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  • A Port St. Lucie mother says she's shocked that police had a problem with her decision to let her 7-year-old boy walk to the park alone.  (WPTV)

    ‘I’m totally dumbfounded': Mom faces charges after letting 7-year-old walk to park alone

    Port St. Lucie, FL (WPTV) — A mom faces a charge of child neglect after she allowed her son to go to a local park alone. She says he’s old enough but Port St. Lucie Police disagree. Now she’s fighting back. “I’m totally dumbfounded by this whole situation,” says Nicole Gainey. It began last Saturday afternoon when Gainey gave her son Dominic permission to walk from their house to Sportsman’s Park . “Honestly didn’t think I was doing anything wrong,” […]

  • McDonald’s Same Store Sales Up 7.1 Percent In January

    McDonald’s new nuggets are made of fish and tofu in Japan

    TOKYO, Japan (CNN) — If you’re wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald’s in Japan could have an alternative for you — tofu and fish nuggets. On Wednesday, McDonald’s in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, […]

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    Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

    (CNN) — Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. The United States surgeon general issued a call to action Tuesday to prevent the disease, calling it a major public health problem that requires immediate action. Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year. “Until today, the surgeon general has never said, ‘UV radiation is bad for you; protect […]

  • Water main breaks at UCLA

    Los Angeles water main break floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA campus

    (CNN) – A portion of world-famous Sunset Boulevard was closed Tuesday afternoon after a nearby water main broke, spilling an estimated 8 to 10 million gallons of water into the streets near and on the UCLA campus. Los Angeles swiftwater rescue units have conducted five rescues, fire department spokesman Jamie Moore said. Ankle-deep water flowed across sections of the UCLA campus. A photo showed several inches of water covering the court of UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, which was renovated two years […]

  • Lisa Mason, left, with her mother, Darnelle, in 2007 (CNN)

    Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would be a huge struggle to support them. Steve earns less than $75,000 per year as a pastor, while Darnelle earns even less as a director […]

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    Hot tub sex romp lands 3 behind bars in Arizona

    Peoria, AZ (KPHO) – A sexual romp in an apartment hot tub landed a Peoria mother, her boyfriend and another woman behind bars on various sex and child abuse charges Sunday night. A resident of the Grey Star Sierra Apartments near Bell Road and 89th Avenue called police to report a small child walking around the complex crying and calling for his “mommy,” according to a police officer’s statement. The same person called a short time later to also report […]

  • Couple Wed At Festival House In Front Of Blackpool Tower

    Millennials say no to marriage

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – When it comes to marriage, Millennials are saying “I don’t.” Today’s young adults are on track have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 compared to any previous generation. If the current pace continues, more than 30% of Millennial women will remain unmarried by age 40, nearly twice the share of their Gen X counterparts, according to a recent Urban Institute report. And that could have serious economic repercussions for both the Millennials and the […]

  • Don Sterling V. Stiviano

    Judge rules against Donald Sterling, Clippers sale can move forward

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) – A deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for an NBA record price can move forward, a California probate judge ruled Monday. Judge Michael Levanas tentatively ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling, saying the estranged wife of Donald Sterling acted properly in removing her husband from the trust that owns the NBA team and in winding up the affairs of the trust. The sale can go forward regardless of any appeals, Levanas said. Former Microsoft CEO […]

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    Man posts touching message for wife before being struck, killed by crashing plane

    (CNN) — A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach. Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in distress Sunday afternoon. The pilot of a 1972 Piper Cherokee radioed that he would be unable to make it back to the airport and that he was instead going to attempt a landing on Caspersen Beach, just to the […]

  • Daniel Nickerson Patriots Birthday

    Boy with inoperable tumor gets 6th birthday wish: Lots of mail

    (CNN) – New England Patriots players sang “Happy Birthday” to a 6-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor Saturday. Daniel Nickerson’s visit on the field of Gillette Stadium, where the NFL team was practicing, would be a dream come true for many. However, Daniel’s biggest birthday wish was much simpler: mail. “He just loves getting mail, he’s always running to the mailbox,” his aunt, Gail Chamberlin, told CNN. A social media campaign by family and friends brought lots of birthday […]