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  • George W. Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service detail, calls for an end to the shutdown

    Former President George W. Bush called for federal lawmakers to “put politics aside” and end the government shutdown in an Instagram post Friday that showed him giving pizza to his Secret Service detail. “@LauraWBush and I are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of Federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck,” he wrote in the post, with a photo of himself bringing his detail boxes of pizza. “And we thank our fellow citizens […]

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda changes lyrics to blast fan filming Hamilton show

    Lin-Manuel Miranda made an impromptu edit to one of the numbers in his acclaimed Hamilton Wednesday night after he spotted a woman filming a performance in Puerto Rico. While performing One Shot, Miranda noticed the audience member pointing a camera at the stage, the BBC reports. So, thinking (or rapping, actually) on his feet, he slipped a new line into the song: “I’m a get a scholarship to King’s College, I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish, lady Filming in the […]

  • California teen pulls more than 50,000 golf balls from ocean near golf courses

    Two years ago, a central California teen began what NPR calls a “Sisyphean task” — hauling hundreds of pounds of golf balls off the ocean floor, only to have them reenter the sea as golfers from five nearby golf courses (including Pebble Beach) hit them right back in. Alex Weber was just 16 when she first discovered the shocking sight while free diving. “You couldn’t see the sand,” she said, noting the seafloor was “completely white” from the sheer number of balls. […]

  • Terrifying video shows worker jump as semi pulls live wire from burning pole

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A terrifying moment for a utility worker in a bucket truck was captured on video. A power pole caught on fire just before 3:30 a.m. near E. 152nd St. I-90 was closed in both directions from Eddy Rd. to E. 156th St. It continued to burn until it snapped around 5:15 a.m., according to WJW. A utility worker was working on the hanging wires when a semi drove by, yanking the wires from the dangling section of the […]

  • Barbie doll left on grave of six-year-old rape, murder victim could shed new light on cold case

    SALT LAKE CITY — Who left a Barbie doll on Rosie Tapia’s grave? That was the question Thursday at a press conference held by the Utah Cold Case Coalition. 23 years later, they still don’t know the answer, but continue to ask for help. “I’m hoping the Lord will let me live until we find the person who took my daughter,” Lewine Tapia, Rosie’s mother, told KSTU. Rosie Tapia was 6 years old when she was kidnapped from her Salt […]

  • Mother charged after video shows toddler tumbling from moving car

    MANKATO, Minn. – A Minnesota woman has been charged with child endangerment after her 2-year-old, who was in a car seat, fell out of her moving vehicle earlier this week. KMSP reports that Maimuna Kunow Hassan faces up to one year in prison and a $3,000 fine for the gross misdemeanor. She has also been charged with improperly restraining her child in the car seat and violating her driver’s permit because there was not another licensed driver in the vehicle. […]

  • Mother-son pair charged after missing Iowa teen found in Ohio

    PARMA, Ohio – A man and his mother are behind bars after a missing 16-year-old Iowa girl was found in Ohio. The teen was last seen on Jan. 4 in Colesburg, Iowa. Her grandparents found a handwritten note saying she was moving to California. Investigators tracked her to Parma, where she was located on Wednesday. Steven Davis, 21, and Laurie Metot, 49, were charged with interference with custody. They are being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail on $50,000 bond. […]

  • Fortnite security flaw exposed 80 million accounts

    CARY, N.C. – A major security flaw in a popular video game exposed millions of players to hacking risks, according to Forbes. More than 80 million players around the world are obsessed with Fortnite, a multiplayer game of survival that allows players to use real money to buy video game currency. Last fall, a security flaw allowed hackers to log into accounts without a password, according to information security group Check Point Research. The group published this video explaining their […]

  • ‘A lack of respect’: Netflix hit ‘Bird Box’ used actual footage from disaster

    The mayor of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, says she was appalled to discover that footage of the most horrific day in her town’s history was presented as fiction in two Netflix productions. Footage of the 2013 runaway train disaster that killed 47 people and destroyed most of the small town’s downtown core appears in the Netflix film Bird Box and in an episode of the science fiction series Travelers, the BBC reports. The clips were used to illustrate news coverage of fictional disasters. A lot of people are still […]

  • ‘She has patiently waited,’ Dog finds home after 525 days in Ohio shelter

    DAYTON, Ohio – A dog named Cassie has been adopted after nearly a year and a half in an Ohio shelter. “Every day for 525 days she has patiently waited for that perfect person to walk through the doors and pick her and today was her day!” wrote the Humane Society of Greater Dayton on Facebook. Cassie was the shelter’s longest resident before her adoption. The nearly 5-year-old black and tan hound-shepherd mix went to the Dayton shelter from another facility […]

  • Have New Year’s resolutions? Why doing these 3 things can make them stick

    NEW YORK – As you rang in the New Year, you probably made some resolutions, such as dieting, or exercising, or saving more money. But, chances are by now you may have fallen off the resolution bandwagon. Jan. 17 is unofficially considered “Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day.” To help you stay motivated, WPIX asked Dr. Philip Muskin, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, to share some of his tips to keep your goals throughout 2019. To set yourself […]