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Falling Stone Gargoyle from Historic Chicago Church Kills Mother of Two

A mother of two died on Thursday in Chicago after a piece of a gargoyle broke off from the Second Presbyterian Church in the 1900 block of South Michigan just after noon. Sarah Bean, 34-years old was with her boyfriend, Lance Johnson waiting to cross the street to head out for lunch when the incident happened. Bean was transported in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was... 

Students Invent Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Four North Carolina State University undergrads are in the works of developing a nail polish that will detect drugs used in date rape. The nail polish is named Undercover Colors and will change color when it comes in contact with GHB, Xanax and Rohypnol, the drugs used by perpetrators of date rape. Date rape drugs are drugs that are slipped into a drink without the victim’s knowledge. The drugs... 

Bean Bag Chair Recalled After Two Children Die from Suffocation

Around 2.2 million bean bag chairs have been recalled after two children died from suffocation when they crawled inside the chairs. A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside a bean bag chair after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair’s foam beads. “The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened and children... 

Ferguson Schools Delay Start Another Week to August 25

As protests continue in Ferguson, following the killing of Michael Brown last week, school district officials have decided to delay the start of school until August 25, 2014. Monday, the Ferguson-Florissant School District announced schools would remain closed due to safety concerns. The district had previously said school would begin Monday, after originally pushing back the start of school from... 

Woman Sues GM After Suffering Third-Degree Burns from Heated Seat

A woman in Maine is suing General Motors after she suffered a third-degree burn while riding in the backseat of her friend’s Chevrolet Suburban. Emma Verrill filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, saying that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh. She’s seeking unspecified... 

Teacher in Arizona Accused of Being Drunk During School

Kathleen Jardine, a teacher at Poston Butte High School in Arizona was cited for consumption of alcohol in public and could face disorderly conduct charges after she admitted to drinking in her classroom during lunch on Wednesday. The investigation began when a student in Jardine’s math class called the school office to report that Jardine was intoxicated and yelling at students. Kathleen Jardine... 

Missing Oregon Woman, Jennifer Huston Found Dead After Two Weeks

A missing Oregon woman was found dead after two weeks of searching. Jennifer Huston’s SUV was found Tuesday in a rural and remote area of Yamhill County, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department said. Police swept the area and found her body a short distance away. Police said nothing indicated foul play but added that the case was an open death investigation. “Because this is pending death... 

Mother Defends Stretch Mark Bikini Body with Picture on Facebook

A Canadian mother of five decided to enjoy a day at the beach with two of her children and for the first time in 13 years, she wore a bikini. To her surprise, a few other beach goers found this unsuitable. She was taunted for her stretch marks by a group of adults and she overheard them openly mocking her while pretending to kick her. Tanis Jex-Blake of Edmonton, Alberta took to Facebook and let out... 

Creepy Porcelain Dolls Left on Doorsteps of Girls Whom they Resemble, Mystery Solved

Like something straight out of a scary movie, porcelain dolls being left on the doorsteps of girls to whom they have an eerie resemblance too. At least eight families received the dolls in the Talega community of San Clemente, California with all of the girls targeted around 10 years old. The girls are connected through school or activities they participate in, authorities said. “Families in each... 

Target Launches In A Snap, an Image Recognition Shopping App

Target launched a new app called In a Snap that enables customers to shop for Target items from the pages of magazines and printed ads, without having to scan barcodes, look up links, or search store shelves for the product. Just scan select ads, choose your favorite items, and make quick purchases without ever entering the store. Users can also save products to consider buying at a later date. According... 
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