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

From Massages to ‘Pawicures,’ These Resorts Have It All for Pets

Keith Clemson, a psychotherapist focused on couples therapy in Washington, worries about his dog when he goes away.<p>A chow chow, Ripley looks like a fluffy bear and can be sweet, but he can also be stubborn and a bit mean.<p>“I’m very particular about where he goes because of his temperament,” Dr. …

Pets

California firefighters brings nearly dead dog back to life

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after firefighters rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.<p>In a video posted to the Bakersfield Fire Department's website that has been widely shared online, firefighter …

Fire Fighting

Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues

Shady businesses, you're on notice. This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty.<p>Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay just announced a massive expansion, which will help users tackle issues in 1,000 legal areas entirely for free. The new features, which launched on Wednesday, cover consumer …

Chatbots

DeLand Walmart project well underway, roundabout coming

A part of one of DeLand’s main roads is about to be changed, with the addition of a roundabout to guide traffic into, out of and around a …

Shopping

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Tap Water; People Warned To Avoid Water In Nose

Traces of Naegleria fowleri was found during routine testing in two water systems.<p>Louisiana’s Department of Health confirmed this week that brain-eating amoeba had been found in two water systems in the state.<p>Traces of Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism that can cause a rare, but fatal, …

Public Health

12 Dogs Test Positive For Cocaine In "Largest Greyhound Drug Case In American History"

Trump can no longer be trusted with the nuclear football.<p>The German government has raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful posting on social …

Cocaine

New Jersey state shutdown: Here's what you need to know

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>As of Thursday night, a budget was not agreed upon, which leaves one more day for a budget to pass before the state government …

Island Beach State Park

Glamorous pet owners are getting matching manicures with their cats

First thing's first: you should never, <i>ever</i> paint your pet's claws with actual nail polish. It's toxic to them! But should you hunger for you and your cat to have matching manicures, there's a glamorous alternative.<p>Cristi, a cat owner from California, routinely purchases nail caps for her cat, …

Cats

A Deadly Brain-Invading Worm Is Disturbingly Widespread in Florida

Scientists in Florida have found traces of rat lungworm in five counties, bolstering the idea that this potentially fatal parasite may be expanding …

Public Health

Staples in $6.9 billion sale to private equity firm Sycamore

(Reuters) - Sycamore Partners said on Wednesday it would acquire U.S. office supplies chain Staples Inc (SPLS.O) for $6.9 billion, a rare bet by a private equity firm this year in the U.S. retail sector, which has been roiled by the popularity of internet shopping.<p>Buyout firms largely have …

United States

Send text messages and photos without a cell connection thanks to Sonnet

Why it matters to you<p>This compact device allows users to send text messages, photos, and GPS coordinates to one another without the need for a cell …

Gear & Gadgets

Move to rename Harlem neighborhood SoHa sparks outrage over erasing black history

New York City real estate companies' attempts to rename a Harlem neighborhood "SoHa" have enraged long-time residents of the historically black enclave, who say the move erases the community's rich cultural history.<p>The neighborhood served as home and inspiration to generations of leading African …

Black History

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Policing

Token is like the One Ring to rule them all, but it pays for stuff and protects your identity

Look out, Frodo — we might have a new "One Ring to rule them all."<p>Token, a new smart ring, promises to give its wearers a chance to make mobile payments, unlock doors, and ditch their passwords — all while protecting their identity with an extra level of security.<p>The wearable uses the same type of …

Wearable Tech

Florida’s Billion-Dollar Drug Treatment Industry Is Plagued by Overdoses, Fraud

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida — For the first responders who found her lifeless body one October morning, 24-year-old Alison Flory was yet another casualty of addiction here on the front line of Florida's opioid crisis.<p>To her family, she was a daughter, a beloved sister, a goofy bookworm who made them …

Palm Beach County

[Sweet Revenge] IRS phone scammers get a taste of their own medicine after messing with a programmer

Phone scams are getting more frequent and elaborate with time. Nowadays, one of the schemes involves scammers pretending they're from the IRS and …

Identity Theft

Meet Brynneth Pawltro, Kentucky Town's New Pit Bull Mayor

This is Rabbit Hash's fourth canine mayor in a row.<p>WDRB 41 Louisville News<p>As Brynneth Pawltro, the latest mayor of the small Kentucky town of Rabbit Hash, settles into office, town residents are praising her as outgoing and having a great smile. She also happens to be a dog.<p>“There’s always …

Dogs

SeaWorld Is Under Investigation for Its Claims About Blackfish

It's already facing an investor lawsuit.<p>In 2013, the CNN documentary <i>Blackfish</i> provoked public backlash against SeaWorld. The film argued that the water park was mistreating its orca whales by confining them in small tanks, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, though SeaWorld's website denies this. Harry Styles even …

Documentaries

Tablet for dogs will allow service animals to call 911

Dogs trained to use the touchscreen device can make calls or send texts.<p>If your bff happens to be of the four-legged variety, there may soon be a …

Pets

McDonalds Is Replacing 2,500 Human Cashiers With Digital Kiosks: Here Is Its Math

MUH, MUH, MUH<p>India gold imports in H1, 2017 greater than all of 2016. <b>“I trust gold more than the currencies of countries”</b> - 63% of Indians in …

Trends

New Missouri Bill Will Let Employers Fire Women Who Use Birth Control

Your Tango<p>A new bill that passed both the Missouri House and Missouri Senate allows employers to fire women who use birth control or who have had an …

Rights & Freedoms

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so on Friday CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist.<p>Bill Hennessy, the network's regular sketch artist for Supreme Court proceedings, headed over to the White House on Friday afternoon and drew Press Secretary Sean Spicer's …

People who work from home make $4,000 more in salary every year

Around 3.9 million Americans are working from home — and many are getting paid more money for it than they would make in regular office jobs.<p>That’s …

The Workplace

Kind People Did Something Amazing for One-Eyed Poodle Who Didn’t Stand a Chance in a Shelter

At just seven years old, Luna the poodle found her self-curled up in a kennel cage at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in California. She was …

Rick Scott, staff are delusional about Florida's low-paying jobs

People sometimes ask me why I write about Orlando’s low wages so often.<p>For three main reasons:<p>Because ours are so incredibly low — among the lowest …

Orlando

Florida sheriff delivers strong message to county: 'If you're not afraid of a gun, get one'

Polk County’s sheriff is sending out a call to arms. He says people should be armed and prepared just in case they are faced with an active shooter.<p>“The armed assailant doesn’t plan on you fighting back,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “He plans on having a gun, doing all the shooting, and you’re just a …

Bed bugs disappeared for 40 years, now they're back with a vengeance. Here's what to know

They're small, blood-sucking parasites perhaps living in the corners and crevices of our beds, feeding off us while we sleep.<p>Bed bugs, for decades, existed as myths, part of a rhyme our parents told us before bed. Now they've made an unwelcome return and those who know the buggers best say it's …

Working from home is really having a moment

The office is rapidly expanding beyond the cubicle.<p>The number of telecommuting workers has increased 115% in a decade, according to a new report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs.<p>That translates to 3.9 million workers, or almost 3% of the total U.S. workforce, working from home at least …

The Workplace