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  • Relax, you are about to get a snake massage

    NEW YORK – A new style of massage is creating quite a buzz online, thanks in part to National Snake Day earlier this week. Some cultures revere the serpents while others simply keep them as pets, but now you can get a snake massage. “Just enjoy them and feel them,” Serpentessa, a snake priestess at Dreaming Goddess in Poughkeepsie, told one of her clients, Pam Kelly, during a recent massage session. Serpentessa guided three boa constrictors, some longer than six feet, […]

  • 141 sexual abuse survivors accept courage award at the ESPYS

    (CNN) — They’ve put their abuser away for life. And on Wednesday night, 141 survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse joined hands and received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS. Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the women as “an army that has come here tonight to be heard” as they walked toward the stage to a standing ovation, a process that took nearly two minutes. Some of the nation’s biggest sports stars wiped away tears as they applauded the […]

  • Thailand cave rescue: Boys recount moment they became trapped

    (CNN) — The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped underground in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand have appeared in public for the first time since their ordeal. The boys, who were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, addressed the world’s media at a specially arranged press conference in Chiang Rai. Dressed in matching team shirts, the boys and their coach appeared happy and relaxed as they took […]

  • Winds lift beach umbrella, launching it through a tourist’s ankle

    (CNN) — Heavy winds uprooted several beach umbrellas along the Jersey Shore on Monday, and a British tourist was impaled by one of the aluminum stakes. Margaret Reynolds, who was visiting from London, was basking on the beach when the stake of a flying umbrella went through her ankle, according to Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Police Detective Steven Korman. First responders had to use bolt cutters to split the rod on-site so she could be transported to the hospital. Reynolds […]

  • City helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of shutting it down

    Instead of shutting down a teen’s hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business. Thirteen-year-old Jaequan Faulkner had been cooking hot dogs outside his home in North Minneapolis to raise money for new clothes, his family said. It’s something he started doing in 2016, but this summer, he got more attention. When someone noticed the stand wasn’t city sanctioned, he was forced to shut down. In an age where black kids are being reported for selling […]

  • Video: Las Vegas police officers involved in gun battle

    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Las Vegas police have identified the two men involved in the shootout with police last week as 22-year-old Fidel Miranda and 30-year-old Rene Nunez. The men’s mug shots and photos of their guns were released during a press briefing July 16. The police officers involved in the shooting were identified as 43-year-old William Umana and 46-year-old Paul Solomon. The shootout happened on July 11 in the downtown area of Las Vegas. Around 7:25 a.m. July […]

  • Tipster alerted police to suspect in possible Houston serial killings

    (CNN) — If not for the sharp eye of a Houston resident, authorities say, a possible serial killer may have zeroed in on his next target. But Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, a parolee suspected in three killings over the past several days, was taken into custody Tuesday morning, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “It’s possible he was casing the neighborhood in search of his next victim,” the sheriff said. “So thanks to the alert work of that citizen and swift […]

  • Multiple people injured after lava bomb hits Hawaii tour boat

    HONOLULU – A lava bomb hit a tour boat on Monday morning in Hawaii, injuring at least a dozen people, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. The lava punctured the boat’s roof and it returned to Wailoa Harbor, the fire department said. Three of the injured were taken to Hilo Medical Center; two were reported in stable condition, the other in serious condition. Lava still flowing creates new island One of the passengers in stable condition is a woman in her […]

  • Cashier helps save woman from group she says kidnapped, sexually assaulted her

    WATERFORD, Calif. – Quick and decisive action from a Stanislaus County gas station cashier is being credited with helping a woman get away from suspected kidnappers who she says sexually assaulted her, according to KCRA. Savannah Pritchett was working at the Triple R Gas and Mart in Waterford around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when a young woman came in asking for help. The woman said she told her captors she needed to use the restroom and convinced them to pull over […]