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  • A new ‘Bill & Ted’ movie is actually happening

    LOS ANGELES — Most excellent news for supporters of the “everything old is new again” trend in Hollywood: Bill and Ted are making a new movie. Hammerstone Studios on Wednesday announced that production will begin this summer on a third installment of the “Bill & Ted” franchise, with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter set to reprise their roles as the duo of metalhead slackers. The stars confirmed the news in a video. “It is all because of you guys, and […]

  • Mom on popular family YouTube channel accused of pepper-spraying, starving her children

    MARICOPA, Ariz. – The “Fantastic Adventures” YouTube channel has racked up more than 250 million views with its adorable cast of seven adopted children, silly topics and charmingly low-fi visual effects. Behind the scenes, though, the children told a different story. A welfare check last week found the home was a den of abuse in which their mother would withhold food and water for days at a time, pepper-spray them, force them to take ice baths and lock them in […]

  • Photo: Massive fire doesn’t worry golfers nearby

    DEER PARK, Texas — What is it with people and golf? A photo taken at the Battleground Golf Course in Deer Park, Texas, shows golfers on the driving range calmly swinging away against a backdrop of black smoke from a petrochemical facility fire nearby. That fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company was extinguished early Wednesday — a day after the photo was taken. Some schools in the area closed and people were told to shelter in place when the flames first broke […]

  • Apple announces AirPods 2 with wireless charging case, better battery life and ‘Hey Siri’

    CALIFORNIA — The Apple product surprises keep rolling out this week. For the third day in a row, the iPhone maker quietly launched new gadgets ahead of a press event scheduled for Monday that will likely focus on the launch of its rumored streaming service. The company announced Wednesday its next-generation wireless earbuds, AirPods 2. It features a wireless charging case, improved battery life and hands-free access to its Siri voice assistant. The set will be available in two options: […]

  • Hundreds of hotel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online

    SOUTH KOREA — About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in hotel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday. Two men have been arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country. Police said there was no indication the businesses were complicit in the scheme. In South Korea, small hotels of the type involved in this […]

  • Daddy-daughter hair care class teaches dads how to braid child’s hair

    ELYRIA, Ohio — These dads are sick and tired of relying on other folks to do their daughters hair. “Were always taking pictures and my wife later on looks and she’s like, ‘What were you doing? What did you do? Why didn’t you call someone to help,'” said Frank Whitfield. Whitfield and a handful of other dads learned to braid, ponytail and even add some cute bows all by themselves. “These are our princesses, they are a reflection of us,” said […]

  • A rare giant sunfish weighing more than a car washes up on a beach in Australia

    COORONG, Australia — A weird-looking, enormous sunfish was discovered by two fishermen on the shore at Coorong National Park in South Australia over the weekend. The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) was spotted at the mouth of the Murray River by Steven Jones, the supervisor of a cockle fishing crew, and his colleague Hunter Church. “He thought it was a piece of driftwood as they were driving past on the work truck,” Jones’ partner Linette Grzelak, who posted the photos of the fish […]

  • Woman arrested after 96-year-old father, pets found in home infested with hundreds of rats

    OJAI, Calif. — An Ojai woman was arrested after authorities discovered her 96-year-old father and several pets in her supposed care were found living in horrific conditions, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release, according to KTLA. Catherine Ann Vandermaesen was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony elder abuse and misdemeanor animal neglect after Adult Protective Services (APS) contacted sheriff’s deputies to check on the well-being of Vandermaesen’s 74-year-old sister, who was also living at the […]

  • Dog recovering after being left beaten, tied to light pole

    LOS ANGELES — A dog was found after suffering a severe beating that broke her jaw in several places and was left tied to a light pole in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, according to KTLA. Thanks to a Good Samaritan, the dog is recovering and has a chance at a better life, but she still faces reconstructive surgery and a long road to recovery. The 8-pound chihuahua mix was found tied to a light pole in Boyle Heights Saturday […]

  • Spaceflight is activating herpes in astronauts

    The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have viruses like herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate, according to new NASA research. The reason may be the same for viral reactivation on Earth: stress. Samples of blood, urine and saliva were collected from astronauts before, during and after short space shuttle flights and long-term International Space Station missions. Herpes viruses reactivated in more than half of the astronauts. The study published last week in the journal Frontiers in […]

  • Cindy McCain posts stranger’s hateful message about John McCain and their daughter

    Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, posted a hateful message she received from a stranger the same day President Donald Trump disparaged her late husband. McCain posted a photo of the private message on Twitter and wrote, “I want to make sure all of you could see how kind and loving a stranger can be. I’m posting her note for her family and friends could see.” The message said the sender was “glad” the late Arizona Republican is […]

  • Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

    Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study. Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and consumed more than 700 ml of tea per day — about two large cups — had a 90% higher risk of esophageal cancer, when compared to those who drank less tea […]

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