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  • Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows

    Suicide rates among young people have continued to soar in recent years — so much so that the rate among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point since 2000, new research has found. An increase was especially seen among 15- to 19-year-olds and young men, according to a research paper published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The finding hits close to home for the paper’s first author, Oren Miron, a research associate at Harvard Medical School. “In high […]

  • Man arrested after customs officials find 34 singing finches hidden in plastic hair curlers

    NEW YORK CITY – A man attempting to smuggle a flock of singing finches into the U.S. was caught in customs Sunday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Francis Gurahoo, 39, was charged with trying to smuggle approximately 34 finches from Guyana into the United States, according to a complaint filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Gurahoo, of Connecticut, concealed each live bird in a plastic hair curler in his carry-on bag, prosecutors said. Gurahoo told […]

  • Over 246,000 pounds of breakfast wraps recalled because they may have small rocks

    A Texas company is recalling more than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps sold nationwide over fears the bacon may be contaminated with extraneous materials, especially small rocks. The El Monterey frozen breakfast wraps also contain egg, potato and cheese, and were produced in January by Ruiz Foods Products in Denison, Texas, the US Department of Agriculture said in a statement. “The company received a report of a potential injury associated with the consumption of this product,” the USDA Food Safety […]

  • Welcome to Gay Hell, Michigan, where only pride flags are allowed to fly

    (CNN) — Youtuber Elijah Daniel has pulled a lot of stunts since he started creating content, but his latest act as Mayor of Hell has a lot of people talking. Daniel purchased Hell, Michigan, for Pride Month and used the opportunity to rename the town Gay Hell. Gay Hell, which is about 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor, has been on sale for years. Daniel says he can’t disclose how much he paid to be mayor for two weeks as […]

  • Barbecue lover wanted: Eat ribs and travel the country – while making $5K a week

    Summer barbecue just got a whole lot tastier. Reynolds Wrap is looking for someone to travel across the United States in search of the tastiest ribs. If the savory barbecue wasn’t enough, they’re also handing out a $10,000 check to go along with it. “If you don’t mind being paid to taste some of the most delicious BBQ ribs across the country, posting envy-inducing pictures of your food and falling asleep every night dreaming about your next rack of ribs, […]

  • Trump to kick off re-election campaign for 2020

    (CNN) — The President will try to turn back time Tuesday, officially lighting the touch paper on his reelection bid in the embrace of a besotted Florida crowd primed for pure, untamed Donald Trump. Yet while he never tires of reliving his first White House race and the sweet triumph of election night, Trump must face a truth even he will struggle to deny once the euphoria of his return to the trail abates: 2020 may not be like 2016. As […]

  • Another American tourist died in her hotel room in the Dominican Republic

    Another US tourist has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing to eight the number of Americans to die in the country over the past year. Leyla Cox, 53, died June 10 in her hotel room, Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana confirmed to CNN on Sunday. Officials in the Dominican Republic have called the deaths isolated events as they work to reassure travelers their country is safe. “In the last five years, over 30 million tourists have visited the Dominican Republic, […]

  • Hudsonville woman arrested for allegedly stomping on sea turtle nest in Florida

    A woman has been arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, after she was seen stomping on a sea turtle nest, according to police. Yaqun Lu, 41, was seen by witnesses and Miami Beach police officers on Saturday “jabbing at the sea turtle nest” with a wooden stake and “stomping all over the nest with her bare feet,” an arrest affidavit says. The area had been closed off to the public with yellow tape and a sign that said, “Do not disturb […]

  • The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ has fallen

    The Lorax would be devastated to hear that the tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’ 1971 children’s book has fallen. The Monterey Cypress tree was at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California, the seaside community where author Theodor Seuss Geisel lived from 1948 until his death in 1991. Geisel could see the tree from his mountaintop home, according to the city’s website. The tree was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old, said Tim Graham, a spokesman […]

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