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Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism. The unveiling of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago...

Protests, pleas expected at hearing on Trump fuel rollback

Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution. The daylong session in Fresno on Monday is the first of three events by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory's secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation from Monday. Lee's announcement did not provide further details...
In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory's secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation from Monday. Lee's announcement did not provide further details...
Vietnam to hold state funeral for President Tran Dai Quang

Vietnam to hold state funeral for President Tran Dai Quang

Vietnam will hold a state funeral and national mourning this week for President Tran Dai Quang, who died last week of a viral illness at age 61. Flags will fly at half-staff and entertainment activities will be canceled during the two-day funeral that starts Wednesday, the Communist Party and government announced. Quang will be buried in his home village in northern Ninh Binh province, some 115 kilometers...
Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

A shootout between a man in a violence-prone Baltimore district and a police officer taking part in a crime suppression initiative has left the officer wounded and the suspect dead Sunday evening, Baltimore's interim police chief said. Interim Police Chief Gary Tuggle said at a late-night news conference that several rounds were fired in the gunfire that erupted just before 6:30 p.m. in a west Baltimore...
Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could have put her at odds with Chinese authorities. Fan...
Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate ahead of a "record event" of up to 10 feet (3 meters) of flooding expected from heavy...
The Latest: Maldives' opposition candidate declares victory

The Latest: Maldives' opposition candidate declares victory

The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' third-ever multiparty presidential elections. Independent newspaper website mihaaru.com reports that Solih has 58.3 percent of the vote, with nearly 92 percent of ballots counted. Independent election watchdog Transparency Maldives...
The Latest: US congratulates Maldives, notes opposition win

The Latest: US congratulates Maldives, notes opposition win

The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 5 a.m. The U.S. State Department has congratulated the Maldives' on its peaceful democratic election. Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory in Sunday's vote, which was widely seen as a referendum on democracy in the nation that was holding only its third multiparty democratic elections. The nation's strongman...
Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week. Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha, who appeared with attorney Gloria Allred, also said they hoped they would be allowed to read victim impact statements before Cosby is sentenced on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault . Cosby was convicted...
Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria. Colorfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island. Grieving family members places wreaths of flowers on the coffins. The overloaded boat tipped over Thursday as it got to about 50 meters (55 yards) from the island's dock. People...
Pompeo: No end to NKorea sanctions until 'denuclearization'

Pompeo: No end to NKorea sanctions until 'denuclearization'

Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo said Sunday that economic sanctions on North Korea won't be reduced until it completes "denuclearization" after leader Kim Jong Un offered to close the North's main nuclear site in exchange for U.S. concessions. Kim said last week at a summit with South Korea's president that he was willing to dismantle the Nyongbyon nuclear complex in the presence of outside...

The Latest: Panama pulls migrant rescue boat's registration

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Panama says that it has withdrawn the registration of the only private migrant rescue boat still operating in the central Mediterranean after complaints from Italy, which is cracking down on migrant arrivals. Panama's maritime authority said in a statement that Italy contends that the captain of Aquarius 2 defied instructions to return...
OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met on Sunday in Algiers with non-members including Russia. The committee said in a statement that it was satisfied "regarding the current oil market outlook, with an overall healthy...
OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met on Sunday in Algiers with non-members including Russia. The committee said in a statement that it was satisfied "regarding the current oil market outlook, with an overall healthy...

Average US price of gas drops a penny per gallon to $2.90

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.90. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says that's 28 cents higher than at this time last year. Lundberg said Sunday it's likely that gas prices will continue to drop slightly. The highest average price in the contiguous 48 states is $3.69 in the San Francisco Bay Area...
Dolce&Gabbana explore DNA with star-filled cast

Dolce&Gabbana explore DNA with star-filled cast

Milan designers are embracing women of all shapes, sizes and ages, even if the young, thin model prevailed during this week's previews for next spring and summer. Marni's runway included women of different sizes while Dolce & Gabbana continued their embrace of models in a range of ages and sizes for their DNA runway show on Sunday. Highlights from Sunday's show, the fifth day of previews of womenswear...
'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," than his George W. Bush-era one. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" was easily...
Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show. As a black man, he's aware of the sitcom's place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when "The Cosby Show" went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby out after a widely panned speech to the NAACP in 2004, when the star ranted about black mothers, clothing choices and language. "That...
Boston officer taken to hospital after being shot

Boston officer taken to hospital after being shot

Boston police responded after an officer was shot in the South End on Sunday, police say. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said the officer was shot in the calf. Police confirmed the officer was taken to the hospital, but his injuries weren't believed to be life-threatening. >> Read more trending news  A suspect was taken into custody after shooting the officer and barricading himself...
Student lies under flag to make sure it doesn’t touch the ground

Student lies under flag to make sure it doesn’t touch the ground

Amanda Reallan was waiting in the parking lot to pick up her children from school when she saw an act of patriotism she had to capture a photo of. >> Read more trending news  Three fifth-grade boys were struggling as they removed and worked to fold the American flag when one of them lay under it to make sure it did not touch the ground. “We’ve had a bunch of close calls,&rdquo...
Police warn parents after finding drugs designed to look like candy

Police warn parents after finding drugs designed to look like candy

Police are warning parents after confiscating drugs stamped to look like candy in the shape of animated characters. >> Read more trending news  Hapeville police recovered two guns, one of which was stolen, cash and drugs in a raid Friday.  “The pills and lollipops are designed to look like candy,” officials said in a post on Facebook. “Parents, teachers and Coaches...
Tour Championship: Woods by a whisker

Tour Championship: Woods by a whisker

Tiger Woods clawed his way to the Tour Championship, clinging to the lead all day and surviving a couple of rattling back-nine bogies. >> Read more trending news  Woods led by as many as five strokes on the final round but saw his lead cut to two strokes. He ended the day two shots over Billy Horschel. The throng cheered him up the fairway and chanted "Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!" as...
Scam alert: Fake Microsoft rep hijacks woman's computer, charges $3K to 'fix' it

Scam alert: Fake Microsoft rep hijacks woman's computer, charges $3K to 'fix' it

A 66-year-old West Chester Township, Ohio, woman is out about $3,300 after someone claiming to be a Microsoft representative allegedly took over her computer, caused a problem and charged her to fix it. Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson explained how the scam worked. “It appears as if the victim bought something off the internet which was not a legitimate Microsoft product,” ...
Georgia Uber driver accused of stabbing 2 customers

Georgia Uber driver accused of stabbing 2 customers

An Uber driver is accused of stabbing two of her customers last Sunday in east Georgia, the Augusta Chronicle reported. Shaunisha Danielle Brown, 29, of Augusta, faces two counts of aggravated assault, the newspaper reported. She’s accused of stabbing two people in the 5000 block of Reynolds Way, according to a Grovetown police incident report obtained by the Chronicle...
Which personality type are you? New study reveals 4 core groupings

Which personality type are you? New study reveals 4 core groupings

You may be familiar with Myers-Briggs’ 16 different personality types, but new research published this week in the journal Nature Human Behavior shows there are four distinct personality clusters most individuals around the globe adhere to best. Psychologists and engineers at Northwestern University in Illinois sought to “develop an alternative approach to the identification...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $30M to house homeless, low-income families

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $30M to house homeless, low-income families

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is spending $30 million to house 94 homeless and low-income families in south Seattle. The Seattle Times reports that Allen’s donation to the Mount Baker Family Housing development is the largest funding piece for the project. Allen has been partnered with the project throughout its design process. Mercy Housing Northwest and Mary’s Place...
6-year-old boy with special needs missing from North Carolina park

6-year-old boy with special needs missing from North Carolina park

Update 2:02 p.m. EST Sept. 23: Emergency responders are continuing the massive search at a Gastonia park Sunday for a 6-year-old boy with special needs. Original report: Emergency responders began a massive search at a North Carolina park Saturday afternoon for a 6-year-old boy with special needs. The search continued Sunday morning. Maddox Ritch was last seen at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia...
Nordstrom's taped-up, $530 'distressed' shoes sell out

Nordstrom's taped-up, $530 'distressed' shoes sell out

Update 11:11 a.m. EDT Sept. 23:  They looked like trash, but they sold like gold.Nordstrom's "Golden Goose Superstar Taped Sneaker" has sold out, according to the department store's website. The shoes sold for $530 online and were manufactured to look worn out and scuffed with duct tape across the wearer's toes. Original report: If you're looking to buy a pair of trashed sneakers...
18-month-old found alone in shopping cart in Target parking lot

18-month-old found alone in shopping cart in Target parking lot

Police are investigating after a child was found in a shopping cart alone outside a Target in Massachusetts. Authorities said the boy, who is about 18 months old, was found around 1 p.m. Saturday in Easton. The boy was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for further evaluation, but police said he appeared to be unharmed. Authorities said two men and two women were seen on security camera from...
Sheriff asks residents to stop bothering a vacationing Post Malone

Sheriff asks residents to stop bothering a vacationing Post Malone

The Morgan County Sheriff asked residents, mostly children, Friday to stop bothering entertainer Post Malone, who is in the area on vacation, officials said. >> Read more trending news  “If you see him out on the town feel free to say hello, he has been very kind and respectful to all who have talked to him,” officials said in a post on Facebook. “Our office will enforce...
Some flea-tick products increase seizure risk in pets, FDA says

Some flea-tick products increase seizure risk in pets, FDA says

Some flea and tick drugs could cause seizures and other neurological issues in pets, and owners should consult with their veterinarians to decide on an appropriate treatment, the Food and Drug Administration said.  >> Read more trending news  Some cats and dogs on Bravecto, Nexgard, Credelio and Simparica, which use isoxazoline, had muscle tremors, ataxia and seizures, the...
Strip club closed after food stamps used to buy lap dances, drugs, investigators say

Strip club closed after food stamps used to buy lap dances, drugs, investigators say

The Ohio Liquor Control Commission revoked the liquor permit of Sharkey’s bar, an adult entertainment establishment, effective at the close of business Thursday, after investigators used food stamps to buy lap dances. >> Read more trending news  Agent-in-Charge Michelle Thourot said agents began investigating the Twenty Two Fifty Inc., also known as Sharkey’s, in May 2017...
National Guard delivers 7,000 hot plates to residents affected by gas pipeline explosion

National Guard delivers 7,000 hot plates to residents affected by gas pipeline explosion

Merrimack Valley residents affected by last week's gas explosions and fires still don't have gas service as crews work to restore 48 miles of pipeline. Without gas service, most residents won't be able to heat their homes or cook their food. With that in mind, officials have implemented temporary solutions into their recovery plan, which includes delivering hot plates and space heaters to residents...
Man mows down nearly a dozen emus in Australian outback, video shows

Man mows down nearly a dozen emus in Australian outback, video shows

The driver has a thick mustache, black glasses and wears a hat as he delights in mowing down nearly a dozen emus at breakneck speed in the Australian outback, a video shows.  Other than that, much about the video is unknown. >> Read more trending news  The Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales shared the video Thursday in an attempt to change that...
Seattle moves to replace totem poles with authentic indigenous art

Seattle moves to replace totem poles with authentic indigenous art

Totem poles have become a symbol of Seattle, but it turns out they have nothing to do with the Coast Salish people of the Northwest. Now there is a growing movement to right the cultural wrongs done by well-meaning white settlers. >> Read more trending news  Totem poles from Alaska's tribes, Chief Seattle dressed in the headdress of a Great Plains tribe - these are just some of the things...
Woman, Great Dane attacked by dogs from homeless woman's RV

Woman, Great Dane attacked by dogs from homeless woman's RV

Leslie Shelton went to take a walk with her Great Dane, Lily, but they didn't get far before they were attacked by three dogs, which came from one of the RVs parked along the street near her home. >> Read more trending news  Shelton says the woman who lives inside the RV opened the door and three dogs bounded out. “Her three dogs were right there and just came running, teeth bared...
15-month-old dies after choking on toy at day care, parents say

15-month-old dies after choking on toy at day care, parents say

The parents of a 15-month old baby who died after choking on a toy at day care said they're devastated. >> Read more trending news  The facility where the incident allegedly happened was closed Friday and the Department of Children and Families is investigating the incident. Little Malik was left fighting for his life. His father, Earl Baker, said the boy choked on a toy while at day...
CDC: Life expectancy in U.S. declines for second year in a row

CDC: Life expectancy in U.S. declines for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the life expectancy of Americans got shorter. >> Read more trending news  According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the overall life expectancy in the U.S. was 78.6 years, down .1 from the previous year. Men can expect to live 76.1 years, down from 76.3. Women held steady at 81.1 years. During the...
Hurricane Safety: What are hurricane categories and what do they mean?

Hurricane Safety: What are hurricane categories and what do they mean?

The East Coast is no stranger to hurricanes and the destruction that follows. The Saffir-Simpson scale was developed to help determine damage and flooding before it strikes.   What is a hurricane?  A hurricane is a rotating low-pressure weather system that converts the energy of warm air into winds and waves. Hurricanes have “warm core” centers, meaning the center of the...
Hurricane Safety: Here’s a step-by-step guide to filing an insurance claim

Hurricane Safety: Here’s a step-by-step guide to filing an insurance claim

A hurricane leaves a path of destruction and many are left trying to figure out how to begin the chore of cleaning up and repairing their property.  >> Read more trending news  Insurance companies will send claims teams to the affected areas after the event so that customers can get the process of filing a claim started and get the money to repair their property in a timely manner...
Hurricane Safety: 10 tips to stay safe when returning home after a natural disaster

Hurricane Safety: 10 tips to stay safe when returning home after a natural disaster

While much attention is placed on storm preparedness, the period just after a natural disaster can be particularly dangerous. Weary residents who are eager to return to their homes are at increased risk for a variety of life-threatening situations, including carbon monoxide poisoning, electrocution, mold exposure and food poisoning. The following tips from the Centers for Disease Control and...
Boyfriend arrested in connection with toddler's 'torture case' death

Boyfriend arrested in connection with toddler's 'torture case' death

A second arrest was made Friday in the death of 2-year-old Jayce Martin police in Orlando, Florida, said. >> Read more trending news  Johnathan Pursglove, 25, was arrested on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child, police said. He was released on bond Friday. Jayce’s mother, Victoria Toth, 24, was arrested earlier this month on the same charges. Police said Jayce&rsquo...
Junk food linked to higher risk of cancer, study says

Junk food linked to higher risk of cancer, study says

It’s no secret junk food is bad for your health. In fact, too much of it can increase your risk of several diseases, including cancer, according to a new report. >> Read more trending news  Researchers from health institutions in France recently conducted a study, published in the PLOS journal, to explore the link between cancer and foods that were labeled by the Nutrient Profiling...
Jury awards boy $30 million in botched circumcision; award could increase

Jury awards boy $30 million in botched circumcision; award could increase

A jury in Clayton County, Georgia has awarded a boy $30 million for a botched circumcision, and the award could rise even higher as deliberations continue. >> Read more trending news  The verdict came down in the first phase of deliberations Friday, and the jury is expected to deliberate over whether to grant punitive damages, according to state court officials. The boy was 18-days-old...
Man suspected of threatening President Trump arrested after 3-month manhunt

Man suspected of threatening President Trump arrested after 3-month manhunt

A fugitive suspected of threatening President Trump has been arrested by police after a three-month manhunt. Shawn Christy, 26, was taken into custody Friday afternoon, the U.S. Marshals Service told WPXI. The federal agency said Christy was arrested in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, by marshals and task force members from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania warrants issued for Christy allege...
Man gets 160-year sentence for impregnating 10-year-old after repeated molestation

Man gets 160-year sentence for impregnating 10-year-old after repeated molestation

An Indiana man received a 160-year prison sentence after his conviction in August on 10 counts of child molestation that led to the pregnancy of a 10-year-old girl. >> Read more trending news  At his trial last month, Georgia native Nicholas Deon Thrash, 34, was found guilty of repeatedly molesting the girl beginning when she was 8 when he lived with the child and her mother in Georgia...
Girls arrested after stabbing school bus driver with steak knife

Girls arrested after stabbing school bus driver with steak knife

Two high school students in Atlanta were arrested this week over their alleged roles in the stabbing of a school bus driver, warrants and DeKalb County School District officials confirmed.  Keniya Lloyd and Donesia Glass, both of Decatur, “are not currently attending classes” after the Sept. 14 attack, DeKalb County schools spokesman Andre Riley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Nissan recalls more than 215,000 vehicles for fire risk

Nissan recalls more than 215,000 vehicles for fire risk

Nissan is recalling more than 215,000 vehicles because a faulty brake pump could cause a fire and is recommending owners park affected vehicles outside and away from other vehicles. >> Read more trending news  On impacted vehicles, the Anti-Lock Brake actuator pump leaks fluid onto a circuit board. The indicator light on the instrument panel will remain on for 10 seconds after the engine...
Uber driver charged with kidnapping after rider jumps from moving car, police say

Uber driver charged with kidnapping after rider jumps from moving car, police say

A Florida Uber driver allegedly refused to let her fare out of the car Wednesday, forcing the female passenger to jump from the window of the moving vehicle, police said.  Destiny Racquel Green, 30, is charged with kidnapping to commit or facilitate a felony and false imprisonment. Leon County Jail records showed Green remained in jail Friday afternoon.  Tallahassee police officers...
US Alzheimer’s, dementia burden to double by 2060, CDC warns

US Alzheimer’s, dementia burden to double by 2060, CDC warns

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday revealed that the country’s burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will double by the year 2060. >> Read more trending news  In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases. The figure is expected to grow to 13.9 million, equating...
Gym teacher caught on video assaulting 7-year-old student

Gym teacher caught on video assaulting 7-year-old student

A teacher at an elementary school in Xenia, Ohio, lost his teaching license permanently after he was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting a 7-year-old student. >> Read more trending news  The incident happened at Tecumseh Elementary School in April of 2017. It was caught on camera and occurred with children close by. The video shows the child was seated on steps behind the gym...
Google employee uses high heels, paraglider, unicycle to encourage commuting outside of cars

Google employee uses high heels, paraglider, unicycle to encourage commuting outside of cars

A Kirkland, Washington, man is challenging all of us to think about how we get from point A to point B, and he's turning a lot of heads in the process. Bruce Dawson is using a different way to get to the Kirkland Google campus each day in September. So far, he’s flown in a powered paraglider, ridden a mountain unicycle and on Friday, he walked one and a quarter miles in high heels. “It's...
Daughter accidentally donates family heirloom to Goodwill

Daughter accidentally donates family heirloom to Goodwill

In the days after her mother’s death, Tammie Figlinski came across it: A ring her mother wore daily. It might look like costume jewelry, but to Figlinski, it was priceless. >> Read more trending news  "It's so sentimental,” Figlinski told WTMJ. “It was passed down from my grandma to my mom. My mom wore this all the time. It's the only ring we remember her wearing...
#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of sexual assault want you to know why they never went to police

#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of sexual assault want you to know why they never went to police

President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of Christine Blasey Ford’s failure to report an alleged 1980s sexual assault against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has inspired a powerful social campaign from survivors of assault. >> Read more trending news  The #WhyIDidntReport hashtag sprung up in response to the president’s questioning Ford’s...
Security camera catches repairman sniffing, stealing child’s underwear

Security camera catches repairman sniffing, stealing child’s underwear

A California man is warning other parents after the security camera in his young daughters’ bedroom caught a repairman rifling through the children’s clothes hamper, sniffing what appeared to be a pair of underwear and stashing another pair in his pocket.  Jason Cooper told ABC7 in Los Angeles that his family had recently moved into a new home in the Playa Vista neighborhood when...
Rod Rosenstein proposed invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, reports say

Rod Rosenstein proposed invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, reports say

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year discussed removing President Donald Trump from office using the 25th Amendment and proposed secretly taping him, according to reports Friday from The New York Times and The Washington Post. In a statement, Rosenstein said that the Times report was “inaccurate and factually incorrect.” The Post report was published after the statement...
Civil War cannonballs found in front yard of home near University of Memphis

Civil War cannonballs found in front yard of home near University of Memphis

A Memphis homeowner found peculiar items in their front yard Thursday. They turned out to be antiques -- believed to be from the Civil War.  >> Read more trending news  Memphis police said the homeowner found what ended up being identified as Civil War cannonballs in the front yard of the home. The home is down the street from the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, where the University...
At least 5 dogs killed in massive kennel fire at dachshund rescue 

At least 5 dogs killed in massive kennel fire at dachshund rescue 

A massive fire that destroyed a dog kennel and left several animals dead in York County is under investigation. >> Read more trending news  The fire happened late Thursday night at Chapman's Dachshund Rescue and has left the future of the shelter in jeopardy. Employees said they worked hard to rescue as many dogs as possible until firefighters got the flames under control. The cause of...
Hiring: Company seeks taste-testers, pays up to $1,000/day for eating pizza

Hiring: Company seeks taste-testers, pays up to $1,000/day for eating pizza

Enjoy what you do and you never have to work a day in your life. >> Read more trending news  For pizza aficionados, portable pizza oven company Ooni is hiring 10 brand ambassadors to eat pizza and get paid between $300 and $1,000 a day, CNBC reported.  The pay is based on experience and how much time spent each day working. Ooni is looking to fill product testing and recipe...
Aberdeen shooting: Female gunman kills 3, injures 3 in ‘chaotic’ scene at Rite Aid center 

Aberdeen shooting: Female gunman kills 3, injures 3 in ‘chaotic’ scene at Rite Aid center 

A shooter killed three people Thursday and injured three others before turning the gun on herself at the Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have identified the shooter as Snochia Moseley, a 26-year-old woman who started working at the center as a temporary employee two weeks before Thursday’s attack. Update...
Pet store puppies linked to bacterial outbreak in 18 states, CDC says

Pet store puppies linked to bacterial outbreak in 18 states, CDC says

>> Read more trending news  In its Friday Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Atlanta-based CDC reported that puppies with Campylobacter jejuni -- a bacteria that causes about 1.3 million diarrheal illnesses in the United States annually -- are to blame for at least 118 people in 18 states falling ill over the past two years. The CDC linked the outbreak to puppies...
Google honors 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' anniversary with heartwarming video

Google honors 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' anniversary with heartwarming video

Fifty-one years ago today, Fred Rogers filmed the first episode of the hit children’s television show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which would go on to capture a national audience on PBS after its February 1968 premiere. >> Read more trending news  To celebrate the beloved hit, Google’s Doodle team created a video in honor of the Pennsylvania native...
Trump on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation: 'Why didn't someone call the FBI 36 years ago?'

Trump on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation: 'Why didn't someone call the FBI 36 years ago?'

President Donald Trump criticized a woman who claims his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, questioning in a series of tweets Friday her failure to report the incident decades earlier. “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement...
Krispy Kreme to celebrate National Coffee Day with coffee-glazed doughnuts, free coffee

Krispy Kreme to celebrate National Coffee Day with coffee-glazed doughnuts, free coffee

Coffee lovers rejoice! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is celebrating National Coffee Day on Sept. 29 with doughnut-flavored coffee, coffee-flavored doughnuts and a free cup of java. For one week, starting Monday, Krispy Kreme will offer coffee-glazed doughnuts. The chain is also introducing a coffee flavored like its iconic original glazed doughnuts, which will join Krispy Kreme’s regular menu. >...
Substitute teacher charged with sending nude photos to teen boys

Substitute teacher charged with sending nude photos to teen boys

A substitute teacher in northwest Georgia was arrested and fired after she allegedly sent nude photos of herself to several 14-year-old boys, according to reports. >> Read more trending news  Lenea Pardue, 35, of Trenton, surrendered to authorities at the Dade County Jail, the GBI said Thursday in a statement. She’s charged with electronically furnishing obscene material to minors...
Up, up and away: An exclusive look at Walt Disney World's Skyliner

Up, up and away: An exclusive look at Walt Disney World's Skyliner

It's not Buzz Lightyear or the house from "Up" soaring above Walt Disney World. It's the park's first new form of transportation infrastructure in decades. If you've been to Walt Disney World recently, you've probably seen construction crews, towering poles, wheels hanging in mid-air and giant gears in the sky. They're all part of the new Skyliner system which will connect two parks and...
Atlanta police sergeant awarded $100,000 after false DUI arrest in suburban county

Atlanta police sergeant awarded $100,000 after false DUI arrest in suburban county

An Atlanta police sergeant was awarded more than $100,000 of Forsyth County taxpayer money after a lawsuit was settled last week because he was erroneously arrested for a DUI, WSB-TV reported.  >> Read more trending news  In August 2017, Sgt. Paul Sparwath called 911 when he saw some teenagers acting suspiciously in his Forsyth County neighborhood and possibly breaking into cars, WSB...
There have been 3 workplace shootings in 24 hours

There have been 3 workplace shootings in 24 hours

Three workplace shootings in three different states in a 24-hour period are putting American workers on edge. It seems it can happen anywhere these days and it does. >> Read more trending news  On Wednesday morning, a 43-year-old man showed up at the software company where he works outside Madison, Wisconsin, and opened fire. Four people at WTS Paradigm were injured, three seriously...
Delta to launch facial recognition at check-in, boarding and other terminal locations

Delta to launch facial recognition at check-in, boarding and other terminal locations

Delta Air Lines plans to launch what it calls the nation’s first “biometric terminal” by deploying facial recognition at multiple points in the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson. At the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal and Concourse F at the Atlanta airport, Delta plans to use facial recognition at check-in, at the security checkpoint, at boarding and...
9-year-old girl dies from Type 1 diabetes after blood sugar drop during sleepover

9-year-old girl dies from Type 1 diabetes after blood sugar drop during sleepover

A small-town community in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania is dealing with a huge loss. >> Read more trending news  Sophia Daugherty, 9, a fifth-grader at Laurel Elementary School, died Wednesday from complications of Type 1 diabetes. Her family said she suffered an extreme blood sugar drop during a sleepover last weekend and was found unresponsive Sunday morning. The girl was hospitalized...
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