Amanda Knox blasts film ‘Stillwater’ for exploiting her case

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Knox is speaking out about her name being associated with the new film “Stillwater,” saying any connection rips off “my story without my consent at the expense of my reputation.” “Stillwater” stars Matt Damon as a father who flies to France to help his estranged daughter, Allison, played by Abigail … Read more

Tennis player warns umpire ‘I can die’ amid extreme heat at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — Bent over in exhaustion before serving. Resting on his racket between points. Grasping for a rubber tube blowing cool air next to his seat on changeovers. Two medical timeouts and one visit from a trainer. Daniil Medvedev was struggling so much with the suffocating heat and humidity at the Ariake Tennis Park … Read more

Court orders shorter sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison after being convicted of trying to … Read more

How Jeff Bezos will blast into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, founder Jeff Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for Tuesday’s debut flight from West Texas, just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenage tourist. The capsule is entirely automated, unlike Richard … Read more

Ford patents charging electric cars by towing them

A Ford patent filing proposes charging electric cars by flat-towing them behind another vehicle. First spotted by The Drive on Wednesday, a Ford patent application claims this could be done using anything from a larger commercial truck to another passenger car. Vehicles could be charged at all times when being towed, or when the tow vehicle is braking or going downhill, … Read more

The most-purchased ice cream flavors in each state

(NEXSTAR) – Just in time for National Ice Cream Day on July 18, Instacart claims to have the scoop on the country’s favorite ice cream flavors. Using data from online grocery orders in the United States, Instacart has determined each state’s most-purchased flavor — or more specifically, each state’s most-purchased flavor relative to the national … Read more

‘Pure joy’: Ohio woman captures moment mama deer plays with her fawns in river

UNIONTOWN, Ohio (WJW) — Carol Schell Letosky is no stranger to nature. She’s from Copley, Ohio, where she was surrounded by wildlife like deer. Now, she lives with her husband, Ron, in Uniontown, Ohio, of the Tuscarawas River, where bald eagles abound. But the morning of July 10, she saw something unusually magical. “That morning, … Read more

Average parent wastes nearly 4,000 hours of life mired in ‘brain fog,’ study finds

(Study Finds) – It’s no secret being a parent can leave many adults desperate for sleep, but a new study finds parents also walking around in a daze even when they’re wide awake. The average American parent loses nearly 4,000 hours to “brain fog” while raising their child. A survey of 2,000 American parents over … Read more

Man arrested for hopping airport fence, trying to board jet: ‘Life is not a video game’

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (KDVR) — Deputies said it looked like a scene from a “Grand Theft Auto” video game when a man hopped the fence at Centennial Airport and tried to board a Gulfstream jet taxiing on the runway. Sterlin Antonio Love, 31, was arrested after the Wednesday incident, which took place around 1:15 p.m. According … Read more

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic to be resentenced, court rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — The U.S. 10th District Court has ordered Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” to be resentenced following his conviction in the murder-for-hire plot of Big Cat Rescue’s Carole Baskin. According to court documents, the judge affirmed Maldonado-Passage’s conviction but has decided to vacate the sentence and remand for resentencing. Joseph Maldonaldo-Passage or … Read more