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    ‘A Miracle’: Teen Driver Survives 7-Story Plunge Into Hardware Store

    HOUSTON, Texas  —  A teenager in Texas is lucky to be alive after driving off of a parking garage and falling seven stories before his vehicle slammed into the roof of a hardware store Sunday afternoon. While at his daughter’s bridal shower, Doug Hermance, of Westheimer Plumbing & Hardware in Houston, got a call saying a car had fallen into his store. His initial reaction was to think the call was a joke, “How can that possibly happen? That was nothing we […]

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    Video: Chairs Fly as Wild Brawl Breaks Out in New York City Restaurant

    NEW YORK  —  The bar closed early Friday after a vicious, chair-throwing brawl broke out at the Bronx, New York, family restaurant the night before. Video captured the chaos at Seafood City on City Island Avenue Thursday night, according to WPIX. Multiple people were seen throwing chairs around in the large dining room for several minutes. Police were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived the people involved in the fight were gone. There was no police report filed. It’s unclear […]

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    ‘As Lucky as They Get:’ Boy Survives Spider Bite With Record Dose of Antivenom

    NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia  —  A 10-year-old boy in Australia survived a bite from one of the world’s deadliest spiders thanks to a quick-thinking dad and a record-breaking amount of antivenom. Matthew Mitchell was working with his father in a shed at their home around 60 miles north of Sydney when he was bitten by a funnel-web spider lurking in a shoe, the Australian Associated Press reports. His father used a t-shirt as a tourniquet and rushed the boy to […]

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    NY Zoo Tries to Live Stream Giraffe Giving Birth, Says ‘animal rights extremists’ Flagged It as ‘sexually explicit’

    HARPURSVILLE, NY — An upstate New York zoo is vowing to live stream a giraffe giving birth despite the removal of an earlier video because of “animal rights extremists.” The Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, aired two giraffe cam videos on YouTube overnight into Thursday. The first, lasting 10 hours, has been removed, and the second two-hour video has stopped, but is still viewable. “April the giraffe is expecting a calf. … Follow the process as she and her mate, Oliver, welcome […]

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    Iran Warns of ‘strong slap in the face’ as War Games Conclude

    Iran’s military warned its enemies today not to underestimate its power — and told their leaders to brace for a “strong slap in the face” if they do.

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    Mother Shares Heartbreaking Post About 10-Year-Old Son’s Cancer Battle

    A Texas mother’s heartbreaking Facebook post about her 10-year-old son’s fight with cancer has gone viral. In September 2012, Drake Medinger was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, according to the Stinky Joe’s #1 Pit Crew Facebook page. Last week, his mother Jessica Medinger shared a picture of Drake leaning over the toilet. The picture was accompanied by the mother’s powerful words about her son’s struggle: This was this morning after carrying Drake to the bathroom. Yes, he is in a […]

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    Woman’s Warning After Finding Shirt Tucked Over Her Windshield Goes Viral

    FLINT, Michigan  —  A 19-year-old woman’s warning to others has been shared widely on Facebook after she found a shirt laid over her windshield Thursday. Ashley Hardacre had just finished working at the Genesee Valley Mall in Flint, Michigan, and walked across the dark parking lot to her car – when she found a blue flannel shirt thrown over her windshield and tucked underneath a windshield wiper. “There were two cars near me and one was running so I immediately […]

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    Police: Idaho Father Shoots, Kills 3 Children Before Fatally Shooting Himself

    PRESTON, Idaho – Authorities are investigating what they believe was a murder-suicide after a man and three children were found shot to death inside a Preston, Idaho, home Sunday. Police believe 37-year-old Tate Lee Spillett killed two of his biological children, as well as his stepson, before committing suicide. Preston Police Chief Ken Geddes said investigators found the bodies of 6-year-old Jessica Spillett, 7-year-old Tate McCoy Spillett and 15-year-old Corbin Hilaker. Geddes said the children were shot in their beds before Spillett turned the […]

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    Video: Police Help Accused Drug Dealer Unlock Car–With Drugs Inside

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio  —  Maybe he should have called a locksmith instead? Police arrested a suspected drug dealer in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, after the man called 911 for help after locking his keys in his car, according to WJW. Mayfield Heights officers were happy to help, but once they got the door to the car open, they realized that 39-year-old Keith Deloach might not just be a stranded driver. Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana when they unlocked the car and opened […]

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    Burger King Worker Fired Over 50 Cents Worth of Food Wins $46K Settlement

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A Burger King worker who was fired over 50 cents worth of food has been awarded $46,000 over the ordeal. CTV News reports that Usha Ram, 55, was fired shortly after the incident, which happened in 2013. Ram, an immigrant from Fiji, had worked at different Burger King locations for 24 years and was the sole breadwinner in her family, according to the Vancouver Sun. Ram reportedly had asked her store’s manager if she could take home food […]

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    A Court Just Ruled on What a Snuggie Actually Is

    VIRGINIA  —  A more important question than “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” has been answered by a federal trade court: Is a Snuggie a blanket? Per Bloomberg BNA, the answer is yes, meaning that, at least for tariff purposes, the cozy, fleecy coverings aren’t considered to be “robes or priestly vestments” and so shouldn’t be taxed at the higher apparel rate. That was the Justice Department’s argument, which was struck down Friday by the Court of International Trade’s Judge […]

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    Boys Rescue 4-Year-Old Girl with Autism from Drowning in Creek

    ROMAN FOREST, Texas — Thanks to two quick-thinking preteens, a 4-year-old girl with autism who fell into a pond behind her home in Texas was rescued Thursday evening. The 12-year-old boys were riding their bikes near the creek when the girl, who tried to swing on a limb, fell into the water, KTRK reports. One of them pulled the girl out of the water while the other assisted. Then, they ran for help. “I just pulled over here to text my wife […]