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  • Shark washes onto street in Australia during cyclone

    QUEENSLAND, Australia – Some Queenslanders didn’t take police warnings to stay out of flood waters very seriously — until a bull shark washed up in the street. Northeastern Australia is still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, which swept across the Queensland coast on Tuesday, causing widespread damage with winds up to 114 mph. It has since been downgraded to a low pressure system but is still moving slowly down the eastern coast, dumping many inches of rain. No […]

  • Attack survivor finally gets to attend prom after sweet ‘prom-posal’

    VALRICO, Fla. — A woman who survived a brutal attack that left her paralyzed and unable to attend her high school prom is finally getting her chance to go. Queena Phu was the victim of an attack and sexual assault outside the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library in Valrico, Fla., in 2008. The attack left her paralyzed and unable to speak. She was a senior in high school at the time and only one week from her senior prom. Now, Phu […]

  • Python swallows Indonesian man whole, graphic video shows body being found

    SULAWESI, Indonesia – The body of a 25-year-old man who vanished in a remote village in Indonesia has been found—in the belly of a 23-foot-long snake. Father of two Akbar Salubiro had gone to harvest palm oil on his family’s plantation on the island of Sulawesi on Sunday when villagers “heard cries from the palm grove,” a village secretary tells the Jakarta Post. A search party found scattered fruit, a tool, and a boot, before coming across a bloated reticulated […]

  • ‘Dreamer’ shares photo of tax return, says undocumented immigrants pay taxes too

    As someone who’s often spoken out for the so-called ‘dreamers,’ Belen Sisa is used to the ugly epithets that have hurled her way. But, that still didn’t prepare her for the bile that followed when she posted a photo of her holding up her tax returns and a message for President Trump. “I was surprised. I didn’t expect to be attacked so hatefully for doing the right thing – paying my taxes,” Sisa told CNN. The Facebook post begins: “MYTH […]

  • ‘Pure hell,’ Judge orders public humiliation for domestic abusers

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A North Carolina judge has sentenced three men to public humiliation after they pleaded guilty to domestic violence. District Court Judge Mark Cummings ordered the men to carry signs outside the Guilford County courthouse that read “This is the face of domestic violence.” “It’s pure hell, that’s what it’s like,” said Melvin Southerland, one of the men carrying the sign outside the courthouse. “It’s hell, it’s embarrassment.” Southerland joined Josh Hill, who also plead guilty to […]

  • Congress signs law repealing law meant to enforce internet privacy

    An employee types on a computer keyboard. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)By Meg Wagner Next stop: Trump’s desk The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to repeal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations passed 215-205, with 15 Republicans joining the 190 Democrats who voted against it. It passed in the Senate last week in a straight party-line vote. The regulation-smashing bill now goes to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The FCC passed the privacy rules in October under […]

  • Reports of ‘metal objects’ in breaded chicken prompt nationwide recall

    WASHINGTON – An Oklahoma company is recalling nearly 1 million pounds of chicken over concerns that the meat might be contaminated. OK Food, Inc. has recalled roughly 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products after a handful of consumers reported finding metal objects inside, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Service Inspection Services. The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced between Dec. 19, 2016, and March 7 for nationwide sale, the federal agency announced on its website last Thursday. The […]

  • Little girl sees officer eating alone, joins him for ‘best dinner date ever’

    HINGHAM, Mass. – Touching surveillance footage from a Massachusetts Panera Bread store shows a young girl befriending a police officer who was eating alone. “When a new 4 year old friend we just met wants to sit with us on a dinner break,” the Hingham Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “A very adorable and very outgoing Lillian with Sgt. Steven Dearth having the best dinner date ever.” In a later post, featuring a photo of the duo, the Hingham Police Department […]

  • Beauty experts warn of charcoal face mask trend

    INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a viral trend that promises smooth, radiant skin, but beauty experts say using charcoal masks isn’t the way to get a spring glow. Beauty bloggers and people who just want to see if the black, adhesive masks really work are sharing their experiences online. In many of the videos, smiles and speculation about what might happen give way to screams when the person tries to remove the mask after the roughly 30-minute drying period. Some said they even lost portions of […]

  • Woman held victim for 2 years, tried to impregnate her with boyfriend’s sperm

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida woman could face 20 years in prison after admitting that she paid about $3,000 to have a Mexican woman smuggled across the border to be a pregnancy surrogate, WJAX reports. Esthela Clark, 47, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a charge of forced labor. She was originally arrested in 2015 after a concerned citizen notified authorities. A criminal complaint obtained by WJAX said Clark kept the 22-year-old woman captive at an apartment for […]

  • Single mother told she can’t attend father-daughter dance

    HENRY COUNTY, Georgia — A single mother in Georgia was told she couldn’t attend her daughter’s father-daughter dance. Amy Peterson and her 6-year-old daughter, Gracie, had been looking forward to the dance for months, according to WSB-TV. Peterson said she let the school know she would be attending the dance with her daughter, and even got dressed for the dance by wearing a man’s dress shirt, bow tie and painting a beard on her face. “She was okay with it,” Peterson […]