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  • Texas mom arrested after 2 children die in hot car during ‘lesson’

    WEATHERFORD, Texas – Police have arrested a Texas mother after she allegedly left her two young children in a hot car as a form of punishment in late May. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, faces charges of first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. The two young children — a 2-year-old girl and a 16-month-old boy — were found dead in Parker County, Texas on May 26. The Tarrant County […]

  • Canadian sniper shatters longest confirmed kill record with two-mile shot

    WASHINGTON — A Canadian special operations sniper successfully hit an ISIS fighter from a record-breaking distance of more than two miles away while assisting Iraqi forces in the push to retake Mosul, according to Canadian Special Operations Command. The unnamed marksman was part of Canada’s elite Joint Task Force 2 special operations unit that is currently deployed in an “advise and assist” capacity to help Iraqi security forces battle ISIS from behind the front line in Mosul. “The Canadian Special […]

  • Boys wear skirts in England heat wave to protest school’s ‘no shorts’ policy

    LONDON – As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school’s “no shorts” policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn’t relax the dress code, which bans shorts. The teenagers argued it was just too hot to wear trousers as temperatures soared to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 27 C). Local news site Devon Live captured the scene outside […]

  • Teacher accused of sex with teen: ‘You’re not going to be happy with what you find on my phone’

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –A high school special education teacher has allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students, according to WFSB. The Bridgeport teacher, identified as Laura Ramos, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault. According to court paperwork, a student brought all of this to light, and Ramos denied having a relationship with a student at first, but then later changed her story. The arrest warrant states that two weeks ago a student witness went to school officials […]

  • How a ‘breatharian’ couple surviving on ‘universe’s energy’ fooled news outlets

    NEW YORK – The sky is blue. The grass is green. Humans need food and water to survive. Well, unless you believe a story published in several major news outlets over the past week. Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castillo, a so-called “breatharian” couple, were spotlighted in widely-shared news articles claiming that they are able to survive off “the universe’s energy” and refrain from eating, save a piece of fruit or vegetable broth three times a week. “Humans can easily be […]

  • Man dies with 109-degree temperature at Las Vegas music festival

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A 34-year-old California man died of an apparent heat-related illness after attending the first night of an electronic music festival. Michael Morse, 34, made the trip to Las Vegas to attend the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with two of his friends, and the family now blames festival organizers for his death, according to a report. “It was the worst call of my life because … this was supposed to be his […]

  • Dashcam shows rapid escalation during traffic stop where Minnesota officer fatally shot Philando Castile

    It took just 40 seconds for an ordinary traffic stop to turn deadly — from a police officer saying “Hello, sir” to him firing seven shots at a seated motorist. But the police dashboard camera video released Tuesday adds a visceral element to what police witnesses had described — unnerving even in the context of other police shootings and after a video taken by Philando Castile’s passenger went viral. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July […]

  • 167 people paid it forward at a McDonald’s on Father’s Day

    SCOTTSBURG, Ind. — One simple act of kindness can spark a chain reaction of charity — and a McDonald’s drive-thru in Indiana proved it on Father’s Day. It started when a woman in downstate Scottsburg noticed a dad with small kids in the car behind her as she paid at the cashier’s window, Tammi Hammonn, a manager at the McDonald’s, told CNN. “She looked back and saw a father with four little kids, with a couple of Happy Meals and […]

  • Couple donates $100,000 to Goodwill … by accident

    A couple in Ohio accidentally dropped off a duffel bag containing almost $100,000 at an Ohio Goodwill. Thanks to a couple of honest employees, they got back every dime. The employees at the Zanesville, Ohio, Goodwill were going through donations last week when they came across a duffel bag. Inside the bag was $97,004, a living will and marriage certificate. At first they thought the cash was fake, employee Kelsey Croy told CNN. “It was so much cash they figured […]

  • Barbie’s boyfriend Ken gets diverse makeover

    NEW YORK — Barbie underwent a massive makeover in 2016, but this year is Ken’s time to shine. On Tuesday, Mattel unveiled a collection of diverse Ken dolls. Barbie’s iconic boyfriend is now available in three body types — slim, broad and original — and seven different skin tones. You can also choose from eight different hair colors, nine hair styles — including a man bun — and various eye colors. Fashion styles range from athletic wear to business attire. […]

  • Man kills two children then takes his own life after they spent Father’s Day together, police say

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Two young children in Santa Rosa, California were killed over the weekend, apparently by their own father, before he took his own life, KRON reports. Deputies with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department responded to the home of Alvaro Camara, 40, on Monday morning for a welfare check. Camara’s two children, a 6-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son, spent Father’s Day with him. He was supposed to drop the kids off at their mother’s house Sunday night but […]

  • Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime aircraft before Sunday’s confrontation, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. While the U.S. has said since it began recruiting, training and advising what it calls moderate Syrian […]