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    Armed Guards, Secret Location: Inside an Illegal Marijuana Bazaar Publicized on Instagram

    Shopping for illicit vape cartridges on Instagram is astonishingly simple. Open the app, plug in a hashtag such as #vapecartsforsale and — voilà — multiple posts appear with pictures of THC cartridges. In the comments or caption section, sellers advertise their products and post phone numbers for would-be buyers. “Shop here everything is good,” one seller wrote above a phone...

  • NBC News Jan 9

    Surveillance Video From Jeffrey Epstein’s First Apparent Suicide Attempt ‘No Longer Exists’

    The surveillance footage taken from outside Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell on the day of his first apparent suicide attempt has been permanently deleted, NBC News reported. Epstein, the disgraced financier who was facing federal sex-trafficking charges, was found semiconscious in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York at about 1:27 a.m. on July 23. But that...

  • Miami Art Basel Dec 9, 2019

    Man Who Ate $120K Art Banana Said He Would’ve Done it Sooner, But Wasn’t Hungry Yet

    A performance artist on Monday defended his banana-eating work over the weekend at Art Basel in Miami Beach, boasting he would have done it even earlier but “I was not too hungry,” NBC News reported....

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    David Datuna stunned the art world on Saturday when he chowed down on a banana that was taped to a wall, a work titled “Comedian” by...

  • NBC News Dec 2, 2019

    Dwyane Wade Dismisses Criticism of Son’s Appearance as ‘Stupidity’

    Dwyane Wade responded to social media users who criticized the appearance of his 12-year-old son, Zion Malachi Airamis, in a recent family photo. The retired NBA star dismissed what he described as “post-Thanksgiving hate” in a tweet over the weekend. “Stupidity,” Wade wrote, is a part of “this world we live in — so I get it.” “But here’s the...

  • NBC News Dec 2, 2019

    Amazon Removes Christmas Ornaments Depicting Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Amazon has removed Christmas ornaments from its website that depict the Auschwitz concentration camp after complaints on social media, NBC News reported. The Auschwitz Memorial, which preserves the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Poland, tweeted images of ornaments and other trinkets featuring the camp on Sunday. Amazon told NBC News in a statement Monday...

  • NBC News Dec 2, 2019

    Police Identify London Bridge Stabbing Victims

    Police have identified the two people who were fatally stabbed in a terror attack at the London Bridge on Friday afternoon, NBC News reports. In a statement by the Metropolitan Police Service on Sunday, officials identified the two victims as Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire and Saskia Jones, 23, of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Merritt and Jones were both graduates of...

  • NBC Dec 1, 2019

    Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Returns to YouTube Amid College Admissions Scandal

    As actress Lori Loughlin denies the charges she is facing in the college admissions scandal, her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli has returned to YouTube, uploading her first video on Sunday since she was engulfed in the controversy earlier this year, NBC News reports. Giannulli, 20, the daughter of Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, was a successful YouTube star with a...

  • NBC Dec 1, 2019

    Couple Paid $100 for Abandoned Car They Found in Storage Unit—Elon Musk Bought It From Them for Nearly $1 Million

    In 1989, a couple from Long Island, New York paid roughly $100 for an unclaimed storage unit. It was a blind auction, meaning neither they nor the seller had any idea what was inside. When the couple opened the unit, they were in for what would likely be the surprise of their lives: Buried under some old blankets sat a...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    Hunger on Campus: The Fight Against Student Food Insecurity

    While most Americans will be grateful for second and third helpings this Thanksgiving, there’s one surprising group who struggle to find a first helping every day: students at some of the nation’s top universities, NBC News reports. “I can’t go to the grocery store to buy breakfast because if I use this money I’m not going to be able to...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    HIV Vaccine in 2021? Leading Experts ‘Optimistic’ About Ongoing Trials

    On Sunday, World AIDS Day, the global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines that are entering the final stages of testing at sites across the globe, NBC News reports. While any of these three late-stage HIV vaccine trials — known as HVTN 702, Imbokodo and Mosaico — could...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Highly Contagious’ Box of Urine Triggers Evacuation of Seattle Area Movie Theater

    A Seattle area movie theater was evacuated on Friday after mistakenly receiving a leaking package that contained bodily fluids, NBC News reports. The North Bend Theatre in North Bend, Washington — about 30 miles east of Seattle — received a box marked “highly contagious human substance” on Friday night, according to a Twitter thread from Eastside Fire & Rescue. Authorities...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Grinch Bots’ Are Here to Ruin Your Holiday Shopping

    Consumers may think they’re avoiding the crush this holiday season by shopping online, unaware that as they’re trying to get through the digital doors, so too are hordes of bots. And they’re throwing elbows, NBC News reports. Up to 97 percent of all online traffic to retailer login pages this holiday shopping week comes from bots, largely operated by organized...

  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    To Stop Teen Vaping, States Turn to Reliable Remedy: Taxes

    The World Health Organization estimates that a 10 percent rise in prices causes overall smoking rates to drop about 4 percent in high-income countries. Some states are relying on this strategy to work again ― this time to discourage consumers, especially teenagers and young adults, from using e-cigarettes and vaping products, NBC News reports. Read More

  • Dec 1, 2019

    9 Dead, Including 2 Children, in South Dakota Plane Crash

    Nine people, including two children, were killed Saturday when a plane crashed in rough weather near Chamberlain, South Dakota, authorities said. A Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop passenger plane, had as many as 12 people on board when it crashed shortly after takeoff about a mile from Chamberlain Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Brule County...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Kid Rock Goes on Vulgar Rant Against Oprah — Gets Escorted Off Stage

    Country rocker and rapper Kid Rock was caught on video lashing out at Oprah Winfrey in a vulgar rant while on stage at his Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennesee, NBC News reports. “I’m like, Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar, they can suck d— sideways,” Rock said, according to the video published on TMZ Friday....

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Unique Products Continue to Draw Crowds as Overall Retail Takes a Dip in Freeport, Maine

    Freeport, Maine is well-known as a summer shopping destination with its outlets and other stores. But is it still a dominant retail hub on Black Friday, as more and more people choose to buy online? Anecdotal and numerical evidence shows Freeport has taken an overall retail hit from the Internet. Freeport retail dollars dipped 20-percent or $15,000,000 between 2018 and...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Is Freeport, Maine a Dominant Retail Hub?

    Anecdotal and numerical evidence shows Freeport has tkaen an overall retail hit from the Internet.

  • Nov 29, 2019

    10 Animals Killed in Fire at Northern Ohio Wildlife Park

    Ten animals died in a fire Thursday night at a wildlife park in northern Ohio, the park’s owner said. Holly Hunt, the owner of African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, in Ottawa County along Lake Erie, said three bongos, three giraffes, three red river hogs and a springbok were killed in the fire in a barn used for overnight...

  • Nov 28, 2019

    Two Americans Dead, Five Injured in Belize Bus Accident

    Two Americans were killed and five others were injured in a bus accident as they traveled in Belize on Wednesday as part of a Carnival Cruise Line trip. Jacqueline Abad, 53, and Sara Armijo, 51, were killed as they were traveling on a roadway to Belmopan City in a Grey Dodge passenger van as part of their Carnival Cruise trip,...

  • Nov 28, 2019

    ’Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Says She Was Victim of Domestic Violence

    “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist said in an Instagram video Wednesday that she is a survivor of domestic violence, NBC News reports. In a more than 14 minute video, Benoist said that she was “quite nervous” before stating, “I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would...

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