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  • Elementary school students surprise 95-year-old WWII veteran who lost home to fire

    BETTENDORF, Iowa – A World War II veteran who lost his home in a fire got a big surprise from students at a local elementary school. About a month ago, 95-year-old Max Wilson’s home caught fire. “I opened the garage door and the combustion almost knocked me down,” Wilson told KWQC.  All of his possessions were lost. So, one elementary school decided to take action for their local hero and presented Wilson with gifts at an assembly. Together, students and […]

  • Dog sisters separated at adoption find each other at Washington market

    SEATTLE – Two dogs that hadn’t seen each other since they were adopted to different families reunited earlier this month in a joyful, chance encounter. According to KIRO, Pam Corwin, who recorded the moment at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, wrote on Facebook, “I witnessed the coolest thing today!” “I was at my booth at Pike Place Market and two couples (who didn’t know each other) were walking towards each other with identical dogs,” Corwin said. “Suddenly, the dogs ran towards […]

  • Police find Missouri 4-year-old pretending to be asleep at scene of St. Louis area murder-suicide

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. – Detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in the Missouri city of Bellefontaine Neighbors after an ominous 911 call led them to a grisly scene. Their bodies were discovered at a home in the 1200 block of Hoyt Drive, south of Interstate 270. Around 11:50 p.m. Thursday, a male caller told a police dispatcher officers would find three people dead inside of the home. When police arrived at the home minutes later, they found 31-year-old Dornubari Dugbor dead on […]

  • Story of the ‘worst roommate ever’ is a must-read

    New York magazine calls it “the worst roommate story you’ll ever read” — and that’s no exaggeration, as many readers of the viral piece have pointed out on Twitter. William Brennan’s harrowing longform on Jamison Bachman starts with the story of Alex Miller, a Philadelphia woman looking for a roommate via Craigslist last March. “Jed Creek” responded to her ad, and the 60-year-old seemed like a perfect fit — but, as Miller discovered after he started exhibiting bizarre and threatening […]

  • Hospital prepped for first-ever sextuplets delivery with choreographed drills

    HUNTSVILLE Ala. — An Alabama mother gave birth to six precious little bundles of joy at Huntsville Hospital, the first ever sextuplets to be delivered there. “It was amazing getting to see them, and see what they look like, how little they are,” mother Courtney Waldrop told WHNT. “I mean they’re perfect though in every way, even though they’re so tiny, they’re just perfect.” The Waldrop sextuplets are the first to be born in Alabama since 2011.  Doctors said the babies are doing […]

  • U.S. immigration agency removes ‘Nation of Immigrants’ from its mission statement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. The agency in charge of U.S. immigration services has updated its mission statement to no longer include the phrase “nation of immigrants.” Instead, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new mission statement emphasizes “safeguarding its integrity” and “securing the homeland.” The new statement was announced to the agency’s employees Thursday, according to a USCIS official. “The agency’s new mission statement was developed and debuted within the agency by USCIS Director Cissna during his first conference with USCIS senior leadership from […]

  • Emotional support dog bites child on flight

    An emotional support dog bit a young girl’s head before a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday, leading to the removal of a passenger from the plane and a 20-minute delay, CBS News reports. Southwest spokesperson Melissa Ford tells Bloomberg the girl, who is around 6 years old, approached the dog despite being told to stay away by the dog’s owner. Ford says the dog’s teeth “scraped” the girl’s forehead, breaking the skin. Passenger Todd Rice tells CBS the girl “was screaming and crying.” He […]

  • Instant Pot company warns of potential melting, overheating problems

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Instant Pot is warning owners of their popular line of multicookers that they should stop using one of the models after reports of overheating and melting damage. The Canadian company has received “a small number of reports” that the Gem 65 8-in-1 cooker overheated and caused melting damage, according to a post on their Facebook page. The problem is limited to five batch codes: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746. To verify the batch code, consumers should […]

  • Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old ‘best friend’ from armed burglars

    DES MOINES, Wash. – A 16-year-old Washington state boy was hiding in a closet, giving updates to a 911 dispatcher during a burglary at his family’s home, when he heard gunshots and his dog suddenly stopped barking. Des Moines police Cmdr. Doug Jenkins said the first 911 call came in at about 12:20 p.m. about a home in the 1400 block of South 234th Street. Police said the teen was home alone when the break-in happened. “He heard noises and voices, ran […]

  • ‘Hero’ pretends to be girl’s mother to stop attempted kidnapping

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – A California woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to school, and another woman is being hailed a hero for thwarting the attack, police said. Amy Martinez was on her way to Lathrop Intermediate School in Santa Ana when she was confronted by a woman who was described as homeless, KTLA reports. “She just came up to me and went like this,” Amy said, simulating a […]

  • Trump’s note card for Parkland shooting discussion: ‘I hear you’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump heard emotional stories Wednesday from people affected by the nation’s deadliest school shootings, and it appears he had an assist in responding to some of the powerful testimony. In a photo from the event taken by Getty Images photographer Chip Somodevilla, the President is holding a piece of White House stationery with five discussion points written in black marker. The visible points include prompts such as “1. What would you most want me to […]

  • The ‘Hobby Lobby Challenge:’ Coming to an aisle near you

    DENVER, Colo.  – The internet loves a good “challenge” – such as the Cinnamon Challenge, the Hot Pepper Challenge, or even the stupid Tide Pod Challenge. The latest challenge, which unlike others isn’t dangerous, is called the Hobby Lobby Challenge. In this challenge, you take what looks like a professional glamour shot in a beautiful field and then show where you really are – in the aisles of Hobby Lobby. Professional photographer Kelsey Maggart is credited with starting the challenge after she […]