• Governor Oct 26, 2019

    3-Year-Old Kamille ‘Cupcake' McKinney Died From Suffocation, According to Court Documents

    Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a dumpster more than a week after she vanished from a birthday party in Alabama, died from suffocation, according to documents read during a court appearance for the man and woman charged in her murder. The man, Patrick Stallworth, and the woman, Derick Brown, appeared before a judge on...

  • Governor Oct 23, 2019

    Body of Missing Alabama Girl Found in Dumpster; 2 Being Charged

    Investigators searching through garbage found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was missing more than a week, and authorities are charging two people with murder, police said Tuesday. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told a news conference that the remains of Kamille McKinney were located in a trash bin that had been taken to a landfill. Police had been...

  • Facebook May 13, 2016

    Retailers Leap on ‘Leap Day' to Offer Deals

    When you are born on Feb. 29, you only get to celebrate your birthday every four years. You are a “leapling.” So when your day does finally roll around, you want to celebrate. A lot. This year, many companies are going out of their way to help with the celebration. And, in some cases, you don’t even have to be...

  • United States Apr 26, 2016

    GoGo squeeZ Recalls Applesauce Products Over Quality Concerns

    GoGo squeeZ has issued a voluntary recall for some of its non-organic applesauce products over quality concerns after a food product residue was found in two pumps in a factory in Michigan, according to a statement on the company’s website. The company said it is possible the food product residue, found during an inspection by the Michigan State Department of...

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Apr 26, 2016

    Emerald Cashews Recalled Over Possible Glass Shards

    Snyder’s-Lance, Inc, makers of Emerald brand nuts, is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Roasted and Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The product is being recalled because of the possible presence of small pieces of glass that could potentially cause harm. No injuries have been...

  • NBC Apr 4, 2016

    Greece Ships Migrants Back to Turkey Under EU Deal

    The first group of refugees and migrants were deported from Greece Monday as part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey, NBC News reported. About 130 migrants, mostly from Bangladesh and Pakistan, boarded ferries from the Greek island of Lesbos en route to the Turkish port of Dikili, officials said. According to Frontex, the European border agency, another...

  • Atlanta Apr 4, 2016

    Florida Coastal Environments Are Collapsing

    Central Florida’s Indian River Lagoon, North Florida’s Apalachicola Bay and a trio of coastal estuaries in South Florida are in the throes of ecosystem collapses that threaten sea grass, fisheries, recreation and local economies. What’s to blame? A historic toll of chronic pollution and crippled drainage has been compounded by drought in recent years and El Niño downpours this winter....

  • NBC Apr 4, 2016

    Lawsuit Says Starbucks Underfilling Lattes

    A lawsuit filed in a Northern California federal court last week accuses Starbucks of deliberately underfilling its latte cups by 25 percent in order to save money, The Seattle Times reported. The suit said Starbucks routinely leaves about 1/4 inch of milk foam at the top of the 16-ounce “grande” lattes, leaving space once the foam settles. It’s Starbucks’ own...

  • georgia Mar 7, 2016

    SCOTUS Voids Alabama Ruling Against Gay Adoption

    The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court Monday that refused to recognize a same-sex adoption. In an unsigned decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a challenge brought by a woman (known as V.L. in the court documents) who adopted the biological children of her long time partner (known as E.L.) years earlier in Georgia....

  • United States Mar 5, 2016

    Whole Foods Under Fire for Selling Oranges in Plastic Containers

    Whole Foods Market is under fire for selling peeled oranges in plastic containers, essentially replacing the protective rind with plastic. Photos of the packaged citrus circulated on social media this week, with critics slamming the often environmentally conscious grocer for wasting plastic — and money. The containers sold for $5.99 per pound, a stark contrast to 2015’s average price of...

  • attorney Feb 29, 2016

    Trial of Former SS Medic at Auschwitz Verging on Collapse

    The trial of a former SS medic on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly helping the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp function appeared close to collapse Monday, after a doctor found the 95-year-old unfit to be transported to the court. Presiding Judge Klaus Kabisch told the Neubrandenburg state court Monday that proceedings couldn’t begin after a doctor on the...

  • Baghdad Feb 29, 2016

    Death Toll Rises to 38 in ISIS Bombing at Iraqi Funeral

    The death toll has risen to 38 after an ISIS suicide bomber struck an Iraqi funeral Monday, wounding dozens in a crowded reception room. A local Shiite militia leader is among the dead in a town north of Baghdad that saw a wave of revenge attacks after a similar bombing in January. Another 58 people were wounded in the bombing...

  • Donald Trump Feb 26, 2016

    Iowa Students Admonished for ‘Trump!' Chants at Hoops Game

    A group of high school students was admonished this week for seemingly using Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s name as a racial insult during a boys’ basketball game. The incident occurred Monday during a playoff game between Dallas Center-Grimes in West Des Moines, a largely white school, and Perry, a more diverse school north of Des Moines. Steve Watson, activities...

  • businessman Feb 26, 2016

    Switzerland's Infantino Wins FIFA Presidential Election

    Gianni Infantino of Switzerland is the new FIFA president after winning a second-round vote. Infantino got 115 of the 207 eligible votes to take a decisive majority ahead of Sheikh Salman of Bahrain. Sheikh Salman got 88 votes after being the front-runner during the four-month campaign. Prince Ali of Jordan had four, and Jerome Champagne of France got zero. In...

  • Twitter Feb 19, 2016

    ‘She Changed the World': Fans React to Harper Lee's Death

    The many celebrity fans of Harper Lee took to Twitter in force this morning after hearing of the 89-year-old author’s death.

  • Pennsylvania Feb 19, 2016

    There's an App for That: Find My iPhone, iCloud Helps Cops Locate Kidnapped Teen

    A worried mother used savvy tech skills to find her missing daughter, NBC News reported....
    The 18-year-old teen was allegedly taken from East Stroudsburg, PA, against her will by her ex-boyfriend and then transported to Milesburg, PA, 154 miles away. She was found in a car in a McDonald’s parking lot. The mother contacted Pennsylvania State Police and said that “she...

  • chair Feb 5, 2016

    ‘Surprise! I'm Still Alive!' Wife Attends Own Funeral After Husband Allegedly Paid to Have Her Killed

    “Kill her,” he said. Those were the words that Noela Rukundo heard come through the speakerphone. The voice on the other end of the line was her de facto husband, the BBC reported. Rukundo’s partner, Balenga Kalala, had allegedly paid a group of professionals to kill Rukundo after she attended the funeral of her stepmother in her native Burundi, according...

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