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    Malnourished cat found dragging 5 pounds of fur makes incredible recovery

    CHICAGO – Meet Sinbad, the abandoned Persian cat who won the internet’s heart with his amazing recovery story after friends at Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society shaved off 5 pounds of matted fur. Investigators with the Anti-Cruelty Society received a call from a utility worker about Sinbad, who he saw while working in the basement of a home, according to WGN-TV. “They had the pictures on the camera phone and they said, ‘Elliott, we found you a cat,'” laughed Sinbad’s new owner […]

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    ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ under fire after TMZ publishes leaked video of German Shepherd

    WINNIPEG, Canada – Animal lovers are calling for a boycott of “A Dog’s Purpose” Wednesday after TMZ published disturbing video the site says was taken on the set. The video was recorded in 2015 at a set outside Winnipeg, Canada, according to TMZ. The footage shows the dog struggling to stay out of the swirling, frothy water as a trainer forces it in. Sources told TMZ that eight outboard motors were used to create the churning water. Another man, who doesn’t appear on […]

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    Missing Kansas City college student’s last text leaves family, friends baffled

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family and friends are worried about a young Kansas City woman who has been missing since Sunday after texting that she had been pulled over, according to WDAF-TV. Toni Anderson, 20, hasn’t been seen since early Sunday morning, after she told co-workers she was headed to a gas station at 31st and Southwest Boulevard, but she never made it there. “She’s a great person, really nice. We’re all worried sick for her,” said Pete Sanchez, Anderson’s boyfriend. Sanchez says Toni, […]

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    Rhode Island sisters reported missing in 1985 found alive; mother arrested

    HOUSTON — Two sisters, who were reported missing from Rhode Island more than three decades ago, have been found alive in Houston. Kelly Yates and her sister, Kimberly Yates, were allegedly abducted by their fugitive, non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates, who police have arrested. Their father, Russell Yates, filed a missing persons report for the girls on Aug. 26, 1985. The girls were 3 years old and 10 months old at the time. In November of 1988, authorities issued a felony warrant for […]

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    Police say woman abducted from Cleveland store in ‘good health’

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police say the woman seen on surveillance video being abducted from a convenience store earlier this month is in “good health.” The woman later contacted detectives to say she had children with the suspect, according to WJW-TV. The Cleveland Police Department will now work with the Domestic Violence Unit in the investigation. According to a police statement on the case Tuesday evening: Detectives responded to an address on Derbyshire in Cleveland Hts. for a female who contacted […]

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    College president fired after giving homeless student shelter in library during sub-zero weather

    LIBERTY, Mo. — He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man. That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, is what led to him being fired, while offering a homeless man shelter from cold weather. Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. On Friday, January 6th, he allowed a student, who is homeless and schizophrenic, to […]

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    Happy birthday! Actress and comedian Betty White turns 95

    Popular actress and comedian Betty White turns 95 on Tuesday. Known best for her role as Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls” and Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” White is considered by many to be a pioneer in television and one of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars. White has worked in the industry since 1939, recently guest starring in “Bones” and doing voice-over work in “Spongebob Squarepants.” “I just appreciate the fact that people have been so kind […]

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    Man posed as Justin Bieber to get nude photos from 9-year-old girl: officials

    LOS ANGELES – A 9-year-old California girl was convinced to send naked photos and videos of herself to a man who posed as pop star Justin Bieber and then tried to extort her into supplying more images of herself, authorities said Monday. Two years after his initial contact with the victim, the man was arrested in his hometown of Revere, Massachusetts last month, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Bryan Asrary, 24, confessed to extorting the young victim and […]

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    Your child’s ‘Sophie the Giraffe’ toy might be filled with mold, parents warn

    NEW YORK — Reports of mold found inside of “Sophie the Giraffe” teething toys are once again circulating on social media — causing many parents to worry. According to, pediatric dentist Dana Chianese said she was cleaning a Sophie the Giraffe toy last month when she noticed something smelly coming from a hole on the toy. The mother said she decided to cut it open and found what resembled a “science experiment” – disgusting mold coating the inside of the toy her child had […]

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    Massive alligator strolls right past tourists in Florida

    LAKELAND, Florida — Some people can’t believe their eyes after seeing this massive gator crossing in front of some tourists in Florida. Kim Joiner posted the video to the Circle B Bar Reserve Polk Nature Discovery Center group on Facebook on Sunday, saying, “I love Circle B. Nature at its best.” The center is located in Lakeland, Florida. The video has already been shared over 15,000 times. Joiner told WKMG the video is real. She estimated the gator to be at least 12 […]