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  ’Peppa Pig’ is sexist, London Fire Brigade claims

LFB took issue with the shows use of the term “firemen.” They said that type of language contributes to sexism and teaches even the youngest girls they can’t be firefighters.

Pentagon to probe if acting defense secretary used office to help Boeing

World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Florence and Michael

  EMTs let a man walk away to his eventual death in SC

  'Bill & Ted 3′ is a real thing! Excellent!

  Low-speed chase ends with suspect breakdancing, arrested

‘It’s ice cold!’: Full beer fridge found during cleanup from Nebraska flood

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  Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

  Source: Patriots owner to turn down plea deal in prostitution case

  Texas man calls professionals for ‘few’ snakes under house; 45 removed

Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer, study says

  Rare yellow cardinal spotted in woman’s garden in AL

Hidden cameras livestreamed nearly 2,000 hotel guests in South Korea

Lawsuit: Vanderbilt hospital operated on wrong kidney

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says wrong-site surgeries are "vivid and terrifying errors" that can signal underlying problems at hospitals.

One-third of uninsured can’t afford to take drugs as prescribed, report says

The Kaiser Family Foundation's February tracking poll revealed that nearly 80 percent of Americans feel the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable. (Source: CNN)

  Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year

Labrador retrievers still reign supreme as the dog everyone wants. But where do the other dogs fall? Where are all those "doodles"?

Hip-hop music possibly makes cheese taste better, study finds

Swiss researchers exposed cheese samples to different kinds of music and found that hip-hop did the trick.

  Mom throws kids from third story of building to save them from fire

  EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market

  Wednesday is the last supermoon of 2019, and actually it’s a super worm moon

Border Patrol announces 4th migrant death since December

  Man in bunny suit recreates wedding proposal for 20th anniversary

  WWII soldier’s remains returned home to Utah 74 years after his death

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

It took the jury two hours to find the man guilty of multiple charges in the 2016 death of a 10-month-old girl.

  Study: Daily or high-potency marijuana use boosts psychosis risk

A new study published Tuesday in The Lancet Psychiatry shows people who use cannabis every day - or those who use high-potency weed - are at increased risk of psychotic disorder.

  New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

The first funerals came five days after a white supremacist methodically gunned down 50 worshippers at two mosques — a massacre that he broadcast live on Facebook.

  Mother faces charges for running over son on purpose, MN deputies say

The 37-year-old victim underwent surgery after receiving significant injuries to his head and pelvis.

  Suspect arrested after allegedly attacking woman with tire iron over parking spot

Surveillance video shows the female suspect with a four-pronged tire iron in her hands, which she gives over to officers as they arrest her.

  Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

The deal helps Disney further control TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theaters and streaming services.

  Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform at the Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair.

  Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and fuel barrels away from the floodwaters fed by heavy rain and snowmelt.

  World War II vet, 97, still works bagging groceries - and he’s a hit with customers

Bartholomew Ficeto is a star at the Stop & Shop in Edison, NJ, where he bags groceries two days a week

Statue of Liberty climber won’t serve any prison time

As she stood before him with a white headband across her forehead scrawled with the phrase "I care!" he ordered her to perform 200 hours of community service and five years of probation, leading her attorney, Ron Kuby, to suggest the judge might be seeing a lot of them in the future.

Nominee to lead FAA will face challenge on Boeing oversight

President Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months.

  NYPD wrangles wandering calf on Bronx expressway

How did the calf get there? Where did it come from? Police are investigating.

  Florida man dons Spider-Man mask during liquor store burglary

Deputies said the suspect is a local career criminal with a rap sheet showing arrests dating back to 1991.

FDA approves first drug for treating postpartum depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth.

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

The Walt Disney Co.'s $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets is set to be completed at 12:02 a.m. Wednesday.

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

Investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive.

  'It made me feel really sick’: Mother describes harassment by anti-vaccine activists

Parents who choose to vaccinate their kids say they’ve been subjected to online harassment from anti-vaccine advocates, who aren’t shy about spreading vaccine misinformation.

  Trump adds more fuel to John McCain fire: ‘I was never a fan’

After repeatedly bashing John McCain on Twitter over the weekend, on Tuesday at the White House the president lambasted his vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act - which happened nearly two years ago.

The CDC has some tips on drinking responsibly this spring break

Following a few simple rules this spring break can make the difference between a vacation to remember, or a vacation you would rather forget. (Source: WESH, WKRG, CNN, HEARST)

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices.

  ‘Mama June’ was treated like any other suspect, AL sheriff says

Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson wasn’t familiar with June Shannon, aka ‘Mama June,’ when she was booked into his jail Wednesday, but when the phones started ringing off the wall, he knew she wasn’t an ordinary arrest.

  Actor Kristoff St. John died of heart disease; alcohol a contributing factor, coroner says

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled “The Young and the Restless” star’s February death was primarily caused by “hypertrophic heart disease.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Prosecutors offered Kraft, along with others a plea deal, but they must concede they would've been found guilty.

School district mounts cameras on stop arms to catch drivers who pass stopped buses

The cameras will be high definition, and will capture the car, the licenses plate and the driver's face.

  Wednesday is officially the first day of spring

Wednesday will also bring this year's final super-moon to welcome the milder weather. (Source: CNN)

Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal, AP source says

If the terms of the contract are finalized as it stands, it would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history

  Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe.

US airlines rank poorly in cleanliness, survey finds

Japan’s All Nippon took the top spot in the survey. The cleanest ranked airline from North America is Air Canada

  Mom falls for kidnapping scam, loses $4,500

Police said the criminals who orchestrate these virtual kidnappings - and there have been several reported in Orange County - use the voice of a male or female screaming.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in April

Among the new offerings is the Kevin Hart standup special "Irresponsible," as well as an interactive show starring Bear Grylls, "You vs. Wild."

  ‘Toy Story 4’ full trailer is out and teaching us about friendship all over again

Get your tissues, even the trailer is tugging on our heart strings.

Supreme Court to hear latest case of racial bias in jury selection

This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether his conviction and death sentence in a sixth trial should stand or be overturned for a familiar reason: because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury.

  Teen armed with broom saves children from dog attack

No one was hurt in the attack. It is unclear if the dog has an owner.

  Woman who pushed friend off 60-foot bridge may not go to jail

Tay’lor Smith was caught on camera pushing her friend off a high arch bridge at Moulton Falls, WA. Jordan Holgerson suffered four broken ribs and a punctured lung.

  Police: Father killed 14-month-old boy, then self in Maine

According to police, 14-month-old Quinten Leavitt was shot and killed by his father, 35-year-old Matthew Leavitt.

‘Lewis Hamilton’ of pigeon racing sells for $1.4 million at auction

The bird was purchased by a Chinese buyer. It is considered to be the best long-distance running pigeon of "all time."

Rep. Nunes sues Twitter, parody accounts for defamation and negligence

The lawsuit accuses Twitter of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory.”

  Officer helps boy with autism who called 911 over missing teddy bear

Instead of asking his parents for help, a 12-year-old boy with autism called 911 when his teddy bear went missing, but the officer who responded treated him with kindness and understanding.

  Vermont daycare owner charged with manslaughter in 6-month-old girl’s death

The medical examiner ruled the 6-month-old's death a homicide after toxicology tests found high concentrations of diphenhydramine, a sedating ingredient in many over-the-counter cold medicines.

  Mother gives birth to 15-pound ‘miracle’ baby, breaks hospital record

Just a few years ago, a New York couple thought they would never have a child of their own, but the birth of their 15-pound, record-breaking little girl made them a family of five.

  5-year-old girl with autism missing after falling into California river

Officials say the 5-year-old girl was swept away by the river's current after she slipped off the rocks and fell into the water.

Mother arrested in killing of 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag

A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of her 9-year-old daughter was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.

  New Zealand leader vows to ‘absolutely deny’ mosque gunman a platform

The gunman's desire for infamy was made clear by the fact that he left behind a convoluted 74-page manifesto before Friday's massacre and livestreamed footage of his attack on the Al Noor mosque.

  Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for sexually assaulting children

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients.

  Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.

Startup makes smart lighter to help smokers kick habit

A Lebanese startup company hopes a smart lighter called the Slighter will help smokers reduce or stop smoking.

Minor league baseball team holding ‘Florida Man Night’

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate “Florida Man Night” on July 26.

AP Source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing’s 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday.

  Warner Bros. CEO Tsujihara steps down following allegations of sex scandal

As Warner Bros. chairman and chief executive officer at one of Hollywood's most powerful and prestigious studios, Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.

  Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand.

House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on rise of white nationalism, committee source says

The news follows last week’s deadly shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 people dead.

Court rules middle finger protected by the Constitution

A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017.

  Walmart ending Savings Catcher price-matching program

The company said "the program's intent has been met, which was to provide you upfront with everyday low prices so that you and your family can save money and live better.”

Cow seeks sanctuary from police at Chick-fil-A

It seems rather appropriate. Chick-fil-A doesn’t sell beef and uses a cow to encourage the masses to “eat mor chickin.”

  Reality star ‘Mama June,’ boyfriend arrested in Alabama

Reality TV star June Shannon from the popular shows “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “From Not to Hot,” as well as her boyfriend, have been arrested in Alabama.

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Levees are breaking in Nebraska and Iowa - and it's not even the wet season when river levels are high.

Texas firefighter carries elderly woman up stairs after she struggled to walk

Harwell is a senior captain with the Hardin Volunteer Fire Department which is about 50 miles from Houston.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.