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    Disabled Air Force Veteran, His Service Dog Hired by Lowe’s Store in Texas

    Getting a job these days is tough enough. Getting a job for you and your service animal? It’s as hard as it sounds. But Clay Luthy did it. Luthy, a disabled Air Force vet, had been struggling to find work since he needed his service animal, a dog named Charlotte, to be with him. But he got hired for a part-time job at a Lowe’s in Abilene, Texas. Hiring Luthy meant Lowe’s was also hiring Charlotte. “We were interviewing people […]

  • In this file photo, traffic moves slowly south on the 5 Freeway between the 710 and 605 freeways. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Study: Skipping 2 Hours of Sleep May Double Driver’s Risk of Being in Crash

    What can you do to prepare for safe holiday road trips this year? Try getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Drivers who are just one or two hours shy of that recommendation nearly double their risk for a crash the next day, according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (PDF) and released Tuesday. “While we do not think anybody would be surprised to learn that driving while extremely sleep-deprived […]

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    Iraq War Veteran Spreads Message of Healing and Hope During 5,800 Mile Walk

    His road has been long and, at times, lonely. He had to take it. He was a combat veteran who had simply seen too much — too many brother Marines dead on the battlefield in Iraq. When he came home he faced fresh battles: alcohol, arrests and a suicide attempt. He chose a date that resonated — and on September 11, 2015, Hancock set out to prove that hurt would no longer define him. “It was the toughest thing I’ve […]

  • Singer Lady Gaga attends The Fashion Awards 2016 on December 5, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

    Lady Gaga Reveals She Has PTSD During Visit to New York Homeless Center for LGBT Youth

    Lady Gaga made a powerful announcement to a group of young LGBT people in New York — she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. Gaga revealed that she suffers from the debilitating mental illness at Harlem’s Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth on November 25. The taped segment aired on NBC’s “Today” show Friday. She visited the center as part of a collaboration between her foundation, Born This Way, and the NBC morning show. She brought along clothing, gifts […]

  • President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan at the U.S. Capitol Nov. 10, 2016. (Credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

    Trump Could Bring a Different Kind of Diversity to the Supreme Court

    President-elect Donald Trump is making one thing clear about the Supreme Court: He wants to do more that just solidify the conservative bent on the bench. As he considers a list of nominees to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Trump is looking for a kind of diversity the current court lacks. The potential nominees all have sterling judicial conservative credentials. But the current list represents something else — a nod to judges from “flyover” states, an appreciation for non-Ivy […]

  • Dora Linda Nishihara, a Bexar County Sheriff Deputy, died after her car fell into a sinkhole Sunday, December 4, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas, according to a post on the Bexar County Sheriff's Office Twitter page. (Credit: San Antonio Fire Department)

    San Antonio Deputy Dies After Car Plummets Into Sinkhole

    A deputy┬áin San Antonio, Texas, has died after her car fell into a sinkhole Sunday night. Dora Linda Nishihara, a Bexar County Sheriff Deputy, was off-duty at the time of the fatal crash, according to a post on the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Twitter page. Two other people were injured. Nishihara, who had worked as a reserve deputy for seven years, had transitioned into a part-time deputy role at the Bexar County Courthouse, Bexar Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said in a […]

  • The burnt exterior of a warehouse in which a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-three people is seen on December 4, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

    Death Toll at 36 From Oakland Warehouse Fire; DA Promises ‘Thorough’ Probe

    The search for answers continued Tuesday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city’s deadliest building fires on record. Bucket by bucket, investigators painstakingly removed debris from inside the warehouse-turned-art-space, narrowing the fire’s origin to the rear of the building, Oakland Fire Deputy Director Darin White said. By Monday afternoon, about 70% of the building had been cleared. In another area of the property, the sheriff”s coroner began autopsies on the 36 […]

  • Law enforcement and firefighters are seen at the site of a warehouse fire that has claimed  dozens of lives on Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland. (Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

    Death Toll From Oakland Warehouse Fire Climbs to 36; Criminal Investigation Team Examines Evidence

    The search for answers continued Monday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city’s deadliest building fires on record. Bucket by bucket, investigators painstakingly removed debris from inside the warehouse-turned-art-space, narrowing the fire’s origin to the rear of the building, Oakland Fire Deputy Director Darin White said. By Monday afternoon, about 75% of debris removal was completed. In another area of the property, the sheriff”s coroner completed autopsies on 22 of the […]

  • A makeshift memorial of flowers and candles stands Dec. 4 near the site of the Oakland warehouse fire. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Teen Choir Singer, Elementary School Teacher, Musicians Identified Among Those Killed in Oakland Fire

    A budding musician. A truck-lover and bowling alley denizen. A singer whose adoring fans called him Nex Luguolo. A 17-year-old choir singer. These are among the 36 people who lost their lives Friday night in a fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse where an electronic dance party was being held. It is already being called one of the city’s deadliest blazes. Authorities said they have positively or tentatively identified 33 victims, but not all their names have been released. Here’s […]