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    Chicago is second most expensive city to have wedding, survey says

    CHICAGO — Chicago lives up to “the Second City” nickname, when it comes to pricey weddings. A new survey says Chicago is the second most expensive city to get married. That’s according to the wedding website, The Knot, based on responses from 17,773 U.S. brides and grooms who got married in 2015. The average price for a Chicago wedding is over $61,000. That’s about double the national average, which went up 4.5 percent from 2014, excluding the honeymoon. The city advanced in […]

  • Man faces life in prison for stealing $31 worth of candy bars

    NEW ORLEANS –A man faces life in prison for stealing candy. Jacobia Grimes is accused of taking $31 worth of candy bars from a store in Louisiana. Grimes has five prior theft convictions. Under state law, that makes him eligible for a harsher sentence ranging from 20 years to life. Orleans Parish prosecutors chose to charge Grimes under that statute. “Isn’t this a little over the top,” said Judge Franz Zibilich at the arraignment. “Twenty years to life for a […]

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    Chicago Cubs, White Sox begin 2016 season in California

    Next year is here for Chicago’s baseball teams. Both the Cubs and the White Sox hit the road for their season openers. The Cubs come off last year’s playoff run and head out to see the Anaheim Angels at 9:05 p.m. Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta goes up against the Angels’ Garrett Richards. For the White Sox, they’re trying to build off a disappointing 2015 season. That begins Monday night, on the road, against the Oakland A’s. Two Cy Young […]

  • Traveler’s tweet of a ponytail on a plane goes viral

    An air traveler’s tweet went viral after he shared what he got to look at during a flight. Boston Globe columnist Dante Ramos tweeted out a picture from inside an airplane. A woman seated in front of him threw her ponytail over the top of her seat and let it dangle behind her. The ponytail actually blocks the flatscreen monitor on the back of the seat. Ramos’ tweet reads,  “Congrats to the ponytailed young woman in seat 22-B.  You’ve invented […]

  • Apple wants to know how FBI cracked terrorist’s iPhone

    Apple wants to know how the FBI cracked the San Bernardino iPhone without them. Apple refused to help the feds unlock the phone that belonged to one of the shooters. The company argued it would threaten the security of its customers. The Justice Department tried to force Apple to comply in court. But that changed on Monday, when they announced that got in the phone, but they didn’t say how. Now Apple’s attorneys want to legally compel the FBI to […]

  • Costco shoppers to receive new ‘Costco Anywhere’ Visa card with benefits

    Changes are coming for Costco shoppers. Costco is now partnering with Citigroup, and members will be getting new “Costco Anywhere” cards, that are backed by Visa, in the mail by May and early June. This comes as the store’s partnership with American Express ends in June. That’s when Costco shoppers can use any Visa card. Right now they can only use debit cards, American Express cards, checks, or cash. The new “Costco Anywhere” can also be used as membership cards. But […]

  • Bar’s thank you note to drunk customer goes viral

    GREELEY, Co — A bar is rewarding someone who may have had too much to drink — with another drink. The Tavern at St. Michael’s Square, in Greeley, Colorado, noticed a car left in their lot over the weekend. So they left a flier on the car, thanking the driver for not drinking and driving. It reads: “In honor of your commitment to the safety of our community, we would like to present you with this coupon for $5 toward your […]

  • Conservative conspiracy to beat Trump?

    (WASHINGTON, DC) There appears to be an uprising within the Republican party that does not want Donald Trump to be the GOP nominee for president. Trump is way ahead in the race for delegates since he’s won most of the primaries. He currently has 678. Texas Senator Ted Cruz has 418. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is out of the race, but he still holds 171 delegates. Ohio Governor John Kasich is in last place, with 145 delegates. It takes 1,237 […]

  • Summer internship offers $12K to travel the country and drink beer

    Drinking beer and hanging out on social media sounds like the life of a college student, but they are also the requirements for a paid summer internship for adults. World of Beer is looking for three interns to go to beer festivals around the country. You get to try all kinds of beer, and then your share your thoughts about them online. It pays $12,000 for f months of work. All your food and travel expenses are covered. The only qualifications are […]

  • Adorable babies participate in ‘baby race’ at Sacramento Kings game

    It was a two baby @KPShare Baby Race until one decided to… take a nap! 😂 👶 — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 13, 2016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — There were six contenders at a baby crawling race at a Sacramento Kings game.  Then there were two.  Then there was one. Six babies lined up for the race. One parent sets them loose at the starting line. The other parent waits at the finish line. But when the race started, only two of […]

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