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The holiday everyone needs right now is upon us: Fat Bear Week

The holiday everyone needs right now is upon us: Fat Bear Week

Fat Bear Week — the one time a year where you can openly and proudly cheer for your favorite chubby bear — is back. The annual competition, held by Katmai National Park in Alaska, crowns the fattest bear in the state’s Brook River. Created six years ago, the competition features the area’s largest bears competing…

Anger erupts in American cities after charging decision in Breonna Taylor case

Anger erupts in American cities after charging decision in Breonna Taylor case

A Kentucky grand jury’s decision to charge only one officer in connection with Breonna Taylor’s killing fanned the nation’s simmering outrage over racial injustice, with demonstrators taking their anger to the streets over the weekend. Police brutality protests have erupted across the country since May, when George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police.…

Mother of teacher who died of Covid-19 dies from it weeks later

Mother of teacher who died of Covid-19 dies from it weeks later

The mother of a South Carolina teacher who died from Covid-19 earlier this month has died after she was infected by the virus, according to a relative. Shirley Bannister, 57, passed away from complications from Covid-19 on Sunday, according to her brother, Dennis Bell. Bannister is the mother of Demetria Bannister, a 28-year-old elementary school…

M. Night Shyamalan has revealed the title and poster for his upcoming movie

M. Night Shyamalan has revealed the title and poster for his upcoming movie

Director M. Night Shyamalan announced on Saturday the beginning of filming for his new movie titled “Old.” “Feels like a miracle that I am standing here shooting the first shot of my new film,” Shyamalan said on Twitter along with a picture of himself on set. “It’s called Old.” Shyamalan also released the film poster,…

Maryland will become the first state to ban foam food service products

Maryland will become the first state to ban foam food service products

This week Maryland will become the first state in the US to ban the use of foam containers for carryout. The law, which was approved during the 2019 state legislative session, will go into effect on October 1 and includes items such as cups, plates, carryout containers and trays. The law affects food service as…

New York City protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor ends with 12 arrests

New York City protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor ends with 12 arrests

Protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor spread from coast to coast Saturday night, including in New York City where demonstrators occupied the Brooklyn Bridge. Twelve people were arrested during a protest in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, New York Police Department spokeswoman Denise Moroney said. Eight of those arrested received summonses for disorderly conduct, Moroney said.…

He lost his brother to Covid-19. Twelve days later, he died, too

He lost his brother to Covid-19. Twelve days later, he died, too

Nicholas Gismondi was in the hospital when he found out his older brother, Ralph, had died from the coronavirus April 5. Nicholas, 65, had gone into the hospital after experiencing trouble breathing. Five days later, he went into the intensive care unit because his breathing got worse. It didn’t take long for doctors to determine…

LAPD officer injured after shooting at Harbor Station

LAPD officer injured after shooting at Harbor Station

A suspect is in custody after an officer was injured at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Community Station Saturday night, authorities said. The incident occurred after the officer, who was working on desk operations, attempted to offer assistance to the suspect, who had walked into the station’s lobby, LAPD Chief Michel Moore told reporters…