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  • A normal morning drive into Washington, D.C. turned into a cute moment when a commuter saw a raccoon holding on to the back of a garbage truck in Arlington, Virginia.

    Raccoon stuck on garbage truck reminds us, ‘Hang in there’

    ARLINGTON, Va. — It’s a real-life motivational poster. A normal morning drive into Washington, D.C. turned into a cute moment when a commuter saw a raccoon holding on to the back of a garbage truck in Arlington, Virginia. After seeing the raccoon in the Rosslyn neighborhood, Politico reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich alerted truck driver. He immediately began working to figure out exactly what to do with the ride-sharing critter. About 12:25 p.m., three Falls Church police officers responded with catch […]

  • Border Patrol agents in Douglas, Arizona, dismantled a drug-hurling catapult found with 47 pounds of marijuana on the border fence between the U.S. and Mexico on Feb. 10, 2017. Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Twitter

    Drug-slinging catapult seized on US-Mexico border

    Border Patrol agents in Arizona thwarted some clever drug smugglers and dismantled a drug catapult used to launch marijuana into the United States from Mexico. The catapult was attached to the top of a border fence near the Douglas Port of Entry, which is about two hours southeast of Tucson, Customs and Border Protection officials said in a statement Tuesday. The device appeared to be constructed of square tubing and a heavy spring welded together, with rope tied around parts […]

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    64-year-old woman gives birth to twins

    BURGOS, Spain — No, this isn’t ripped from the headlines of the National Enquirer. A woman really did give birth to twins at the age of 64, according to a hospital in Spain. The sextagenarian gave birth via C-section to a boy and a girl at a hospital in Burgos, Spain, and all three patients are in perfect health, according to Hospital Recoletas Burgos. The woman is being identified by her initials and had undergone IVF treatment in the United […]

  • Officer Tim Schwering and a neighbor smashed the window of a car to pull out the trapped driver Navy veteran Kim Novak in Spokane, Washington.

    ‘Guardian angel’ rescues woman trapped in a burning car

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Imagine you’re driving down a deserted residential street in the middle of the night when your car suddenly loses all power and rolls to a stop. Smoke starts rising from under the hood. You pull the door handle, but it won’t budge. The car’s doors are stuck in the locked position. You kick at the windows, but they won’t break. You’re trapped with no one around to help. Then it gets worse: Smoke from the engine turns […]

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    Ouch. Fund loses $600 million betting against Trump rally

    Betting against Wall Street’s ferocious Trump rally can be dangerous. A mutual fund using complex trading strategies lost $600 million over five days because it picked a terrible time to be bearish. The alarming losses for the $3.2 billion Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy Fund underscores just how powerful the rise in the stock market has been. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all closed at record highs for five days in a row through Wednesday, something that hadn’t happened since […]

  • A young Syrian boy identified as Abdul Basit Al-Satouf is recovering after his legs were blown off at the knee during an apparent raid Thursday. (CNN)

    Syrian boy cries for father after losing legs in bombing

    Amid thick clouds of rising smoke, a small boy lays on the ground, screaming in agony. “Baba, carry me, baba!” He cries out, unable to stand, his legs blown off at the knee. This is the aftermath of an apparent air raid Thursday in the northwest province of Idlib in northwestern Syria, as shown in a video circulated by Syrian opposition activists on social media. UK-based monitoring network Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the barrel bomb attack came from […]

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    Defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby dismissed

    A federal judge in Massachusetts dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by Katherine McKee, an actress who claimed he raped her in 1974, according to court documents. McKee’s sexual assault allegation first appeared in a New York Daily News article in 2014. After the article was published, Cosby wrote a letter to the paper denying the claim. His lawyer asked the paper to retract the article, according to Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt. McKee sued the comedian for defamation, seeking […]

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    Father accused of killing infant son by repeatedly punching him in head

    MARIETTA, Ga. — A Georgia father was arrested after police say he repeatedly punched his 21-month-old child in the head and ribs, causing internal bleeding. Shomari Holmes is also accused of hitting a 3-year-old girl several times on her back and leg with a belt and biting her on the forearm. Police say Holmes confessed to the incident in a video recorded at the police department. He is charged with aggravated battery, simple battery and cruelty to children. The young boy was […]

  • Left: Eugenie Bouchard (Julian Finney/Getty Images) | Right: Bouchard with John Goehrke (Twitter)

    Eugenie Bouchard takes fan on date after losing Super Bowl Twitter bet

    NEW YORK — Tennis star and supermodel Eugenie Bouchard is a woman of her word. In a storyline which will give many hope that dreams can come true, the Canadian has honored a bet she made with an opportunistic sports fan by taking him on a date in New York. Bouchard backed the wrong team during the Super Bowl earlier this month, predicting on Twitter that the Atlanta Falcons would win when they were 21-0 up against New England Patriots. […]

  • Dear Google Boss

    7-year-old girl asks Google for a job – and gets a response

    We usually ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, but we seldom ask where they want to work. Well, 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater already has her sights set: Google. After her dad showed her pictures of Google offices decked out with bean bag chairs and slides, Chloe knew this was the company for her. So, she handwrote a letter to the company, expressing her desire to work there. “Dear google boss My name is chloe and when […]

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    NASA wants you to help find a new planet

    For those of you still upset over Pluto’s demotion, there may be a new ninth planet. Or at least NASA scientists believe it exists — and they want you to help find it. The Zooniverse space projects site has launched a NASA-funded venture, Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, which lets anyone participate in the search for the not-yet-discovered planet. “There are really low barriers to entry,” said Dr. Laura Trouille, of Zooniverse. “Anyone can participate, from a kindergartener to a 95-year-old.” […]

  • Delta will start offering free meals to passengers in the main cabin starting on March 1, 2017 on flights between New York City's JFK airport and Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Delta is bringing back free meals

    In-flight meals are back on Delta. The airline will soon start offering free meals to passengers in the main cabin on some of its cross-country flights. The in-flight meals will start on March 1 on flights between New York City’s JFK airport and Los Angeles and San Francisco. The perk will expand on April 24 to other coast-to-coast flights, including Boston to San Francisco and Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.’s, Reagan National Airport to Los Angeles, and from Seattle to Orlando […]