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  • Check Out Some of the Bets People are Wagering on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

    Movie goers won’t get to go back to a galaxy far, far away until December 15, but they can bet on Star Wars: The Last Jedi now. Episode 8 of the popular sci-fi franchise is expected to be among the most lucrative films of all time, according to sister site Covers, and many of the prop wagers available center around just that. At William Hill, The Last Jedi is a big -1,600 favorite to boast the highest grossing U.S. opening […]

  • “Field of Dreams” Heading to Library of Congress

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  If you build it, they will put it in the Library of Congress. “Field of Dreams”, filmed in Dyersville in 1989, is one of 25 film added to the library’s registry of films this year. Chosen for “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance,” this year’s selections range from the 1905 film “Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street,” which documented the early days of the New York subway system, to James Cameron’s “Titanic” and the 1987 […]

  • Walmart is Letting Workers Get Paid Whenever They Want

    Walmart is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make payday come early for its employees. The company announced a new “Instapay” service for its 1.4 million workers. The service will allow Walmart workers to access, before payday, half of the wages they have already earned. They can withdraw that pay whenever they’d like to. Instapay is part of a personal finance app called Even, which lets hourly and salaried workers plan ahead for bills, make savings goals and helps them […]

  • Jurors Recommend Death Penalty for Man Called ‘pure evil’ Who Tortured, Killed Boy

    LOS ANGELES – A jury has recommended that Isauro Aguirre, the California man convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son, be sentenced to death. Aguirre, 37, had faced the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder on Nov. 15 in the killing of Gabriel Fernandez, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The jury also found true a special circumstance allegation that the little boy had been […]

  • Couple Loses Two Homes in Two Months to California Wildfires

    CALIFORNIA  —  Dr. Antonio Wong and his wife remember falling in love with their first home, a 3,000 square-foot beauty in Southern California they’ve owned for more than a decade. “You have your first love, your first home, your first car,” said Wong, 50, an anesthesiologist. They rented out their Ventura home when they moved out of state in 2008. But California drew them back. In May of this year, Wong and his wife, Pratima, 48, bought their second home […]

  • Teenager Uses Final Breaths to Identify her Alleged Killer

    NEW YORK – A New York City teenager used her final breaths to identify the man who killed her after she refused to date him, according to police. In May of 2016, 16-year-old Shemel Mercurius was babysitting her 3-year-old cousin at her Brooklyn apartment. That’s when Taariq Stephens, now 25, allegedly shot her multiple times with a machine gun. Surveillance video from that night shows the alleged killer in an elevator at her apartment building and later opening fire. Stephens […]

  • The Most and Least Taxed States

    In light of the new Republican tax bill, the current tax system has once again come under review. Always a divisive issue, there has been much debate over the optimal tax policy – one that promotes a healthy economy while limiting the deficit and providing citizens with necessary public services. To see how much control the government wields over the economy, economists often look at the ratio of taxes collected compared to gross domestic product (GDP). A high tax-to-GDP ratio […]

  • 6-Year-Old Colorado Girl Dies in Tragic Playground Accident

    GREELEY, Colo. – A Colorado community is rallying around the family of a 6-year-old girl after her accidental death at a playground earlier this month, according to KDVR. Brooklyn Thill was playing on swings meant for children with disabilities after school got out on Dec. 5 when she somehow became entangled in the straps, which wrapped around her neck. Her family is struggling to cope with their loss, so on Tuesday, students and teachers at Brooklyn’s school, S. Christa McAullife […]

  • Teacher Resigns After Outburst Aimed at Student Goes Viral

    PATERSON, NJ — A teacher is speaking out after a video of her threatening a student and calling him a racial slur went viral. “I am very disappointed in myself for one,” Georgiana Jackson told WPIX. “I really should not have reacted in such a fashion. That was clearly out of frustration, and even anger to a certain degree.” Jackson resigned from International High School Friday when the video of her went viral, prompting a Paterson School District Investigation. “My behavior was very […]

  • Michigan Fourth-Grader Makes Fidget Toys to Pay for Classmates’ Hot Lunches

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A young Michigan girl is helping her classmates this holiday season, making sure they get a hot lunch at school by selling handmade “stretchy straw fidgeters,” according to WXMI. “Big ones are a dollar and little ones are 50 cents,” said Lexi Bergeron, whose mother said she was inspired after hearing about students who couldn’t afford lunches on the nightly news. She found out that some of her classmates would only get cheese sandwiches if they […]

  • Oklahoma Veterinarian Removes 21 Pacifiers From Dog’s Stomach

    EDMOND, Okla. – A veterinarian in Oklahoma has quite a tale to tell after removing 21 pacifiers from a dog’s stomach. The veterinarian at Gentle Care Animal Hospital said he had to share the story because “this was the most fascinating and exciting surgery I have ever done…” A local couple recently had a baby and were wondering what was happening to all of their child’s pacifiers. One day, the child’s grandmother saw the dog, Dovey, jump up on the counter and […]

  • 7-Year-Old’s Elf on the Shelf Gets Emergency ‘surgery’ After Dog Attack

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Staff members at a Florida hospital raced to save a tiny patient – and a little girl’s Christmas – after the family dog attacked her Elf on the Shelf. Orlando mother Jenn Thelen said she woke up to the screams of her 7-year-old daughter Aubrie after the family’s German shepherd got ahold of the doll, whose name is Sam, according to a Facebook post Wednesday from the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Despite the rosy cheeks and […]