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Tuesday August 4, 2015    08:56 AM
The ACLU is suing Kenton County sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Sumner, who works as a school resource officer at Latonia Elementary School in Covington.

The sheriff’s deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

Sumner is accused of handcuffing an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, who both have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The ACLU was able to obtain access to a video showing one incident in which Sumner talks to a boy handcuffed in a chair. The boy is so small that he’s handcuffed not around the wrists, but around his biceps.

“You don’t get to


Tuesday August 4, 2015    06:56 AM
A Boston children’s hospital is guaranteed “phantom-free” after the cast of the new “Ghostbusters” film showed up to cheer up kids.

The movie is shooting in Boston and the the staff at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center posted signs in the windows with the original movie’s signature line, “Who ya gonna call?”

The all-female ensemble of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones showed up with ghost traps and proton packs. They checked closets and under beds not so much to ease patients’ worries about ghosts but their doldrums about being stuck in hospital beds.

“That was wonderful of them to take the time to put a smile on my son’s face.”


Monday August 3, 2015    05:28 PM
If kittens, cuddles, and saving lives are up your alley, we’ve got just the volunteer job for you.

In hopes of making shelter kitties more adoptable—and providing them with the love and care they need early in life—Best Friends Animal Society in Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California have created a volunteer snuggling program.

Currently, kitten nurseries across the country are populated with orphaned kittens taken in from shelters, offering intensive, 24/7 care for kittens as young as a few hours old. At this stage, orphaned baby kittens are very fragile.

A number of essential, life-saving tasks are performed for them around the clock, but the most fun, and arguably one of


Monday August 3, 2015    07:29 AM
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - Fry's Electronics is one of those supercenter stores where you generally enjoy roaming around to see what's new and what you may not need but would enjoy having if nothing else but to play with it, usually a computer or video part. You can spend hours looking around at all the gadgets, some of the more recent computer deals or big screen TV, or perhaps even a motherboard you'd like to try your hand at assembling.

But this isn't an ad. It's a review, a complaint about the Fry's Electronics store in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Okay, let me jump right in. I purchased three modules of computer RAM memory recommended to me by Fry's staff. It didn't work. Microsoft's MEMORY te


Sunday August 2, 2015    01:43 PM
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who was being operated on August 19, 1999 by a surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if he was removed from his mother's womb.

Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

Just as surgeon Dr. Joseph Bruner was closing the incision in Julie Armas' uterus, baby Samuel's thumbnail-sized hand flopped out. Bruner lifted it gently and tucked it back


Saturday August 1, 2015    12:17 PM
Within days of the anniversary that a Spanish fleet wrecked in a hurricane off the coast of Florida 300 years ago, a family of treasure divers uncovered a million dollars in rare gold coins and artifacts hiding in just 15 feet of water.

1,000 feet off the coast of Fort Pierce, Eric Schmitt and his family rejoiced in the discovery after diving in the area for several years. They will get half the bounty of everything recovered, once the state claims up to 20% if some rarities should be in a museum.

The Florida salvage company who owns the rights to excavate the 300 square-mile underwater area, Queens Jewels, LLC, will get the other half.

The gold was part of a huge bounty of riches a


Monday July 27, 2015    09:02 AM
The world’s first malaria vaccine has been given approval by a European medical agency for future use in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a quarter million children under the age of five die every year from the disease.

European regulators examined phase III clinical trial results involving more than 16,000 young children conducted by research centers in eight African countries (Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania).

RTS,S triggers the body’s immune system to defend against the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite when it first enters the human host’s bloodstream or liver.

“It’s absolutely an astonishing day,” GlaxoSmithKline’s Vice Presi


Monday July 27, 2015    09:00 AM
Bethany Walker wanted nothing more than to take a dip in the pool with her best friend, Anne Marie Cox, this summer.

But a rare blistering skin condition has kept nine-year-old Anne Marie from being able to swim in the public pools.


Saturday July 25, 2015    09:58 AM
Planet hunters at NASA have found what they’re calling Earth’s “older, bigger cousin,” and believe it’s our strongest lead yet to finding advanced life somewhere else in the universe.

The new planet, Kepler 452b, is about 60% bigger than Earth, and orbits a sun similar to our own every 385 days.

That orbit puts it in what scientists call the “Goldilocks zone” — neither too hot, nor too cold, but just right for life.

And since the planet’s star has been around a billion years longer than ours, there’s been more time for life to take root and evolve.

“It’s awe-inspiring to consider that this planet has spent six billion years in the habitable zone of its star, longer than Earth,” J


Saturday July 25, 2015    09:56 AM
For these pooches, their “wild” lifestyle could actually help save wildlife.

Shelter dogs with high-energy can sometimes be less adoptable than their more docile counterparts, but a program based in Washington, DC, has found a way to save them by putting their unique traits to good use.

By partnering with Working Dogs for Conservation and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Rescues 2 the Rescue trains high-energy dogs to do scent-related jobs that support conservation work.

Trainers say the toy-obsessed, spirited pooches tend to thrive when trained to help locate difficult-to-find wildlife and plants, and can also help identify threats like poisons, and sniff out invasive pla


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