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  • CDC Warns Hunters After Man Likely Contracted Tuberculosis From Deer

    OKLAHOMA CITY – With deer season just around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control are warning hunters about tuberculosis. Officials with the CDC issued the warning after learning that a man likely contracted tuberculosis after dressing a deer. In May of 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services learned of a case of pulmonary tuberculosis caused by the Mycobacterium bovis in a 77-year-old man. Officials learned that although the patient wasn’t around anyone with tuberculosis, he had regularly […]

  • ‘OK’ Is Now a Hate Symbol, the ADL Says

    The “OK” hand gesture is now a hate symbol, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL added that symbol along with several others on Thursday to its long-standing database of slogans and symbols used by extremists. The two-finger OK sign is universally known for meaning everything is all right or approval of something. But the ADL says while not everyone means it to be hateful, the sign has been co-opted by the alt-right. The OK hand […]

  • Man’s Apple Watch Calls 911 for Him After Bike Crash Leaves Him Unconscious

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Bob Burdett ended up unconscious after a bike crash earlier this month in Spokane—and his Apple Watch called 911 for him. Burdett, 62, flew off his bike as he approached a curve at the bottom of a hill, and the ensuing hit was so hard his watch detected it, the Seattle Times reports. The fall-detection feature alerts emergency medical services if the wearer is immobile for a full minute after the fall—which is why, by the time Burdett […]

  • This CEO Raised the Minimum Salary of His Employees to $70K and Now He’s Doing It Again

    BOISE, I.D. – A maverick CEO who slashed his own salary four years ago to raise his employees’ pay is doing it again. Dan Price, the head of Seattle-based Gravity Payments, said Tuesday that all of the employees in the company’s new Boise, Idaho, office will earn a minimum annual salary of $70,000 by 2024. “This morning we cut the ribbon on the new @GravityPymts Boise office AND announced that all of our employees here will start earning our $70k min salary,” […]

  • Iowa State Fan Who Helped Raise $1 Million for Children’s Hospital with Beer Money Sign Apologizes for past Tweet

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Carson King, who has helped raise over $1 million for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, has apologized after a controversial tweet of his from 2011 was discovered. King said a reporter for the Des Moines Register first called attention to the tweet, which referenced a racially-charged segment on the television show Tosh.0. King, who was 16 years old at the time, called the tweet “hurtful and embarrassing,” according to WHO. He said he […]

  • Doorbell Camera Captures Coyote Charging at Girl in Her Front Yard

    VILLA PARK, Ill. — A little girl’s frightening encounter with a coyote was caught on a doorbell camera. The video, taken in unincorporated Villa Park, Illinois, shows the girl walking in the yard when the coyote charges at her. The coyote stops shy of making contact, but as the girl runs away, it charges her again. The animal came so close she felt its fur brush against her, her parents said The girl was not injured, according to WGN.

  • 13 Children of Firefighters Killed on 9/11 Join FDNY

    NEW YORK — The Fire Department of New York celebrated the graduation of 301 men and women from the Fire Academy on Tuesday. Thirteen of the graduates have a special connection to the department. They are the children of firefighters who died in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, according to WPIX. “They are continuing their family’s legacies of service,” noted FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. Carl Asaro of Midtown’s Batallion 9 left behind six children at the time of […]

  • Grandfather Dies After Saving Three-Year-Old Granddaughter from House Explosion

    STROTHER,  Okla. — A grandfather died after rescuing his three-year-old granddaughter in a tragic house explosion. Don Osteen was a longtime educator, Army Veteran, and Purple Heart recipient. He spent his life putting others first and would help anyone if they needed it, even a stranger. Brendon Osteen says his father looked forward to every minute that he could spend with his granddaughter, Paetyn. That’s what he was first and foremost I mean he was all about that baby and […]

  • A Lost Continent Has Been Found Under Europe

    Researchers have discovered a hidden continent on Earth, but it’s not Atlantis. They found it while reconstructing the evolution of Mediterranean region’s complex geology, which rises with mountain ranges and dips with seas from Spain to Iran. The continent is called Greater Adria. It’s the size of Greenland and it broke off from North Africa, only to be buried under Southern Europe about 140 million years ago. And chances are, you’ve been there without even knowing it. “Forget Atlantis,” said […]

  • Hit-And-Run Driver Carjacks Good Samaritan Who Stopped to Help After Crash

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Kansas man stopped in the rain to check on crash victims over the weekend, but that’s when one of the drivers took off in the good Samaritan’s truck. Randy Rood, 65, was returning from his usual quick trip to his neighborhood gas station with his ice tea Saturday afternoon when the crash happened. “Out of the corner of my eye I saw this silver car zooming down Halsey Street, and it ran the stop sign and […]

  • Man with Down Syndrome Died in Hot Van While Caretaker Napped, Police Say

    PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man with Down syndrome died in a hot van while his caretaker took a nap, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says. Joshua Russell, 26, of St. Petersburg was charged last week with one count of aggravated manslaughter of a disabled adult. Authorities said 35-year-old John LaPointe of Seminole died while restrained in the back of the van on a hot day in the spring. “LaPointe had Down syndrome, was non-verbal, had the cognitive ability […]

  • Couple ‘Felt So Violated’ After Hacker Took Over Smart Home Devices, Began Talking to Them

    MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee couple says their smart home was hacked after their camera began talking to them, and their thermostat reached upwards of 90 degrees. The Westmoreland family installed a Nest camera, doorbell, and thermostat in their home in 2018. They had no problems until they heard a voice talking through a camera in their kitchen. “It’s supposed to make me feel safe, and I didn’t feel safe,” Samantha Westmoreland told WITI. Their place of comfort turned creepy on […]

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