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(NEW YORK) -- Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, has died at the age of 46, the group that cared for her announced Thursday.The Gorilla Foundation, headed by Dr. Francine "Penny" Patterson, the animal psychologist who taught Koko sign language, announced that…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Melania Trump’s unannounced visit to McAllen, Texas to visit immigrant children in a detention center was meant to send a message that the first lady cares.But an army green jacket she wore boarding her plane to Texas at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland sent a very…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is exploring better alternatives to creating change within the country's criminal justice system than providing President Donald Trump with a "VIP" list of names, he told ABC News.On Thursday, The New York Times published an op-ed by Jenkins and three other former…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? The list of viruses infecting humans through pesky mosquito bites continues to increase: Keystone virus has joined the ranks.What is Keystone virus? It’s from a family of viruses known as the Bunyaviridae group. These viruses…... Read More

Luke Combs' next single will be the fan favorite "She Got the Best of Me" --  one of five new recordings on the re-release of his debut album, titled This One's for You Too.  Luke originally cut the track back in 2014 -- when he was still living in Boone, North…... Read More

(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first person in Illinois this year to have contracted mosquito-borne West Nile virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.The woman, who is in her 60s, contracted the virus and become sick in mid-May, IDPH reported Wednesday. The agency…... Read More

(OAKVILLE, Wash.) -- The pistol-packing pastor who gunned down a man allegedly on a carjacking rampage that left three people shot in Tumwater, Washington, on Father's Day, says he acted to "protect my family and others."David George, a pastor at an Assembly of God Church in Oakville, Washington, and a…... Read More

(NEW YORK) -- Netflix unveils the second season of Luke Cage Friday, and with it, says showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, will come a collaboration that fans first saw in the pages of Marvel Comics in 1972: Luke Cage teaming up with the mystical martial artist Iron Fist. While 2016's debut…... Read More

If you're noticing an onslaught of "Coming Home" postcards on social media, it's simply Keith Urban encouraging his fans to show their home-state pride. The Aussie superstar launched the online campaign Wednesday, featuring all 50 of the United States, plus his birthplace, New Zealand; Australia, where he grew up; plus the United Kingdom and…... Read More

Paul Simon's Homeward Bound farewell tour stopped at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, and the show featured a rare appearance by one of the legendary singer/songwriter's musical idols, The Everly Brothers' Don Everly. The Tennessean reports that Simon duetted with the 81-year-old Everly on a rendition of the 1957 Everly…... Read More

(KOBE, Japan) -- Officials in the western Japanese city of Kobe made a public apology on Thursday to a municipal employee for docking his pay after he took his lunch break three minutes early.“It is very regrettable that this misconduct has happened. We’re very sorry,” a city official said at…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases, according to a U.S. official.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the request to the Department of Defense (DOD), and Congress has been notified, the official said.The story was first…... Read More

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday.This would be the first formally-arranged…... Read More

(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Peter Fonda has apologized for a series of what he now calls "vulgar" tweets, one of which said, "…We should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles."  Barron Trump is the 12-year-old son of President Trump and wife…... Read More