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Reports of active shooter at Lackland Air Force Base

Authorities are responding to reports of an active shooter situation at Lackland Air Force Base. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office confirmed there are victims, and the scene is still active. Law enforcement is clearing buildings on the base. Social media reports indicate that the base is on ...

Hockey fan scores $100K shot at game

A lucky hockey fan with good aim left $100,000 richer after Thursday night's Solar Bears game.

Nick Giovaneilli was picked out of 8,000 fans to hit a puck into the goal through a tiny hole, 115 feet away. 

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Giovaneilli nailed the shot. ...

Must-see: 'Fat Vincent' the dog loses half his body weight

Remember the obese dachshund that shocked rescuers when they found out he weighed 38 pounds? The before and after photos of "Fat Vincent" have gone viral, and it's easy to see why. Vincent was depressed after his owner died and he was dumped at a county animal shelter in Texas. ...

WASHINGTON - APRIL 05:  British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, points to the place on her forehead where her title character has a scar while reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC.  About 30,000 people are expected to attend attended the 132-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chair J.K. Rowling sat in to write 'Harry Potter' sells for $394K

The chair J.K. Rowling sat in while writing the first and second "Harry Potter" books just sold at auction Wednesday for $394,000 -- and someone even painted all over it beforehand. That someone was actually Rowling herself. In her usual tongue-in-cheek style, she painted phrases on the chair like, "I ...

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Build-a-Bear Workshop announced its stuffed version of Star Wars' Wicket the Ewok was available for online purchase.

Star Wars' Wicket the Ewok plush debuts at Build-a-Bear Workshop

Just in time for fans awaiting the release of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Build-a-Bear Workshop announced the release Thursday of a full-sized Ewok plush. >> Read more trending stories The 16-inch stuffed animal version of Wicket W. Warrick was made available on the company's website Thursday. It's expected ...

AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE--Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives on his pope-mobile for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Here's what Pope Francis said about gays, divorced Catholics, 'safe sex'

 In a much anticipated letter to priests and the faithful in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis on Friday called for more acceptance of  “irregular” family situations and urged priests and those in power in the Church to use common sense when it comes to family dynamics.   The document, known as ...


Police officer accused of shoplifting make-up from Wal-Mart

An on-duty Creek Nation police officer allegedly swiped $90 worth of make-up from a Wal-Mart in Checotah, Oklahoma on Wednesday, according to the McIntosh County Sheriff's Department.

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Officer Margaret Bartlett was wearing her uniform while loss prevention officers watched her grab the ...

A fire started when a hoverboard burst into flames at an apartment complex in Orange County, Florida, displaced three families on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Three families displaced after hoverboard bursts into flames

A hoverboard set out to charge burst into flames inside an Orange County apartment Thursday, displacing three families, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.

More than a dozen firefighters reponded after the fire broke out in a third-floor apartment on Avalon Reserve Boulevard just before 8 p.m.

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L B Flett, 19, a dance major, left, is hugged by John Peyton Pou, 18, center, and Jackie Roth, 20, right, following a vigil in honor of Texas student, Haruka J. Weiser, held at the University of Texas at Austin, on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Weiser, is the18-year-old dance major who was identified as the homicide victim found at Waller Creek two days ago.

7 things to know now: Suspect in UT killing; Pope Francis on divorced Catholics, gays; Anne Hathaway

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now: 1. Person of interest: Law enforcement officials in Texas have  identified a person of interest in the murder of 18-year-old Haruka Weiser. Weiser was killed over the weekend on the campus of the University ...

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Study finds money really can buy you happiness

It looks like money can buy you happiness after all -- at least that's what researchers based at Cambridge University say in a recent study. The study, published Thursday in the journal Psychological Science, found people who spent money on things which "matched their personality" were happier than their peers. ...

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Man dies after falling while trying to slide down escalator handrail

A Charlotte, North Carolina, man died after falling from an escalator inside the Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans, police said. >> Read more trending stories James Edward Darst, 33, and co-workers arrived at the casino at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. About one hour later, Darst walked into the Masquerade Club. ...

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his keynote speech to delegates on the last day of the annual Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central on October 2, 2013 in Manchester, England. During his closing speech David Cameron said that his "abiding mission" would make the UK into a "land of opportunity".  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

UK Prime Minister David Cameron admits ties to Panama Papers scandal

Tackling tax-avoidance schemes has been a major theme of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's administration. So the televised admission that Cameron might have profited from one such scheme set up by his father was awkward, to say the least. >> Read more trending stories "I want to be as clear as ...

Arkansas State Police held an impromtu birthday party for 10-year-old Toxey Andrews, center, on Monday, April 4, 2016, after a state trooper saw a Facebook post from his mother venting about how no one showed up to her son's party over the weekend.

Troopers surprise 10-year-old boy after no one comes to his birthday party

A mother is thanking Arkansas State Police after five officers threw her son an impromptu birthday celebration days after he spent his 10th birthday alone. >> Read more trending stories “If I am remembering right, this is the only birthday that I have had with people coming,” 10-year-old Toxey told ...

Wichita police arrested Matthew Gallagher, 36, on one count of child abuse on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. 

Octopus removed from toddler's throat, mother's boyfriend charged with child abuse

A 2-year-old boy is slowly recovering after arriving at a Wichita hospital Tuesday night not breathing because an octopus was lodged in his throat, according to police. >> Read more trending stories The boy's condition has been updated from serious to good and he hasn't shown any signs of injury ...

Photo of the "New Smyrna Beach Says No To Drugs" sign that was stolen 30 years ago and returned on Wednesday.

Thief returns sign that was stolen 30 years ago

After stealing the sign 30 years ago, the weight on the thief’s conscience finally gave in and it had to be returned. A “New Smyrna Beach Says No to Drugs” sign stolen in the late 1980s was returned Wednesday with a handwritten apology to the New Smyrna Police Department. The ...

Police: Florida woman stages fight between girls over texts

A Port St. Lucie woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she set up a fight between her 15-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old girl after the two were arguing over unwanted texts being exchanged. >> Read more Floridoh! stories Heather Salerno, 52, faces charges of child abuse, contributing to the delinquency ...

Photo of Dion Rosa and Rone Gonzalez in high speed chase

Video: Road rage leads to 100-mph chase on South Florida highway

A motorcyclist and driver got into a cat-and-mouse car chase on Monday morning after the motorcyclist said the driver cut him off. Rone Gonzalez, 23, told WSVN that he was driving to work in Homestead on his motorcycle when a red Ford Fusion cut him off at an intersection. Gonzalez ...

Bear cub rescued from 277-acre brush fire

Homes were evacuated and several were damaged Thursday as a brush fire grew to more than 250 acres and tore through Lake County near Paisley, Florida. Lake County Fire Rescue officials said homes on Apricot Way in the Royal Trails section of the county were being threatened by the blaze. ...

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New video shows Brussels bombing suspect hours after attacks

The Belgian Federal Police released new video of the Brussels bombing suspect who's still on the run. The new video details the path the bombing suspect took after fleeing the airport and includes video of him two hours after the bombs exploded.  Beyond information about the suspect, officials are also looking for ...


Blink and you'll miss this spider's bite

Spiders aren't just fast runners or gifted jumpers.  Researchers with the Smithsonian Institution said some hunt prey with a lightning-fast bite, too. Trap-jaw spiders live in New Zealand and South America. They're little brown ground spiders with an unusual hunting style. They hold their jaws open while they stalk prey, then snap ...

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