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  • Neil Diamond announces retirement from concert touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

    NEW YORK – Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from concert touring as he battles Parkinson’s disease. Australian and New Zealand tour dates have been canceled, according to a statement on his website. He will, however, continue to write, record and pursue new projects. The retirement announcement was made Monday, Jan. 22 “due to his recent diagnosis.” According to the statement on his website, “the onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on […]

  • Boy dies after doctors remove 10-pound tumor covering his face

    A 10-pound tumor with the potential to suffocate or break the neck of the Cuban 14-year-old whose face it was covering was successfully removed in Miami, but then things took a turn. The Miami Herald reports Emanuel Zayas died Friday night due to kidney and lung complications at the Holtz Children’s Hospital. Emanuel suffered from polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, which USA Today reports spurs the body to grow something akin to scar tissue instead of bone; his family initially thought the […]

  • Woman missing after falling overboard from Carnival cruise ship into Gulf of Mexico

    NEW ORLEANS – A 44-year-old woman who was a passenger on the Carnival Triumph went overboard a day after leaving New Orleans, according to WGNO. The five-day cruise left the Port of New Orleans on January 20, and the woman was “seen going overboard” into the Gulf of Mexico on January 22, according to Carnival Cruise Line Manager of Corporate Communications Christine de la Huerta. Search and rescue operations are underway, and Carnival’s CARE team has been in touch with […]

  • 98-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran goes to court to fight eviction

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — He may have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but World War II veteran Reverend James Blakely isn’t so sure he’ll win his latest battle when he heads to Brooklyn Housing Court. Ironically, his landlord, Black Veterans for Social Justice, is trying to evict the 98-year-old man, saying he owes six years back rent for his studio apartment.. “One thing I am stunned by is, the Black Veterans for Social Justice gifted this apartment […]

  • Dad, daughter found dead in home sought help to fix furnace

    NILES, Mich. — An 81-year-old man and his daughter had looked for help to get their furnace fixed just days before their bodies were found inside a cold home in Michigan, according to the South Bend Tribune. The bodies of Albert Bivins and Patricia Bivins were found at their home in Niles, Michigan, on Jan. 3. They reportedly had visited the Ferry Street Resource Center to get help after their furnace stopped working just days before their deaths. Greg Nasstrom, director of the […]

  • Woman says dog helped save her life when she fell in icy pond trying to rescue him

    MADISON, Ala. – An Alabama woman was unable to save the life of her beloved beagle after it fell through thin ice into a pond, but she says her dog’s last actions may have saved her own life after she, too, tumbled into the frigid water while trying to rescue the pup. Madison Fire and Rescue rescued Sarah Bailey from icy water at an apartment complex on Continental Drive Wednesday night. She said the entire experience was traumatizing. “I was for […]

  • Fifth grader unknowingly passes out medical marijuana gummies at school

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A fifth grader was suspended and her parents are now under investigation after she passed out gummy bears at her New Mexico elementary school, unaware the candy contained THC, a local TV station reported Thursday. The unknowing fifth grader allegedly handed out the candy to fourth graders at Albuquerque School of Excellence’s cafeteria. Three students ate a single gummy, and the girl who brought the THC-laced candy ate three or four, KRQE reports. “I started feeling really dizzy. […]

  • Las Vegas gunman had ‘several hundred images of child porn,’ new report says

    LAS VEGAS – Authorities on Friday released a preliminary investigative report on the Las Vegas shooting in response to large public interest in the case. Many questions — such as the motive — remain unanswered since the October 1 massacre in which 58 were killed and hundreds injured when the gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the […]

  • Man accused of impersonating doctor at California hospital

    SAN DIEGO – A man arrested for impersonating a Harvard-educated doctor at a Southern California hospital pleaded not guilty in court Friday. Prosecutors say Zaid Jeorge had fooled both doctors and staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital for weeks, according to KSWB. He was seen periodically at the hospital beginning sometime after Christmas until a hospital administrator discovered his alleged ruse on Jan. 11. When that medical manager questioned him in the doctor’s lounge, he gave her a story she said […]

  • Man mistakes bank drive-thru for Taco Bell, gets DUI after ordering burrito: Sheriff

    SPRING HILL, Fla. – An allegedly intoxicated Florida driver looking for a bite to eat ended up with a DUI after mistaking a bank drive-thru for Taco Bell, according to WFTS. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office got a call Wednesday afternoon from a Bank of America manager reporting an intoxicated man passed out behind the wheel, who had been blocking access to the ATM. The caller said that, after repeated attempts to rouse the Tampa man, later identified by police […]

  • ‘Come get it’ Facebook post leads to 7 arrests in Indiana drug bust

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – An Indiana police department has a Facebook post to thank for the arrest of seven people. Authorities in Johnson County executed a search warrant Wednesday after investigating a Facebook post that read, “Come get it” with a picture of what appeared to be medical marijuana, according to WXIN. Investigators with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found the Facebook post by Andrew Konchinsky, 26, 14 hours after posting it, court documents say. When they went to a Greenwood […]

  • Teacher holds snow-day English class live on Facebook

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An English teacher at Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis didn’t let a few snow days keep her from helping students with their class assignment. Candous Brown took to Facebook Wednesday morning for a live teaching session with about 40 of her students, according to WREG. It was Brown’s first shot at Facebook live and she says after the initial jitters it was like a walk in the park. “This is my first time going live. I’ve never […]