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  • Arkansas Executes 2 Men in One Night

    Arkansas put to death two men Monday night in the first back-to-back executions in the United States since 2000. Jack Harold Jones and Marcel Wayne Williams were among eight inmates set for execution in April before the state’s supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month. The compressed timeline set off a series of last-minute challenges from inmates challenging the state’s lethal injection protocol. The Arkansas Supreme Court and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals […]

  • A Vending Machine at the UC Davis Campus Dispenses Plan B Pills

    CALIFORNIA  —  Students at UC Davis can now press A4 for Plan B. A new vending machine in a University of California Davis study room traded the usual Hot Cheetos and Red Bull for condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests, Advil, and the morning after pill (or Plan B). They call it the “Wellness To Go” Machine. Stocking contraception rather than caffeine may seem out of place in a study area, but to former UC Davis student Parteek Singh it makes total […]

  • Doritos Sends Teens to Prom in Style After Hearing About ‘Cheesy’ Promposal

    NEWTON, Kan. — Four Kansas teens rode to prom in style after a popular chip company heard how one of the boys creatively used their product to ask a friend to prom. In March Shaedon Wedel asked his best friend’s little sister, who has down syndrome to prom. During the promposal he was wearing a Doritos T-shirt that said, “I know I’m NACHO typical Dorito but…I’m going to be cheesy and ask: will you go to prom with me?” Doritos are […]

  • Iowa-Native Peggy Whitson Sets Space Duration Record, Will Get a Call from Trump

    President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will call NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson from the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate Whitson on her record-breaking stay on the International Space Station. Early Monday morning, Whitson officially set the US record for most cumulative days in space, surpassing astronaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days, according to NASA. Whitson arrived at the space station for her current stint on November 19, 2016, and is due to return […]

  • Border Wall Fight Looms as White House, Capitol Hill Scramble for Deal to Avert Shutdown

    Fights over money to pay for a border wall — as well as Obamacare subsidies and an infusion of resources for the military — are threatening to trip up congressional talks over a funding bill to head off a government shutdown Friday. Bipartisan negotiators have spent weeks methodically working through hundreds of issues to set spending across all federal agencies for the rest of the fiscal year, with White House officials largely on the sidelines being briefed on various issues. […]

  • Erin Moran, ‘Happy Days’ Actress, Dead at 56

    INDIANA  —  Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late ’60s to the mid-’80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for “an unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said. “Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann. First responders determined that she was deceased […]

  • American Airlines Investigates After Video Shows Mom in Tears

    SAN FRANCISCO, California  —  American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and a flight attendant aboard one of its flights. The video, filmed by another passenger Friday, appears to be the aftermath of an incident during boarding of a flight from San Francisco to Dallas. It does not show what happened beforehand. The incident comes two weeks after a United Airlines passenger was dragged from his seat and off a […]

  • Prince Mourned One Year After his Death

    Linda Haynes-Williams will be in both physical and emotional pain on Friday, as she marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Prince. “I’m getting my first tattoo in honor of him and I’m scared to death,” she said. “It looks like a dove holding his symbol, flying away and the dove has a teardrop coming out of its eye.” With tattoos, purple-hued tributes, concerts and dance parties, Prince fans around the world are commemorating the superstar musician, who died […]

  • Wells Fargo CEO: We’re America’s ‘best corporate citizen’

    NEW YORK — Tim Sloan is laser focused on cleaning up Wells Fargo’s fake account scandal. The CEO has set admirable goals of turning Wells Fargo into a bank with the country’s best service and advice. Sloan believes Wells Fargo has already proven its prowess in one area: corporate citizenship. “We want to be the best corporate citizen. I think we’re already number one there, to be honest with you,” the Wells Fargo CEO told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an […]

  • Tennessee Teacher Suspected in Kidnapping Arrested in Northern California

    Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins has been arrested and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas has been found safe in northern California, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Thursday. Cummins, 50, fled with Elizabeth, his student, from their small town of Culleoka, Tennessee, on March 13. Authorities released surveillance video from March 15 that showed the pair at a Walmart in Oklahoma City. But then the trail has gone cold. The two disappeared a few weeks after a student reported seeing Cummins and Elizabeth […]

  • Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock Have Dinner with President Trump

    Sarah Palin, with Kid Rock and Ted Nugent in tow, visited President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday for dinner. The former Alaska governor, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, posted a set of photos on her Facebook page from throughout the executive mansion, including in the Oval Office. A White House official said the group had dinner with the President, but didn’t provide any further details. In one of her photos, Palin, Nugent, and Kid […]

  • Smallest Cow in Country Bred in Quad Cities Area, Says New Liberty Farmer

    NEW LIBERTY, Iowa —  We all know what Old McDonald had on his farm. But when it comes to cows, farmer Dean Schocker gives McDonald a run for his money. His herd of 14 are called Zebu. They’re originally from India, and they’re known for their horns, hump, and size. “They can’t believe that my little ones aren’t babies,” says Schocker. On average, Zebu measure in at about four feet tall from their shoulders to the ground. Their size makes […]