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October 26, 2017 7:59 AM Special needs teacher flipped student out of desk, police say

A special needs teacher in Pensacola, Fla., has been arrested for allegedly knocking a student with Down syndrome out of her desk. According to the newspaper, the state Department of Children and Families received a complaint Oct. 12 that a teacher flipped a desk while the student was sitting in it. The student fell back and suffered a sore neck, the newspaper 43

October 26, 2017 5:28 AM US launches 'most advanced' stealth sub amid undersea rivalry

U.S. Navy alarmed by Russian submarine buildup A dolphin swims in front of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner during its sea trials in May 2015. Virginia-class subs, displacing 7,800 tons and at 377 feet long, "are designed to seek and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships; project power ashore with Tomahawk cruise missiles and special 74

October 26, 2017 12:14 AM Joe Straus departure a political earthquake in clubby Austin

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, left, personally called out House Speaker Joe Straus, right, for the failure of the bathroom bill after the end of the special session in August. The House never brought the bill to a vote. AUSTIN - An earth-shattering event. A huge game-changer. The death-knell for centrist Republicans in Texas. Without exception, the community 88

October 25, 2017 6:55 PM Legoland will open New York theme park in 2020

Legoland's next location: upstate New York. At an event in Goshen, New York on Wednesday, parent company Merlin Entertainments announced the Lego-inspired theme park will open in 2020. Merlin also operates Legoland parks in California, Florida and several international locations, including Japan and Dubai. The parent company also operates Madame Tussauds 66

October 25, 2017 4:40 PM 5 Unnervingly Spooky Houseplants for Halloween

Special species for creeping out your friends—or yourself—this holiday IF YOU FEEL silly dressing in costume for Halloween but still get a kick out of the holiday, why not invest in some creepy greenery that’s as anthropomorphic, carnivorous or eerie as anything Poe conjured? The fang-like Venus flytrap, indigenous to the bogs outside Wilmington, N.C., is only the start 52

October 25, 2017 4:26 PM World Series appearances prompts Astros-inspired dining deals

Houston bars and restaurants are celebrating the home team during the World Series by offering locals Astros-inspired dining deals on everything from Frito pie to orange margaritas. Minute Maid Park will be hosting Postseason Street Festivals for anyone who has a valid game ticket. More info at mlb.com/astros. The Rice Village Italian restaurant is serving 73

October 25, 2017 4:23 PM GOP House and Senate tax leaders threaten to break Trump’s promise not to change 401(k) rules

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R) on Wednesday suggested that his upcoming tax bill could force changes to 401(k) plans and other retirement accounts, a move that would buck a promise from President Trump that those accounts would be left alone. The Texas congressman, speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor 66

October 25, 2017 11:44 AM Amazon will start delivering packages into the homes of Prime members

Amazon on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a new program for Prime members that lets delivery people drop off packages inside of customer homes. To make Amazon Key possible, Amazon has introduced its own $120 internet-connected security camera called Amazon Cloud Cam. Customers who want to participate in the program need to purchase an accompanying “smart 43

October 25, 2017 4:55 AM Actress Heather Lind accuses President George H.W. Bush of groping her

An AMC actress claims that former President George H.W. Bush groped her from his wheelchair during a screening. Heather Lind, who starred in “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” detailed her accusations in a lengthy Instagram post Tuesday, when she said she was “disturbed” after seeing a photo of President Obama with the 41st president. “I found it disturbing 52

October 24, 2017 10:29 PM Faye Dunaway Freaks Out Over 'Extravagant' $3,000 Hair Salon Bill — But Can We Really Blame Her?

But this time, the Hollywood legend's fight or flight response led to one massive unpaid tab at a celebrity favorite hair salon! "She claimed she didn't know it was that expensive and then said, ‘I'm not paying that. I can't believe how expensive this is. I'm only paying half!'" The salon took her half payment, according to the insider, but told Faye she still 48