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  • Class-action lawsuit claims EOS lip balm damages skin

    A class-action lawsuit claims the popular lip balm by EOS causes skin to crack, bleed and blister. The plaintiff in the suit, Rachael Cronin, says within hours of applying the balm, her lips felt like “sandpaper.” So, she applied more. As a result, Cronin says her lips started cracking, flaking and bleeding, creating blisters and rashes which lasted 10 days. The suit — filed by Mark Geragos — asks for damages and demands corrective advertising. On Wednesday night, EOS took to social media to say they believe the […]

  • Video shows Chuck E. Cheese employees being viciously attacked

    PARMA, Ohio — Several employees were injured during a brutal attack at a Chuck E. Cheese in Ohio on Sunday night. Just after 7 p.m., a woman attending a birthday party at the Chuck E. Cheese on Ridgewood Drive in Parma, Ohio, complained to the manager because the photo booth was not working, Police Sgt. Kevin Riley told WJW. The manager told the woman she would have to wait. Surveillance video shows some of the people from the party following the manager […]

  • Vacuum salesman invited to teen with autism’s birthday party moves crowd to tears

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Kirby Company, the Cleveland-based makers […]

  • The 10 baby names trending down in popularity

    Things typically change fast in the world of baby names. One year, a name could be the most popular in the country. A few years later, it’s an afterthought for new parents. FindTheBest recently looked at the 10 “fastest dropping” baby names. The names were in the top 100 in 2003, but have fallen since. FindTheBest used the slope of the line between 2003 and 2013 to determine the names trending down in popularity as we head into 2015: #10 […]

  • Kurt Busch testifies ex-girlfriend is a ‘trained assassin’

    DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch testified Tuesday that he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin and said she once came home in a gown covered in blood after a “covert mission.” Busch was in court again on Tuesday because of ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll’s request for a no-contact order, according to the News Journal. The request stems from Driscoll’s accusation that Busch assaulted her in a motorhome at Dover International Speedway. Driscoll said the couple had broken up […]

  • Man awakens after 12 years in coma, says he was aware of ‘everything’

    SOUTH AFRICA — In the late 1980s, when he was 12-years old, Martin Pistorius fell into a coma where he remained in a vegetative state for 12 years. Doctors in South Africa were not sure what caused his illness, but suspect it was cryptococcal meningitis.His condition grew worse and eventually he lost all ability to move and speak and make eye contact with his family. Physicians said he would die, but his family proceeded with a routine. Every morning his […]

  • Soldier shot while trying to surprise wife with breakfast

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman accidentally shot her husband in the chest after he tried to surprise her with breakfast, according to authorities. WTVD reported that Tiffany Segule, 27, shot and injured Fort Bragg soldier Zia Segule, 28, at their home on Friday. Officials said Zia Segule returned to the home unannounced shortly after 10 a.m. to surprise his wife with breakfast. The house alarm sounded and the wife shot her husband through a closed bedroom door thinking […]

  • Indiana couple arrested after bestiality video surfaces

    ANDERSON, Ind. — Police arrested an Indiana couple after video surfaced of a woman performing sex acts on a dog. Nikki Colleen Murphy-Johnson, 33, and Jason Erin Johnson, 37, face three counts of bestiality in connection with the video and photos produced in June and July of 2014. According to WXIN, an investigator saw the video and flagged multiple posts on a website called Beastforum. The investigation led officials to Anderson, Indiana, where local authorities were contacted. Officials said the […]

  • Cameras catch something mysterious along side of highway

    HEBER, Ariz. — Highway cameras caught something mysterious along the side of an Arizona highway. The Arizona Department of Transportation posted the photos above on its Facebook page on Jan. 1 with the caption: “We might have spotted a family of sasquatches on SR 260 near Heber this afternoon. What do you think?“ The post has been shared more than 3,000 times and has hundreds of comments. Along with several theories, one poster said the DOT camera has been showing […]

  • New Mexico man told $500,000 winning lottery ticket is a ‘misprint’

    ROSWELL, N.M. — A New Mexico man thought he hit it big on a lottery ticket, but lottery officials say it was all a mistake. In December, John Wines bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at a gas station in Roswell, New Mexico. As he started scratching, he came across multiple winning numbers, totaling over $500,000. However, the maximum prize for the ticket is $250,000. “There’s a one right here for $250,000,” said Wines. “Right below that is another one and […]

  • Rape suspect brutally beaten by victim’s boyfriend

    CONWAY, S.C. — A South Carolina man accused of rape was brutally beaten by the victim’s boyfriend, according to multiple reports. William Mattson, 52, was charged with criminal sexual conduct after police were called to a home in Conway early Thursday morning. A man apparently found the suspect in a bedroom on top of his girlfriend. Police said the boyfriend then started striking the suspect with his fist and drove him from the house to the front lawn. Police said […]

  • Couple ‘trapped’ inside unlocked janitor’s closet for two days

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A couple apparently thought they were trapped inside a janitor’s closet at a local college for two days until police let them out. There was only one problem: the door was unlocked the entire time. John Arwood, 31, and Amber Campbell, 25, face trespassing charges, authorities said. Campbell is also accused of violating her parole. Human feces and copper scouring pads sometimes used to smoke crack were found inside the closet, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The […]