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  • Here’s what the last government shutdown looked like in October 2013

    About 850,000 federal employees were sent home, with a total of 6.6 million work days lost. Hundreds of thousands of federal contractors, from janitorial and landscaping workers to engineers and scientists, were laid off temporarily. National parks and museums shut down for more than two weeks, hurting tourism and nearby economies. Some 700 small business owners seeking about $140 million worth of SBA loan guarantees were in limbo, leaving those businesses without financing. And daycare centers, grocery stores and youth sports […]

  • Officials: The kids were starved — the dogs were well-fed

    When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny. They also found two female dogs. Well-fed, in good shape, seemingly well-trained. The parents, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested and face dozens of charges each that include torture of their children. The Turpins pleaded not guilty on all counts. The children — seven adults, six kids — are in the hospital, recovering […]

  • Metro Detroit couple fighting for right to keep four pigs in their home

    YPSILANTI, MI — You are welcome to stay- but your livestock has to go. That is the message the city of Ypsilanti is giving a couple living in a house with four potbelly pigs. Now the couple is arguing their case in court, saying their pigs are much more than just livestock. “This is Vinny. He is our second oldest,” said Jeffery Rowland as he introduces WXYZ to his pigs. He and his wife Stephanie Rowland say their four pigs are […]

  • This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

    Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body. The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung and breast, according to a study published in the journal Science on Thursday. This blood test, called CancerSEEK, could cost less than $500, which is comparable to or lower than other screening tests, […]

  • Las Vegas gunman had ‘several hundred images of child porn,’ new report says

    LAS VEGAS – Authorities on Friday released a preliminary investigative report on the Las Vegas shooting in response to large public interest in the case. Many questions — such as the motive — remain unanswered since the October 1 massacre in which 58 were killed and hundreds injured when the gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the […]

  • Delta flies 250,000 service animals a year. Now the rules are changing

    Boarding a Delta flight with your service pooch is about to get tougher. The airline on Friday said it was implementing new regulations on March 1 for people bringing service or emotional support animals on its planes. All passengers attempting to board with a service animal will have to show “proof,” 48 hours before flying, that the animal is in good health and has been vaccinated. Passengers with emotional support animals must sign a form that the animal is well […]

  • Kristen Bell to be first host in SAG Awards history

    The SAG Awards is taking a new approach to its ceremony this year with help from Kristen Bell. The “Bad Moms” star has signed on to be the award show’s first-ever host, the organization announced Monday. “This has been a year in which assumptions have been challenged, stereotypes have been shattered, and precedents have been broken,” executive producer Kathy Connell said in a statement. “We decided to capture the cultural mood by casting aside one of our own traditions, and […]

  • Retired couple mistakenly donates soup can full of cash to food pantry

    MIDDLETON, Ma. — They wanted to donate soup but gave away a small fortune instead. A retired Middleton couple is out $2,500 they meant to stash in a tomato soup can. Now the family is hoping to get the money back. The couple involved is a little camera shy after what happened, but their daughter, Amanda Mattuchio, wants to share the experience hoping an honest mistake might be fixed. “That’s a lot of money to them,” Amanda said. “It’s a lot […]

  • Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead

    This year’s flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years. Influenza activity has increased and is now widespread in 49 states — all except Hawaii — for the week ending January 13, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu is a contagious, viral illness that causes mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death. There were 14,401 new laboratory-confirmed cases during the week ending January 13, […]

  • Police release preliminary investigative report on Las Vegas massacre

    Authorities on Friday released a preliminary investigative report on the Las Vegas shooting in response to large public interest in the case. Many questions — such as the motive — remain unanswered since the October 1 massacre in which 58 were killed and hundreds injured when the gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the FBI is investigating an individual […]

  • This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

    Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body. The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung and breast, according to a study published in the journal Science on Thursday. This blood test, called CancerSEEK, could cost less than $500, which is comparable to or lower than other screening tests, […]

  • Cupp: Tide pod insanity — it’s better that we know

    I was recently fumbling around on the internet, as we all do to pass the 20-minute train ride or the three-minute wait for dry cleaning, and found myself engrossed in TED talks by teenagers. You know TED talks — those brainy but often pretentious lectures given by thought leaders in technology, entertainment and design. Well, a handful of super-impressive teenagers have done some truly incredible things — things like built a nuclear fusion reactor (don’t worry, it’s benevolent), or developed a […]