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A New Jersey wildfire has torched about 900 acres … and counting

An out-of-control wildfire has scorched about 900 acres and is threatening buildings near Little Egg Harbor Township, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said. The inferno was getting dangerously close to about 100 structures near the coastal township north of Atlantic City, the fire service posted on Facebook late Sunday. Voluntary evacuations have been announced,…MORE

Suspect shoots two officers before being fatally shot in Birmingham, Alabama

A man believed to be responsible for two early morning murders in Birmingham, Alabama, opened fire on four police officers Sunday afternoon, striking two and grazing two others, according to police. The unnamed assailant was fatally shot by the officers during the incident, and the injuries to all four officers appear to be non-life-threatening, Birmingham…MORE

Tennessee governor signs controversial bathroom bill into law

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a so-called controversial bathroom bill into law Friday, according to the state General Assembly website, prompting criticism from those who say the bill is discriminatory toward transgender individuals. The Tennessee Accommodations for All Children Act — also known as House Bill 1233 — requires public schools to make “reasonable accommodation”…MORE

Fauci urges Emory graduates to strive for ‘even better normal’ after Covid-19

Anthony Fauci has used his experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic to call upon Emory graduates to fight societal divisiveness and work together to forge a new, “even better” normal. Fauci delivered the commencement address to Emory College of Arts and Sciences on Sunday after being awarded the Emory University President’s Medal. The director of the…MORE

Pickle-flavored hard seltzer is coming this summer after April Fool’s tease

What started as a 2020 April Fool’s joke is becoming reality, giving the hard seltzer hype a controversial twist. Drinkware company BrĂ¼Mate and beverage company Crook & Marker announced they are working together on a pickle-flavored hard seltzer called Afternoon Dillight. The announcement comes more than a year after BrĂ¼Mate teased the Afternoon Dillight, which…MORE

Thousands of ‘fake AirPods’ seized in Ohio, CBP says

US Customs and Border Protection officers in Ohio have seized 36,000 headphones that resembled Apple AirPods. CBP in Cincinnati found that the headphones, which arrived in three shipments from China, were in violation of “trademark and copyright codes,” CBP said in a news release Friday. The wireless headphones violated trademarks that “protected Apple configuration” recorded…MORE