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  • After being best friends for 17 years, these women just found out they’re actually sisters

    PHILADELPHIA  — Best friends Ashley Thomas and Latoya Wimberly have a lot in common. As children, they had identical gaps in their front teeth, high cheekbones, and the same complexion. They even wore the same size in shoes. From music to fashion, they shared a lot of the same interests. And, at one point, they dated brothers. It was an “unbreakable bond,” Wimberly told CNN. They had met once before, but it was at a birthday party in 2004, when […]

  • Woman arrested after posting stinky cash bond for suspect in drug case

    HOUMA, LA (WGNO) — It just smelled bad from the start, like pot. That’s what Terrebonne Parish deputies say led to the arrest of a woman who was there to post bond for an inmate. Now she faces drug charges, too. According to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, on noon on Friday, March 5, a woman paid $5,000 in cash to bond out an inmate in the jail who was being held on narcotics charges. Deputies say the cash had […]

  • Worm supermoon is illuminating the sky this week

    NEW YORK — A supermoon heralding spring will light up the sky Sunday and Monday. The true full moon occurs Monday, but it will appear full for three days from early Sunday until early Wednesday, according to NASA. For those in the US, March’s full moon also happens during Daylight Saving Time — so don’t forget to “spring forward” and set those clocks an hour ahead. Supermoons occur when the moon is within 90% of perigee, or its closest approach to Earth […]

  • 4-year-old Iowa girl regains eyesight after losing vision to flu

    IOWA — An Iowa girl who lost her vision after almost dying from the flu has regained her eyesight, her mother said. Just weeks after leaving the hospital in January following her recovery from the flu, family members noticed that Jade DeLucia, 4, suddenly was walking by herself to the bathroom, without touching the walls. Testing it, family members asked her where her uncle was. Jade walked right to him. “From there, it was almost an instant thing,” Jade’s mother, Amanda […]

  • 5 reasons you should take a nap on National Napping Day

    NEW YORK — If you feel like calling it a day and dozing off for a bit, don’t feel bad — Monday is National Napping Day. It can be hard to find the time to rejuvenate and recover amid daily responsibilities, but napping has benefits that could help you level up in your overall health and productivity — meaning there’s no reason to feel as if you’re lazy for indulging in a little you-time. Here are five reasons why you […]

  • Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

    CALIFORNIA  — A preliminary 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California Sunday night, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake occurred near Petrolia, California, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of damage. No tsunami warnings or watches have been issued as a result, according to the Tsunami Warning Center.

  • CPR has improved, here’s what to do (and sing) to save a life

    NEW YORK — It only takes two hands to save a life. Your two hands, pushing strongly on the chest bone in a regular beat, can take the place of a heart that has stopped. In essence, you become the heart, pumping valuable oxygen-rich blood to the brain and all of the vital organs, slowing the countdown to death. “The chance of survival goes down by 10% for every minute without CPR,” said Dr. Comilla Sasson, vice president of the […]

  • An EasyJet plane was forced to turn back twice because of drunk passengers

    NEW YORK — An easyJet flight from Manchester, UK to Alicante in Spain was forced to return to its stand twice because of rowdy behavior by passengers. Two separate groups of passengers were involved in Thursday’s incidents, according to a statement from easyJet, which linked the delay to the consumption of alcohol. “We are aware that some passengers were drinking their own alcohol onboard and prior to flight in the terminal,” the airline said. “Police met the aircraft to remove the passengers before […]

  • Need a coronavirus refund for your hotel or vacation rental? It’s complicated

    NEW YORK  — Michael Moldofsky booked a seven-bedroom rental house in Austin, Texas, months in advance using the vacation rental site VRBO. The Los Angeles-based consultant planned to attend Zoholics, an annual software conference. Now, Austin has declared a local state of disaster because of concerns about the coronavirus. The conference, like the Austin festival SXSW, is called off. That means Moldofsky is out $3,434, money that VRBO refused to refund. “They’ve made no resources available that I’m aware of,” said Moldofsky. “I’m […]

  • 15-year-old girl beaten in Crown Heights, NY

    ‘She’s messed up:’ Family of 15-year-old brutally beaten, robbed speak out; 5 of 18 charged

    CROWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — Family of a 15-year-old girl who was brutally beaten and robbed in Brooklyn spoke out Saturday, March 7 as police said several of the attackers turned themselves in. “My granddaughter, her spirits are broke,” said Pamela Thompson, victim’s grandmother. Thompson described her granddaughter’s injuries in the wake of the gang-style attack on Thursday, March 5 on Utica Avenue in Crown Heights. “She has a concussion,” said Thompson. “She has a lot of bruises, you know, but […]

  • Plumbing malfunction had wine flowing from faucets, showers in Northern Italy

    Plumbing malfunction had wine flowing from faucets, showerheads in Northern Italy

    CASTELVETRO, Italy — No one likes plumbing issues, but this is one many people might not mind. Red wine flowed from a faucet for a few hours on Wednesday, March 4 in Castelvetro in Northern Italy. A malfunction at a local winery sent 1,000 liters of ready-to-be-bottled wine through the water pipes of about 20 homes. The wine flowed from faucets and showerheads for a few hours. Local government officials said there was no health risk to residents. The town’s […]

  • Counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush seizure in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Border Patrol agents seized 1,400+ counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush heads

    PHILADELPHIA — Border Patrol agents in Philadelphia seized a shipment of counterfeit toothbrushes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the more than 1,400 fake Oral-B toothbrush heads would’ve gone for more than $12,000 at the suggested retail price. This was CBP’s second Oral-B toothbrush head seizure in five months. In November, Philadelphia officers seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B toothbrushes shipped from China. Agents said the latest seizure came from Turkey. CBP officers initially examined the express delivery shipment on Feb. […]

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