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  • Nebraska man receives liver transplant while wife gives birth to twins

    OMAHA, Neb. — All four members of a Topeka, Kansas, family recently found themselves as patients at Nebraska Medicine for different reasons. While 33-year-old Brady Sorensen was recovering from a liver transplant his wife, Jess, went into premature labor with their twin girls. “Looking back it was smooth and perfect … in the moment it was a chaotic mess,” Brady Sorensen told KMTV. He received his first liver transplant when he was 8 months old and had a second when […]

  • Running of the burros kicks off in Fairplay

    FAIRPLAY, Colo. — Consider the glorious but humble donkey. According to the Bible, Jesus rode one, not a horse, into Jerusalem. The significance was that it was a common man’s animal for the common man’s king, rather than a more traditionally royal steed. And its Sunday school lore that his mother rode one from Nazareth while pregnant, though that’s not in the official canon. I checked. Domesticated for about 5,000 years, donkeys have been put to work for humanity’s historically […]

  • Wisconsin postal worker accused of stealing 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash, checks

    WAUWATOSA, Wis. — A Wisconsin postal worker has been fired after the postal service used an FBI-style sting to reportedly catch her stealing mail. The feds said more than 540 personal checks and more than 6,000 greeting card envelopes ranging from March 2017 to January 2018 were found in worker’s car. Agents said they marked a $20 bill and put it inside an envelope equipped with a transmitter that would send a signal once the envelope was opened. As soon as the […]

  • Coke may move into cannabis-infused drinks

    Coca-Cola is considering a move into the growing market for cannabis-infused drinks. Coke said in a statement Monday that it is “closely watching” the growth of CBD, a non-psychoactive component in marijuana, as an ingredient in what it called functional wellness beverages. “The space is evolving quickly,” Coke said. “No decisions have been made at this time.” CBD, which does not produce a high for the user, has been used for medical purposes, including easing inflammation, pain and nausea. Coke’s […]

  • Disney debuts trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

    BURBANK, Calif. — Prepare to have another jolly holiday with Mary. Disney debuted its latest trailer for its upcoming magical musical, “Mary Poppins Returns,” on Monday. The film, which stars Emily Blunt as the famous nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda, is the sequel to the 1964 classic that starred Julie Andrews. The official trailer shows Poppins returning to look after the Banks children, who are now grown adults. The glimpse of the film, which opens on Dec. 19, teases signature Mary Poppins — from […]

  • Needles, pins found in strawberries in Australia lead to scare

    MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian government has ordered a federal investigation into the contamination of strawberries with needles and pins as police reported incidents in two more states. Greg Hunt, the Australian health secretary, directed Food Standards Australia and New Zealand to investigate the incidents, as concern spread about the apparent sabotage of the retail supply chain. People in the state of Queensland reported finding sewing needles in their fruit last week. Authorities say they don’t know whether the later cases were […]

  • More than 500 incidents of price gouging reported in North Carolina after Florence

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence, the state’s price gouging law went into effect. The law mandates that businesses in the state aren’t allowed to spike prices during any natural disaster for necessary items such as food, water and hotel rooms. But so far, the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office has received more than 500 complaints. Residents have complained of exorbitant markups on such items as gas and water, […]

  • Texts from Trump: FEMA to test emergency text system next week

    You’ll soon be getting a message on your phone from the President of the United States — whether you are a supporter or not. It’s not a political message, but an emergency test message sent from President Donald Trump as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s system to warn the public in cases of national emergencies. A majority of cell phone users will receive an alert on Thursday, September 20, with the header “Presidential Alert” and the message, “THIS […]

  • Man dies after suspected shark attack in Cape Cod

    BOSTON — A swimmer at a Cape Cod beach died Saturday in what experts believe is the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in more than 80 years. The man was bitten around 12 p.m. by what is believed to be a shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, Wellfleet police said. Witnesses told responding officers that the victim and another man were boogie boarding 30 yards off the beach when the incident occurred. The injured swimmer — identified as 26-year-old Arthur […]

  • Days of flooding ahead in the Carolinas as Florence stalls, dumps rain

    NEW BERN, N.C. — Tropical Storm Florence’s relentless rain is flooding parts of the Carolinas and promises even more for days, officials said Saturday, a day after it landed as a hurricane and left at least eight people dead — including a baby. The issues prompted North Carolina to tell drivers coming down Interstate 95 from Virginia to go around — the entire state. The state wants motorists to go west to Tennessee and take Interstate 75 into Georgia. “The one thing […]

  • NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — NASA on Saturday launched its most advanced laser device into space to measure changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice, as well as other topographical features. The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, launched at 9:02 a.m. ET from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carried ICESat-2 into orbit, where it will travel at speeds of more than 15,000 mph. The satellite will be equipped […]

  • Spa’s ‘vampire facial’ may have exposed clients to HIV

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Health officials are recommending that clients who have received a “vampire facial” or any other type of injection-related service at an Albuquerque spa get tested for HIV and other blood-borne infections, as unsafe practices recently were identified at the facility. The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Tuesday that a client of VIP Spa developed an infection that may have resulted from a spa procedure. Now the department is urging clients to visit the state’s Midtown Public Health […]