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  • 14-year-old girl uses Snapchat to tell her friends she had been abducted by 3 men, police say

    CAPITOLA, Calif. — A 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped in California used Snapchat to share her location with her friends, who then called 911, police said. The girl met Albert Thomas Vasquez, 55, in Capitola on Tuesday, the San Jose Police Department said in statement. Vasquez gave the girl drugs and she became incapacitated, police said. He called two other men — 34-year-old Antonio Quirino Salvador and 31-year-old Hediberto Gonzalez Avarenga — to help move the girl in their vehicle. […]

  • Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace says

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the titles His and Her Royal Highness after announcing they would step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family and will repay the Sovereign Grant funds they recently spent to renovate their official residence, Frogmore Cottage — £2.4 million (about $3 million) of British taxpayers’ money — according to […]

  • 9-year-old creates portraits of celebrities with Rubik’s Cubes, says his ‘superpower’ helps

    A 9-year-old creates portraits from Rubik’s Cubes to show the world the positive side of dyslexia. Benjamin Russo finished a portrait of Keanu Reeves, and he recently had a video go viral that showed him creating a huge portrait of John Cena with 750 Rubik’s Cubes. The video starts with Benjamin holding up a series of cards, in which he explains he has dyslexia and struggles with reading and writing. “I mix up my words. I get very frustrated and […]

  • ‘Just a sweetheart’: Teen dies after getting flu, family says

    On Christmas Day, 16-year-old Kaylee Roberts opened presents at her aunt’s house in suburban Cleveland, joyfully celebrating the holiday and laughing with her cousins. By New Year’s Eve, she was dead. That’s how quickly the flu can kill a young person. “She was a healthy, happy, normal 16-year-old,” said Kaylee’s uncle, Matthew Roberts. “We knew she had the flu, but we figured it would knock her on her butt for a few days, and then she’d get better. We were […]

  • Man finds $43,000 in ‘uncomfortable’ thrift store ottoman, returns it to former owner’s family

    OWOSSO, Mich. — What would you do if you found $43,000 in a piece of furniture you purchased from a thrift store? It happened to one Michigan man, and he decided to return all the cash, according to WNEM. Howard Kirby likes to shop at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Owosso, located about 30 miles west of Flint. He purchased a couch from the store in December for his man cave, but this weekend he made a shocking discovery. […]

  • Genene Jones

    A former nurse suspected of killing dozens of children has been sentenced to life in prison

    SAN ANTONIO — A former Texas nurse suspected of murdering dozens of young children decades ago was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after pleading guilty in San Antonio court to killing an 11-month-old boy in 1981. The plea deal helped Genene Jones avoid a trial beginning next month for the murder of the child, Joshua Sawyer, KSAT reported. Charges in the deaths of four other babies were dropped as part of the agreement. “Ms. Jones, something has to be […]

  • 170 people sickened at Yosemite National Park after likely norovirus outbreak

    About 170 people who’ve gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employees. Two of the cases are confirmed as norovirus, and the majority of the others are consistent with the virus, the park said in a statement Thursday. Most of the incidents occurred around the first week of January, and there has been a decline of new cases in the past several days, it said. The park is investigating the circumstances surrounding […]

  • Allergic to dogs? It may only be the males

    Love dogs but find yourself uncontrollably sneezing around some of them? There might be a solution that’s easier than allergy shots. Neuter your male pup or opt for a female dog. “Up to 30% of people who are allergic to dogs are actually allergic to one specific protein that’s made in the prostate of a dog,” said Dr. Lakiea Wright, an allergist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. While the protein was identified years ago, a reliable blood test […]

  • A blob of hot water in the Pacific Ocean killed a million seabirds, scientists say

    As many as one million seabirds died at sea in less than 12 months in one of the largest mass die-offs in recorded history — and researchers say warm ocean waters are to blame. The birds, a fish-eating species called the common murre, were severely emaciated and appeared to have died of starvation between the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016, washing up along North America’s west coast, from California to Alaska. Now, scientists say they know what […]

  • Mom ‘devastated’ after seeing video of her 5-year-old girl bullied on school bus

    DALLAS – A Dallas mother was told by her child’s school district that it would cost her $600 to see a video that showed what happened to her 5-year-old daughter on a small school bus in November. Audrey Billings did so, and what she saw left her crushed. “I was devastated, I cried,” Billings told CNN on Thursday. The video of the November 11 incident shows the 5-year-old getting pushed, pulled, poked with a pencil and grabbed around the head […]

  • Alyssa Nakken becomes first full-time female coach in MLB history

    Alyssa Nakken, a former softball star at Sacramento State, will join the San Francisco Giants coaching staff as the first female full-time assistant in Major League Baseball history. Giants Manager Gabe Kapler, who was hired in November, added Nakken and Mark Hallberg to his staff on Thursday, the team announced. Kapler said they will help build a winning culture in the clubhouse. “In every organization, environment affects performance, and baseball clubhouses are no different,” Kapler said. “That’s why in addition […]

  • Eminem’s surprise new video recreates the 2017 Las Vegas shooting in a stark call for gun control

    Eminem’s surprise return to music includes a poignant call for expanded gun control. The rapper dropped the music video for “Darkness,” a single off his latest album, “Music to Be Murdered By,” on Friday. It’s a bleak recreation of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting from the gunman’s point of view. The first half of the nearly six-minute song follows Eminem’s familiar beats like anxiety and substance abuse, albeit with several analogies to firearms throughout. But the second part sees Eminem […]

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