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  • Netflix Show ’13 Reasons Why’ could pose health risks for teens, say experts

    BOSTON — Alexa Curtis, 19, laid her laptop on her dinner table and took a deep breath. It was a brisk April evening, and Curtis was prepared to spend the night in her Boston apartment watching the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” As the first three episodes of the teen drama unfolded on her computer screen, Curtis’ heart began to race. “13 Reasons Why” is based on best-selling author Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult book of the same title. […]

  • Anti-Semitic incidents up 86% in first 3 months of 2017, report says

    In the first three months of this year, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the US was 86% higher than the same period last year, says a new report. The report, released Monday by Anti-Defamation League, counted 541 anti-Semitic attacks and threats between January and March. There were 281 incidents in the same time period in 2016. Overall, the picture was pretty grim last year too. The ADL says anti-Semitic were up by more than a third last year, compared […]

  • ‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran ‘likely died’ due to complications of cancer

    CORYDON, Ind. — Former “Happy Days” child star Erin Moran, 56, likely died from complications of Stage 4 cancer, the Harrison County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Department and medical examiner said Monday in a joint statement. Moran was found dead in her home in New Salisbury on Saturday, authorities said. “A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of Stage 4 cancer,” the statement said. Standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending, the statement said, but […]

  • New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate monuments

    NEW ORLEANS — In the dark of night, workers wearing masks and tactical vests arrived Monday at New Orleans’ Battle of Liberty Place monument to take it down. Police snipers were positioned on nearby rooftops, according to The Times-Picayune newspaper, and the trucks and equipment used in the operation had company names covered by cardboard and black tape. The controversial removal was the first of four scheduled relocations of Confederate memorials in the city, despite weeks of opposition from pro-monument […]

  • Poll: Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular

    WASHINGTON — A pair of polls released Sunday showed President Donald Trump approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest level of support any modern president. Forty-two percent of people in an ABC/Washington Post poll said they approved of Trump’s performance so far, while 53% said they disapproved. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had 40% of respondents saying they approved of Trump and 54% saying they disapproved. But the bad news wasn’t Trump’s alone. The ABC/Washington Post poll found […]

  • Campbell recalls thousands of cans over soup switcheroo

    A crazy switcheroo led to the voluntary recall Saturday of nearly 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products by the Campbell Soup Company. The cans were labeled as “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta,” but when consumers opened the cans, instead they found “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth” soup. The mistake was discovered by Campbell’s on Thursday, when the corporate office was contacted by multiple consumers complaining of the wrong product […]

  • Bebe is closing all its stores, the latest casualty in retail

    NEW YORK — Bebe is closing all its stores, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to get dumped by customers who would rather shop with their phones than their feet. Bebe Stores, which models itself as a purveyor of “unique, sophisticated and timelessly sexy” clothing for women, said it plans to close the stores by the end of May, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. Bebe did not immediately return messages from CNNMoney asking whether it plans to go out of […]

  • 4-year-old girl plunges from moving bus

    HARRISON, Ark. — It’s a scene that would make any parent shudder — a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway. Video of the incident shows the back door of the bus springing open and the young girl plummeting to the road. “I couldn’t believe it, it was so shocking,” said Ryan Ciampoli, who was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas. Ciampoli, who is a trained emergency medical […]

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions: We’ll fund the wall ‘one way or the other’

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday he does not expect the Mexican government to outright pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall, but there are a number of ways to extract the billions of dollars needed to build it. Sessions made his comments in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” where he was attempting to square Trump’s promise that Mexico would pay for the border wall with Mexico’s firm position to the contrary. “We’re going to get it […]

  • American detained in North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea  –  North Korea detained an unidentified US citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. The detention was confirmed by Martina Aberg, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang. The Swedish Embassy represents US interests in North Korea, since Washington and Pyongyang do not have direct diplomatic relations. “He was prevented from getting on the flight out of Pyongyang,” Aberg told CNN. “We […]