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  • Nail clippings could help reclassify decade-old death as homicide

    LOVELAND, Colo. — The medical examiner in Larimer County, Colorado re-examined the body of Donald Decker last week as part of a renewed focus into his mysterious death after FOX6’s sister station KDVR began asking questions. The 22-year-old was found dead July 6, 2008, in a house where friends said he overdosed on methamphetamine. The 2008 autopsy listed the manner of death as an accident, but family members were never convinced and persuaded investigators to exhume the body in 2011. […]

  • Disney World is hiring 3,500 people ahead of a busy summer

    The most magical place on Earth is hiring. Disney World is looking for people to fill 3,500 positions ahead of its busy summer season. The resort — which has full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs available on its housekeeping, transportation, lifeguarding and food and beverage teams — is offering hefty signing bonuses for some of the positions. Related: She was too short to play Goofy. Then she invented Spanx. Now she’s a billionaire Culinary specialists, for example, could receive up to […]

  • UK court rules severly ill British toddler Alfie Evans not allowed to leave country

    BRITAIN — Judges on the UK Court of Appeal once again ruled against 23-month-old Alfie Evans’ family. Wednesday’s ruling rejected new arguments intended to overturn a decision by the High Court on Tuesday that prevented the terminally ill toddler from leaving Britain for medical treatment, said Roger Kiska, a lawyer with Christian Legal Center and part of the legal team representing Alfie’s parents. “We have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court and the European Court,” Kiska told CNN. “We could seek […]

  • Nickelodeon is bringing back ‘Double Dare’…for real

    After a brief flirtation with resurrection, Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” is back – for real, this time. The game show favorite will return to the network this summer to give “a new generation of kids the chance to compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives,” Nickelodeon announced Wednesday. The decision to bring the series back comes about a year and a half after Nickelodeon paid tribute to the game show with a 30th Anniversary special. “Double Dare” […]

  • The costs of child care around the world

    Finding the right child care can be a frustrating — and expensive — process for parents around the world, from New York to Nairobi. Access to adequate child care for all has become a “global” need, said Shelley Clark, a demographer and professor of sociology at McGill University in Canada, who has studied child care and other family dynamics. “We can think of iconic images like The Atlantic monthly cover of the mom carrying the kid in the briefcase to work and how absurd that’s supposed […]

  • Synthetic cannabinoids, laced with rat poison, tied to 4th death in Illinois

    A fourth death in central Illinois has been connected to synthetic cannabinoid use, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Tuesday. Since March 7, synthetic cannabinoids have sickened 153 people and been blamed in four deaths: a woman in her 30s, a man in his 40s and two men in their 20s. Synthetic cannabinoids across Chicago and parts of central Illinois have been found to contain brodifacoum, a rat poison, according to state health officials. Earlier this month, the US Centers for Disease Control […]

  • World’s longest nonstop flight: Airbus A350-900ULR set to enter service

    Singapore to New York, nonstop. Almost 20 hours in the air. By the end of this year, passengers on Singapore Airline’s newest plane, the Airbus A350-900ULR — for Ultra Long-Range — will travel on a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight that will reconnect the two major metropolises. The airline used to fly the gas-guzzling, four-engine A340-500 on the 9,500-mile route, with just 100 business-class seats on board. The service proved to be inefficient, and Singapore Airlines canceled the flights in 2013. The airline is now […]

  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ delivers spectacle worthy of giant hype

    Marvel has set the hype bar high even by its standards with “Avengers: Infinity War,” a massive assembly of practically every hero in its cinematic portfolio, representing the culmination of a decade’s worth of groundwork. As sheer spectacle the movie amply delivers, hitting the ground running (and punching and leaping), in a gigantic enterprise that colorfully unfolds simultaneously on multiple fronts. Directing brothers Anthony and Joe Russo mounted what amounts to a trial run for this assignment on “Captain America: […]

  • Amazon unveils colorful Echo Dot for kids

    Alexa is headed to the kids’ room. On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled a kid-friendly version of its popular smart speaker featuring its voice assistant Alexa. The Echo Dot Kids Edition plays music, answers questions and comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited, which offers access to kid-friendly books and ad-free radio stations. It’s aimed at kids ages 5 to 12. The colorful gadgets — which come in protective cases of either blue, red or green — are loaded with […]

  • Tennessee Waffle House reopens and is donating 100% of sales to families of the shooting victims

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville-area Waffle House where a gunman killed four people over the weekend reopened its doors Wednesday morning for the first time since the shooting. And it has a plan to commemorate Sunday’s victims. The Antioch, Tennessee, location has pledged to donate all its proceeds for the next month to the families of both living and deceased victims of the attack. “It’s nice to see them getting back to how it was before this all happened. Not that we’re […]

  • French President Emmanuel Macron addresses joint session of Congress

    French President Emmanuel Macron is set to address Congress on Wednesday, following his meetings with President Donald Trump at the White House. The address coincides with the 58th anniversary of then-French President Charles de Gaulle’s address to a joint session of Congress. Macron’s speech to Congress comes after he spent two days with President Trump tackling a slew of pressing policy issues, from the Iran nuclear deal to the Syrian civil war, climate, counterterrorism and Russian aggression. Macron — who […]

  • Hospitals may soon have to post prices for patients online

    Hospitals may soon have to post their standard prices for patients online, under a proposed rule unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration. Also, the administration is seeking comments on how to stop so-called surprise billing — when patients are charged after unknowingly being seen by out-of-network providers — and how to give patients better information about the out-of-pocket costs they will face. And officials are ramping up pressure on hospitals to give patients better access to their medical records electronically or face […]