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    Goldfish escapes death, becomes a ‘giant compared to other feeder fish’

    JAPAN — What should have been an ordinary fish tale took an unlikely turn at an aquarium in central Japan. Shima Marineland is known mostly for penguins and sunfish. Seven years ago, a goldfish was supposed to be dinner for the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fish at the aquarium. Caretakers threw it into the tank at feeding time, but the goldfish dared to escape from certain death by jumping into a filter pipe. That led to a narrow […]

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    “We go! We go! We help!” Tourists save lion cubs from cape buffalo

    DENVER, Colo. – A group of tourists on a mission trip in Uganda took time to go on a safari through a national park. What happened there, they say they will never forget. Asim Trent was visiting the Murchison Falls National Park when they stumbled upon a female lion and her cubs. They quietly watched as a cape buffalo approached the lions. “Cape buffalo are one of the most aggressive animals. They probably hurt more people than probably lions or […]

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    Report: Not all sunscreens contain the SPF promised

    A new report warns not all sunscreens contain the SPF protection promised on the label. Researchers from Consumer Reports found that one third out of 34 sunscreens that were tested did not meet their SPF claims. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or more for the best protection. Consumer Reports revealed to TODAY which ones that made the top of the list, including: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-in Suncscreen Milk, SPF 60 Vichy Capital Solei, SPF 50 Coppertone […]

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts related to the attack and subsequent manhunt on April 8, 2015. The attacks killed three people, wounded more than 260 and spurred a massive manhunt throughout the Boston area.

    Jurors reach verdict in death penalty case against Boston bomber

    BOSTON, Mass. (NBC News) – The jury has reached a verdict in the penalty phase of the trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was convicted last month of 30 criminal counts for the April 15, 2013 attack at the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed in the bombing and 260 others were injured. When a manhunt ensued, an MIT police officer was shot to death, a driver was carjacked and Tsarnaev and his co-conspirator, his older brother, got into a firefight […]

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    Family of man shot by police say medical condition disproves officers’ stories

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The family of a man who was shot and killed by police are raising questions about his death. Officers say they shot D’Angelo Stallworth because he was holding a gun and wrestled with police. However, family and friends say that is physically impossible. “He was getting frustrated that he couldn’t hold anything, so then the doctor’s diagnosed him with MS,” said Angela Mack, Stallworth’s mother. Stallworth was a father of three and a supervisor at UPS for […]

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    Attorney: Engineer has “no recollection” of deadly Amtrak train crash, body of final victim found

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (NBC News) – Investigators are still looking into a deadly train crash that claimed eight lives in Philadelphia. After examining Amtrak 188’s event data recorder, investigators now know the train was going 106 miles per hour as it entered a curve, which is more than double the speed limit. The engineer, Brandon Bostian, applied the brakes seconds before the cars left the tracks. Authorities say the train and seven cars violently shuddered before breaking loose of the tracks. […]

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    Police: 6-year-old girl mauled by dog after being kidnapped

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. (WBBH) – Police say an overnight abduction led to a child being mauled by a dog. Authorities in Cape Coral say a woman called police after her 6-year-old niece and 10-year-old nephew disappeared. The woman added that purses had been stolen from the apartment. She said her sister was just released from jail, and was likely behind the abduction. Authorities learned the children’s aunt, Kristina Pantalias, had allegedly stolen a car and used that vehicle to kidnap […]

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    Father forgets 1-year-old in SUV, calls 911 from train for help

    QUINCY, Mass. – A frantic father admits he made a big mistake while on his way to work on Wednesday morning. The father said he dropped his older child off at daycare, but forgot to take his 1-year-old daughter to her daycare. He boarded the train and realized his mistake about 30 minutes later. The man immediately called 911, saying he forgot his 1-year-old inside his SUV and was trying to make it back to the station. Two officers rushed to […]

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    Thousands of child toys recalled for choking hazard

    A choking hazard has prompted the recall of more than 13,000 toy cars. The recall involves Schylling’s ‘Police Press and Go’ toy vehicles. The hat on the toy can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children. So far, there has been one report of the hat detaching. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. The toys were sold nationwide from April 2010 to this past April. Consumers can return the product for a full refund […]

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    Bear Jam: Black bear and her cubs scare tourists at Yellowstone

    (KECI) In a new video released by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, tourists at Yellowstone National Park learned the hard way why you should never approach a black bear sow with her cubs. FWP Information Officer Vivaca Crowser was driving home with a colleague that night after a meeting in Yellowstone when she saw what’s known in Montana as a “bear jam.” Dozens of tourists were pulled off on the side of the road for a close-up look of the […]

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    Mother discovers her 2-year-old has cancer from iPhone photo

    ROCKFORD, Ill. – Avery Fitzgerald is a typical toddler, but his mother noticed something was different about him a couple of months ago. “I would notice when I was looking at Avery in a light, I would see something in the back of his eye… and I thought ‘eh,” said Julie Fitzgerald, Avery’s mother told WREX. Fitzgerald started to research what could be wrong with her son. In an article,  a woman saw a white eye in photos of a […]