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  • Fireworks sold at Walmart, Target and other stores recalled over unexpected explosions

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend because of burn and injury hazards. The TNT Red, White and Blue Smoke fireworks were sold at Walmart, Target, Meijer, Kroger, and Albertsons stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Vermont from May through June. CPSC officials said the recalled fireworks can explode unexpectedly after they’re lit. There have been three reports of burn injuries. The fireworks were sold in a bag containing three canisters: […]

  • Nintendo to release $80 SNES Classic Edition with 21 games this September

    REDMOND, Wash. — The NES Classic Edition was such a hit last fall that Nintendo has announced another mini console: The Super NES Classic Edition. The SNES will have 21 games including classics like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO. Plus, a previously unreleased sequel to Star Fox! The re-creation of the 16-bit gaming system comes with two controllers and can be plugged into any HDTV via an […]

  • Man ‘proposes’ to little girl after popping the question to her mom

    FISHERS, Ind. — A 5-year-old girl is stealing the spotlight from her just-engaged mother, thanks to her stepfather-to-be’s sweet, thoughtful proposal. When Grant Tribbett, of Westfield, Indiana and Cassandra Reschar started dating, she was already a single mom. Once Grant decided that it was time to propose, he asked one of Cassandra’s girlfriends to book a nail appointment for the mother and daughter. The Saturday after they got their nails done, Grant took them to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Then, they went […]

  • Mom shocked after breaking 50-year-old family history of girl babies

    COLUMBUS, Ga. – A mother-to-be in Georgia decided to keep the sex of her baby a surprise, but she had no idea just how shocked she’d be. For Dara Crouch, a 50-year family history of all girls made her certain that she, too, would be giving birth to a girl. “I just knew I was having a girl,” Crouch, 29, told TODAY. But when the day arrived, and out came a baby boy after four hours in labor, her mouth dropped and her eyes […]

  • Would-be drunk driver leaves ‘pity’ note on parked car, avoids ticket

    WAUSAU, Wis. – After a night of drinking in Wisconsin, a driver made a “safe choice” to not drink and drive. But that meant leaving their car parked overnight in a metered lot. When an officer found the car and was ready to slap on a ticket on the windshield, he saw a handwritten note that read, “Please take pity on me. I walked home … safe choices.” The Wausau Police department posted a picture on Facebook on Monday. Police said […]

  • Woman disguises dog as baby, sneaks it into hospital to comfort grandma

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A California woman’s grandma was hospitalized for three days and wanted to see her dog. So her granddaughter made it possible. 21-year-old Shelby Hennick was passing by her grandma Dona’s house when her mom called and said that Dona was missing her dog Patsy. Pets are generally not allowed in hospitals unless they’re service animals, so Hennick got creative. The veterinary technician decided to wrap Patsy in a blanket, put her over her shoulder, and managed […]

  • Taco Bell giving away free tacos today

    Who doesn’t love free tacos? Thanks to the Golden State Warriors 118-113 road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three, Taco Bell is giving away free tacos on Tuesday. Before the 2017 NBA Finals began, the taco chain offered a free Doritos Loco Taco if a team “stole” a road win during the series. The Cavaliers took game four 137-116 but eventually fell to the Warriors 129-120 Monday night, securing Golden State’s second title in three years. Customers can […]

  • 12-year-old big sister helps deliver baby brother

    JACKSON, Miss. — It was an extra special delivery for a mother giving birth at a Mississippi hospital last week – the doctor in the delivery room allowed her 12-year-old daughter to “catch” her baby brother! The rare and emotional moment has given Jacee Dellapena a very special relationship with her new brother. Jacee just wanted to see his brother’s birth and got a lot more than she asked for. “I actually, like delivered him, like, he let me actually […]

  • How to get the Pride Reaction on Facebook

    Facebook is offering new ways for users to show their support for the LGBTQ community during Pride month. “This year, we’re excited to unveil more ways than ever before for people to show their pride and support for the LGBTQ community on Facebook,”  Alex Schultz, VP & Executive Sponsor of pride@facebook, said in a blog post. The new options include a limited-edition Pride Reaction — a rainbow flag emoji that will appear along with the other six emoji reactions. “When you choose […]

  • Police dog fails academy for being too friendly, gets new ‘regal’ job

    BRISBANE, Australia – A police dog who was apparently not cut out for fighting crime has a “regal” new job. Gavel is a German Shepherd who flunked out of a police dog academy because he “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line” and loved meeting strangers, according to the BBC. But despite his failure as a police dog, Gavel made a good friend — the governor of Queensland. Gov. Paul de Jersey in February awarded […]