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Florida couple gives birth to boy thanks to ‘Win a Baby’ contest

Florida couple gives birth to boy thanks to ‘Win a Baby’ contest

A “Win a Baby” contest hosted by a Florida radio station helped turn one couple into parents. The contest, which was hosted by Florida’s B1039 in November 2017, offered one woman the chance to receive a free round of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and all the medication needed. The sweepstakes called for videos from women explaining…MORE

13 Pennsylvania prison employees suspended after inmate death

13 Pennsylvania prison employees suspended after inmate death

Thirteen prison staffers at a Pennsylvania prison were suspended without pay on Friday following the death of a 29-year-old inmate, spokeswoman Susan McNaughton of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections told CNN. The department said they will not release the names of the employees. A department press release said that the medical and security staffers are…MORE

California community steps up support amid mourning at Saugus High

California community steps up support amid mourning at Saugus High

Less than 24 hours after two students were killed in a shooting at Saugus High School in Southern California, the surrounding community stepped up to support a school in shock and mourning. Students from other high schools in the area and a pizza shop decided to raise funds for the families of victims in Santa…MORE

The last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster has died, family says

The last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster has died, family says

The last survivor of the Hindenburg airship disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner, has died, according to his family. Doehner, 90, passed away at a hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire, on November 8, his son, Bernie Doehner, told CNN. Werner Doehner was 8 years old on May 6, 1937, when the infamous airship went up in flames…MORE

Gwyneth Paltrow’s holiday gift guide includes a BDSM kit

Gwyneth Paltrow’s holiday gift guide includes a BDSM kit

Take those holiday socks out of your shopping cart. For those searching for gift ideas, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has some other, slightly unconventional ideas. Paltrow’s health and lifestyle brand, Goop, released multiple gift guides for the holidays. One of them, dubbed “The Ridiculous but Awesome Gift Guide,” features a gift you may not want to…MORE

Two Arkansas chemistry professors arrested for allegedly making meth

Two Arkansas chemistry professors arrested for allegedly making meth

Two Arkansas chemistry professors have been arrested and accused of making methamphetamine, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. And no, neither of them is named Walter White. Terry David Bateman, 45, and Bradley Allen Rowland, 40, both associate professors of chemistry at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, were taken into custody Friday afternoon,…MORE

Will.i.am says a ‘racist’ flight attendant called the police on him

Will.i.am says a ‘racist’ flight attendant called the police on him

Will.i.am claims that he and his crew were victims of a racist incident, when a misunderstanding led to a flight attendant calling the police on the musician. The Black Eyed Peas‘ front man took to Twitter to voice his frustrations, saying he was on a Qantas flight from Brisbane to Sydney when the incident occurred.…MORE

Crude oil spilled during transfer of 5 million gallons of oil in Washington state

Crude oil spilled during transfer of 5 million gallons of oil in Washington state

The Washington Department of Ecology said Saturday that a crude oil spill in Fidalgo Bay is “almost cleaned up.” “There were no impacts to the shoreline or wildlife,” department spokeswoman Cheryl Ann Bishop said in an email. The spill happened Friday night when a Crowley Maritime barge was transferring 5 million gallons of oil to…MORE