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  • Pennsylvania businesses accept challenge to give back to first responders

    KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, PA (WNEP) — Some businesses in Luzerne County spent this week donating cases of bottled water to emergency responders. Now, one business is challenging more to take part and we found businesses in the Back Mountain rising to the challenge. AMP Global Strategies in Shavertown is no stranger to the world of emergency responders. Not only does it provide many in the Back Mountain with radios, but it employs volunteer firefighters and a retired police officer who say […]

  • Equifax reportedly near deal to pay about $700 million over data breach

    (CNN) — Credit reporting agency Equifax is nearing a deal to pay about $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes stemming from a data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 150 million people, according to two published reports. Funds from the settlement will go toward compensating consumers for the cost of the 2017 data breach, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The hack, the largest in US history, exposed […]

  • A missing Minnesota toddler drove himself down to the county fair on his toy tractor

    (CNN) — How far can a little one really go? Well, one determined Minnesota 2-year-old got himself all the way down to the county fair, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. Friday night, the sheriff’s office received a call about a missing toddler, according to a Facebook post from the office. But the determined tyke wasn’t in danger — he just decided he wasn’t done at the fair. The young boy hopped on his battery-powered John Deere tractor toy […]

  • Bud Light offers free beer to any alien that makes it out of Area 51

    AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. – The world is ready to finally see the secrets hidden inside Area 51, and if one of those secrets happens to be living aliens, well, we have good news – they’ll be greeted with free cans of Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, initially posted on Twitter, “We’d like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid.” However, the brand quickly backtracked off that […]

  • Dozens of beachgoers helped save a pod of beached whales in Georgia

    Dozens of beachgoers stepped in to help several pilot whales that beached on a coastal Georgia island on Tuesday, according to local authorities and videos shared on social media. Dixie McCoy, who witnessed the rescue and posted live footage of it on Facebook, told CNN at least 20 whales came near the shore of St. Simons Island’s East Beach. About five or six whales from the pod beached themselves, and bystanders worked to push the animals back to sea, Georgia […]

  • Iran seizes British oil tanker, state media says

    (CNN) — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says its navy has captured the British-flagged oil tanker, Stena Impero, in the Strait of Hormuz, according to Iran’s state-run Press TV. Two US defense officials also told CNN that the tanker had been seized, with one of them saying that it was taken by Iran. A UK government spokesperson told CNN Friday that the UK is “urgently” looking into the incident. “We are urgently seeking further information and assessing the situation following reports […]

  • Philadelphia man escapes high-rise fire by climbing down ‘Spider-Man’ style

    Did Philadelphia’s friendly neighborhood “Spider-Man” just escape an apartment fire? The fire department responded to an apartment fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in West Philadelphia, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. When they arrived at the 19-story high-rise, they saw a truly shocking sight: a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape the fire. Video shows him grappling down the balconies and railings of several floors until he got to the ground level, where anxious authorities jumped in […]

  • Tiger takes catnap on bed in Indian home after fleeing huge floods

    A family in India found a wild tiger “relaxing on a bed” in their house following a deadly monsoon which flooded parts of South Asia this week, according to Indian conservationists. In an image released by India’s Wildlife Trust, the massive predator can be seen lounging on a bed in the unnamed family’s home in the village of Harmuti, in the northeastern state of Assam. #JustIn our vet @samshulwildvet is making plans with #AssamForestDepartment @kaziranga_ to tranquilise a #tiger that […]

  • Meet the guy behind the ‘Area 51’ page. He’s terrified of what he’s created

    LAS VEGAS – It’s all fun and games until you accidentally incite a giant mob to raid a top-secret military base. The internet has been buzzing with excitement about a Facebook event entitled, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” with 1.6 million people having clicked “Going” and another 1.2 million have indicating they’re “Interested” on the event page. Hitherto cloaked in mystery, the man behind the legend has stepped forward. On June 27, Matty Roberts, who lives […]

  • King Tut’s coffin to be restored for the first time since it was discovered

    Tutankhamun is one of the best known figures of Ancient Egypt, and now his coffin is getting restored for the first time in decades. The boy king’s gilded coffin has been moved from his tomb in Luxor to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for restoration work, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced. This is the first time the coffin has been restored since it was discovered in 1922. The coffin was moved from Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings Sunday, according to […]

  • Tom Cruise soars in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ trailer

    (CNN) — The trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit movie that helped solidify star Tom Cruise’s heartthrob appeal, is ready to fly. Judging by the trailer, Cruise’s danger-seeking naval aviator has been busy since audiences last saw him. Though, his attitude also hasn’t changed much. He’s content with his life as captain — even if, as his superior points out, he should be an admiral by now — and living on the edge. The […]

  • California city to ban gendered language like ‘manhole’ and ‘manpower’

    Soon, there will be no more manholes in the city of Berkeley, California. There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen. No, that doesn’t mean a whole city will be without committee leaders and law enforcement. It means that words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according a recently adopted ordinance. The city voted Tuesday night to replace gendered terms in its municipal codes, like […]

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