A Lizzo fan made a TikTok video asking to borrow a dress for a red carpet event. It worked.
When the writer Aurielle Marie found out that they were included in the Out 100 list, they were thrilled. As part of the honor, Marie, whose pronouns are they/she, was invited to attend Out Magazine’s gala in New York.
Voluntary recall issued for Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies due to potential Salmonella, FDA says
The Comercializadora PepsiCo S. de R.L. de C.V. has issued a voluntary recall for its Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies due to the potential presence of Salmonella, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Jules Bass, producer and director known for ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ dies at 87
Jules Bass, the animator, producer, director and composer whose work included stop-motion holiday television specials like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” died on Tuesday at an assisted living facility in Rye, New York, publicist Jennifer Fisherman-Ruff confirmed.
Starbucks fans, you can now earn Delta SkyMiles when you buy coffee ✈️☕
For those who require a coffee to start their day, this beloved routine can now double as your ticket out of town. Flight-catchers and coffee-lovers are being offered a brand-new way to marry each of their vices through the partnership of two companies -- Delta and Starbucks.
Zookeeper is in critical condition after being mauled by lions
A zookeeper in Australia is in critical condition after being mauled by two lions while cleaning their enclosure on Friday, authorities said. Paramedics were called to the facility at about 10:30 a.m. local time, police said in a statement. She was then airlifted to a Sydney hospital in "a critical but stable condition," police said. "We literally had to walk into a lion's den," she said. CNN has reached out to the Shoalhaven Zoo for comment.
Protesters storm Minneapolis police station, set fires
Livestream video showed the protesters entering the building, where fire alarms blared and sprinklers ran as blazes were set. Minneapolis shut down nearly its entire light-rail system and all bus service through Sunday out of safety concerns. Floyd's death has deeply shaken Minneapolis and sparked protests in cities across the U.S. Local leaders have repeatedly urged demonstrators to avoid violence. Much of the Minneapolis violence occurred in the Longfellow neighborhood, where protesters converged on the precinct station of the police who arrested Floyd. Amid the violence in Minneapolis, a man was found fatally shot Wednesday night near a pawn shop, possibly by the owner, authorities said.
The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say
But as a program manager at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), her day-to-day job involves helping children who are abused online. Scores of people were reportedly resharing these child abuse videos and photos in hopes of bringing the perpetrator to justice, he said. "People tend to downplay the mental health repercussions of sexual abuse, especially online abuse," Greenbaum told CNN in a phone interview. Anyone worried about the possibility of abuse or neglect can contact the national child abuse hotline: 1-800-422-4453 or visit childhelphotline.org. Any online child abuse should be reported to the CyberTipline.
Worlds oldest man, the UKs Robert Weighton, dies peacefully in his sleep at 112
Robert Weighton, the world's oldest man, died on Thursday at the age of 112, his family confirmed in a statement. "Bob was an extraordinary man, and to the family not really because of the amazing age he reached. Weighton, who was born in Yorkshire in the north of England on March 29, 1908, was officially named the world's oldest man after Chitetsu Watanabe, from Japan, died on February 23, aged 112 years and 355 days. Weighton later went on to teach at London's City University. According to Guinness World Records, the worlds oldest person is Kane Tanaka, who lives in Japan.
How a six-day manhunt for a UConn senior suspected in two killings ended in an arrest in the woods
A nearly week-long search for a University of Connecticut senior suspected in two killings and a string of crimes ended in an arrest without incident Wednesday, police said. Though the motive is still unclear, he is suspected of two killings, one injury, an abduction and a home invasion over the weekend. TuesdayThe next day, Connecticut State Police sent their own message to Manfredonia. But the six-day search ended that day when Manfredonia was found in the woods by a gas station in Hagerstown, a law enforcement official told CNN. During the arrest, police found a firearm they believe to be a murder weapon, Connecticut State Police Trooper Christine Jeltema said at a news briefing.
Dolly Parton brings comfort with new song When Life is Good Again about coronavirus
Dolly Parton has a new quarantine-inspired tune. The legendary singer/songwriter released her song with Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday. "When Life if Good Again" touches on themes of friendship, compassion and becoming better people. Parton opens the song singing, "When life is good again/I'll be a better friend/A bigger person when/Life is good again." She also launched "Goodnight with Dolly," a virtual series in which she read children's bedtime stories.
Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits
By modeling, parents can give kids a framework to help set their little ones up healthy eating habits as they mature. But in trying to coerce kids into eating healthy foods such as whole grains or vegetables, parents could inadvertently make their children overeat. To try and kickstart healthy eating behaviors in their kids, many parents find themselves offering rewards or incentives to kids who keep eating, even if it's past the point of fullness. Incorporate healthy foods into things they already like: You can pair healthy foods with more delectable ones. Along with eating healthy foods, the AHA's dietary recommendations also suggest being physically active for at least 60 minutes per day.
Minneosta Gov. activates National Guard after days of violence, riots following George Floyds death
St. Paul spokesman Steve Linders said authorities have been dealing with unrest in roughly 20 different areas throughout the city. We can all be in that fight together, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter tweeted. George Floyds death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction, Walz said. Walz tweeted for calm Wednesday night, calling the violence an extremely dangerous situation and urging people to leave the scene. The last time the Minnesota National Guard was called out to deal with civil unrest was in a backup role during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people across the US
No one knew how bad the coronavirus pandemic would get when the first known virus-related death happened on February 6. Coronavirus is still spreading unabated, and no one knows how many more Americans will die from Covid-19. But as health experts stress the importance of wearing masks, the matter has gotten political. Behavioral changes like wearing masks could be responsible for the reduction, Murray said. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that "simple" things like wearing masks and washing hands are crucial.
As heated protests over George Floyds death continue, Minnesota governor warns of extremely dangerous situation
"The situation near Lake Street and Hiawatha in Minneapolis has evolved into an extremely dangerous situation," Walz said on Twitter. An attorney representing Floyd's family, Benjamin Crump, said in a statement Wednesday that he and Floyd's relatives are calling for peaceful protests and social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Members of Floyd's family remembered him as a man who wouldn't "hurt anybody." A finding on the cause and manner of Floyd's death is pending and it is being investigated by local, state and federal law enforcement, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said. NBA superstar LeBron James, Cleveland Browns player Odell Beckham Jr. and other athletes have voiced their outrage over Floyds death.
What to know about Brood IX cicadas emerging in several U.S. states by the millions after 17 years underground
People who live in those areas will experience a phenomenon like no other compared to 2004, CNN reported. This particular cicada is part of a group called Brood IX, or periodical cicadas, and they are different from the ones that arrive annually in southern states like Texas, according to CicadaMania.com. According to Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension, these particular types of cicadas emerge from the ground after 13 or 17 years of developing underground, beginning in early May and fading to around July. The timing of a 13- or 17-year cycle is one of the great mysteries of the insect world, Virginia Tech stated on their Entomology website. You can see a map of cicada activity by Brood year courtesy of USDA Forest Service by clicking here.
Christian Cooper is asking people to stop making death threats against the woman who called the cops on him
"I think her apology is sincere," Cooper told CNN's Don Lemon Tuesday night. The woman, Amy Cooper, said in earlier comments to CNN she wanted to "publicly apologize to everyone." Lemon's team invited the woman Monday to appear on the show alongside Christian Cooper but had not heard back from her by Tuesday night. I can't answer that," Christian Cooper told Lemon Tuesday. "I am told there has been death threats and that is wholly inappropriate and abhorrent and should stop immediately," Christian Cooper said.
Nail-biting video shows brown bear following child on family hike
An Italian family's mountain hike took a hair-raising turn after a brown bear followed a child down a mountain path during a day out. In a video of the nail-biting encounter in Trentino, northern Italy, 12-year-old Alessandro can be seen walking slowly towards his stepfather -- as brown bear follows closely behind. Alessandro was picking up pine cones in the bushes, where the family believes the bear, which they identified as an Marsican brown bear, had been sleeping. About a month ago, they watched a YouTube video on what to do should they run into a bear, Calliari explained: "So, he was prepared." Eventually, the brown bear loses interest and turns away, and Alessandro can be heard asking his stepfather: "Did you take the picture?"
Walmart enters the clothing resale market with ThredUP partnership
Walmart on Wednesday announced a partnership with resale platform ThredUp to sell previously owned branded clothing, shoes, handbags and more online. This marks the first foray by Walmart, the world's largest retailer, into the clothing resale market. The collaboration with ThredUP, she said, would add to the mix other fashion brands not sold at Walmart. Walmart said as many as 750,000 resale items are being curated by ThredUP that are deemed new or like new. The resale merchandise will only be sold on Walmart.com and not in stores, for now. But shoppers can return their items for free at Walmart stores or to ThredUP, and will also get free shipping once they hit a threshold of $35.
Woman who called police on black man, accusing him of threatening her life at Central Park has terminated from her job
After being asked to leash her dog, which is required at all times at Central Park, a white woman called the NYPD and accused a black man of threatening her life. According to the report, Christian says he offered the dog a treat and started recording the incident after Amy refused to leash her dog. The only way they can keep the dog from eating the treat is to put it on a leash, Christian said. As a result of the incident, Amy was terminated by her employer Franklin Templeton, an investment management company. Amy has voluntarily surrendered her dog to Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue while the incident is being addressed, according to NBC New York.
Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says
Lower levels of picky eating in children were associated with parents imposing few restrictions on foods and a lack of pressure to eat. Researchers asked parents to respond to questionnaires describing their child's level of picky eating and how the parents were handling the issue. Picky eaters and weightThe good news about picky eating is that studies show it doesn't appear to cause weight gain. That was evident in this new study as well, where picky eating was associated with lower body mass (BMI) scores. More reassuring: Giving up the power struggle over food may actually cut your childs picky eating behavior.
Twitter gives Trump a pass on unfounded 'murder' allegations
The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove President Donald Trumps tweets suggesting Scarborough murdered her. Twitter, which has tried to devise penalties for such situations, has so far done nothing about Trump's tweets. My request is simple: Please delete these tweets, Timothy J. Klausutis wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. At Tuesdays White House briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany repeatedly refused to say why Trump was pressing the unfounded allegations or whether he would stop tweeting about them. Trump, however tweeted this month: When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida.
Betty White is doing perfectly fine despite the coronavirus pandemic
Betty White says she's feeling grateful as she makes life at home as peaceful as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm blessed with incredibly good health," she told Closer Weekly. "She reads the L.A. Times cover to cover," her friend Tom Sullivan told Closer Weekly. No one is allowed inside her home except those helping her, White's representative told Today. Bettys message to the world is to slow down and enjoy what you have: family, friends, your pets, her friend told Closer Weekly.. She says that the pandemic is serious, but we have come through worse.
These are the most ordered foods in each state during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Yelp
Despite being unable to dine-in at restaurants, Americans still satisfied their cravings with delivery orders. Yelp did some research to find the most popular delivery order in every state during the coronavirus pandemic. The data revealed some interesting results, like thin crust pizza being the most ordered food in Illinois and Louisiana not being the state that placed the most orders for crawfish. Here are the most ordered foods in each state during the coronavirus pandemic:Alabama Nachos(none)Alaska GumboArizona Tacos(Chela's)Arkansas Spring RollsSpring Rolls (Pixabay)California Bubble Tea(Photo: Goa L./Yelp)Colorado Crab RangoonCrab Rangoon (Serious Eats)Connecticut Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)Washington, D.C. BiscuitsDelaware Pho(Photo: Lindsay D./Yelp)Florida Garlic RollsMamaLovesFood.com (MamaLovesFood.com)Georgia Wings(Photo: Stephanie Michelle P./Yelp)Hawaii Bubble Tea(Photo: Goa L./Yelp)Idaho Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)Illinois Thin Crust PizzaThin Crust Pizza (King Arthur Flour)Indiana Poke BowlsPoke Bowl (Pixabay)Iowa Burgers(Photo: BurgerFi/Yelp)Kansas Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Kentucky Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Louisiana SushiMaine Pad Thai(Verdine)Maryland Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Massachusetts General Tsos ChickenGeneral Tsos Chicken (Pixabay)Michigan Bubble Tea(Photo: Goa L./Yelp)Minnesota Donuts(KPRC)Mississippi CatfishCatfish (Cracker Barrel)Missouri Belgian FriesBelgian Fries (Pixabay)Montana Egg RollsNebraska SushiNevada Spam MusubiSpam Musubi (Kawaling Pinoy)New Hampshire Crab RangoonCrab Rangoon (Serious Eats)New Jersey Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)New Mexico Green Chile CheeseburgersGreen Chile Cheeseburgers (MasterCook)New York Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)North Carolina Tacos(Chela's)North Dakota Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Ohio Deep Dish PizzaDeep Dish Pizza (Food Network)Oklahoma CroissantsOregon Loaded BurgersHamburger (Valeria Boltneva/Pexels photo)Pennsylvania Italian HoagiesItalian Hoagies (Food Network)Rhode Island General Tsos ChickenGeneral Tsos Chicken (Pixabay)South Carolina SushiSouth Dakota DumplingsTennessee Chicken TendersTexas CrawfishUtah Hot Wings(Photo: Stephanie Michelle P./Yelp)Vermont Burritos(Photo: Lola's Burrito & Burger Joint/Yelp)Virginia Tacos(Chela's)Washington Pad Thai(Verdine)West Virginia Bao BunsBao Buns (Pixabay)Wisconsin Pad Thai(Verdine)Wyoming Naan
Multistate manhunt ongoing for UConn student after killings, home invasion
Connecticut State Police are searching for a University of Connecticut student in connection with the killing of two people and an abduction, according to law enforcement officials. Connecticut State Police warned that Manfredonia is considered "armed and dangerous" and he should not be approached, according to a Facebook post. Connecticut State Police believe that another person may have been in Eisle's house at the time. The individual was later found unharmed in Paterson, New Jersey, and identified Manfredonia, according to state police. "UConn records indicate that Peter Manfredonia is a student in the joint School of Engineering / School of Business MEM (Management and Engineering for Management) program," Reitz told CNN, adding that he first enrolled at UConn in fall 2015.
Trump supporters nationwide set sail in organized flotillas
Several boaters nationwide showed off their support for President Trump for a flotilla over Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, Pinellas County waters were full of boats decked out in red, white and blue with Trump 2020 and American flags flying, Fox 10 reports. Trump Boat Parade in Clearwater Florida seen off the Dunedin Causeway Bridge. Pinellas County. pic.twitter.com/3Qc26EThjm MAGAGwenText TRUMP to 88022 (@MAGAGwen) May 26, 2020Trump supporters in California also gathered on the waters for a flotilla.
Woman charged with assault of black girl she believed was stealing her mail. The girls attorney says it was racially motivated
A South Carolina woman who faces assault and battery charges told officials she thought her mail was being stolen by an 11-year-old. "My understanding is there was never any touching of this girl," attorney Jim Huff said in an email to CNN. Skhylur told the woman the mail was not hers. When Shirey saw the address on the mail and realized it was not hers, she let go, Skhylur told APS. Shirey told authorities she believed the girl had taken her mail.
US wants to send ancient artifact Hobby Lobby bought for $1.6 million back to Iraq
Federal authorities want a rare, ancient artifact returned to Iraq after it was sold to a US craft store for $1.6 million in an auction. Hobby Lobby is now suing the auction house for fraud and breach of contract. Clay said Christie's, the international auction house from which Hobby Lobby bought the item, is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by the company on Tuesday. Hobby Lobby is seeking a refund of the $1,674,000 purchase price and alleging fraud and breach of contract against Christie's, according to an online release from Pearlstein & McCullough LLP, Hobby Lobby's law firm. This isn't the first case of its kind involving Hobby Lobby.
A hospital closed since last year received coronavirus relief funds
The Department of Health and Human Services says it will "force repayment" of more than $120,000 in coronavirus relief funds paid out to Tennessee's Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The hospital has been closed since last June. Its owner, Rennova, owes millions in unpaid federal taxes, but received $121,722 for the closed Jamestown facility. In a statement Tuesday, Congressman Tim Burchett said he would seek an explanation from HHS on how Jamestown got relief funding. "There has clearly been a mistake if an out-of-business hospital that's millions behind on federal taxes and hasn't paid its former employees was able to receive federal COVID-19 assistance.
Texas mom delivers rare set of identical quadruplets during the coronavirus pandemic
At 28 weeks pregnant, Jenny Marr delivered a set of identical quadruplets by C-section on March 15 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the Dallas Morning News reports. Finally, on May 12, the last baby to be discharged went home, Dallas Morning News reports. Our nurses were social distancing from their families, Marr said according to the Dallas Morning News. They werent seeing anybody, because they put our babies first.According to the Dallas Morning News, the hospital implemented a no-visitor policy on March 23. I just didnt feel like it was an unsafe place to be, and I dont feel like people should feel like that, Marr said according to Dallas Morning News.
If I lose my job, its game over for us: Richmond couples struggle to find peace amidst 10-year immigration journey
When Gayatri graduated two years before Aditya, she started working first at a call center for IBM and later as SAP support at KPIT Technologies in 2008. She was very passionate about her job, Aditya said. They got married, Aditya started a new job just 10 days later and Gayatri moved across the world to be with the love of her life. For four years, Gayatri didnt have the option of working on the H-4 visa since work authorization was not available until 2015. Gayatri felt as though shed lost her identity and both Aditya and Gayatri admit it put a strain on their relationship.
These bills, lawsuit could impact the ability of 100K immigrant spouses to work in the US
The aim of the bill was to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from revoking the EAD for H-4 visa holders. Save Jobs USA claims it is comprised of American tech workers who lost their jobs and were replaced by H-1B workers. In September 2016, the U.S. District Court of District of Columbia ruled in favor of the Department of Homeland Security and the H-4 EAD rule remained unaffected. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court decision, in favor of Save Jobs USA. You can follow the progress of the Save Jobs USA vs. DHS case here.
Crayola unveils new packs of crayons to reflect worlds skin tones
Crayola will release new packs of crayons to represent the world's skin tones, the company revealed Thursday. The 135 year old arts and crafts behemoth developed 24 new "Colors of the World" crayons designed to represent over 40 skin tones across the world, said the company in a press release. Crayola announced the new crayons in conjunction with UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. "We want the new Colors of the World crayons to advance inclusion within creativity and impact how kids express themselves." To ensure the crayons accurately reflect the world's array of skin tones, Crayola partnered with Victor Casale, CEO and co-founder of cosmetics maker MOB Beauty.
No pool? No problem. Now you can rent one
There's nothing like diving into a cool swimming pool on a scorching hot summer day. Enter Swimply, the brainchild of 23-year-old entrepreneur Bunim Laskin, a website and app that matches swimmers with available swimming pools. "Owning a pool can be expensive, enjoying one doesn't have to be," said Laskin, Founder and CEO of Swimply, in a press release. Pool party planningThe process of finding a pool is simple; whether there's a pool available and nearby requires a little forbearance and flexibility. Pool rental averages $45 per hour, and depending on the pool, there are additional amenities available for an upcharge, like firepits, a sauna or even a tennis court.
CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus patients dont have symptoms
The CDC also says its "best estimate" is that 0.4% of people who show symptoms and have Covid-19 will die, and the agency estimates that 40% of coronavirus transmission is occurring before people feel sick. Still, the agency says its estimates are based on real data collected by the agency before April 29. The fifth scenario is the CDC's "current best estimate about viral transmission and disease severity in the United States." "As I see it, the 'best estimate' is extremely optimistic, and the 'worst case' scenario is fairly optimistic even as a best estimate. The CDC also says it assumes that people without symptoms are just as infectious as those with symptoms.
5 tips for acing a virtual job interview
Troubleshoot your tech and audio setup before the interview starts, and always follow up with a personalized thank you note. Show enthusiasm ... big timeYou should always seem excited about the opportunity in a job interview. "Whether it's dating or a job interview, 50% of attraction is someone showing interest in you first." Kick off the interview by saying something like: I am excited to be doing this interview because (fill in the blank with something specific), Siegel suggested. Maintain eye contactIt's important to show interviewers they have your full attention, so Baskin recommended looking into the camera when giving your answers.
Man who recorded the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been arrested, GBI says
(CNN) William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., the man who recorded the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. Bryan witnessed the deadly encounter between Travis McMichael and Arbery on February 23 from a vehicle behind a pickup that stopped in the road. Gregory McMichael, who was in the bed of the pickup during the shooting, told police that Bryan had tried to help them stop Arbery earlier, according to an incident report. Bryan was unarmed at the time of shooting and that Bryan did not have any conversation with Gregory or Travis McMichael before the shooting, Gough said, citing test results. McMichael told police his son had tried to cut off Arbery with his truck but Arbery turned around.
If US had started social distancing a week earlier, about 36,000 fewer people would have died, study says
If the United States had started social distancing just a week earlier, it could have prevented the loss of at least 36,000 lives to the coronavirus, according to new research. If the country had locked down two weeks earlier than it did, it could have prevented 84% of deaths and 82% of cases, according to the research. In the New York metro area alone, 17,500 fewer people would have died if the US had acted one week earlier, Shaman said. "I wish we had the testing that would have told us what was going on," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. "So it's an exercise to see what if we had done exactly what we had done but just transposed one week earlier."
UPDATE: Gunman in terrorism-related shooting at Corpus Christi Naval air station identified
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Update: 5:35 p.m. Several law enforcement officials confirmed to KPRC 2 that the gunman who opened fire at a Corpus Christi Naval air station early Thursday morning has been identified as Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi. Update: 2:15 p.m. The FBI confirmed that the shooting at a Corpus Christi naval air station early Thursday morning was in fact, terrorism-related.The suspect in the shooting was deceased, the official said. Watch the full press conference below:WATCH LIVE: Officials give update after shooting at Corpus Christi Naval air station. The... Posted by Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Thursday, May 21, 2020The station had a similar lockdown last December. In another incident at the base last year, a man pleaded guilty to destruction of U.S. government property and possession of a stolen firearm for ramming his truck into a barricade at the Corpus Christi station.
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty in college admissions scam
Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection to their role in the college admissions scam, the US Attorney's Office in the District of Massachusetts said. They are scheduled to plead guilty on Friday at 11:30 a.m., prosecutors said. Loughlin will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and Giannulli will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. Loughlin and Giannulli were some of the most famous names wrapped up in the brazen scheme to cheat, bribe and lie in the hyper-competitive college admissions process. They are the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the case.
Thousands forced to evacuate in Michigan after 2 dams fail following heavy rains, floods
Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for one county after two dams failed in the area -- following heavy rains and flash floods across the state. Both the Edenville and Sanford Dams breached Tuesday night, the governor said in a news release, and urged residents to evacuate the affected areas in Midland County immediately. Residents should "seek higher ground" as far east and west of the Tittabawassee River as possible, according to the City of Midland website. Mark Bone, Chairman of the Midland County Board of Commissioners, said he believes about 3,500 homes and 10,000 people have so far been affected by the evacuation notices. According to an alert from Midland County 911, the Edenville Dam has failed and is breached.
A 10-year-old girl has sent more than 1,500 art kits to kids in foster care and homeless shelters during the coronavirus pandemic
Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, has sent more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes art kits to give them something uplifting to do when they're feeling down. After her birthday party, Chelsea used the donations to send out her first 40 art kits to a homeless shelter in New York. In just the first five months, Chelsea and her mom sent out nearly 1,000 kits to children in homeless shelters, foster care homes, women's shelters, and schools impacted by gun violence. Since March, when schools began to close, the family has sent over 1,500 kits to schools, shelters, and foster homes in 12 states across the US. "I feel good inside knowing how happy they are when they get their art kits," Chelsea told CNN.
Trump isnt planning to unveil Obamas presidential portrait, breaking a 40-year tradition
A 40-year long White House tradition may be coming to an end, as President Donald Trump reportedly wont be unveiling his predecessors presidential portrait. NBC News reported on Tuesday that Trump has no plans to hold a ceremony at the White House for the unveiling of Barack Obamas portrait. It is a tradition for first-term presidents to host a ceremony in the East Room to unveil the presidential portrait of their immediate predecessor. According to people familiar with the matter, Obama is not expected to attend a portrait unveiling before the end of Trumps first term, NBC News reports. It is unclear if Obama would return to the White House for a portrait ceremony during Trumps second term if he wins reelection.
Magic Johnson will provide $100 million to fund loans to minority-owned businesses
Johnson announced that EquiTrust Life Insurance Co., of which he owns a majority, is providing $100 million in capital to fund federal loans for minority and women business owners who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. EquiTrust will work with MBE Capital Partners, a lender that specializes in asset-based loans for minority-owned small businesses, to distribute the loans through the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program. The loans are aimed at supporting people of color and women who operate businesses in underserved communities, according to a news release. "These are incredible businesses, small businesses, that have been the pillar of our community that also employ a lot of black and brown people in our community," Johnson said Sunday on MSNBC. "... We wanted to make sure that minority-owned businesses got small business loans through the PPP program."
Two high school seniors marry after hes been told he has months live
After being told he had months to live, Chase Smith and his girlfriend Sadie Mills rushed to the altar, set up where the two 18-year-olds shared their first kiss just six months prior. According to a report by Indy Star, getting married had been part of the couples plan. Tumors began to show all over his skull and in the fluid of the lining of his brain, surrounding the pituitary gland, Indy Star reports. We, every day, pray for a miracle together because we trust in God, Sadie said according to Indy Star. Enjoy and give everything you can in those relationships, Chase said according to Indy Star.
Trump administration announces extension of border-restricted travel
Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced the southern and northern borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel until June 22. Commercial trade and travel, which is essential to the Texas economy, is again excluded from the updated order. The policy, generally referred to as Title 42 restrictions after the provision in the United States Code, was first announced in March and extended in April. The policy will be reviewed every 30 days and there is no specific end date prescribed, Redfield said. Instead, the president is hellbent on exploiting a public health crisis to achieve his long-held goal of ending asylum at the border.
LeBron James and Travis Scott team up to design Class of 2020 T-shirt
They wont have typical graduation ceremonies but the high school class of 2020 now has a T-shirt, thanks to LeBron James and Travis Scott. The basketball superstar and Grammy-nominated rapper teamed up this week to design a T-shirt specifically for those students whose graduation plans were interrupted by coronavirus. All of the proceeds from the shirts will go to charities, the release said. James will donate proceeds to the LeBron James Family Foundation and Scott will donate to Feeding Texas. The new class shirts come as James is preparing for "Graduate Together," a televised event honoring the class of 2020.
Two NFL players turn themselves in after partygoers robbed at gunpoint
Baker, who plays for the New York Giants was given a $200,000 bond, according to the jail website. Dunbar appeared in Broward County bond court on Sunday, according to CNN affiliate WPLG. A judge granted him $25,000 bond per count, totaling $100,000 for four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, the jail website said. Baker is charged with four counts each of aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery, the BSO jail website said. Dunbar faces four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, Miramar police said.
She was fighting coronavirus and gave birth while in a coma. She met her baby five weeks later
Other than her newborn son, her only reminder of that day is the scar from her cesarean section. Then, her husband started having headaches, fatigue and lost his sense of taste and smell. "We are pretty confident the virus circled through our entire family," Kappers' husband, Ziad Razzak, told CNN. When Kappers started to have contractions -- more than two months before her due date -- doctors decided it was time to deliver her baby. They couldnt touch their son right awayNeither of them could meet their newborn son, Laith, right away.
Man arrested after attempting to light child on fire to burn the demon out of him
A Pennsylvania man is facing several charges after attempting to light a four-year-old child on fire to burn the demon out of him, WJAC reports according to a criminal complaint. Josiah James McIntosh, 27, was arrested following a reported domestic disturbance situation at a residence, police say. According to WJAC, officers say the child was standing naked, covered in and surrounded by gasoline. Police then briefly searched the neighborhood and located McIntosh, who they say smelled of gasoline and was in possession of a disposable lighter. According to court documents, McIntosh faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, arson and child endangerment, WJAC reports.