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  • 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada in 2017. That’s more than 6 times as many as in 2016

    (CNN) — The number of US citizens seeking refuge in Canada skyrocketed last year. Exactly 2,550 Americans applied for asylum in Canada in 2017, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. That’s more than a sixfold increase from the 395 Americans who applied in 2016. It’s believed that the hard-line immigration policies of President Donald Trump have fueled the increase in the number of Americans fleeing to Canada. The United States supplied the third-highest number of asylum-seekers to Canada […]

  • ‘Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway’ Hasbro releases Monopoly for Millennials

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Hasbro is targeting a specific group this holiday season with its new version of Monopoly: Millennials. ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ reportedly centers around the “often-mocked” generation of people born between 1981 and 1996, according to USA TODAY. The cover of the box features the tagline “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.” and Rich Uncle Pennybags enjoying a cup of coffee, wearing a participation medal and sporting his earbuds. Instead of collecting money as players make their way […]

  • Woman arrested after allegedly ‘debarking’ dogs in Pennsylvania

    QUARRYVILLE, Pa. — An Iowa woman has been arrested after she allegedly traveled to Pennsylvania to perform an illegal “debarking” procedure on four dogs earlier this year. 55-year-old Denise Felling is accused of debarking a husky, a Doberman, a beagle mix and a Spaniel mix by shoving a rod-like object into the animals’ vocal chambers, according to WPMT. Felling faces eight charges of animal cruelty. The Pennsylvania SPCA’s humane law enforcement team became aware of Felling after rescuing 15 dogs from an unlicensed […]

  • Father battling terminal cancer searching for kids’ stolen holiday ornaments

    EAST LEROY, Mich. — To Matt O’Dell, family is “everything”. He loves spending time with his two kids and his wife Jamie, with whom he celebrated 10 years of marriage with back in September. Every year, around this time, they get into the holiday spirit by decorating their Christmas tree with ornaments they have collected throughout the years. However when Matt went to retrieve them from their storage garage in Albion on Monday, they weren’t there. “[He] said ‘everything was […]

  • ‘Rabid’ raccoons turn out to be drunk on fermented crabapples

    MILTON, W.Va. — Raccoons that were apparently drunk on crabapples caused a false rabies scare in West Virginia. The Milton Police Department said on Facebook that they’ve had calls on suspected rabid raccoons twice over the past two days. But now, it appears that the animals did not have rabies and were just drunk on fermented crabapples. Police caught two of the raccoons and released them back into the wild after allowing them to sober up, according to the Washington […]

  • 73-year-old woman was worried about the meth she was smoking, so she took it to her doctor

    POLK COUNTY, Fla. – An elderly woman is accused of taking her methamphetamine to the doctor for testing after she became concerned about the drug’s effect on her. Barbara Lee Ray, 73, of Polk County, Fla., asked her doctor to test the meth because she was worried it was doing harm, the Miami Herald reported. Ray had been using the drug for about a month, but it remains uncertain where she got it or why she was smoking it, according […]

  • Driver accused of killing 3 children at Indiana school bus stop pleads not guilty

    FULTON COUNTY, Ind. – The woman charged in last month’s deadly bus stop crash entered a preliminary plea of not guilty during a Thursday morning hearing. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, is accused of ignoring a bus stop arm, hitting four children with her vehicle. Three of those children—6-year-old twins Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl—were killed. A fourth child, 11-year-old Maverick Lowe, is recovering at a Fort Wayne hospital. The crash happened on Oct. 30 near 4600 […]

  • Selfie clears man facing 99 years in prison for crime he didn’t commit

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas – For once, a story about a selfie that helped someone rather than hurting them. A Texas man was confused when police arrested him in September of last year, telling him he was accused of breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s home, attacking her, and slashing an “X” into her chest with a box cutter. When they told Cristopher Precopia the date of the alleged attack, however, he realized he had been out of town, about 65 miles away […]

  • Illinois school district plans to hire retired cops as armed office workers

    CHICAGO — A suburban Illinois school district says it plans to hire retired police officers as armed office workers, granting them permission to carry weapons on school campuses so they might take action in the event of a school shooting. School officials, parents and students have all been searching for a response to the ongoing horror of deadly mass shootings in our nation’s schools. Some parents say more guns are not the answer, but the superintendent of the Palatine School District […]