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  • Austin bomber left 25-minute confession on phone, police say

    ​ AUSTIN – Mark Anthony Conditt, whose string of package bombs killed two people and wounded five in Texas, made a 25-minute recording that was found on his cellphone when police recovered his body this morning. The cellphone was in Conditt’s possession at the time of his death, police said. Interim Austin police Chief Brian Manley described the recording as a confession and said Conditt did not mention hate on the recording. “It is the outcry of a very challenged […]

  • Smoke alarm recall: Nearly half a million might not alert consumers of fire

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. –  Nearly half a million smoke alarms nationwide are being recalled due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire, the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. About 452,000 Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms sold in the U.S. and another 40,000 sold in Canada may be defective, the warning states. Models PI2010 and PI9010 are being recalled. The issue is a yellow cap possibly left on the smoke alarm during […]

  • Exotic animal sanctuary in Texas surprised by birth of baby white tiger

    WYLIE, Tex. (KDAF) — March 6 was a busy day for the crew at the In-Sync Exotics animal sanctuary in Wylie. First they welcomed an 8-year-old white tiger, Gus, which they knew would be happening.  But, later that day they also welcomed a baby white tiger… which they were not expecting. “It was a really big surprise,” says staff veterinarian Emily Wilson. Sanctuaries neuter and spay their animals shortly after arrival to prevent breeding, but they can’t always tell if a female is already pregnant […]

  • California teacher who called military ‘lowest of our low’ is fired

    PICO RIVERA, Calif. — The California teacher who sparked national outcry after saying that American troops are “the lowest of our low” has been fired, according to the Los Angeles Times. The El Rancho Unified School District voted Tuesday to fire Gregory Salcido from El Rancho High School. Victor Quinonez, a senior at the school, recorded video of Salcido ranting about the military and insulting service members’ intelligence. The diatribe was apparently prompted in part by Quinonez’ wearing a U.S. Marines […]

  • Moms of children with Down syndrome create heartwarming ‘carpool karaoke’ video

    March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. Ahead of the day, 50 mothers and their children who have Down syndrome took part in a moving ‘Carpool Karaoke’ video. In the video, the moms and their children are seen lip syncing and using signs to the song “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. Perri took to Twitter to support and praise the video, saying she is “honored” they chose her song. THIS IS THE BEST!!!!i’m so honored they chose my song!my […]

  • Man shot to death by Sacramento police in own family’s backyard had a cellphone, not a gun

    SACRAMENTO — The man police shot and killed in South Sacramento Sunday night, identified as 23-year-old Stephon Clark, was unarmed when police opened fire, authorities say. Police say officers responded to reports that a man broke into at least three cars along 29th Street in the Meadowview area. A statement released Monday night says police believe the damage was caused by Clark. Investigators say a police helicopter spotted Clark in the backyard of an occupied home and told officers he […]

  • Identical twin sisters find each other through DNA test 33 years later

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two twin sisters separated at birth have finally found each other after 33 years thanks to a DNA test. Amanda Dunford was only 7 or 8 years old when she learned she had a twin sister. Adopted from South Korea, her adoptive Mom told her the news, but they all weren’t sure how concrete it was, according to WTKR. Many years later she received this message: “It says you may be my sister.”’ “I just shot […]

  • Strange ‘Loch Ness-type thing’ washes ashore on Georgia beach

    MCINTOSH COUNTY, Ga. – The carcass of what appears to be a strange sea creature was discovered by a boater on a Georgia beach Friday, WJAX reports. Jeff Warren said he saw the animal Friday afternoon at the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge. Warren told WJAX he initially thought the animal was a dead seal, but after looking closer he described it as more of a “Loch Ness-type thing.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said some sea animals decompose […]

  • Watch this tiny baby octopus grab some breakfast at the Virginia Aquarium!

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Aquarium’s group of baby octopuses continue to grow – and get cuter! The aquarium posted a new video to their Facebook page showing one of the babies out for a little adventure and snagging some breakfast in the process! The baby Caribbean Two-Spot Octopuses hatched on February 6. They’re not on display to the public yet, but the aquarium is keeping a close watch for fun moments to share!  

  • World’s last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

    The world’s last male northern white rhino has died leaving only two females left to save the subspecies from extinction. The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan had been in poor health in recent days and was being treated for age-related issues and multiple infections. A veterinary team made the decision to euthanize Sudan after his condition deteriorated significantly, the conservation group WildAid announced Tuesday. Sudan lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, surrounded by armed guards in the days leading up to […]

  • Did you own an original PS3? You could be owed $65 – but you have to claim it soon…

    If you owned a Playstation 3 after it was unveiled nearly 12 years ago, you could be owed $65. reports that the original PS3 console – or the ‘phat’ PS3 – was heavy and bulky and had the ability to install an alternative operating system. When a smaller model was released, that operating system functionality was removed due to security concerns. A class action lawsuit was then filed until a settlement was reached in 2016. That settlement allows owners […]

  • Man trashes Wisconsin police station lobby during rampage captured on video

    GRAFTON, Wis. – A man went on a rampage and trashed the inside of a Wisconsin police department, and the strange outburst was all caught on camera. The man walked into the Grafton Police Department just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to WITI. Surveillance video shows him kick a hole in the wall right as he walks inside. He is seen throwing his bag across the lobby and then heads straight for the brochures. He’s seen tearing down shelves […]