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If you were born in 1978, like yours truly was, then the year 2018 marks a significant milestone for you: You’re turning 40. Rather than feel over-the-hill about that fact, though, you might get a kick out of knowing that you share a birth year with some fun words, like “half-pipe,” “bed-and-breakfast,” “Tinseltown” and “pay-per-view.”
A 25-year-old inmate of the Jefferson County Correctional Center in Texas was caught Thursday, Jan. 25 red-handed and well-stocked going back into the prison. Joshua Hanson, of Dallas, was arrested while running back to the prison after Jefferson County deputies observed him leaving the back side of the facility and crossing onto private land to pick up a large duffel bag filled with contraband, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.
A family in Oregon is warning other parents about the risks of flesh-eating bacteria after their eight-year-old son’s death Sunday, Jan. 21. Liam Flanagan died after a grappling with the bacteria for eight days, his mother, Sara Hebard, told Fox 12 News in Portland, Ore.
A commentary from Vikings fan Craig Robertson in the Wednesday, Jan. 24 Minneapolis Star-Tribune accuses Philadelphia Eagles fans of the “most obnoxious and violent behavior I have ever seen at a sporting event,” underlining a concern with intimidating fan conduct that persisted through the teams meeting up in the NFC Championship last weekend.
Wells Fargo customers took to social media Wednesday, Jan. 17 after being charged twice for online bill payments and experiencing long wait times on the bank’s customer service line, NJ.com reported .
People in southeast Michigan witnessed a rare and alarming occurrence Tuesday night, Jan. 16. The skies lit up briefly as a fireball streaked across the sky, coinciding with a loud explosion, TV station WJBK in Detroit reported .
If there's a Cloud Nine in the Seventh Heaven of a Minnesotan's Happy Place, Vikings fans are there, right now, just hours after a nail-biter victory that sent the team to the NFC Championship game vs. the Eagles. Some of the reaction making the rounds on social media caught that incredible moment:
Fifty-eight people across the United States and Canada have likely become ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria and Canadian officials are advising people to refrain from eating the leafy green until further notice, an article on the Consumer Reports website says. On Thursday, Dec. 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 17 illnesses from E. coli infection had been reported in 13 different states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.
When the thermometer hits a dangerous 20 below zero, it’s probably easiest (and safest) to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good TV show to binge. No one would blame you if you did. But, if you’re the adventurous type, or just bored out of your wits, you should know that this frigid weather offers up an opportunity for some nifty cold-weather stunts.
If you have an older iPhone, you may have noticed that it slows down after you run a software update. It turns out it’s not really working harder. In fact, Apple is slowing your older devices in order to save on battery life, the company claims. But the admission also feeds into what many users think is Apple’s real goal: making your older iPhone seem slower so that you’ll buy a new one.