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Tires won't protect you when lightning strikes your car

To the contrary of what many think, it is not the tires that protect you when lightning strikes your car. The cloud-to-car lightning will usually hit the antenna or top parts of the roof, then travel through the metal shell of the car, through the tires to the ground. If ...

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Mother says son's headstone removed over $65 bill

A Boston mother says she feels helpless after a monument company took her son's headstone from his grave site without notice. "This is the only thing that I have, it meant a lot to me," Ania Remy told WFXT. Remy's son, Jonathan, died in 2008 of sudden heart failure when ...

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$26,000 worth of goods stolen during flight

A man flying to Hong Kong is out $26,000 worth of goods after he said last week items were stolen from him. But the thief remained in the same area as the victim for hours. >> Read more trending stories The man, reported by CNN as only being identified as ...

How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Thursday, and before everyone gets ready for happy hours and parties, it helps to go in with a plan. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, which commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5 1862, during the French-Mexican ...

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MMA fighter Jordan Parsons dies following Florida hit-and-run

Mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons died Wednesday due to injuries suffered in a hit-and-run in Delray Beach, Florida, on Sunday morning. Doctors at Delray Medical Center took Parsons, who had his right leg amputated and was in a coma, off of life support at the request of his family, ...

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Construction worker defaces transgender message painted on building

A construction worker was reprimanded after he defaced a message about transgender people at a job site in Riverside, Florida, this week. Many people walking down the street stopped to read the message that said, "You’ve been sharing bathrooms with transgender people your whole life." >> Read more trending stories ...

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Florida teacher asks student to act like slaves, violated ethics

A teacher in Duval, Florida asked “severely intellectual disabled students” to act like slaves and to navigate obstacles as if they were being chased by dogs, according to an investigative report. The incident happened during Black History Month. The Duval County School District decided Tuesday that the allegations are substantiated. Richard ...

In this image released on Thursday, April 28, 2016, an HSI rescuer snuggles with a dog at the Incheon airport before his flight to the US. Humane Society International rescued the dogs from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea this week, the fifth such farm that the organization has closed down as part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade. A total of 171 dogs are being flown to shelters and rescues in the United States and Canada for a second chance at life. (Meredith Lee/Humane Society International via AP Images)

Dogs rescued from meat farm brought to U.S. in search of forever homes

Humane Society International has again rescued dozens of dogs from a South Korean meat farm.  The 171 dogs and puppies were rescued from a farm in Wonju that has now closed, making it the fifth farm HSI has helped close in recent years.  The owner of the farm contacted the group and ...

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at a town hall meeting in Portland, Ore., Thursday, April 28 , 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Kasich drops out of presidential race

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has officially suspended his campaign for president. He confirmed the news during a press conference Wednesday evening. Kasich canceled a Wednesday morning press conference in Virginia  which fueled speculation that he was suspending his presidential campaign. Even after U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out Tuesday, Kasich ...

PASADENA, CA - JUNE 01:  Singer Prince performs onstage during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on June 1, 2007 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

DEA, U.S. Attorney's Office join investigation into Prince's death

The Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Attorney's Office officially joined the investigation into Prince's death Wednesday, hours after an attorney for a California physician revealed representatives for the singer had sought help for his reliance on painkillers. >> Read more trending stories "The DEA and U.S. Attorney's Office are able ...

ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 01: Jack McCain and Jimmy McCain, sons of presumptive Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), attend on day one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center September 1, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

John McCain's son responds to OId Navy ad with interracial family: 'Eat it'

Old Navy received lots of feedback after posting a promotional message on the company's Twitter account, adding a photo that featured a family sporting the retailer's clothing. >> Read more trending stories   The family in the photo showed three people interacting: a black woman, a white man and a ...

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Get ready for Cinco de Mayo by whipping up some easy margarita cupcakes

A margarita in cupcake form is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This easy recipe uses boxed cake mix, which simplifies the process, but don’t be afraid to swap that for homemade white cake if you’d prefer. You will need: Cupcakes 1 box white cake mix 3 large eggs ½ cup ...

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Guards stand next to the 1109-carat rough Lesedi La Rona diamond, the biggest rough diamond discovered in more than a century, at Sotheby's on May 04, 2016 in New York City. The stone was found by Lucara Diamond Corp. last year at its Karowe mine in Botswana. The diamond, which is nearly the size of a tennis ball at 66.4 x 55 x 42 mm and is believed to be about 2.5 billion to 3 billion years old, was named  "Our Light" in the local Tswana language. Lesedi La Rona will be offered at auction in London on June 29 and be on display at Sotheby's New York. The diamond could sell for $70 million or more.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Massive 1,109-carat diamond going up for auction

The biggest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in the past 100 years is going up for auction. >> Read more trending stories The diamond was found in a Botswana mine last year. It's called "Lesedi la Rona," which means "our light" in the country's national language. Sotheby's says the diamond is about ...

Patton Oswalt and Michelle McNamara attend the "Young Adult" world premiere after party at the Hudson Terrace on December 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Patton Oswalt writes heart-wrenching tribute to late wife, Michelle McNamara

Less than two weeks ago, Michelle McNamara, true crime writer and wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, died suddenly. She left behind a loving husband and a 7-year-old daughter, Alice. >> Read more trending stories In the time since his wife’s passing, Oswalt has written a few things online, but nothing terribly ...

Donald Trump says he’d consider John Kasich for VP

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he would consider Ohio Gov. John Kasich for vice president. >> Read more trending stories   “I have had a good relationship with John, I think John will be very helpful with Ohio,” Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. “I would be interested in ...

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5-year-old gets attacked by goose and her big sister tweets pictures

It’s okay to chuckle. The little girl in the photos is just fine. In fact, she’s already laughing about it, too. >> Read more trending stories Five-year-old Summer Gidden of Houston got a bit of a scare Sunday when an angry goose got a little defensive. “I was the slowest,” ...

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at a town hall meeting in Portland, Ore., Thursday, April 28 , 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Highs and lows of John Kasich’s run for president

Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign for president on Wednesday. >> Read more trending stories   Here’s a look at some of the highlights and low points of the last nine months: Highs 1. Clinching Ohio. Ohio was the only state won by the Ohio governor, avoiding a huge embarrassment ...

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, to announce that Takata has agreed to recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Everything you need to know about the latest Takata airbag inflator recall

The federal government announced Wednesday that Takata, the Japanese air bag inflator  manufacturer, will be recalling another 35 million to 40 million inflators, more than doubling what already is the largest automotive recall in American history. The recall expansion would bring to as many as 69 million the total number ...

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Report claims Janet Jackson is pregnant

Entertainment Tonight is reporting that singer Janet Jackson is pregnant. In an exclusive report, ET claims that Jackson is pregnant with her first child just two weeks shy of her 50th birthday. https://twitter.com/etnow/status/727931083463995393 The news has not been confirmed by Jackson. In April, Jackson postponed her tour, telling fans at ...

Authorities have arrested 39-year-old James Holland, left, and 38-year-old Debi Bryant Holland on charges related to years-long child sex abuse of Debi Bryant Holland's two daughters.

Slain pregnant teen found with uterus removed; stepfather charged with sex abuse

A young woman found slain in a partially burned West Texas home after telling a school counselor her stepfather had impregnated her was found with her uterus cut out, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending stories Two weeks before authorities found the 18-year-old dead in Idalou, a town ...

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