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  • Woman stranded near Grand Canyon rescued after 5 days

    The handwritten note had a simple plea: “Please stop.” “I’m out of gas, stuck here,” it continued, in black ink. “I started following the road East to see if I can get cellphone signal.” The note, along with rocks that spelled out “HELP,” were among items rescuers used to locate Amber VanHecke, 24, after five days in the Arizona wilderness. Her preparation and quick-thinking, trooper paramedic Edgar Bissonette said, were crucial to her survival. “She had food and water in […]

  • London attack: 8 arrested after police probe attacker’s links

    LONDON — Police investigating the deadliest terror attack in central London in 12 years have arrested eight people and searched six addresses, Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer said Thursday. Inquiries are continuing in London, Birmingham and other parts of the country, Mark Rowley said. The Metropolitan Police Twitter confirmed the eighth arrest Thursday morning. We have now made a total of eight arrests as part of the ongoing Counter Terrorism operation #WestminsterAttack — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 23, 2017 […]

  • London attack: Assailant shot dead after four killed near Parliament

    LONDON — A man killed four people, including a police officer, outside the UK Parliament on Wednesday in what British police are looking at as an act of “Islamist-related terrorism.” Scores more people were hurt when the attacker plowed his car through a crowd of people on a bridge over the River Thames, got out of his vehicle and fatally stabbed police officer Keith Palmer, a 15-year-veteran who was unarmed, on the grounds of Parliament. An armed officer shot the […]

  • Sears has ‘substantial doubt’ that it can survive

    After years of huge losses and store closings, the future is officially in doubt for Sears and Kmart. Sears Holdings, the holding company for the two iconic retail brands, warned investors late Tuesday that it can’t promise it will stay in business. It included the language in its annual report while insisting it might still turn things around. “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” said the statement. […]

  • Grandmother charged after toddler struck, killed by vehicle

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A woman who denied being involved in the death of her 1-year-old granddaughter who was killed in a crash on Tuesday has now been charged in the case. Investigators initially interviewed Gilma J. Ordonez-Guevara, 44, at the scene, who said she was not involved in the incident. After interviewing a second time and receiving a search warrant, police found that Ordonez-Guevara hit the toddler as she was backing out of the driveway of 1005 Memory Lane. She […]

  • World War II veteran wins lottery on 94th birthday

    LANSING, Mich. — Ervin Smolinski has a birthday tradition — he gets lottery tickets as presents. It started when he began buying his family tickets as birthday presents, and they started returning the favor. For his 94th birthday, the WWII vet’s goodwill effort turned into $300,000 of cold, hard cash. Best. Birthday. Ever. South Branch man wins $300,000 on his 94th birthday! https://t.co/xf5WlHO6Lk 🎁🎉 pic.twitter.com/SLwfRb4c5Q — Michigan Lottery (@MILottery) March 21, 2017 “Every month, I buy some instant tickets and […]

  • Spring breakers save people from devastating house fire

    BLUE MOUNTAIN BEACH, Fla. — Most teenagers go to Florida on spring break to relax and enjoy a little freedom. Two Alabama teenagers will remember their trip for the lives they saved. Ford Cleveland and Porter Simpler, both of Montgomery, went out in search of donuts Monday morning when they saw flames climbing up the side of a vacation home in Blue Mountain Beach. Ford whipped out his phone and called in the address to 911, he told WSFA. “My […]

  • Starbucks to add 240,000 jobs worldwide by 2021

    Starbucks plans to hire 240,000 more people globally by the year 2021. That includes 68,000 jobs in the United States. The company announced its plans for a hiring spree at its annual shareholders meeting Wednesday. It marks the final shareholder event that Howard Schultz will attend as CEO before he’s replaced by Kevin Johnson on April 3. The announcement comes as Starbucks is heavily focused on growing its business abroad. It’s currently opening one store per day in China, and […]

  • Girl meets Pope, steals his hat

    It’s 3-year-old Estella Westrick’s first afternoon in Rome and she’s already causing a stir. When her family took her to meet the Pope after his Wednesday audience, she tried to steal his skullcap! Video shows a Vatican aide, known as a Papal Gentleman, lifting Estella to meet the Pope. As the Pope plants a kiss on Estella, she reaches for his zucchetto and plucks it off his head. “Right before she went up she was a little nervous,” her godfather […]

  • Chuck Barris, TV game show creator and host, dies at 87

    Chuck Barris, best known as host of the TV series “The Gong Show” and creator of “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday. He was 87. He passed away at his home in Palisades, New York, from natural causes, according to publicist Paul Shefrin. As host of “The Gong Show,” Barris introduced amateur performers to three celebrity judges, who could put a stop to terrible performances by striking the gong. Much like on “American Idol,” awful performances became […]

  • Smugglers use tricycle, fox urine to move drugs across the country

    BRONX, N.Y. — Authorities are detailing the great lengths suspected drug smugglers went to in order to conceal their operation after $4.1 million in cash and more than six pounds of heroin were seized by federal agents at a New York storage facility over the weekend. Three men were arrested for their part in what officials are calling an interstate drug operation, where they allegedly moved money and drugs throughout the country by concealing the contraband in secret compartments hidden […]

  • Woman dies after drinking poisonous herbal tea

    SAN FRANCISCO — A woman died after consuming poisonous herbal tea purchased in San Francisco’s Chinatown, public health officials there announced Monday. They’re urging people to throw away tea purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Company. The woman, who was in her 50s, became “critically ill” in February after drinking tea made from leaves she purchased at the trading company, according to a news release from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Shortly after drinking the tea, she experienced […]