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Heavy Rains Flood Southwest, Record Breaking Storm

Heavy rains from seasonal monsoon moisture combined with remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert on Monday dumped record amounts of rain throughout the Southwest on Monday. These heavy downpours of rain produced dangerous flash floods that washed away freeways and residential areas in Southern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas on Monday. Interstate 15 in Nevada had to be closed...

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...

Was Betty White Found Dead? Death Hoax Made from She Dyes not Dies

Betty White was not found dead in her Los Angeles home despite rumors you may have heard or read. Betty White is still alive and doing well. As a matter of fact, White’s agent, Jeff Witjas, assured that the actress “is on the set shooting ‘Hot in Cleveland’ right now,” he said. So where did the hoax and confusion come from? Some White fans misread the headline of a satirical...

Science Experiment Goes Wrong at Reno Museum, Injures 13, Mostly Children

A demonstration designed to teach children about tornadoes erupted in a chemical flash, injuring 13 people, including mostly children who suffered acid burns on their hands, arms and faces. Officials said a methyl alcohol and boric acid mixture is used during the exhibition conducted each day to create a whirling tornado effect. Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez said a demonstration that simulates...

Great Dane Eats 44 Socks, Wins 3rd Place in Contest

Vets at Northwest Portland’s the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital removed nearly 44 socks from a 3-year old Great Dane’s stomach. After repeatedly vomiting and retching, the Great Dane’s owner took him to the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. They took X-rays and found what was described as “a lot of foreign material in his stomach,” said Shawna Harch, the hospital’s...

Home Depot Data Breach: Investigating Possible Credit Card Hack

Home Depot is investigating a possible payment data breach. The company told The Associated Press that it is working with banks and law enforcement to investigate “unusual activity” that would point to a hack. “Protecting our customers’ information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers,”...

5-year-old Trapped in Washing Machine Running at High Speed

A 5-year old Texas girl was airlifted to a Houston hospital after she was locked inside a running washing machine. The incident happened at the Le’s Washateria in the 2400 block of Southmore Avenue in Pasadena, Texas around 6:15 p.m. The girl was reportedly trapped in the washing machine on high speed for several minutes before anyone noticed. “She was tumbling pretty fast in there,”...

Trevor Judge Waltrip, a Boy Born Without Brain Dies at 12-years Old

The Louisiana boy that was born without a brain died Monday at the age of 12. Trevor Judge Waltrip was born on Christmas Eve 2001, with just a brain stem and hydranencephaly. It’s a rare condition in which the brain’s cerebral hemispheres are absent, replaced by sacs filled with cerebro-spinal fluid. The brain stem allowed Trevor to breathe, respond to some stimulus, and maintain a heartbeat. There’s...

Carrie Underwood Reveals Pregnancy News Via Instagram with Her Dogs

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher announced they are going to be first time parents. On Monday, September 1 via Instagram, Carrie Underwood made the announcement of her pregnancy. Her rep also confirmed the news to Us Weekly. “In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier…” Carrie Underwood captioned a photo of...

Shuttle Bus Crash at Chicago O’Hare Airport Causes Delays and Injures 15

A bus crash at the Chicago O’Hare Airport Friday morning injured at least 15 people. The crash happened around 6:35 a.m. when a shuttle bus hit a barrier in the westbound lanes of Interstate 190 leading into the airport, just before Terminal 1, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman. “The bus appeared to just come to a sudden stop; unknown as to why. That’s under...