Baby brothers beat all odds after horrific attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nurses, anesthesiologists and surgeons were crowded into an operating room at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s main hospital, racing to save the life of a young boy with a knife lodged in his skull. Suddenly, the phone rang, and everything stopped. “Before you pull the knife, I want him baptized,” the frantic voice on the phone said. The caller was Gail Brown, the grandmother of the boy who was lying on the operating room table. Brown also happened to […]

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‘We’re bonded for life:’ Woman unknowingly donates kidney to neighbor

LODI, Calif. – Two Northern California families are redefining what it means to be a good neighbor. The Greens and Rostomilys, of Lodi, had lived parallel lives for decades, unaware of small connections that would later lead to a life-changing meeting. “I would go on field trips with their grandsons over the last few years,” said Char Rostomily, whose grandsons attend the same school. But the Lodi grandparents never intersected and never met until both were in hospital gowns back in […]

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Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, study reveals

What’s the most germ-filled spot in an airport? The bathrooms? Those crowded waiting areas? The passport checking counter? Surprisingly, none of the above. A new study from a team of experts from the UK’s University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, published in the BMC Infectious Diseases journal, has revealed those airport security plastic trays are the biggest culprit for spreading germs in airports. So next time you’re dumping your phone, passport and laptop into the tray — it […]

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3-year-old found dead in duffel bag at Las Vegas apartment ID’d; mother arrested

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. – The Clark County Coroner identified a 3-year-old girl whose body was found inside a duffel bag at an east Las Vegas apartment on Aug. 23, according to KVVU. Dejah Hunt died of blunt force trauma, according to the coroner. Her death was ruled as a homicide. Hunt’s mother, 29-year-old Aisha Thomas, was arrested on Aug. 24 and is facing one murder charge. Thomas told Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that she had been walking to an Albertson’s […]

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3-year-old found dead in duffel bag at Las Vegas apartment ID’d; mother arrested

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. – The Clark County Coroner identified a 3-year-old girl whose body was found inside a duffel bag at an east Las Vegas apartment on Aug. 23, according to KVVU. Dejah Hunt died of blunt force trauma, according to the coroner. Her death was ruled as a homicide. Hunt’s mother, 29-year-old Aisha Thomas, was arrested on Aug. 24 and is facing one murder charge. Thomas told Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that she had been walking to an Albertson’s […]

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Dorothy’s ruby slippers have been found 13 years after they were stolen

Glinda, the Good Witch in “The Wizard of Oz,” says it best when she describes the appeal of those ruby red slippers to the Wicked Witch of the West: “Their magic must be very powerful, or she wouldn’t want them so badly.” And so, for 13 years, the fate of a missing pair of red sequined slippers worn by actress Judy Garland as Dorothy has eluded law enforcement. But there’s no place like home, as they say, and the shoes […]

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77-year-old Colorado man pleads guilty to poisoning bald eagles, other wildlife

MONTE VISTA, Colo. — A Colorado man pleaded guilty to poisoning bald eagles and other animals, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday. The conviction followed an investigation by the agency. John L. Divine, 77, of Rio Grande County, pleaded guilty to 10 misdemeanors of illegal take of wildlife and using poisons to kill wildlife, according to CPW. Divine paid more than $8,000 in fines in April. Divine told CPW officers he put out the poison because coyotes were killing his […]

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Mom accused of locking 2-year-old out of the house, falling asleep

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A New Mexico mother faces multiple counts after police say she left her 2-year-old daughter locked out of the house Thursday night. A neighbor noticed the girl alone, outside the home along Doña Ana Road in Las Cruces around 11 p.m. and called police, according to the Las Cruces Sun News. When officers arrived, they found 27-year-old Alexis Valdivia asleep in the house with her three other children, according to the paper. All four children are […]

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Two more men accused of sexually abusing women on airplanes

Two men have been charged this week with sexually abusing women seated near them on flights to Seattle. The unrelated cases come at a time when the number of sexual assaults reported on planes has increased at “an alarming rate,” according to the FBI. The first incident was in January aboard a flight from London, and the second happened in March on a flight from Anchorage, according to federal prosecutors. Babak Rezapour and Nicholas Matthew Stevens are accused of abusive […]

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Australian meteor: Scientists search for remnants of late-night fireball

PERTH – Australian scientists are searching for the remnants of a meteor which burned spectacularly across the sky in Perth Tuesday night. The unusual phenomenon was caught on camera by multiple spectators, and described as a “fireball” on social media. Curtin University professor Phil Bland told CNN it was “almost certainly” a chunk of asteroid coming through the atmosphere, an event which he said occurs only a couple of times a year. Bland is the founder of the Desert Fireball […]

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