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  • Harvey Weinstein accusers reach $44M deal over alleged sexual misconduct

    LOS ANGELES — Attorneys representing claims against Harvey Weinstein, his company and former associates have reached a $44 million settlement to resolve civil lawsuits over his alleged sexual misconduct. The attorneys told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Thursday they have a deal that will be paid by insurance policies — not the disgraced movie mogul. It allocates about $14 million for legal fees to Weinstein associates who are named as defendants in the lawsuits. The remaining $30 million will go to […]

  • An Army dad surprised his daughter with a huge graduation hug after years overseas

    FORT LAUDERDALE — Graduation day was already shaping up to be a huge moment in Kayla Tillman’s life, but it was made even more memorable by a surprise visit from her father, who’s been serving overseas in the Army for years. Staff Sgt. Anthony Tillman strode onto the stage during Sunday’s graduation for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, took off his uniform hat and gave his daughter a huge hug. “I felt like I was hugging […]

  • Police: Man collected missing mom’s benefit checks while her body was buried in their backyard

    PHOENIX — The last time anyone saw 97-year-old Leonie Shannon was in late December. In April, police were finally called to her Phoenix-area home for a wellness check. Her son, who was her caretaker, told authorities she had walked away from the house in the suburb of San Tan Valley four months prior, and it wasn’t the first time she had disappeared. Police became suspicious of Daniel Shannon. They said his story changed each time he was interviewed. On Wednesday, […]

  • K-9 unit tracks down $1.4 million of cocaine during a traffic stop

    HOUSTON — A drug task force officer and his K-9 partner Spyke sniffed out a huge and expensive stash of cocaine in the Houston area on Wednesday. They seized 29 kilograms of coke with a street value of $1.4 million during a traffic stop in the Kendleton area. It was quite a haul for the The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, a multi-agency initiative of the Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in Texas, Police said they arrested a […]

  • California woman, 102, forced out of home so landlord’s daughter can move in

    LOS ANGELES – A 102-year-old woman is being forced out of her home in Ladera Heights, according to KCBS. Family and friends of Thelma Smith are banding together after she received an eviction notice and is being forced to relocate. Smith’s landlord intends to move his daughter into the residence once she graduates from law school. Smith has lost most of her family over the years, including her husband, and her remaining family lives on the East Coast. Her family and […]

  • Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays

    COLORADO — The skyrocketing prices of insulin are a nationwide issue and Colorado has become the first state to pass legislation that tackles the problem. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Wednesday that places a $100 per month cap on insulin co-pays, regardless of how much insulin a patient uses. Insurance companies will pay anything more than the $100 co-pay, according to the new law. The law also enlists the Colorado attorney general to investigate the rising […]

  • Daniel Craig injured while filming ‘Bond 25’

    JAMAICA — Daniel Craig is set to undergo ankle surgery after sustaining an injury during the filming of “Bond 25.” The film’s official Twitter account posted the announcement, stating the actor, 51, will have a two-week rehabilitation period following the procedure. “BOND 25 update: Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same […]

  • Join a rideshare to the Great Barrier Reef with scUber

    QUEENSLAND, Australia — Update the ol’ Uber app because beginning Monday, May 27, for an extremely limited time, riders in select Queensland, Australia, cities will be able to request a ride out to the Great Barrier Reef. From May 27 through June 18, accessing the world’s largest coral reef system will suddenly be more easier — and more exclusive — than ever before. Neither snorkeling equipment nor diving licenses are required to experience this underwater wonderland since this Uber ride […]

  • Disney workers can enroll at a Florida college — and Disney will pay for it

    ORLANDO — Disney is going to pick up the tab for workers who attend the University of Central Florida. The company and UCF made the announcement on Thursday. The university is the state’s largest and is only a short drive away from the Walt Disney World Resort, which makes it convenient for workers pursuing an education. For those who don’t want to make the 30-mile drive to the main campus, there are 10 fully online programs they can access, Disney […]

  • Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in 3 months

    NEW YORK — Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company. That number is only slightly less than the 2.38 billion monthly active users Facebook has around the world. For comparison, Facebook disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts in the previous quarter and 694 million between October and December 2017. The new numbers were released Thursday in the company’s third Community Standards Enforcement report. Facebook will begin releasing this report quarterly starting next […]

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    ‘143 Day:’ Inaugural statewide day of kindness in Pennsylvania in honor of Mister Rogers

    HARRISBURG, Penn. — Beloved children’s television star Fred Rogers had a special code to let the people in his neighborhood know that he cared. The late star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” would say to his friends, “1-4-3,” which stood for the number of letters in the words “I love you.” The Pennsylvania native best remembered for changing his shoes and zipping up his cardigan was honored for his kindness by his home state Thursday, May 23. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf […]

  • Austin West

    12-year-old saved 4 siblings, helped nanny extinguish fire while parents were on vacation

    NORTH NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida family was safe after a mini fridge caught fire in their home, thanks to 12-year-old Austin West. “I just wanted to get them out of the house real quick and put it out,” said West. West was up past his bedtime playing Xbox when he smelled something burning. After realizing it was coming from his brother’s bedroom, he quickly woke up all four of his siblings and brought them downstairs. “Then, Austin took the […]

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