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  • Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home

    DETROIT, Mich. — Michigan authorities say they’ve found improperly kept remains of fetuses and infants at a second Detroit funeral home, just one week after similar remains were found at the first. Police and license inspectors found the remains of 63 fetuses or infants — some of whom died three years ago — at Perry Funeral Home on Friday, the Detroit Police Department said. Inspectors raided the funeral home in response to a complaint, the Michigan Department of Licensing and […]

  • Arizona store does big business selling all things Trump-related

    SHOW LOW, Ariz. — It’s the small-town store doing some big business, and it’s not hard to figure out why. “I love everything in here,” customer Sherry Juarez said. Welcome to The Trumped Store and Cafe in Show Low, the only brick-and-mortar business of its kind in the entire country, reports KPHO/KTVK. Every day, customers from across the country stop in to show their support for the president and take home something that says Trump. A bedazzled hat. An “adorable deplorables” […]

  • Husband punches out wife’s attacker, ties him up with belt

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — A Phoenix homeowner leaped into action when his wife started screaming from inside their home Tuesday. “I had the door closed and suddenly I heard a loud scream come from over there,” Felipe Reyes said in Spanish. Reyes was working in his garage when his surveillance cameras caught Leobardo Salas sneaking into his house, according to KPHO. Reyes’ wife was in the home giving their 2-year-old son a bath. “I open the door and I was surprised […]

  • For stars, Super Bowl performances might not be worth the headaches

    The Super Bowl halftime show was originally seen as a clever way to capitalize upon the world’s biggest TV stage. For the NFL, it offered the chance to retain more of the game’s audience during the extended break, and maybe increase tune-in among younger viewers. For artists, it was a massive promotional opportunity. Win-win. Now, however, the halftime follies have become something of a hot potato — riven by political polarization, past controversies and newer ones, including the league’s stance […]

  • Kleenex is rebranding its ‘Mansize’ tissues after complaints of sexism

    Kleenex is scrapping its range of “Mansize” tissues after 62 years, following complaints that the branding is sexist. The company first launched its tissues aimed at men in 1956, claiming they would “stay strong when wet.” But complaints on social media about the product’s gendered marketing is prompting the change. Starting later this year, the tissues will be called “Kleenex Extra Large.” Kimberly-Clark, Kleenex’s parent company, said it received a “consistent increase of complaints” about the branding. “Kleenex Mansize tissues […]

  • Police suspect foul play in disappearance of pregnant Chicago postal worker

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Earlier this month, US Postal Service letter carrier Kierra Coles left her Chicago apartment apparently dressed for work. A neighbor’s surveillance video captured her walking past her vehicle in her work uniform, CNN affiliate WLS reported. Coles was last seen on October 2, Chicago police said. She is three months pregnant, WLS reported. Chicago police said in a statement they “suspect possible foul play” in the 27-year-old’s disappearance because she has been missing for more than two weeks. […]

  • FBI asks for public’s help in finding missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were found dead

    BARRON, Wis. — Two days have passed since Jayme Closs’ parents were found dead and the 13-year-old girl vanished. But as investigators scramble to find her, few answers have emerged. More than 400 tips have poured in since Jayme disappeared from her Wisconsin home on Monday. But the FBI is pleading for more help in finding the girl, who is the subject of an Amber Alert. “She is now considered endangered, and could be anywhere in the country,” said the […]

  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi conference amid journalist’s suspected killing

    WASHINGTON– Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced Thursday that he will not participate in a high-profile investor conference in Saudi Arabia amid growing controversy over dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and apparent killing. Mnuchin said on Wednesday that he would make a decision based on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s briefing to President Donald Trump on his visit earlier this week to Riyadh to discuss the Khashoggi case. Pompeo met with Trump earlier Thursday and said he advised the President to […]

  • North Carolina trooper killed in traffic stop shooting

    COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina state trooper was fatally shot early Wednesday during a traffic stop in Columbus County, and a suspect is in police custody, authorities said. Trooper Kevin K. Conner died after being shot around 12:15 a.m. near the community of Williams, a few miles from the South Carolina state line, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said. The incident began when Conner pulled over a driver of a pickup truck for speeding. The driver […]

  • Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100, including in Indiana

    At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported. The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products […]