• Missouri Man Paid $50,000 in Interest After Taking $2,500 in Payday Loans

    Missouri Man Paid $50,000 in Interest After...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Small payday loans are touted as quick, short-term access to money, but people like Elliott Clark of Kansas City, Missouri, call them "debt traps."   A retired and disabled Marine, Clark still has a hard time talking about the more than 5 years in which he says he struggled to pay $50,000 in interest which began with $2,500 of these loans, sometimes called "cash advances" or "check loans."   "It was hard for me to talk about it without breaking down in tears," Clark told ABC News. "If you're a man you take care of your family. If I had another choice, I would have taken it. I wouldn't have gotten in that situation at that time."

  • ‘Every parent’s nightmare came true’: 13-year-old dies during tug-of-war game at school

    ‘Every parent’s nightmare came true’:...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Thirteen-year-old Maddison Wentworth had been counting down the days until her school’s field day activities, friends and family said, ready for things such as sack races, softball tosses and water-balloon fights.   “She was excited about Field Day,” her mother, Leslie Wentworth, told NBC affiliate WVTM. “She had $10 that burned a hole in her pocket to spend.”   But during a tug-of-war game Thursday, the teen slumped to the ground, police told Al.com. School nurses rushed to her side, performing CPR. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

  • West Virginia Woman Accused of Punching Teen Son Over Taco Bell Burrito Order

    West Virginia Woman Accused of Punching Teen...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A West Virginia mother was recently charged with child abuse after she allegedly punched her 15-year-old son in the face during an argument over a burrito. Loretta Lynn Armstrong, 48, was arrested on May 13 after police responded to her Mason Avenue home in Milton on a domestic disturbance call, the Herald-Dispatch.com reported. Officers spotted Armstrong punching her son over what both parties described as an argument over a burrito, according to the Dispatch.

  • Investigators: Woman lies about pregnancy, kills dog to fake miscarriage

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A woman is charged with felony animal cruelty. Lawrence County investigators say she faked a pregnancy for seven months and then killed a dog to fake a miscarriage.   Sheriff's deputies say 43-year-old Anita Parker called 911 Thursday night saying that she was having a pregnancy-related emergency. When paramedics got to the house, they found Parker covered in blood. She was then taken to the hospital for what was believed to be a miscarriage.   After being checked out by a doctor, the family says doctors told them Parker has never been pregnant.

  • Watch: Kohl’s Seizes Marketing Gold, Showers 'Chewbacca Mom' With Free Stuff

    Watch: Kohl’s Seizes Marketing Gold, Showers...

    Slate | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    What do you do if you’re the store that inspired the most watched Facebook Live video of all time? Hand over lots of free stuff as a thank you for all that free advertising, of course.

  • Alabama senator warns of historic Clinton attack on gun rights | Washington Examiner

    Alabama senator warns of historic Clinton...

    Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms would become nearly extinct if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency. Sessions told Fox News Sunday that Hillary Clinton is the most anti-Second Amendment president perhaps we've ever had and cautioned voters to consider the damage to gun rights her presidency would cause. The senator said Clinton would pick a liberal Supreme Court Justice to fill the court's vacancy, with potentially disastrous ramifications. And what that means is, it's no longer a personal right to have a gun, but every city, county, and state can completely ban firearms in America, Sessions told Fox News.

  • This dark side of the Internet is costing young people their jobs and social lives

    This dark side of the Internet is costing young...

    Washington Post | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    We may joke about being “addicted” to the Web, but these patients are spending thousands to kick the habit.

  • Here’s More Evidence Laptops and Classrooms Are a Bad Mix

    Here’s More Evidence Laptops and Classrooms Are...

    New York Magazine | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Even West Point cadets can’t resist the lure of the internet.

  • Crazy story about how one former NFL player lost his job shows how cutthroat and cheap the league can be

    Crazy story about how one former NFL player...

    Business Insider | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    The Miami Dolphins cut Mike Golic by having him lie on a medical release waiver.

  • Gunmen sought in Oklahoma City shooting

    Gunmen sought in Oklahoma City shooting

    KOCO | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Oklahoma City officers are searching for at least two shooters after an incident Sunday morning outside Goodtime Market, police said.

  • Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean

    Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If...

    Huffington Post | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Raise a beer!

  • ‘My sister shot herself’: 5-year-old dies playing with father’s unsecured handgun

    ‘My sister shot herself’: 5-year-old dies...

    Washington Post | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    The incident has devastated family members and friends, who described Haley Moore as a "firecracker."

  • Donald Trump Says Some Teachers Should Have Guns in Classrooms

    Donald Trump Says Some Teachers Should Have...

    Time | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    "Trained teachers should be able to have guns in classrooms."

  • Rangers new stadium plans unveiled; find out what it will cost and timeline for its construction

    Rangers new stadium plans unveiled; find out...

    Dallas News | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If voters agree to pay for half of a $1 billion stadium, the Texas Rangers will stick around Arlington long enough to celebrate the team's 80th anniversary. City leaders and Rangers officials formally announced Friday afternoon their plans to extend the Rangers' stay by building a retractable-roof stadium adjacent to the existing one. The city and team would share the cost evenly, with the Rangers responsible for overruns. The stadium is expected to open no later than the 2021 season, nearly three years before the team's contract to play at Globe Life Park expires. The team, which moved from Washington to Arlington in 1972, would be committed to the city through the 2053 season. The new venue would be built in parking lots across Randol Mill Road from the current stadium.

  • Meet Your New Wookiee Queen Of Viral Video: 'Chewbacca Mom'

    Meet Your New Wookiee Queen Of Viral Video:...

    NPR | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    On Thursday, Candace Payne livestreamed a video on Facebook. It was simple, short — a one-cut number that showed her trying out a toy she'd just bought from a local department store. Pretty standard, right? Well, by Saturday that little video had been viewed more than 105 million times ... and counting. It has already beaten Buzzfeed for the most-watched Facebook Live video of all time. If you somehow haven't seen it yet yourself, go ahead now. We'll wait.

  • Sanders endorses DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz’s primary opponent

    Sanders endorses DNC Chairwoman Wasserman...

    The Washington Post | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    "Clearly, I favor her opponent," Sanders told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview.

  • How Racial Gaps in Education Became America's Defining Challenge

    How Racial Gaps in Education Became America\'s...

    The Atlantic | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    If America's education system can't do a better job helping the now-majority of K-12 students of color succeed, the economic and social consequences will be dire.

  • Watch: Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” video secures its place as 2016’s “Happy”

    Watch: Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the...

    Slate | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    “Can’t Stop the Feeling” can’t be stopped. It’s already debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—no small feat—while “Happy” took months to reach the top spot.

  • The Upcoming Fall Season of TV Is Heavy on Nostalgia

    The Upcoming Fall Season of TV Is Heavy on...

    Time | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc are among the returning stars.

  • DJ Calvin Harris suffers minor injuries in Los Angeles crash

    DJ Calvin Harris suffers minor injuries in Los...

    Reuters | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Scottish musician Calvin Harris, one of the world's top earning DJs, sustained minor injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, police said on Saturday.




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