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  • Congress Signs Law Killing Internet Privacy

    By Meg Wagner Next stop: Trump’s desk The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to kill a set of internet privacy rules, paving the way for service providers to share and sell their customers’ sensitive information — including everything from browsing histories and financial records to information on children. The bill to repeal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations passed 215-205, with 15 Republicans joining the 190 Democrats who voted against it. It passed in the Senate last week […]

  • Little Girl Sees Officer Eating Alone, Joins Him for ‘Best Dinner Date Ever’

    HINGHAM, Mass. — Touching surveillance footage from a Massachusetts Panera Bread store shows a young girl befriending a police officer who was eating alone. “When a new 4 year old friend we just met wants to sit with us on a dinner break,” the Hingham Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “A very adorable and very outgoing Lillian with Sgt. Steven Dearth having the best dinner date ever.” In a later post, featuring a photo of the duo, the Hingham Police Department […]

  • Reports of ‘Metal Objects’ in Breaded Chicken Prompt Nationwide Recall

    WASHINGTON – An Oklahoma company is recalling nearly 1 million pounds of chicken over concerns that the meat might be contaminated. OK Food, Inc. has recalled roughly 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products after a handful of consumers reported finding metal objects inside, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Service Inspection Services. The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced between Dec. 19, 2016, and March 7 for nationwide sale, the federal agency announced on its website last Thursday. The […]

  • Beauty Experts Warn of Charcoal Face Mask Trend

    INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a viral trend that promises smooth, radiant skin, but beauty experts say using charcoal masks isn’t the way to get a spring glow. Beauty bloggers and people who just want to see if the black, adhesive masks really work are sharing their experiences online. In many of the videos, smiles and speculation about what might happen give way to screams when the person tries to remove the mask after the roughly 30-minute drying period. Some said they even lost portions of […]

  • Woman Held Victim for 2 Years, Tried to Impregnate her with Boyfriend’s Sperm

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida woman could face 20 years in prison after admitting that she paid about $3,000 to have a Mexican woman smuggled across the border to be a pregnancy surrogate, WJAX reports. Esthela Clark, 47, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a charge of forced labor. She was originally arrested in 2015 after a concerned citizen notified authorities. A criminal complaint obtained by WJAX said Clark kept the 22-year-old woman captive at an apartment for […]

  • Couple Accused of Trying to Sell 5-Month-Old Baby on Craigslist

    GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. — A Tennesee couple is accused of trying to sell their baby on Craigslist, according to the Greeneville Sun. John David Cain, 26 and Deanna Greer, 37, were charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect after the couple tried to sell their 5-month-old baby for $3,000. A local couple saw the alleged ad on Craigslist Friday and contacted police. Cain and Greer were then arrested after undercover officers set up a meeting to buy the […]

  • Crayola to Retire Color From 24-Count Crayon Box for First Time Ever

    NEW YORK — Crayola is kicking one of its iconic colors to the curb. The crayon company said it’s retiring a color from its classic 24-count box for the first time in its history. Crayola didn’t reveal which one is getting the hook, or what color, if any, will replace it. The big reveal will happen in Times Square at 8:15 a.m. Friday on National Crayon Day. But once the color is retired, the Forks Township, Pennsylvania-based company will not produce […]

  • Elon Musk Launches Company to Implant Computers in Human Brains

    By Ese Olumhense ‘A closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence’ If Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has his way, humans might one day be able to have tiny computers implanted in their brains, which could enable them to better connect with other computers and devices, access information more quickly, or boost memory. The technology would be developed, according to The Wall Street Journal, through a new venture Musk is backing called Neuralink, which was founded in July. Earlier […]

  • Dog Used as Drug Mule to Smuggle $1 Million Worth of Heroin

    QUEENS, N.Y. — A dog was allegedly used as a drug mule to traffic more than $1 million worth of heroin to New York City, the Queens District Attorney said Monday. The Avi Labrador mix had been shipped along the same route as many rescue dogs have been for years — and that has at least one major dog rescue organization, which is not at all involved in the drug crimes, concerned that this major bust will affect its legitimate, […]