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  • Full House episode ‘eerily similar’ to real life scandal for Lori Loughlin

    First an awkward interview with William H. Macy resurfaced after his wife, actress Felicity Huffman, was indicted in a major college-admissions scandal. Now an episode of Full House has emerged that’s sure to prove cringeworthy to actress Lori Loughlin, also indicted Tuesday. The Week reports that in early 1993, “Be True to Your Preschool” originally aired, and its plot is “eerily similar” to the real-life storyline in which Loughlin is now entangled. In the episode, Becky Katsopolis (aka “Aunt Becky,” played by Loughlin) is mortified to find out that her […]

  • Trump campaign staffer sues president over alleged unwanted kiss

    WASHINGTON — A female staffer on President Trump’s 2016 campaign is suing the president, alleging that Trump gave her an unwanted kiss, partially on the mouth. Now Alva Johnson, 43, is suing, reports the Washington Post. Johnson, who is black, also alleges that her white, male peers on the campaign were paid more. As for the kiss: Johnson says she brought volunteers into an RV to take pictures with Trump during an August 2016 rally in Florida. As Trump was exiting […]

  • Teen wakes from 4-day coma to find she gave birth to surprise baby

    Ebony Stevenson, 18, was suffering from headaches, then started having seizures on the bathroom floor in early December. The UK college student’s mother called emergency services—and within three hours, she had her granddaughter in her arms, despite both herself and her daughter having no idea the teen was pregnant. Stevenson was put into an induced coma and woke up after four days, at which point the newborn was placed on her chest. “It sounds awful now, but I asked them […]

  • The tale of the USB stick found in frozen seal poop gets weirder

    NEW ZEALAND — “This is probably the weirdest set of coincidences in my life—ever,” says the owner of a USB stick found in a lump of frozen seal poop. Here’s how it unfolds: In December 2017, sea lion volunteer Amanda Nally found an ailing sea lion on a beach on New Zealand’s South Island and phoned a hotline. While the animal was being examined, Nally spotted the sea lion’s feces, which was collected and sent to a lab, explains the Guardian. When […]

  • ‘Anti-natalist’ suing parents for having him without his consent

    New vocab word for the day: anti-natalism. If you need a quick primer on what it means, just ask Raphael Samuel, a 27-year-old from India who’s suing his parents based on just that philosophy. To wit: He doesn’t think they had the right to force him to be born without his consent. The BBC notes that Samuel gets the seeming illogic behind the concept—after all, how can you ask someone who hasn’t been born yet if they agree to be born?—but his point […]

  • Teen nearly dies after swallowing toothpick in sandwich

    NEW YORK — He suffered from nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody stool, and fever for almost three weeks before doctors finally figured out what was wrong. The answer may seem almost funny—but by the time the mystery was solved, it had caused an infection that nearly killed him. What was the problem? The 18-year-old, a professional athlete who was on the road for training with his team at the time, had swallowed a 3-inch toothpick from a sandwich he ate. […]

  • Driver in fatal crash had dog’s Xanax in system, records say

    Marika Stone was cycling with two friends on the afternoon of Dec. 30, 2017, when the Bend, Ore., dentist was struck and instantly killed by a GMC Sierra that crossed the center line as it drove toward the group. Now, the trial has begun for the driver, who is charged with manslaughter in the 38-year-old’s death—and in court records filed this week, the Deschutes County District Attorney’s office says Shantel Lynn Witt had at least 11 medications in her system […]

  • Beagle busts man accused of smuggling 5,000 leeches at Toronto airport

    TORONTO — The beagle sat down next to the Canadian man at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Oct. 17, 2018, and the jig was up. Clued in by the dog, officials searched the man’s bags and found containers holding 5,000 leeches. National Geographic has the story, which it says hasn’t been made public; as such, the name of the “alleged illegal leech importer,” who has a court date Feb. 15 and was flying in from Russia when he was stopped, hasn’t been […]

  • Teen pulls more than 50,000 golf balls from ocean near golf courses

    Two years ago, a central California teen began what NPR calls a “Sisyphean task”—hauling hundreds of pounds of golf balls off the ocean floor, only to have them reenter the sea as golfers from five nearby golf courses (including Pebble Beach) hit them right back in. Alex Weber was just 16 when she first discovered the shocking sight while free diving. “You couldn’t see the sand,” she says, noting the seafloor was “completely white” from the sheer number of balls. And thus […]

  • Suspect has unlikely story of how 11-year-old had his baby

    NISKAYUNA, NY — A 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl claims it was all the work of a piece of cloth. Robert Cronin of Niskayuna, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child on Wednesday—the same day he told WTEN‘s Anya Tucker that the girl became pregnant only after touching a piece of clothing on which he’d ejaculated. “Do you understand why it would be hard for people to understand the reasoning behind this […]

  • Man with loaded gun and tactical-style clothing was going to church to ‘fulfill a prophecy,’ police say

    A phone call from alert restaurant staff in Seguin, Texas, may have prevented a horrific crime at a local church by a man who cops say was headed to “fulfill a prophecy.” The Houston Chronicle reports that 33-year-old Tony Albert was arrested Sunday morning on the street by cops who came across the “oddly dressed male wearing tactical style clothing” and “a surgical face shield” and carrying a loaded gun and additional ammunition, per police. Per KSAT, cops were alerted to Albert’s presence […]

  • Man gets creepy ‘wake-up call’ from his security camera

    PHOENIX – When your security camera makes you feel less secure, there might be a problem. Especially when a voice emanating from the other end claims to be a “white hat hacker” from the “Anonymous Calgary Hivemind.” That’s what Andy Gregg tells the Arizona Republic happened a few weeks ago, when the real estate agent was in his Phoenix backyard and heard a voice speaking to him through the Nest Cam IQ camera inside his home, “in the creepiest way possible,” per Motherboard. “Who is […]

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