Boy, 3, dies after fall from 17th floor of Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) — The death of 3-year-old boy who died after plunging from the 17th floor window of a Chicago apartment building is being investigated by police and child welfare officials, authorities said.The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the boy Wednesday as Lamar Roach Jr. of Chicago and said an autopsy would be conducted…

Native food is more than a Thanksgiving spread

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Two years ago, Elena Terry watched her daughter sing as she dug a small hole in the soil and placed a bean seed inside.For months, Terry had searched for ancestral seeds that had been cultivated by the Ho-Chunk Nation. She contacted seed banks and libraries across the country but many of her tribe’s ancestral seeds had been…

Dems push for higher workplace vaccine fines, Wisconsin attack suspect

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On today's episode of the 5 Things podcast: Democrats push for jump in workplace fines amid vaccine requirement debateCourts are still working to decide whether certain companies actually must force their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Plus, a sixth person is dead after the Wisconsin parade tragedy, President Joe Biden will nominate a new budget director, we have some advice for…

Japan, Vietnam express serious concern about South China Sea

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TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Vietnam expressed serious concern on Wednesday about the situation in the South China Sea and any unilateral actions aimed at altering the status quo, and agreed to work together to sustain free and open sea lanes as tensions escalate in the region amid China's rise.Vietnamese Prime Minister…

Gunther the German shepherd does not have a Miami mansion

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Associated Press  |  Kelli KennedyEditor’s note: AP is replacing the story about the sale of a Miami mansion once owned by Madonna with this piece, which looks at how the tale of a German shepherd and a trust has long been used as a publicity stunt to dupe reporters. The AP fell for parts of…

Alligator with tooth growing through its nose caught in Georgia’s

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A large alligator captured in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp had a tooth growing through its nose — not unlike the beginnings of a horn.The odd phenomenon was discovered when researchers from the University of Georgia’s Coastal Ecology Lab were tagging the nearly 10-foot alligator with a satellite tracker.“One of the teeth on his lower jaw has…

Truck driver dies after smashing through store – hundreds lose

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An 18-wheeler smashed through an auto parts store in Texas, killing the driver and causing hundreds to lose power, police in Lufkin say.The Lufkin Police Department received a call about a crash around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and arrived to find a big rig had plowed into the front of an Autozone and come…

Trump says Mark Zuckerberg ‘would often come to the White

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Former President Donald Trump and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesTrump took a swipe Tuesday at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.In a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity, Trump criticized Big Tech."He would often come to the White House trying to get goodies," Trump said of Zuckerberg.In an interview with the Fox News host Sean Hannity…

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use.Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to strike down the amendment passed by voters in November. Though the Republican governor opposed marijuana…

Never deep-fry a frozen turkey, experts warn

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