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$13 million worth of meth found in trailer with frozen strawberries at Texas port

$13 million worth of meth found in trailer with frozen strawberries at Texas port

A truck driver hauling frozen strawberries from Mexico into the United States is in custody after customs officers at a Texas port found nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in the trailer. In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility Saturday encountered a 42-year-old male…MORE

USA Gymnastics has a new president. The victims of Larry Nassar don’t approve.

USA Gymnastics has a new president. The victims of Larry Nassar don’t approve.

USA Gymnastics has appointed former gymnast and NBA executive Li Li Leung as its president and chief executive officer, the embattled organization announced Tuesday. “Li Li’s unique combination of business skills, management experience and passion for gymnastics make her perfectly suited to lead our organization at this important time in our history,” said Kathryn Carson,…MORE

NYPD can publicly release body cam videos after court ruling

NYPD can publicly release body cam videos after court ruling

America’s largest city police force can now publicly release its body camera footage, after a state appeals court decision in New York Tuesday. The NYPD will make body camera footage publicly available after New York’s police union, the Police Benevolent Association, had sought to block its release, claiming it violated an officer’s right to confidentiality.…MORE

Hate crime charges filed in Miami over Martin Luther King Jr. Day scuffle

Hate crime charges filed in Miami over Martin Luther King Jr. Day scuffle

Prosecutors in Florida have filed hate crime charges against a white man who was captured on a cell phone video holding a handgun and yelling racial epithets at a group of African-American youths at an anti-violence protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the felony charges Tuesday…MORE

After responding to a call, a police officer played dolls with the kids

After responding to a call, a police officer played dolls with the kids

This Virginia police officer’s motto: To protect and serve — and then play dolls. South Hill Police Cpl. C.B. Fleming is being praised by the community after a video emerged showing him laying on the ground playing with children. On Valentine’s Day, Fleming was responding to a report of a gas leak at an apartment…MORE

‘#MeToo’ spray-painted on iconic statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse

‘#MeToo’ spray-painted on iconic statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse

Police in Florida are looking for the vandal who painted “#MeToo” on the leg of the nurse in the “Unconditional Surrender” statue. The statue is modeled after an iconic photo taken in Times Square in 1945, showing a woman dressed in a white uniform being embraced and kissed by a sailor to celebrate the end…MORE

Teen makes $35,000 plowing Seattle’s historic snow

Teen makes $35,000 plowing Seattle’s historic snow

Seattle has been suffering through its snowiest February in 70 years, with accumulations of up to 10 inches in some places. But all that white has meant green for one young man with a snowplow, who says he made $35,000 in four days. David Holsten, 18, works as a landscaper and plowing snow in Coeur…MORE

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

General Motors CEO visits Toledo plant where nooses, ‘whites-only’ signs hung

GM CEO Mary Barra visited employees on Tuesday at a Toledo, Ohio, plant that has been alleged to be the site of racial discrimination and harassment, and told employees all complaints are being taken seriously. “The meetings with employees covered regular business aspects, as well as workplace behavior and culture issues,” said David Caldwell, GM’s…MORE

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FEBRUARY 21, 2019

There’s a rumor that WHOOPI GOLDBERG is the SURPRISE HOST of this Sunday’s Oscars. She’s hosted four times before, in 1994, 1996, 1999, and 2002. She’s been absent from “The View” since February 6th, and that started some speculation that she’s secretly preparing for the gig. But on yesterday’s episode, JOY BEHAR threw some cold…

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Having a cup of joe with Chip and Jo could be in your future. Chip and Joanna Gaines are planning to open a new coffee shop in Waco, Texas.   The voice cast has been announced for “Green Eggs and Ham”, a Netflix series that’s being produced by ELLEN DEGENERES. Sam I Am is now…