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  • Women accused of punching, stabbing Applebee’s waitress, then stealing her tips

    McDONOUGH, Ga. – Police are looking for four women they say brutally attacked a waitress at a Georgia Applebee’s. The server was working at the restaurant, located at 815 Industrial Blvd. in McDonough, when she was assaulted Tuesday evening. The group punched the waitress repeatedly, and one of the women stabbed her before they stole the victim’s tip money, according to McDonough Police Department officials.  The women are also accused of damaging property, but police didn’t specify what was damaged. […]

  • ‘Got a kidney?’: Mom determined to find donor for daughter launches creative ad campaign

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – A Michigan mother is on a mission to save her daughter’s life. Alyssa Clark, 22, needs a new kidney and her mom is now using the family’s vehicles – as well as those of anyone else who is willing – to hopefully get the attention of her future donor. As soon as the Clarks posted the transplant hotline number on their car, they say the offers started pouring in, with total strangers trying to help find a […]

  • Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant

    RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia teenager who suffered burns from an invasive Giant Hogweed plant has been released from the hospital. Alex Childress was working a landscaping job clearing vegetation near Spotsylvania on Tuesday when he felt intense burns originally thought to be caused by a sunburn. Childress’ father, Justin, said they later discovered his pain was caused by a brief encounter with sap from the Giant Hogweed plant. “Alex continued working throughout the day once he got it on his […]

  • PayPal tells dead woman she is ‘in breach of contract’ because she died

    “You are in breach of condition 15.4(c) of your agreement with PayPal Credit as we have received notice that you are deceased.” That’s the very real message a British man received three weeks after informing PayPal of his wife’s May 31 death from cancer at age 37. “What empathy-lacking machine sent this?” Howard Durdle, 40, first wrote on Facebook, sharing the letter threatening legal action over Lindsay Durdle’s $4,200 debt, which her widower says her estate couldn’t cover, per Inc. “As soon as […]

  • Woman charged with attempted murder in brick beating of 92-year-old grandfather

    LOS ANGELES – A 30-year-old woman has been charged in the brutal beating of a 92-year-old man on July 4, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Laquisha Jones, of Los Angeles, was also charged with an elder abuse charge in connection with the incident. She also faces a special allegation that she used a deadly weapon, a brick, during the crime and caused great bodily injury. The victim, Rodolfo Rodriguez, suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken […]

  • The 25 most popular six-figure jobs

    Sharp increases in the price of goods is putting strain on wallets and keeping real wages stagnant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the last 12 months, the consumer price index—a measure of the change in prices for a selection of consumer goods and services—rose 2.8%, up from 2.5% in April. This inflation rate represents a six-year high, which, in part, resulted in real average hourly earnings for all employees remaining unchanged from May 2017 to May 2018. For […]

  • Trump wants new paint job, cushier bed for Air Force One, report says

    WASHINGTON – Air Force One is reportedly not to Donald Trump’s taste. The president wants a bigger, cushier bed and a “more American” look for his aircraft, now painted what he calls a “Jackie Kennedy color,” Axios reports. Air Force One last underwent a redesign under the John F. Kennedy administration, which opted for a color scheme of white and blue—JFK’s favorite color, reports the Sun. But during a February meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg about a $4 billion program to replace two 747-200B […]

  • Preschooler wrote own obituary before dying of rare cancer

    VAN METER, Iowa – For nine months a set of parents from Iowa watched their son battle a rare form of pediatric cancer. Last week, 5-year-old Garrett Matthias died. Once doctors told the family Garrett’s cancer was terminal, they knew they could not put off learning of how their son wanted to be remembered. “We never necessarily talked about his funeral, so we never had the conversation with him that he was going to die but we had a lot […]

  • World’s longest fingernails finally cut after 66 years

    They were only fingernails, but to Shridhar Chillal, cutting them off probably felt a bit like cutting off his own hand. That’s because for 66 of his 82 years, Chillal, of Pune, India, has been growing the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand, his left. They together stretched about 30 feet, or the length of a bus, before he finally had them cut on Wednesday. Beginning with his curling, 6.5-foot long thumb nail, the nails were removed with […]

  • Convicted child molester beaten to death days after arriving at prison

    KERN COUNTY, Calif. – A convicted child molester was killed by another inmate less than a week after arriving at a California prison, officials said. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it received Agustin Duran at the Wasco State Prison, about 30 miles northwest of Bakersfield, on July 2. The 66-year-old was sentenced to serve 55 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole after being convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years […]