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  • Girl badly burned by homemade slime (graphic photos)

    ROCKLAND, Mass. — A mother in Massachusetts is warning other parents after her young daughter was badly burned while making a popular DIY project for kids, according to WCVB. Siobhan Quinn was excited when her daughter Kathleen became interested in making and playing with homemade “slime.” “I thought it was great. I encouraged it and bought all the stuff. And then when it was gone, I bought more. She was being a little scientist,” Quinn told WCVB. But last weekend while […]

  • How smartphones may curb teenage drug use

    Less cocaine, more iPhones? American teenagers are growing less likely to try drugs — and smartphones may be the reason. Faced with evidence showing that fewer teens are trying and regularly using illicit drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, some experts — and young people themselves — are speculating that the declining rates may be due to increased smartphone use. Helena Walker, a senior at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is studying fashion design and finds she rarely leaves the studio. “I can’t […]

  • Six more states just sued Donald Trump over his travel ban

    By Meg Wagner A new appeal to the judge that Trump attacked on Twitter Washington state has again sued Donald Trump, asking the judge who blocked the president’s first travel ban targeting immigrants and visitors from several Muslim-majority countries to extend his restraining order to the revised order. The new lawsuit — filed on Monday by Washington’s attorney general and joined by prosecutors representing California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Oregon — asks for U.S. District Judge James Robart to […]

  • Starburst to release ‘All Pink’ limited edition packs in April

    The fans spoke and Starburst listened. In April, the candy company will release packs of “All Pink” Starbursts. The fan-favorite flavor packages are limited edition. IT’S TRUE! All pink packs are real, and they’re fabulous. #iampinkstarburst — Starburst (@Starburst) March 7, 2017 “On social media we’re seeing people talk about pink Starburst more than any other flavor; there’s even a meme about being treated ‘like a Pink Starburst,'” Matt Montei, senior director of confections at Wrigley, told Mashable. Treat […]

  • Tiny ramps installed to keep ducklings from drowning in Indianapolis canal

    INDIANAPOLIS – The downtown Indianapolis canal isn’t just a popular destination for Hoosiers, it’s a hot spot for ducks too – and thanks to a few tiny new installations, they’ll be a little safer. Indianapolis officials have installed four small, wooden ramps along the canal to help ducklings and goslings get out of the water. The city made the decision after learning that baby ducks and geese were dying because they were too small to jump or climb over the […]

  • Breastfeeding mom warns others after baby accidentally starved to death

    Jillian Johnson wishes a happy 5th birthday to her “sweet boy” Landon in a blog post at Fed Is Best—a post in which she publicly opens up for the first time about his death to accidental starvation at 19 days old. “If I had given him just one bottle, he would still be alive,” Johnson writes, sharing a story that she hopes will prevent another family from suffering her fate. Yahoo Be reports Landon was born via C-section on Feb. […]

  • Blind family dog missing for a week found alive in California mountains

    BOULDER CREEK, Calif. – After seven days with no sign of a California family’s blind Labrador retriever, hope began to wane – until something caught a hiker’s eye on Saturday. Sage, the 12-year-old missing canine, wandered away from the Cole family’s home in Northern California’s San Lorenzo Valley on Feb. 24.  Neighbors and friends pitched in to look for her, but there was no sign of Sage.  An uncharacteristically rainy winter, cold nights and recent reports of mountain lion activity had the Coles thinking the worst, […]

  • How Trump helped bitcoin become more valuable than gold

    By Meg Wagner Beating the gold standard The digital currency bitcoin is now more valuable than gold — and investing in it may soon become a lot simpler. The value of one bitcoin rose to $1,290 Friday as the value of an ounce of gold sank to $1,228, marking the first time that the e-currency became more valuable than the precious metal. The cryptocurrency’s surge comes as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering approving the first bitcoin-based exchange-traded […]

  • Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools

    CHICAGO – Chance the Rapper has made a huge investment in the children of Chicago, his hometown. He announced Monday that he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools to support arts and enrichment programming. BREAKING: @chancetherapper donates $1M to CPS arts and enrichment programs "The arts are essential" — Sean Lewis (@seanlewiswgn) March 6, 2017 “I wanted to make this donation to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation to help cultivate Chicago creative minds,” Chance, whose birth name […]

  • Deformed dog named ‘Picasso’ becomes an internet star

    EUGENE, Ore. — He was destined for euthanasia, but a rescue group saw a work of art. Now Picasso, a 10-month-old pit bull-corgi mix who was rescued from a high-kill animal shelter in Central California, is an international celebrity. Liesl Wilhardt, executive director of Luvable Dog Rescue, the organization that rescued Picasso, said the bark around Picasso started after Luvable posted videos of him on its Instagram account. Other media outlets chased the story and now Picasso’s out-of-kilter but loveable […]