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  • Tesla’s truck, not out until 2019, already has orders

    Tesla finally unveiled its oft-delayed electric semi-truck Thursday night. And even though production isn’t expected to start on it until 2019, companies are already placing orders for Elon Musk’s big rig. Walmart told CNBC Friday that it has made orders for fifteen Semi trucks in the U.S, and Canada, with the hopes that it will help Walmart lower emissions and meet other sustainability goals. “We have a long history of testing new technology — including alternative-fuel trucks — and we […]

  • Colorado trains K-9 police to save their dogs from opioid overdoses

    Officer Brian Laas remembers the scene with vivid clarity — it was earlier this fall, and he, along with his four-legged partner Rudy, had been called to a home in suburban Denver with a warrant for the arrest of one person who lived there. Inside, the Arvada Police officer found a home so disheveled, it was difficult to take a single stride without stepping on the piles of clothes, food, trash and dog feces strewn across the floor. Rudy was […]

  • A video game for black women tired of people touching their hair

    If you’ve never had a stranger try to touch your hair without permission, you’re lucky. You’re also probably not a black woman. A new video game will give you a taste of how frustrating the experience can be. Creator Momo Pixel designed the game after she was tired of people making unwanted touches of her hair. And other black women are equally tired of undesired touching, which is why the game, released on Wednesday, has gone viral. It’s a conversation that keeps happening, although […]

  • Police officer in Pennsylvania shot and killed after traffic stop

    Law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched for a suspect in the death of a western Pennsylvania police officer gunned down during a traffic stop. Brian Shaw had been a patrolman with New Kensington’s police department for less than a year before he was killed Friday night, police Chief James Klein said at a press conference. Klein said the traffic stop resulted in a chase on foot before Shaw, 25, was shot. “I’m asking anybody, anybody with any information as minute […]

  • Mom, daughter die in fire after little girl tries to save puppies

    AMITY, Ore. — An Oregon mother chased after her daughter when the young girl ran back inside their burning motor home to save a litter of puppies from a fire. Honey Cosgrove, 37, and Nevaeh Applegate, 8, never made it back to safety. Cosgrove had put her five children to sleep on Tuesday when a fire broke out a short time later, according to Yamhill County authorities. She and her husband reportedly tried to put out the blaze with a […]

  • NJ children’s hospital welcomes first full-time facility dog

    New Jersey — Burton, a 20-month-old golden retriever, is the first four-legged full-time employee of the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick and the first in the state. “I have dogs at home that I don’t see. Its nice to have a dog here to hold,” one of the hospital’s patients said. Amber Sims says it’s important to keep children’s spirits up, especially her 5-year-old daughter. “If it makes her happy, it’s worth the world. And it makes me happy,” […]

  • Police: Man nearly steals two trains from Phoenix rail yard

    Phoenix, Arizona — A man caught in the engineer’s seat of a locomotive nearly pushed enough buttons and pulled enough levers to steal the train. The Union Pacific Railroad Police report that on November 8, employees heard a train horn blowing excessively and went to investigate. There they found 20-year-old Julio Rodriguez in the engineer’s seat. Rodriguez, who was released from jail that morning, allegedly admitted that he entered the railyard with the intention of stealing a locomotive. He reportedly told […]

  • Victoria’s Secret is struggling because women want to be comfortable

    When you think about Victoria’s Secret, you think push-ups, Miracle Bras and sexy lingerie. The problem for Victoria’s Secret is that women don’t want those anymore. In early 2016, Victoria’s Secret doubled down on sexy underwear. It pulled its swimsuit and apparel collections off the shelves, slashed promotional deals and stopped printing the Victoria’s Secret catalog. “The company walked away from $400 million at the same time they changed their promotional appeal,” said Instinet analyst Simeon Siegel. While Victoria’s Secret […]

  • 6 Mickey Mouse facts you probably didn’t know

    Most parents would never let rodents near their kids — unless, of course, it’s Mickey Mouse. Here are six facts about the world’s most iconic critter. 1. He started off as a rabbit Before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he made Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. But in a dispute with his business partner at Universal, Disney lost the rights to Oswald. The loss of his first character inspired the birth of the Mouse. If you look at the two characters, you can see […]

  • Couple shot in church while discussing gun safety, police say

    A call to police about “shots fired” at a church in eastern Tennessee turned out to be an accidental shooting during a discussion on using weapons to protect the congregation, police say. Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks told CNN affiliate WVLT that the initial call on Thursday reported two people shot outside the First United Methodist Church and that an “active shooter situation” was underway. Nearby schools were placed on lockdown according to the police Facebook page. When police arrived, they found […]

  • Pentagon exposed some of its data on Amazon server

    A researcher says the Pentagon exposed huge amounts of web-monitoring data in a security failure. Anyone with a free Amazon Web Services account could have looked at the hoard of information stored in the cloud by the U.S. Defense Department, according to Chris Vickery, a researcher at cybersecurity firm UpGuard who discovered the exposure. Amazon Web Services is a cloud platform that individuals, businesses and the government use for things like storing data and boosting computing power. Amazon said on its website it is best […]

  • The gadget store that doesn’t care if you buy anything

    Two years ago, a few UCLA undergraduate students invented a pocket-sized phone charger called Flux. They sold it on street corners in Santa Monica. Flux became a hit, so they started accepting online orders. They packaged and shipped them out to customers from a fraternity house. “It wasn’t the greatest condition for running a business, especially in terms of just cleanliness, so that’s when we decided to outsource distribution,” said Flux co-founder Miles Anthony. Now, Flux chargers are sold between […]