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  • Puerto Rico suffers island-wide power outage in second largest black-out in history

    PUERTO RICO — Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage, Puerto Rico’s power authority said Wednesday — nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure and its electrical grid. The authority said it estimates power will be restored within 24 to 36 hours. The cause of the blackout is unclear. The Cleveland Indians are currently in Puerto Rico for their series against the Minnesota Twins. The team plans to play tonight’s game using back-up power. […]

  • ‘My darling Bar…’ Read a love letter Bush Sr. sent to Barbara Bush during World War II

    In 1943, George H.W. Bush was more than 40 years away from becoming the 41st President of the United States. He was 19 and serving in the Navy during World War II. He was also deeply in love with his fiancee, Ms. Barbara Pierce, who would go on to be a beloved First Lady. A handwritten letter from Bush to his bride-to-be is housed at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, and it offers an intimate […]

  • Pink and kids ‘Beautiful’ People cover stars

    Pink has added some more beauty to her life. The singer, who is currently on her “Beautiful Trauma” tour, landed the cover of People magazine’s newly renamed “Beautiful” issue. The Grammy-winning artist is featured with her two children, toddler son Jameson Moon and six-year-old daughter, Willow Sage, with husband Carey Hart. She talked to the publication about the uncertainty of parenting. Grammy Winner @Pink Graces the Cover of PEOPLE’s Beautiful Issue with Her Two Kids #TheBeautifulIssue — People (@people) […]

  • Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme that could help combat pollution

    Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world’s worst pollution problems. Researchers from Britain’s University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme found in a waste recycling center a few years ago in Japan. They say the enzyme, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, is able to “eat” polyethylene terephthalate, PET, which was patented as a plastic […]

  • McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    ARIZONA — Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home state since late last year, is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection, his office said Monday. In a statement, his office said, “On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.” The statement also included a progress report on McCain’s […]

  • Shark attack halts Australian surfing competition

    A shark attack on a surfer in Australia has forced the temporary suspension of an international surfing competition. The victim, a man in his 30s, was bitten on the leg by a shark off Gracetown in Western Australia on Monday morning. He managed to paddle back to shore and a rescue helicopter ferried him to hospital. Surf photographer Peter Jovic told the ABC news he had witnessed the attack. “[I] saw the guy who had been attacked get separated from […]

  • Carrie Underwood makes powerful return to the stage after injuring her face

    Carrie Underwood gave her first public performance since an accident in November left her with a broken wrist and a facial injury. The singer, who appeared fully recovered, gave a powerful delivery of her new single “Cry Pretty” at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. The crowd responded with a standing ovation that lasted nearly a minute. Underwood shared on her website in January that she had fallen on the porch of her Nashville home, resulting in a broken wrist […]

  • Battle over sales taxes on online purchases heads to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON, DC – Should you pay sales tax on your online purchases? Chances are good you already do, even though the law requires online retailers to collect the tax only in states where they have a physical presence. Amazon and Walmart, two of the giants of online retailing, collect sales tax on all their sales in the 45 states that have a statewide sales tax. But many other smaller retailers don’t collect sales tax unless they have a physical presence in the […]

  • Beyoncé makes history with Coachella performance; Internet goes crazy

    Beyoncé performed for throngs of screaming fans Saturday night at Coachella after a year’s wait. “Y’all ready Coachella?,” she asked the crowd as she opened her set, becoming the first woman of color to headline the music festival in Indio, California. Excited fans had a new nickname for this year’s festival: Beychella. Other headliners included the Weeknd and Eminem. “Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” Beyoncé said, before singing “Run the World […]

  • Giant Eagle voluntarily recalls products containing romaine lettuce

    CLEVELAND–  Giant Eagle Incorportated is voluntarily recalling multiple products prepared with romaine lettuce. The recall comes after a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notice on romaine lettuce sourced by a supply partner from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. The lettuce is to blame for a multi-state  E. coli outbreak, according to the CDC. This includes romaine lettuce products sold at Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo locations in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.  The products were packaged from April […]

  • Philadelphia police chief defends officers in Starbucks arrests

    PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross is defending the actions of officers seen in a viral video arresting two men at a Starbucks. The video, which has racked up millions of views since it was posted to Twitter on Thursday, shows Philadelphia police officers arresting two African-American men inside a Starbucks location. A white man in the video is heard saying he was meeting with the men and calls the arrest “ridiculous.” @Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered […]

  • 911 operator to return to work after Ohio student Kyle Plush’s death

    CINCINNATI, OH — A 911 operator who was placed on leave after a teen’s death will return to work Wednesday. Police spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy couldn’t say if that operator, Amber Smith, would face any discipline because an internal investigation is continuing. Smith took the second call Kyle Plush placed to 911 as he suffocated in his van outside Seven Hills School. According to documents from an internal review obtained by WCPO, Smith said she couldn’t hear him. He’d be found […]