When a venomous snake slithered into a yard where two young children were playing in Southwest Florida, a pair of four-legged good Samaritans came to the rescue.
Melissa Butt's grandchildren, 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory, were playing in the yard of her Hillsborough County home when her dogs spotted a copperhead snake just inches away from the children.
Slayer and Paco jumped in and began barking at the venomous snake. The serpent attacked the dogs, biting both pooches and injecting them with highly poisonous venom. Slayer suffered deep wounds on his face and snout, while Paco was struck in the leg.
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President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."
Trump, in a tweet, said that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!"
The president has been a frequent critic of the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.
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The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.
Corey Stewart, an outsider candidate for governor sometimes compared to President Donald Trump, seized on possible removal of the Confederate general's memorial as an "attempt to destroy traditional America." Stewart, who said in an interview Tuesday that such an action "hits people in the gut," found unexpectedly strong support, forced his main opponent to defend the statue and almost won.
Now the fight over "traditional America" is throwing a spotlight on the Republican Party's struggle with race in the age of Trump.
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For nearly four decades, fans of the late singer Elvis Presley have made a solemn procession past his grave at his Graceland mansion during the annual candlelight vigil commemorating his death, without paying a penny.
This year, on the 40th anniversary of the rock n' roll icon's death, it's going to cost them $28.75.
Many fans are not happy.
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Former President Barack Obama broke a Twitter record Monday evening, with his post quoting Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Virginia violence becoming the most-liked tweet of all time.
Obama posted Saturday a series of tweets with the quote, the first one paired with a photo of the former president and a group of young children. That first tweet, as of late Tuesday, garnered more than 2.8 million likes. It also had more than 1.15 million retweets.
The tweet came the day violent clashes broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The day became deadly when someone, allegedly a white nationalist, drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded.
Logan Smith, the Raleigh, North Carolina, man behind the "Yes, You're Racist" Twitter account, says he is facing death threats and harassment after gaining nationwide attention for outing participants...
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What does the federal government want to do with records on everyone who visited an anti-Donald Trump website?
The Justice Department's demand is part of the ongoing case against people who allegedly broke laws while protesting President Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration in Washington, NBC News reported. Prosecutors say the website, DisruptJ20.org, was used to organize "a violent riot."
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Egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.
The discovery was made in the Nile Valley province of Minya south of Cairo, in an area known as al-Kamin al-Sahrawi.
Tuesday's statement by the ministry says the unearthed sarcophagi and clay fragments suggest that the area was a large necropolis from sometime between the 27th Dynasty and the Greco-Roman period.
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So you've just adopted a new pup, but what happens when your pet gets dirty?
There are easy steps you can take to keep the new member of your family nice and clean.
Several Confederate monuments were removed in Baltimore, Maryland, overnight, as the violence at a rally held by those opposed to the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moves leaders across the country to accelerate plans to take down remaining imagery of the Old South.
Statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were removed with a crane and placed on flatbed trucks early Wednesday morning, WBAL reported. A statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney and the Confederate Women's Monument in Bishop Square Park were also removed.
Many local and state governments announced they would remove statues and other imagery from public land, or consider doing so, in the aftermath of Saturday's white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured dozens more.
The changes were publicized as President Donald Trump defended Confederate statues in wide-ranging remarks.
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President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 that turned violent. Here FactCheck.org puts into context some of the statements that the president made in his defense, including that Trump claiming he didn’t have the facts when he blamed "many sides" for the violence. Trump had answered extensive questions about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville for the first time at a press conference on Aug. 15.
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The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history.
No one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing, so the national lottery game will continue to grow ahead of the next drawing Saturday night. At $510 million, the drawing would be the eighth largest lottery jackpot.
The prize figure refers to the annuity option, in which winnings would be paid out over 29 years. A winner who took the cash option would snag $324.2 million, though that would be subject to state and federal taxes.
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The death rate of teens overdosing on drugs more than doubled from 1999 to 2015, NBC News reported.
There were 772 drug overdose deaths for people 15-19 years old in 2015, according to the data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is a death rate of 3.7 per 100,000.
By contrast, the death rate in 1999 was 1.6 per 100,000.
"For both male and female adolescents, the majority of drug overdose deaths in 2015 were unintentional," the CDC report states, adding that opioids, specifically heroin, were the chief culprits in 2015.
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If you got an offer over the phone for a free cruise over nearly five years starting in July, a settlement in a lawsuit may entitle you to as much as $900.
That suit claimed a marketing group violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when the automated calls offering free trips on Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise lines were made.
A settlement in the case, Carvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc. et al, was announced last week, creating a fund of between $7 and 12.5 million to pay for claims, attorneys' fees and expenses and more.
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, joined by actor Mark Ruffalo, led audience members of his new Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump's comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
It was the second round of protests outside the building since the president arrived in New York City Monday night, and it was a swift and vocal response to Trump's earlier news conference at the tower, where he angrily doubled down on his belief that "both sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.
"I think there's blame on both sides," Trump said Tuesday. "I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either."