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  • Xi Jinping Arrives in Pyongyang, Marking First Visit by Chinese Leader to North Korea in 14 Years

    Xi Jinping’s plane has landed in Pyongyang, kicking off a historic visit that marks the first time a Chinese leader has traveled to North Korea in 14 years. Xi left the Chinese capital Thursday morning with his wife and several key aides, including Foreign Minister Wang Yi, top diplomat Yang Jiechi, and key economic adviser He Lifeng, according to Chinese state media. Xi will spend two days in the North Korean capital with leader Kim Jong Un, in what is expected to […]

  • Vape Pen Explosion Shatters Nevada Boy’s Jaw, Breaks His Teeth

    Warning: This article contains a photo some may find graphic NEVADA – The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and repair shattered bone. What he told doctors shocked them: The boy was vaping when, without warning, his e-cigarette exploded in his face. The freak accident, […]

  • David Ortiz Was Not the Intended Target in Murder-For-Hire Plot, Prosecutor Says

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot, authorities in the Dominican Republic said Wednesday. Prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez told reporters that a friend of Ortiz, Sixto David Fernandez, who was seated at the player’s table, was the target of the bungled hit. Fernandez and Ortiz were wearing similar clothes. “The fact that David Ortiz wasn’t the target doesn’t change anything,” Rodriguez […]

  • Only 14 States Allow Lemonade Stands Without Permits. Country Time Wants the Others to Do the Same

    Grab those extra pennies and dimes, because it’s almost the official start of summer, which means kids are getting ready for peak lemonade stand season. There’s one thing that could stop them from opening up shop on those hot neighborhood streets though: the law. Only 14 states allow unpermitted lemonade stands, according to Country Time. So if you’re not in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island or Connecticut, those adorable kids selling […]

  • A New Species of ‘Cat Fox’ May Be Prowling a French Island

    There may be a fascinating new species of a fox-like cat, or a cat-like fox, prowling the island of Corsica and yep, it’s already cranky and hates your guts. Wildlife rangers from France’s National Hunting and Wildlife Office have located 16 of the golden striped creatures in remote areas of the French island. The cats are bigger than a typical house cat, and have large, ringed tails and “highly developed” canine teeth. Because of their appearance, they are known locally as chat-renard, or […]

  • Photo of Sled Dogs Walking Through Water Shows Reality of Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet

    Steffen Olsen, a scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, was on a routine mission in northwest Greenland to retrieve oceanographic and weather monitoring tools placed by his colleagues on sea ice when he ran into a problem. He couldn’t see them – the usually flat white sea ice was covered in water, the result of flooding from Greenland’s ice sheet, the second largest on the planet. @SteffenMalskaer got the difficult task of retrieving our oceanographic moorings and weather station on […]

  • Astronomers Have Found 2 New Planets That Could Potentially Support Life

    Is anybody home? Astronomers have pinpointed two planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life. They’re almost exactly the same mass as the Earth, they are billions of years old (which means life could have had time to evolve), and they’re orbiting their star at a distance that would support things like water flow and habitable temperatures. The two planets orbit Teegarden’s star, an ancient star that is only 12-light-years away from the Earth. […]

  • FBI Assisting Dominican Government in Investigation of Tourist Deaths

    The FBI is working with Dominican authorities in the investigation of recent tourist deaths, according to the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic. The FBI is assisting in further toxicology analysis of the deaths that took place at the Bahia Principe in La Romana. The agency said the results could take up to a month. The Embassy in Santo Domingo said in a statement last week that the two governments are working together to ensure that US travelers are safe. “The safety […]

  • Hershey’s Is Giving Its Best Candy Bar a Makeover

    Hershey’s had a problem: It was making a critically acclaimed candy bar that barely no one was buying. Something had to change. It was time to act. The Take5 bar, made of chocolate, caramel, peanuts, pretzels and peanut butter, is basically a candy-lover’s dream. It just topped the Los Angeles Times’ candy bar power rankings. Yet only 3% of US households purchased a Take5 bar last year. Hershey decided that the issue was the green and black label. It didn’t stand out, […]

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