• Venice Beach, California After Lightning Strike

    Lightning strikes 14 people in Los Angeles; 1 dead

    VENICE BEACH, Calif. — A sunny day at California’s famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20’s died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said John Kades of the Los Angeles […]

  • Benji Kurtz Weekly Weigh-In

    Light bulb goes on: A man loses 100 pounds with plant-based diet

    Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz’s biggest life humiliations. He also couldn’t shop at popular clothing stores — the clothing wasn’t large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn’t have a choice in styles or colors, able only to purchase pants available […]

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    Teen received death threats after posting this selfie

    CNN – It is understandable why Breanna Mitchell’s sunny tweet from Auschwitz as “PrincessBMM” would spark a viral outcry. A tour of a concentration camp, where so many Jews lost their lives, may move us to take photos or post responses — but few would include smiles, or selfies. But Mitchell is not the first […]

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    Entrapment hazard sparks crib recall; here’s what you need to know

    Parents listen up, there’s a crib recall to tell you about this evening. It involves four models of Oeuf Sparrow brand cribs sold in a variety of colors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the cribs slats or spindles, along with the top rail can detach. CPSC says the detachment could result in a child getting […]

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    Short on sleep? Researchers warn to beware of this …

    Researchers from the University of California say those who are sleep-deprived are more likely to remember false details than those who are not. Their study was conducted with 104 college-age participants who were split into four groups. Two groups were asked to look at photos of a crime scene upon their arrival, while the other […]

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    U.S. airmen share amazing rescue after typhoon traps them in concrete shack

    OKINAWA, Japan – Earlier this month, residents across Japan were subjected to the strongest typhoon in the 2014 Western Pacific season to date. Typhoon Neoguri brought winds with peak gusts up to 150 miles per hour, creating a huge storm surge and forced the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a rare emergency warning, which is […]

  • Cat lovers unite for a ‘puurrrfest’ festival downtown this weekend

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s undeniable. Cat videos are some of the most popular on the internet. Now one downtown attraction is hoping to get in on the feline frenzy for the Internet Cat Video Festival Search the words ‘cat videos’ on YouTube, and you’ll get 5.6 million results. Humans have an appetite for all things […]

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    Hello Kitty dictionary’s disturbing definition of ‘necklace’ leaves parents upset

    A children’s dictionary is stirring up controversy due a simple definition of a piece of jewelry. According to Mirror, a mother allegedly purchased a dictionary for her daughter thinking it would be a fun-filled educational book. After reading through it, she found something many find to be disturbing. 27-year-old Samantha Rawlins stumbled on an inappropriate definition […]

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    Spanking can do what? One study’s shocking results

    Editor’s note:  Sarah Kovac is a motivational speaker and author of “In Capable Arms: Living a Life Embraced by Grace.” The opinions expressed are solely the author’s. ATLANTA, Ga. — How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of […]

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    Watch: Toddler does spot-on mimic of pregnant mom’s walk and it’s hilarious

    “Walk this way.” This adorable toddler was asked to imitate his pregnant mother’s walk and the results are both sweet and comical.    

  • Courtesy: Honest Tea

    Beverage company looking to test OKC’s honesty

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A beverage company is looking to test Oklahoma City’s honesty. Honest Tea is conducting social experiments in all 50 states to see how honest people are when no one is looking. According to the tea company, this week unmanned kiosks stocked with bottled drinks and snacks will be set up next to a clear […]