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  • Poland Spring bottled water is a ‘colossal fraud,’ lawsuit claims

    MAINE – Nestle’s Poland Spring bottled water does come from Maine, but its state of origin isn’t the issue being raised in a class-action lawsuit against the company. In what they call a “colossal fraud,” 11 plaintiffs in eight states argue the “100% Natural Spring Water” is actually “ordinary groundwater” drawn from wells “in low-lying populated areas near potential sources of contamination,” including a landfill and ash pile, per Courthouse News. The FDA classifies spring water as “derived from an […]

  • Alabama parents of 3 now expecting sextuplets after ‘trying again for another one’

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama couple and their three children are preparing for the family to more than double after finding out mom is pregnant with sextuplets, according to WHNT. Eric and Courtney Waldrop have been together since the eighth grade. They got married in 2004 and they always wanted a family. “I knew I wanted a houseful,” Courtney said. A few years later, the couple welcomed their first boy. “Then we had our twins in 2012,” Courtney added.  Now […]

  • Ohio teen saved by heart transplant dies on the first day of school

    GOSHEN, Ohio — As he prepared for his first day back to school — even posing for a photo on his front porch — there was no sign anything was wrong with 13-year-old Peyton West. But less than an hour later,  the 13-year-old passed away after being rushed to the hospital. WCPO reports that Peyton was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and needed three open-heart surgeries before his fifth birthday. His health took another turn in March, and he […]

  • New York teen who allegedly choked mom’s ex-boyfriend to death to stop attack is charged

    NEW YORK — A woman’s son has been charged after he allegedly choked his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death Monday after spotting the man beating her inside their New York City apartment, police said. Luis Moux, 18, of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to the NYPD. The 43-year-old ex-boyfriend, identified by police as Stanley Washington, also of the Bronx, showed up at the University Avenue apartment around 4:30 a.m. to talk to the mother, police said. The […]

  • Look for ‘shadow bands’ before and after the total solar eclipse

    A total solar eclipse will be seen across the United States on August 21st, but the entire show won’t be up in the sky. Mysterious shadow bands will streak across the landscape seconds before and after totality. NASA says that scientists don’t fully understand what they are. Shadow bands are described as thin wavy lines that move in parallel over plain-colored surfaces. NASA reports that there have been many attempts to explain the phenomenon over the years: “Because shadow bands […]

  • 4 terrorism suspects shot and killed in attempted attack near Barcelona

    CAMBRILS, Spain – Four terrorists were killed early Friday in Cambrils, Spain, and a fifth person is in police custody, Catalan police tweeted. Authorities say there is an ongoing police operation, but the situation is under control. One man in Cambrils posted video on Twitter he said was taken near his parents’ home in which a barrage of gunshots can be heard as people run for cover: Ahora mismo en #Cambrils (no son imágenes fuertes, solo se escuchan tiros). Primero en […]

  • Oregon man left partially blind by 1963 solar eclipse issues warning

    PORTLAND – A Portland man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, according to KPTV, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke. Back then, it was a total solar eclipse in Alaska and Canada, but the path of totality did not come through Oregon. Still, Louis Tomososki remembers being 16 years old and watching it unfold from the […]

  • Ohio father furious after 6-year-old son with special needs left on hot bus for hours

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland dad is furious after he says his 6-year-old son with special needs was left alone on a hot bus for more than four hours, according to WJW. “After an hour and they couldn’t tell me what was going on I started to get extremely worried,” said Trevelle Hargrove Sr. “I couldn’t understand why no one could tell me where my son was.” The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is investigating how his son, Trevelle, was left behind. […]

  • Couple who hired teen for babysitting job forced her into prostitution, officials say

    NEW JERSEY — A New Jersey couple hired a teenager as a babysitter but then allegedly forced her into prostitution until she escaped from the motel where they were keeping her, according to WPIX. Christopher White, 19, and Adria Regn, 28, asked the 17-year-old girl to babysit Regn’s two children in October of 2016, officials said. The teen, who knew White, went to a New Jersey motel, believing she would be babysitting the children. When she arrived, the couple allegedly forced […]

  • Obama’s tweet reacting to Charlottesville attack is most liked ever in Twitter history

    Former President Barack Obama’s tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the most liked tweet ever on the social network. Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” Saturday that said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more […]