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  • Redheads, lobsters and cupcakes: Apple shows off 70 new iOS emojis

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — Redheads, superheroes and lobsters will rejoice when they see the latest emojis coming to Apple iPhones and iPads. Apple previewed some of its 70 new emojis on Monday. The unveiling marked an early start to Tuesday’s World Emoji Day, a 4-year-old holiday that celebrates the popular, wee cartoons. The new emojis arrive later this year in an iOS update, and include a handful of hairstyles. There are new curly hair, red hair, gray hair and no-hair options […]

  • Lava from Hawaii volcano creates tiny new island

    HONOLULU — Lava that’s still flowing from the Kilauea volcano has now created a tiny new island off the coast of Hawaii. The island of lava appeared Thursday, just offshore from the northern edge of the Big Island, the United States Geological Survey said. A Hawaii Volcano Observatory crew noticed it during a Friday morning flight. The island is part of the lava flow that extends underwater away from the coastline, the agency said. It thinks underwater pressure pushed the lava flow to the surface. […]

  • Common blood pressure drug recalled for possible cancer link

    WASHINGTON — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The U.S. recall includes the the versions of valsartan that […]

  • America has just one Blockbuster left

    If movie-streaming seems like Goliath, Blockbuster video store owners are an industry’s Davids still fighting to keep the brand alive. This week, there are three stores remaining, but by next week there will only be one store open for business — in Bend, Oregon. Alaska’s last two Blockbuster stores — one in Anchorage and another in Fairbanks — announced they would officially close on Sunday. Sandi Harding, the Bend store’s general manager, told CNN she was surprised her store was […]

  • ‘Miracle’ baby born at just 24 weeks celebrates his first birthday

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Kaio Doxey has come a long way over the past year. Born at 24 weeks at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, the micro-premie who weighed a little more than a can of soda turned 1 on July 7, according to East Idaho News. For the first few days of life, Kaio fought to live. He gained weight, became stronger and was called a “miracle” baby. Four months after his birth, he went home. “He came home […]

  • Burglar breaks into escape room, then calls 911 when he can’t get out

    VANCOUVER, Wash. — A burglar who broke into an escape room business in Washington on Sunday got lost inside the building and had to call 911 when he couldn’t find his way out, according to KOIN. The sheriff’s office responded to NW Escape Experience at 5 a.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 call from the burglar. However, when the burglar called he said his home was being broken into and gave a fake address but they were able to track the call […]

  • Survey: Americans say Barack Obama was best president in their lifetime

    WASHINGTON — A Pew Research Center poll released this week places former President Barack Obama at the top of a list of best presidents of Americans’ lifetimes. Forty-four percent of Americans say Obama had done the best job as president during their lifetimes. He’s followed by Bill Clinton at 33 percent and Ronald Reagan at 32 percent. President Donald Trump, not even halfway through his first term, came in fourth with 19 percent. The numbers reached in the telephone survey of […]

  • American tourist shot, killed while celebrating first anniversary in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY — Two gunmen on a motorcycle, apparently aiming for a bar bouncer in Mexico City, killed a 27-year-old California woman with a stray bullet as she reportedly was celebrating her first wedding anniversary, sources said. Tatiana Mirutenko and her husband, James Hoover, were at a taqueria on Saturday with two friends in the exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of the capital when the gunmen opened fire on a bouncer inside the establishment, according to a statement from the […]

  • Zsa Zsa dies weeks after being dubbed ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’

    ANOKA, Minn. — Zsa Zsa, whose bodacious tongue recently won her the 30th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, died in her sleep, the English bulldog’s owner said Tuesday. Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, delivered the sad news about the 9-year-old dog. “I’m in shock still,” she told HLN. “I haven’t even processed her winning and fame.” A news release announcing Zsa Zsa’s victory in late June in Petaluma, California, said: “Nine years young with a swaggering tongue, Zsa Zsa delivered […]

  • Tyler Perry warns fans about scam: ‘I am not giving anything away on Facebook’

    LOS ANGELES — Tyler Perry wants his fans to know that he’s not giving away cars, money or anything else on Facebook. The actor, director and all-around movie mogul said his team takes down dozens of scam posts every day, saying “I am not giving away anything on Facebook.  I am not giving away any money. ” “Do not give your information to any of these people do not give them anything,” Perry said in a video on his Facebook […]

  • Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’

    CHICAGO — An Illinois park is investigating after a woman accused one of its police officers of standing by as a man harassed her for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag, saying it was un-American. Mia Irizarry said she was trying to celebrate her 24th birthday in the Forest Preserves of Cook County last month when the man approached her asking her why she was wearing the sleeveless Puerto Rico flag shirt, which also had “Puerto Rico” written below the […]

  • Rangers capture massive 1,300-pound crocodile in Australia after 8-year search

    SYDNEY — Wildlife rangers in northern Australia captured a massive 1,300 pound crocodile after first spotting it nearly a decade ago. The crocodile, estimated to be more than 60 years old, was found lurking near a boat ramp in the Katherine River. At 15.45 feet, the croc is the longest-ever trapped in the region. The previous record holder was a 4.6 meter-long croc captured in 2011. Though the average saltwater crocodile is about 17 feet long, according to National Geographic, captures […]