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  • Have you met Barbie's hijab-wearing Muslim cousin, Hijarbie? She's an alternative role model for young girls, created by Nigerian medical student Haneefa Adam.

    The hijab-wearing Barbie who’s become an Instagram star

    LAGOS, Nigeria – Barbie has had another makeover – this time, as a hijab-wearing Muslim. It was only last month that Mattel gave Barbie a dramatic transformation with a variety of skin tones and different body types, including adding curves to her impossibly slender frame. Now, a Nigerian medical student has taken Instagram by storm, since she began posting images of a hijab-wearing Barbie doll a few weeks ago. I'm Haneefah Adam (@muslimahanie) a Nigerian and I'm behind #Hijarbie! I […]

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    Do you take reptiles? Customer throws alligator through drive-thru

    It’s all fun and games, until someone tosses an alligator through the drive-thru window. Let’s just say the folks at Wendy’s and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were not amused. A South Florida man was taken into custody after he was accused of placing an order at the fast-food restaurant in Royal Palm Beach, taking his drink and then pitching in a three-and-a-half foot gator when the server turned around. “He’s a prankster,” his mom, Linda James, told […]

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    Hackers publish contact info of 20,000 FBI employees

    WASHINGTON  — Hackers, making good on a threat, published contact information for 20,000 FBI employees Monday afternoon, just one day after posting similar data on almost 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. The hackers, tweeting from the account @DotGovs, claim they obtained the details by hacking into a Department of Justice database. The hackers boasted on Twitter, “FBI and DHS info is dropped and that’s all we came to do, so now its time to go, bye folks! #FreePalestine.” The […]

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    Gas is near $1 a gallon in some places

    NEW YORK  — Forget $2 gas. Gas is getting close to the $1 mark in some parts of the country. There are at least eight states where some stations are now selling gas for less than $1.25 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. The cheapest gas at the moment is at a 7-Eleven in Oklahoma City, which is selling a gallon of regular for $1.11. In fact, more than a dozen other stations in that city have gas for $1.14 or […]

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    Incredible photos, videos from Royal Caribbean ship during storm; damage, injuries reported

    The Anthem of the Seas has turned around and headed back to its original port after a severe storm injured four people and forced passengers into their staterooms for safety reasons, Royal Caribbean International said Monday. Royal Caribbean said Anthem of the Seas encountered rough seas off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, while sailing Sunday to Port Canaveral, Florida, in what was intended originally to be a seven-day voyage to the Bahamas. It said the ship suffered damage to some public […]

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    Here’s how to get your free Chipotle burrito ‘raincheck’

    Chipotle is shutting down all of its stores nationwide on Monday for a few hours to hold a national staff meeting about food safety. The company’s more than 1,900 restaurants will take part in the required meeting. Chipotle said the meeting would provide an opportunity to thank employees, discuss changes and answer questions. The good news for you? If you were planning on going to Chipotle for lunch, you can score a burrito”raincheck.” Simply text “raincheck” to 888-222. The restaurant […]

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    Chesapeake Energy denies bankruptcy rumors

    NEW YORK  — Chesapeake Energy insists it’s not plotting a bankruptcy filing. The natural gas and oil giant was forced to issue a statement on Monday after its stock tanked over 50%. Chesapeake said it “currently has no plans to pursue bankruptcy” and is “aggressively seeking to maximize value for all shareholders.” Chesapeake stock rebounded off the lows on the news, but was still off 22%. The stock hit several circuit breakers earlier in the day before being halted, so […]

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    Miss the ads? Here are some of the most talked about Super Bowl commercials

    NEW YORK — The Super Bowl may be the most-watched event in America, but the ads have their biggest moment after the game. Historically, the Monday following the big game is when digital viewership for Super Bowl ads peaks, according to YouTube. People watch and re-watch ads online, sharing and commenting about them on social media. And If you missed an ad when you got up to refill your plate with queso dip, you can still join in on Monday’s […]

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    Here’s what we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S7

    NEW YORK — Samsung is expected reveal its latest Galaxy smartphones on stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company sent out invitations for a February 21 press event Sunday night featuring an image of a black cube cracked open ever so slightly, and the word Galaxy in the lower right hand corner. Samsung is currently the top smartphone maker in the world, according to the latest estimates from IDC. The Galaxy S series is its flagship brand. More […]

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    Brothers killed after sledding down closed Olympic course

    ALBERTA, Canada – Two brothers were killed after they and a group of friends apparently went down an Olympic bobsledding course on a personal sled on Saturday, authorities said. Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, is currently used as a training facility for athletes and recreational facility for the public. A group of at least eight teenage boys, Calgary police said, entered the premises after hours and attempted to go down the bobsled track. “Part […]

  • A woman was killed this morning when she was pulled into an industrial mixer at a grocery store.  Sandy police said Carmen "Jackie" Lindhart was working at a bakery mixer at a Reams store in Sandy when something happened that pulled her into the mixer

    Woman dies after becoming caught in bakery mixer

    SANDY, Utah – A bizarre accident inside a bakery has claimed the life of a woman. Authorities say 45-year-old Carmen “Jackie” Lindhart was killed at the Reams Grocery Store early Wednesday morning. The Sandy Police Department says Lindhart was in the bakery department when she “became entangled with the augers in the mixer causing her to be pulled into the mixing vat.” A co-worker heard Lindhart screaming and ran to turn off the machine. Tragically, CNN reports that Lindhart suffered […]