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Are texts from the IRL app bait for a sex trafficking ring?

Have you received a random text — or several — claiming that "someone complimented you" on the IRL app? You’re not alone — and a post making the rounds on Facebook claims that it’s more than a spam text. "Attention all girls if you get this do not click...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 12:18pm

Homeless veteran will finally get access to $400,000 raised through GoFundMe

Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico raised money for Johnny Bobbitt in 2017 after he gave McClure, stranded in Philly, his last $20 to get home. Bobbitt, who served in the military, was without a home himself. But, he never received the $400,000-worth of donations raised for him through the...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 12:11pm

American Airlines passengers fall ill on flight to Philly, planes held at airport

There were at least 12 sick passengers on two American Airlines flights that landed at Philadelphia International Aiport from Paris and Munich Thursday, prompting concern just one day after as many as 100 plane passengers fell in on an Emirates flight from Dubai to New York City. All passengers...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:35pm

Celebrities react to Burt Reynolds' death

Word of Burt Reynolds’ death spread fast on Thursday. The film icon, 82, was rushed to a hospital in Jupiter, Florida this morning after going into cardiac arrest, TMZ reports. His family was reportedly by his side when he died. Reynolds, an accomplished actor and published author, was...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:03pm

What does defamation mean and why is Roy Moore using it to sue Sacha Baron Cohen?

On Wednesday, failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sued comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation after Moore unwittingly appeared on Cohen's prank interview show "Who Is America?". Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was accused of child molestation...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

What time does Netflix release Sierra Burgess Is a Loser?

You might not have heard that Netflix is about to release a movie called Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, but you’re going to want to tune in. It’s not just that Netflix has been on a roll lately. This Netflix original is packed with some actors that have stolen your hearts and might just be...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:35pm

Everything we know about Serial season 3 so far

The first season of the NPR podcast Serial inspired a million spinoffs with its in-depth reporting and storytelling about the quest to find out the truth about who really killed Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee in 1999: Adnan Syed, the man convicted for the murder, or someone else. The...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:14pm

When does Bob Woodward's book about Trump come out?

This week, reports about Bob Woodward's upcoming book Fear caused a sensation for its depiction of the chaos within the Trump administration. Some reporters have been furnished with advance copies, but when will the rest of us get our hands on the book by Bob Woodward? When does the book by...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:05pm

MAP: Timeline of mass shootings in the US since 2000

UPDATED September 6, 2018 Horrific mass shootings like the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting put a renewed spotlight on gun violence, but dozens of American lives have been claimed in mass shootings since 2000, many of which involved the use of high-powered handguns and semiautomatic...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:55pm

6 Things to know about Chris Young, the man Kim Kardashian is fighting to free from prison

In June, one week after Kim Kardashian met with President Trump to advocate for Alice Marie Johnson’s release, he granted Johnson clemency by commuting her sentence. Now, the reality star and beauty mogul is back at the White House to advocate for the release of another...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:34pm

Guinness World Records celebrates oldest trapeze artist, highest-jumping dog

LONDON (Reuters) - An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 1:40pm

How many homeless veterans are living in the U.S.?

There are approximately 554,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2017, but how many of those people are homeless veterans? After several people posted photos and video of themselves...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:15pm

Michael Moore claims Gwen Stefani is the reason Trump ran for president

You can say a lot of things about the documentarian Michael Moore. But, one thing that you can't take away from him is his dedication to exploring his subjects from the inside out. Whether it is the NRA with Bowling for Columbine, the terror attacks of 9/11 and the Bush presidency with...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:57am

Don't forget the whipped cream during Starbucks Happy Hour today

By now you’re probably waiting with bated breath each week to find out what the drink special is going to be through this fan favorite chain’s promotion. Not because you’re worried they won’t have one — they’ve been offering coffee for cheap once a week all...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 11:54am

Asia Argento accuses Rose McGowan's partner of knowing 'truth' about Bourdain's death

The Asia Argento Twitter account has finally broken its silence since the sexual assault allegations from child star Jimmy Bennett made headlines last month. First, let’s go over the facts. #MeToo activist Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett Bennett was 7 when he played Argento's child in...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:40am

Where to buy Yakult, the drinkable yogurt 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' fans are obsessed with

The new Netflix movie, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, has fans swooning over rom-coms, Noah Centineo and Yakult. In case you don’t recognize the name, that’s the drinkable yogurt Lara Jean and her family always pack in school lunches. It’s also the snack that Centineo...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:30am

Everything you need to know about Bob Woodward, author of the new book about Trump

As details from Fear, Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump administration, exploded across the Twittersphere yesterday, jaws dropped in response to its revelations, including that Trump's top advisers consider him to have the intelligence of a fifth grader, that they hide papers from him...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:07pm

WATCH: Marco Rubio and Infowars founder Alex Jones get into bizarre altercation

In August, content from conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones was banned from social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube. Facebook said it was shutting down Jones' pages — that have amassed a huge following — for "glorifying violence, which violates our...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:55pm

UPDATE: Fraternity at one New York univ. put on probation for 'pig roast' sex contest

Updated September 5, 2018: Back in February, Cornell's Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT), was put on two years probation for partaking in a "pig roast" (i.e. sex contest) alleged in misconduct reports from 2017. Their national organization, ZBT National, conducted an external...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:03pm

You can now choose from over 100 easy weeknight meals at Target

Don’t know what’s for dinner? Target does. The superstore was already on your list of post-work errands, but now they’re making sure you can cross off that extra stop at the grocery store. The company just launched over 100 Archer Farms items for easy weeknight meals. That means...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 1:44pm