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  • Betty White thanks vodka and hot dogs for her long life

    A Hollywood legend shares her secret to a long life. 95-year-old Betty White credits her love for vodka and hot dogs. In an interview with “Parade,” she also says you should enjoy life — and “accentuate the positive.” The actress turns 96 years old on January 17th. The former “Golden Girls” star has no plans to retire any time soon. She told the magazine, “I just love to work, so I’ll keep working until they stop asking.”

  • Fowl weather friends: Arkansas students print 3-D duck leg

    ARMOREL, Ark. — Eighth-grade science students have used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic leg for a duck found without a foot shortly after he hatched. The students in northeastern Arkansas created the leg at Armorel High School’s environmental and spatial technology lab for an 8-month-old Indian runner duck named Peg. Peg’s owner, Patsy Smith, told television station KAIT that when she found the bird, a turtle had apparently chewed off his foot. She said the leg became more […]

  • Doctors find Heinz Ketchup packet lodged in intestine of woman who complained of Crohn’s symptoms

    BERKSHIRE, England — A UK woman who thought she was suffering from Crohn’s disease discovered the true cause of her inflammation was a condiment package lodged in her intestine! The British Medical Journal reports doctors discovered pieces of a Heinz Ketchup packet in the lining of her intestine. The 41-year-old woman went to doctors at a hospital in Berkshire, England — near London, after she experienced abdominal pain and bloating, symptoms similar to Crohn’s — an inflammatory bowel disorder. The […]

  • Analyst predicts Amazon will purchase Target in 2018

    MILWAUKEE — Amazon may make a bigger move into physical stores in 2018. Influential tech analyst Gene Munster is predicting the online shopping giant will buy Target this year. Munster said Target’s focus on moms is central to Amazon’s approach to win wallet share. Additionally, an acquisition of Target would increase the company’s store count to roughly 2,300 stores, which would allow it to compete with Walmart’s nearly 12,000 stores. Munster was an influential technology analyst with Piper Jaffray for […]

  • Person of interest wanted: Amber Alert issued for girls ages 14, 7 after woman found dead in Texas home

    ROUND ROCK, Texas — An Amber Alert has been issued for two young girls police believe were abducted by a person of interest in a suspicious death case. On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st, Round Rock police performed a welfare check on a woman who was found dead inside a home. Missing from the home were 14-year-old Lili Griffith and 7-year-old Lulu Bandera-magret. Police say Terry Miles is a person of interest in the death and possible abduction. A […]

  • Minimum smoking age now 21 in Oregon; supporters say it’ll save lives; opponents say it won’t deter youth

    OREGON — The new year means you must be at least 21 years of age to purchase tobacco products in Oregon. The smoking age was raised to 21 from 18 — with some saying the move will save lives, and other saying it won’t stop young people from getting their hands on tobacco products. Oregon has become the fifth state in the country to adopt this law. The law calls for fines for businesses that sell tobacco products to people […]

  • 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled onto Dallas interstate amid semi fire

    DALLAS — Impromptu guacamole blocked a highway in Texas on Thursday, December 28th. About 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled onto the interstate near Dallas when the big rig carrying them caught fire. Authorities put out the flames while investigators worked to determine the cause of the fire.

  • Claire’s pulls 17 makeup products from shelves nationwide amid asbestos concerns

    MILWAUKEE — A cancer risk could be lurking in your child’s makeup. Claire’s is pulling 17 makeup products from shelves nationwide after they tested positive for asbestos — a toxic substance that has been linked to cancer. The disturbing discovery was made after a Rhode Island mom sent her 6-year-old daughter’s makeup kit to an independent lab for testing. The woman’s employer then purchased kits in nine different states — all testing positive. Claire’s is conducting its own investigation and […]

  • From $50, to $750: Price of brain tumor, lymphoma medication has jumped 1,400 percent

    MIAMI, Florida — A drug maker is being accused of price gouging. NextSource Biotechnology is under fire after the Wall Street Journal revealed the price of its 40-year-old cancer drug Lomustine has jumped 1,400 percent since 2013. Lomustine treats brain tumors and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It’s the only drug of its kind on the market — with no generic alternative — letting the drug supplier raise costs for patients unchecked by market competition. The drug used to cost about $50 per […]

  • WHO to classify excessive video gaming as a mental disorder in 2018

    MILWAUKEE — Video game addiction is on the rise, so much so that excessive video gaming is set to be characterized as a mental disorder. The World Health Organization is adding “gaming disorder” to its international classification of diseases in 2018. Gaming disorder is characterized by persistent video game playing that takes precedent over other life interests and activities. Doctors say video games can be a way to improve hand-eye coordination and relieve stress. However, gaming becomes a problem when […]

  • 3.2 beer phase out: Anheuser-Busch warns they could go from 20 brands to 12 in some states

    UTAH — Lighter beers may soon be harder to find in some states out west, as big breweries phase them out. “Starting probably early to mid 2018, you’re going to see many of the products in the grocery and convenience stores today will begin to disappear,” Jim Olsen with the Utah Beer Wholesalers Association said. Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas are ending the sale of 3.2 beer in their states. That’s beer with no more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight. […]

  • “Wish your mom was here:” Baby boy delivered 3 months early, on Christmas — his mother fatally shot

    TUCSON, Arizona — A baby boy was delivered on Christmas — after his mother was shot and killed. It happened in Tucson, Arizona, and doctors say it’s a Christmas miracle that the baby will be OK. 18-year-old Anthony Rivera was forced to say goodbye to his girlfriend on Christmas Day — a woman he described as kind, compassionate and excited to be a mom. “All I was thinking was ‘I wish your mom was right here to see you,'” Rivera […]