Toddler Lost in the Woods Found; Was Asleep on Family Dog as Pillow

( - A toddler who went missing in Michigan was found hours later sleeping on one of her dogs. The 2-year-old girl wandered away from her home at around 8 pm with the family’s two...

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Climate Change-Linked Disasters May Spike Insurance Rates

( - A new report states that insurance companies have underestimated the impact of climate change, and increased premium prices could be in store for...

Zelensky Refers To Putin as a “Second Hitler”

( - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian leader Vladimir Putin will launch a third world war unless the United States provides more assistance. Zelensky compared Putin to Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader whose invasion of Poland sparked World War II. “The whole world has to decide whether we want to stop Putin or whether we want to start the beginning of a world war,” he said. His comparison to Hitler continued as he argued that if Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is successful and the Kremlin gains control of his nation, Putin will continue to conquer other Eastern European countries, just...

Former NFL Player’s Mother Found Dead, He’s Missing

( - A former NFL star is missing after his mother’s body was discovered dead near her home. Sergio Brown, who played for the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Buffalo Bills, has not been seen or heard from since the evening of September 16, the same day his mother’s body was discovered in a creek in the Chicago suburb of Maywood. Neighbor Carlos Cortez told reporters on the scene that the area was “filled with police,” which he does not expect to see on the quiet street. Cortez lived next door to 73-year-old Myrtle Brown and described how...

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Toxic Shock Leads to 14-Year-Old’s Amputations

( - teenage pianist from Tennessee has had his hands and feet amputated after a diagnosis of toxic shock syndrome. Mathias Uribe from Sumer County...

Drew Barrymore Loses National Book Awards Gig

( - Drew Barrymore was dropped from hosting the National Book Awards after she defied Hollywood strikes and restarted her talk show. The National Book Foundation announced it was cutting Barrymore and said it wanted the event’s focus on writing, not arguments between Drew Barrymore and Hollywood unions. Ms. Barrymore defended her decision to bring back her show, saying while it may have her name, it is bigger than her. “Our show was built for sensitive times and has only functioned through what the real world is going through in real-time,” she wrote. The actress added that her show would fully...

New DNA Technology Helps Identify Additional 9/11 Victims

( - New DNA technology has confirmed the identity of two people murdered in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The victims were identified just before the 22nd anniversary of the atrocity, but their names have not been made public. The number of identified victims now stands at 1,649, out of 2,753 who died in New York that day. New York Mayor Eric Adams said he hopes the identifications bring comfort to families and confirmed the city’s commitment to “reunite all the World Trade Center victims with their loved ones.” New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jason Graham said...

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Lawsuit Filed to Fight Controversial Censorship Bill

( - Elon Musk is suing the state of California in his latest battle against censorship. The suit alleges that California legislation AB 587 attempts...

Two Shark Attacks at Same Beach

( - Sharks attacked two swimmers on the same beach in Florida over Labor Day weekend. One incident involved a 38-year-old woman who was waist-deep in the sea at Ponce Inlet, south of Daytona Beach, when a shark bit her right foot. Volusia County emergency services brought her to a nearby hospital, where her injuries were treated. Another shark injured a 30-year-old man on the same beach on the same weekend. The man’s hand was hurt in this case, and he took himself to the local emergency room. Volusia County Beach Safety Captain A.J. Miller said the area is a shark breeding...

Russia and North Korea to Meet for Arms Talks

( - The US is again warning North Korea not to supply weapons to Russia as rumors of an arms meeting between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un circulate. National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said the provision of arms and ammunition was discussed during a visit to the secretive communist state by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in July. She said she expects the relationship between the two countries to deepen and Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, to provide military support to the Kremlin for its ongoing war with Ukraine. Watson told reporters she expects a meeting between the...

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