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  • What that energy drink can do to your body

    Energy drinks may be popular — the global energy drink market was worth $39 billion in 2013 and is forecast to reach $61 billion by 2021 — but they have gotten a bad rep among health experts. They “may pose danger to public health,” warns the World Health Organization. Children “should not consume” them, cautions the American Academy of Pediatrics. The American Beverage Association stands by the safety of energy drinks, indicating that many of their ingredients are also found […]

  • Johnny Depp turns up at Disneyland as Capt. Jack Sparrow (and fans lose it)

    Johnny Depp surprised fans at Disneyland, by popping up on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow costume. The actor was waving his cutlass and talking to riders with his patented British slur on Wednesday night, not far from the animatronic versions of his character that appear throughout the ride. Identical twins Sarah and Rebecca Saryan sailed right up to him and he told everyone to jump into the water, so he could get into […]

  • Homeless at 14, she’s saving youth from the same fate

    TEL AVIV, Israel — When she was 14 years old, Mariuma Ben Yosef ran away from home. On and off for nearly two years, she lived on the streets of Boston. She slept on benches and survived on food she found in the garbage. “Being homeless as a teenager, you understand that nobody can protect you,” she said. “You have to protect yourself.” Ultimately, Ben Yosef got her life on track. She moved back to Israel, where she had lived […]

  • Southwest Airlines: We won’t overbook anymore

    NEW YORK – Southwest really doesn’t want a United situation on its hands. CEO Gary Kelly announced Thursday that Southwest will no longer overbook its flights, ending a practice that sometimes leaves paying passengers without a seat. “The last thing that we want to do is deny a customer their flight,” Kelly said on CNBC. Earlier this month, a United passenger was dragged up the aisle and off a plane by authorities in Chicago when he refused to give up […]

  • Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency

    MILWAUKEE – Passengers recorded video of a man being kicked off a Delta flight to Milwaukee last week after he used the bathroom while the plane was preparing for takeoff. Kima Hamilton says the plane was delayed and he couldn’t wait any longer to use the restroom. “Sometime later, we’re still taxied. The plane hadn’t moved and it’s at an emergency stage now.” Fellow passenger and lawyer Krista Rosolino was sitting next to Hamilton and started recording because she didn’t […]

  • Dashcam video shows man and Overland Park officer struggle over gun

    Overland Park, KS (KSHB) — Dashcam video released Tuesday shows a man fighting with an Overland Park, Kansas police officer over a gun. According to police, the officer tried to pull over a suspect in the 10400 block of Marty. The man, now identified as 34-year-old Bradley Poland, was allegedly driving the wrong way down 103rd Street. Police said when Poland stopped, the officer got out of his patrol car, but Poland quickly sped off. Moments later he crashed. Investigators […]

  • Idaho toddler dies after being ‘viciously attacked’ by mom’s boyfriend: court documents

    BLACKFOOT, Idaho – Court documents unsealed Tuesday detailed the horrific events investigators say happened when an 18-month-old boy in Blackfoot, Idaho, was “viciously attacked,” receiving injuries that ultimately led to his untimely death. Jesus Adan Castillo, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Zachary Tendoy, the son of Castillo’s girlfriend, EastIdahoNews.com reported. On March 23, around 4 a.m., the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a child was not breathing at a […]

  • Ex-soldier laughed while killing her service dog as boyfriend recorded, police say

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. – A former soldier and her boyfriend are facing felony charges after police say she tied her service dog to a tree and shot it several times in the head while her boyfriend videotaped the act. Marinna Rollins and Jared Heng were arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Cumberland County, North Carolina. They’re charged with animal cruelty, a felony. According to a police report obtained by CNN affiliate WTVD, the pair took the gray-and-white male pit bill named […]

  • Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73

    Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, whose Oscar-winning thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” terrified audiences and introduced one of the most indelible villains in movie history, died Wednesday morning in New York. He was 73. He died of complications from esophageal cancer, according to a statement from his publicist. Demme won consistent acclaim as the director of such diverse movies as the Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense”; “Philadelphia,” the 1993 drama starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer battling AIDS; and […]

  • 11-year-old St. Louis boy starts book club for kids like him

    Sidney Keys III has always loved to read. But at his school library, the 11-year-old noticed a void of books about kids like himself. So he started Books n Bros, a book club for 8- to 12-year-olds who get together in the St. Louis area and read — about stuff they really want to read about. “I started it so we could read about African-American literature and raise awareness of that,” Sidney told HLN’s Michaela Pereira. Sidney also wanted to […]

  • Trump calls for dramatic tax cuts for individuals and businesses

    NEW YORK – The Trump administration has finally outlined its new tax proposal, which leans heavily on tax cuts. So far, President Trump wants to slash individual tax rates — cutting the top rate from 39.6% to 35% — and reduce the number of total rates from seven to three. He also wants to cut the top tax rate for all businesses to 15%, far below the current top rates. The administration’s tax outline still leaves many questions unanswered and […]

  • ESPN will lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, source says

    NEW YORK – ESPN plans to lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, a source familiar with the matter told CNNMoney on Wednesday. The job cuts, including television, radio and online personalities, will be announced Wednesday, and most will take effect immediately, the source said. ESPN also plans to cut what the source described as a limited number of additional off-air jobs. ESPN is shifting its focus toward digital as it faces cable subscriber losses and increased pressure on costs. […]