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  • Canada is reportedly set to legalize recreational marijuana

    By Ese Olumhense Legal status will reportedly go into effect by July 1, 2018 Recreational marijuana will soon be legal nationwide in Canada, a recent report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) stated. The new legislation — which is in line with both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to legalize and regulate marijuana and with the November recommendations of a federally appointed task force on the drug — is expected to be introduced the week of April 10, the Sunday […]

  • Tennessee law could protect Elizabeth Thomas’s suspected kidnapper

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. – A Tennessee District Attorney says the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor. Investigators have repeatedly said it doesn’t matter if the teen willingly left with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. However, Tennessee law doesn’t necessarily reflect that statement. In fact, whether or not she went willingly will play a huge role in determining whether or not the District Attorney can prove kidnapping, Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper told WHNT. […]

  • Sanitation crew helps woman find wedding, engagement rings she accidentally trashed

    NEW YORK — Department of Sanitation workers helped a New York City woman find the wedding and engagement rings she accidentally threw away with the trash, according to WPIX. Last weekend, Shannon Lombardo was cleaning her wedding and engagement rings when she put them on a paper towel. The next day, she realized she accidentally trashed the rings with a pile of tissues. At this point, the garbage bag had already been thrown down the trash chute. Shannon called the sanitation department and […]

  • Scientists have turned spinach into human heart tissue

    A spinach leaf covered in human cells Scientists in Massachusetts have converted a spinach leaf into a tiny, beating human heart muscle in an eerie experiment that might one day help doctors repair damaged organs. A biomedical research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) swapped the leaf’s plant cells for human ones, effectively transforming the plant veins into a delicate blood vessel network. Their work is set to be published in the May 2017 volume of the science journal Biomaterials. […]

  • New USPS service shows photos of your mail before you get home

    WASHINGTON — A new service from the U.S. Postal Service will show you photos of mail being delivered at your home — and yes, that probably includes photos of coupons you will never use. Informed Delivery is an optional notification service that sends an email to users containing images of the outside of letter–sized mailpieces. The images show the exterior, address side of the mailpieces. Notifications are only sent on days when mail is being delivered at the home. According to the […]

  • ‘Hell on earth’: Man who taped dog’s mouth shut sentenced to jail

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog’s muzzle has been sentenced to five years in jail. William Leonard Dodson, 43, was given the five-year sentence on Friday, one day after he received a 15-year order on a federal gun charge, according to the Post and Courier. He will serve both sentences simultaneously. “I’m not trying to be mean,” Circuit Judge Markley Dennis said, “but I wish I could give you more.”  The dog, named […]

  • ‘Flip or Flop’ star facing backlash after ‘inappropriate’ bikini picture

    DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. — “Flip or Flop” star Christina El Moussa is facing backlash for a photo she posted on Instagram Thursday afternoon. El Moussa made headlines last year when she and her husband and co-star Tarek El Moussa decided to split. Welcome to the family!! @cashiethefrenchbulldog 🐶 Click link in my bio!! 👙🍩 A post shared by Christina El Moussa (@christinaelmoussa) on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT The photo shows El Moussa and her daughter wearing bathing suits for LSpace […]

  • Girl badly burned by homemade slime (graphic photos)

    ROCKLAND, Mass. — A mother in Massachusetts is warning other parents after her young daughter was badly burned while making a popular DIY project for kids, according to WCVB. Siobhan Quinn was excited when her daughter Kathleen became interested in making and playing with homemade “slime.” “I thought it was great. I encouraged it and bought all the stuff. And then when it was gone, I bought more. She was being a little scientist,” Quinn told WCVB. But last weekend while […]

  • Video shows mother pulling gun on would-be robber to protect kids

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A mother protecting her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a would-be robber thwarted his plans earlier this month when she pulled a shotgun on him. Surveillance video shows the alleged thief attempting to enter the Florida home on March 4. “All of the sudden I hear some banging noise. I thought it was my dreams or something,” she told WPLG. That’s when the woman’s motherly instincts kicked in and she grabbed the shotgun from her bedroom. […]

  • Robots expected to take 38 percent of U.S. jobs by 2030s

    By Ese Olumhense Treasury secretary ‘optimistic’ about job security Increasing automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are not threats to the American workforce, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in an early morning interview on Friday with the news website Axios. “It’s not even on our radar screen,” Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and hedge fund manager said, adding that machines would not pose any challenge to jobs for another “50 to 100” years. “I’m not worried at all,” he added. Mnuchin’s […]

  • ‘Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls’: Jewelry store criticized for controversial billboard

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Owners of a North Carolina jewelry store are apologizing for a controversial billboard that some people believe encourages domestic violence, WLOS reports. The billboard reads, “Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls…” .@SpicerGreene is this supposed to be humorous because you think violence against women is funny? do better. be better. #notbuyingit — kim kelley (@mskimkelley) March 23, 2017 The owners of Spicer Green Jewelers in Asheville took to Facebook Thursday afternoon to issue an […]

  • Is there something wrong with this White House photo of health care talks?

    Democrats, women’s groups and liberals seized on a photo Thursday shared by Vice President Mike Pence of a meeting he attended with President Donald Trump and members of the House Freedom Caucus. Their gripe? The photo featured no women, even though lawmakers were discussing Republicans’ health reform proposal — and members of the House Freedom Caucus want to strip a requirement that health insurance plans cover essential benefits, including coverage for maternity services. “Appreciated joining @POTUS for meeting with the […]