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  • McDonald’s has a plan to reduce antibiotics in beef

    McDonald’s says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef around the world. Like many others, the restaurant chain uses antibiotics to treat sick animals in its supply chain. According to the World Health Organization, the overuse and misuse of certain antibiotics make them less effective at treating human diseases. With a policy announced Tuesday, McDonald’s plans to reduce — but not eliminate — the use of antibiotics important to human health in 10 countries from which it sources more than […]

  • Choc-a-block: Liquid chocolate leak envelops German street

    In a scene that could be straight out of a children’s book, around a ton of liquid chocolate flowed out of a factory and caked a street in a west German town on Monday. Firefighters said a storage tank overflowed at DreiMeister’s chocolate factory in Westönnen, a suburb of the town of Werl, running out of the gates and solidifying on the chilly sidewalk. “About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street, […]

  • ‘Sesame Street’ introduces homeless muppet

    For the first time, a resident of “Sesame Street” is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink Muppet, was introduced to the world in 2011. She was originally described as being food-insecure because her family lacked consistent access to food. Now, “Lily is the first Muppet we’ve created whose […]

  • Two earthquakes shake eastern Tennessee

    TENNESSEE — Two earthquakes struck near eastern Tennessee Wednesday morning, rattling people awake across several Southeast states. The United States Geological Survey says the temblors hit near Decatur, Tennessee. The first one, a preliminary 4.4-magnitude earthquake, occurred at 4:14 a.m. local time. It was the second strongest quake on record in east Tennessee, the local National Weather Service tweeted, citing USGS. A preliminary 3.3-magnitude quake took place shortly after at 4:27 a.m. local time. The earthquakes were felt hundreds of miles […]

  • Mother, boyfriend charged as 8-month-old fights for her life, shot by 3-year-old brother

    GALLUP, N.M. — An 8-month-old girl is fighting for her life after police said her 3-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the face in a New Mexico motel room while their mother and her boyfriend were in a shower. The infant was listed in critical condition, and her condition has not changed since she was found by police after she was shot Saturday, Dec. 8 in Gallup, New Mexico, Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer said. According to a criminal complaint, […]

  • Grandmother killed, 2 children injured when 4 Rottweilers owned by woman’s brother attacked

    MARIETTA, N.C. — A 73-year-old woman was killed and her two grandchildren were injured when they were attacked by four dogs in North Carolina on Monday, Dec. 10. Authorities said the dogs were owned by the woman’s brother. “I saw all of the lights. It was dusk,” said Marietta Mayor Justin Oliver. Esta Currier was killed by her brother’s four Rottweilers. “The dogs were always fenced in. If they had not been, it would have been addressed. I don’t know […]

  • ‘It’s been a struggle:’ Couple without heat, hot water for months because of bill dating back 18 years

    RICHMOND, Va. — A man and woman from Richmond, Virginia said they’ve been living without heat and hot water for months because of an outstanding utility bill that dated back 18 years — that wasn’t incurred by their family.  Aaron Gilliam, 61, and his wife, Kimberly Barrow, said they weren’t aware of the delinquent $700 bill until they moved into a new apartment in the city’s East End. The couple said the charges were from an old address on Grayland Avenue, […]

  • Thief caught on camera stealing doorbell camera; police report 20 similar cases this year

    DENVER, Colo. — A bold thief was caught on camera stealing a doorbell camera. Neighbors said the same person hit several houses in the area, taking their Ring cameras in the middle of the night. “He knew that he was going to be on film and he didn’t care,” said Andrienne Bursey. Bursey said the thief stole the Ring doorbell camera off her Congress Park home around 4 a.m and then took several others in the neighborhood. She said it only […]

  • Senior citizens arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ found stashed on cruise ship

    Two British senior citizens were removed from a Caribbean cruise ship and arrested after a “large amount of cocaine” was discovered in their cabin. The 70- and 72-year-old suspects are being held by police in Portugal, the UK’s Press Association news agency reported. The Marco Polo ship, operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, had returned to Europe from a cruise around the Caribbean. The septuagenarians, who are thought to be a couple, were detained in Lisbon after Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria […]

  • Firefighters in Texas rescued more than 100 snakes from a burning house

    TEXAS — For many people, the thought of picking up a python or a boa constrictor is terrifying. But for some firefighters in Texas, no victim is too scary, or too scaly, to rescue. Caney Creek Fire and Rescue of Conroe — a suburb north of Houston — responded to a house fire over the weekend that was caused by a Christmas tree left with its lights on. When firefighters entered the house they found more than 100 snakes and […]

  • ‘Selena: The Series’ coming to Netflix; based on the life of the beloved late music star

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The story of late Tejano singer Selena is coming to Netflix. The streaming service on Tuesday announced an in-the-works scripted series based on the life of the beloved music star, whose full name was Selena Quintanilla. Netflix described “Selena: The Series” as a coming-of-age story that follows Quintanilla as “her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family and music.” Quintanilla’s family […]

  • Sarah Hyland reveals 2nd kidney transplant

    Sarah Hyland is doing well after a series of medical issues left her in and out of hospitals over the last few years. In a revealing interview with Self magazine, the “Modern Family” actress opened up about receiving a second kidney transplant and her endometriosis, a condition that occurs when tissue lining the uterus is found outside of the uterus. Hyland, who has kidney dysplasia, had her first transplant seven years ago. Her father was the donor. Two years ago, Hyland said, […]