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  • Tauya Nenguke

    ‘Instinct kicked in:’ Chick-fil-A manager saved life of customer who collapsed in cardiac arrest

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. —  Chick-fil-A saves lives. Literally. A man who went into cardiac arrest at a Chula Vista, California, location was saved in part by Tauya Nenguke, a quick-thinking manager at the restaurant. Nenguke, 22, was working the drive-thru on the evening of Sept. 11 when he said he noticed someone unconscious next to a car in the parking lot, according to CNN affiliate KGTV. Security camera footage showed Nenguke ran toward the man in the parking lot, and Nenguke told […]

  • Dutch men, Ties Granzier, Govert Sweep, arrested after they tried getting near Area 51

    ‘We just wanted to go:’ Dutch friends arrested after they tried getting near Area 51

    AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. — Two Dutch friends said they just wanted a good look at the mysterious Area 51 before leaving the U.S., but they ended up in a Nevada jail, instead. Ties Granzier, 20, and Govert Sweep, 21, were arrested about three miles deep into the Nevada National Security Site, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said. The site is near Area 51, which has been the focus of conspiracy theories for decades alleging the U.S. government keeps evidence about aliens […]

  • VA regional director on leave after veteran found covered in ants (PHOTOS: Laquana Ross)

    ‘What happened was unacceptable:’ VA regional director on leave after veteran found covered in ants

    DECATUR, Ga. — The head of the Veterans Health Administration announced a series of major changes at an assisted-living facility days after a dying Air Force veteran was twice found covered in ants in his bed. Joel Marrable, who served in Vietnam, was living out his final days at the Eagles’ Nest Community Living Center in the Atlanta VA Medical Center, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility. In the days before his death on Sept. 7, he was twice found […]

  • Dulce Maria Alavez

    Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old girl in New Jersey who may have been abducted from playground

    BRIDGETON, N.J. — New Jersey officials issued a statewide Amber Alert for a missing 5-year-old girl who authorities said might have been abducted from a playground on Monday, Sept. 16. The child, Dulce Maria Alavez, may have been taken by a light-skinned, possibly Hispanic male, the Bridgeton Police Department said. The possible abductor was described as between 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, with a thin build, no facial hair, and acne on his face. He was wearing orange sneakers, red pants, and […]

  • US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

    US Navy officials just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air, and while officials said they don’t know what the objects are, they’re not indulging any hints either. The objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena,” Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN. The clips, released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, appear to show fast-moving, oblong […]

  • General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Making cookies with Gold Medal flour this week? It may be best to check the date before you bake. On Monday, General Mills announced a voluntary recall of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for possible E. coli O26 contamination. The recall applies to five-pound bags stamped with a “better if used by” date of September 6, 2020. No other bags with other dates are affected. No illnesses linked to the product have been confirmed yet, General […]

  • Australian hiker rescued after crawling with broken leg for 2 days

    AUSTRALIA — An experienced Australian hiker crawled for two agonizing days, carrying his broken leg, to find help after falling down a waterfall during a solo mountain hike. Neil Parker, 54, was hiking on Mount Nebo, northwest of Brisbane, on Sunday when he tumbled six meters from the top of a waterfall, fracturing his leg and wrist. Parker splinted his shattered leg with hiking sticks before crawling for two days to find a clearing, where he hoped he would be […]

  • Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

    NEW YORK — Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading health organizations. They should also avoid diet drinks, flavored milks and sugary beverages and limit how much juice they drink, the guidelines said. […]

  • Thousands sign petition to remove sexist terms from Oxford Dictionaries

    NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) to remove “sexist” terms for women. According to the petition, posted on, the venerable publisher, which produces the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), offers a series of synonyms for woman, including “bitch, besom, piece, bit, mare, baggage, wench, petticoat, frail, bird, bint, biddy, filly.” Featuring the hashtags #IAmNotABitch and #SexistDictionary, the petition includes several excerpts, which it says are suggested usages of “woman.” These include: “Ms September […]

  • Mosquito-borne virus victim went from healthy to brain dead in 9 days

    MICHIGAN — A Michigan man went from healthy to brain dead in just nine days after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis, his brother said. Gregg McChesney, 64, was a “perfectly healthy, happy human being” less than two weeks before his August 19 death from the rare mosquito-borne virus, Mark McChesney told CNN affiliate WOOD. “…Within a matter of nine days he went from perfectly healthy to brain dead,” Mark McChesney said. “All of a sudden he had a seizure and next thing […]

  • Hurricanes rarely get close to Bermuda, but Category 3 Humberto may swipe the island Wednesday night

    HAMILTON, Bermuda — The year’s second major Atlantic hurricane is expected to deliver strong winds and large swells to Bermuda as it makes a rare pass Wednesday night just north of the Atlantic island territory. Humberto, a sprawling Category 3 storm, is packing sustained winds of 115 mph as it pushes east-northeast about 285 miles west of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday at 5 a.m. ET. “It is large enough in nature here to where we will have some of those outer […]

  • Lyft hit by 5 more alleged sexual assault, rape cases in 1 day

    NEW YORK — Lyft was hit with five more lawsuits on Tuesday by women who allege they were sexually assaulted or raped by drivers on its platform. Their allegations echo those of other women who’ve recently sued the company: That Lyft has been aware that its drivers were sexually assaulting and raping female passengers for years but has failed to take adequate steps to protect passengers and warn them of the issue. Four of the lawsuits are filed on behalf of named […]

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