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    Florida teen survives brain-eating amoeba

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A South Florida teen is recovering after getting an infection from a brain-eating amoeba. Doctors at Florida Hospital were able to diagnose and treat Sebastian DeLeon, 16, within hours of him arriving at the hospital. According to doctors, DeLeon spent the summer working as a camp counselor in South Florida when he was infected. The brain-eating amoeba entered his body through his nose while he was swimming. On Aug. 7, while on vacation in Orlando, DeLeon had a […]

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    ‘He’s all tripped out’: 2 arrested after shocking toddler pot video

    FORT HALL, Idaho, — Shocking video posted on Facebook shows four adults smoking marijuana in front of a toddler, East Idaho News reports.  One woman blows smoke into the child’s face and, at one point, appears to stick the joint in his mouth. The video was shot inside a home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and posted on a Facebook page over the weekend. Two women are laughing and teasing the child, who appears to be 3 or 4 […]

  • NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:  A McDonalds restaurant is seen on September 9, 2010 in New York City. Helped by sales of its pricier blended frozen drinks, the world's largest hamburger chain saw same-store sales rise 4.9% in August from a year ago. In Europe, its largest revenue market, McDonald's Corp reported softer-than-expected sales.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal fitness trackers after burns

    CNN — McDonald’s Step-It activity wristbands are being recalled due to risks of skin irritation or burns, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday. The recall came after McDonald’s received more than 70 reports of incidents — including seven reports of blisters — after wearing the wristbands. Twenty-nine million units in the United States and 3.6 million in Canada are being recalled. Casey Collyar of Arkansas wrote on Facebook two weeks ago — before the recall — that her child was […]

  • Fox News Anchor Andrea Tantaros attends A Night of Style & Glamour to welcome newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries at Capitale on Aug. 31, 2011, in New York City.  (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

    Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros files lawsuit accusing Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

    NEW YORK — Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging that she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and host Bill O’Reilly. The suit, which describes Fox News as a misogynistic, sex-fueled cult, also alleges that newly appointed Fox News co-president Bill Shine encouraged her to drop her harassment claims. “Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped […]

  • A US flag is seen flying above the White House on December 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.       (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    US service member killed in Afghanistan

    CNN — A U.S. service member was killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, NATO coalition authorities said. The U.S. service member who was killed in Lashkar Gah was part of the existing 500 troops already in Helmand Province working to do counter terrorism training and advise missions, according to a coalition official. One other U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers were injured in the blast. Officials have not yet identified the service member who was killed, […]

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    Tyra Banks is going to teach at Stanford University

    STANFORD, Calif. — Tyra Banks is going from “America’s Next Top Model” to possibly the next top professor. The supermodel/mogul is set to lecture and co-teach a class on creating and protecting brands at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the Wall Street Journal reports. About 25 graduate students will have the opportunity to enroll in the course and learn from Banks for two weeks next May. While the former talk show host is no stranger to the classroom, (she […]

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12:  Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

    Ryan Lochte dropped by Speedo, Ralph Lauren

    NEW YORK — Disgraced U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte lost two sponsorship deals Monday, hours after the end of the Rio 2016 games. Speedo was the first to drop the swimmer. “While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an important member of the Speedo team, we cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for,” said its statement. “We appreciate his many achievements and hope he […]

  • Carfentanil is the most potent commercial opioid in the world (10,000 times stronger than morphine). (CNN)

    This new drug is 10,000 times stronger than morphine (and might be resistant to Narcan)

    CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner is issuing a public health warning for northeast Ohio because of a drug more dangerous than heroin. Carfentanil has made its way into the area and onto Cleveland streets. It was probably just a matter of time, since Carfentanil had already been circulating and killing people in Akron and Summit County. Here is some perspective on how dangerous this animal tranquilizer can be: Carfentanil is the most potent commercial opioid in the world (10,000 […]

  • A team of surgeons on Friday removed 40 pocket knives from a man's stomach in northern Indian city of Amritsar, a Sikh holy city in the state of Punjab. The patient was operated at Amritsar's The Corporate Hospital by a team of five surgeons, led by Dr. Jatinder Malhotra.

    Doctors remove 40 knives from man’s stomach in India

    NEW DELHI — A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation. “He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening,” Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN. “We were so nervous… a small mistake could have taken the patient’s life. In my 20 years of practice, I have never seen anything like it.” Malhotra said […]

  • A mother and daughter are reunited after the toddler went missing after their boat capsized in Florida on Aug. 19, 2016.  (Cocoa Florida Police Department)

    Missing toddler found in air pocket when boat capsizes in Florida

    COCOA, Fla. — A life jacket, determined rescuers and an unlikely pocket of air kept a boat accident from turning into tragedy over the weekend, according to the Cocoa, Florida Police Department. A family of four was returning from dinner Friday night when their boat apparently struck power lines, causing the vessel to flip over and send the passengers, including two young children, plunging into the darkened waters of the Indian River in Brevard County, Cocoa police say. Authorities responded […]

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