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There's a big 'Harry Potter' convention coming to Dallas in 2018

LeakyCon, a <i>Harry Potter</i> fan convention connected to the long-running fansite The Leaky Cauldron, is coming to Dallas. The event will be held at the …

Stranger Things season 2’s meme is Jim Hopper dancing to everything

In season 1 of <i>Stranger Things</i>, we had #Justice4Barb. This season, we’ve got… dancing Hopper. <i>Stranger Things</i> season 2 got its first meme this week, as a Twitter account called @hopperdancingto started posting videos of Sheriff Jim Hopper dancing to K-pop, the <i>Stranger Things</i> theme song, the Bag …

Memes

‘I wish I could say I’m surprised’: Ex blasts mom charged with abandoning kids to tour Europe

Police say Erin Lee Macke left a gun on her bedroom shelf and her four young children to fend for themselves and jetted off last week for an 11-day vacation in Europe — cut somewhat short by the Iowa mother’s arrest Thursday on child endangerment charges.<p>Macke left her 12-year-old twins and 6- and …

Crime

FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

Court rules sending nude selfies as a minor same as distributing child porn

A Washington man has been convicted of sending illicit images of a child — the child in question being him. An ill-advised selfie took a harassment case to the state’s Supreme Court, who ruled that even a selfie can be considered child pornography if sent to an adult.<p>According to the Seattle Patch, …

Behold one of the craziest box scores you'll ever see, courtesy of the Mets

There’s an well-worn adage in sports: The box score doesn’t tell the whole story.<p>In this case, however, it absolutely does.<p>Here’s the situation: The New York Mets found out before Wednesday’s tilt against the Yankees that they would be without infielders Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes due to injury, …

China now has a one-dog policy

After China's lifting of its longstanding one-child policy, it's started to put in a one-dog policy.<p>A couple of cities in China have introduced …

When to repair vs. replace those pricey home appliances

Nobody buys a refrigerator to solve their midlife crisis. And yet the price of some home appliances is next in line after little red convertibles.<p>“Other than houses and cars, home appliances can be the biggest investments homeowners make,” points out Chris Granger of Sears Home Services. That’s why …

Home Improvement

Universal names its Marvel-inspired monster movies Dark Universe

Bride of Frankenstein is up next<p>Universal Pictures is bringing its roster of classic movie monsters back to the forefront with its newly named Dark Universe series — the long-promised web of films kicking off with <i>The Mummy</i> this summer. The next film in the series to hit theaters will be <i>Bride of</i> …

Movies

Texas Monthly ranks Cattleack as Dallas' best barbecue joint in the Lone Star State

Barbecue enthusiasts in Texas are about to lose their minds. In Daniel Vaughn's <i>Texas Monthly</i> list of the 50 best barbecue joints in Texas, …