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  • Albertsons to Buy Part of Rite Aid: Report

    A grocery store company is making a big buy of its own. The Wall Street Journal reports Albertsons is buying a chunk of Rite Aid. The grocery store chain based in Idaho is picking up the parts of Rite Aid that aren’t being sold to Walgreens. Last year, Walgreens agreed to buy 2,186 Rite Aid stores for $5.2 billion which essentially cut Rite Aid in half, leaving it with 2,350 stores after the deal is done. The two organizations are […]

  • These Photos of Twins Posing as Winter Olympians Are Melting Everyone’s Hearts

    ROSAMOND, Calif. — A pair of identical twins from California are showing their American spirit by posing as Olympians on Instagram. It’s OK Benjamin, Giant Slalom is tough. Lots of people wipe out. You’ll get another shot at Slalom later this week but you have to race against guys like @teamUSA’s Ted Ligety (@ted_ligety), Ryan Cochran-Siegle (@rc.s), and Tommy Ford (@tommyford)…maybe you should just take a nap while you’re laying down instead. 💙❤️⛷🇺🇸 Photo credit: @gen719 @nbcolympics @olympics @spyderactive . […]

  • Florida School Shooter Obtained at Least 10 Rifles, Law Enforcement Source Says

    Parkland, FL — Nikolas Cruz made a brief appearance in court for a procedural matter Monday, shortly after a law enforcement source told CNN that the 19-year-old school shooter obtained 10 rifles in the last year or so. Cruz purchased two weapons from Gun World of South Florida in Deerfield Beach, said Kim Waltuch, the store’s CEO. She would not provide details on the types of guns he purchased or on the time frame, but said the sales followed normal […]

  • Rowdy Family Booted From Ship After Cruise Turns to ‘Bloodbath’

    AUSTRALIA — Violent brawls and disruptive behavior on a 10-day Carnival Line cruise in the South Pacific led the ship to dock early so Australian police could remove a large family of 23 people. Cell phone video from the ship shows passengers on the Carnival Legend tussling with each other and security officers amid shouting and screams from alarmed onlookers. The video also shows security officers kicking passengers after they were down on the floor. “We have a zero-tolerance approach […]

  • Marches, Walkouts and Sit-ins: Gun Control Battle Heads to the Street

    As survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students’ message that action must be taken to end gun violence. The marches share one mission: to put pressure on Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer. Fourteen students and three teachers were killed and many injured when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week. The […]

  • Adam Rippon Turns Down TV Deal to Remain Olympian

    NEW YORK — Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has pulled out of a job as a correspondent for NBC at the Winter Games in South Korea. News broke earlier Sunday that Rippon, one of the first openly gay U.S. athletes to compete at the Olympics, was being hired to work on TV, digital and social media for NBC for the remainder of the Games in Pyeongchang. NBC tweeted out the news Sunday morning, welcoming the 28-year-old bronze medalist to its […]

  • 13 Russian Nationals Indicted Over 2016 Election Interference

    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Read the full indictment HERE. In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft. “The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the […]

  • FBI Says It Didn’t Act on Tip About Florida High School Shooter

    WASHINGTON — The FBI failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, the bureau said in a statement on Friday. A person close to Cruz contacted the FBI on January 5 to report concerns about him, the FBI said. But the bureau did not appropriately follow established protocols in following up on the tip. “The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted […]

  • Student Hides in Closet During School Shooting Almost 70 Years After Grandfather Did the Same

    Carly Novell survived the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida by hiding in a closet — and her grandfather also escaped a lone gunman the same way almost 70 years ago. The 17-year-old senior tweeted on Thursday about her being the second member in her family to survive a mass shooting. This is my grandpa. When he was 12 years old, he hid in a closet while his family was murdered during the first mass shooting […]

  • Woman Accused of Showing Up Drunk to Hearing for Previous DUI Charge

    NEW HOLLAND, PA. — A 36-year-old Lancaster County woman is accused of being under the influence of alcohol while she attended a hearing for previous charges of public drunkenness and driving under the influence. According to New Holland Police, Jennifer Jones is facing a new charge of public drunkenness after she allegedly arrived at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Heisse in a state of intoxication at 10:36 a.m. on February 9. Staff members from Heisse’s office contacted police, who […]

  • Read President Trump’s Speech Regarding the Florida School Shooting

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump addressed the nation Thursday, a day after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left at least 17 dead. Here’s the President’s speech, as released by the White House. Read President Trump’s full remarks: “My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief. Yesterday, a school filled with innocent children and caring teachers became the scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil. Around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, police responded to […]

  • McDonald’s Is Taking Cheeseburgers Out of the Happy Meal

    McDonald’s is making Happy Meals healthier. By 2022, cheeseburgers won’t be part of the menu for the kids’ meals, although parents can still ask for them. The main choices will be hamburgers and four- and six-piece Chicken McNuggets. And the French fry sizes will be smaller. Bottled water will be added to Happy Meals later this year, and chocolate milk will come with less sugar. McDonald’s also pledged to serve more fruits, vegetables and grains. All Happy Meals in the […]