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First known death in NI from new narcotic

A young man from a Co Antrim village has been revealed to be the first – and so far only – person in Northern Ireland whose death has been linked to …

Northern Ireland

Correction: Obit-Clint Walker story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a May 22 obituary of Clint Walker, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Walker was 91 years old when he died. He was 90.<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>Clint Walker, star of TV's 'Cheyenne,' dies at age 90<p>Clint Walker, who played the title character in the …

Mississippi River

Actresses Arrested in Atlanta for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom

Three actresses are calling for the boycott of an Atlanta restaurant after they were arrested for entering the restaurant and taking too long in the …

Crime

How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Jackson's musical achievements are legend: the first artist to win eight Grammys in one night; the first artist to sell more than a million digital tracks in one week.<p>His impact on dance has been just as powerful. Fans around the world have tried to imitate his smooth slides and …

Michael Jackson

Teen dies after hiding bag of cocaine in her mouth to avoid cops

A popular teenager died after hiding a bag of cocaine in her mouth when the car she was in was stopped by police, an inquest has heard.<p>Beautician …

Crime

Florida TV producer dies from vape pen explosion

Build the story, feel the vibe<p>The news app with the latest stories and trending conversations.<p>Get the app<p>Family relationships.People.1 hour …

Trends

Son's death pushes Minnesota mom into fight against high, rising drug prices

When Alec Smith turned 26 last May and aged out of his parents' health insurance, he discovered that he couldn't afford coverage of his own. Within weeks, he was trying to ration his diabetes medication because he couldn't afford a $1,300 refill.<p>A month later, the young restaurant manager was dead. …

Health Care

While out for a jog, she discovered a baby buried alive. Twenty years later, they reunite

In 1998, a jogger found a newborn baby buried alive in the foothills of Altadena, his umbilical cord still attached. The baby, not more than a few hours old, hovered near death.<p>For decades, Azita Milanian would wonder what happened to the boy after he recovered at a Pasadena hospital and was put up …

Hiking Trail

Suit: Homeless man jailed after trying to eat at Burger King

BOSTON (AP) — Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, was hungry so he went to Burger King one morning in 2015. But instead of breakfast, Ellis got a ride to the police station and more than three months in jail after he was wrongfully accused of using counterfeit cash, he says.<p>Now Ellis is …

Burger King

I tried to warn USPS about this counterfeit operation

Back in 2012, I started a column with this line: “The US Postal Service deserves to go broke.”<p>What bothered me was the fact that enterprising crooks …

eCommerce

Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke -- or in this case, a vape.<p>This hostess, though, paid an unusual price for her e-cig use, …

Public Health

A man who was wrongly convicted of murder when he was 14 clears his name after 27 long years

<b>(CNN) —</b> John Bunn was just 14 when he was jailed for the murder of an off-duty correction officer in Brooklyn.<p>He was finally able to clear his name Tuesday, when a judge formally exonerated him after 27 years. He's 41 now.<p>He wept as he hugged his attorneys in court. He approached the judge and held …

Framing

The Best—and Worst—Ways to Remove a Tick From Your Skin

An entomologist's step-by-step guide for what to do—and how much you should worry—when it comes to tick-borne illnesses this summer.<p>If you’re feeling …

Disease

Woman Loses It After Realizing Amazon Charged Her $1,000 To Ship Paper Plates

Should have kept the password to her ex-roommate's Prime account like the rest of us.<p>Amazon currently has more than 3,000 listings for paper plates, and more than 2,000 of them qualify for free shipping with an Amazon Prime membership or have reduced shipping prices for shoppers who subscribe to …

eCommerce

Bumble Bee CEO indicted for tuna price-fixing scheme

The Bumble Bee CEO has been charged with conspiring to inflate tuna prices.<p>A federal grand jury indicted Christopher Lischewski, the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods, in connection with a packaged seafood price-fixing scam.<p>The Department of Justice alleges that Lischewski met and communicated with rival …

Corruption

7 Ways Your Body Changes As You Get Older That You Wouldn’t Expect

Aging is inevitable for everybody. And most of the effects of aging have to do with how our bodies work. But beyond the obvious symptoms of aging …

Immune System

White man freaks out after hearing Spanish spoken in NYC — and threatens to call ICE as he’s laughed out of coffee shop

A white man was caught on video ranting about employees speaking Spanish to customers at a midtown Manhattan coffee shop — and threatens to call …

Customers

White Hobby Lobby Manager Calls Police on Black Customer for #ShoppingWhileBlack

Another day, another white person siccing the police on an innocent black person. In today’s news that sounds a lot like yesterday’s news, an …

Hobby Lobby

A white woman sees a black man inspecting a house and calls the cops. But there's a twist to this incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've seen this movie (or, um, video) before.<p>Someone calls the police on a black person for doing ... something. Waiting in Starbucks. Checking out of an Airbnb. Napping at Yale.<p>The police show up -- and arrests, or angry conversations, or cries of racism follow.<p>That seemed to be the …

Justice

The "Shameful" Reason California's STD Rate Has Hit a Record High

And it's part of an overall trend countrywide.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, any progress the United States made in the …

Public Health

Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea

Mark King has had the clap so many times he's renamed it "the applause. "<p>The first time King had gonorrhea, he was a teenager in the late 1970s, growing up in Louisiana.<p>King visited a clinic and gave a fake name and phone number. He was treated quickly with antibiotics and sent on his way.<p>A few …

Public Health

'The next asbestos': Scientist says Low-E windows cause dangerous reflection

— They're reflections from a window strong enough to melt siding on homes and even start fires.<p>It's an issue with energy efficient windows that 5 On …

Weather

Seattle City Council approves tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle City Council approves tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.

City Politics

Yale student accused of 'napping while black' wants fellow student disciplined

<b>(CNN) —</b> At first, Lolade Siyonbola thought this must be a joke. Did another Yale student really call the police because she fell asleep in a common room?<p>"I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me,'" Siyonbola told ABC's "Good Morning America."<p>Then reality sunk in.<p>"None of this is really new. None of …

Law Enforcement

The reason shipping costs are skyrocketing

The biggest companies in America face the same dilemma: A truck driver shortage is squeezing profits.<p>Hasbro (HAS), Kellogg (K), Mondelez (MDLZ), Coke (KO), and Monster (MNST) have told Wall Street in recent weeks that higher freight and shipping expenses are eating into their profitmargins. Rising …

Trucking

Ex-Cop Convicted of Killing Unarmed Black Man Caught Drinking at Bar In Apparent Violation of Parole

A wealthy Oklahoma ex-deputy released after serving less than half his sentence for shooting and killing an already-subdued, unarmed black man was …

Crime

Wisconsin police beat this black teen while he screamed for his mother

A police department in Wisconsin triggered outrage Sunday after cell phone video surfaced of two white officers punching and tackling a 17-year-old black teenager during an arrest in a shopping mall parking lot, allegedly for refusing orders to stop and talk to them.<p>The incident began Friday …

Law Enforcement

Nigerian Woman, Who Was Removed From United Flight After A White Passenger Complained She Was 'Pungent,' Files Lawsuit

Seems as if the airlines are still clowning and being targeted with lawsuits because of the clownery. More recently, United Airlines was hit with a …

Flying

Troy Police Cat, Pawfficer Donut: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The Troy, Michigan Police Department has just made a move that is absolutely purrrfect. They have added a Police Cat to their staff, named Pawfficer …

Social Media

10 Diseases Cats Can Give You, Because ‘Cat-Scratch Fever’ Is Real

Cats tend to get a bad rap. Known for being aloof and strong willed, they basically run the show despite their humans' best efforts to assert …

Insects