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  • Kansas mail carrier, community help get 65-year-old woman air conditioner

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — With the “feels like” temperatures in triple digits, it’s hard to find refuge from the heat. But one Kansas woman got the help she needs from an unlikely source: her mail carrier. “It makes me feel overwhelmed. I’m thankful, very thankful,” Lovie Weekly said. Weekly said her air conditioner broke years ago, and she never fixed it. Since that time, the 65-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair has been counting on her fans to keep her […]

  • New Hampshire schools to provide students with free pads, tampons

    Students in New Hampshire won’t have to worry about not having access to pads and tampons thanks to new state legislation. Free pads and tampons will now be required in all gender-neutral and girl’s bathrooms in public middle and high schools in the state. “Providing menstrual hygiene products in public school restrooms is long overdue,” said state Sen. Martha Hennessey, the prime sponsor of the bill. “Cost and stigma can cause a lack of access to these products for New Hampshire students, which negatively […]

  • Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica; ministry urges caution

    19 people have died from consuming alcohol tainted with toxic levels of methanol in Costa Rica, where the Ministry of Health issued a national alert. 14 men and five women ranging from 32 to 72 years old have died in several cities across the country since the beginning of June, the ministry said. The government has confiscated about 30,000 bottles of alcohol suspected to be tainted, affecting several brands. The Ministry of Health advised against consuming alcohol from a number of brands […]

  • Chicago family says police have raided their home 3 times – by mistake

    CHICAGO, Ill. — A family said Chicago police have raided their south side home several times – by mistake. Krystal Archie and her children said the raids have happened three times in four months. The family, their lawyer and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are all calling for reform. Officers are supposed to knock and announce who they are, but the family said that’s not what happened. They claimed the officers burst in, pointed guns at their heads and destroyed the furniture. […]

  • Sandwiches, salads sold at Target, Fresh Market recalled due to Listeria concerns

    The Fresh Market and Target are recalling some of their salads and sandwiches due to a potential listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Elevation Foods says containers of Archer Farms-branded egg salad; Freskët brand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms-branded deviled egg sandwiches made June 18 all fall under the recall. The Fresh Market said the Thai Lobster Salad sold by the pound in the chain’s self-serve seafood salad bar and pre-packaged containers […]

  • California couple arrested for strangling, killing newborn in hospital immediately following birth

    OXNARD, Calif. – An Oxnard couple was arrested Friday on suspicion of strangling and killing the woman’s newborn baby boy after she had just given birth to him at a hospital, officials said. Officers responded to a call about a suspicious injury at St. John’s Medical Center at about 7:53 a.m. and were told an infant was in serious condition and had “suspicious injuries,” the Oxnard Police Department said in a news release. During an investigation, detectives found the child’s mother, […]

  • Women describe haunting interactions with suspected child killer when they were teens

    ST. LOUIS, Miss. – They worked for a dangerous sexual predator and suspected killer in the middle of his crime spree. But as teen girls, they didn’t know the danger they faced. In 1997, Earl Cox was leading an online child porn ring while escaping scrutiny for a child kidnapping and murder that police believe he committed. Jessica Mills was 17. Cox picked her out of a crowd to work for him. “A lot of emotions come through; like, ‘How […]

  • Poll: 10 most admired men, women in the world

    Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America, but also in the world, according to a new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama’s name came up a lot, along with her husband’s. Barack Obama is not the most admired man in the world, however. Neither is President Trump (14), who will not be happy to learn that he sits four spots below […]

  • Woman recovering after freak lawnmower accident slices open her neck

    BRIDGEWATER, S.D. – A South Dakota woman is recovering after a freak lawnmower accident sliced open her neck, KSFY reports. It could have been much worse. A flying piece of debris narrowly missed critical parts of her neck including her carotid artery and trachea. “I thought that I got hit by a rock, it felt like something hit me, and then fell off me. I didn’t know that my neck had been sliced open,” Kendra Jensen said. Her husband, Andy […]

  • Baby born July 11 at 7:11 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 11 ozs. receives $7,111 from 7-Eleven

    ST. LOUIS – 7-Eleven is donating an auspicious amount of money to the college fund of a St. Louis girl who was born on July 11 at 7:11 p.m. weighing seven pounds and 11 ounces – $7,111. Rachel Langford of St. Louis gave birth to daughter J’Aime Brown on 7-Eleven day, July 11 — yes, 7/11. “After catching wind of the incredible news, 7-Eleven decided to pledge $7,111 to the newborn’s college fund to honor her entry to the world,” […]

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