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Very Good German Shepherd Gets Her Own Quinceañera for Turning 15 in Dog Years

Very Good German Shepherd Gets Her Own Quinceañera for Turning 15 in Dog Years

Entertainment
Nova is the belle of the ball, she even has the gown to match. According to KTRK, the German Shepherd’s owner, Jackie Pizano, threw a quinceañera, a party often thrown for a girl’s 15th birthday, for her very good pooch when Nova surpassed 15 in dogs years, which is about 7.5 years old. The celebration also lined up with Nova’s recent success at her obedience training program, she earned the Einstein Award at K-9 University. Pizano spared no expense when it came to throwing a quinceañera for her talented pup. Nova was treated to her own pink dress, tiara, cake and a special dance. A lucky attendee at the soiree captured video of the special moment where Nova took the stage to show off her steps. Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news a
Nick Goepper Wins Silver in Olympic Slopestyle — Only U.S. Man on Podium 4 Years After Sochi Sweep

Nick Goepper Wins Silver in Olympic Slopestyle — Only U.S. Man on Podium 4 Years After Sochi Sweep

Entertainment
American freeskier Nick Goepper returned to the snow on Sunday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to defend his Olympic bronze medal in men’s slopestyle — and did better than that, winning silver. His final score of 93.60, earned on his last of three runs in the event, came in just behind the 95.00 of Norway’s Oystein Braaten. Goepper, 23, previously earned earned bronze in slopestyle (in which competitors are scored as they perform a variety of tricks and jumps down a mixed-terrain course, not dissimilar to skateboarding) at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. He was part of a rare nation’s sweep of the podium, alongside Joss Christensen, who won gold, and Gus Kenworthy, who earned silver Hampered by injury, Christensen failed to qualify for Team USA this year; Kenworthy competed in the fin
Lindsey Vonn Fails to Medal in First Winter Olympics Outing in 8 Years

Lindsey Vonn Fails to Medal in First Winter Olympics Outing in 8 Years

Entertainment
After a long Winter Olympics absence, Lindsey Vonn—the most decorated female skier of all time—failed to take home a medal in her first Olympic event in eight years on Saturday morning (Friday evening stateside). Vonn made her highly anticipated 2018 Winter Olympics debut at the Women’s Super-G, aiming to become the third American athlete with three career Olympic alpine-skiing medals. But her dream was dashed when, first to compete, she set the time at 1:21.49, which was soon bested by several competitors. Commentators said they could see Vonn mouthing “I tried,” after her run, according to Sports Illustrated. Vonn will have another chance to medal in the downhill event later in the Games. The competition came eight long years after Vonn took home gold (downhill) and bronze (Super-G) in t
Parolee Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend in Parked Vista Motorhome Gets 75 Years to Life

Parolee Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend in Parked Vista Motorhome Gets 75 Years to Life

Breaking News
A parolee who killed his ex-girlfriend in a motorhome parked on a residential property in Vista was sentenced Friday to 75 years to life in prison plus nine years. Nathan Carmello Rivera, 43, was convicted of first-degree murder in the Nov. 18, 2016, death of 49-year-old Donna Hixon. Sheriff’s deputies responding to a reported assault […]
Florida lawmakers have refused school requests for more security officers for the last ten years

Florida lawmakers have refused school requests for more security officers for the last ten years

Politics
While sweaty politicians pretend at fake tears for the children killed in this nation's latest school shootings, a reminder that the majority of them have worked hard to help bring this day about. Since 2007, Safe Schools has been cut by 15% — little by little until it hit $64.4 million in 2011, according to the [Florida] Department of Education. Florida school enrollment, meanwhile, grew by more than 300,000 students over the same span, according to the state. [...] The Department of Education has asked the Legislature for more Safe Schools funding each of the past eight years, records reveal. And those requests were denied each time, because the Florida politicians claiming they give a damn about our murdered children are liars. The Safe Schools program is what pays the majority of
Mountain of sensitive FedEx customer data exposed, possibly for years

Mountain of sensitive FedEx customer data exposed, possibly for years

Technology
Enlarge / A redacted copy of data FedEx employees left on a publicly accessible Amazon bucket. (credit: Kromtech Security Center) Passports, driver licenses, and other sensitive documentation for thousands of FedEx customers were left online, possibly for years, in a blunder that left the information available to identity thieves and other malicious actors, researchers said Thursday. In all, Kromtech Security Center said, researchers found 119,000 scanned documents stored in a publicly available Amazon S3 bucket. The photo ID scans were accompanied by completed US Postal Service forms that included names, home addresses, and phone numbers of people who requested to have mail delivered by an authorized agent. "Citizens from all over the world left their scanned IDs—Mexico, Canada, EU cou
Carmel Valley Horse Ranch Operator Sentenced to 17 Years for Child Porn, Sexually Victimizing Minors

Carmel Valley Horse Ranch Operator Sentenced to 17 Years for Child Porn, Sexually Victimizing Minors

Breaking News
The operator of a Carmel Valley horse ranch was sentenced Tuesday to more than 17 years in federal prison for possessing and distributing photographs and videos that depicted children engaged in sexually explicit activity with adults and dogs. Christian Clews, 52, who had remained free on bond after pleading guilty last July, was immediately taken […]