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Wednesday April 29, 2015    09:56 AM
Police are asking for help identifying a Washington state driver who narrowly avoided hitting children that were boarding a school bus.

Last Friday morning, three children in the city of Graham were on their way to school when an SUV barreled down the road between the kids and bus.

Parent Lisa Razo told King 5 News that her 5-year-old daughter felt the vehicle touch her foot as it bolted by.

"I looked up and the car passed by the kids and my heart almost dropped," Razo told the station.



Wednesday April 29, 2015    09:52 AM
A 60-year-old homeless woman named Smokie has been sleeping outside in the dirt a few doors down from a man named Elvis Summers.

Most mornings, she stops by Elvis’s Los Angeles apartment and asks if he has any recyclables for her. Through these conversation, they struck up a friendship.

One morning, Elvis saw a news article about a man in Oakland who has been making tiny houses out of discarded material. He was inspired to put off paying a few bills so he could buy the lumber and hardware to make Smokie a brand new shelter. It took him five days to build, and now, for the first time in ten years, Smokie has a place to hang the sign, ‘Home Sweet Home.’

“I had nowhere to really build


Monday April 27, 2015    12:56 PM
More than 300 people in 27 counties statewide participated in a radio operator exercise centered at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, April 25. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service "QuakeEX I" exercise took place the same day a 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Nepal.

"Oregon is due for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that could be even larger than the one that struck Nepal," said Kim Lippert, Public Information Officer for the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. "An earthquake of that size will cut standard forms of communication, making amateur radio operators critical."

The amateur radio event hosted by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management tested amateur


Sunday April 26, 2015    04:19 AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday destroyed ancient temples, triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest and left survivors camped outside of their homes as night fell, fearful of more aftershocks.

At least 3,700 people were confirmed dead across Nepal, according to the police. Another 34 were killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died in the Nepal-China border. The death toll is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.

It was a few minutes before noon when the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, began to rumble across the densely populated Kathmandu Valley, r


Friday April 24, 2015    11:56 AM
The Huffington Post | By Dominique Mosbergen

A migrant construction worker in Singapore has been dubbed a hero after he was captured on camera rescuing a 3-year-old girl who was dangling precariously from a building’s ledge after her head got stuck in a railing.

According to blogger Alvin Lim, whose friend reportedly filmed the rescue, a passer-by had seen the toddler in distress on Thursday afternoon and had shouted for help. Two men are said to have attempted to climb onto the second-floor ledge to help the child, but they were unable to heave themselves up.

That’s when two construction workers who were doing repairs on a road nearby reportedly dashed to the scene. In the vide


Friday April 24, 2015    11:53 AM
The Huffington Post | By Arin Greenwood

At this party, the dogs eat first.

On April 11, at the 4th annual Bullie Que festival, sweet spoiled dogs got even more special treatment than usual. Nearly 300 people and about 200 dogs -- mostly bulldogs, but a few Frenchies and pugs sneaked in, too -- gathered in North Carolina for a bulldog superhero-themed costume contest, a silent auction to benefit bulldog rescue group Bullies 2 the Rescue and a dog-friendly spread.

"Brisket, no seasoning," says Courtney Vaux, organizer of Bullie Que, the yearly gathering of bulldogs and their passionate fans. "Pineapple and green beans. It's hysterical."

Photographer and bulldog enthusiast Brian B


Sunday April 19, 2015    04:45 PM
Between its outlaw image, controversial legal status and complex makeup -- the cannabis plant contains more than 400 individual chemicals -- marijuana's action in the brain and body is in many ways a mystery. The vast majority of studies on the drug have examined potential harm, as opposed to potential benefits. Even so, some medical uses are widely accepted and others are the subject of serious research. Here's a look at some potential uses of marijuana as medicine.

In the United States, pain is the most common condition for which medical cannabis is taken. Studies show the drug is especially effective against neuropathic pain, a type of pain involving nerve damage. Marijuana is less hab


Sunday April 19, 2015    10:16 AM
Well, this is a horse of a different color.

Jacob the police horse uses orange, greens, and blues to paint his abstract art while relaxing in a Florida pasture before his night job with the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Officer Jason Hughes, his trainer for six years, noticed how the horse, a mix of Percheron and thoroughbred, always liked to grab things with his mouth.

“I was like, ‘You know, I bet if I gave him a paint brush, and put a canvas in front of it, he’d paint on it,'” Hughes says in a video posted on the police department’s YouTube page. “And, sure enough, he did. He took to it pretty easy.”