SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is The New Black,” and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. The hacker, operating under the name The Dark Overlord, has already purportedly uploaded the first episode to an illegal file-sharing service. The Associated Press could not legally confirm the authenticity of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend his 100th day in office talking tough on trade in one of the states that delivered his unlikely win. The president is expected to sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative to perform a comprehensive study of the nation’s trade agreements to determine whether America is being treated fairly by its trading partners and the 164-nation World Trade Organization. It’s one...
First lady Melania Trump visited Children’s National Health System in Washington on Friday, her second visit there in as many months, to help the hospital mark the official opening of a healing garden dedicated to the first ladies of the United States. “I was lucky to met so many very brave and amazing children,” the first lady said in brief remarks to more than 100 guests, including patients, donors and friends of the hospital. “We had so much fun touring this space and ...
The wife of the former Tennessee teacher accused of running off with a 15-year-old student says she knew the answer but asked anyway. “I said, ‘Well, did you sleep with her?’ ” Jill Cummins said in an interview with “Inside Edition,” describing a jailhouse phone conversation with her husband. “Yes, I did,” Tad Cummins replied, according to his wife, who has filed for divorce. “I didn’t want any details,” she told “Inside Edi...
The 11-year-old girl was relentlessly bullied. And the culprit, police say, were her teachers. One of them told the girl to “go kill herself” and threatened to fail other students if they didn’t fight the girl, police said. And when that teacher was removed from the classroom, a second teacher allegedly kept up the abuse. Two Louisiana teachers, Ann Marie Shelvin and Tracy Gallow, now face criminal charges with malfeasance in office, intimidation and interference in school oper...
PETERSBURG, Va. -- Residents who live near Robert E. Lee Elementary in Petersburg, Virginia, say vultures have become such a problem that they avoid the school when they can. The birds have been an on and off again issue for two years but recently became worse. Vultures roost near Robert E. Lee Elementary School. "They're getting bigger, seems like,” Nikita Williams said. "Getting worse and worser all the time,” Charlie Moody said. Williams won’t let her daughter go back to the school af...
SEOUL — South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part of its country. There were no other immediate details Saturday morning, including what type of missile was used. North Korea routinely test-fires a variety of ballistic missiles, despite United Nations prohibitions, as part of its push to develop a long-range ballistic missile capable of hitting U.S. shores. While shorter-range missiles are somewhat routine, there is strong out...
(CNN) — A high school student in Florida has been suspended after taking a photo of two female classmates without their knowledge and posting it as an ad on Craigslist with the title: “two slaves for sale.” The ad posted Wednesday referred to the high school students as “slavegals” in “good condition.” It listed a sale price of $470. The Craigslist post has since been removed from the classifieds site. Skye Fefee, one of the girls in the photo, said she ...
CALGARY, Alberta — A mother in Canada shared a very private photo on Facebook in an effort to warn others. Sherri Kent’s son Michael died of a fentanyl overdose. “My son was not an addict,” she said in her Facebook post. “He made a mistake that cost him his life.” The photo shows Sherri in an emotional state while laying next to her son in his hospital bed. The post continues: “I just want to make everyone aware of the epidemic that’s goin on r...
HETH, Ark. -- An Arkansas dad is using a handmade sign on his rural property to defend and protect his 16-year-old daughter. Shelton Kitchens said he learned recently that his daughter was in a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old man. “I find my daughter like she’s almost eaten alive. It’s sickening when you raise her shirt and look at it. Hickeys all over,” he told WREG. Kitchens said the man lives near his tire shop. "She got lured in by puppies," he said. So Kitchens called the St...
Warning: Video may be disturbing for some viewers CLEVELAND – New video shows a violent attack last summer in the parking lot of a Cleveland library that apparently started when two men made eye contact with each other. The security video from the South Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library around 1:30 June 17, 2016 shows Kyle Marable approaching Duvelle Smith’s car. Prosecutors say Marable and Smith were fighting inside the library, because the men thought the other had given ...
WASHINGTON — The US anti-missile system designed to mitigate the threat of North Korea’s missiles will soon be operational, US and South Korean defense officials said. US Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system would be “operational in the coming days to be able to better defend South Korea against the growing North Korea threat.” Parts of the s...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate...
President Donald Trump said on Thursday not to discount the chance of a military conflict with North Korea. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” Trump told Reuters amid an ongoing standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. He said he would prefer, however, to avoid conflict and peaceably achieve a non-nuclear North Korea. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically, but it’s very difficult,”...
KATHMANDU – A Taiwanese couple who disappeared while trekking in Nepal were found after 47 days—but it was three days too late for one of them. Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, is being treated in a Kathmandu hospital after being found on a ledge under a waterfall in the remote Dhading region, AFP reports. He told rescuers he had been trapped there for more than a month with 19-year-old girlfriend Liu Chen-chun, who died 44 days into their ordeal. Rescuers say the couple became lost during a s...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers’ previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling that said pay differences based exclusively on prior salaries were discriminatory under the federal Equal Pay Act. That’s because the differences were almost certainly the result of gender bias, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mi...
NEW YORK — Toyota is recalling 228,000 Tacoma vehicles over an issue that could cause drivers to lose control of their cars. The company said Thursday that the recall applies to certain 2016 and 2017 Tacoma trucks. The issue is that the vehicles’ rear differential — or the piece that connects the truck’s back two wheels — could leak oil. “If a vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the rear differential could become damaged, which can result in no...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man called 911 to request a police dog to help track down heroin allegedly stolen from him. WEWS-TV (http://bit.ly/2pnvmVR ) reports a 20-year-old man in Bath Township, near Akron, made the call in January. The recording was released this week. When the call operator asks why the caller needs a police dog, he replies that a female stole heroin from him. Bath Police Chief Mike McNeely says it’s among the most bizarre things he’s heard in four de...
Watch Video MILWAUKEE – Passengers recorded video of a man being kicked off a Delta flight to Milwaukee last week after he used the bathroom while the plane was preparing for takeoff. Kima Hamilton says the plane was delayed and he couldn’t wait any longer to use the restroom. “Sometime later, we’re still taxied. The plane hadn’t moved and it’s at an emergency stage now.” Fellow passenger and lawyer Krista Rosolino was sitting next to Hamilton and starte...
NEW YORK CITY — An 11-year-old boy came to his mom's rescue Tuesday evening when an intruder attacked them inside their Bronx home. Police say the boy answered the door to a man who asked to use the bathroom. That's when the attacker forced his way in and began to beat the mother, police say. The woman grabbed a knife but was unable to fight him off. Her son sprang into action, found another knife and stabbed the intruder, forcing him to stop the attack and flee the apartment. A neighbor, ...