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  • A high school runner who overcame a traumatic brain injury is crowned homecoming king

    Caleb Freeman was once the fastest runner at his Oklahoma high school. But after a car accident left him with a traumatic brain injury, he was told he might never run again. This week, the former track star proved them wrong — and became high school royalty too. Freeman, a senior at Newcastle High School, was voted homecoming king by his classmates on Friday, according to CNN affiliate KFOR. It was just the latest achievement for Freeman, who completed his first […]

  • Trio awarded Nobel Prize in economics for work in reducing poverty

    A trio of economists were awarded the Nobel Prize on Monday for their work to alleviate global poverty. Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer pioneered an approach to poverty reduction that was based on carefully designed experiments that sought answers to specific policy questions, according to the prize committee. Duflo, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the youngest person and second woman to be awarded the prize. Kolkata-born Banerjee, her husband, is also a professor at MIT. Kremer, a […]

  • Look up! A full Hunter’s Moon will light up the night on Sunday

    (CNN) — Moon enthusiasts, get ready — because the next full moon will appear Sunday. The full moon, known as the Hunter’s Moon, always follows September’s Harvest Moon. You will be able to see it in the sky on Sunday, October 13, around 5 p.m. ET. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Hunter’s Moon gets its name from the Native Americans. After the harvest, animals would come to the fields for scraps. With the full moon, it was easier to see deer […]

  • A woman was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer in her own home

    (CNN) — A black woman was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth, Texas home after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman’s front door was open, police said. The officers were searching the perimeter of the woman’s home when they saw a person standing near a window inside and one of them opened fire, killing her, Fort Worth police said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the woman killed as 28-year-old Atatiana Koquice […]

  • A 5.6 pound avocado set a new world record and it made enough guacamole for 20 people

    (CNN) — The only thing extra about the avocado at the Pokini household is the size. The Pokini family from Hawaii landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records after growing an avocado weighing 5.6 pounds, setting a record for the world’s heaviest. The previous record was held by 5.5-pound avocado, according to Guinness, and was grown by Felicidad Pasalo in Hilo, Hawaii, in January 2018. Juliane Pokini told CNN the family got the seed from her brother-in-law, Dickie Marciel, who […]

  • New PSA warns parents to avoid youth tackle football by comparing it to smoking

    A young football player stares down his opponents. He hikes the ball. Then the coach passes him a cigarette, which his mother happily lights. That’s the premise for a new PSA from the Concussion Legacy Foundation, which wants parents to consider the long-term damage youth tackle football could inflict on their kids. The new PSA, which premiered Thursday morning on YouTube, kicks off the “Tackle Can Wait” campaign. The goal is for parents to keep kids out of tackle football […]

  • Federal judge says Trump’s use of emergency funds to build wall is unlawful

    A federal judge in Texas has ruled that President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a border wall is unlawful and appears poised to block the use of those funds.

  • Costco builds giant poultry complex to keep its rotisserie chickens at $4.99

    At the back of Costco’s stores, past the televisions, jewelry, jumbo-sized ketchup jugs and tubs of mixed nuts, is one of the retailer’s most prized items: The rotisserie chicken that costs just $4.99. Cheap Kirkland Signature rotisserie chickens aren’t only a quick way for families to get dinner on the table. For Costco, the chickens are a lure, pulling customers into stores and getting them to browse the aisles, adding sometimes hundreds of dollars worth of items to their shopping […]

  • Nestlé develops completely plant-based bacon cheeseburger

    Nestlé is leaning into the plant-based trend with vegan alternatives to bacon and cheddar cheese. The global food company said on Wednesday that it will start selling the products to its restaurant and food service clients in the United States and Europe next year. The announcement follows the launch of Nestlé’s Awesome Burger, a plant-based patty that looks and tastes like meat. With the three new products, Nestlé is carving out a space for itself in the rapidly expanding plant-based […]

  • Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of his tax documents

    President Donald Trump on Friday lost his appeal to stop a House subpoena of his tax documents from his longtime accountant Mazars USA. In a 2-1 ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court ruling saying the firm must turn over eight years of accounting records. It’s the first major case at the appeals court level in the ongoing standoff between the House and Trump. The President has lost all of his […]

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