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Wasabi the Pekingese wins Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show

A Pekingese named Wasabi won Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday. The reserve slot, or runner-up, was given to Bourbon the whippet. The Westminster Dog Show is the second-oldest continuous sporting event in the United States, after the Kentucky Derby. The competition was held at the Lyndhurst…MORE

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Actor Ned Beatty of ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Superman’ dies at 83

Ned Beatty, an Oscar-nominated character actor whose many films include “Deliverance” and “Superman,” has died at the age of 83. “Ned passed away from natural causes Sunday morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones,” Shelter Entertainment Group Talent Manager Deborah Miller told CNN in an email. Beatty’s first film role gained him lasting notice…MORE

Restaurant tests out pizza topped with cicadas

Those aren’t olives… An Ohio restaurant seems to have found a use for the Brood X cicadas pestering parts of the Midwest. The Pizza Bandit in Dayton tested out a Spicy Thai Cicada Pie. Yes, that’s a pizza with cicadas on it. Before you get too excited — or repulsed — know that the restaurant…MORE

Tybee Island lightning strike kills a 15-year-old swimmer

Tybee Island lightning strike kills a 15-year-old swimmer

A 15-year-old girl died Saturday after she was struck by lightning while swimming off the coast of Georgia, according to the Tybee Island Police Department. Police say they got a 911 call around 2:37 p.m. about a female who possibly had been struck. Firefighters and lifeguards performed CPR on the girl. She was taken to…MORE

A man crashed his car after a cicada hit him in the face

A man crashed his car after a cicada hit him in the face

Cicadas have no boundaries. A man in Cincinnati, Ohio, told police he crashed his car into a pole because a cicada flew in through an open window and smacked him in the face. The driver is OK, Cincinnati police tweeted. The department posted a video showing officers interacting with the man after the crash. An…MORE

Steph and Ayesha Curry help remodel an Oakland elementary school playground

Steph and Ayesha Curry help remodel an Oakland elementary school playground

Students at an Oakland elementary school will be playing on a new playground when they return to school thanks to NBA star Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha. The Curry family along with their foundation, Eat. Learn. Play., the Oakland Unified School District, The CarMax Foundation and KABOOM! teamed up to remodel Franklin Elementary School’s…MORE

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