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Is This ‘Monster Bullfrog’ Real?

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:33:24 +0000

A photograph of a "monster bullfrog" is real, but forced perspective makes it look larger than it actually is.

Man Pricked by Hypodermic Needle While Using Gas Pump

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:19:06 +0000

A real incident in which a California man was cut by a hypodermic needle while pumping gas resembled an old email hoax.

New ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Laws Raise Concerns Among Activists

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:58:56 +0000

More than a dozen states this year have passed laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers.

Former Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Dozens of Kids in ’80s

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:54:01 +0000

Authorities say Texas nurse Genene Jones may have killed up to 60 young children in the 1980s.

Ariana Grande Planning Benefit Concert in Manchester

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:49:05 +0000

Pop singer Ariana Grande released a statement promising to return to Manchester for a benefit concert.

Did President Trump ‘Reinstate’ a Memorial Day for Police Officers, Cancelled by Obama?

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:30:30 +0000

Hyperpartisan web sites published the false claim that Barack Obama had cancelled Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Painting of Tamir Rice Shooting Withdrawn from Art Festival

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:39:18 +0000

A painting depicting the shooting of Tamir Rice was withdrawn from a Pittsburgh arts festival after it provoked 'intense reactions.'

KISS Concert in Manchester Canceled after Terrorist Attacks

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:27:37 +0000

KISS canceled a scheduled 30 May 2017 concert after a terrorist attack left 22 people dead at the venue earlier that month.

Fake Celebrity Skin Care Ads Dupe Consumers with ‘Free Trial’ Offers

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:15:11 +0000

Dubious web sites hawking anti-aging face creams and supplements lure consumers with fake celebrity endorsements.

The Latest: Manchester Chief Notes Rise in Hate Crimes

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:08:52 +0000

Manchester's chief of police says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande Concert in May 2017.