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Foot found in Abyss Pool at Yellowstone National Park linked to July death

HELENA, Mont. — A foot that was found floating in Abyss Pool in Yellowstone National Park earlier this week has been linked to a July death, officials say. According to a news release from officials at Yellowstone National Park, evidence gathered during their investigation so far says that the foot likely belonged to someone who died on the morning of July 31 at Abyss Pool.
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Homeschooling on the rise for Black families nationwide

WASHINGTON D.C. — A growing number of Black families jumped into homeschooling during the height of the pandemic and now many are staying with it even as in-person learning returns. LaNissir James is a longtime homeschool parent. She said all 7 of her kids are homeschooled and they’ve stayed...

Atlanta Braves OF Marcell Ozuna arrested on DUI charge

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police arrested Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, WSB-TV reported. In an incident report obtained by WSB, police said they clocked Ozuna driving at a speed of 90 mph in 25 mph zone just after 12:30 a.m. After pulling Ozuna over, authorities said he “immediately stated ‘sorry, sorry, I’m Ozuna from the Braves.’”

46 people from 32 countries become US citizens at Green Cove Springs Junior High

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — This not only marked an important rite of passage, but it taught Clay County students the importance of civic engagement. “You will support and defend the constitution and laws of the United States of America,” said Judge Marcia Morales Howard to the crowd of 46 people from 32 countries who took their oath of citizenship at Green Cove Springs Junior High on Friday morning.

Bank of Cyprus rejects 3 Lone Star bids for share buyout

NICOSIA, Cyprus — (AP) — Cyprus’ largest bank, Bank of Cyprus, said Friday it has rejected three successive cash bids over the last three months by LSF XI Investments LLC to buy all its share capital on the grounds that they “fundamentally undervalue” the financial institution.

Large fire consumes boats, buildings, vehicles at boatyard

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. — (AP) — Several boats, buildings and vehicles were destroyed by a large fire at a Massachusetts boatyard Friday. Aerial video taken by WCVB-TV showed several boats and vehicles at the boatyard in Mattapoisett either burned out shells or being consumed by flames. Firefighters from around the region, including from as far away as Providence, Rhode Island about 30 miles away, responded to the blaze.

Jobs' Apple-1 computer prototype auctioned for nearly $700K

BOSTON — (AP) — An authenticated Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s has sold at auction for nearly $700,000. The prototype was used by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976 to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, one of the first personal computer stores in the world, Boston-based RR Auction said in a statement.

New wheelchair offers disabled miniature horse mobility

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A miniature horse, who was born without functional rear legs, is now able to walk and run thanks to a wheelchair made especially for him. Turbo, who lives at Road to Refuge Animal Sanctuary, was born with two luxating patellas, which only allowed the animal to walk in a hunched position with the entirety of his weight supported on his two front legs, WFSB reported.

Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees

NEW YORK — (AP) — Walmart, the nation's largest employer, is expanding its abortion coverage for employees after staying largely mum on the issue following the Supreme Court ruling that scrapped a nationwide right to abortion. In a memo sent to employees on Friday, the company said its...

Former Patriots, Seahawks player Riddick Parker dies

Former Super Bowl champion-turned-high school principal Riddick Parker has died. Parker, who played for not only the Seattle Seahawks, but also the New England Patriots during their 2001 Super Bowl win, died while he was riding his bicycle, but the exact circumstances have not been released, WTVR reported. Parker’s death...

Buttigieg warns airlines to help travelers or face new rules

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has warned airlines that his department could draft new rules around passenger rights if the carriers don’t give more help to travelers trapped by flight cancellations and delays. Buttigieg is asking airline CEOs to, at a minimum, provide lodging for passengers stranded overnight at an...