United Airlines shares drop after man dragged off flight –

Shares in United Airlines slipped by over 2% Tuesday as the company scrambled to address a video showing a passenger being forcibly dragged off an overbooked flight. United Continental Holdings (UAL) weathered the initial waves of anger caused by the video on Monday, with shares closing with a 0.9% gain. But momentum shifted by Tuesday […]

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88-year-old man honours wife’s memory by making blankets for disadvantaged children

Before Delores Shelbourne passed away, she and her husband of 66 years passed their time making blankets for local charities. Now, her husband is continuing their work even after her death. Eighty-eight year-old Clayton Shelbourne — who admits he was “never the seamstress” in the operation — has picked up the scissors and thread to […]

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‘Bullying is wrong – it’s okay to tell an adult’ – boy who lost an eye to cancer encourages other kids to stand up to bullies like he did

“He was brave enough to stand up to bullies in school and wanted to show others that he was able to swim with real live sharks in the London Aquarium too,” said Jack Teeling’s mum, Grainne. She said that Jack (9) was bullied because of the effect that losing an eye to cancer had on […]

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Israel postpones vote due to Britney Spears concert

The singer is set to perform her first concert in Tel Aviv on July 3, the same day as the Israeli Labor Party’s primary election. Leave it to Britney to shake up international politics. “We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the election because of the Britney […]

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Kansas firefighters, sergeant help to rescue bald eagle that could barely fly

A sheriff’s sergeant, two firefighters and an animal conservationist became birds of a feather to help rescue an injured bald eagle that was struggling to fly near a Kansas lake. On Thursday morning, Sgt. Justin Antle, range master for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, said someone called in to report the bird near Lake Afton, […]

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‘Bee Movie’ character seen among 300 pounds of cocaine found on plane

This story has been updated to reflect the most recent information. Cocaine wasn’t the only thing hidden on the plane that landed at Ohio University’s airport. Barry the Bee paraphernalia was found hidden among almost 300 pounds of cocaine found in a plane that landed at Gordon K. Bush Airport in Albany on Wednesday. Barry […]

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Dutch men hold hands in solidarity with beaten gay couple

AMSTERDAM — In a simple act of solidarity, same-sex couples and many others across the Netherlands have held hands this week to protest the beating of two gay men — an attack that shook a nation that has long prided itself on its tolerance. The beating in the eastern city of Arnhem was far from […]

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Lindsey Stirling: ‘I overcame anorexia to become a YouTube sensation’

I was always a carefree child, but when I moved from a small town in Arizona to university in Utah, I felt lost. Everyone talked about the ‘freshman fifteen’ – the 15lbs students gain in their first year – and I thought, ‘That’s not going to be me.’ So I started counting calories with my housemate. […]

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