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  • Deaf Man Shot by Oklahoma City Police as Neighbors Screamed ‘He Can’t Hear’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City police sergeant is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night on the city’s southeast side. Police confirmed at a press conference Wednesday that residents yelled at the officers, trying to warn them that the man, 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez, couldn’t hear their commands. Whether or not the officers heard them is not clear. It happened at 8:15 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of S.E. 57th Street […]

  • Young Girl Hospitalized by 105 Mph Foul Ball at Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK – A young girl was taken to a local hospital after she was struck by a 105 mph foul ball during Wednesday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees. The Yankees released a statement that said the child received first aid at the stadium and was being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The incident happened during the fifth inning when Todd Frazier hit a ball into the seats above the dugout along the third base […]

  • 5-Year-Old Suspended From School for Making ‘Terrorist Threats’

    MODESTO, Calif. — The parents of a 5-year-old California boy are upset after their son was suspended for a day after refusing to take off his backpack and making “terrorist threats,” according to KTXL. Officials at Great Valley Charter School said Jackson Riley apparently told his teacher there was a bomb inside his backpack. “So, they look in his backpack, and my son’s 5 years old; obviously there’s no bomb in my kid’s backpack,” Jackson’s father said. “They called me […]

  • Watch the Moment Children Found Alive in Collapsed School After Earthquake

    MEXICO CITY — Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings. At least 217 people died in Mexico City — the country’s capital — and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, officials said. Previously, authorities had said that as many as 248 people had died. The death toll was later revised. President Enrique Peña Nieto said 22 bodies were found […]

  • Study Finds Gym Equipment Dirtier Than Public Toilet Seats

    SEATTLE – If you’re looking for an excuse to skip the gym, here’s a good one: Health clubs are described by doctors as breeding grounds for bacteria. Everything from MRSA to toenail fungus can be readily picked up at the gym and brought home, reports one study. “If you have them available, you’ll use them. If you have to look for them you don’t,” said Adriana Medina Cagan, talking about sanitizing stations at gyms. Cagan trains and teaches at Fremont […]

  • 1-Year-Old Dies After Father Leaves Him Near Steamy Shower to Treat Cough

    NEW YORK — A 1-year-old New York City boy died after his father apparently attempted to cure his chronic cough with a home remedy that included leaving the baby alone in a steamy bathroom, sources told WPIX. Mordechai Halpern was found unresponsive at his Brooklyn home on East Second Street, between Cortelyou Road and Ditmas Avenue in Kensington, Thursday around 5:15 a.m., police said. EMS responded and transported the baby to a hospital, but he died before arriving, police said. Halpern previously […]

  • ‘Researcher’ Says This Saturday Will Be the End of the World

    If you had big plans this weekend, David Meade regrets to inform you that the world will be ending Saturday. Meade, a Christian numerologist and self-described “researcher,” says Sept. 23 is foretold in the Bible’s Book of Revelation as the day a series of catastrophic events will begin, and as a result, “a major part of the world will not be the same,” the Washington Post reports. The Bible prophecies a woman “clothed with the sun” and a “crown of […]

  • Full List of Everything Coming (And Going) on Netflix in October

    Stranger Things is the most anticipated title coming to Netflix in October — but there are plenty of new films arriving on the streaming service next month. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Miss Congeniality, Tommy Boy, Blood Diamond, and Boogie Nights lead the list of new titles coming in October. It’s also the last call for popular titles including Titanic, The Wonder Years (seasons 1-6), Family Guy (seasons 9-14), Million Dollar Baby, and 30 Rock (seasons 1-7). Here’s the full list of everything […]

  • Taco Bell to Get Rid of Drive-Thru, Add Booze in 300 New Locations

    Taco Bell is planning to open more than 300 new locations with a very different layout, Food & Wine reports. The plans call for the new locations to be “cantina style.” They will not have a drive-thru – but they will serve alcohol. “The majority of the new ‘urban in-line’ locations will serve beer, wine, sangria, and Twisted Freezes, aka slushies with tequila, rum, or vodka,” according to Food & Wine.  “Come to think of it, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch […]

  • Teen Shown on Camera Returning Wallet (And $1,500) to Owner

    SACRAMENTO — An 18-year-old in California is getting praise after he was shown on camera returning a wallet with $1,500 and a handful of credit cards inside, according to KOVR. Tyler Opdyke was handing out fliers for his uncle’s pest control business when he found the wallet outside Melissa Vang’s home. “I just really thought about what I would want someone to do if I were to drop my wallet,” Opdyke told KOVR. “And then I thought about the house. […]

  • Stranger Gives Toddler $20 for Toys After Death of His Young Grandson

    COWETA, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman was left crying “in the middle of Target” after a stranger pulled $20 out of his wallet to help purchase a toy for her son. Alyssa Hacker was waiting on “Grammi” inside Target when her young son grabbed three dinosaur toys. “We were trying to pick out which one he wanted when Owen abruptly yelled ‘Hi’ at this older man walking past us,” Hacker wrote in a Facebook post. “He turned around and said, […]

  • Suspect Plans to Sue ‘Hero’ Who Stopped Him From Robbing Starbucks

    FRESNO, Calif. — A 30-year-old man who allegedly used a gun during an attempted robbery at a California Starbucks now plans to sue the good Samaritan who stepped in to stop the crime, according to KSEE. Back in July, Ryan Flores attempted to rob a Starbucks when Cregg Jerri, 58, attacked the suspect. In the video, the suspect is shown wearing a Transformers mask and threatening a barista. Seconds later, Jerri picks up a metal chair and hits the suspect in […]