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  • 93-year-old takes late wife’s photo to restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her

    GLENNVILLE, Ga.– True love does exist. Just look at Clarence Purvis and you’ll know it’s true. Clarence, 93, was with the love of his life, Carolyn, for more than six decades. They had three children together.  She passed away four years ago. But, her memory still lives on every single day. “Ain’t nobody loved one another more than me and my wife loved one another,” Clarence told WTOC. Clarence takes photos of Carolyn with him to his favorite Georgia restaurant […]

  • Another elderly woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into plane engine, grounding flight

    ANQUING, China – For the second time this year, an elderly passenger grounded an airplane in China by tossing coins into the engine for good luck before the flight, according to an Agence France Presse report. On Wednesday, authorities detained a 76-year-old woman – who was already flying with Lucky Air – after she apparently threw a several coins into the aircraft for good measure. The flight was scheduled to take off Wednesday from an airport in the city of […]

  • Times Square hotel selling bagel for $1,000

    MANHATTAN — Forget bagels with schmear and lox, a Times Square hotel is serving up a $1,000 bagel. The Westin New York hotel’s extravagant bagel will feature Alba white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused Riesling jelly, and gold leaf flakes. This is not your humble New York City breakfast. Westin first debuted the pricey breakfast in 2007, but the bagel only stayed on their menu for a few months. The bagel’s return a decade later will be limited. It will […]

  • KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter for this brilliant reason

    We’re not sure if the guy who goes by the Twitter handle @edgette22 does any detective work on the side, but he may want to look into it. Mashable reports the online sleuth made a startling find during what must have been a day filled with downtime, and it involves KFC’s Twitter account. “@KFC follows 11 people,” he tweeted Thursday, before going on to detail exactly who those 11 are: “5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.” .@KFC follows […]

  • New father accused of selling heroin from baby daughter’s maternity ward

    GREENSBURG, Pa. – Police arrested a 25-year-old man for selling heroin from a room in the same hospital where his newborn child was staying, according to WPMT. Cody Hulse, of Latrobe, was visiting his baby at Excela Westmoreland Hospital Thursday when he was arrested, police say. Hulse was allegedly dealing the narcotic inside the maternity ward where his baby daughter was being cared for, according to WPVI. He allegedly admitted to selling heroin and was found to be in possession of […]

  • 10-year-old piano prodigy spends his recess playing music for first-graders

    FOLSOM, Calif. –  — Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall, Chopin at Manchester’s Concert Hall – and Nathan Zhang at Theodore Judah Elementary school in California. You won’t find the audience dressed in ball gowns and tuxedos at Theodore Judah, but the classical music pouring into the Folsom lunchroom is competition for even the greatest performers. “I realized I really enjoyed playing for them,” said Nathan Zhang, a piano prodigy. At his own request, a couple of times a week, 10-year-old Nathan skips […]

  • Colorado Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker question about gun control

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A Colorado Cub Scout who said he was kicked out of his den for asking a lawmaker too tough of a question is getting some big name support. Ames Mayfield said he was told he could no longer participate in Scouts with his current group after a Scout activity involving a question-and-answer session with Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble. “He was supposed to research and ask a question that impacts our community,” his mother Lori Mayfield told […]

  • Bodies of 2 U.S. sailors found in same home 4 days apart

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Investigators suspect drug overdoses killed two Navy submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same Georgia house four days apart. Authorities are awaiting results of toxicology tests following the strange back-to-back deaths at an off-base home near Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, said Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler, a spokeswoman for the Navy’s Submarine Forces Command. “It is our understanding from the initial reports that it is an apparent drug overdose for both sailors,” Self-Kyler said in an […]

  • Kelly describes in emotional detail what happens after a soldier is killed in action

    WASHINGTON – White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement on Thursday, explained in detail what happens when a soldier is killed in action. During the White House press briefing, Kelly said most Americans don’t know what happens when a soldier dies in combat. He offered a gripping description: “Their buddies wrap them up in whatever passes as a shroud. Puts them on a helicopter and sends them home. Their first stop is […]

  • VIDEO: Security guard shot in Las Vegas massacre breaks silence

    The security guard who approached Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite before the massacre said he heard “drilling sounds” before he was shot through the door. In an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” set to air Wednesday, Jesus Campos recounts for the first time on TV the night of the shooting. Campos was wounded by Paddock on October 1, minutes before the gunman sprayed gunfire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from a hotel room in […]