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  • Ice-T says he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver who was ‘creeping up to my crib’

    Ice-T had some strong suggestions for Amazon Tuesday. “Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries,” the musician and actor said on Twitter, “Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it.” That’s because he says he almost shot a delivery driver who seemed to be “creeping up” to his home earlier in the week. One fan asked “Was he not wearing a delivery man uniform?” to which the “Law & Order: SVU” star responded that […]

  • Washington becomes first state to legalize composting of humans

    Washington has become the first state in the nation to pass a law allowing composting as an alternative to burial or cremation of human remains. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday legalizing human composting. The bill will go into effect in May next year. Currently in Washington, bodies can either be cremated or buried. The process of recomposition provides a third option that speeds up the process of turning dead bodies into soil, a practice colloquially known as “human […]

  • Coca-Cola is bringing back New Coke in honor of ‘Stranger Things’

    Coca-Cola is hoping a failed product from the 1980s will help it go viral in 2019. The company is bringing back a limited number of New Coke cans in honor of the upcoming third season of “Stranger Things,” in which the product is featured. “Stranger Things” creators Ross and Matt Duffers came up with the idea to bring New Coke back as a way to promote the show, which will start streaming on Netflix on July 4. The third season […]

  • A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

    A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s family to make sure this is a learning experience, WMBD reported. The greater flamingo exhibit at the zoo opened in June 2016, according to the city of Bloomington. […]

  • ‘A desperate SOS’: Young whale found dead with stomach full of plastic

    SICILY, Italy – Environmental campaigners are raising the alarm after a sperm whale was found dead on an Italian beach with plastic in its stomach. Greenpeace Italia said the carcass of the young animal — estimated to be 7 years old — washed up Friday on the beach at Cefalu, a popular tourist destination in Sicily. Grim images posted on the group’s Facebook page show the whale lying on the beach, its stomach full of plastic bags and other plastic objects. […]

  • CBD effective in treating heroin addiction, study finds

    Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that […]

  • A couple heard buzzing in their bedroom; the culprits turned out to be 80,000 bees

    Bee populations are under threat around the world, but one house in Spain apparently provided the perfect conditions for a huge hive. A couple in the historic southern city of Granada, in Andalusia, had been troubled by a strange buzzing noise in their house for some time — and when things got so bad they couldn’t sleep at night, they decided to take action. Beekeeper Sergio Guerrero told CNN the couple had first noticed bees at their property around a […]

  • Meet Karli, the new ‘Sesame Street’ muppet in foster care

    “Sesame Street” has introduced a new Muppet with the aim of highlighting the stories and unique love of foster families. The center of the new initiative is a Muppet named Karli, a yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents.” In one video, Karli’s foster mom explains to Elmo that Karli’s mother is “having a hard time” and that they will “keep her safe until her mommy can take care of her again.” Elmo innocently […]

  • ‘Heroes’ lead officers to Texas girl abducted while walking with her mom, police say

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Authorities rescued a Texas 8-year-old Sunday after a vigilant duo saw the Fort Worth Police Department’s description of the car suspected in her kidnapping and went hunting for it, police said. Standing in front of the WoodSpring Suites in the suburb of Forest Hill, a beaming Buddy Calzada, spokesman for the Fort Worth police, told reporters that the pair, members of a local church, found the grey Ford Five Hundred in the hotel parking lot. “As […]

  • Eiffel Tower evacuated as man seen climbing the landmark

    PARIS – The Eiffel Tower was evacuated after a man was seen climbing up the side of the structure on Monday afternoon, officials told CNN. Visitors began tweeting pictures and videos of the individual climbing up the tower, which is 324 meters (1,062 feet) tall. “The Eiffel Tower has been closed and is in the process of being evacuated because a person is scaling it,” a spokeswoman for the landmark said. Firefighters at the scene established contact with the man climbing […]

  • ‘Heroes’ lead police to Texas girl who was abducted while walking with her mother, police say

    Authorities rescued a Texas 8-year-old Sunday after a vigilant duo saw the Fort Worth Police Department’s description of the car suspected in her kidnapping and went hunting for it, police said. Standing in front of the WoodSpring Suites in the suburb of Forest Hill, a beaming Buddy Calzada, spokesman for the Fort Worth police, told reporters that the pair, members of a local church, found the grey Ford Five Hundred in the hotel parking lot. “As you can see, there […]

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