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By Cristina Roskoff-Harris | Exciting Articles From Around The World

Parents in 48 Florida counties don’t have to worry about lunch money for a month

There is such a thing as a free lunch for students in 48 Irma-affected Florida counties.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture accepted Florida’s …

Florida

War with North Korea Starts To Look Inevitable

Pyongyang’s and Washington’s miscalculation and misconception could lead to the worst outcomes.<p>“We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point,” said Nikki Haley on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, referring to North Korea. “We wanted to be …

North Korea

Hurricane Maria Powers Up for Another Blow to the Caribbean

Maria blew up from a tropical storm into a major Category 4 hurricane in less than 24 hours on Monday, bearing down on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands that are still bailing out from Hurricane Irma.<p>Hurricane warnings were in effect for Puerto Rico, its satellite islands of Culebra and …

Weather

Not one single human left on the island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma

The island of Barbuda has lost its civilization – not one human is left on the island after Hurricane Irma devastated it. With 95% of the islands …

Hurricane Irma

Here's how dogs actually see the world

How do dogs see the world? Dogs see differently than humans.<p>The reason lies within the eye. In the eye are light receptors called cones and rods. Cones help us distinguish different colors, while rods help us see in dim light.<p>The number of cones and rods is different for dogs.<p>Turns out, dogs have …

Science

Tough cookie Buddy

Share This Story<p>Buddy didn’t have such a great day when he thought licking the crumbs out of a cookie jar was a good idea. Specialist firefighters …

Pets

Right Behind Irma, Here Comes Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Irma may be gone, but the 2017 hurricane season clearly isn’t done yet. Tropical Storm Maria has formed in the Atlantic and is now advancing on the same islands that took the brunt of Irma’s wrath.<p>The storm’s forecast track, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), has it …

Weather

Tropical Storm Maria threatens Caribbean; Lee forms in Atlantic

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean, prompting a hurricane watch for areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week.<p>Maria is about 590 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is packing maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is moving toward the …

Weather

Blood Leaks Onto Road From Funeral Home Like A Scene From A Horror Movie

A blocked storage tank line caused the gruesome sight.<p>Residents spotted the disturbing sight of blood seeping out onto the road from a Louisiana undertaker’s business on Thursday afternoon.<p>Gruesome photographs show red liquid trickling onto a back street from a valve outside the Greenoaks Funeral …

Baton Rouge

Kids Who Can’t Afford School Lunch Are Served Humiliation Instead

Shaming policies range from hand stamps to dumping food in the trash.<p>For the past several years, reports have surfaced about the “shaming” of …

Education

Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Character actor Harry Dean Stanton who appeared in such films as "Cool Hand Luke," "Kelly's Heroes," "The Godfather Part II" and "Alien," has died at age 91, Fox News confirmed Friday.<p>Stanton passed away from natural causes at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.<p>Before finding fame in Hollywood, …

Entertainment

Man tries to use his cat to catch a rat - but it doesn't quite go to plan

Anyone who grew up watching Tom and Jerry might think having a cat around is the perfect weapon against vermin like mice and rats.<p>But this pet owner …

Cats

Dog owner is oblivious to alligator threat to swimming pet; video | GrindTV.com

Corina Cox has only lived in Florida a month so alligators were yet to be on her radar, though clearly they ought to have been when she allowed her …

Alligator

Many South Florida residents remain without cell phone, internet service

MIAMI (WSVN) - Restoring cell phone and internet service remains a top priority for South Floridians affect by Irma.<p>According to the Federal …

Miami

Yes, climate change made Harvey and Irma worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> The right time to talk climate change is now.<p>It might seem premature when people in the Caribbean, Florida and Texas are still mucking out their flooded homes.<p>And no, changes in our planet's atmosphere did not cause Hurricanes Harvey or Irma. But the consensus among scientists is that the …

Climate Change

Nobody Takes The Bodega Out Of The Corner. Not Even A Startup

When the word "bodega" began to trend all over Twitter this week, I wondered if something bad had happened in one those beloved neighborhood joints.<p>You see, I grew up with bodegas. I don't remember a time when a lot of the corner stores in my neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens, weren't a fixture in …

Food

Texas animal shelter receives personal donation from President Trump • Pet Rescue Report

Share This Story<p>An animal shelter in Houston, Texas, has announced the receipt of a personal donation from President Trump, and his wife, Melania. On …

Hurricane Harvey

The Latest: Fumes from generator suspected in woman's death

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>7 a.m.<p>A woman has died and three men are in critical condition in a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by faulty generator use in Florida's Palm Beach County.<p>Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said crews …

Weather

Irma floods Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Editor's note: This is a developing story that is being constantly updated as the storm progresses.</i><p>Leaving a trail of devastation in Florida, Irma trudged north on Monday, flooding downtown Charleston, South Carolina, uprooting trees in Atlanta and cutting off coastal communities.<p>A weakened …

Weather

The Virgin Islands, After Irma: 'It Was Like Stepping Onto Another Planet'

Hurricane Irma arrived on the doorstep of the Virgin Islands just over a week ago. A Category 5 storm, historic in its terrible might, Irma shredded homes and hotels into the bare materials that made them, its winds scattering floorboards and roofs and light poles like so many matchsticks.<p>Within a …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Sewage spills add to misery in hurricane-battered Florida

As if loss of air conditioning and refrigeration weren't bad enough, widespread power outages in hurricane-battered Florida are teaming with structural failures to cause another headache: sewage overflows.<p>Local governments have submitted well over 100 "notices of pollution" to the state Department …

Water

'Spider-man' spotted aiding in Hurricane Irma cleanup in Florida

He wasn't shooting webs from his wrists or flinging his body off roof tops, but a Florida man was certainly living up to the moniker "Your friendly …

Hurricane Irma

Student begs professor to let her bring dog to class before hurricane. What happens next is in fact awesome

“She was pretty well-behaved in class, She went straight to whoever was talking for the most part, like if someone was answering or asking a …

Xeni Jardin

Boxer dog derp dump: here are some of the many reasons Boxer dogs rule

Boxers are one of the derpy-est dog breeds. And that's why we love them so.

Xeni Jardin

Hurricane Irma: Keys residents line up at checkpoint

<b>(CNN) —</b> Frustrations grew Wednesday along a two-lane stretch of highway through the Florida Keys as disappointed residents were told it wasn't safe enough for them to return home.<p>The lower Keys were particularly hard hit by Hurricane Irma, with first responders Wednesday still searching through …

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Now Category 5 – Expected To Hit Florida Late Saturday | Deadline

Hurricane Irma was upgraded to a Category 5 storm as it made landfall Friday night on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba, packing winds of 160 mph, …

Weather

Comcast, U-Haul, Airbnb offering free services to storm-battered Floridians

Floridians disheartened and frustrated by the approach of Hurricane Irma – and the prospect of flooding, property damage and other problems – can at least take solace in the fact that some businesses are offering help.<p>Cable TV and internet provider Comcast, for example, says it will make internet …

Hurricane Irma

GasBuddy App Scores Big During Florida Fuel Shortage

Miami resident Eddie Lopez needed to fuel up his car before Hurricane Irma arrived. He tried a couple of gas stations, but they were out of gasoline. Then he remembered an app he’d seen on Facebook that directed him to two filling stations.<p>“The first one had gas and there was no line,” Mr. Lopez …

Hurricane Irma

Floridians say online retailers let them down ahead of Irma

MIAMI (AP) — Maya Kogul was in California when Hurricane Irma began twirling toward Florida. She knew stores would run out of key supplies before she got back to her downtown Miami home earlier this week, so she placed an order for three cases of water through a Nestle water delivery company. She …

Hurricane Irma