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  • Virginia man wins $4 million after forgetting about lottery ticket

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia man is now a millionaire after scratching a Virginia Lottery ticket – one month after he bought it. Jeff Kretzer bought a ‘$100 Million Cash Extravaganza’ ticket in December of 2017. The Chesterfield man put the ticket in his drawer and forgot about it. One month later, Kretzer happened to see the ticket in his drawer and decided to scratch it. Initially, Kretzer thought he won $4,000. “Oh, $4,000, this is going to be […]

  • Deaf and nearly blind dog stays with 3-year-old girl overnight, leads rescuers to her

    QUEENSLAND, Australia – Good boy, Max. A 17-year-old blue heeler in Queensland, Australia is being hailed a hero after staying by the side of a 3-year-old girl who had been missing for more than 15 hours in the wilderness, according to ABC.net.au. Aurora went missing around 3 p.m. Friday. After several hours without luck, the search party decided to stop for the night. “It was really disheartening when everybody left,” said Leisa Bennett, Aurora’s grandmother. “We were standing in the darkness […]

  • Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    Former President George H.W. Bush, who just buried his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush, on Saturday, is in intensive care, CNN has learned. “President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” said spokesman Jim McGrath in a statement. “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant.” JUST IN: Statement by the office of George H.W. Bush says the […]

  • Toronto collision leaves 10 dead, 15 injured; suspect in custody

    Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, according to Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, is in custody. Minassian was arrested in a white rental van less than 30 minutes after police received a 911 call. Minassian was previously known to Toronto authorities, according to a […]

  • Body in suitcase found near NJ train tracks ID’d as missing Virginia toddler

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Police identified the body of a girl found in a suitcase near train tracks in New Jersey as a missing girl from Virginia, according to a release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. The exact cause of Te’Myah Layauna Plummer’s death is still unclear, but police arrested her father in Puerto Rico. Travis Lamont Plummer was taken into custody without incident by FBI agents on April 19 and is currently awaiting extradition. His daughter’s remains were […]

  • Ice pops recalled over possible listeria contamination

    DENVER – A West Virginia company is voluntarily recalling thousands of cases of ice pops because of possible listeria contamination at a Denver facility, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The recall covers two types of frozen desserts made by the Ziegenfelder Company – Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin pops. Between April 5 and April 19, roughly 3,000 cases of the potentially-tainted pops were sent to retailers and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, […]

  • Zoo visitors kill kangaroo with rocks while trying to make it hop

    FUZHOU, China – One kangaroo is dead and another is injured after visitors at a Chinese zoo hurled rocks and other objects at them in two separate incidents. The Straits Times reports the first pelting happened at the end of February (though China Daily said it happened in early April), when gawkers decided to throw bricks and pieces of concrete at kangaroos at the Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian province to get them to hop around. A 12-year-old female marsupial was struck on her […]

  • Man ‘vomits’ 33 bindles of heroin after locking himself in bathroom, police say

    PROVO, Utah – A 30-year-old Utah man faces multiple charges after police said he “vomited” nearly three dozens bindles of heroin. According to an inmate booking sheet and a probable cause statement, police were dispatched just before 11 p.m. Saturday to 930 south State Street in Provo on a complaint of a man smoking heroin. The suspect’s wife told officers she and her husband, Mitchell Dean Kuhni, had been arguing when he busted a door and a frame in the house, then […]

  • 12-year-old steals credit card, flies to Bali after fight with mom

    PERTH, Australia – A 12-year-old Australian boy has pulled off a bold feat that is drawing international headlines: he stole his mom’s credit card and managed to fly to Bali, Indonesia for a posh, four-day vacation before getting caught, reports 9 News. As recounted in the Australian program ‘A Current Affair,’ the boy did some research online and figured out he could fly alone without needing a letter from a parent on Jetstar Airways. He nabbed his mom’s credit card, tricked […]

  • Homework assignment asks students to list positive aspects of slavery

    A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of slavery. “When I first read it, I thought this was b.s.,” said Great Hearts Monte Vista eighth grade student Manu Livar. The students in the class were supposed to complete the assignment on the “positive aspects” and “negative aspects” of the life of slaves, giving a “balanced view.” Manu said his teacher told […]

  • Police: Man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat pushes victim onto New York City subway tracks

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — A man was repeatedly punched and pushed onto subway tracks in a hate crime assault Friday at the Union Square/14 Street subway station in Manhattan, according to the New York Police Department. Police said the victim, a 24-year-old Latino, got into a verbal dispute with a man on a No. 4 train as it was approaching the station. The man, who police said was wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and shirt, made several derogatory […]