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  • Missouri artist without arms, legs creates intricate watercolor paintings, Valentine’s Day cards

    BOLIVAR, Mo. — Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks and an artist in Bolivar is hoping you’ll celebrate with her. What makes Bolivar artist Minda Cox, 31, different than most is she was born without arms or legs – but that doesn’t slow her down, nor does it keep her from doing what she loves. “Art has the ability to speak when I can’t put words down,” Cox said. “When words fail me, it can be […]

  • Fans, celebrities react to death of retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES — Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died Sunday in a fiery helicopter crash along in Calabasas Sunday morning. The news sent shockwaves online, with fans, athletes and celebrities taking to Twitter to mourn the beloved 41-year-old basketball superstar. A large crowd also gathered outside Staples Center Sunday afternoon to mourn Bryant. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement responding to Bryant’s death, saying the basketball “will live forever in the heart […]

  • Pastors decry conditions at border detention centers, call for end to private contracts

    CHAPARRAL, N.M. — Saying that asylum seekers are being held in “deplorable” conditions at detention centers, faith leaders from across the country called for an end to government contracts with the private companies that run them. More than 40 of the religious activists — many from the East Coast and the South — also denounced biases against migrants of color and Trump administration policies slamming the door on asylum seekers. With song and impassioned speeches, members of the group on […]

  • Virginia man sentenced 50 years for nationwide Snapchat child sexual exploitation ring

    An Ashburn, Virginia man was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in federal prison for orchestrating a Snapchat “sextortion” ring which targeted children, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

  • 3 must-visit foodie stops during Super Bowl week in Miami

    When you think about South Florida, unique food and culture likely come to mind. Ask people who live there, and they’ll say you’re right on the money.

  • U.S. mayors say their cities need money, infrastructure at meeting with Trump

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told mayors from across the country that Washington is ready to help. The President invited nearly 200 mayors to the White House on Friday to meet with administration officials like Jim Carroll. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas was among them. “To sit with them [U.S. mayors], hear about their concerns, hear about what is happening there and how we can help them,” Carroll said. Norfolk, Virginia, Mayor Kenny Alexander said there’s one thing every city […]

  • Eli Manning announces retirement from the NFL in an emotional press conference

    NEW YORK — After 16 years, Eli Manning is hanging up his cleats and retiring from the NFL. The longtime New York Giants quarterback was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers but had his rights immediately traded to the Giants. Manning finishes his career with 57,023 passing yards and 366 touchdowns, both of which rank him seventh all-time in NFL history. “From the very first moment, I did it […]

  • Naked man arrested after trying to board Arkansas school bus with kids inside

    MAUMELLE, Ark. — A naked man attempted to board a school bus occupied by children in Maumelle on Thursday, according to police. The Maumelle Police Department were called to the parking lot of America’s Best Value Inn, KARK reports. The man had crossed a nearby highway and tried to get into a school bus with two adults and six children inside, authorities say. The man was taken into custody by Maumelle Police then taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police say […]

  • ‘God was watching over him’: North Carolina boy finds live grenade while magnetic fishing

    VASS, N.C. — A little boy’s fishing trip with his dad could have turned deadly in an instant. “If God wasn’t watching me, I probably would have blown up,” Kolton Decker said. The 9-year-old received a magnetic fishing pole for Christmas. “I thought it would be a fun, safe thing that him and his dad could do together,” his mother, Renee Decker, told WNCN. They were trying it out for the first time Monday at the Little River in Moore […]

  • North Carolina funeral home uses puppy to help grieving families

    MACON COUNTY, N.C. — Office administrator Tori McKay’s 10-year-long dream of having a dog at Macon Funeral Home has come true. After turning 30 and returning to work at the funeral home, she and her husband decided they wanted to add a furry member to their family, WNCN reports. And that’s where Mochi comes in. McKay said a Bernese Mountain Dog had always been her choice for a potential grief therapy dog. “They have a history of being excellent therapy […]

  • ‘He has his whole life ahead of him’: Ohio mom pleads for kidney donor to save son’s life

    AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio mother is pleading for a kidney donor to come forward to help save her son’s life. Eleven-year-old Skyler Gordon, of Akron, suffers from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a genetic kidney disease, WJW reports. “September of 2018 is when this all started. Skyler had suffered from migraines for years,” said Julianne Stadelman, the sixth grader’s mother. Skyler also had high blood pressure so they went to see his pediatrician. “When he had the blood work done, the […]

  • A routine physical at school may have saved a Memphis boy’s life

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An 8-year-old boy’s routine physical at a Tennessee school may have saved his life. Eight-year-old Shaheem Young Jr.’s heart murmur was discovered by a “Well Child” staff member during a routine exam at Egypt Elementary School back in October. His mother Shantell took him to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where a CAT scan revealed more than just a heart murmur. “Then we went to the doctor, and they said something was wrong with my breathing,” Shaheem told […]

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