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Bees learn to play soccer in new study

(CNN) - Bumblebees may be smarter than you think. A researcher at Queen Mary University of London trained bees to roll a ball by rewarding them with sugar water. The experiment required the bees to move a ball to a…

Stress Hormone Linked to Obesity

(CNN) - A new study suggests long-term stress might make you fat. English researchers compared stress levels and body weight of more than 2,500 men and women over age 54 participating in the English longitudinal study of ageing. The study,…

More than 400K plastic toy frogs recalled

(CNN) - Battery chemical leaks are forcing the recall of some plastic toy frogs. Moose Toys LTD. is pulling "Lil' Frog" and "Lil Frog Lily Pad" toys from it's little live pets line. It says there's a design defect, where…

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Dozens of National Guard and law enforcement officers marched into the Dakota Access Pipeline camp on Thursday, in a hostile takeover, one day after a deadline for the camp's scheduled eviction. The camp has…

All McDonald's sodas will soon cost $1.00

(CNN) - McDonald's will soon be slashing the cost of its drinks. For a limited time starting in April, all sizes of soft drinks will cost $1.00. And small-size McCafe smoothies, shakes and frappes will cost just $2.00. In a…

Caitlin Jenner to Trump: "This is a disaster"

(CNN) - Caitlyn Jenner took to Twitter Thursday with a message to president Trump"Call me." The transgender reality star reacted online Thursday after the Trump administration withdrew Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools. The former Olympian called…

White House: Feds Will Step Up Marijuana Law Enforcement

The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. "I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,"…

Lyft expands into 54 new cities

(CNN) - As Uber works to fix its reputation, ride-sharing rival Lyft is expanding. Lyft announced Thursday its entering into 54 new cities, including Pensacola, Florida, and Amherst, Massachusetts. Lyft launched in 40 cities last month making for a total…

Google Commits $11.5 to Racial Justice Efforts

(CNN) - Google's charitable arm is giving more than $11 million to 10 organizations fighting for racial justice. Not only that, but google engineers will also donate their time and skills to help the efforts of one of those organizations,…

Sargento expands listeria recall

(CNN) - More Sargento cheese products are being taken off the shelves because of listeria concerns. Out of an abundance of caution, in addition to the products recalled on February 10, 2017, Sargento is also voluntarily recalling seven more types…

Child killed when car crashes into dental office

Midfield, AL (WBMA-LD) - A 6-year old boy was killed Thursday when an SUV crashed into an Alabama dentist office. It happened in Midfield, southwest of Birmingham. Midfield police say six adults who were in the vital smiles lobby were…

John Boehner "Obamacare repeal won't happen"

(CNN) - Former House Speaker John Boehner says a full repeal and replace of Obamacare "isn't going happen." Boehner called the plan "happy talk" while at an Orlando health care conference. Boehner says he started laughing saying " Republicans never,…

Victoria's Secret sales down

(CNN) - Sexy apparently doesn't always sell. Sales at Victoria's Secret are expected to plunge 20% this month, compared to February last year. That's according to its parent company, L-brands. Part of the decline is due to the fact that…

Big banks rack up $6.4B in ATM, overdraft fees

(CNN) - You know those three-dollar fees you sometimes have to pay to get your own money out of an ATM machine? Turns out those few dollars are providing big profits to America's three biggest banks. JP Morgan Chase, Bank…

John McCain made secret trip to Syria

(CNN) - It turns out Senator John McCain made a secret trip to Syria last week. A spokeswoman said he made the official but unannounced visit to northern Syria as the campaign to take ISIS' de facto capital in Raqqa…

One $435 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold

(CNN) - It looks like luck was on someone's side Wednesday night. Powerball officials say a winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold Wednesday night in Indiana. The jackpot was worth $435million making it the tenth largest in Powerball history. The…

Trending Topics with Mallory Hagan

President Donald Trump's administration formally rescinded past guidance on transgender bathroom protections in public schools. Today, #protecttranskids is trending. President Bbama instructed public schools that they must allow transgender students to use bathrooms…

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections For Transgender Students

   The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over…

SpceX Dragon aborts approach to ISS

Cape Canaveral, FL (CNN) - An unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship aborted its planned rendezvous with the International Space Station Wednesday. The rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday. NASA says computers recognized an incorrect value in…

SodaStream recalls 51K bottles that might explode

(CNN) - Kitchen gadget maker soda-stream is recalling 51,000 carbonating bottles. The reason? They may explode! The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the bottles can burst under pressure. No injuries have been reported from the issue. The bottles in question…

Urban Outfitters selling $45 AOL t-shirt

(CNN) - Urban Outfitters is bringing back a blast from the past. The shirt features the old AOL logo. And while AOL is still a company, the old logo is typically associated to the dial-up internet days of the past.…

Dylann Roof stopped at 2nd church night of shooting

(CNN) - The man behind the deadly shooting at a North Charleston church, stopped at another before being captured. According to GPS data presented in court, Roof stopped at the Branch AME Church after killing nine people at Emanuel AME,…

Apple's $5B Spaceship Campus Opens in April

(CNN) - Apple plans to open its new massive campus to employees and visitors in April. This is a glimpse of the 175-acre "Apple Park" campus in Cupertino, California. It includes a nearly three-million square foot main building made from…

Amazon lowers free shipping minimum

(CNN) - The battle between Amazon and Walmart is heating up. Amazon has lowered its free shipping minimum for non-prime members $49.00 to $35.00 Amazon didn't specify exactly when the minimum was lowered, but did say the change happened "recently."…

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