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  • Teacher accused of slapping student in class

    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFTS) — A middle school teacher in Hillsborough County is accused of slapping one of her students in class. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at Giunta Middle School on South Falkenburg Road in Riverview after a 13-year-old male student reported that his teacher, 63-year-old Sheila Vakili slapped him during class. Deputies later interviewed the student and his classmates regarding the alleged incident. Deputies were told the student made a profane comment during class. […]

  • DJ Khaled gave a touching tribute to Nipsey Hussle in ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance

    NEW YORK — DJ Khaled had one last message for the “Saturday Night Live” audience before the show’s season finale wrapped up. “Long live Nipsey Hussle,” the songwriter and producer said. “The marathon continues.” Khaled, sporting a Nipsey Hussle shirt, took the stage with John legend to perform the song “Higher” in tribute to the slain rapper. The song’s music video was the last to feature Nipsey and was released earlier this week. The track is featured on Khaled’s recently […]

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger got kicked in the back while he was in South Africa

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday during his visit to South Africa. The 71-year-old actor and former California governor was in the country for Arnold Classic Africa, a multi-sport event held in Johannesburg each May. A video shows Schwarzenegger on the sidelines filming a rope-skipping competition on a phone. As he turns back around to hand the phone over, a man runs from behind and jump-kicks Schwarzenegger in the back. Security quickly grabbed the man and took him away. A few […]

  • GOP Rep. Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump’s impeachment

    WASHINGTON – Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed “impeachable conduct” and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public. Amash’s comments recommending Congress pursue obstruction of justice charges against Trump were the first instance of a sitting Republican in Congress calling for Trump’s impeachment. Amash is a rare GOP critic of Trump and previously said Trump’s conduct in pressuring then-FBI Director James Comey could merit impeachment. In a Twitter thread […]

  • Comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

    Comedian Sammy Shore, father of fellow comedian Pauly Shore and co-founder of one of the most iconic venues in all of comedy, has died at the age of 92, according his son’s verified Twitter account. “Dad, you lived an amazing life and I’m so proud to say that you are my father. When you’re in heaven I’ll be killing the crowds night after night and carrying on your legacy,” Pauly Shore tweeted Saturday. Shore said his father died of natural […]

  • Times Square billboard catches fire

    NEW YORK — An electronic billboard is on fire in New York’s Times Square, the city’s fire department said. Firefighters on the scene said the blaze has not extended to the building connected to the billboard, a FDNY spokesperson said. No injuries have been reported. The billboard is affixed to the 3 Times Square building, also known as the Thomson Reuters building.

  • 2 women accused of having sex with dog while communicating with inmate in jail

    NORFOLK, VA (WTKR) — Two Norfolk women are accused of having sex with a dog while communicating with an inmate in two city jails. 34-year-old Jermaine Gaye was arrested on January 31 for a hit-and-run. News 3 told you how Gaye stands accused of hitting a police car before driving off at a high rate of speed. They said he eventually crashed, and two people were hospitalized as a result. While being held in the Norfolk Jail, court documents state […]

  • Police stop McDonald’s from selling milkshakes near Nigel Farage rally

    EDINBURGH, UK — Police ordered a McDonald’s in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes over fears people would dunk them over Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, staff said, after a flurry of incidents left prominent far-right activists doused in the creamy liquid. Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, was holding an event in Edinburgh on Friday ahead of next week’s European elections. But police were concerned that protesters would buy milkshakes from a McDonald’s a few hundred meters away with the […]

  • Abortion-rights groups see donations soar as Alabama law draws attention from activists, 2020 candidates

    BIRMINGHAM, AL — Donations to abortion-rights groups surged this week as presidential candidates, activists and even a group of Portland, Oregon, basketball fans reacted to Alabama enacting the nation’s strictest abortion law. In four days, the National Network of Abortion Funds raised $504,000 from more than 18,000 people to help fund abortions, according to executive director Yamani Hernandez. That’s nearly double the 9,500 donations the group receives annually, she said. “I feel like people have our backs,” said Hernandez, whose […]

  • Why ‘Game of Thrones’ fans aren’t happy with this final season

    Editor’s note: This story contains spoilers about the current season of “Game of Thrones.”   “Game of Thrones” fans are fed up. This final season was supposed to be a climax of brilliant storytelling, a time when all the pieces in this sprawling, intricate Westeros puzzle finally snapped into place. Instead, fans are grumbling on social media about rushed storylines, unexplained loose ends and beloved characters doing things that don’t feel true to their nature. Last week’s 80-minute episode took […]

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