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Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying “Africa won the World Cup”

Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying “Africa won the World Cup”

Brad Barket/Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — Daily Show host Trevor Noah had a quick and clever response to the U.S. French ambassador who slammed the comedian on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France’s 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team. Gerard Araud wrote a scathing letter, posted on Facebook…

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — The success of Marvel’s Black Panther and its characters is officially spilling back over into its comic books. Marvel has announced that award-winning Nigerian-American writer, Nnedi Okorafor, will write a new standalone comic book series about Shuri, the genius younger sister of Wakanda’s King T’Challa/Black Panther. As you may recall, she…

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Former “Game of Thrones” actor Richard Madden in talks to join Elton John biopic

Former “Game of Thrones” actor Richard Madden in talks to join Elton John biopic

ABC/Randy HolmesFormer Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is in talks to join the Elton John biopic Rocketman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor will reportedly play Elton’s former manager, John Reid, who worked with the pop-rock legend for over three decades beginning in the ’70s. He’ll join Taron Egerton, who is playing Elton.…

National News

Search continues for Iowa college student who went missing while jogging

Search continues for Iowa college student who went missing while jogging

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(BROOKLYN, Iowa) — Authorities have very few answers after a college student from Iowa went missing on Wednesday night while going out for an evening jog.Mollie Tibbetts, 20, left for an evening run from a house where she was dog-sitting with her boyfriend in Brooklyn, Iowa, at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday,…

More heavy rain expected in eastern US for week ahead

More heavy rain expected in eastern US for week ahead

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A coastal storm that developed late Saturday brought an onslaught of rain and wind to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast overnight. Unfortunately, the rain shows little sign of slowing down heading into the week.Doppler radar indicated that 4 to 7 inches of rain fell in parts of Virginia and Maryland. Flash flooding…

Three people drown in rip currents at North Carolina beaches

Three people drown in rip currents at North Carolina beaches

TongRo Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Dangerous rip currents proved deadly on Saturday as three people drowned at beaches in North Carolina.Two of the deaths happened at different beaches in Brunswick County, while a third happened just miles north in New Hanover County. Brunswick County is located in southern North Carolina on the border with South Carolina…

Three people drown in rip currents at North Carolina beaches

Three people drown in rip currents at North Carolina beaches

TongRo Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Dangerous rip currents proved deadly on Saturday as three people drowned at beaches in North Carolina.Two of the deaths happened at different beaches in Brunswick County, while a third happened just miles north in New Hanover County. Brunswick County is located in southern North Carolina on the border with South Carolina…

Health News

Florida tops list of worst places in America for shark attacks

Florida tops list of worst places in America for shark attacks

DigtialStorm/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK)  — New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly 150 years.The worst place in America for shark attacks? Florida. Statistics from The International Shark Attack…

New report from United Nations warns we have ‘miles to go’ in fight against HIV

New report from United Nations warns we have ‘miles to go’ in fight against HIV

iStock/Thinkstock BY DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ (NEW YORK) — Rates of HIV infection are on the rise in 50 countries with more than 1.8 million people becoming infected in 2017, a far cry from goals established for the near future, according to a new United Nations report.The report, entitled Miles to Go, published earlier this week…

How a 3-year-old saved her dad’s life by Facetiming her mom

How a 3-year-old saved her dad’s life by Facetiming her mom

(Courtesy Devon McCabe) Quick thinking by 3-year-old Molly McCabe helped save her father, who was suffering from an undiscovered blood clot inside his brain.(NEW YORK) — When three-year-old Molly McCabe saw her dad fall off the couch and onto the floor, she thought it was just another one of the games they played together.But minutes…

CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

Credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have traced a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections to raw turkey products.The CDC says 90 people in 26 different states have been infected with the strain of Salmonella they’ve been tracking. Forty of those people have been…