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    There’s Something Fishy About McDonalds’ Japanese McNuggets

    TOKYO, Japan (CNN) — If you’re wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald’s in Japan could have an alternative for you — tofu and fish nuggets. On Wednesday, McDonald’s in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, […]

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    Los Angeles Water Main Break Floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA Campus

    LOS ANGELES, California — Streets turned into rivers and parts of UCLA turned into lakes after a massive water main break sent 8 to 10 million gallons of water gushing through parts of Los Angeles. The deluge was so massive that swift-water rescue crews with boats had to ferry away several stranded people. At least three motorists were rescued from underground parking garages where stairwells had turned into raging waterfalls. Dozens of vehicles were partly submerged, UCLA said. At least […]

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    More VA Employees Said They Were Told to Falsify Data

    Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show. Schedulers said supervisors directed them to manipulate information so their centers could meet performance goals, which would help top officials get bonuses, according to documents obtained by CNN. The new information also provided to Congress this […]

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    Facebook: Get Messenger App or Else

    For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it’s almost time to download the social-media giant’s dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability. Facebook says that, for the next few days, it will be notifying people that if they want to continue sending mobile message, they’ll need to download the Messenger app. “As we’ve said, our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having […]

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    NCAA Reaches Head Injury Settlement

    ILLINOIS — In his senior year, Adrian Arrington was hit so hard during a football game that he stumbled sideways to the sideline. A few minutes later, his coach was ready to put him back in the game that Eastern Illinois was playing against Austin Peay. Arrington’s dad, who knew his son was already suffering weekly seizures, migraines and blackouts from previous concussions on the field, ran down from the stands, confronting the football staff on the bench. Arrington’s friends […]

  • Small Plane Crashes Near Venice, Florida

    Girl, 9, Hit by Plane on Florida Beach Dies From Injuries

    MIAMI, Florida  — The 9-year-old girl critically injured when an airplane struck her on a Florida beach last weekend has died, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The girl, Oceana Irizarry, and her father, Ommy Irizarry, 36, of Georgia were both struck Sunday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The father died at the scene, and the girl was rushed to a hospital. Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in distress Sunday afternoon, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose […]

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    Home Price Increases Continue at Slower Pace

    NEW YORK — Home prices continued to rise this spring, but the pace of increase has slowed since late last year. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, a closely watched measure of home values. posted a 9.3% annual increase in its May reading, down from the 10.8% rate in April. The rate of increase was as high as 13.7% in November before slowing every month since. The good news for homeowners is that the index has now been up every month […]

  • One in Three Americans Have 'Debt in Collections'

    One Third of U.S. Adults Have Debt in Collections

    NEW YORK — Americans have a debt problem. An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history — or 77 million people — are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put “in collections.” That’s a key finding from a new Urban Institute study. It examined non-mortgage debt, including credit card bills, car loans, medical bills, child support payments and even parking tickets. The debt in collections ranged from as little as […]

  • Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle not only took in their daughter's three children when Lisa Mason passed away, they also inherited her $100,000 student loan bill. Unable to keep up with the monthly payments on top of all of the other mounting expenses, the $100,000 balance ballooned into $200,000 as a result of late penalties and interest rates of as high as 12%.

Lisa Mason, left, with her mother, Darnelle, in 2007

    Grieving Parents Hit with $200,000 in Student Loans

    When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would be a huge struggle to support them. Steve earns less than $75,000 per year as a pastor, while Darnelle earns even less as a director at the same church. […]

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    Judge: Clippers Sale Can Go Forward

    LOS ANGELES, California — A deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for an NBA record price may move forward, a California probate judge ruled Monday. Judge Michael Levanas ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling, saying the estranged wife of Donald Sterling acted properly in removing her husband from the trust that owns the NBA team and in winding up the affairs of the trust. The sale can go forward regardless of any appeals, Levanas said. Former Microsoft CEO Steve […]

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    Smith & Wesson Hit for Overseas Bribes

    Gun maker Smith & Wesson has found itself on the wrong side of the law while trying to sell guns to police officials overseas. The Massachusetts-based company has agreed to pay the U.S. government $2 million for bribing officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries as it tried to sell firearms to military and law enforcement agencies. The Securities and Exchange Commission says the violations took place between 2007 and 2010. The agency says Smith & Wesson has also agreed […]

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    Appeals Court Rejects Virginia Same-sex Marriage Ban

    RICHMOND, Virginia – A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws,” the divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit in Richmond concluded. […]