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January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 176

January 13, 2019 9:02 AM Convicted child killer found dead in Oklahoma prison cell; victim's body never found

Anthony Joseph Palma, 59, sexually assaulted and killed an 8-year-old girl, authorities say. (Midwest City Police Department) A man convicted in the cold case murder of an 8-year-old girl whose body has never been found was discovered dead in his Oklahoma prison cell Friday night, according to reports. The body of Anthony Joseph Palma, 59, was found 144

January 13, 2019 3:39 AM Canadiens, Price shut out Avalanche

Carey Price had 28 saves for his 43rd career shutout, Brett Kulak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored goals midway through the third period, and the host Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for Colorado, which is 1-7-2 in its last 10 games. The Canadiens’ offense had dried up at home the past three 141

January 12, 2019 5:08 PM Virginia woman whose husband is furloughed by government shutdown wins $100K, car in lottery

A Virginia woman whose husband is currently furloughed by the government shutdown has won $100,000 and a new Ford SUV thanks to the lottery. “I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls, of Ashburn, told the Virginia lottery of her win. Walls, who worked for the U.S. Air Force for more than 13 years, drew the winning ticket in a Dec. 4 drawing that was a part of the "Ford 138

January 10, 2019 2:17 PM Man ate Louisiana State University student's pet fish, cops say

A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after admitting he ate a woman’s pet betta fish in a Louisiana State University dorm room more than two years ago, police said. The incident occurred in October 2016 after a woman allowed Maxwell Taffin, then 18 years old, and two of his friends to stay in her dorm during the weekend of the LSU-Ole Miss football 135

January 10, 2019 4:28 AM Amazon removes ‘offensive’ products containing Islamic text

Amazon removed home goods that included doormats and bath mats featuring verses from the Quran from its website last week. (Associated Press) Doormats featuring verses from the Quran were promptly removed from Amazon last week. The Council on American-Islamic Relations complained to Amazon on Jan. 3 about more than a dozen bathroom and outdoor mats, which 130

January 8, 2019 5:44 PM Paris' first all-nude restaurant closing due to lack of customers

A little over a year after it opened, Paris' first nudist restaurant, O'Naturel, is set to close its doors in February due to a lack of business. O'Naturel opened in November 2017 in the city of lights' 12 arrondissement, a testament to the rising popularity of naturism in France. But unfortunately it didn't prove as popular as expected, as the owners 231

January 8, 2019 4:12 PM The most noteworthy deals from Amazon's Cyber Monday sale

Last year, Amazon announced that Cyber Monday was its single biggest shopping day of all time. And we're pretty sure it's an indication that this year, you won't want to be the one who misses out on the unbeatable deals. While a lot of Black Friday doorbusters actually require waiting hours in line or navigating through hoards of people to fight over limited 501

January 8, 2019 4:00 PM Save big on your fall and winter wardrobe with these top Black Friday clothing sales

Black Friday is probably best known for major deals on appliances, tech products and gifts for the upcoming holidays. But Black Friday is also a great opportunity to stock up on brand-new items for your wardrobe. Practically every major retailer is offering discounted prices this week on its fall and winter goods, including boots, warm outerwear, cozy sweaters 116

January 7, 2019 3:52 PM Florida couple racks up $10G hotel bill, skips out without paying, cops say

Ashley and Lee Roe were arrested for skipping out on paying hotel bills totaling to more than $10,000, police said. (Monroe County Sheriff's Office) A Florida couple seemed to master the “room and dash” tactic when they racked up a hotel bill in excess of $10,000 before bolting without paying, police said. Ashley and Lee Roe were arrested Saturday after 104