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  • Customers select pizza slices from the pizza buffet table inside a Pizza Hut restaurant, owned by Yum! Brands Inc., at the company's flagship restaurant on The Strand in London, U.K., on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Pizza Hut, owned by Kentucky-based Yum! Brands, is the largest U.S. pizza chain, with about 700 restaurants in the U.K., and 7,900 in the U.S. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Pizza Hut is dropping two chemicals from its food

    NEW YORK — Pizza Hut has pledged to drop two preservatives and reduce its use of antibiotics as part of an effort to improve food quality. By the end of July, the restaurant chain will stop serving meat with butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) or butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). The Food and Drug Administration considers the chemicals “safe for use” in food, but critics including the Environmental Working Group say consumer should avoid them. Pizza Hut has been announcing changes to its ingredients […]

  • Pakistani women pray for Bacha Khan University victims at a sports complex in Islamabad on January 21, 2016. Pakistan observed a day of national mourning on January 21 for 21 people killed when heavily armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism. AFP PHOTO / Farooq NAEEM / AFP / FAROOQ NAEEM        (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Islamic council says Pakistani men can ‘lightly beat’ wives

    The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill that allows husbands to “lightly beat” their wives as a form of discipline. In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful beating, saying only a small stick is necessary to instill fear. The Council of Islamic Ideology is a powerful constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature whether laws are in line […]

  • CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09:  Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala presented by Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

    Johnny Depp’s wife granted restraining order against him

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive. The actor was ordered to stay away from Heard. She wanted the same order to apply to her dog, Pistol, but the judge wouldn’t go along, saying there was “insufficient showing of need to protect the dog.” Heard, 30, and Depp, 52, have been married since February 2015. Earlier this week, she filed for divorce. In […]

  • A small plane crashed into the Hudson River On May 27, 2016. (Photo: Ayana Harry/WPIX)

    UPDATE: Pilot unaccounted for after crashing small plane into Hudson River

    NEW YORK (CNN) — A vintage World War II plane flying in the New York City area crashed into the Hudson River on Friday evening, officials said. The pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt was unaccounted for, according to the NYPD. A distress signal was sent before the crash, a police spokesman said. Breaking small plane went down in Hudson River. Still submerged. Eyewitness says pilot still underwater @PIX11News — Ayana Harry PIX11 (@AyanaHarry) May 28, 2016 The plane was […]

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    B-U-R-N! National Spelling Bee handles a Twitter troll

    An Internet troll found out the hard way that the kids on stage aren’t the only people who can spell at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. During Thursday’s competition, a Twitter user criticized the spelling bee for having a “comfort couch” for competitors to calm down after they were eliminated. “Unsure of why the national spelling bee has a “comfort couch” you [expletive] lost suck it up quit teaching kids it’s okay to loose [sic].” It’s a mean way to […]

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    Lost hiker’s message: Please call my husband when my body is found

    Geraldine Largay knew she was so very lost that the chances of her making it out of the thick Maine woods were gone. She had been writing in her journal every day and one of her final entries showed she was resigned to her fate. “When you find my body please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry. It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found me — no […]

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    Is this the most racist ad ever? Chinese detergent commercial sparks outrage

    A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting, as he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his mouth and bundles him into a laundry machine. She sits atop the machine as the man spins and screams inside until, to her apparent delight, out pops a handsome Chinese man dressed in a clean, white t-shirt. This staggeringly offensive advert is attracting outrage on both the Chinese and wider web, with users blasting it for […]

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    Mom says girl recorded having sex in school bathroom was victim of human trafficking

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A community firestorm erupted after hearing about a 15-year-old girl having sex with boys in the bathroom at a Florida high school. The county’s sheriff’s office has even become involved after images and videos of the sex acts ended up on social media. A lot of people have commented and shared the story, many casting judgment about the young girl. Her mother reached out to the local NBC affiliate, WBBH, asking the media outlet to share […]

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    Woman caught trying to smuggle meth-filled burritos across the border

    There’s no end to the industriousness of drug smugglers. They’ve tried to smuggle in pot in fake carrots. They’ve tried a drone to drop heroin into a prison yard. This week, border agents in Tucson, Arizona, said they busted a woman trying to sneak in a pound of meth disguised as burritos. The operative word here is “disguised.” Because clearly the smuggler didn’t put much thought into it. No fixings to blanket it in. Not even an aluminum foil wrapper […]

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    Baby gorilla and baby girl make adorable connection at zoo

    FORT WORTH, Tex. — This seems like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Gus is a baby gorilla at the Forth Worth Zoo, and here he is playing a little “monkey see” (or more accurately, “ape see”) with another young primate. A photo of Gus and his new friend Braylee charmed Forth Worth Zoo fans on Facebook. No surprise, since Gus is already somewhat of a celebrity. The little gorilla was born in December, 2015 and is the Forth Worth Zoo’s […]

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    11 states to sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

    WASHINGTON — Texas attorney general and officials from 10 other states will sue the White House over its new transgender directive in schools, once again pitting the Lone Star State against an administration they have relished fighting. Nine other states and three individual school districts have jointed the federal lawsuit, according to the lawsuit , which was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and obtained by CNN. Joining Texas are Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, […]

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    Dad admits to taking pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry her 24-year-old rapist

    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — An Idaho man who took his 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry a 24-year-old man will spend at least 120 days in jail. Keith Strawn was sentenced on one felony injury to a child charge Tuesday afternoon. District Judge Greg Moeller ordered Strawn to serve a suspended sentence of four years in prison with two years fixed and two years indeterminate. Moeller then sentenced Strawn to 120 days in the Fremont County Jail. Strawn will […]