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  • ‘Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls’: Store’s billboard criticized

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Owners of a North Carolina jewelry store are apologizing for a controversial billboard that some people believe encourages domestic violence, WLOS reports. The billboard reads, “Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls…” .@SpicerGreene is this supposed to be humorous because you think violence against women is funny? do better. be better. #notbuyingit pic.twitter.com/gtc5HpIqp2 — kim kelley (@mskimkelley) March 23, 2017 The owners of Spicer Green Jewelers in Asheville took to Facebook Thursday afternoon to issue an […]

  • Robots expected to take 38 percent of U.S. jobs by the 2030s

    By Ese Olumhense Treasury secretary ‘optimistic’ about job security Increasing automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are not threats to the American workforce, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in an early morning interview on Friday with the news website Axios. “It’s not even on our radar screen,” Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and hedge fund manager said, adding that machines would not pose any challenge to jobs for another “50 to 100” years. “I’m not worried at all,” he added. Mnuchin’s […]

  • Video shows mother pulling gun on would-be robber to protect kids

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A mother protecting her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a would-be robber thwarted his plans earlier this month when she pulled a shotgun on him. Surveillance video shows the alleged thief attempting to enter the Florida home on March 4. “All of the sudden I hear some banging noise. I thought it was my dreams or something,” she told WPLG. That’s when the woman’s motherly instincts kicked in and she grabbed the shotgun from her bedroom. […]

  • Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections

    By Meg Wagner Consumer rights vs. company rights The Republican-controlled Senate voted on Thursday to repeal a set of internet privacy rules that would have barred providers from selling off their customers’ web histories without their permission. The rules — which were passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October but had not yet gone into effect — would have required internet service providers, such as Comcast and Verizon, to inform their customers if they collected data from web […]

  • Teen confesses to lying about 3 black men kidnapping, gang-raping her

    DENISON, Texas – An 18-year-old Texas woman’s claim that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted was all a hoax, police say. Breana Harmon Talbott ignited a sense of fear and outrage in the Denison community, as well as on social media, after she said three black men in ski masks were responsible for kidnapping her, taking her into the woods, and raping her. The investigation began when police received a call on the evening of March 8 from a man […]

  • How an uptick in racial representation could change the movies

    By Ese Olumhense Increased racial representation on screen — in films like Moonlight, Hidden Figures, and Fences (all led by black actors and actresses) — in 2016 appears to have resonated with moviegoers of color. Asian-Americans, blacks, and Latinos frequented theaters much more than usual last year, reported the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on Wednesday. The year was also a record one for box offices in the U.S. and Canada, which made $11.4 billion in 2016 — more money than […]

  • Mother, 8-year-old daughter killed in separate accidents minutes apart

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A mother and her daughter died in separate car accidents along an Alabama highway Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Investigators say the woman, identified as 39-year-old Julia Yates Patterson, died when the Ford Explorer she was driving collided head-on with a Dodge Ram truck. The fatal crash happened on Highway 117 around 3:00 p.m., according to WHNT. Two people riding in the truck were hurt in the incident and taken to the hospital. HEARTBREAKING: Mother, young daughter […]

  • ‘A sweet day’: Gummy bear giant Haribo to open first U.S. factory

    MADISON, Wis. – Move over, cheese curds. Gummy bears are coming to Wisconsin. German gummy maker Haribo announced on Thursday that it will open its first U.S. factory in the Badger State. The Kenosha County plant will create 400 jobs, according to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and is scheduled to open in 2020. The project marks one of the largest investments from a foreign company in the state’s history, the governor’s office said. Walker thanked Haribo for choosing his state. […]

  • Video shows ‘hero’ Wisconsin student save choking classmate’s life

    LA CROSSE, Wis. — A Wisconsin freshman is being hailed a hero after he sprung into action and saved his choking classmate. Ian Brown was eating lunch with his friends Wednesday at Central High School when his friend started coughing and motioning that he was choking. Central school nurse Kim Mahlum told police that several of the teens at the table thought the student was joking. When Brown noticed that the victim’s face and neck began changing color, he realized the […]