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Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested on Drug-Related Charges in China

Jackie Chan’s son has been arrested in China on drug-related charges. Actor Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement. Police said both actors tested positive for marijuana and admitted to using the drug, and that 100 grams of it were taken from Chan’s home. Chan and Ko, along with another suspect, were detained in... 

Arapaima, Largest Fish in the Amazon River Basin Going Extinct

The largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extinct in some areas, according to a new study. The arapaima measures 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighs more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms) and with their ability to breathe air, it makes them that much easier to catch. Commonly known as pirarucu, arapaima (Arapaima gigas) are the largest freshwater fish in South America. They’re unique... 

FAA Bans US Flights to Tel Aviv in Israel Due to Safety Concerns

Delta Air Lines, United, and US Airways all canceled flights to Tel Aviv in Israel on July 22 because of safety and security concerns. The FAA prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to Tel Aviv’s airport after a rocket landed nearby. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa also canceled flights on Tuesday. Many travelers were being re-booked on El Al, Israel’s national airline, whose flight schedules... 

Costco Pulls “America: Imagine a World Without Her” Book from Store Shelves

Costco Wholesale has decided to pull all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” from its store shelves nationwide. Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale’s Issaquah, Washington, corporate office, has confirmed that a nationwide “pull-order” was issued for D’Souza’s book. All copies... 

Kendall Jones Facebook Pictures of African Animal Hunting Sparks Outrage

Kendall Jones, a cheerleader from Texas has caused an uproar on Facebook after she posted pictures of animals she hunted and killed during a trip to Africa. The 19-year old shared several photos of her posing next to dead or tranquilized lions, antelope, leopards, hippos and zebras during a recent hunting excursion. Kendall Jones, from Cleburne, Texas, has been uploading these controversial pictures... 

Gas Prices on the Rise Again with Violence in the Middle East

With the recent Middle East violence, gas prices rose 1.2 cents making the national average $3.686 per gallon, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) figures for June 16. This is six cents higher than the same time last year. If prices stay above $3.652 a gallon next week, they will hit the highest price for this time of the year since 2008. AAA had previously predicted drivers would... 

Uninsured Americans Reaches Lowest Rate Since 2008 Thanks to Obamacare

A recent Gallop poll released on Monday, showed 15.6% of Americans don’t have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008. African-Americans and low-income Americans saw the most drop in the uninsured rate. Among people with household incomes of less than $36,000 a year, the share of uninsured dropped by 3.2 percentage points from levels at the end of 2013. African-Americans saw their... 

Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as Threatened, Energy Groups in Five States Worry

On Thursday, the Obama administration listed the lesser prairie chicken, a small grassland bird native to parts of the country’s oil and gas belt, as “threatened.” “The lesser prairie chicken is in dire straits,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe, citing a “rapid and severe decline” in the species’ population. The bird is a gray-brown... 

Odon Device Invented by a Car Mechanic will Help Women with Complicated Births

A new device invented by a car mechanic, called the ‘Odon device’ will help women with complications in delivering their baby due to prolonged labor, including potentially fatal maternal (hemorrhage, infection) and newborn complications (birth asphyxia and trauma). Jorge Odon a 59-year-old Argentine mechanic claims he had the idea come to him in a dream after he had just seen a YouTube... 

Amber Alert Website Back up After Confusion, Amid Government Shutdown

The Amber Alert website has been brought back online after an outcry over the weekend with the site being taken down, amid the partial government shutdown. Despite what the website read, the Department of Justice said on Monday the Amber Alert notification system remained fully functional during the government shutdown. “At no point has Amber Alert system been interrupted during shutdown. To... 
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