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  • Victoria’s Secret is canceling its fashion show

    Victoria’s Secret parent company L Brands confirmed on Thursday that it will not air its fashion show this year after falling ratings and backlash to the event in recent years. “We think it’s important to evolve the marketing of Victoria’s Secret,” L Brands Chief Financial Officer Stuart Burgdoerfer said on a call with analysts Thursday. The first Victoria’s Secret fashion show aired in 1995, but last year the show fell to its lowest ratings since its inception. “It was a […]

  • Who stole $1M in marijuana from a Portland cannabis company? Suspects at large, reward offered

    PORTLAND, Oregon — A cannabis company says their Portland-based warehouse and distribution center was the target of a $1 million marijuana heist. The Shadow Box Farms was burglarized during the last weekend of October, its president, Tim Winner, said. “They did a two-day operation,” Winner said. “They cut through the bars, dropped a ladder and went to town.” According to Winner, the southeast Portland office that was broken into processes and packages products sourced from their grow operation in southern […]

  • Here comes Taco Bell’s answer to the chicken sandwich wars

    Have we reached crispy chicken sandwich fatigue yet? Because Taco Bell wants in, even though its entry into the fast food wars isn’t really a sandwich at all. The house of Doritos Locos Tacos and the mystifying Crunchwrap Supreme is scaling back the theatrics with Crispy Tortilla Chicken — aka, chicken strips breaded with jalapeno buttermilk and tortilla chips. By Taco Bell standards, this dish might even be considered pedestrian. Notably one of the few menu items without “supreme” in […]

  • Woman saves koala from blaze as ‘catastrophic’ bushfires threaten South Australia

    AUSTRALIA — Deadly bushfires have ravaged parts of Australia in recent weeks, whipped up by soaring temperatures, strong winds and the worst drought in decades. But summer hasn’t really even begun – and fears are growing that conditions will only get worse. More than 100 schools have closed in South Australia as catastrophic fire conditions threatened seven districts across the state Wednesday, including the Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North, near to the state’s capital Adelaide which is home to […]

  • Doctors offer free flu shots for migrants. CBP all but certain to say ‘no’

    A group of physicians has volunteered to vaccinate migrants against the flu for free, but US Customs and Border Protection is all but certain to say no to the offer. “We haven’t responded, but it’s not likely to happen,” a CBP official told CNN. “As a law enforcement agency, and due to the short term nature of CBP holding and other logistical challenges, operating a vaccine program is not feasible,” according to a statement from the federal agency. The offer […]

  • A man drove his girlfriend across the US, killed her and then impersonated her on social media, police say

    A Pennsylvania man admitted to taking his girlfriend from Pennsylvania to Nevada under the guise of a vacation and then killing her, according to an Allegheny County criminal complaint filed Friday. Police say he then impersonated her through text and social media for roughly two months. John Chapman, 39, faces charges of kidnapping, obstructing administration of law and criminal use of a communication facility in Pennsylvania, according to the complaint. Whether Chapman will be charged with murder is up to […]

  • A toddler was caught in an airport escalator and fell to his death. Now his mom is charged with child abuse

    A mom was charged with misdemeanor child abuse two months after her 3-year-old son fell to his death at a North Carolina airport, CNN affiliate WSOC reported. The boy’s mother is expected to turn herself in this week on three charges of misdemeanor child abuse, according to the affiliate. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued warrants for her on Tuesday. “We went from saying this was an accident, to now saying that you’ve committed a crime,” her attorney Michael Greene told WSOC. […]

  • Cheese Nips recalled over possible plastic pieces

    Check your Cheese Nips – the cracker’s parent company has issued a voluntary recall. Mondelēz Global LLC issued the recall for a limited quantity of Cheese Nips in the United States due to the potential presence of plastic pieces from a food scraper. The company told the Food and Drug Administration that the particles were incorporated into the production process and impact a small amount of product. “The company became aware of this issue when yellow plastic pieces were noticed […]

  • ‘It was no secret’: Ambassador says quid pro quo came at ‘express direction of the President’

    US Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday there was a quid pro quo for Ukraine to announce investigations into President Donald Trump’s political opponents that came from the President’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani at the “express direction of the President.” What’s more, Sondland provided House impeachment investigators with emails and texts showing it wasn’t just him and Giuliani pushing for the investigations outside government channels — Trump’s inner circle knew what was going on, too. He even said he raised concerns […]

  • A Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman in a biopic

    A Hollywood studio executive once suggested that Julia Roberts should play iconic African-American activist Harriet Tubman in a biopic. In a recent Q&A, screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard opened up about the 26-year journey to getting the “Harriet” biopic to the big screen. At the time the effort started, he said, Hollywood was not the same. “I wanted to turn Harriet Tubman’s life, which I’d studied in college, into an action-adventure movie. The climate in Hollywood, however, was very different back […]

  • Ambassador to say quid pro quo came from Giuliani at ‘express direction of the President’

    US Ambassador Gordon Sondland will testify Wednesday there was a quid pro quo for Ukraine to announce investigations into President Donald Trump's political opponents that came from Rudy Giuliani at the "express direction of the President."

  • 147 Indiana school districts cancel classes as teachers protest at the state Capitol

    Thousands of Indiana teachers are turning the state Capitol into a sea of red as they demand better pay and more funding for public schools. At least 147 school districts canceled classes Tuesday for the “Red for Ed Action Day,” said Kim Clements-Johnson, spokeswoman for the Indiana State Teachers Association. Connie Neri-Jones and 150 of her colleagues drove more than two hours from East Chicago, Indiana, to protest. “Teaching is a profession, not a charity,” said Neri-Jones, who’s worked in […]

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