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  • 22 million fewer Americans insured under Senate GOP bill

    NEW YORK — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The highly anticipated score answers key questions about the impact of the Senate’s controversial legislation made public last Thursday. The analysis also offers clarity to wavering Senate Republicans on whether to vote for the bill later this week. The CBO also found the bill would reduce deficits by $321 billion […]

  • Mini Super Nintendo Classic set for September launch

    NEW YORK — Nintendo is once again packing nostalgia into a tiny package. Following the success of the miniature-sized NES Classic Edition last year — which became one of the hottest gifts of the 2016 holiday shopping season — Nintendo announced on Monday another play on an old console: the Super NES Classic Edition. The small version of the Super Nintendo gaming system will include 21 built-in games, including “Super Mario World,” “Yoshi’s Island” and new titles such as “Star […]

  • New Jersey mother posts hospital bill of son with rare genetic disorder

    As lawmakers push to get a health care bill through the Senate, one New Jersey mom is speaking out. Alison Chandra’s son, Ethan, was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in which organs form on the wrong side of the body. “Heterotaxy syndrome literally means different arrangement,” Chandra told CNN. “Any of the internal organs can be malformed, missing, multiplied or misplaced.” “Ethan was born with nine congenital heart defects and he has two left lungs. Five or […]

  • California family buries man wrongfully ID’d as son

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — On May 12, Frank Kerrigan buried his son in a plot next to his late wife in California. About two weeks later, Kerrigan received a phone call and a voice he wasn’t expecting. “Are you sitting down? Frankie is alive,” a family friend told the elder Kerrigan, 81, before handing the phone to his 57-year-old son, who is also named Frank. Kerrigan’s oldest child — who is homeless and mentally ill — had visited the home […]

  • Wizards and Muggles rejoice! ‘Harry Potter’ turns 20

    Believe it or not, the world almost missed out on Harry Potter. Author J.K. Rowling has told the story of how she received “loads” of rejections before “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (known in the U.S. as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) was finally published on June 26, 1997. Rowling once told fans that she couldn’t even get books published under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, which she used for some thrillers she wrote. But, as wizards everywhere […]

  • Five guys document friendship by snapping same photo over 35 years

    Five friends from Santa Barbara High School have been snapping the same photo in the same pose on the same cabin bench every five years for the past 35 years. From left to right, as is the tradition, John “Wedge” Wardlaw, Mark Rumer-Cleary, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson gazed at the camera on Saturday in the remote serenity of Copco Lake on the California-Oregon border to capture their eighth entry into the photo collection that took the Internet […]

  • Fuel tanker truck explosion kills at least 140 in Pakistan

    KARACHI, Pakistan — A devastating accident involving an exploding fuel tanker has left at least 140 people dead in eastern Pakistan, according to Nishtar Hospital. The hospital, which is treating many of the wounded, added that over 100 people were injured in the explosion, in a statement Sunday. The truck veered off the road Sunday when the driver lost control in the city of Bahawalpur, police official Mohammad Akhtar told CNN. The explosion came as villagers began to gather around […]

  • New study says climate change could lower the quality of your coffee

    What will it take for people to care about climate change? For some, the thought of a crummier cup of coffee in the morning just might do it. A new study finds that Ethiopia, the world’s fifth-largest coffee producer, could lose up to 60% of its suitable farming land by the end of this century because of climate change. The study, published Monday in Nature Plants, found the combination of low rainfall and rising temperatures could have substantial effects on […]

  • Sheriff: Toddlers die after Texas mom leaves them in hot car to teach a ‘lesson’

    A Texas mother whose two children died of heat exposure after she left them in a car was arrested Friday, local authorities said. The Parker County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, for the deaths last month of her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son after she left them in the car to teach her daughter a lesson, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Throughout multiple interviews, Randolph created several variations of the events which led to the […]

  • ‘Drooling, snoring, gassy’ Martha the mastiff wins World’s Ugliest Dog

    There are countless varieties of frightful floofs out there, and in a legendary battle to find the most unsightly oddball of all, one rose above the rest to be crowned World’s Ugliest Dog. Martha, a 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff, with excessive flaps of skins, heavy drool and bright red eyes, took home the grand prize. “She’s a 125-pound, drooling, snoring, gassy, loud and silly girl,” said Shirley Dawn Zindler who is fostering Martha. Once a year, with teeth bared, tongues dangling […]