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  • BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

    DOON, Iowa — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Williams had earlier said 33 oil cars had derailed. Nearly half the spill — an estimated 100,000 gallons (378,530 liters) — […]

  • Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor. The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. The so-called “Narcos de la Copa” took advantage of the global merchandising boom generated by the soccer tournament to move the drug without raising suspicions. “These merchants of death have endless ingenuity, but don’t be fooled. They shouldn’t be admired. On […]

  • Watch: Pandas take part in World Cup fever in China

    CHINA — A group of pandas are in the World Cup spirit in China. Video at a panda protection center at the Shenshuping Panda Base in Sichuan, shows a group of eight 1-year-old pandas squaring off in a soccer match. Spectators look on as two baskets were placed on a patch of grass imitating soccer goals. The pandas, however, failed miserably to score goals on one another. They were distracted by the baskets which they used as toys to play around […]

  • Minnesota Vikings hold LGBTQ inclusion summit

    EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings made history on Thursday, June 21. They became the first NFL team to host a summit promoting LGBTQ inclusion in sports. About 200 people were invited to the team’s new headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota. The first-of-its-kind summit centered around bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and sports. Former and current LGBTQ athletes shared stories of playing the sport they loved while getting criticized for who they love. The panel was the result of a […]

  • ‘Hit me like a ton of bricks:’ Woman says hot dog gave her a black eye at Phillies/Cardinals game

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — You’ve heard of people getting by foul balls at baseball stadiums, but one Philadelphia Phillies’ fan says it wasn’t a ball, but a flying hot dog that left her with a black eye! Kathy McVay said she was sitting near home plate at Citizens Bank Park during the game Monday, June 18 vs. the Cardinals when Phillies’ team mascot Phille Phanatic kicked off the team’s longstanding tradition of launching hot dogs into the stands. She said all […]

  • Plan approved to house 120 people who are homeless in lobby at Seattle’s City Hall

    SEATTLE — In an effort to help the homeless in Seattle, city officials will open the doors of City Hall to shelter the homeless at night. “A lot better than them being out on the street,” said John Streeter, owner of City Grind Espresso. Streeter starts his day around 4 a.m., hours before City Hall opens to the public, but he will soon have a lot of company when the doors to City Hall’s main lobby are opened to 120 […]

  • Father shares shocking video showing toddler scaling ‘unclimbable’ pool ladder gate

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The company behind an “unclimbable” pool ladder gate has some explaining to do after a toddler managed to scale the gate with ease. Keith Wyman and his family were in their Attleboro, Massachusetts backyard on Monday, June 18, when they say their 2-year-old son Cody climbed the gate to their above-ground pool. The gate is supposed to prevent children from using the pool’s ladder. It was caught on camera. Wyman said he wanted to show other parents […]

  • ‘You can die:’ Sheriff’s officials see trend — people smoking marijuana soaked in embalming fluid

    DAVENPORT, Fla. — A little before 4 a.m., a 2-year-old boy was found wandering almost into the street near a Florida Waffle House restaurant, and when deputies arrived, they arrested the boy’s father, Reginald Gray, who was wandering along the roadway as well. “And what dos his girlfriend say? ‘You know, when he smokes that marijuana soaked in embalming fluid, he does really retarded things.’ That was her quote to us,” said Grady Judd, Polk County sheriff. Gray was arrested, […]

  • ‘We take every case serious:’ State police to the rescue after boy’s stuffed cheetah got lost on highway

    WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Rhode Island State Police came to the rescue after a little boy’s favorite stuffed animal got lost on a busy highway. It all started when Corporal Lawens Fevrier got a letter from 4-year-old Will, from Brooklyn, New York. Will had a serious request. He lost his stuffed cheetah named Roger on I-94 in West Greenwich. He even included a picture of Roger. Will’s mom said Will had Roger hanging out a window as they drove to […]

  • ‘I’m going to be my dad’s partner:’ Father-son duo recreate photo taken 20 years ago

    AUBURN, Wash. — A father and son have recreated a police photo taken 20 years ago! Below are the photos showing Auburn Police Officer Andy Gould and his son. The first was taken in 1998, inside Gould’s patrol car in Auburn, Washington. It was given to Gould as a Father’s Day present with the caption reading “when I get bigger, I’m going to be my dad’s partner and catch bad buys and burglars.” This is the duo now. While they […]

  • Man with gun tattoo in the middle of his face charged with unlawful possession of a firearm

    GREENVILLE, SC — A man arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm seems to have had the crime written across his face — literally. Michael Vine sports a gun tattoo in the middle of his face. He was involved in a crash, and police say he proceeded to toss a loaded revolver into the grass. Firefighters on scene alerted police. According to police, Vine is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He’s been charged with driving with a suspended license, driving […]

  • Survey shows millennials prefer higher prices but no tipping

    Here’s a tip for service industry providers — Millennials will pay more for your product but not for the tipping. An online survey of adults by CreditCards.com reveals new thinking among the “millennial” generation, from ages 18 to 37, about consumer issues, particularly ones that provide a service orientation. They’ll pay more for what you offer, but they play their cash “close to the vest” when giving gratuities to the providers you employ. The survey of 1,000 adults conducted from […]