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Police unaware of man before college student's death

A man who was fatally shot after wounding three Kansas City police officers during a gunfight had not drawn local law enforcement's attention before he became a person of interest this month in the death of a college student from India, police said Monday. Investigators believe 25-year-old Marlin Mack opened fire on officers Sunday with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle during a confrontation that...
US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared willing to participate in discussions with the Taliban if those talks also involve the Afghan government. The...
US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared willing to participate in discussions with the Taliban if those talks also involve the Afghan government. The...
AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year. For months, May had been concerned about her safety after being assigned to C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in late 2016. As she walked to her office on Feb. 1, 2017, the veteran Department of Correction counselor voiced her concerns to a colleague. "I was...
Woman says Iowa patrol captain didn't act in harassment case

Woman says Iowa patrol captain didn't act in harassment case

A powerful Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act after learning one of his troopers harassed a female state employee, telling the woman to confront the trooper herself, she alleges in emails obtained by The Associated Press. Capt. Mark Logsdon's response angered legislative security coordinator Shawna Ferguson, who reported last August that she was frightened by Trooper Wade Karp and wanted to be...
Eagles QB Wentz weds girlfriend in lakeside ceremony

Eagles QB Wentz weds girlfriend in lakeside ceremony

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz married his longtime girlfriend Maddie Oberg in a lakeside ceremony that thrilled some fans in boats. The two were wed at the Lake House Inn in Bucks County on Sunday, and kayakers and canoers on Lake Nockamixon were treated to a waterside view of the nuptials. Christy Stack posted on Facebook that she was able to hear the vows from her boat, and after...
Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

Whether it's investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter. In the past few months, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has become a bigger, more snarling presence on social media. But when Musk called a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile in front of 22.2 million Twitter followers...
Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. A woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified injuries. The rest of the passengers suffered...
US intel chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling

US intel chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling

The top U.S. intelligence official on Monday stood by what he called "clear" assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election after President Donald Trump cast doubt on that conclusion following a summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The statement from Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, did not directly reference Trump's comments at a news conference alongside Putin...
Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach. From her hospital bed, 23-year-old Angela Hernandez posted a detailed account Sunday night on Facebook of her survival after the crash...
Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach. From her hospital bed, 23-year-old Angela Hernandez posted a detailed account Sunday night on Facebook of her survival after the crash...
World Cup protesters get 15 days in jail, sports event bans

World Cup protesters get 15 days in jail, sports event bans

The four protesters who barged onto the field at the World Cup final in Moscow have been sentenced to 15 days in jail. The protesters, members of the Pussy Riot punk collective, ran onto the pitch at Luzhniki Stadium dressed as police officers during the second half of Sunday's match between France and Croatia. They called for the release of political prisoners and for more open political competition...
The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trademark macho posture converged with President Donald Trump and his classic power stance as the leaders met on the world stage in Finland. Seated in Helsinki's ornate Gothic Hall, Putin appeared to slouch in his chair and looked off to the side at times on Monday, avoiding eye contact with Trump at the start of their high-profile talks. The taller Trump leaned...
The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trademark macho posture converged with President Donald Trump and his classic power stance as the leaders met on the world stage in Finland. Seated in Helsinki's ornate Gothic Hall, Putin appeared to slouch in his chair and looked off to the side at times on Monday, avoiding eye contact with Trump at the start of their high-profile talks. The taller Trump leaned...
Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

Russian media saw Monday's highly anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a heartening step forward, with the Kremlin leader as the more prominent figure. After their joint news conference in Helsinki, Russia media also took some swipes at U.S. journalists for focusing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election that brought Trump to power. "To...
Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open

Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open

A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has doubled in size and shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants Monday, officials said. Visitors were arriving and amenities were open, but the growing flames shut down a key route into the California park at the peak of tourist season. A stretch of State Route 140 has been...

Egypt draft bill to immune senior military officers

Egypt's parliament has passed a draft bill that could immune senior military officers from future prosecution related to violence following the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president. The draft bill, which gained legislators' approval on Monday, gives President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi the right to name officers who are eligible for rewards that include ministerial benefits and...
Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit and seemed to accept Putin's insistence that Russia's hands were clean. Trump's comments, at a joint news conference Monday after summit talks with Putin, drew heavy criticism back in the U.S...
Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

A 30-year-old woman with a painkiller addiction has been accused of killing her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk. Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby. An autopsy found the baby died from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine, the Bucks County District Attorney's office said in a statement. According...
The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

The Latest: French leader to soccer team: 'Don't change'

The Latest on France celebrating team's World Cup victory (all times local): 8:35 p.m. France's World Cup champions are sharing their win on the soccer field with hundreds of youth at the presidential Elysee Palace after getting a hero's welcome home in Paris. Following a victory lap down the packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open air bus, the squad that defeated Croatia 4-2 in the tournament final...
Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that Luna, a white African lioness, made her debut last week at the Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler. She is among fewer than 500 white lions left in the world. Sanctuary director Emily Owen says white lions are endangered due to over hunting. Only about a dozen...
Florida's economy hits $1 trillion GDP milestone

Florida's economy hits $1 trillion GDP milestone

Florida’s economy hit a new milestone. The state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) topped $1 trillion, the Florida Chamber Foundation’s chief economist announced Friday. >> Read more trending news  To put it into perspective, if Florida was an independent country, Florida’s $1 trillion economy would rank as the 17th largest economy in the world – ahead of Saudi...
Pregnant woman killed, infant injured in Florida triple shooting, deputies say

Pregnant woman killed, infant injured in Florida triple shooting, deputies say

A pregnant woman, an infant and a 13-year-old were shot in Pine Hills, Florida, on Monday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to Gamble and Dunsford drives about 2:40 p.m. for a report of a shooting.  A 21-year-old pregnant woman was killed, a 10-month-old was grazed by a bullet and a 13-year-old was shot in the arm, deputies said.  Deputies said the...
Trump-Putin summit: Trump takes Russia's side over intelligence community

Trump-Putin summit: Trump takes Russia's side over intelligence community

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their their first stand-alone meeting Monday at a highly anticipated summit in Helsinki, Finland.  >> COMPLETE COVERAGE: Trump-Putin summit: What people are saying about Trump's comments | Jamie Dupree: With Putin, Trump calls Russia probe a ‘disaster’ | Photos | Jamie Dupree: Russia...
Amazon glitch: Here's how to get on the Amazon Prime sale

Amazon glitch: Here's how to get on the Amazon Prime sale

Amazon’s website suffered a glitch at the beginning of its much-hyped Prime Day sale. Here is a workaround that will allow you to get to the Prime Day Deals. 1. Click onto the Prime Day link on Amazon. 2. Go to the filter area at the top of the  page next to the words “Amazon Prime,” and click on “Prime Day” instead of “All.”
Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts with some glitches

Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts with some glitches

Amazon Prime Day started at 3 p.m. Eastern time today, but not without some glitches. >> Read more trending news  CNBC reported that customers complained of errors on desktop and mobile. According to the outlet, some customers got an error page featuring “dogs of Amazon.” On those pages, a photo of a dog appears with the text, “Sorry. Something went wrong on...
Texas woman sentenced to 40 years for trying to sell 2-year-old for sex

Texas woman sentenced to 40 years for trying to sell 2-year-old for sex

A Texas woman was sentenced last week to 40 years in prison for trying to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex.  Sarah Marie Peters, 25, of Houston, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted human trafficking, promotion of prostitution of a child and sexual performance of a child, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. She received a 40-year sentence on the sexual...
Woman vows to sue nephew over $1.2 million lottery prize

Woman vows to sue nephew over $1.2 million lottery prize

A lottery jackpot check presentation turned into a family feud when the woman who put her nephew’s name on the winning ticket refused to split the prize and vowed to sue for the remaining portion.  Barbara Reddick gave her nephew Tyrone MacInnes $100 to buy tickets for Chase the Ace, a lottery with a jackpot that had reached $1.2 million, and told him to put his name on the ticket as well...
Trump Putin summit: Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, John McCain react

Trump Putin summit: Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, John McCain react

Response to President Donald Trump’s comment at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin that he doubted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was swift and pointed Monday. Reaction ranged from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper calling the president’s performance “disgraceful” to retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (California) defending the president&rsquo...
‘Come on grandpa,' deputy jokes as he escorts tortoise strolling on Marion County road

‘Come on grandpa,' deputy jokes as he escorts tortoise strolling on Marion County road

A Florida deputy gave a unique escort over the weekend when he spotted a creature walking down a road. A tortoise was taking a stroll down a road when Marion County Deputy Bryan Bowman drove up to it. >> Read more trending news  Bowman said he was concerned that other drivers wouldn't stop for the tortoise, so, he turned around, flipped on his lights and slowed traffic to keep the little...
'RHONY's' Luann de Lesseps checks back into rehab

'RHONY's' Luann de Lesseps checks back into rehab

“Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps has checked herself back into rehab. People reported that de Lesseps had her ‘RHONY’ co-star Bethenny Frankel speak on her behalf, confirming the news. The 53-year-old was absent from the season 10 reunion taping for the Bravo reality show. >> Read more trending news  “This weekend, Luann was surrounded...
Beloved Labrador dies after drinking too much saltwater at Florida beach

Beloved Labrador dies after drinking too much saltwater at Florida beach

O.G. was by Chris Taylor’s side for nearly seven years.  Taylor and the Labrador bonded almost immediately when they met when he was a 3-month old-puppy, according to WFLA. O.G. helped Taylor between classwork as he attended college to become a teacher. "He always wanted to be doing what I was doing," Taylor told WFLA. "He's my family. He's just so goofy and just...
2 suspects in beating, stabbing of Applebee’s waitress arrested, granted bond

2 suspects in beating, stabbing of Applebee’s waitress arrested, granted bond

A judge has granted bond to two women charged in connection with the recent beating and stabbing of an Applebee’s waitress at a McDonough, Georgia, restaurant. Lasondra Boyd, 38, and Keterah Boyd, 30, were arrested Friday in Wilkinson County near Macon, Georgia, after McDonough police identified the women after posting a lookout alert, McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Plutonium went missing in San Antonio, and the government is silent

Plutonium went missing in San Antonio, and the government is silent

Two security experts from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there. Their task, according to documents and interviews, was to ensure that the radioactive materials did not fall into the wrong hands on the way back to Idaho, where the government...
Driver totals $300,000 sports car 24 hours after buying it

Driver totals $300,000 sports car 24 hours after buying it

One driver made a very, very expensive mistake. Fairfax, Virginia, police posted a photo on its Facebook page Saturday of a sports car nearly wrapped around a tree. The police department said the driver purchased the McLaren 720S -– which costs around $300,000 –- on Friday and totaled it on Saturday. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The McLaren super car can...
Mattress Firm hiring ‘Snoozetern’ to test out mattresses, sleep, post to social media

Mattress Firm hiring ‘Snoozetern’ to test out mattresses, sleep, post to social media

Mattress Firm is hiring an intern, called a “Snoozetern” who will get paid to sleep. The mattress retail chain announced the internship Thursday. Responsibilities for the Snoozetern include testing out beds and doing written and video reviews for Mattress Firm’s social platforms and MattressFirm.com. The intern will also create regular video content about their snoozetern experience...
Bruce Willis says ‘Die Hard’ isn’t a Christmas movie

Bruce Willis says ‘Die Hard’ isn’t a Christmas movie

Despite an ongoing debate among fans, Bruce Willis says “Die Hard” is not a Christmas movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Willis made the declaration at the end of “The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis,” in which comedians and past co-stars -- and his ex-wife, Demi Moore --  joked about the 63-year-old. Dennis Rodman was also at the roast, but his jokes...
Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: Here’s what is on sale

Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: Here’s what is on sale

Amazon’s annual summer sale, Prime Day, is here and online shoppers are getting ready for the Black Friday in July-like sales. Prime Day starts at noon PT (3 p.m. ET) on Monday and runs through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. PT (Wednesday, 2:59 a.m. ET). Amazon has promised more than a million items will be going on sale Monday and Tuesday. Prime Day began four years ago and has grown more popular...
Mom says daughter became locked in washing machine as water filled appliance

Mom says daughter became locked in washing machine as water filled appliance

A mom in Colorado is issuing a warning to families with children and front-loading washing machines.  Lindsey McIver posted what happened to Facebook last week. Her story has since gone viral. She said that her family had to buy a new washing machine after their old one broke down. They installed it, telling their children not to touch it. But the next morning the couple was awakened by their...
Father accidentally shoots, kills daughter while cleaning handgun, police say

Father accidentally shoots, kills daughter while cleaning handgun, police say

A man from Indiana accidentally shot and killed his daughter as he cleaned his handgun.  Police said that Makayla Bowling’s father was cleaning his gun Friday night inside their Salem, Indiana, home, The Associated Press reported. He thought the weapon was unloaded but it went off. The 6-year-old was shot in the head. She was pronounced dead at a Louisville, Kentucky, hospital, where she...
Trump can’t beat Putin at his own game

Trump can’t beat Putin at his own game

Before last Thursday, President Donald Trump's meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin already promised to be interesting. Then special counsel Robert Mueller's team indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and things got even more complicated.  Monday's summit is now an obvious opportunity for Trump...
Smoking to be banned at, near public housing

Smoking to be banned at, near public housing

July 31 marks the day that smokers will not be permitted to light up at or near public housing.  Starting at the end of the month, those who smoke will not be allowed to smoke cigarettes, cigars and pipes inside or within 25 feet of a building, CNN reported. The rule will not apply to electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff, CBS News reported. It also bans smoking in common areas, according...
Target competes with Amazon with own prime day promotions

Target competes with Amazon with own prime day promotions

We’re hours from the beginning of  Amazon’s Prime Day -- the day (and now half) that bargain shoppers will scour the online retailer for one or more of its million deals worldwide.  But Amazon isn’t alone in the discount day.   Target has announced its version of the shopper’s online paradise called “red-hot summer savings.”  Some...
With Trump in the White House, candidates who sound like him hit the campaign trail

With Trump in the White House, candidates who sound like him hit the campaign trail

In last week's debate between Georgia's Republican candidates for governor, policy was quickly abandoned as Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp lit into one another with a familiar slate of accusations.  Kemp called Cagle a liar at least a dozen times. Cagle accused Kemp of conspiring with another Republican to release a recording of an "out of context" private conversationKemp...
‘This loss is on me’: Rep. Crowley tries to calm tensions in first interview since primary shocker

‘This loss is on me’: Rep. Crowley tries to calm tensions in first interview since primary shocker

Rep. Joseph Crowley, the House Democratic Caucus chairman, took personal blame for his shocking primary loss last month and sought to defuse tensions within his party on Sunday in his first extended interview since the election.  "This loss is on me," said Crowley of New York, who lost his bid for renomination for an 11th term on June 26 to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "I did not...
Texas fisherman reels in 14-foot hammerhead shark

Texas fisherman reels in 14-foot hammerhead shark

A man who went fishing Saturday off Texas' Padre Island made a catch he said he's "only dreamed about" – a 14-foot hammerhead shark. According to KSAT, Robstown fisherman Poco Cedillo, who caught the shark at the Padre Island National Seashore, shared the story of his "catch of multiple lifetimes" in a now-viral post on the South Texas Fishing Association's Facebook...
Trump raises $90 million for his reelection bid and GOP, with less going to legal fees

Trump raises $90 million for his reelection bid and GOP, with less going to legal fees

With the 2018 midterms under way, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and two affiliated committees entered the third quarter with a massive fundraising haul of $90 million and a steep decline in attorneys fees, which have consumed his reelection expenses since he took office.  Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National...
CVS fires 2 employees after white manager called police on black customer over coupon

CVS fires 2 employees after white manager called police on black customer over coupon

Updated 6:19 p.m. ET July 16: CVS has fired two employees who called police when a black female customer attempted to use a coupon a manager believed to be fraudulent, Chicago Tribune reported.  “We have completed our investigation, and as a result, the two colleagues who were involved are no longer employed by CVS Health,” Mike DeAngelis, CVS Health spokesman, said in an email. ...
On abortion and other issues, Kavanaugh’s heroes are more conservative than Kennedy

On abortion and other issues, Kavanaugh’s heroes are more conservative than Kennedy

When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court last week, he said he was "deeply honored" to have the chance to replace his old boss and the man he has called a mentor, Justice Anthony Kennedy.  But when Kavanaugh was asked in September to give a Constitution Day speech, he chose to celebrate his "first judicial hero," the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist...
Man succeeds in campaign to bring ‘Trump baby balloon’ to U.S.

Man succeeds in campaign to bring ‘Trump baby balloon’ to U.S.

A man who started a crowd source funding account to bring a balloon ridiculing President Donald Trump to the United States hopes to fly it near the president’s New Jersey golf club.  The “Fund To Bring Baby Trump To America” raised more than $5,800 as of Sunday evening, more than its $4,500 goal, since it was started Friday by Didier Jimenez-Castro, who wants to fly it at the ...
As Trump cuts a verbal swath through Europe, Mattis stays low-keyed

As Trump cuts a verbal swath through Europe, Mattis stays low-keyed

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was in Norway over the weekend, a short hop from the site of President Donald Trump's Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. But often it seemed as though Mattis was inhabiting a distant world.  For much of the past week, amid Trump's upbraiding of the NATO allies, his undermining of the British prime minister and his courting of Putin, Mattis...
‘Maybe he'll be a friend’: Trump highlights common ground with Putin ahead of summit

‘Maybe he'll be a friend’: Trump highlights common ground with Putin ahead of summit

He allegedly helped him get elected. He has charmed him and egged him on. And on Monday, when Russian President Vladimir Putin meets President Donald Trump face to face here in Finland's capital, he will see what he gets out of it.  Coming into Monday's one-on-one summit, Trump faces intense pressure back home to confront Putin over Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, especially...
Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores

Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores

Duke University will no longer require students to submit some testing scores when they apply for admission.  It will soon be optional for applicants to submit SAT essay scores or ACT writing scores.  Officials said this change is to ensure every student has an opportunity to be fully considered during the application process.  The change will begin with next year's incoming undergraduate...
Equipment malfunction leaves Taylor Swift stuck in basket during performance

Equipment malfunction leaves Taylor Swift stuck in basket during performance

An equipment malfunction, left Taylor Swift stuck in a basket during part of her performance Saturday night in Philadelphia. Swift was in the middle of the song “Delicate” when the sparkling basket she was riding in got stuck mid-air at Lincoln Financial Field. "I'm pretty sure I'm stuck up here," she said at one point to the crowd in videos posted to social media. "It's...
Driver injured after car plunges from 4th floor of parking garage

Driver injured after car plunges from 4th floor of parking garage

A man was injured Sunday when the car he was driving crashed through a barrier and plunged to the ground from the fourth floor of a parking garage.  The driver of the silver Mercedes Benz SUV crashed through a barrier around 1:30 p.m., flying off the parking garage and landing on its roof on the sidewalk below, according to the Times-Picayune.  A group of bystanders helped flip the...
Trump-Putin summit: What time do they meet, where, what will they be talking about?

Trump-Putin summit: What time do they meet, where, what will they be talking about?

President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday in Helsinki, Finland, days after 12 Russian military officers were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. It will be the first time the two men have met in a stand-alone meeting.According to Trump, he has “low expectations” for the meeting, but said “nothing bad” and “maybe...
13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.  The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital...
National Ice Cream Day 2018: Deals at Dairy Queen, Carvel, PetSmart and more

National Ice Cream Day 2018: Deals at Dairy Queen, Carvel, PetSmart and more

If you are in the mood to scream over ice cream today, you’re in luck. Today is National Ice Cream Day (finally), and ice cream joints across the country are offering sweet deals on your favorite flavor.  And there are plenty of people who will take them up on the offers. Ninety-six percent of Americans surveyed by YouGov said they regularly eat ice cream. America’s favorite...
Drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Washington state

Drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Washington state

Washington state's first drive-thru marijuana dispensary is now open for business. Joint Rivers, located at 2121 Auburn Way S. in Auburn, is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The store is planning its official grand opening in the coming months and will hold a Vendors' Day on July 30, where attendees can visit 30 vendors. “We are grateful and excited to provide great cannabis products...
Avozillas, giant 4-pound fruits, are an avocado toast lover's dream come true

Avozillas, giant 4-pound fruits, are an avocado toast lover's dream come true

Love avocado toast? You might want to head down under. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. and 9News, a giant avocado variety dubbed "avozilla" has hit specialty stores in Australia after Queensland's Groves family started growing the fruit, which originally was discovered in South Africa. The massive, tasty treats can weigh up to 4 pounds – five times larger than a...
Endangered sea turtle found dead with beach chair around neck prompts viral plea

Endangered sea turtle found dead with beach chair around neck prompts viral plea

An Alabama conservation group has issued a graphic warning after an endangered sea turtle was reportedly found dead, tangled in an old beach chair. According to WMBB, Fort Morgan Share the Beach posted a now-viral Facebook photo Saturday of the dead Kemp’s ridley turtle, which washed ashore at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. “This makes me so mad,” the post read. &ldquo...
'Sea creature' may have bitten 14-year-old girl at Florida beach, officials say

'Sea creature' may have bitten 14-year-old girl at Florida beach, officials say

A teenage girl was airlifted to the hospital Saturday after possibly being bitten by something on Playalinda Beach in Florida, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. The 14-year-old girl came out of the ocean with a severe cut on her leg, firefighters said.  Officials said they have not yet determined if the cut was surfboard-related or from a “sea creature.” ...
Dad accused of smothering baby, trying to revive her with shock from extension cord

Dad accused of smothering baby, trying to revive her with shock from extension cord

An Arkansas dad has been charged with capital murder after police say he smothered his baby girl, then attempted to revive the 2-month-old with an electric shock. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Tyler Buchanan, 19, of Van Buren, first told police that the baby wasn't breathing when he woke up June 12, so he used a severed extension cord to try to resuscitate her. But Buchanan eventually...
Marijuana found in Wyoming city's flower pots after pranksters sneak seeds into planters

Marijuana found in Wyoming city's flower pots after pranksters sneak seeds into planters

City workers in Powell, Wyoming, are doing some serious "weeding" after jokesters apparently sneaked marijuana seeds into city planters earlier this year. >> Read more trending news  According to the Powell Tribune, employees unintentionally tended to the pot plants until they started seeing the familiar leaves in late June. So far, workers have pulled three cannabis plants...
These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

Want to keep your pup healthy? You may have to avoid certain foods, because some could cause heart disease, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.  The agency issued a warning this week after assessing reports that have associated certain diets with cardiovascular disease.  Researchers found that pet foods with peas, lentils, potatoes and other legume seeds...
Chicago police release video of shooting

Chicago police release video of shooting

Police released video Sunday of their interaction with a man who was shot after lifting his shirt revealing at least one gun before trying to flee.  Harith Augustus, 37, lived less than a mile from where he was shot around 5:30 p.m. after showing signs that he was armed, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  He was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Sun-Times. ...
Decades after horrific crash, lone survivor reunites with man who saved her life

Decades after horrific crash, lone survivor reunites with man who saved her life

After nearly 25 years, a woman found and reunited with a man she says saved her life after a horrific car crash.  The crash happened on I-5 southbound Nov. 27, 1993.  Five people were in the car. Everyone died, except one person; -- a teen.  “Just cannot forget that. Cannot forget that,” said Gus Mansour, who called 911 at the time.  It was the kind of scene so horrible...
Officers give boy wearing torn, dirty socks new shoes

Officers give boy wearing torn, dirty socks new shoes

Two officers from the Tukwila Police Department helped get a local boy a new pair of shoes when out patrolling earlier this week. The officers were patrolling on foot at Cascade View Park on Thursday afternoon when they came across a young boy running around in torn, dirty socks and bleeding from a cut on the bottom of his foot. One of the officers helped clean the cut and patch the boy’s foot...
T.I.'s attorney calls accusations against rapper 'baseless, ill-founded and unjustified'

T.I.'s attorney calls accusations against rapper 'baseless, ill-founded and unjustified'

An accusation of simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct was filed Friday against Atlanta rapper T.I. in Henry County State Court. The filing accused Clifford Harris Jr., also known as T.I., of making a verbal threat and acting “in a violent or tumultuous manner” toward security guard Euwan James at the Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge May 16. The county...
Victim says shark bite won't keep him out of water

Victim says shark bite won't keep him out of water

Two people were bitten by sharks in separate incidents Friday, closing the beaches for the rest of the day, Fernandina Beach Police said. The beaches were reopened Saturday morning. One of the victims, a 17-year-old, was bitten on the foot and is expected to make a full recovery, officials said. Dustin Theobald was in about two feet of water when he felt a shark latch onto his foot. He then smacked...
Florida pastor arrested for taking photos up woman's dress

Florida pastor arrested for taking photos up woman's dress

A former pastor was arrested on charges of video voyeurism after a member of a Deltona church reported that he took a photo up her dress when she was in his office with his children after a Sunday service, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Brian Kenyon Jr., 31, of Lakeland, was arrested Thursday afternoon the week after a warrant was issued for his arrest, deputies said. The...
Firefighter killed battling wildfire near Yosemite National Park

Firefighter killed battling wildfire near Yosemite National Park

A firefighter has been killed while fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park, Cal Fire reported on Saturday. >> Read more trending news  He has been identified as Braden Varney, a heavy fire equipment operator. Cal Fire said he leaves behind a wife and two children. Varney was part of the group battling the Ferguson Fire, which broke out around 10:30 p.m. Friday night in Mariposa...
Massachusetts man plays same lottery numbers 9 times -- and wins

Massachusetts man plays same lottery numbers 9 times -- and wins

A father of two from Brockton, Massachusetts has won $900,000 in the state’s Mass Cash drawing after playing the same lottery numbers nine times at nine different ticket locations. >> Read more trending news  Robert Lundstedt told the Bridgewater Independent that he has played the same five numbers -- 1-7-11-26-30 -- in the state lottery for the last 26 years. He told...
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