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  • Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1,000 pieces of plastic

    (CNN) — In just the latest reminder of the dangers of pollution in our oceans, a dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds (six kilograms) of plastic waste in its stomach. The 31.17-foot sperm whale was found near Kapota Island in Wakatobi National Park, southeast of Sulawesi. Park officials found bags, plastic bottles, sandals and 115 plastic cups in the whale’s stomach, as well as a sack containing more than 1,000 pieces of string. “Although we have […]

  • Dow sinks: Wall Street bets the boom may be over

    Investors are increasingly betting that the rapid economic and profit growth of the past year is about to come to an abrupt end. That forecast prompted a freakout on Wall Street over the past two months. The Dow has shed nearly 2,500 points since early October as investors have come to grips with the gloomier outlook. Investors are fleeing former tech darlings like Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN), knocking the Nasdaq 15% below its all-time high. The turmoil has wiped out all of the market’s […]

  • CDC advises US consumers not to eat romaine lettuce because of E. coli concerns

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned US consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce as it may be contaminated with E. coli. A total of 32 people, including 13 who have been hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states, according to the CDC. One of the hospitalized developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified an additional 18 people […]

  • Camp Fire burned down his home but left behind engagement ring he plans to propose with

    Nick Maes lost the Paradise home where he grew up in the Camp Fire that’s ravaging northern California. “The first thing (I thought of) was the tragedy of losing it, and all the history and memories that were in there,” Maes told KCRA. Then, Maes remembered the ring – the diamond ring he was planning to propose with soon. Back when Maes bought it, he stored the ring in a safe inside his parents’ bedroom. Was it lost in the fire now, […]

  • Florida man arrested for having sex with miniature horse on multiple occasions, deputies say

    Marion County, Fla. – A Florida man has been arrested for having sex with a miniature horse on multiple occasions, deputies said. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Nicholas Anthony Sardo, of Citra, has been arrested and charged with four counts of bestiality/sexual contact with an animal. Deputies said, on October 16, a witness came forward and reported she had witnessed Sardo having sex with a miniature male pony named Jackie G three days earlier in a pasture […]

  • When high school volleyball team lost everything in California fires, their opponents bought them new uniforms

    For a high school volleyball team, making the state semifinals would normally be a big deal. But, for the girls’ team at Paradise Adventist Academy in northern California, this year was different. Some of the players had lost everything in the devastating wildfires – including their volleyball jerseys – and their match against Forest Lake Christian School suddenly felt less important. “There were two or three (girls) that didn’t have anything. They lost everything in the fire,” said Paradise volleyball coach Jason […]

  • ‘They were breaking brooms’ – Drunk curling team kicked out of tournament

    Curlers are accustomed to playing on thin ice, but a Canadian curling team, featuring an Olympic gold medalist, were kicked out of a tournament at the weekend for “unacceptable behavior,” which included being “extremely drunk.” Ryan Fry, who won gold for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and his teammates Jamie Koe, Chris Schille and DJ Kidby reportedly broke brooms and damaged locker rooms. The foursome forfeited their final game at the Red Deer Curling Classic in Alberta […]

  • Child bride auctioned on Facebook in ‘barbaric use of technology’

    Facebook has come under fire for a “barbaric use of technology” that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its site. An auction was held on the social media platform for a 16-year-old girl in South Sudan which sought dowry for her hand in marriage. Facebook said the post was taken down as soon as the company learned of it, but that wasn’t until after the girl was married. According to children’s rights organization Plan International, […]

  • Ivanka Trump used personal email account for government business

    WASHINGTON – Ivanka Trump last year often used a personal email account to discuss or relay official White House business, according to emails released Monday by a nonpartisan watchdog group. According to emails released by American Oversight, Trump used her personal account through much of 2017 to email Cabinet officials, White House aides and her assistants. The Presidential Records Act requires all official White House communications and records be preserved. The Washington Post was first to report on the emails. The […]

  • Police officer, 2 employees killed in Chicago hospital shooting that left gunman dead

    A police officer, a doctor and a pharmaceutical assistant have died after a shooting on Monday afternoon at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The gunman, who was in a relationship with the one of the victims, also died, said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson. It’s not clear if he died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Chicago police identified the deceased officer as Samuel Jimenez, a father of three. He joined the force in February 2017 […]

  • David’s Bridal is filing for bankruptcy

    David’s Bridal has been buried under a mountain of debt. It hasn’t helped that fewer people are tying the knot lately. The nation’s largest bridal retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. It owes between $500 million and $1 billion to creditors, according to court records. As part of the bankruptcy, David’s Bridal reached a deal with lenders to reduce the company’s debt by more than $400 million. The agreement will allow David’s Bridal to continue to operate its […]