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A thankful 6-year-old boy gave Tom Brady $10 at a charity event, two Chicago women fought over all-you-can-eat pancakes, and more.

A Delta Airlines flight departing from Baltimore and on its way to Atlanta landed early when a passenger noticed a baboon tarantula escaped its container. Fortunately, it was captured by Delta employees and all passengers were transferred onto another plane. [Complex] In case you forgot, it’s not necessary to give the police your phone password if […]

A 61-year-old bystander was shot and killed during an undercover NYPD gun bust in Mount Vernon, New York. The man was walking to pick up his car from a local repair shop, when he was shot twice in the abdomen. [NY Daily News] Three police officers from Denver, Colorado are in hot water after an […]

Judge Joe Brown was arrested last year after becoming verbally abusive in a courtroom. The famed judge, who turned himself in to authorities yesterday, will serve a five-day sentence. [Complex] In case you didn’t know, Barack Obama is the first president to visit a federal prison. Fortunately, his visit was recorded as part of an […]

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’ Malley announced his 2016 presidential campaign in Baltimore yesterday. He is running against Hillary Clinton for the official Democratic ballot.  [Washington Post] A 17-year-old is fighting for his life following a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn. He was shot twice in the stomach at the start of this weekend. [NY Daily News] A judge sentenced a […]

Hillary Clinton wants to win the 2016 presidential election and that may mean winning over “Beyonce voters.” The Secretary of State promoted an endorsement yesterday, tweeting “Say you’ll Bey on Team #Hillary2016, too.” [Gossip Cop] The National Transportation Safety Board asked the FBI to examine window damage on the derailed Amtrak train. They want to determine whether or […]

Government officials in Nepal state that the death toll is expected to rise much higher, as there are other villages that have been affected, but not reached, by authorities at this point. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8, has already claimed the lives of 7,056 people. [CNN] A small magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck the […]

Chris Johnson, a free-agent running back in the NFL, was reportedly shot on Saturday night in Orlando. According to reports, Johnson was riding around in his car with friends when shots rang out. The driver was killed and Johnson was shot in the arm. He is in stable condition in an Orlando hospital. No arrests […]

A 4-year-old girl from San Antonio is dying from an aggressive form of brain cancer and she is determined to dance to “Shake It Off” with Taylor Swift before it’s too late. Her family started the hashtag #ShakeItOffJalene to get the singer’s attention. We hope your wishes come true, Jalene! [Gossip Cop] A high school senior from […]

Authorities have not yet decided if Bruce Jenner should be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter. Most recently, photos of Bruce talking on the phone while driving have surfaced. Authorities say this isn’t helping his case. [TMZ] The oldest married couple in Rockland County will be celebrating their birthdays this weekend, with a combined age of 212. The husband […]

Parents of a young boy in Detroit have been charged with torture and and child abuse. The 7-year-old boy was found in fragile condition behind boxes in his home’s basement. [Detroit Free Press] A 19-year-old was arrested on Thursday in suspicion of killing a woman during a road-rage incident. New developments reveal his identity and […]

In what Bill Cosby’s attorney is calling “ridiculous,” two more women have joined a defamation lawsuit against the disgraced comedian amid a landslide of sexual assault allegations. Linda Traitz and Therese Serignese told CNN they would be joining the suit organized by Tamara Green — the three are at least 23 women who have come […]