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Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up.<p>The blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store bathrooms by …

Public Health

15-Year-Old Communicates With Blind and Deaf Man on Alaska Air

An inspiring Facebook post went viral on Wednesday when a blind and deaf passenger, Tim Cook, was assisted by a 15-year-old girl, Clara Daly, on an …

Tim Cook

#PermitPatty: White Woman Calls Police on 8-Year-Old Black Girl Selling Water, Says She Was Tired of the Noise [Update]

<b>Update: June 23, 2018 6:17 p.m EDT:</b><p>The woman appropriately dubbed #PermitPatty has been identified as Alison Ettel, who owns a weed for dogs business …

Crime

The First Photos of Kit Harington and Rose Leslie As a Married Couple Are Here

The co-stars are now husband and wife!<p>Rose Leslie and Kit Harington's long-awaited wedding has finally taken place, and the <i>Game of Thrones</i> co-stars couldn't look happier.<p>Attended by a slew of celebrity guests, Harington and Leslie's wedding took place in Leslie's hometown, near Aberdeen in …

TV Series

Home Depot's $1.2 Billion Investment to Amazon-Proof Its Business

The home improvement retailer has thrived in recent years. But, far from resting, it has doubled down on building out its already impressive …

Home Depot

Pregnant girlfriend cried and pleaded with boyfriend to stop YouTube stunt moments before shooting him dead

A heavily pregnant girlfriend, who fatally shot the father of her child in a botched YouTube stunt, cried and pleaded with him to stop moments before the tragedy, new court documents have revealed.<p>Monalisa Perez, 21, told Pedro Ruiz III “I can’t do this babe, I am so scared” as he urged her to fire …

Crime

Calif. Toddler Dies After Mom Leaves Him in Car for 10 Hours While She 'Socialized': Police

A 23-year-old California mother was arrested after allegedly leaving her 18-month-old son in a hot car for 10 hours while she “socialized” with …

Crime

Retirement complications: Beware of hidden taxes when the career ends

Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you’re working.<p>Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. You’ll pay federal income taxes on most retirement plan withdrawals, but additional state taxes depend on where you live. Tax rates on …

Retirement

Madonna Steamy Love Letter to Female Model Up for Auction

<b>Madonna</b> was crushing hard on the model she famously kissed in her 1990 "Justify My Love" video, and professed it in <b>a love letter</b> ... which could be …

Music

New lawsuit takes issue with Apple’s ‘brilliantly scratch-resistant’ Apple Watch marketing

Apple is facing a lawsuit over its marketing for the Apple Watch. While the company markets the device as “brilliantly scratch-resistant,” an Ontario man is taking issue with that as he claims the device is actually very susceptible to scratches and tarnishes…<p>As reported by iPhone in Canada, …

Smartwatches

First 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Reactions Are in: 'Laughed Myself to Tears'

Looks like the folks who saw it Friday night are in love<p>So we’re still two weeks away from the theatrical release of “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” but …

Comics

Outrage over controversial sign at Dunkin' Donuts - CNN Video

A sign at a Baltimore Dunkin' Donuts sparked controversy for offering customers free coffee if they called in reports of employees speaking a language other than English.

Coffee

This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Hidden 1,000 metres under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's dream.<p>Super-Kamiokande (or "Super-K" as it's sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were …

Physics

Officials Say Illegal Pesticide Caused Deaths Of 13 Bald Eagles In Maryland

Robert Edgell has grown accustomed to seeing bald eagles soar over the family farm in Federalsburg, Md., so, when he discovered the carcasses of more than a dozen dead raptors on the property two years ago, he "was dumbfounded," he told <i>The Washington Post</i>.<p>"Usually you see one or two soaring over …

EPA

DNA on napkin used to crack 32-year-old cold case, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> DNA evidence from a discarded restaurant napkin was used to identify a suspect in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in 1986, police in Tacoma, Washington, said Friday.<p>Gary Hartman, 66, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with murder in the first degree and rape in the first degree, …

Crime

DNA testing revealed a WWII veteran stole an 8-year-old's identity. No one knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was a WWII veteran with a Purple Heart, a wife and three children. But in 1964, he vanished, moved across the country and later took the identity of an 8-year-old boy who had died years before.<p>His case had confounded investigators for more than a decade. US Marshal Pete Elliott called it …

Crime

George Will, Having Left Republican Party, Urges Conservatives to Vote Against Donald Trump

George Will, a longtime political commentator and staunch defender of the conservative movement, chided the Republican Party, citing the party’s …

Republicans

Hungry rat shreds more than $17,500 of cash inside ATM in India

At least one money-hungry rat broke into an ATM and chewed through nearly $18,000 in cash, authorities in India said.<p>Officials at the State Bank of India (SBI) thought the machine was merely malfunctioning when patrons told them it was no longer dispensing money.<p>It was "out of order" since May 20 — …

India

Anthony Bourdain Toxicology Report Reveals He Had No Narcotics in His System at Time of Death

A completed toxicology report for Anthony Bourdain revealed that he had no narcotics in his system at the time of his death, a French judicial …

Anthony Bourdain

Netflix Fires PR Chief After Use of N-Word in Meeting (Exclusive)

In lengthy internal memo, CEO Reed Hastings addressed letting go top communications executive Jonathan Friedland: "His descriptive use of the N-word …

Employment

Demi Lovato opens up about relapse in candid single 'Sober'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Demi Lovato has released a new single that reveals a heartbreaking setback in her road to recovery from addiction.<p>In her new single, titled "Sober," a candid Lovato admits to suffering a relapse. Her song comes just weeks after she celebrated six years of sobriety.<p>"To the ones who never …

Mental Health

The US wants to leave this American in Syria with $4,210 and no passport

<b>(CNN) —</b> After two days of walking in the Syrian desert, one fitful night sleeping in a mud hut and a failed attempt to bribe a local into vouching for him to get safe passage out of ISIS territory, it looked like the man was en route to freedom on the back of a water truck.<p>But when the truck …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

There's little economic justification for tipping. But we can't stop doing it

Voters in Washington, D.C., decided this week to do away with the so-called tip credit, a miserable practice that allows employers — mostly restaurants — to pay dirt-cheap wages if workers also receive tips from customers.<p>California is one of just seven states that have eliminated the tip credit. …

Hospitality

Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car...

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on her phone until about the time of a fatal crash, according to a police report that deemed the March 18 incident "entirely avoidable."<p>A report by …

Autonomous Tech

An Ancient Chinese Tomb Reveals an Extinct Species of Gibbon, and a Warning

An ancient Chinese royal tomb may contain more surprising discoveries than anyone expected, including what appears to be a previously unknown species …

Evolution

ICE detainee held in California prison diagnosed with chickenpox

<b>(CNN) —</b> An immigrant detained at a federal prison in California has been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns among the prison staff.<p>The detainee is among 1,000 immigrants in federal custody who were recently moved to the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex, about 90 miles northeast of …

Public Health

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local):<p>8:25 p.m.<p>A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated …

Immigration

Johnny Depp Says He’s Lost $650 Million & Is Nearly Broke

A new profile about Johnny Depp in <i>Rolling Stone</i> alleges that the movie star – whose films have pulled in an estimated $3.6 billion at the global box …

Harvey Weinstein

GOP lawmaker calls on Trump to fire Stephen Miller over family separation

A Republican lawmaker is calling on President Donald Trump to fire White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, who played a significant role in the administration’s contentious “zero tolerance” immigration policy, in which families have been separated at the southern border.<p>“The President should …

Donald Trump