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Lioness grows small mane in ‘very curious case’ at Oklahoma zoo

Lioness grows small mane in ‘very curious case’ at Oklahoma zoo

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterinarians at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens are investigating a strange occurrence with an 18-year-old African lioness. Zoo officials say Bridget, the zoo’s 18-year-old African lioness, has suddenly spouted a mini-mane. Male lions usually begin growing a mane when they are about 1-year-old, which is when they begin producing more testosterone. However, it is extremely rare for a female lion to grow a mane. In other instances, experts say lionesses have grown manes when there is a hormone issue or some sort of genetic component. Zoo officials say they have taken a blood sample from Bridget and are currently awaiting results. Veterinarians say they will continue to monitor her closely, but add that her condition is not likely to affect Bridget...
Substitute teacher fired after video shows him body slamming a student

Substitute teacher fired after video shows him body slamming a student

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A substitute teacher in North Carolina was fired this week after a video was posted to Facebook showing him body slamming a student. The mother of the student at Western Guilford Middle School posted the video of the incident on Facebook Friday. She wrote that the incident happened on Valentine’s Day and that she wants "justice." Her son, Jose Escudero, told WGHP the incident started over a box of chocolates. The substitute teacher, he says, took them away and threw them in the sink. Jose says he waited towards the end of class to get them back and that's when an altercation took place. The 12-year-old says he put the chocolates in his book bag and that's when the substitute teacher tried grabbing it from him. When that didn't work, Jose says the substitute teach
Fight against algae blooms in NY

Fight against algae blooms in NY

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York is bringing together ecologists, biologists, and local and state officials to fight the growing problem of algae blooms in upstate ponds and lakes. The blooms can affect water quality and are seen as a threat to recreational opportunities and tourism. Four regional summits have been scheduled over the next six weeks. Each will focus on the blooms and efforts to prevent new ones. A $65 million initiative has been proposed in order to combat algae blooms.
Sylvester Stallone confirms he’s alive, ‘still punching’ following death rumors

Sylvester Stallone confirms he’s alive, ‘still punching’ following death rumors

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Social media posts mourning Sylvester Stallone were quickly disputed Monday morning by the actor who is alive and “still punching.” Fans shared “rest in peace” graphics mourning the Rocky actor even after he spoke out on Twitter and Instagram about the hoax. “Please ignore this stupidity,” Stallone, 71, tweeted. “Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!” Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching! https://t.co/sgRhOguHhs — Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) February 19, 2018 The rumor appears to have started with a post on Facebook. His younger brother Frank Stallone also disputed the story on Twitter. “Rumors that my brother is dead are false,” he said. “What
Homie raises $4M to help London’s ‘Generation Rent’ find their next property

Homie raises $4M to help London’s ‘Generation Rent’ find their next property

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 Another nascent proptech startup targeting ‘Generation Rent’ is London-based Homie, which might best be described as a concierge-style service that promises to save Londoner’s time, hassle and money when going in search of their next rental property. Today the company is disclosing that it has raised a further $4 million in Seed funding in a round led by Connect Ventures. Read More
Preparing for potential flooding along the Mohawk River

Preparing for potential flooding along the Mohawk River

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A big warmup is coming this week for the Capital Region and although some may be looking forward to it others are preparing for disaster. Ice jams in the Mohawk and Hudson rivers give the potential of major flooding. The city has been filling sandbags for three days now that’s because it’s feared these massive pieces of ice will start to melt. People who enjoy the Stockade section of Schenectady like Jeffery Hall say they came to look at the ice but didn’t realize it soon could be causing big problems. “It’s kind of scary but for people who live around here, I’m scared for them but you live in Stockade so you’re used to it.” Even though flooding isn’t uncommon for the area, precautionary measures are...
Texas teen thought to be robbery victim now accused of setting up her friend

Texas teen thought to be robbery victim now accused of setting up her friend

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SPRING, Texas – A teenage girl who was initially believed to be one of two victims in a Houston-area carjacking and robbery Friday night is now a suspect, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Susan Marie Mize, 17, and an alleged 16-year-old accomplice face charges of felony aggravated robbery. Authorities have also identified a third suspect, a 15-year-old, and are filing a warrant for his arrest. Harris County officers went to the home of Preston Barry, Mize’s friend, around 11:30 p.m. after Barry reported that they had been robbed. Deputies then went to Mize’s residence to speak to her regarding the robbery. After interviewing the pair, deputies say Mize had asked Barry if he wanted to earn $150 by giving her friends a ride into Houston, and he agreed. Barry and Miz
Sony Corp. to launch an AI-based taxi-hailing service in Japan

Sony Corp. to launch an AI-based taxi-hailing service in Japan

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 Sony Corporation said today that it will build an AI-based ride-hailing system in Japan in partnership with five taxi companies. The service will use artificial intelligence to manage taxi dispatches and forecast demand based on factors like weather, traffic and local events. Sony’s announcement came just before Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi, who is currently visiting… Read More
Flu epidemic continues, public urged to still get flu shot

Flu epidemic continues, public urged to still get flu shot

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – We’re reaching the height of the deadly flu season. Doctors are continuing to spread the word that flu shots can be lifesaving, despite this season’s shot being less effective. Three out of the four of the kids who have died from the flu this season did not get the flu shot. Cases of the flu are leveling out indicating we may have reached the peak, but doctors still encouraging people to get the flu shot. Where to get the flu shot Trish and her daughter Melissa – just coming from a doctor’s appointment after the 12-year-old successfully fought off the flu. “I laid on the couch and watched TV and slept a lot,” Melissa Bibbi said. Like many parents, Trish Bibbi didn’t insist her daughter get a flu shot after hearing it’s only about 25 percent effective on th