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  • Philadelphia, St. Louis Police Departments Under Investigation for Racist, Hateful Facebook Posts

    The police departments of Philadelphia and St. Louis are taking action following allegations that officers posted hateful or racist content on social media. In Philadelphia, 72 officers were taken off the streets and placed on administrative duty, and in St. Louis, 22 officers have been barred from bringing their cases to the Circuit Attorney’s Office. The social media posts were compiled by The Plain View Project, which describes itself as a “database of public Facebook posts and comments made by current […]

  • Only 14 States Allow Lemonade Stands Without Permits. Country Time Wants the Others to Do the Same

    Grab those extra pennies and dimes, because it’s almost the official start of summer, which means kids are getting ready for peak lemonade stand season. There’s one thing that could stop them from opening up shop on those hot neighborhood streets though: the law. Only 14 states allow unpermitted lemonade stands, according to Country Time. So if you’re not in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island or Connecticut, those adorable kids selling […]

  • Summer Camps Are Requiring Children Get Vaccinated Amid Measles Fears

    Each summer, as Lauren Rutkowski and her husband Joel await the arrival of energized, sun-kissed children for their seven-week camp, the couple surveys the canoes and paddleboards, the arts and crafts, the food menus — and every camper’s vaccination records. Measles outbreaks in the United States continue to grow, rising to 1,044 cases nationwide so far this year. In response, more camp owners and the camping industry are urging families to follow vaccination policies. Some camps that require all participants to be vaccinated against […]

  • Trump launches 2020 bid with familiar refrains on immigration and trade

    ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump formally launched his reelection campaign Tuesday night, rallying supporters with a speech that made clear he plans to run on the same formula that narrowly delivered him the presidency in 2016. He railed against illegal immigration and promised mass deportations. He pledged to negotiate a winning trade deal with China, or walk away altogether. He painted Democrats as hateful socialists who want to “destroy” the country. And he continued to sell himself as an […]

  • Feds Seize More Than 16 Tons of Cocaine at Philadelphia Terminal

    PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities seized about 16½ tons of cocaine Tuesday from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, prosecutors said. Members of the ship’s crew were arrested and federally charged. The investigation is ongoing, said a tweet from US Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. *BREAKING NEWS* Members of the ship’s crew have been arrested and federally charged, and the investigation is on-going. @ICEgov @CBPMidAtlantic @PhillyPolice @USCG — U.S. Attorney EDPA (@USAO_EDPA) June 18, […]

  • Barbecue lover wanted: Eat ribs and travel the country – while making $5K a week

    Summer barbecue just got a whole lot tastier. Reynolds Wrap is looking for someone to travel across the United States in search of the tastiest ribs. If the savory barbecue wasn’t enough, they’re also handing out a $10,000 check to go along with it. “If you don’t mind being paid to taste some of the most delicious BBQ ribs across the country, posting envy-inducing pictures of your food and falling asleep every night dreaming about your next rack of ribs, […]

  • Fashion Icon and Artist Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95

    Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer and socialite was 95. Vanderbilt died at home with friends and family at her side. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Cooper said in a statement. “She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d […]

  • More Than 4,600 Cases of Pillsbury Flour Recalled Because of Possible E. Coli Contamination

    For the second time in two weeks, flour is being recalled because of E. coli fears. This time it’s 4,620 cases of Pillsbury Best 5-pound Bread Flour, sold by Hometown Food Company and distributed in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The flour was manufactured by ADM Milling Co. in Buffalo, New York. The products being recalled have UPC codes of 051500200315, lot codes of either 8342 or 8343 and use by dates […]

  • The Tree Thought to Have Inspired Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ Has Fallen

    The Lorax would be devastated to hear that the tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’ 1971 children’s book has fallen. The Monterey Cypress tree was at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California, the seaside community where author Theodor Seuss Geisel lived from 1948 until his death in 1991. Geisel could see the tree from his mountaintop home, according to the city’s website. The tree was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old, said Tim Graham, a spokesman […]

  • One Killed, Seven Others Hurt in Shooting at Graduation Party in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at a graduation party in Philadelphia Sunday night. One person was killed and seven others were injured in the shooting, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross. Around 60 people were at the party when the shooting took place. It happened around 10 p.m. on Sunday. Ross said that four of the victims were teens between the age of 15 to 17 who suffered gunshot wounds to their […]

  • A restaurant got a rare blue lobster in its shipment. Instead of cooking it, the owner is donating it to an aquarium

    EASTHAM, Mass. — Nathan Nickerson III almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw an unexpected pop of color in his seafood shipment earlier this week. It was one of many lobsters ordered by his restaurant, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar, in Eastham, Massachusetts — except this one was blue. “I said, ‘I think we have something special here.’ I couldn’t believe the color,” Nickerson told CNN. “Everyone was circling around it, just wondering, ‘How did this happen?'” The restaurant […]

  • Target Registers Back Online After Widespread Outage

    Target cash registers were back online after a two-hour systems outage on Saturday that left exasperated shoppers venting frustrations online. — Target (@Target) June 15, 2019 In a statement, the company said the failure was not the result of a data breach or security-related issue. “The temporary outage earlier today was the result of an internal technology issue that lasted for approximately two hours. Our technology team worked quickly to identify and fix the issue, and we apologize […]

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