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Father Floors Gas Pedal After Family Find Themselves on Opening Drawbridge

A cargo ship sails along the river under a drawbridge. (OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)
A cargo ship sails along the river under a drawbridge. (OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

A father on vacation with his family found himself on a drawbridge that started to raise with the family still on it. He was forced...

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    Father and Daughter Kicked Off Flight, Claim It Was Because of What They Said

    A father and daughter were kicked off a plane after allegedly making remarks on how miserable the flight attendants looked. Eric and Whitney Miller, who... Read more

  • A Sheriff's deputy stands near the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. August 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Kate Medley)

    PBS/NPR Poll: Most Americans Think Confederate Statues Should Stay

    A new poll from Marist College, PBS, and NPR carried out this week has found that 62 percent of Americans think that Confederate statues shouldn’t... Read more

  • Leopard shark washed up on beach in San Francisco. (Tom Hilton [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

    Brain-Eating Parasites Responsible for Record Number of Leopard Shark Deaths?

    Leopard sharks in the hundreds have been washing up on beaches in the San Francisco Bay area since March this year, along with various species... Read more

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    Peyton West, Teen Who Got Heart Transplant, Dies on First Day of School

    A teen who got a heart transplant in Ohio died on the first day of school, according to media reports. Peyton West, 13, collapsed and... Read more

  • DURHAM, NC - AUGUST 17:  A statue on the portal of Duke University Chapel bearing the likeness of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was vandalized on early August 17, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. The statue is one of 10 historical figures adorning the exterior of the chapel; the group includes significant figures from the American South and the Protestant and Methodist traditions.  (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

    Movement to Remove Confederate Statues Expanding

    Groups of far-left protesters are tearing down and vandalizing historical statues and monuments they deem antithetical to their views. They began by targeting Confederate statues... Read more

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    Dozens Attacked, Hospitalized, After Student Knocks Down Bee Hive

    As many as 60 students were stung by bees and over 40 were taken to hospitals after a student knocked down a hive on the Palmdale... Read more

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    Student Arrested After Posting Threat on Facebook: Police

    A Florida high school student allegedly posted a threat on Facebook, saying she would kill a former teacher. Desiree Zio, 18, is accused of posting... Read more

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    All Florida Prisons Placed on Lockdown: Report

    Every single Florida state prisoner is on lockdown, and they will remain so at least until the weekend is over—amid fears of potential uprisings, the... Read more

  • The back of New Hampshire's GOP headquarters, which was found vandalized on Aug. 17, 2017. (Photo courtesy New Hampshire GOP)

    Vandal Writes ‘Nazis,’ Breaks Window of State GOP Headquarters in NH

    A vandal spray painted the word “Nazis” and broke the window on the headquarters of the Republican State Committee in New Hampshire. The vandalism was... Read more

  • Students at "Knowledge is Power Program" (KIPP) Academy walk in the hallway October 4, 2000 in The Bronx, New York.Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

    Spanking Can Trigger Detrimental Negative Behavior From Children in the Long Term, Study Says

    A new study finds that spanking and other disciplinary actions can negatively impact children’s behavior down the road for much longer than originally thought.  Researchers at... Read more

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    Teacher Shoots Himself Inside Classroom in Georgia School

    Officials said an Atlanta-area teacher shot himself—but luckily, there were no students around. Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jesse Hambrick said that none of students had... Read more

  • Surrendered handguns are piled in a bin. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    70-Year-Old Veteran Wrongfully Deemed ‘Mentally Defective’ Gets Guns Returned by Court

    Police seized the guns of a 70-year-old army veteran after the courts deemed him “mentally defective.” Don Hall told police that he had never had... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says there is a growing trend of violent crime in sanctuary cities, in Miami, Fla., on August 16, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Sessions Blasts Sanctuary Cities for Aiding Criminals

    President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated their stance against sanctuary cities this week, calling them “lawless.” “It’s time to support our police,... Read more

  • The FBI has confirmed that the remains found in Cass County in April were those of Kara Kopetsky. (File)

    Remains Are Second Missing Woman Linked to Missouri Man, Officials Say

    The remains of a girl who went missing 10 years ago were discovered in Missouri, it has been reported. Kara Kopetsky disappeared after walking out... Read more

  • EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. on August 24, 2016.  (REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo)

    Mylan, U.S. Finalize $465 Million EpiPen Settlement

    Mylan NV <MYL.O> has finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a... Read more

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    Woman Who Went Missing for Month in the Woods Speaks Out

    A woman who went missing in an Alabama forest can’t explain how she ended up there, and her family believes that she may have been... Read more

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