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  • Elementary school students surprise 95-year-old WWII veteran who lost home to fire

    BETTENDORF, Iowa – A World War II veteran who lost his home in a fire got a big surprise from students at a local elementary school. About a month ago, 95-year-old Max Wilson’s home caught fire. “I opened the garage door and the combustion almost knocked me down,” Wilson told KWQC.  All of his possessions were lost. So, one elementary school decided to take action for their local hero and presented Wilson with gifts at an assembly. Together, students and […]

  • Dog sisters separated at adoption find each other at Washington market

    SEATTLE – Two dogs that hadn’t seen each other since they were adopted to different families reunited earlier this month in a joyful, chance encounter in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, according to KIRO. Pam Corwin, who recorded the moment, wrote on Facebook, “I witnessed the coolest thing today!” “I was at my booth at Pike Place Market and two couples (who didn’t know each other) were walking towards each other with identical dogs,” Corwin said. “Suddenly, the dogs ran towards […]

  • Florida convict screams ‘murderers!’ as he’s executed

    Eric Scott Branch was executed Thursday night for the 1993 rape and murder of a University of West Florida student—and he did not go peacefully. The 47-year-old inmate screamed, thrashed on a gurney, and shouted “Murderers! Murderers! Murderers!” as the lethal injection drugs were administered, the AP reports. He groaned and fell silent soon afterward. Earlier, Branch had told corrections officers that Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi should be the ones carrying out the execution. “Let them come […]

  • Twin brothers, both school employees, arrested for child porn a week apart

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Twin brothers who both worked at Northern California schools were arrested a week apart on child pornography charges, according to the Mercury News. Clinton and Clifford Pappadakis, both 47, have been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Clifford Pappadakis is a former teacher and cross-country coach at Willow Glen Middle School. Clinton Pappadakis is a former off-campus track and field coach at Oak Grove High School. Both schools are located in San Jose, about 50 miles southeast of […]

  • Story of the ‘worst roommate ever’ is a must-read

    New York magazine calls it “the worst roommate story you’ll ever read”—and that’s no exaggeration, as many readers of the viral piece have pointed out on Twitter. William Brennan’s harrowing longform on Jamison Bachman starts with the story of Alex Miller, a Philadelphia woman looking for a roommate via Craigslist last March. “Jed Creek” responded to her ad and the 60-year-old seemed like a perfect fit—but, as Miller discovered after he started exhibiting bizarre and threatening behavior toward her, “Creek” […]

  • Hospital prepped for first-ever sextuplets delivery with choreographed drills

    HUNTSVILLE Ala. — An Alabama mother gave birth to six precious little bundles of joy at Huntsville Hospital, the first ever sextuplets to be delivered there. “It was amazing getting to see them, and see what they look like, how little they are,” mother Courtney Waldrop told WHNT. “I mean they’re perfect though in every way, even though they’re so tiny, they’re just perfect.” The Waldrop sextuplets are the first to be born in Alabama since 2011.  Doctors said the babies are doing […]

  • Dad nearly decapitated 2-year-old son for keeping him awake, police say

    **WARNING: Story contains graphic details.** CHICAGO, Ill. – Chicago police have charged a father with murder after a 2-year-old boy was found dead with his throat cut. Rolando Ortiz, 37, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection to the death of his son,  WGN reported. Police were called by family members around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. When officers arrived, the child was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner said Mateo died from a […]

  • Ex-NFL player in custody after gun photo threatens former teammates, school

    LOS ANGELES – Former NFL player Jonathan Martin has been taken into custody in connection with a social media post that prompted elite Southern California school Harvard-Westlake to close its two campuses in Studio City and Beverly Crest Friday, a source told the Los Angeles Times. Martin, who graduated from the elite private school a decade ago, posted an image of a shotgun to his verified but private Instagram account, writing “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your(sic) options […]

  • Snapchat stock loses $1.3 billion after Kylie Jenner tweet

    Kylie Jenner is not happy about Snapchat’s new redesign. Snap stock closed down 6% on Thursday after the reality TV star said she is no longer using the app. The plunge wiped about $1.3 billion off the company’s market value. Jenner has been one of Snapchat’s most influential users. “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad,” Jenner tweeted on Wednesday. sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is […]

  • Instant Pot company warns of melting, overheating cookers

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Instant Pot is warning owners of their popular line of multicookers that they should stop using one of the models after reports of overheating and melting damage. The Canadian company has received “a small number of reports” that the Gem 65 8-in-1 cooker overheated and caused melting damage, according to a post on their Facebook page. The problem is limited to five batch codes: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746. To verify the batch code, consumers should […]

  • Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old ‘best friend’ from armed burglars

    DES MOINES, Wash. – A 16-year-old Washington state boy was hiding in a closet giving updates to a 911 dispatcher during a burglary at his family’s home, when he heard gunshots and his dog suddenly stopped barking. Des Moines police Cmdr. Doug Jenkins said the first 911 call came in at about 12:20 p.m. about a home in the 1400 block of South 234th Street. Police said the teen was home alone when the break-in happened. “He heard noises and voices, ran […]

  • Buying a home? Here’s how many hours you need to work

    Since the turn of the century, home prices in the U.S. have almost doubled, while median household income has barely budged. This, combined with a limited supply of entry-level homes, contributed to declining homeownership rates over the past 10 years. However, data from the latest U.S. Census Current Population Survey suggest that trend could be turning around. With homeownership rates ticking upward, researchers at Branch Publishing wanted to see how many hours the typical person would need to work to […]