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  • Man in $400,000 GoFundMe scam case pleads guilty and agrees to 5-year sentence

    BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. — A man who was the instigator behind a false feel-good story that raised more than $400,000 as part of a GoFundMe scam plead guilty Friday in New Jersey court, according to prosecutors. Mark D’Amico, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted property in Burlington County. “We are pleased that this defendant accepted responsibility for his role in this scam,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a statement. “He will be required […]

  • Chris Smith became a single dad when his girlfriend died. The Browns cut him this week

    Cutting an NFL player is rarely an easy decision. But this one was harder than most, when the Cleveland Browns waived defensive end Chris Smith this week. “It is always difficult to cut someone and, in this instance, it was even more difficult, yes,” Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters Wednesday. In September, Smith’s girlfriend Petara Cordero died in a car accident just weeks after giving birth to their daughter, Haven Harris Smith. “I still remember the morning that […]

  • KFC is selling a chicken-scented fire log to warm your drumsticks this holiday season

    Ahhhh yes, the chill of winter has descended upon us once again. And that means the time has come to slip on your fluffiest socks, snuggle up next to a crackling fire, and bask in the smoky scent of….chicken? In a partnership with artificial fire log company Enviro-Log, Kentucky Fried Chicken is offering what’s sure to be the hottest commodity of the season — a hunk of flammable, chicken-scented bliss otherwise known as the 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog. You […]

  • UPS driver, 2 robbery suspects killed in rush-hour shootout during hijacking

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The scene was a nightmare: After a long, televised police chase of a hijacked UPS truck ground to a halt at a jammed South Florida intersection, gunfire erupted seemingly from everywhere Thursday evening — with stunned motorists’ vehicles serving as officers’ impromptu shields. Gunfire exploded toward and from the truck. A bystander crouched on a median, then scrambled away as officers closed in. In the end, four people were shot dead at the intersection in Miramar, […]

  • Over 200,000 sign petition demanding NFL remove Vick as Pro Bowl captain

    Michael Vick is going back to the NFL Pro Bowl, this time as one of four NFL Legends Pro Bowl Captains. But if some fans have their way, the ex-quarterback will lose his chance to mentor players on the sidelines. Joanna Lind started a petition on to have Vick removed from the game, and it has more than 200,000 signatures. “Just saw this on Facebook and was absolutely disgusted,” Lind wrote on the petition page. “When is the NFL […]

  • Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 incidents of sexual assault

    Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018. Among those, there were 464 reports of rape. The report, which comes more than a year after a CNN investigation into sexual assault and abuse on the ride-hailing service, also noted there were 19 deaths caused by physical assault during 2017 and 2018. In its report, Uber repeatedly attempted to contextualize the number of sexual assaults […]

  • ‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

    A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia — a condition that doctors say also saved her life. Thirty four-year-old Audrey Schoeman was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees mountain range in Spain on November 3, and her husband Rohan called the emergency services when she passed out, according to a statement from Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona. “I thought she was dead,” Rohan said in an […]

  • Active shooter and 3 others dead, multiple people taken to hospital after shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — An active shooter situation is unfolding at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning. “I can confirm there is an active shooter on NAS Pensacola and it’s going on right now,” said Amber Southard, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman. WKRG reported that the active shooter is dead at 8:50 a.m. EST, citing the sheriff’s office. Two others were reportedly killed. At least 11 patients were reportedly taken to an area […]

  • Man accused of killing Boston doctors told police he had affair with one and killed the other in self-defense

    The man accused of killing two doctors in their Boston penthouse told police he was having an affair with one and killed the other in self-defense, according to a recording played at his trial Thursday. In a bizarre twist in the double murder trial of Bampumim Teixeira, a jury listened to the recording of the defendant’s hospital bed statement one day after the deaths of anesthesiologists Lina Bolanos, 39, and Richard Field, 48 in May 2017. Bolanos and Field had […]

  • Three members of the same family are each battling a different type of cancer

    It’s difficult enough to have one loved one experience cancer, but three at one time? Unimaginable. But that’s reality for the Desclef family. Benoit Desclef, his wife, Kathy Desclefs, and their 17-year-old son Luke are each battling a different form of cancer. “Oh, it’s hard to process,” Kathy Desclefs told CNN affiliate WJXT. It all started five years ago when Kathy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Then, in August, Benoit was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, then Luke was […]

  • A model was disqualified from Miss World for being a mother. Now she’s pushing back

    Veronika Didusenko had only been Miss Ukraine for a few days before she was stripped of her title for having a child and having been married. Now, the model is taking legal action against the UK-based Miss World organization, which determines the rules for affiliate pageants like Miss Ukraine, alleging that its rules are discriminatory. “The Equality Act (2010) protects against discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics, including marriage, maternity and sex,” British human rights lawyer Ravi Naik, […]

  • A news helicopter was struck by a suspected drone over Los Angeles, causing substantial damage

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles news helicopter made an emergency landing when an object struck its tail, and crew on board believe it was a drone. KABC’s Air7 HD chopper was flying just east of downtown at about 1,100 feet when crew heard a pop, then a loud bang, reporter Chris Cristi told the station. “We felt it, we heard it and we all looked at each other; didn’t really know what it was,” he said of Wednesday night’s […]

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