shetsky, of Syracuse, had just gotten out of her car seat and was hand in hand with her father, Mark Shetsky, the morning of Jan. 4 when they were both struck by a vehicle entering the church school&rsquo...
Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack

Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this story. A boy has died, and a girl was seriously injured after a pit bull attack in southwest Atlanta. >> Read more trending stories   The attack happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday while the children were walking to F.L. Stanton Elementary School. Three children were present during the attack, but only two were mauled by the dogs, WSB-TV...
Betty White celebrates 95th birthday, offers advice on long, happy life

Betty White celebrates 95th birthday, offers advice on long, happy life

Beloved actress Betty White is 95 today, and in a charming Yahoo interview with Katie Couric, the "Golden Girl" looks back and shares her thoughts on living a long, happy life. “Be mean with people. That’s what you do,” she deadpanned, adding a growl for effect. Actually, she suggests people stay active mentally and physically. “Keep busy...
Amazon, other online retailers to accept food stamps

Amazon, other online retailers to accept food stamps

Amazon and six other online retailers will soon be able to take government assistance as payment for groceries under a new plan. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, consumers who are eligible for benefits will be able to use their assistance accounts on Amazon, FreshDirect, Safeway, ShopRite, HyVee, Inc., Hart's Local...
Did baby of homeless woman die in freezing cold or was child stillborn? Authorities disagree

Did baby of homeless woman die in freezing cold or was child stillborn? Authorities disagree

It's unclear whether the baby of a homeless woman in Oregon was stillborn or died after birth in freezing temperatures, the Willamette Week reports.