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    Dying child’s hope to do ‘something big’ comes true thanks to his father

    My son Cole died two and a half years ago from neuroblastoma, a common childhood cancer, after suffering through multiple surgeries, chemotherapy injections and painful radiation therapy. These treatments (while standard for this type of cancer) were so barbaric and horrifying I would not wish them on my worst enemy. Nor would I wish him or her to have to live with the image of their child experiencing their gruesome side effects. Cole was just 5 years old. He left […]

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    What they never tell you about losing a lot of weight

      At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: “Oh, you took the easy way out.” Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy. It involves a total commitment to a lifestyle change. Before my surgery nearly three years ago, I met with my surgeon, nutritionists, exercise coaches and a psychologist. I went to classes and learned about meals, exercise and how […]

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    Man in custody after toddler thrown from parked car

    CHICAGO — A toddler is in the hospital Monday morning after being thrown from a parked vehicle and then struck as the car drove away. It happened at about 2:30 a.m. near 75th and Cottage Grove on Chicago’s South Side. Police say there was a violent argument between a man and a woman inside a parked car with two children inside the vehicle. When the woman’s 7-year-old son got in the middle of the argument the man allegedly struck the […]

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    Elvis Presley’s last two jets are for sale

    Elvis Presley’s last two jets, the “Lisa Marie” and “Hound Dog II,” are for sale. The four-engine “Lisa Marie” features a queen-size bed, gold bathroom fixtures, a videotape system with four TVs and a stereo system with 52 speakers, according to an ad posted on an aviation sales website this week. The tail section on the 1960 Convair 880 features Presley’s trademark “TCB” — for “Taking Care of Business” — and a color scheme personally chosen by Elvis, the Controller.com […]

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    Parents arrested after pulling son with brain cancer out of hospital

    The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been ordered to appear Monday in a court in Spain, where they were arrested, police said. Brett and Naghmeh King took their 5-year-old son, Ashya, who has brain cancer, to France and then Spain late last week, authorities said. Hotel staff members in Malaga, Spain, recognized Ashya and his family from media coverage and contacted police. Authorities did not confirm […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Hackers leak ‘nude photos’ of Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice online

    A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence slammed the appearance of nude photographs of the Oscar-winning actress online Sunday as a “flagrant violation of privacy.” “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” the publicist said in a written statement. Posts on 4chan, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr claim to include nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Twitter posts on verified accounts […]

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    After driver’s death, Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR cut short

    What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR. Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9. The crowd at the Oral-B USA 500 erupted in cheers as Stewart was introduced. But after just 172 of 325 laps at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, his front right tire blew, and Stewart’s car smacked the wall […]

  • Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers that were delivered to some Harnett County residents last month. (WTVD-TV)

    KKK recruits nationwide with candies and fliers, national office is in NC

    Carlos Enrique Londoño laughs at the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier recently left on the driveway of his suburban New York home. It’s unlikely the group would accept him. “I’m Colombian and dark-skinned,” said Londoño, a painter and construction worker who has lived in Hampton Bays on Long Island for 30 years. The flier was tucked into a plastic bag along with a membership application, the address for the KKK national office in North Carolina, a list of beliefs and […]

  • Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers’ daughter: ‘Fingers crossed’ on comedian’s recovery

    The latest statement from Joan Rivers’ daughter gave no new information about the comedian’s condition three days after she was rushed to a New York hospital. “Thank you for your continued love and support,” Melissa Rivers said Sunday. “We are keeping our fingers crossed.” Rivers, 81, stopped breathing during throat surgery at a Manhattan medical clinic Thursday morning, according to the New York Fire Department. She apparently suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure. She was listed in critical condition […]

  • 49ers' Ray McDonald faces domestic violence charge

    49ers’ Ray McDonald faces domestic violence charge

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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    Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

    The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, and when they turned to opiates, heroin was their first choice. Now, more than 50 years later, a study from JAMA paints a very different picture. Today’s typical heroin addict starts using at 23, is more likely to live in the affluent suburbs and was […]

  • Lillian Weber

    99-year-old woman makes 1,000 dresses for charity

    SCOTT COUNTY, Il. (WQAD) — Sitting in a favorite chair in her farm house, Lillian Weber sets her sights on one specific goal. “I just love to sew,” she says. “It just kinda fascinates me.” For the past two years, she’s sewn dresses for little girls. The clothes are sent to a group called “Little Dresses for Africa”. “What would they wear if they didn’t have that?” she asks. Right now she’s working on dress number 854. She has a […]


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