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  • Video captured an American man climbing down into what was described as an "exploding" volcano. (Credit: George Gourounis and Samm Cossman/YouTube via CNN)

    Caught on Video: Man Climbs Down Into Exploding Volcano

    Two intrepid American explorers recently rappelled down hundreds of feet into a volcano in the South Pacific, getting as close as 50 feet above the hot, churning lava, according to CNN. It took George Kourounis and Sam Cossman roughly two hours to make the 1200-foot descent, which is a depth that nearly equals the height of the Empire State Building. “You cannot physically get any closer to this lava without swimming in it,” Kourounis told the cable news channel. “Parts […]

  • Petunia, a greater one-horned rhino calf, and her mother, Tanaya, are seen exploring the Asian Plains exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in September 2014. (Credit: Ken Bohn / San Diego Zoo Safari Park)

    Rhino Calf Petunia Is Able to Join Family at San Diego Zoo After Gaining Weight

    Good news from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Petunia is gaining weight. The greater one-horned rhino was a bit underweight at 128 pounds when she born Aug. 1. The average weight for newborns of that species is between 132 and 176 pounds. A 24-hour watch was put on the female calf. Now, Petunia has gained about 90 pounds and is strong enough to leave her protected yard and meet the rest of the family, although she likes to stay […]

  • Brandy Allen, 31, was arrested in Arkansas after allegedly stealing $144 worth of makeup, according to report.

    Arkansas Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing $144 Worth of Eyeshadow

    The mugshot of an Arkansas woman who allegedly stole $144 worth of eyeshadow has gone viral. Brandy Allen, 31, was arrested on Monday and faces shoplifting and disorderly conduct charges, according to Arkansas television station 5News. The police report stated that officers responded after a caller – identified as the general manager of the makeup store where the alleged theft took place — saw Allen grabbing eyeshadows by the handful without looking at the colors or labels, the TV station […]

  • A 14-year-old boy is seen moments before, according to his family, bullies dumped bodily fluids on the teen. The family released the video to WJW-TV.

    Bullies Douse Ohio Boy With Bodily Fluids, Cigarettes for Ice Bucket Challenge, Mom Says

    An Ohio teenager with autism thought he was taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, but instead of water, a group of juveniles doused the 15-year-old boy with a mix of bodily fluids and cigarette butts,  family members said Wednesday. The incident, which was recorded on the boy’s cell phone, was released to KTLA sister station WJW-TV. The teen’s family chose to share the video in an effort to make other parents aware of bullying, the Cleveland Fox affiliate reported. In […]

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    Garcetti’s Proposed $13.25 Minimum Wage Hike Met With Resistance by Some Business Leaders

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti discussed his proposed minimum wage hike on the KTLA 5 Morning Show on Tuesday. Under Garcetti’s proposal, which he announced Monday, the minimum wage would go up from $9 to $13.25 an hour by 2017. “We’re the least affordable city in the nation now for housing… more than 50 percent of their income goes to rent. Then you have to decide between medicines and clothes for your kids to school,” Garcetti said. “So we see […]

  • Groom Turns Cancelled Pennsylvania Wedding Into Charity Event

    A would-be groom in Pennsylvania turned his planned reception into a charity event after his wedding was called off.

  • Sports Journalist Graham Bensinger Discusses His Show ‘In Depth’

    In an interview with KTLA`s Rebecca Hall, sports journalist Graham Bensinger discusses his show “In Depth With Graham Bensinger,” which airs on KTLA 5 on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

  • Angel Santana, 29, pleaded not guilty in a double homicide in Panorama City. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Suspect Arrested in Panorama City Double Homicide in Front of 7-Eleven

    A man wanted in connection with a double homicide that occurred in front of a 7-Eleven in Panorama City last month has been arrested, police announced on Monday. Angel Santana, 29, had been sought in the July 17 shooting that left two men dead and another man injured, a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department stated. Santana was one of two men believed to have been involved, LAPD said at the time. Officers assigned to LAPD’s Mission Station […]

  • A firefighter is seen mowing a lawn in Baytown, Texas, after a homeowner collapsed and was transported to a hospital.

    Texas Firefighters Finish Mowing Heart Attack Victim’s Lawn After Rushing Him to Hospital

    After a 65-year-old Texas man collapsed from a heart attack while mowing his lawn, he was rushed to a hospital by local firefighters. The first responders then returned to his home in Baytown and performed an act of kindness that has since gone viral. “We felt bad that your husband didn’t get to finish the yard, so we did. … Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out,” they wrote in a note addressed to […]