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Rescue dog uses his smile to help find a forever home

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:33

Though City of Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue in Waller, Texas won't open for another two-and-a-half weeks, one shelter pup is already swimming in adoption offers.  Cheech, a pup who entered the shelter on Thursday, has pulled in a ton of attention for the pet shelter thanks to the dog's massive, toothy grin, KSAT reports. Photos of the "smiling" rescue first appeared on the shelter's Facebook page on Thursday, and more were posted on Friday. Those photos have since been shared more than 5,800 times.  SEE ALSO: Get your fluffy cat snuggles without the cat The post was such a success that the shelter issued an update with background on their facility (it was started by a group of first responders), and a link to a pet adoption form for those looking to take Cheech home. Naturally, the applications rolled in. "Cheech has MANY applications turned in, however we have tons of great homeless pups available," an update to the the post reads. Per a later update, one prospective applicant even phoned the County Sheriff's Office in hopes of learning more about the dog, a practice the shelter advises against. They've even shared follow-up posts encouraging applicants to consider other rescue dogs staying with the shelter. Still, the Cheech updates keep coming: A new update from the shelter said that application reviews for Cheech began Monday. Good luck to the applicants – the competition sounds stiff. [H/T: KSAT 12] WATCH: Baby manatees take to the sky for rehabilitation

Duchess Kate Middleton will never wear nail polish in public -- here's why

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:28

Being a royal means hundreds of engagements -- public benefits, black-tie galas, weddings for your very distant cousins you've met once.

Prince Harry Reveals He's Never Toasted A Marshmallow

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:24

Prince Harry hung out with a group of teens at a U.K. nature reserve on Monday and revealed a personal tidbit that left many baffled.

The Best Cranberry Dessert Recipes You'll Ever Make

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:47

Cranberries represent the holiday season better than any other fruit.

Wild Badger Sneaks Into Home, Impersonates Family Cat

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:37

It there was any actual badgering going on, it was likely from the cat.

Tiny firm from Trump cabinet member’s hometown wins massive contract to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:28

A $300m contract to help fix Puerto Rico’s crippled electricity network has been awarded to a tiny Montana firm located in the hometown of a cabinet member of the Trump administration. Whitefish Energy had only two full-time employees on the day Hurricane Maria struck the island, devastating homes, roads and leaving around 95 per cent of the island without electricity, a figure than has now dropped to 76 per cent. A month later, the company has 280 workers on the island, a majority of whom are subcontractors, according to a report by the Washington Post.

McDonald's profits jump as it eyes more home delivery

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:25

McDonald's turned in another strong round of earnings Tuesday following heavy promotions in the US as it ramps up tech-focused home-delivery and mobile pay initiatives. The fast food giant scored a solid six percent jump in global comparable sales, fueled by gains in several key markets, including the United States, China, Britain and Canada. "We're building a better McDonald's and winning back customers," said chief executive Steve Easterbrook, who was appointed in 2015 and has been credited with turning around the chain and dousing worries about rival chains and growing consumer enthusiasm for healthier fare.

New Yorker Satire Rips Donald Trump's Phone Call To War Widow

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:52

In a sharp satire in The New Yorker featuring a fictional interview with President Donald Trump on Monday, the faux commander-in-chief explained why he made the wife of a fallen soldier cry.

The Latest: Supreme Court judge's driver shot before hearing

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:45

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's upcoming re-run of presidential elections on Oct. 26 (all times local):

How Would You Configure Your 911 Carrera T?

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:34

Porsche's newest car configurator is up. Come waste a few minutes with us speccing your perfect Carrera T.

5 Teens Accused Of Throwing Rocks From Overpass Face Murder Charges In Man's Death

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:15

Five teenagers will be charged as adults in the death of a Michigan man who was killed by a rock allegedly thrown off of an interstate’s overpass last week, prosecutors announced Monday.

Court nixes high attorney fees for wrongly convicted man

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a contract allowing lawyers for a man freed after 30 years on death row to claim a large part of his compensation for wrongful imprisonment.

Return home of 5,600 jihadists poses major threat: Soufan

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:34

Thousands of foreign jihadists who have fled Islamic State group-held territories in Iraq and Syria could pose major security problems as they return home, a think-tank said Tuesday. At least 5,600 citizens or residents of 33 countries had returned home as IS faced devastating assaults on territories it held in Iraq and Syria, said the Soufan Center, a non-profit security analysis group.

Roy Moore Says Gay Marriage Ruling Is 'Even Worse' Than 1857 Pro-Slavery Decision

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:07

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore said he believes a Supreme Court ruling allowing loving adults to marry is worse than the court’s 1857 decision that upheld slavery.

Scientists say your brain still works after death

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:15

Scientists have managed to make death even scarier.

Lonely Planet proclaims Chile and Seville, Spain best travel spots of 2018

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:13

The tastemakers at travel guide Lonely Planet have released their picks for the best destinations to visit next year, declaring Chile the country of 2018 and Seville, Spain the top city of 2018. 

The Latest: Report: 5,600 have returned from IS-held lands

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:00

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

U.S. touts military ties in Philippines as Duterte courts Russia, China

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 09:06

By Phil Stewart and Manuel Mogato CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The timing of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' trip to the Philippines this week couldn't have been better, coming just as it celebrated a victory against Islamist militants in Marawi City - with a critical dose of help from the U.S. military. Duterte, known for his strident anti-American rhetoric, has made no secret of his plans to cultivate ties with America's rivals, Russia and China.