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  • What you need to know about ticks

    (CNN) — As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter temperatures. Worry, though, is unnecessary since prevention is possible. Here’s a simple guide to all things tick: What are ticks? Ticks are not insects, said Goudarz Molaei, a research scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. They […]

  • Great white shark leaps into fisherman’s boat

    (CNN) — It was the catch of a lifetime — and like something from a “Sharknado” movie. Fisherman Terry Selwood, 73, is still trying to wrap his head around how it all happened. Selwood was fishing off of Evans Head on Australia’s east coast on Saturday when a great white shark suddenly leaped out of the ocean beside him. “The bloody thing just jumped in my boat,” Selwood told ABC News Australia. The shark was later measured at almost 9 […]

  • California grandmother writes nearly 7,000 letters to troops overseas

    A California woman has made it her mission to send letters to the heroes serving this country overseas. It started years ago with her son, who served in the Vietnam war. At a time when most conversations are instant Alleen Cooper proves the art of letter-writing isn’t lost The 98-year-old started sending letters to American troops back during World War II. They’ve gone to soldiers in harm’s way and the wounded in hospitals. “One in Florida, he had to have a […]

  • WWII vet gets high school diploma after 71 Years

    (CNN) — It’s never too late to graduate. That’s the lesson World War II veteran Milton Mockerman shared with the Kalkaska High School class of 2017 with whom he graduated on Saturday. Mockerman, 89, received an honorary diploma from the school and participated in its graduation ceremony, fulfilling his lifelong dream of earning a high school degree — 71 years later than expected. “We got a phone call from Milton Mockerman wondering if there were any classes he could take […]

  • Group sets world record with American flag made out of Mega Bloks

    Omaha, NE (KMTV) — A group of volunteers in Omaha has set the Guinness World Record for “largest image built with interlocking plastic bricks.” The project was spearheaded by 2017 Omaha Westside graduate John Lang, who wanted to use his love of Legos and Mega Bloks to honor his country. He got the idea to build a 60-foot American flag, and acquired almost 700,000 pieces through donations to do so. Over the weekend, Lang and the group completed the task […]

  • Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of DUI

    (CNN) — Golf legend Tiger Woods was arrested around 3 a.m. Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida, Jupiter police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said. Woods was booked into a local jail and released on his own recognizance with no bond a few hours later, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s online records. Woods, 41, who has undergone multiple back surgeries in recent years, hasn’t played competitive golf since he was forced to pull […]

  • North Korea stages 3rd missile test in 3 weeks

    (CNN) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile test Monday, its third in a little over three weeks. The short-range ballistic missile traveled an estimated 248 miles, splashing down within Japan’s exclusive economic zone, an area of sea where commercial ships are known to operate, according to statements from both the Japanese government and the South Korean military. South Korea and Japan immediately issued strong protests, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promising “concrete action” in response to the test, […]

  • Navy skydiver dies when parachute fails to open

    (CNN) — A member of the Navy’s skydiving team was killed Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned during a team jump, the Navy said. The team, known as the Leap Frogs, was conducting a coordinated jump into Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey as part of planned Fleet Week activities for New York Harbor, Rear Admiral John C. “Jack” Scorby Jr. said at a news briefing. The parachute of the team member, a Navy SEAL, failed to open properly […]

  • 8 killed in Mississippi shooting spree during domestic violence situation

    (CNN) — A sheriff’s deputy and seven other people were shot dead overnight in southern Mississippi, authorities said Sunday. Authorities identified Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy William Durr, 36, as the slain officer according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. The MBI said the shootings started around 11:30 p.m. at an address in Bogue Chitto, where the deputy and three females were found dead. Another crime scene was found in Brookhaven, where the bodies of two boys were found. There also […]

  • North Korea fires ballistic missile, South Korea says

    (CNN) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Monday morning that landed in the ocean, the US military said. South Korea and Japan immediately protested the missile launch, the most recent test-firing by North Korea as it seeks to develop nuclear weapons that can reach US military bases. The missile was fired at 5:39 a.m. local time (4:39 p.m. Sunday ET) from an area near Wonsan, Kangwon province, toward the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, according to a […]

  • A year without Harambe

    CINCINNATI (AP) — No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. It has been one full year since we lost Harambe. Gone but never forgotten. Life without you has been rough but you are forever in our memory pic.twitter.com/ScuvRnYXOv — Fill Werrell (@FillWerrell) May 28, 2017 The zoo’s dangerous-animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28 was […]

  • Manchester residents honor bombing victims with bee tattoos

    (CNN) — As Manchester heals after the suicide bombing that claimed 22 lives on Monday, people lay flowers at makeshift memorials around the city. Some people write messages in chalk on the ground, which disappear in the rain, only to be replaced hours later with new messages of grief and love. Other people have lined up for hours, choosing to remember the victims by getting something for life — a tattoo of a bee. The bee has long been the […]