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  • Bebe, which sells clothing for women, will close all its stores by the end of May

    BRISBANE, Calif. — Bebe is closing all its stores, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to get dumped by customers who would rather shop with their phones than their feet. Bebe Stores, which models itself as a purveyor of “unique, sophisticated and timelessly sexy” clothing for women, said it plans to close the stores by the end of May, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. Bebe did not immediately return messages from CNNMoney asking whether it plans to go out of […]

  • Police review board says shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte officer was justified

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An internal review board in the Charlotte, North Carolina, police department has determined the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by an officer was justified. In a report released to Scott’s family Friday, the actions of Officer Brentley Vinson on September 20, 2016, were ruled to be lawful and in accordance with department policy. The report was issued by the Independent Shooting Review Board of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. “The board concluded that Officer Vinson’s use of […]

  • Meet the new Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken: Rob Lowe

    The rebirth of Colonel Sanders continues. KFC has brought actor Rob Lowe on as its new colonel to debut its Zinger sandwich. The new Zinger is described as a “100 percent white meat breast filet, hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown by trained cooks in every KFC kitchen, and served with lettuce and Colonel’s mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun.” Lowe is described as a hunk who may seem an unusual candidate to play the elderly, fictitious Colonel […]

  • Naked mole rats: The mammals that can survive without oxygen

    One of the world’s most bizarre and remarkable animals is surprising scientists once again. The naked mole rat is already known to be cold-blooded, resistant to cancer and feeling pain, and can live ten times longer than a mouse. The animal is also one of the strangest-looking mammals on the planet. But now scientists believe these odd creatures can also survive without oxygen, by using a different method of creating energy in their bodies. “Naked mole-rats are very social animals […]

  • North Carolina man named America’s best barista; see how he makes a perfect cup of coffee

    DURHAM, N.C. — For Lem Butler, a cup of coffee isn’t just a cup of coffee. That cup or a single shot of espresso represents a community that reaches around the world. The winner of the 2016 US barista championship, Butler has traced his favorite beverage back to its origins: From the farmers who grow and harvest the coffee to the company that roasts them to the coffee baristas he trains to prepare the coffee at their cafes for the […]

  • Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s father, found dead at 72

    LOS ANGELES — Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and father to actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in a car, according to police and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. He was 72. LAPD officers located Gooding in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. Authorities said they found no indication of foul play. An autopsy is pending, according to a spokesman for the coroner. Gooding was best known as the lead singer of soul group […]

  • Why everyone’s laughing at this $400 juicer

    Juicero is trying to salvage its sticky reputation. It’s a $400 device that connects to the internet and squeezes pre-bought packets of fruit and vegetables into juice. On Wednesday, Bloomberg revealed you can get the same result by squeezing the bags with your own bare hands. The schadenfreude was pulpable. People saw the stereotypical unraveling of a Silicon Valley storyline: A startup was trying to cash in on the juicing craze by raising $120 million from gullible investors and then […]

  • ‘X-Files’ is returning for the 2017-2018 TV season on Fox

    The truth is still out there. Fox is bringing back its popular sci-fi series “The X-Files,” starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. On the heels of last year’s successful reboot, the network has ordered 10 more episodes. The co-stars appear to be as excited about it as fans. Both Duchovny and Anderson tweeted about their return. The pair found fame in the original “X-Files” in the ’90s for their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, investigating the […]

  • Former teacher accused of kidnapping teen girl said he was a Colorado man who lost job, home

    YREKA, Calif. — Tad Cummins was an intensely sought fugitive, trumpeted from coast to coast as the Tennessee teacher accused of running off with his 15-year-old student. But before his capture this week, he and the teenager he called his wife slipped into a remote Northern California community unrecognized and Cummins passed himself off for days as a down-on-his-luck Colorado man who’d just lost his job and home, according to the man who eventually tipped off police. Cummins was arrested […]

  • ‘I think my daughter was brainwashed’: Father of Tennessee kidnapping victim speaks out

    The father of the 15-year-old girl Tennessee girl who was kidnapped by her former teacher and reported missing for nearly six weeks is speaking out after his daughter was found safe Thursday afternoon. Anthony Thomas believes his daughter was brainwashed and will need therapy, according to the Tennessean. He also says the family will get her any help she needs. WATCH: @ABC News Exclusive: Family of kidnapped teen Elizabeth Thomas speaks out following her being found in CA: https://t.co/KPqG69nV5l pic.twitter.com/lDnwE72wmH […]

  • 8-year-old boy saves mother’s life after she suffers brain aneurysm

    KANSAS CITY — A Kansas mother thought her days of mothering were long done with her kids all grown and moved out of the house. But, in a random turn of events, a family friend needed help. And now in her 50s, Tammie Willis ended up adopting two boys under the age of eight. So, on the first day of school last August, Willis woke up her newly-adopted school-aged son, Jhamari, to enjoy a special breakfast together. They were enjoying […]

  • 5 shocking revelations from the Tennessee teacher criminal complaint

    In the days before he allegedly abducted his 15-year-old student, Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins refilled a prescription for Cialis, took out a loan for quick cash and made hotel reservations in another state, actions investigators believe show he was planning to leave with the girl. Details about those facts and other surprising revelations were found in the criminal complaint against Cummins in the sensational case. The car On March 13, Cummins told his wife he needed to borrow her Nissan […]