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  • Thanksgiving Day dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.

    How long can you eat those leftovers?

    Deep in the recesses of most people’s refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week’s chicken dinner. Pulling one of those things out, you wonder: Can I eat it? Is it safe? A lot of commercially prepared items, such as sauces and condiments, have best-buy dates on the packaging to ensure flavor, not safety, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Packaged foods tend to last a bit longer than those suggested dates. Last […]

  • Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli applaud the finalists on Dancing With the Stars.

    Who won ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

    The only one who seemed to be surprised that Bindi Irwin won season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars” was apparently Bindi Irwin. The young star and her pro dance partner, Derek Hough, received the Mirrorball Trophy on Tuesday night during a two-hour finale. After the announcement, Irwin looked shocked and could be seen exclaiming, “Oh, my God!” The 17-year-old won hearts all season with her touching tributes to her late father, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, and with her sweetness […]

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    Adele kills it on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

    It’s Adele’s world and we all just live in it. Fresh off of breaking chart records and already boasting the biggest-selling album of 2015 with “25,” the British singer positively crushed it Tuesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” She performed her hit single “Hello” accompanied by Fallon and his house band, The Roots, on classroom instruments. She also played a game called “Box of Lies” with Fallon and performed another single, “Water Under the Bridge.” In only a […]

  • Strong safety Phillip Thomas #41 of the Washington Redskins is stiff armed by wide receiver Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter of a game at FedExField on Dec. 7, 2014 in Landover, Md. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    St. Louis Rams wide receiver, Stedman Bailey, shot in head

    MIAMI — St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized after being shot twice in the head in the Miami area Tuesday, the National Football League said on its official website, citing an unnamed source who was informed of the incident. Bailey, 25, was in critical but stable condition Wednesday, his team said in an online statement. The Rams themselves did not say what happened to Bailey other than he was hospitalized after an unspecified incident, but said they […]

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    Chicago police release dash-cam video of officer shooting Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has released a dash-cam video showing the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Only a portion of the video is shown in the player above. FOX8 WGHP has chosen not to show the entire video due to its graphic content. McDonald was shot 16 times by an officer in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in McDonald’s death. In a statement, police said they hadn’t released the video […]

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    How one grad cut her student loan debt by $20,000

    Looking for an easy way to reduce your student loan debt? Lexie Mitchell, a 2011 Stanford grad, found one. By refinancing her student loans, she cut her monthly payments by $80 and will save a whopping $20,000 in total. “Stanford was amazing. I loved it, but it’s also very expensive,” Mitchell said. She went to school on a scholarship for track and field but didn’t compete all four years. She lost the scholarship and had to pick up the tab […]

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    E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

    Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco. Cases have turned up in four Western states: Colorado, Montana, Utah and Washington. Four cases of E. coli were confirmed in Colorado, where one person was hospitalized. All four persons have recovered, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Another case in Washington was not as serious. The person from King County was not hospitalized, according to […]

  • A young Indianapolis mom died on Nov.10, following a gunshot wound stemming from a home invasion. The woman, identified as Amanda Blackburn, was the wife of Resonate Church pastor Davey Blackburn.

    Men plead not guilty in pastor’s wife murder case

    INDIANAPOLIS — Two men arrested in connection with the Indianapolis murder of a pregnant preacher’s wife pleaded not guilty Tuesday, according to defense attorney Dominic Martin. Larry Taylor, 18, and Jaylen Watson, 21, were charged with murder in the death of Amanda Blackburn, who was shot and killed in a home invasion this month. The next hearing in the case is set for Jan. 8. Earlier, a charging document stated that Taylor would face two counts of murder, murder while […]

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    How to view Google’s awesome Star Wars Easter egg

    NEW YORK — Google “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away,” and you’ll see one of the better jokes that Google has hidden in its search code. Instead of the usual Google list of blue-fonted links against a sterile white background, the search term from the famous opening movie line summons a “Star Wars” style opening crawl, with the yellow-fonted links receding into space. The Easter egg is mimicking the opening credits of the seminal 1977 film […]

  • Laquan McDonald and Jason Van Dyke.

    Chicago police officer who shot Laquan McDonald charged with murder

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald has been charged with first-degree murder, a major turn that comes as many in the city braced for potential unrest. The Cook County State’s Attorney announced Tuesday that the Chicago officer, Jason Van Dyke, turned himself into authorities on Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to appear in court around noon (1 p.m. ET) for a bond hearing. Until Tuesday, Van Dyke still worked for the police department […]

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    Watch Bindi Irwin’s final DWTS dance honoring her father that brought everyone to tears

    “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her famous father before, but on Monday night’s finale, she had the audience in tears. Irwin and her partner, Derek Hough, danced to Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand.”The young star dedicated her performance to her father, the late Steve Irwin. Steve Irwin, a wildlife expert known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” died at the age of 44 in 2006 after a stingray barb pierced his heart. “Sometimes during rehearsals […]

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    Thousands of spiders invade Tenn. neighborhood

    If you’re scared of spiders, one’s enough. Two? That’s cause for a squishing party. Thousands? Millions? Time to really freak out. That’s the predicament residents in one North Memphis, Tenn., neighborhood find themselves in after thousands — or more — spiders began invading their homes. Huge Network | #TopNews Thousands of spiders take over neighborhood #News #HNN — H.N.N | HugeNetwork (@HugeNetwork_EN) November 24, 2015 “It’s like a horror movie,” resident Debra Lewis told CNN affiliate WMC in Memphis. […]


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