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

How to see if your internet service provider is ripping you off

Anyone can quickly check their internet speeds by running a free test like this one at www.speedtest.net.<p>Syracuse, N.Y. -- New York's attorney …

Prince mourned one year after his death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Linda Haynes-Williams will be in both physical and emotional pain on Friday, as she marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Prince.<p>"I'm getting my first tattoo in honor of him and I'm scared to death," she said. "It looks like a dove holding his symbol, flying away and the dove has a …

Entertainment

This Sweet Guy Sends B-Day Cards To The Dog He Got With His Ex

When high school sweethearts Rebecca and Frankie Hernandez wed in 2012, they got an adorable pit bull-mix puppy and named him Apollo. Frankie instantly bonded with the pup and they quickly became BFFs. When the couple split in 2015, Rebecca relocated from Houston, TX, to her hometown of Mercedes — …

Dogs

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Crime

Mom Films Cops Arresting 10-Year-Old Son With Autism At School

“I don’t know what’s going on, mama!” the boy shouted as he was led away for an incident that happened last year.<p>A mother watched with horror as deputies in Florida arrested her 10-year-old son with autism at school last week for an incident she said took place last year.<p>Luanne Haygood filmed her …

Autism

It’s an orca! Last killer whale is born at a SeaWorld park

The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales.<p>The Orlando-based company said the orca – the last in a generation of whales bred in …

Mammals

PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever

Bigger than Walmart’s deal for Jet.com.<p>PetSmart has agreed to make the biggest e-commerce acquisition in history, putting a deal in place to snatch up fast-growing pet food and product site Chewy.com for $3.35 billion, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal.<p>The deal is a huge one by …

Emerging Technology

Tensions Mount as Hollywood Braces for a Possible Writers’ Strike

Stockpiling scripts, taking on last-minute re-writes, and preparing for a shutdown: Can Hollywood afford a strike as expensive as its last one?<p>Writers with deadlines barreling down on them are not a pretty sight. Think <b>Bryan Cranston</b> hunched over his typewriter in the bathtub in <i>Trumbo</i>.<p>Which is why …

Hollywood
Wildlife

Study reveals the true cost of cats and dogs

The debate over which animals are best – cats or dogs – is likely to continue forever, but the cost of having one has been settled.<p>Dogs cost nearly …

Wildlife

Science says your male pet is definitely breaking your stuff on purpose

As much as we love our pets, sometimes they can be total jerks. According to a new study, male pets are worse than female ones and tend to break more …

Pets

US Navy bans e-cigarettes on every ship in the fleet

Last year, the FDA finally started regulating e-cigarettes and swiftly ruled to keep them out of checked baggage on flights. Incidental reports that some had caught on fire led regulators to restrict them to carry-ons lest they ignite in midair. It seems the US Navy won't even take that chance, as …

U.S. Navy

States That Have the Most Telecommuting Jobs

Telecommuting is becoming the new normal for a larger share of workers. As of 2016, 60% of organizations offered telecommuting benefits to employees, …

Army private reunited with dog after court battle

A Ohio Army private did something she never thought would happen again: She hugged her dog, Buck.<p>“Good boy, good boy,” said Army Pvt. Katelyn Gallagher as she hugged her 5-year-old bloodhound. “I missed you so much.”<p><b>DISABLED TEXAS VETERAN CLAIMS UNIVERSITY KICKED OUT HIS SERVICE DOG</b><p>Gallagher was …

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United had more pet deaths in 2016 than any other major US airline

More people are looking into the actions of United Airlines after a video went viral showing a passenger being forcibly removed from a plane.<p>On Monday, people began posting on Twitter that United has the worst track record when transporting pets compared to other major airlines, referring to 2016 …

Airlines

Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack

Amid warnings that North Korea and Iran have plans to take out parts of the U.S. electric grid through a cyber attack or atmospheric nuclear blast, …

The sneaky way H&R Block and TurboTax's Intuit reportedly help keep tax filing painful

Tax season is undeniably painful. Even if you are Type-A enough to keep track of receipts, log every expense, and meticulously collect 1099s — just …

Taxes

Dead bat found in bagged salad sold at Florida Walmart prompts investigation

CDC tests for rabies and regional recall follow discovery of deceased chiropteran in partially eaten packet of Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix<p>A dead bat found inside a bagged salad sold at a Florida Walmart has prompted a regional recall and an investigation by the Centers for Disease …

Florida

Congress Just Made It Officially Legal To Kill Hibernating Bears

Is it technically hunting if your prey is sleeping?<p>Hunters in Alaska can now track and kill hibernating bears thanks to a U.S. House and Senate resolution rolling back Obama-era regulations against the practice.<p>President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Monday, which rolled back Alaska’s …

Wildlife

Do these dead people belong to you? Deltona woman finds urns in driveway

It took a while, but Tiphany Stark was finally able to learn the identity of the dead people she found in her driveway.<p>Not bodies, but urns full of …

Crime

Amazon hiring 30,000 part-time workers, including 5,000 work-from-home positions

As retailers keep closing their doors, Amazon keeps reaping the benefits.<p>The online shopping giant announced this week it will hire 30,000 part-time …

Employment

Shock Collar Found on Dog After Day Care

The last time Luke picked his dog Mya up from day care in Chicago, he found a collar he did not recognize underneath her regular collar. It was a …

Day Care
LGBTQ

Use this simple chart to save an extra $1,000 this year

If someone asked you to save $1,000 right now, could you do it? How would it make you feel? What would you cut back on? (Or would you need to go out and find a new hustle??)<p>$1,000 is a lot of money no matter what position you're in. And if someone told me to save it on the spot I'd probably first …

Personal Finance

Amazon Refunding up to $70 Million for Kids’ In-App Purchases

For any parent whose kid racked up a big bill making in-app purchases on Amazon, a refund may be on the way.<p>The FTC and internet retailing giant Amazon agreed Tuesday to set aside their appeals in a case over this very issue and set the stage for a potential $70 million in refunds for purchases …

Amazon

A cashier tried to convince this little girl to get a white doll. She said no.

As a prize for a month of successful potty-training, two-year-old Sophia Benner picked out a doll she loved at a local Target — but when she and her …

Barbie

Rare disease spread through rat urine is killing dogs

A rare rat-borne disease is killing dogs in New Jersey following this year’s warm winter, experts say.<p>Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease most …

Public Health

Patrick Stewart's Foster Pit Bull Inspires Him To Stand Up Against Dog Fighting

After falling in love with Ginger, he wants to protect other dogs like her.<p>Just when we thought Sir Patrick Stewart couldn’t get any more wonderful, he and his wife Sunny Ozell started fostering an adorable pit bull named Ginger.<p>Now, Stewart is going a step further, and using his celebrity platform …

Dogs

These dog breeds are most likely to run away from home

To find out if some dog breeds may be more prone to getting lost than others, Business Insider asked Whistle — a company that makes a GPS and activity-tracking dog collar — for help, and it looked at data gathered from the roughly 150,000 Americans who've used its products (like all data, this set …

Dogs