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  • Lulu the dog flunks out of CIA bomb-sniffer school

    Government agencies routinely make hiring and firing announcements, but a recent one from the CIA caught Gizmodo‘s eye. A Twitter thread revealed the agency has laid off Lulu, a recruit in its K9 training program tasked with detecting explosives. Lulu, described in her CIA profile as being a “hyper and silly” black Lab with an “easygoing sweetness,” started “to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors” not long after she started training. The agency explains that dogs […]

  • A bullied Whopper Jr.? Burger King uses social experiment in eye-opening campaign

    MIAMI – Scrawny. Short. Ugly. Fat. Weird. Those are some of the words heard by almost one third of children each year – that’s the number of school children worldwide who experience bullying, according to NoBully.org. Burger King is speaking up against bullying during National Bullying Prevention Month with an eye-opening campaign called “Bullying Junior.” The spot shows an experiment that took place in a Los Angeles-area Burger King restaurant. First, a high school junior is bullied by friends (all actors), […]

  • California restaurant ‘proudly’ serves Popeyes chicken as its own

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — One California restaurant took the slogan “Love that chicken from Popeyes” quite literally after a Yelp reviewer accused the establishment of using the popular Louisiana kitchen’s chicken in several of its dishes. Tyler H. called out Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a “southern inspired” restaurant in California, in a scathing Yelp review on Oct. 9. Here’s the review: “Before my friends and I got seated we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen. I wanted […]

  • Missouri teen says group of boys attacked her because she’s gay

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A 16-year-old girl and her mother believe a group of boys beat her up for being gay, according to WDAF. Nylea VanHoutan and her mom call the attack on the young girl a hate crime. VanHoutan says minutes after she and her three female friends left a pumpkin festival at a park, a large group of teenagers began to antagonize them. “It was like 20 to 30 of them. They were high school kids because one […]

  • Wanted man surrenders – with doughnuts – after police win his Facebook bet

    REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan – After losing a bet with police on Facebook, a man kept his word and turned himself in. Matthew Zaydel, 21, was wanted by Redford Township police for multiple misdemeanor warrants. Zaydel, who went by the alias Champagne Torino on Facebook, responded to Redford Township police on a post earlier this month, saying he would turn himself in if their post reaches 1,000 shares. Along with turning himself in, Zaydel said he would bring in doughnuts and […]

  • Video shows thieves hugging in celebration after finding woman’s rent money

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Surveillance video captured three men breaking into cars in Henrico County, Virginia, then embracing after realizing what was inside them. A woman living on Kinloch Lane said her daughter-in-law forgot to lock her car doors. Thieves broke in and stole the rent money out of her pocketbook early Tuesday morning. They were obviously happy with their heist, which was all caught on camera. As he watched video of the thieves rifling through cars in the early […]

  • Woman learns dog is alive 5 months after she thought pet was put down

    HOWELL, N.J. — A New Jersey woman thought her family’s beloved dog was dead only to learn that the animal had been living with an employee of the veterinary office where she’d taken the dog to be euthanized five months earlier. Keri Levy brought her 15-year-old miniature pinscher to Briarwood Veterinary Hospital on May 17 to be euthanized “due to his declining health,” an official with the Howell Police Department told WPIX in a statement. But the dog was never […]

  • Utah high school investigating viral video of students shouting racial slur

    PLEASANT VIEW, Utah – A video of five Utah students recorded last year has since gone viral, and some of the girls in the video are receiving death threats, according to KSTU. “It was not filmed at the school, nor was it related to any school function or activity.  The students were on a trip outside of school on their own personal time,” the Weber School District said in a press release – the second press release of the day […]

  • Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier ‘he knew what he signed up for’

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump denied Wednesday that he told the widow of a U.S. serviceman killed in an ambush in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.” Rep. Frederica Wilson, made the claim Tuesday night, saying she was present when the call took place. Sgt. La David Johnson was among the four U.S. soldiers killed by enemy fire in an October 4th ambush in Niger. Trump denied Wilson’s claim in a […]