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  • A Girl Scout turned her Samoa cookies into ‘Momoas’ to honor ‘Aquaman’ star

    A Girl Scout in Colorado came up with a creative marketing technique to sell some Samoa cookies. She transformed the treats into “Momoas,” after actor Jason Momoa of “Aquaman” fame. Charlotte pasted an image of a shirtless Momoa she found online onto 35 Samoa cookie boxes “as an inside joke with her friends and family,” Girl Scouts of the USA said. The caramel, chocolate and coconut-covered cookies are already delicious, but adding a superhero made them irresistible — Charlotte’s supply […]

  • Coast Guard officer’s lawyer argues it is not a crime to think negative thoughts about people

    The assistant federal public defender representing a Maryland man who has been called a “domestic terrorist” by the government argued in court Thursday that the Coast Guard officer should not be detained, saying it’s “not a crime to think negative thoughts about people.” Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson was ordered to be detained pending trial, despite his attorney’s arguments. But US Magistrate Judge Charles B. Day ruled that Hasson’s legal team could come back to court to fight the detention after […]

  • School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing with 12 students aboard

    NEWARK, N.J. – A school bus driver was arrested after she overdosed while driving and crashed into a tree, Newark police said. The driver, Lisa Byrd, was transporting a dozen students from 14th Avenue School in Newark when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Wednesday, officials said in a statement. When first responders arrived, police said they revived the 57-year-old woman with Narcan – a drug that instantly reverses the effects of overdose from heroin and other opioids. The […]

  • The hottest show in Las Vegas right now is snow

    Oh, the things you can do in Sin City. You can gamble, hit up an all-you-can eat buffet or catch a show. But, this month at least, the best show just might be outside. A winter storm working its way through the Southwest dusted Las Vegas with half an inch of snow Wednesday, a record for this date, according to the National Weather Service. Snow amounts were even higher — from 1 to 3 inches — in areas around Las Vegas, CNN […]

  • Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim hits, kills man walking on interstate

    Jim Boeheim, longtime head coach of the Syracuse University men’s basketball team, hit and killed a pedestrian who was walking along Interstate 690 late Thursday night in upstate New York, according to a police statement obtained by CNN affiliate WSYR. In the statement, Syracuse police said a 51-year-old man was on the side of the highway after a vehicle he was in lost control and struck a guardrail. Boeheim, 74, was driving and noticed the vehicle, which was in the middle […]

  • An Ohio city will vote on whether Lake Erie has the same rights as a person

    TOLEDO — Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide next week whether to give Lake Erie the kind of rights usually granted to a person. The Lake Erie Bill of Rights, a ballot initiative in Tuesday’s special election, would establish “irrevocable rights for the Lake Erie Ecosystem to exist, flourish and naturally evolve” and “a right to a healthy environment for the residents of Toledo.” Opponents say the law could cost the region jobs and have vowed to fight it in […]

  • ‘Extinct’ Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

    A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, according to Ecuador’s government. The last known time a Fernandina Giant Tortoise was seen alive was 1906. An adult female believed to be more than a century old was seen alive on Sunday during an expedition by the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative (GTRI), according to a government statement. Washington Tapia, GTRI director and expedition leader, said that […]

  • Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report

    CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been officially charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, officials announced on Wednesday. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office said Smollett filed the false police report claiming he was attacked on Jan. 29. A court hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday. Earlier on Wednesday, Smollett “officially classified” a suspect in a criminal investigation for allegedly filing a false police report, according to a tweet from Chicago police […]

  • Coast Guard officer allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing, had political and media hit list

    A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is alleged to be a white supremacist who had a hit list that included prominent Democratic politicians as well as several journalists from CNN and MSNBC. Hasson’s case was first circulated by counterterrorism expert Seamus Hughes and the George Washington Program on Extremism. Hasson’s hit list includes Democratic politicians — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, […]

  • Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week

    WASHINGTON DC — Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans. The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation. The precise timing of the announcement is subject to change. The scope and contours of what Barr […]

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