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  • Man says he stabbed dog to death for siding with girlfriend in arguments

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man claims his girlfriend’s dog would always take her side in an argument. Minutes later, he stabbed the dog, according to a Lee County arrest report. 26-year-old Mike Lado is facing one charge of animal cruelty, resulting in a death. Lado had been out drinking for several hours and returned home and began arguing with his girlfriend. Blue was sitting next to his owner, Lado’s girlfriend, during the argument. Blue’s owner told detectives about […]

  • Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies

    SAN ANTONIO — A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what’s likely to be pneumonia, according to the park. Kyara was born in April at SeaWorld San Antonio and spent her short life there. A post mortem exam to find the cause of death will be conducted and SeaWorld said it would provide an update when the full results are in. Her veterinary team suspected Kyara […]

  • Teen wins $26K a year for life off $1 scratch-off

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life. Daniela Leon Ruz of Orlando bought the new scratch-off ticket, named $500 A Week For Life, at her local grocery store, according to The Florida Lottery. The odds of her winning the top prize of this game were one-in-six million. But this teen beat the odds and scratched her way to score the top prize. Instead of […]

  • John McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote

    Sen. John McCain, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will make a dramatic return to the Senate Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation. McCain’s office announced Monday night he will return Tuesday. His return will amount to a surprise to most Republicans, who expected him to miss the crucial vote and return to Washington at a later date. But he could help the GOP deliver a critical vote to begin debating health care […]

  • Microsoft Paint could get erased after 32 years

    Say goodbye to Microsoft Paint? The iconic Paint application has landed on Microsoft’s list of “deprecated” features for future software releases. Although the tech giant said the feature is “not in active development” and could be soon removed, it’s unclear whether Paint will be officially absent from its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected this fall. Microsoft has not responded to a request for comment. Paint was released in 1985 with the first version of Windows 1.0. The program has […]

  • Federal judge green-lights collection of voter data

    WASHINGTON — A federal judge in DC declined to block President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission from collecting data on voters from 50 states in a ruling on Monday, handing a win to an administration inundated by lawsuits over the commission’s request. The commission’s vice chairman, Kris Kobach, sent a letter to all 50 states requesting a slew of voter roll data in late June. Kobach said he was only asking for what was publicly available under the laws of […]

  • Kushner confirms Russia meetings, says ‘all of my actions were proper’

    Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser, made a rare public statement Monday following his meeting with Senate intelligence committee staffers, saying his answers and information he provided the committee show “all of my actions were proper” in the course of the campaign. Standing behind a White House logo outside the West Wing, he said “I did not collude with Russia,” adding “I do not know of anyone else” on the campaign who did so. His comments outside the […]

  • The Moon’s interior could contain water, scientists say

    There may be water — a good bit of it — deep inside the moon, scientists at Brown University say. By analyzing satellite images, the scientists found evidence of water trapped in “glass beads” in ancient ash and rocks that volcanoes spewed across the surface of the moon, said Ralph Milliken, lead author of the new research and an associate professor in Brown’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. “The fact that nearly all of them (the volcanic deposits) […]

  • Charlie Gard’s parents give up battle to take son to US

    LONDON — The parents of the terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard have given up their legal fight over treatment for their son. Grant Armstrong, the lawyer for Chris Gard and Connie Yates, told the U.K. High Court on Monday that experts have said that the “window of opportunity no longer exists.” “For Charlie, it is too late … treatment cannot offer a chance of success,” he told the court. Charlie Gard, now 11 months, was born with a genetic […]

  • Honorary Alaska ‘mayor,’ Stubbs the cat, dies at 20

    TALKEETNA, Alaska — In today’s political climate, catty politicians claw for every vote, but the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, was different. His ability to unite through cuddles and his fondness for naps made him remarkable, and this mayor — Stubbs the cat — also proved that opposable thumbs aren’t necessary for success in politics. The honorary mayor of the small Alaska town, elected as a write-in in 1997 due to a paucity of viable human candidates, died at age 20, […]

  • Snooty, the world’s oldest captive manatee, dies in tragic accident

    The world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, Snooty, has died in a tragic accident, the South Florida Museum says. The beloved marine animal was found dead during a check of his enclosure Sunday morning, the museum said. “Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that a panel that is kept bolted shut had somehow been dislodged and that Snooty was able to swim in,” the museum said […]

  • Rare case of 9-year-old in HIV remission for years — without drugs

    A 9-year-old South African child diagnosed with HIV when he was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years — without regular treatment. This is the first reported case of a child controlling their HIV infection without drugs in Africa and the third known case globally. Soon after diagnosis, the child was placed on antiretroviral treatment, or ART, for 40 weeks, at which point treatment was stopped and the child’s health was monitored. Blood tests in late […]