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  • Homeowner’s son shoots, kills three would-be robbers in Oklahoma

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Three teens dressed in black and wearing masks and gloves were killed by a resident when they broke into a home, Oklahoma authorities said Monday. The 23-year-old son of the homeowner fired shots from a rifle; officials said. One suspect had a knife, another carried brass knuckles. “Preliminary investigation looks like it’s self-defense,” said Wagoner County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Mahoney, cautioning the investigation was continuing into the midday home invasion. The shooter voluntarily spoke with investigators. […]

  • Elon Musk launches company to implant computers in human brains

    By Ese Olumhense ‘A closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence’ If Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has his way, humans might one day be able to have tiny computers implanted in their brains, which could enable them to better connect with other computers and devices, access information more quickly, or boost memory. The technology would be developed, according to The Wall Street Journal, through a new venture Musk is backing called Neuralink, which was founded in July. Earlier […]

  • Dog used as drug mule to smuggle $1 million worth of heroin

    QUEENS, N.Y. — A dog was allegedly used as a drug mule to traffic more than $1 million worth of heroin to New York, the Queens District Attorney said Monday. The avi Labrador mix had been shipped along the same route as many rescue dogs have been for years. That has at least one major dog rescue organization, which is not at all involved in the drug crimes, concerned that this major bust will affect its legitimate, humane effort to […]

  • Georgia single mother told she can’t attend father-daughter dance

    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A single mother in Georgia was told she couldn’t attend her daughter’s father-daughter dance. Amy Peterson and her 6-year-old daughter, Gracie, had been looking forward to the dance for months, according to WSB-TV. Peterson said she let the school know she would be attending the dance with her daughter, and even got dressed for the dance by wearing a man’s dress shirt, bow tie and painting a beard on her face. “She was OK with it,” Peterson […]

  • Sanitation crew helps woman find wedding, engagement rings she accidentally trashed

    NEW YORK — Department of Sanitation workers helped a New York woman find the wedding and engagement rings she accidentally threw away with the trash, according to WPIX. Last weekend, Shannon Lombardo was cleaning her wedding and engagement rings when she put them on a paper towel. The next day, she realized she accidentally trashed the rings with a pile of tissues. At this point, the garbage bag had already been thrown down the trash chute. Lombardo called the sanitation department and […]

  • Canada reportedly set to legalize recreational marijuana

    OTTAWA — Recreational marijuana will soon be legal nationwide in Canada, a recent report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said. The new legislation — which is in line with both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to legalize and regulate marijuana and with the November recommendations of a federally appointed task force on the drug — is expected to be introduced the week of April 10, the Sunday report said. Under the proposed plan, the country’s federal government will oversee supply […]

  • South Carolina man who taped dog’s mouth shut sentenced to jail

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog’s muzzle has been sentenced to five years in jail. William Leonard Dodson, 43, was given the five-year sentence on Friday, one day after he received a 15-year order on a federal gun charge, according to the Post and Courier. He will serve both sentences simultaneously. “I’m not trying to be mean, but I wish I could give you more,” Circuit Judge Markley Dennis said. The dog, […]

  • Massachusetts girl badly burned by homemade slime

    ROCKLAND, Mass. — A mother in Massachusetts is warning other parents after her young daughter was badly burned while making a popular DIY project for kids, according to WCVB. Siobhan Quinn was excited when her daughter Kathleen became interested in making and playing with homemade “slime.” “I thought it was great. I encouraged it and bought all the stuff. And then when it was gone, I bought more. She was being a little scientist,” Quinn told WCVB. But last weekend while […]

  • ‘Flip or Flop’ star facing backlash after ‘inappropriate’ bikini picture

    DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. — “Flip or Flop” star Christina El Moussa is facing backlash for a photo she posted on Instagram last week. El Moussa made headlines last year when she and her husband and co-star, Tarek El Moussa, decided to split. Welcome to the family!! @cashiethefrenchbulldog 🐶 Click link in my bio!! 👙🍩 A post shared by Christina El Moussa (@christinaelmoussa) on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT The photo shows El Moussa and her daughter wearing bathing suits for LSpace […]

  • North Carolina jewelry store criticized for controversial billboard

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Owners of a North Carolina jewelry store are apologizing for a controversial billboard that some people believe encourages domestic violence, WLOS reports. The billboard reads, “Sometimes, it’s OK to throw rocks at girls …” .@SpicerGreene is this supposed to be humorous because you think violence against women is funny? do better. be better. #notbuyingit — kim kelley (@mskimkelley) March 23, 2017 The owners of Spicer Green Jewelers in Asheville took to Facebook on Thursday afternoon to […]

  • Robots expected to take 38 percent of U.S. jobs by 2030s

    WASHINGTON — Increasing automation and artificial intelligence are not threats to the American workforce, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in an early-morning interview Friday with the news website Axios. “It’s not even on our radar screen,” Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and hedge fund manager, said, adding machines would not pose any challenge to jobs for another “50 to 100” years. “I’m not worried at all,” he added. Mnuchin’s statements on AI, one of many topics he discussed in […]

  • Wisconsin police officer calls back IRS scammer in viral Facebook video

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — After a man pretending to be an IRS agent left a threatening voicemail for a Wisconsin police officer, the department decided to call back. In the Facebook video of the exchange, officer Kyle Roder calls the number and asks, “Hello, is this the IRS? It said to call this number, you said I had committed a fraud or something?” The scammer, unaware he’s about to be scammed, asks for a case number. When Roder says he […]