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America's beer-drinking habit is making this Mexican town thirsty

Water shortages in Mexico aren't uncommon. But a water shortage in Mexico caused by our affinity for Mexican beer? That's a different story.  The mayor of Zaragoza — a municipality located near the Texas-Mexico border — says his area faces water shortages caused by production at a nearby brewery. New York-based ...

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Tesla driver killed in crash while using autopilot

For the first time ever, a car driving with autopilot was involved in a deadly crash.  Tesla announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Model S car. The Tesla vehicle had its autopilot mode activated at the time, which enabled the vehicle to ...

Barbie, a pitbull, was one of the dogs euthanized at Contra Costa County Animal Services in California. The mistake is under investigation. (twitter.com/nbcbayarea)

Dog mistakenly euthanized by vet

Two investigations are underway at Contra Costa County Animal Services in Martinez, California, after two dogs were euthanized. CCAS spokesman Steve Burdo told KNTV that a 4-year-old pit bull named Barbie was supposed to be taken off of the list of animals that were scheduled to be euthanized June 18. ...

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Spotify accusing Apple of using its app store as weapon

Spotify is reportedly accusing Apple of rejecting an app update in order to give Apple's own streaming service an advantage. ReCode reports Spotify's legal counsel sent a letter to Apple accusing the company of rejecting a Spotify app update over Spotify's defiance of Apple's billing service. ReCode reports copies of the letter ...

 (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Adnan Syed of 'Serial' will get another chance at freedom

Adnan Syed, the focus of the breakthrough podcast hit "Serial," is getting a retrial for his murder conviction. In 2000, Syed was found guilty of killing his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and sentenced to life in prison.  Syed's attorneys argued for a retrial for a few different reasons. First, they argued his original lawyer was ineffective ...

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Veterans with PTSD struggle with July 4 fireworks

Byran Roudebush served 15 months in Iraq as an Army specialist. It was in 2007 in Taji, just north of Baghdad, when an improvised explosive device changed his life forever.  "I was getting ready to close my eyes and take a nap, and I heard it. I felt it, and ...

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Valedictorian headed to Harvard announces undocumented status

An undocumented immigrant is heading to an Ivy League university next fall. Laura Veira is a recent valedictorian from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Connecticut, and will begin this fall at Harvard University in Cambridge. Veira announced she is an undocumented immigrant during her graduation speech. She said the ...

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'Dear Brock Turner' photos shed light on victim-blaming

A new photo series is examining sexual assault and a culture of victim blaming.  The photos, taken by photographer Yana Mazurkevich, were released in response to the recent case against a former Stanford University swimmer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in January 2015. Brock Turner could've received a maximum ...

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Video shows llama can't get enough of leaf blower

One llama at the Children's Zoo at the Houston Zoo in Texas really, really likes leaf blowers. Zookeepers at the zoo have video to prove it. >> Read more trending stories "Every morning, we clean out the stalls in the Children's Zoo with a leaf blower," the Houston Zoo said ...

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Matthew McConaughey to teach filmmaking course

Some lucky University of Texas students will soon get a chance to learn filmmaking skills from Academy Award winner – and longtime Austin resident – Matthew McConaughey. The university said Thursday that the actor has signed on to teach a course in the Moody College of Communication this fall. McConaughey, who ...

Trump listened in on phone calls at Mar-a-Lago, report says

Donald Trump might have listened in on phone calls at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, which, if true, would be a violation of state law, according to a new report from BuzzFeed. The report cites six former Mar-a-Lago employees who said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has a ...

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Police charge nursing home resident with sexual battery

An 87-year-old Lantana, Florida, man with a reputation of fondling nursing home staff is facing sexual battery charges for performing oral sex on a 94-year-old man debilitated by Parkinson’s disease. Louis Lawson, who appeared Thursday in court in a wheelchair, was found in the victim’s room performing the sex act. Lawson’s ...

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Marvel director’s dog nearly dies after eating pot-infused coffee beans

“Guardians of the Galaxy 2” director James Gunn shared a harrowing tale of how his dog nearly died after consuming marijuana-infused chocolate coffee beans, and saluted the team at a Atlanta-area veterinary clinic, who saved his furry friend. “The night before I was supposed to leave Atlanta, my dog Von Spears went into seizures,” wrote ...

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Bulldog finds love in koi pond

A French bulldog named Daisy has begun an unexpected love affair with a koi fish named Frank. Owner Carrie Bredy of Federal Way, Washington, has been documenting the bulldog-fish love story on her YouTube and Instagram accounts since she first witnessed her dog kissing the fish a year ago. A video posted by Tomato ...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 29: Young beachgoers walk near a body part, covered in a plastic bag, which was discovered on Copacabana Beach near the Olympic beach volleyball venue (TOP R) on June 29, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Parts of a mutilated body were discovered on the sands of the beach while it remains unknown how the person died. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin August 5 amidst an economic crisis in the country. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Body parts wash up on beach ahead of Rio Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil are a little over a month away, and negative news coming out of the city seems to continue to surface. >> Read more trending stories CNN reported that a beach-goer came across human body parts on Rio's Copacabana beach. The dismembered foot and ...

Man uses baseball bat to stop beating of toddler

When a man staying at a motel saw a young child being beaten, he sprang into action. Don Gilbert heard a commotion outside his room Tuesday night, according to KPTV. Witnesses said Kyle Holder, 32, threw his 2-year-old daughter out the window of a room onto the cement walkway. Holder ...

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon on February 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Isaacs announced the Academy's Class of 2016 Wednesday, which is an attempt to have a more diverse voting academy. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Oscars announce new members added to improve diversity

Maybe #OscarsSoWhite won't trend for a third year in a row. More than 600 new voting members, many of them artists of color, have been added to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' roster. "We're proud to welcome these new members to the Academy, and know they view this ...

Texas taco joint brawl goes viral

A large brawl that broke out at a taqueria in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend has gone viral. It is not clear what started the fight Saturday at Taqueria El Paisano Mexican Restaurant, but dozens of people got involved in the melee, with fists and chairs flying. >> Read more trending ...

Doctor answers 6 questions about flesh-eating bacteria, beach visits

Adrian Ruiz’s family was shocked to learn last week that the 42-year-old man had become infected with a flesh-eating bacteria and risked losing his leg after returning from a fishing trip in Rockport, Texas, and visiting the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas, during Father’s Day weekend. Ruiz's wife, Lashelle Ruiz, said ...

Report: NFL suspends Johnny Manziel for 4 games

Troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel is facing a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. NFL Network's Ian Rappoport broke the news. It is not clear which drug Manziel tested positive for, but it was not a performance-enhancing drug, according to NFL sources. >> Read more ...

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