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  • Man lugging life-size doll found in dumpster through downtown area raises alarm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man carrying a life-size doll he found in a downtown dumpster through the streets caused quite a furor Tuesday morning in Kansas City. Multiple emergency calls were received beginning shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to the Kansas City Police Department’s Twitter page. Panicked passersby said a man was “carrying around a topless, unconscious woman,” according to KSHB. One caller said it looked like he “wanted to throw her over a bridge.” Another noted that he […]

  • At least 27 people have been arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since the El Paso and Dayton shootings

    When authorities arrived Friday to arrest a 15-year-old in Florida after threats to commit a school shooting showed up on a video game platform, he told them he was joking, they said. “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum,” the boy wrote using a fake name, according to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report. The teen is one of more than two dozen people who have been arrested over […]

  • Some NC residents concerned after seeing black bears with missing limbs

    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — An adult black bear missing much of her front left leg was recently spotted in Buncombe County. A viewer noticed it, and alerted News 13 that a group has formed to save the animals from severe injury. They believe what viewers see in the video is alarming. The sightings of this and other bears missing limbs were brought to light by the organizers of Help Asheville Bears, claiming at least seven confirmed cases of injured […]

  • Trump administration announces new rules that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely, replacing the agreement that set a 20-day limit for holding children. The rule unveiled by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is part of the administration’s aggressive effort to revamp immigration laws as the number of families and unaccompanied minors crossing the US-Mexico border has increased. In recent months, the administration has proposed rules that could make it more difficult for immigrants to get green […]

  • Mexican court says cocaine use is legal — for two people

    In a landmark ruling, a court in Mexico City has said two people should be allowed to use cocaine legally. The ruling means the unnamed pair can use, but not sell, small amounts of cocaine, according to Mexico United Against Crime (MUCD), an NGO that filed legal papers in the case as part of its strategy to change the country’s drug policy. This is the first time cocaine use has been made legal in Mexico, but the ruling still needs […]

  • Man known as ‘The Lion Man’ killed by his own captive lions

    A man has been mauled to death by his own captive lions in a game reserve in South Africa. The victim has been named by local media as Leon van Biljon, and South African news website Netwerk24 reported that he was killed at the Mahala View Lion Lodge, near the northern town of Cullinan, as he attempted to fix a broken fence in the lion enclosure. Van Biljon offered “exclusive lion lectures, feedings and game drives for guests,” according to […]

  • Service dogs watch live musical as part of their training

    When the cast of a Canadian production of “Billy Elliot: The Musical” took their final bow after a recent show, the audience didn’t make a single sound — not even a woof. A polite crowd of about a dozen future service dogs attended an August performance at Ontario’s Stratford Festival as part of their training. While a silent curtain call might disappoint actors, the dogs’ spellbound stillness is a great sign for their future handlers. The event was part of […]

  • Parents sue school officials they say used Sharpie to cover son’s new haircut

    PEARLAND, Texas — The parents of a middle school student are suing a Houston-area school district and school officials in federal court for allegedly coloring in his hair design earlier this year with a black permanent marker. According to the lawsuit filed Sunday, officials at the Berry Miller Junior High in Pearland, Texas, claimed the design in the then-seventh grader’s haircut violated the Pearland Independent School District’s dress code policy. The suit alleges, “They laughed as they took many minutes […]

  • ‘I’m glad I got the children out so they didn’t see it’: Daughter recounts her parents’ murder-suicide

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Five children and a 10-month-old baby boy are now left without parents and grandparents. “It’s hard on all of us, but I just remind them mommy and daddy are in Heaven and pray to them,” Adrianne Smith told WTKR. On the morning of August 14, 23-year-old Smith walked into a scene forever scarred in her memory. “It replays in your head, but I’m glad I got there in time to get the children out of the […]

  • 4th ‘Matrix’ movie is coming with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss

    Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will again reenter “The Matrix,” starring in a third sequel to the 1999 science fiction film that’s expected to begin production next year. The stars will be reunited with one of the original writer-directors, Lana Wachowski, who worked on the original movies with her sister, Lilly. “The Matrix” featured Reeves as Neo, a man who discovers that humanity is trapped inside a simulated reality known as the Matrix, and that he is the destined champion […]

  • CMA’s replace host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The CMA awards are switching things up this year, replacing host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The change comes after 11 years of Paisley hosting, along with Carrie Underwood, who will return this year as part of the combination of hosts. “So thankful to the #CMA for wanting to honor the women of Country Music for this year’s #CMAAwards ! I couldn’t be more excited to get to stand up there with 2 of […]

  • Richard Childress becomes 5th member to resign from NRA board in recent weeks

    Former NASCAR driver, racing team owner and Winston-Salem native Richard Childress has resigned from the National Rifle Association’s board of directors. Childress, who was serving as the NRA board’s first vice president, became the fifth prominent figure to leave in recent weeks on Monday. “At this time, it is necessary for me to fully focus on my businesses,” he said in his letter. “I owe that to my employees, our partners, my family, and myself. Since proudly agreeing to serve […]

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