News : Offbeat

All Maria knows is that her grandson is in a place called Arizona

Monday  22:06,   25 june 2018

NBC News was able to trace a phone number and find the likely location of a separated child. It's not as easy for grandma in Honduras and mom in the U.S."My soul hurts," she said. "I'm heartbroken. Because they're my[...]

2 firefighters shot, one fatally, at senior care facility; 3rd person hit by gunfire

Monday  22:03,   25 june 2018

LOS ANGELES - A shooting at a downtown Long Beach, Calif., senior living facility left one firefighter dead and a second wounded, authorities said Monday. Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, 45, was fatally shot while investigating reports of an explosion and the [...]

Secret data: Most VA nursing homes have more residents with bed sores, pain, than private facilities

Monday  21:55,   25 june 2018

More than 100 VA nursing homes scored worse than private facilities on a majority of key quality indicators, which include rates of infection and decline, according to an analysis of data kept secret by the VA but being published in full for the[...]

3 money tasks you shouldn't tackle on your own

Monday  21:55,   25 june 2018

No one cares as much about your money as you do, but never asking for help can be dangerous — and expensive. In a previous column, I detailed the hazards…No one cares as much about your money as you do, but never asking for help can be dangerous —[...]

A teacher's dying wish helps hundreds of needy kids with backpacks and school supplies

Monday  21:45,   25 june 2018

Two weeks before she died, Georgia teacher Tammy Waddell told her son she didn't want flowers at her funeral. Instead, she wanted people to bring backpacks full of school supplies.Waddell, a teacher in Forsyth County, Georgia, lost a battle with [...]

Ex-Chelsea player has stupid reason for not wanting women commentators during the World Cup

Monday  21:31,   25 june 2018

Former Chelsea player Jason Cundy tried to explain why he doesn’t think women should be soccer commentators. Former Chelsea player and sentient meat puppet Jason Cundy went on Good Morning Britain Monday to explain why he doesn’t think[...]

Swap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Federer

Monday  21:31,   25 june 2018

Rafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. He reclaimed the top spot from Roger Federer after just one week. The new order is the sixth change of the year at No. 1. That's the most since there were eight in 1999. The record is 10[...]

Venmo is officially launching its physical debit card

Monday  21:21,   25 june 2018

Just like Square, Venmo is accepting the reality that some people like having a physical payment card in their wallet. If nothing else, it’s good having a backup for digital payments, and a card makes spending your Venmo balance in the real world[...]

Sorry soccer haters, but this World Cup is absolutely awesome

Monday  21:00,   25 june 2018

Through the first 32 matches, there hasn't been a single scoreless draw and we've seen a few of the most thrilling games in recent memory.If you appreciate the beautiful game, you are getting treated to one of the most enjoyable World[...]

Rep. Waters draws criticism for saying Trump officials should be harassed in public

Monday  20:51,   25 june 2018

<p>Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is under fire for saying that members of the Trump administration should be heckled when out in public.</p>"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station,[...]

A drug costs $272,000 a year: Not so fast, says New York state

Monday  20:30,   25 june 2018

New York’s Medicaid program says Orkambi, a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis, is not worth the price. The case is being closely watched around the country.A wave of breakthrough drugs is transforming the medical world, offering hope for people with [...]

U.S. high court to hear Sudan appeal on damages in 2000 USS Cole bombing

Monday  20:26,   25 june 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear Sudan's appeal of $314.7 million in damages awarded in a lawsuit seeking compensation for American sailors injured in 2000 in the deadly al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole in Yemen.[...]

Supreme Court upholds most Texas election districts over charges of racial discrimination

Monday  20:10,   25 june 2018

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that Texas did not draw most congressional and state legislative election districts based on racial demographics. The 5-4 ruling by the court's conservative justices said only one state House district [...]

Arizona family discovers rattlesnakes in pool noodles, police say

Monday  20:08,   25 june 2018

Arizona officials issued a warning to residents Sunday after a family said they found several rattlesnakes inside one of their pool noodles. The family in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye told authorities they picked up two pool noodles that were left[...]

Lawsuit to be filed against feds to reunite boy in detention center with mother in Mass.

Monday  20:07,   25 june 2018

Attorneys for a woman living in Massachusetts are demanding that her 9-year-old son, who is being held at a detention center in Chicago, be released.&nbsp;Attorneys Jesse Bless and Jeff Goldman will file suit in U.S. Federal District Court in[...]