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    Hulu offers commercial-free option for a more few bucks a month

    NEW YORK – Now, you can skip all the ads on Hulu – if you’re willing to pay a few extra bucks a month. Hulu, the streaming service owned by NBC, ABC and Fox, announced a “commercial-free option” on Wednesday. It’s the latest twist in an increasingly intense competition between Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and other streaming sites. While Netflix and Amazon’s sites don’t have any advertising, YouTube and Hulu do. Hulu has been toying with the idea of a […]

  • Cell phone video obtained by CNN appears to show sheriff's deputies in Bexar County, Texas, shooting and killing Gilbert Flores, 41, Friday, August 28, 2015.

    ‘What’s in the video is cause for concern,’ Police looking at videos that show Texas deputies shoot man

    Authorities in Texas are examining two videos recorded by bystanders that show sheriff’s deputies in Bexar County, Texas, shooting and killing a man. One four-minute video has been made public by a San Antonio television station that acquired it from the man who recorded it Friday. It is shot from a distance, and it appears that Gilbert Flores has at least one hand in the air (the other cannot be seen) when he is shot. Police have not released the […]

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    Here’s how to calculate your heart’s age

    About 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Using a simple calculator that measures age, blood pressure and BMI, the CDC found that more than 40% of Americans had hearts that were five or more years older than their actual ages. CDC Director Tom Frieden said that the heart risk calculator was simple way to reveal a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke. “Heart […]

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    Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka of wrestling fame charged in 1980s slaying

    James Snuka, who rose to fame in the 1980s as professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 slaying of Nancy Argentino, his then-girlfriend. Snuka, 72, was booked in Lehigh County Jail in Pennsylvania and released on $500,000 bond, according to Lehigh District Attorney James Martin. Messages left at Snuka’s New Jersey home went unreturned Tuesday evening. Lingering questions about what happened to Argentino, Snuka’s 23-year-old paramour at the time of […]

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    Overweight pup gets second chance at life

    Obese, unhealthy and mourning the loss of his owner, a pup named Vincent was surrendered to a county animal shelter in Houston two weeks ago. His prospects didn’t look good. Vincent weighed in at 38 pounds, double the healthy weight for a 7-year-old dachshund. He had high cholesterol and his back dipped from the extra weight, putting him at risk of nerve damage. Mary Tipton, the intake coordinator for K-9 Angels Rescue, and a member of the board of directors […]

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    Food and Drug Administration warns distributors of pure powdered caffeine

    Coffee, sodas and energy drinks — many of us drink caffeine everyday. It’s safe for most folks, but in the wrong dose it can be deadly. The Food and Drug Administration has put five distributors of pure powdered caffeine on notice that their products are potentially dangerous. The warning follows the deaths of two otherwise healthy young men in 2014, who died after using the powerful stimulant. Users of powdered caffeine like it because they can get their fix inexpensively […]

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    Houston teen kills himself while taking a selfie with a gun

    A 19-year-old Houston man, a day ahead of starting community college, accidentally killed himself Tuesday while taking selfies with a gun, police said The gun blast hit Deleon Alonso Smith in the throat, CNN affiliate KPRC reported. Family members were shocked. “It’s the worst feeling in my life,” Eric Douglas, the victim’s uncle said. “It’s a numb feeling. It’s still unbelievable,” Smith’s grandmother Alma Douglas told the station. “Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, […]

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    Manhunt: Grieving officers search for 3 suspects in Illinois cop killing

    With almost no time to grieve, law enforcement officers continue scouring the deeply wooded areas of northern Illinois to look for Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s killer. The 32-year police veteran was on patrol Tuesday morning when he made a radio call saying he was running after three suspicious people, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. That was the last time anyone heard from him. Fellow officers from Fox Lake Police Department arrived to find their colleague shot to death. No one […]

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    Los Angeles moves step closer to 2024 Olympic Games bid

    Will the third time be the charm? The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, expressed that hope in a tweet Tuesday, shortly after a unanimous City Council vote cleared the way for the Southern California city to press forward in its quest for the 2024 Summer Olympics. If successful, the bid would bring the Games to Los Angeles for a third time, the others being in 1932 and 1984. This is a great day in the history of LA & the future […]

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    McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

    NEW YORK – After months of experimenting with all-day breakfast in several markets, McDonald’s will make it available nationwide starting October 6. McDonald’s is making a host of changes in a bid to turn around slumping sales. Now, comes breakfast all the time. Customers will be offered a selection of muffins or biscuits, depending on the location of the restaurant. The menu also includes hotcake platters and sausage burritos. McDonald’s has been testing all-day breakfast since March and told franchisees […]

  • Mother arrested after allegedly drowning twins

    Police: Mother admits to drowning twins “because nobody loved them”

    AVONDALE, Ariz. – After a 22-year-old mother confessed to drowning her twins in a bathtub, investigators are learning new details about the alleged crime. Mireya Alejandra Lopez was arrested after her 2-year-old sons were rushed to the hospital after they stopped breathing. Initially, authorities believed it was an accident until Lopez admitted that “she intentionally drowned both of her twin boys in the bathtub.” “Mireya also stated to investigators that she also attempted to drown another child in the home […]