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  • Utah woman drowns after rescuing dogs from raging river

    MILLCREEK, Utah — A woman trying to rescue her own dogs from a raging creek ended up drowning, KSTU reports. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday where Parleys Creek flows into Tanner Park. Police say 58-year-old Liudmilla Feldman and her husband were walking their dogs at the time. “The dogs went into the water and got caught in the current, she went in to rescue the dogs, she got caught up in the current,” said Lt. Dan McConkey with the Unified […]

  • Twin girls born with different skin colors celebrate 1st birthday

    QUINCY, Ill. – Happy first birthday to two unique sisters! Twin girls from Illinois — Kalani and Jarani Dean — turned 1 on Sunday, a year after their birth received widespread attention. Kalani has light skin and blue eyes, and Jarani has dark skin and brown eyes. The girls’ parents are Whitney Meyer and Tomas Dean, from Quincy, Illinois. Meyer has been posting pictures of the unique pair since they were born last April. While too young to handle their own accounts, […]

  • Spicer: Hugely successful first 100 days

    WASHINGTON — Days after President Donald Trump labeled the commonly accepted 100 day benchmark “an artificial barrier,” saying the yardstick is “not very meaningful,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer touted the accomplishments of the new administration. “In the context of an entire administration, there is a lot that I think we feel very proud that we’ve gotten off … gotten done and taken care of.” Spicer was less enthusiastic about questions asking whether the stalled action repealing and replacing Obamacare should […]

  • Officials: Erin Moran likely died of cancer complications

    NEW SALISBURY, Ind. — Former “Happy Days” child star Erin Moran, 56, likely died from complications of Stage 4 cancer, the Harrison County (Ind.) Sheriff’s Department and medical examiner said Monday in a joint statement. Moran was found dead in her home in New Salisbury on Saturday, authorities said. “A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of Stage 4 cancer,” the statement said. Standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending, the statement said, […]

  • Video shows 4-year-old falling out of moving bus

    HARRISON, Ark. — It’s a scene that would make any parent shudder — a 4-year-old girl tumbling out of the back of a moving church bus in the middle of a busy highway. Video of the incident shows the back door of the bus springing open and the young girl plummeting to the road. “I couldn’t believe it, it was so shocking,” said Ryan Ciampoli, who was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Ark. Ciampoli, who is a trained emergency […]

  • New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate monuments

    NEW ORLEANS — In the dark of night, workers wearing masks and tactical vests arrived Monday at New Orleans’ Battle of Liberty Place monument to take it down. Police snipers were positioned on nearby rooftops, according to The Times-Picayune, and the trucks and equipment used in the operation had company names covered by cardboard and black tape. The controversial removal was the first of four scheduled relocations of Confederate memorials in the city despite weeks of opposition from pro-monument groups […]

  • Peggy Whitson sets record for most days in space for American astronaut

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson from the Oval Office on Monday on her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station. Early Monday morning, Whitson officially set the U.S. record for most cumulative days in space, surpassing astronaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days, according to NASA. Whitson arrived at the space station for her current stint on Nov. 19, 2016, and is due to return to Earth in September. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump, […]

  • Kenny G. makes dreams and nightmares come true with midair performance

    LOS ANGELES — Passengers were treated to a performance by Kenny G. on his saxophone during a Delta Airlines flight Saturday from Tampa, Fla., to Los Angeles. According to WFTS, Kenny G. offered to bless his fellow passengers with his famous mouth music if they contributed $1,000 to a Delta-facilitated fundraiser for Relay For Life. They doubled the amount. Thanks @kennyg for the impromptu concert to help us raise funds for @RelayForLife! https://t.co/CaUISsjcBZ — Delta (@Delta) April 23, 2017 Plenty […]

  • Frito-Lay jalapeno-flavored chips recalled over salmonella fear

    WASHINGTON — Frito-Lay is recalling two jalapeno-flavored potato chip products over fears of Salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of jalapeno flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and jalapeno-flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips is because of the potential presence of the bacteria in the seasoning, the company said. The chips affected by the recall were distributed to retail stores and vending machines, and have a guaranteed fresh date of July 4 or earlier. Packets of those chips contained in […]

  • Campbell’s recalls ‘Homestyle’ chicken soup

    WASHINGTON — A crazy switcheroo led to the voluntary recall Saturday of nearly 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products by the Campbell Soup Company. The cans were labeled as “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta,” but when consumers opened the cans, they instead found “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth” soup. The mistake was discovered by Campbell’s on Thursday, when the corporate office was contacted by multiple consumers complaining of the […]

  • North Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier

    TOKYO — North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier that is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Carl Vinson will be joined by the Ashigara and Samidare destroyers in “tactical training” drills near the Philippines, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force said. North Korea’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial the country is ready to illustrate its “military force” by sinking a “nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with […]

  • College student dies after being struck with hammer at track and field event

    WHEATON, Ill. — An Illinois college student is dead after being hit during a hammer throw event, officials said. Wheaton College identified the victim as Ethan Roser, 19, a freshman transfer student from Cincinnati. Roser died after being accidentally struck with a hammer Saturday, according to a Wheaton statement. He had been volunteering at a track and field competition on the campus in suburban Chicago. Roser was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to a local hospital, where […]