5 steps to take before retirement
5 steps to take before retirement

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9-year-old Tampa boy helps deliver baby sister
9-year-old Tampa boy helps deliver baby sister

A 9-year-old boy helped deliver his baby sister with the help of a 911 dispatcher. 

Alaska heat wave is killing large numbers of salmon
Alaska heat wave is killing large numbers of salmon

An unprecedented heat wave has hit Alaska, and salmon are suffering because of it. 

7-foot crocodile seen swimming in Ohio creek near kids
7-foot crocodile seen swimming in Ohio creek near kids

Children were playing in a creek in West Alexandria, Ohio Wednesday night when a 7-foot crocodile was spotted swimming closeby. 

Dole recalls baby spinach due to salmonella concerns
Dole recalls baby spinach due to salmonella concerns

Certain packages of Dole baby spinach have been recalled because the company is concerned about salmonella contamination. 

'Gender Unicorn' causes controversy at California middle school
'Gender Unicorn' causes controversy at California middle school

A school district in California is stopping a science teacher from handing out a "gender unicorn" sheet that explains sexual preferences. 

Walmart will stop putting violent video game displays in stores but will keep selling guns
Walmart will stop putting violent video game displays in stores but will keep selling guns

Walmart will take down displays of violent video games in its stores in the wake of recent shootings. However, the company still plans on selling the games, as well as guns. 

John Legend holds surprise concert in Dayton week after shooting
John Legend holds surprise concert in Dayton week after shooting

Singer John Legend made a surprise visit to Dayton, Ohio on Sunday, a week after shooting there left nine dead and at least 31 others injured. 

Bernie Sanders says he'll reveal whether aliens are real if elected
Bernie Sanders says he'll reveal whether aliens are real if elected

If he's elected in 2020, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders said he'll tell the public if aliens are real or not. 

Report of man with weapon at USA Today headquarters 'mistaken'
Report of man with weapon at USA Today headquarters 'mistaken'

Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fairfax County police said authorities hadn't found "evidence of any acts of violence or injuries." 

Disney to remake 'Home Alone' for new streaming service
Disney to remake 'Home Alone' for new streaming service

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the company will be remaking "Home Alone" for its new streaming service.

Motorcycles backfiring caused panic in Time Square of mass shooting
Motorcycles backfiring caused panic in Time Square of mass shooting

Motorcycles backfiring in Time Square in New York caused panic after people thought they were at the center of a third mass shooting in less than a week.

Bat spotted aboard Spirit Airlines plane
Bat spotted aboard Spirit Airlines plane

Several passengers filmed videos of what they thought was a bird, but ended up being a bat. 

Man dies after falling near a waterfall in Yosemite National Park
Man dies after falling near a waterfall in Yosemite National Park

Three people slipped and fell near waterfalls in Yosemite National Park last week, officials said. One of the visitors died.

Three shark attacks happened within two days on the same Florida beach
Three shark attacks happened within two days on the same Florida beach

Experts call New Smyrna Beach the shark attack capital of the world. 

Father of Parkland victim unveils mural of late son in El Paso day after shooting
Father of Parkland victim unveils mural of late son in El Paso day after shooting

The parents of a student killed in last year's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were near El Paso, Texas on Saturday.

UK McDonald's new paper straws can't be recycled, old plastic ones could be
UK McDonald's new paper straws can't be recycled, old plastic ones could be

McDonalds' admitted Monday its new paper straws at locations in the UK and Ireland can't be recycled, unlike the plastic ones they replaced. 

Ohio gunman kills 9 people in mass shooting, including his sister
Ohio gunman kills 9 people in mass shooting, including his sister

Nine people are dead after a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, according to police. Dayton Police say the suspect also is dead.

Doctors find 526 teeth in boy's mouth after complaints of jaw pain
Doctors find 526 teeth in boy's mouth after complaints of jaw pain

A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain had 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital in India where he was treated.

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker dies at 78
Former Miami Dolphins linebacker dies at 78

Nick Buoniconti, a former Miami Dolphins linebacker who helped lead the team to the only perfect season in NFL history, died Tuesday. 

Chipotle is giving away free guac for National Avocado Day
Chipotle is giving away free guac for National Avocado Day

Wednesday, July 31 is National Avocado Day, and Chipotle is celebrating. 

If you want to apply for a gun license in this Indian district, you have to plant 10 trees
If you want to apply for a gun license in this Indian district, you have to plant 10 trees

Officials in India have launched a new creative initiative to increase the number of trees in their district. 

Disney beats its own record for highest grossing year, it's only July
Disney beats its own record for highest grossing year, it's only July

Disney set the record for the highest-grossing year for a studio ever, and it's only July.

Twins left in hot car for eight hours died
Twins left in hot car for eight hours died

Twin 1-year old babies died Friday after they were left in a car or eight hours in New York, police said.

Coast Guard finds $350 million worth of cocaine in several operations
Coast Guard finds $350 million worth of cocaine in several operations

The Coast Guard found 26,000 pounds of cocaine worth $350 million after several operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Police searching for missing toddler after parents found dead in a car
Police searching for missing toddler after parents found dead in a car

A 2-year-old boy is missing after his parents were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Montana, according to Oregon authorities.

Only 1 person RSVP'd to a party for a boy with autism, so a high school football team showed up to celebrate
Only 1 person RSVP'd to a party for a boy with autism, so a high school football team showed up to celebrate

Christian Larsen begged his mother, Lindsay, to throw him a ninth birthday party so he could invite all of his friends. Finally, she gave in, sending out invitations -- and waiting.

Forever 21 apologizes for sending diet bars with online orders
Forever 21 apologizes for sending diet bars with online orders

Clothing retailer Forever 21 is receiving criticism for sending Atkins diet bar samples with online orders. 

SpaceX will launch Nickelodeon slime and a soccer ball into space
SpaceX will launch Nickelodeon slime and a soccer ball into space

The launch is scheduled for Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Iowa grocery store employee found dead behind cooler
Iowa grocery store employee found dead behind cooler

Workers at No Frills Supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa found a body behind one of the coolers in January. 

Arrest made after Ole Miss student found dead near lake, shot 8 times
Arrest made after Ole Miss student found dead near lake, shot 8 times

Ally Kostial was last seen stopping at the door of a bar on the square Friday night.

7-Eleven pledges $7,111 to college fund for baby born on 7/11
7-Eleven pledges $7,111 to college fund for baby born on 7/11

7-Eleven pledged $7,111 to J'Aime Brown's college fund after the baby was born on July 11 at 7:11 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces.

Missing 2-year-old drove back to the county fair on toy John Deere
Missing 2-year-old drove back to the county fair on toy John Deere

A Minnesota 2-year-old got himself all the way down to the county fair, according to Chisago County Sheriff's Office.

Toddler who disappeared from a Michigan campsite found alive
Toddler who disappeared from a Michigan campsite found alive

After her family reported her missing, the toddler's pink jacket was found several hundred yards south east of where she was last seen.

Chicago alligator caught with help from Florida gator expert
Chicago alligator caught with help from Florida gator expert

An alligator that ended up in Chicago's Humboldt Park has been caught. 

Human-sized jellyfish found off English coast
Human-sized jellyfish found off English coast

Divers found a giant jellyfish the size of a human off the coast of southwestern England. 

Teen bitten by shark off Amelia Island coast
Teen bitten by shark off Amelia Island coast

A a shark attacked a 16-year-old girl in Florida leaving bites to her foot and ankle, authorities said.

Pottery Barn to release 'Friends'-themed collection
Pottery Barn to release 'Friends'-themed collection

Pottery Barn is releasing a special Friends-themed collection on July 30. 

Sugary drinks lead to higher cancer risk, study finds
Sugary drinks lead to higher cancer risk, study finds

A new study linked drinking a small glass of a sugary drink per day increases overall cancer risks by 18 percent and a 22 percent increase in breast cancer risk.

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R. Kelly arrested on new charges
R. Kelly arrested on new charges

Kelly is charged with sex trafficking in New York and attempting to influence a case in Atlanta.

A woman ordered a 'Moana' cake for her daughter, but the Dairy Queen worker heard something else
A woman ordered a 'Moana' cake for her daughter, but the Dairy Queen worker heard something else

It was a mixup that won't be easy to forget, ironically in spite of the cake's theme.

Canadian driver used a case of beer as a booster seat for a toddler
Canadian driver used a case of beer as a booster seat for a toddler

The driver was charged with failing to ensure a child is properly seat-belted.

Former Florida deputy accused of planting drugs on drivers
Former Florida deputy accused of planting drugs on drivers

More than 100 cases had to be thrown out.

Nonsmoking employees in the U.S. still at risk of exposure
Nonsmoking employees in the U.S. still at risk of exposure

Nonsmokers can still be at risk for heart disease, lung cancer and stroke after they are exposed to secondhand smoke.

'Willy Wonka' actress dies at 62
'Willy Wonka' actress dies at 62

Actress Denise Nickerson, best known for her role as chatty gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in 1971's "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," has died.

Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton dies at 80
Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton dies at 80

Media reports said Bouton died at his home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Oil prices rise before tropical storm in Gulf
Oil prices rise before tropical storm in Gulf

US oil has surged above $60 a barrel amid concerns that Tropical Storm Barry could derail crude production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Drunk man sends injured baby bird to a wildlife rehabilitation center in an Uber
Drunk man sends injured baby bird to a wildlife rehabilitation center in an Uber

The orphaned baby bird, a lesser goldfinch, was less than two weeks old.

Vandalized Megan Rapinoe posters being investigated as hate crime
Vandalized Megan Rapinoe posters being investigated as hate crime

Eight posters featuring the USA soccer star included homophobic and defamatory slurs.

Some hamburger and hot dog buns recalled for potential plastic pieces inside
Some hamburger and hot dog buns recalled for potential plastic pieces inside

The company found small pieces of the hard plastic inside production equipment.

Florida woman accused of peeing in ice cream shop
Florida woman accused of peeing in ice cream shop

An arrest affidavit claims she peed in an ice cream churning machine and picked her nose and stuck her fingers in ice cream containers.

Teen confesses to stealing endangered lemur from California zoo
Teen confesses to stealing endangered lemur from California zoo

Aquinas Kasbar, 19, broke into the zoo last year and stole Isaac, believed to be the oldest ring-tailed lemur in captivity in North America.

West Virginia bride captures touching moment with grandfather at wedding
West Virginia bride captures touching moment with grandfather at wedding

A West Virginia bride captured a powerful image during her wedding: her grandfather sharing a moment alone with his late wife.

Man survives after being swept over Niagara Falls
Man survives after being swept over Niagara Falls

A man was injured Tuesday morning after being swept over one of the waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls, police said.

Volkswagen's last Beetle to leave factory Wednesday
Volkswagen's last Beetle to leave factory Wednesday

VW announced in September 2018 that it would manufacture a "Final Edition" Beetle series before ending production in 2019.

Actor Rip Torn dies at 88
Actor Rip Torn dies at 88

Torn died Tuesday at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut with his family by his side.

Family of toddler who fell off cruise ship says initial police reports are wrong
Family of toddler who fell off cruise ship says initial police reports are wrong

The grandfather sat the girl in the window and lost his balance, and the girl fell to her death.

Utah mom arrested after leaving child in hot car as punishment
Utah mom arrested after leaving child in hot car as punishment

A Utah woman was arrested last week for putting her child in a hot car with the windows up.

Uber could take 'years' to make a profit, CTO says
Uber could take 'years' to make a profit, CTO says

Uber will take at least "a few years" to become profitable, according to one of the ride hailing firm's top executives.

Judges are struggling with how to interpret emojis in court cases
Judges are struggling with how to interpret emojis in court cases

More emojis are showing up in court cases throughout the United States.

First trailer for live-action 'Mulan' remake released
First trailer for live-action 'Mulan' remake released

Fans got a preview of the upcoming film during the World Cup final game.

All Mississippi beaches close because of toxic algae
All Mississippi beaches close because of toxic algae

Summer's the perfect time to hit the beach -- unless you live in Mississippi.

Eyedrops sold at Walgreens and Walmart recalled
Eyedrops sold at Walgreens and Walmart recalled

If you use eye drops, this might be a good time to check your medicine cabinet.

7 dead after wrong-way crash in Georgia
7 dead after wrong-way crash in Georgia

The Georgia State Patrol said a Ford Excursion traveling north on Interstate 85 on Saturday afternoon entered the southbound lanes for unknown reasons.

US National Team: World Cup win proves female players deserve equal pay
US National Team: World Cup win proves female players deserve equal pay

The US Women's National Team sealed the deal with its fourth stunning victory Sunday at the World Cup, but the players are still fighting another battle back home.

Another person caught on camera licking ice cream in a Louisiana store
Another person caught on camera licking ice cream in a Louisiana store

Louisiana police say a 36-year-old man was inspired by a viral video of a teenager licking a tub of Blue Bell Ice Cream to seek his own 15 minutes of fame.

Disney channel star dies at age 20
Disney channel star dies at age 20

Actor Cameron Boyce, who starred in Disney Channel's television shows and series, died at the age of 20.

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Oldest woman in the U.S celebrates her 114th birthday
Oldest woman in the U.S celebrates her 114th birthday

Alelia Murphy, the oldest woman in the United States, celebrates her 114 birthday today, July 6.

Aftershocks continue to shake California after the state's strongest earthquake in two decades
Aftershocks continue to shake California after the state's strongest earthquake in two decades

More than 200 aftershocks of at least 2.5-magnitude followed Thursday's powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake.

WWII vet is running across the country for a second time
WWII vet is running across the country for a second time

Two months after he turned 90, Ernie Andrus wanted to do something special, a feat that people assumed at his age he couldn't complete.

Largest seaweed bloom ever recorded stretches from West Africa to Mexico
Largest seaweed bloom ever recorded stretches from West Africa to Mexico

The seaweed bloom, called the great Atlantic Sargassum belt, is the largest ever of its kind.

Police are looking for woman who licked ice cream and put it back on shelf at a Texas Walmart
Police are looking for woman who licked ice cream and put it back on shelf at a Texas Walmart

Lufkin Police say they are searching for a woman who gleefully contaminated a half-gallon of Blue Bell Tin Roof ice cream.

Amazon faces challenges on 25th birthday
Amazon faces challenges on 25th birthday

As Amazon marks its 25th year, the groundbreaking company is dealing with a host of controversy and problems.

Trump promises 'show of a lifetime' with Fourth of July event
Trump promises 'show of a lifetime' with Fourth of July event

Chances of rain for the District should be about 50% on Thursday, with the highest chance from 4 to 9 p.m. ET.

Boeing to pay victims of 737 Max crashes $100 million
Boeing to pay victims of 737 Max crashes $100 million

The company said the money will be given to local nonprofits and community groups who will help distribute the funds.

Woman accused of torturing children, boiling their puppies in New Mexico
Woman accused of torturing children, boiling their puppies in New Mexico

San Juan County resident Martha Crouch is charged with child abuse, extreme animal cruelty and obstruction of an investigation on child abuse or neglect.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on marriage, women's equality at Georgetown
Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on marriage, women's equality at Georgetown

The Supreme Court Justice talked about several different issues during an event at Georgetown University's Law School Tuesday.

Investigators recover cockpit voice recorder in Texas plane crash
Investigators recover cockpit voice recorder in Texas plane crash

The recordings on the so-called black box were being downloaded and analyzed in Washington, DC.

Packaged vegetables recalled from Trader Joe's, Green Giant and Signature Farms
Packaged vegetables recalled from Trader Joe's, Green Giant and Signature Farms

Some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls have been recalled.

Florida woman dies from flesh-eating disease
Florida woman dies from flesh-eating disease

She was told she had been infected by the flesh-eating bacteria, Necrotizing fasciitis.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill is 'up to 1,000 times worse' than rig owner's estimate
Gulf of Mexico oil spill is 'up to 1,000 times worse' than rig owner's estimate

For 15 years, oil from one particular spill has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

Here's how to watch Tuesday's solar eclipse
Here's how to watch Tuesday's solar eclipse

Here's how you can watch the solar eclipse over South America.

Broward Sheriff's Office loses accreditation after Stoneman Douglas shooting
Broward Sheriff's Office loses accreditation after Stoneman Douglas shooting

Florida’s largest sheriff’s office has lost its law enforcement accreditation after criticism over its handling of fatal shootings at a high school and airport.

Fuel efficient, electric cars cause increased State gas taxes
Fuel efficient, electric cars cause increased State gas taxes

The growth of fuel-efficient and electric cars means Americans are paying fewer gas taxes.

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Family and friends mourn Beth Chapman during Hawaii memorial
Family and friends mourn Beth Chapman during Hawaii memorial

Mourners gathered to say goodbye to reality TV star Beth Chapman at a memorial service in Hawaii on Saturday.

Women are bringing solar energy to millions in India
Women are bringing solar energy to millions in India

India is trying to bring electricity to hundreds of millions of its citizens who live off the grid.

Global markets jump after US and China agree to renew trade talks
Global markets jump after US and China agree to renew trade talks

Global stocks rallied on Monday after the United States and China committed to resuming trade talks.

Environmentalists remove over 40 tons of trash from Pacific Ocean
Environmentalists remove over 40 tons of trash from Pacific Ocean

Using satellite and drone technology, the crew removed trash including detergent bottles, plastic furniture and children's toys.

Man facing attempted murder after allegedly dragging Florida deputy with car
Man facing attempted murder after allegedly dragging Florida deputy with car

Rocky Rudolph, 38, of Apopka, Florida, was pulled over by Seminole County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Blais Saturday.

10 dead after plane crash in Texas
10 dead after plane crash in Texas

Ten people died Sunday when a private plane crashed into a hangar at an airport in Addison, Texas.

CDC warns fecal parasite in pools on the rise
CDC warns fecal parasite in pools on the rise

More than 7,000 people fell ill from "crypto" outbreaks in the U.S. between 2009 and 2017.

Evidence found at home linked to Utah college student's disappearance
Evidence found at home linked to Utah college student's disappearance

Mackenzie Lueck, a 23-year-old senior at the University of Utah, has been missing since the morning of June 17.

Eating junk food could lower sperm count
Eating junk food could lower sperm count

Specifically, the sperm counts for men who typically eat "Western" meals of high fat foods were 25.6 million lower, on average, than the counts of men eating more "prudent" foods.

Like waking up early? You may have a lower risk for breast cancer
Like waking up early? You may have a lower risk for breast cancer

The study found that sleeping more than the average seven to eight hours per night was found to have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer.

Florida felons sue state officials over payments to have voting rights restored
Florida felons sue state officials over payments to have voting rights restored

The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Florida on behalf of 10 people who lost their right to vote through felony convictions.

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally
De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn’t understand the history and significance of the phrase “Hasta la Victoria, siempre!”

Bodies of father and daughter who drowned in Rio Grande headed back home
Bodies of father and daughter who drowned in Rio Grande headed back home

The bodies of a Salvadoran father and his young daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande began their journey home on Thursday.

At least 36 people were killed in a Congo mine collapse
At least 36 people were killed in a Congo mine collapse

Search and rescue operations are ongoing, said the town's mayor, Veronique Upite Nkamina.

WATCH: Tornado tears Kentucky marina apart
WATCH: Tornado tears Kentucky marina apart

Boaters narrowly escape flying debris as an EF-1 tornado rips through a Kentucky Marina this past Sunday.

Eric Trump said a worker spit on him at a Chicago restaurant
Eric Trump said a worker spit on him at a Chicago restaurant

Eric Trump cast blame for the incident, which took place at upscale cocktail bar and restaurant Aviary, more broadly on the Democratic Party.

Scientists find gigantic freshwater aquifer below Atlantic Ocean
Scientists find gigantic freshwater aquifer below Atlantic Ocean

If you dive deep enough off America's northeast coast you'll find something surprising.

Robots could take 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030
Robots could take 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030

Machines are expected to displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs across the world over the next decade.

Vimeo no longer views YouTube as a competitor with different business model
Vimeo no longer views YouTube as a competitor with different business model

Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud makes it clear the company is no longer a competitor to YouTube.

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Mueller to testify before Congress next month
Mueller to testify before Congress next month

The House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees announced Tuesday that Mueller had agreed to testify after they issued subpoenas for his testimony

Police say three individuals drowned off Florida beach this weekend
Police say three individuals drowned off Florida beach this weekend

Police officials say three people who drowned off a Florida Panhandle beach were swimming in the Gulf of Mexico while hazardous conditions flags were flying.

Migrant children are being moved to new facility after reports of poor conditions
Migrant children are being moved to new facility after reports of poor conditions

Nearly 250 migrant children set to move to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) shelter system by Tuesday, June 25 following reports of poor conditions of former facility.

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Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled for potential presence of metal
Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled for potential presence of metal

The recall affects containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron.

Trump delays immigration raids for two weeks, asks for bipartisan solution
Trump delays immigration raids for two weeks, asks for bipartisan solution

Raids are planned in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.

Michigan lottery winner has to share $15 million with ex-wife
Michigan lottery winner has to share $15 million with ex-wife

The couple's divorce was finalized in 2018.

Escalating tensions with Iran cause airlines to suspend, re-route flights
Escalating tensions with Iran cause airlines to suspend, re-route flights

United Airlines suspended one of its flights after Iran downed an American drone this week. Other airlines are re-routing planes to avoid the Gulf of Oman.

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Doctor accused of using dirty needles on pediatric patients
Doctor accused of using dirty needles on pediatric patients

A San Diego doctor is accused of using dirty needles on pediatric patients, according to the California Medical Board. 

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Creatures thought to be extinct found alive in Honduras
Creatures thought to be extinct found alive in Honduras

Creatures uncovered include a tiger beetle, previously only ever recorded in Nicaragua and believed to be extinct.

Netflix releases new trailer for 'Stranger Things' Season 3
Netflix releases new trailer for 'Stranger Things' Season 3

There's a lot going on in the new season of "Stranger Things."

Jesuit high school no longer Catholic because it employs gay teacher
Jesuit high school no longer Catholic because it employs gay teacher

A Jesuit high school in Indiana is no longer considered Catholic, according to the Archbishop of Indianapolis, because it employs a gay teacher.

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U.S. senators briefed on 'UFO' sightings
U.S. senators briefed on 'UFO' sightings

A group of US senators, including the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence committee, received a classified briefing Wednesday.

Tennessee man sentenced to 15 years for sex trafficking teenage girls
Tennessee man sentenced to 15 years for sex trafficking teenage girls

Brittan Ezekiel Kettles, known also as "Low Low", was sent to prison for conspiracy to sex traffic a person under the age of 14, and sex trafficking a person under the age of 14.

A key piece of evidence is missing in the Kevin Space case
A key piece of evidence is missing in the Kevin Space case

Kevin Spacey's accuser, his mother and their attorney say they cannot find the cell phone the accuser used the night the actor allegedly sexually assaulted him.

Oil prices spike as U.S., Iran tensions rise
Oil prices spike as U.S., Iran tensions rise

Oil prices soar following escalated tensions between the United States and Iran.

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Sprouts Famers Market frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria
Sprouts Famers Market frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria

The recall affects frozen cut leaf spinach in 16-ounce bags manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon.

Study shows more pregnant women are using pot
Study shows more pregnant women are using pot

Pregnant women consistently reported more medical marijuana use in the first trimester than in the second or third trimesters.

High school loses ACT test answers for 440 rising seniors
High school loses ACT test answers for 440 rising seniors

A North Carolina high school lost ACT test answer sheets for 440 rising seniors who took it on Feb. 20 and March 13. 

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You could get paid $10,000 to travel and eat ribs
You could get paid $10,000 to travel and eat ribs

Reynolds Wrap offering $10,000 to someone willing to travel across the United States looking for the tastiest ribs. 

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Nebraska school district to test students for nicotine
Nebraska school district to test students for nicotine

Fairbury is one of a number of school districts in Nebraska that require random drug testing for students who want to participate in athletics.

El Monterey breakfast wraps recalled for having small rocks
El Monterey breakfast wraps recalled for having small rocks

A Texas company is recalling more than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps.

Fun facts about Father's Day
Fun facts about Father's Day

Here is a look at Father's Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June.

Meghan and Harry share new photo of baby Archie for Father's Day
Meghan and Harry share new photo of baby Archie for Father's Day

The photo, which appeared on the royal couple's official Instagram page, features Archie clutching Prince Harry's finger.

A young girl afraid of IVs invents teddy bear to disguise them
A young girl afraid of IVs invents teddy bear to disguise them

Ella stared down her fear and came up with a creative solution to disguise the medicine.

Widespread register outage at Target causes long lines
Widespread register outage at Target causes long lines

Target said that it's "aware of a systems issue in store and are working as quickly as possible to get this fixed."

1 dead, 3 hurt in shooting inside California Costco
1 dead, 3 hurt in shooting inside California Costco

The shooting stemmed from an argument inside the store.

Notre Dame to celebrate first Mass since fire
Notre Dame to celebrate first Mass since fire

The Mass will be led by Michel Aupetit, the archbishop of Paris.

California prisoners can now legally possess pot. They just can't smoke it
California prisoners can now legally possess pot. They just can't smoke it

A three-judge panel on Tuesday overturned the convictions of five Sacramento men who were found with marijuana in their cells.

Greenland's ice is melting at an alarming rate: 2 billion tons in one day
Greenland's ice is melting at an alarming rate: 2 billion tons in one day

More than 40% of Greenland experienced melting Thursday, losing more than 2 billion tons of ice.

Matchups for the first 2020 Democratic debate announced, will be in Miami
Matchups for the first 2020 Democratic debate announced, will be in Miami

The first Democratic debate will be held in Miami.

Baby dies weeks after being cut from mother's womb
Baby dies weeks after being cut from mother's womb

The infant died Friday due to a severe brain injury, Julie Contreras said.

Amazon to Joe Biden: We pay all taxes we owe
Amazon to Joe Biden: We pay all taxes we owe

Joe Biden jumped into the debate over corporate taxes with a jab at Amazon on Thursday, and Amazon jabbed back.

How to show your patriotism on Flag Day
How to show your patriotism on Flag Day

Today is Flag Day, an annual celebration held on June 14 of America's flag.

8 men and a woman have been charged as accomplices in David Ortiz shooting
8 men and a woman have been charged as accomplices in David Ortiz shooting

They all appeared in court Thursday in Santo Domingo.

KFC is launching a vegan 'chicken' sandwich in the UK
KFC is launching a vegan 'chicken' sandwich in the UK

KFC is jumping on the meat-free bandwagon.

Yikes! Chicago's SkyDeck splinters under visitors' feet
Yikes! Chicago's SkyDeck splinters under visitors' feet

The Willis Tower said no one was in any danger, as the protective layer did what it was supposed to do.

Elon Musk says 'there is not a demand problem' with the Tesla Model 3
Elon Musk says 'there is not a demand problem' with the Tesla Model 3

Tesla hosted its annual shareholder meeting Tuesday.

Florida lawmakers want to make Pulse nightclub site a national memorial
Florida lawmakers want to make Pulse nightclub site a national memorial

Lawmakers have proposed plans to designate the nightclub a national memorial.

At least 118 people dead after military crackdown in Sudan
At least 118 people dead after military crackdown in Sudan

The move to shutdown Khartoum -- a city of some two million people -- came as four more people were reported to have been killed.

300,000 evacuated in India as tropical cyclone approaches
300,000 evacuated in India as tropical cyclone approaches

Almost 300,000 people are set to be evacuated to 700 shelter homes, a spokesperson for India's Home Ministry said Wednesday.

Man detained in David Ortiz shooting is accused of being an accomplice to attempted murder
Man detained in David Ortiz shooting is accused of being an accomplice to attempted murder

Eddy Vladimir Féliz Garcia was held by police in connection with the shooting of Ortiz at a nightclub Sunday night.

The Gulf could see one of the largest dead zones in history this year
The Gulf could see one of the largest dead zones in history this year

Based on current conditions, some scientists think that the Gulf of Mexico will experience the second-largest dead zone on record in July.

Pilot killed in NYC helicopter crash identified
Pilot killed in NYC helicopter crash identified

A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a midtown Manhattan building Monday.

American Airlines cancels flights past Labor Day due to Boeing problems
American Airlines cancels flights past Labor Day due to Boeing problems

American Airlines now won't use its fleet of Boeing 737 Max planes any time this summer.

Rural Oklahoma man decorates truck for Pride month
Rural Oklahoma man decorates truck for Pride month

Using duct tape and mailbox letters, he decorated the tailgate of his 1991 Chevrolet Silverado with a rainbow pride flag and a message.

Almost 600 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years
Almost 600 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years

Plants on islands, in the tropics and in Mediterranean climates had the highest rates of plant extinction.

4.0-magnitude earthquake reported outside of Cleveland
4.0-magnitude earthquake reported outside of Cleveland

The earthquake, measuring 3.1 miles in depth, was reported just before 11 a.m.

Walmart to deliver groceries straight to your fridge
Walmart to deliver groceries straight to your fridge

Customers will be able to order groceries online, and then a Walmart worker will deliver the food.

There are signs the job market is slowing down
There are signs the job market is slowing down

Job cuts have been on the rise, according to the outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas.

Barack and Michelle Obama to create podcast with Spotify
Barack and Michelle Obama to create podcast with Spotify

Barack and Michelle Obama's production company will start working with Spotify to produce podcasts.

School district considering tearing down Columbine High School
School district considering tearing down Columbine High School

Jeffco School District in Colorado is asking the community for their opinion.

1 dead, 22 injured in West Point accident
1 dead, 22 injured in West Point accident

One US Military Academy cadet died Thursday in a vehicle accident near an academy training site.

Tennessee man arrested after walking down street without pants, underwear
Tennessee man arrested after walking down street without pants, underwear

Court papers say Harrell strongly smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

97-year-old veteran jumped out of plane to recreate D-Day parachute drop
97-year-old veteran jumped out of plane to recreate D-Day parachute drop

Rice, along with thousands of others, was in Normandy to mark the anniversary of the June 6 D-Day military operations.

Amazon Alexa will soon be able to book your date night
Amazon Alexa will soon be able to book your date night

What if you commanded Amazon's voice assistant to buy movie tickets, and it asked if you also want a restaurant reservation before the show?

Robert Downey Jr. wants to fight climate change with robots
Robert Downey Jr. wants to fight climate change with robots

Downey announced the launch of an organization that would use robots and advanced technology to combat climate change.

Carnival Cruise Lines paid millions to cover up pollution, violating probation
Carnival Cruise Lines paid millions to cover up pollution, violating probation

Carnival Cruise Lines has once again found itself in troubled waters.

Indian military plane disappears mid-flight
Indian military plane disappears mid-flight

The Indian Air Force said it has not been able to locate the Antonov AN-32.

Jennifer Aniston says she's up for a 'Friends' reunion
Jennifer Aniston says she's up for a 'Friends' reunion

The popular show's 25th anniversary is coming up.

CVS plans to expand HealthHubs to 1,500 stores by 2021
CVS plans to expand HealthHubs to 1,500 stores by 2021

CVS really wants people to think of it as a one-stop destination for all their health needs.

Texas couple dies in Fiji from mysterious illness while on vacation
Texas couple dies in Fiji from mysterious illness while on vacation

The deaths of an American couple who became ill while vacationing in Fiji late last month are being investigated by health officials.

1 injured after explosion on set of new James Bond film
1 injured after explosion on set of new James Bond film

Bad luck continues on the set of the latest James Bond film.

Four killed in Australia mass shooting
Four killed in Australia mass shooting

At least four people were killed and one injured in a mass shooting in Darwin, northern Australia.

12-year-old dies after being starved, chained in Indiana
12-year-old dies after being starved, chained in Indiana

Eduardo Posso was supposed to be living in Florida with his sister, father and stepmother and attending school.

Millions of products will now have one-day shipping on Amazon
Millions of products will now have one-day shipping on Amazon

Starting Monday, the offer is available "coast to coast" in the United States with no minimum purchase.

Climate change could become an 'existential threat' by 2050, says report
Climate change could become an 'existential threat' by 2050, says report

The future predicted by the report is one of potential global catastrophe.

Apple is getting rid of iTunes
Apple is getting rid of iTunes

Apple announced Monday that iTunes will be replaced by a trio of desktop apps called Music, TV and Podcasts.

Jay-Z is the first billionaire rapper, Forbes Magazine says
Jay-Z is the first billionaire rapper, Forbes Magazine says

Jay-Z once rapped "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man." Turns out he was right.

You can have up to 25 cups of coffee a day without hurting your heart, study says
You can have up to 25 cups of coffee a day without hurting your heart, study says

Coffee lovers might be able to breathe a sigh of relief.

DOW futures fall as global trade tensions grow
DOW futures fall as global trade tensions grow

Dow futures were 155 points lower Monday as Wall Street braced for the fallout of worsening global trade tensions.

All but one of the 12 killed in the Virginia Beach shooting were city employees, official says
All but one of the 12 killed in the Virginia Beach shooting were city employees, official says

All but one of the 12 people killed in Friday afternoon's shooting were employees of the city of Virginia Beach, City Manager Dave Hansen said at a news conference Saturday morning.

Virginia Beach mass shooting suspect identified
Virginia Beach mass shooting suspect identified

The suspect is 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock, who worked as a certified professional engineer for the city of Virginia Beach in the Public Utilities Department.

Former Red Sox player Bill Buckner dies at 69
Former Red Sox player Bill Buckner dies at 69

An outfielder and first baseman, Buckner played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox, the California Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

Disney World employees can now attend Florida college for free
Disney World employees can now attend Florida college for free

Disney is going to pick up the tab for workers who attend the University of Central Florida.

Five former priests charged with sex crimes in Michigan
Five former priests charged with sex crimes in Michigan

Five former Catholic priests have been charged in Michigan with criminal sexual conduct or rape.

Army dad surprises daughter at Florida graduation after years overseas
Army dad surprises daughter at Florida graduation after years overseas

Kayla said her dad's been in the Army since she was in the second grade and has been gone a lot.

Missing hiker found in Hawaiian forest
Missing hiker found in Hawaiian forest

A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.

Healthy dog was euthanized so it could be buried with its owner in Virginia
Healthy dog was euthanized so it could be buried with its owner in Virginia

Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix, was euthanized to fulfill her late owner's dying wish that the dog be put down -- and then laid to rest with her.

It's National Wine Day: learn more about the drink
It's National Wine Day: learn more about the drink

Whatever it is, you can definitely wine about it today.

Adam Levine is leaving 'The Voice'
Adam Levine is leaving 'The Voice'

The news was announced Friday on NBC's "Today" by "Voice" host Carson Daly.

England to ban plastic items in 2020
England to ban plastic items in 2020

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be banned in England from April 2020 as part of plans designed to drastically reduce plastic waste.

Thousands of cancer diagnoses could be caused by poor diet, study says
Thousands of cancer diagnoses could be caused by poor diet, study says

Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found.

Man who spent 46 years in prison for a wrongful conviction to get $1.5 million
Man who spent 46 years in prison for a wrongful conviction to get $1.5 million

Richard Phillips spent more time behind bars than any other wrongfully imprisoned person in America.

1 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at Alabama high school grad party
1 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at Alabama high school grad party

Celebration and pride turned into tragedy for a small city in Alabama after gunfire erupted during a high school graduation party.

Temple built to help people heal after Parkland shooting set on fire
Temple built to help people heal after Parkland shooting set on fire

Artist David Best built the Temple of Time in an empty lot just minutes away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

British restaurant accidentally serves wine worth nearly $6,000
British restaurant accidentally serves wine worth nearly $6,000

A restaurant diner who ordered a nice bottle of red wine to go with their dinner got something a bit fancier than they were expecting.

Want to work for The Queen? She's hiring a social media manager
Want to work for The Queen? She's hiring a social media manager

For those who know how to curate the perfect Instagram feed and write a killer tweet, a career opportunity has come up in the royal communications team.

Kansas police officer gives care packages to victimized children
Kansas police officer gives care packages to victimized children

Sarah Moreno has given out more than 50 care packages to kids.

Boeing says it's fixed 737 software issue
Boeing says it's fixed 737 software issue

Boeing says it has finished the development of a software fix to its troubled 737 Max, in a statement released Thursday.

College Board to introduce 'adversity score' for SAT test takers' social and economic backgrounds
College Board to introduce 'adversity score' for SAT test takers' social and economic backgrounds

The nonprofit group that administers the SAT will assign an adversity score to each student who takes the test to reflect their social and economic backgrounds.