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After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until …

Homelessness

The worst crime against the gay community you've never heard of -- until now

When you work in an investigative unit, the stories you tell rarely have a happy ending. We cover attacks, shootings and disasters; crime, corruption …

Crime

If the Civil War Didn’t Kill You, the Food Might

Most American soldiers didn’t exactly enjoy gourmet food during the Civil War—think hardtack, beans, watery coffee, and the rare rasher of bacon—but during that period in history, they learned a great many life skills. And a chef and a museum chief recently teamed up to give people a taste of what …

War

Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.<p>Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma.<p>The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will …

Pets

Elvis Presley’s abandoned private jet is up for auction

There’s no engine, the cockpit’s a mess and the velvet seats have lost their plush.Restoring this plane will require a heap of cash and a hunk of …

FAA

The 11-year-old girl divorcing her 38-year-old husband

Watch VideoKhartoum, Sudan — Amal is 11 years old and seeking a divorce.The young Sudanese girl was in elementary school when a 38-year-old man asked …

Africa

Police need warrant to collect info on where suspects use mobile phones, Supreme Court says

The Supreme Court on Friday said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual's location through cell phone records …

Privacy

National City Police look for owner of large amount of cash

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - National City Police want to return a large amount of recently-discovered cash to its rightful owner.<p>The missing money …

Scripps

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Glen Campbell

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YouTube

78,000 ladders sold at Home Depot, Lowe's recalled due to falling hazard

Several ladders sold at Lowe's and Home Depot stores this past spring are being recalled as they may pose a falling hazard.

Lowe's

Van Damme vs Russian - In Hell

YouTube

Pantera drummer and co-founder, Vinnie Paul, dies at 54

Vinnie Paul, the drummer and co-founder of iconic heavy metal band Pantera, died Friday. He was 54.<p>"Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away," the band announced on Facebook, adding: "The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time."<p>Jane Hoffman, a Pantera …

Civil Rights

Montreal's Red Roof homeless shelter facing shutdown as funds dry up

One of Montreal’s longest-running homeless shelters is in dire straits.Donations have dried up and so too has government funding. As it stands, …

Homelessness

Pet Shop Boys What have I done to deserve this

YouTube

9,000 barrels of bourbon fall in Kentucky distillery building collapse

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pardon bourbon lovers for crying in their beer after half of the barrels being aged at a Kentucky distillery building fell to the ground when part of the structure collapsed.<p>About 9,000 stacked bourbon barrels plummeted to the ground Friday at Barton 1792 Distillery, home of the brand 1792 …

Bourbon Whiskey

Love Island's Sophie Gradon has died aged 32

Her boyfriend broke the news on Facebook<p><i>Love Island's</i> Sophie Gradon has tragically died, aged 32.<p>We first heard that Sophie, who appeared on the 2016 series of <i>Love Island,</i> had passed away when her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, posted the tragic news on Facebook. He wrote: "I will never forget that …

Love Island

BBB Warns of Facebook Messenger Scams

If you are on Facebook, watch out for scams using Messenger. In the past month, BBB Scam Tracker has received dozens of reports about con artists …

Facebook Messenger

33 children transported to hospitals after falling ill at summer camp in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, Fla. — Officials say that 33 children were transported to area hospitals on Thursday after falling ill at a summer camp in Lake …

Summer Camp

NASCAR driver's dad rescues him from fiery wreck

Mike Jones' dad, Dean Jones, is facing possible discipline from NASCAR for running onto the active track instead of letting safety crews handle the …

Wreck

Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks

Cedella Roman says she was jogging along the beach south of White Rock, B.C., when she crossed the U.S. border without realizing it. That began a …

Immigration

Richard Greenberg, who evoked distinctive moods for Hollywood movies, dead at 71

In two minutes, Richard Greenberg could terrify, tease and intrigue you.<p>Using typography, graphic design and special effects, he became one of the …

University of Illinois

Ruling paves way for widespread online sales tax

Sales Tax

Adult popsicles pack more alcohol than a glass of wine

A crime scene near a BREC park marks one of more than 50 murders that have happened this year in East Baton Rouge Parish. For the first time, we're …

Baton Rouge

Landlord accused of having houses set on fire for insurance money, 2 tenants also arrested

A homeowner and two of his tenants face charges for an alleged scheme to burn houses for insurance money. The Office of Louisiana State Fire Marshal …

Crime

Former 49ers OT Keith Fahnhorst Dies at Age 66

The San Francisco 49ers announced former All-Pro offensive tackle Keith Fahnhorst died Tuesday at the age of 66.<p>A second-round pick of the 49ers in 1974, Fahnhorst spent the entirety of his 14-year NFL career in the Bay Area. During that time, he emerged as a key bookend along San Francisco's …

Football (U.S.)

Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68

Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, died Thursday. He was 68.<p>His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, …

Foreign Policy

Body Of Zabia Afzal Found In Lake Ontario

Her death is not believed to be suspicious.<p>VAUGHAN, Ont. — Police say a Toronto-area PhD student who went missing last month has been found dead in …

Toronto

Trump To Sign 'Something' To Stop Family Separation At Border

He's been blaming the immigration crisis on Democrats.<p>WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would sign something …

Donald Trump

Justin Trudeau's Ill-Fated India Trip Cost Over $1.5 Billion

Including a budget of over $5,000 for Canadian wine.<p>OTTAWA — New documents suggest the bills for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's troubled trip to …

Canada