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Drake surprises 11-year-old fan with visit to children’s hospital

An 11-year-old girl who is in a Chicago hospital awaiting a heart transplant was surprised by Drake after asking the rapper to pay her a visit for her birthday.

WLS reported that Sofia Sanchez recorded a video for the “In My Feelings” challenge and invited Drake to visit her.

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“I just had surgery three weeks ago. The surgery was to help my heart pump,” Sofia said in her video message. “I love your music and I was hoping that you could come and cheer me up for my birthday.”

Although he missed Sofia’s 11th birthday on Saturday, Drake saw the video and visited Sofia at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago on Monday while he was in town for “Drake & Migos: Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour.”

Lurie Children’s Hospital caught the surprise visit on camera.

Drake and Sofia sang his song “God’s Plan,” took selfies and traded autographs.

Sofia’s mother, Natalie Sanchez, told the Daily Herald the song has been a source of inspiration for her daughter, who is in the hospital for seven weeks while she waits for a new heart. Sofia has cardiomyopathy, which makes it hard for the heart to pump blood to the body and can lead to heart failure.

“That actually has been a big influence for her. She would say, ‘God has a plan for me, too,’ just like his song,” Sanchez said. “She loved how he was giving back to the community. She just thinks he's a great guy.”

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According to an Instagram post from Drake, the two also talked about Justin Bieber, owls and basketball. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a spokesperson for the hospital said the two also bonded over the rapper’s two dogs.

At the end of the visit, Sofia was gifted a hat with the logo for “Scorpion,” his latest album.

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte returns this month

It’s official: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte will return for the season on Aug. 28, the company confirmed Tuesday.

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This year marks the 15th birthday of the beloved autumn drink, made with real pumpkin.

Usually the Pumpkin Spice Latte is released after Labor Day, so this year’s release is slightly early.

According to Starbucks, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL, is the company’s most popular seasonal beverage of all time.

The drink began in a research development lab, where tasters sampled pumpkin pie with espresso to find the exact taste.

The PSL was almost named the Fall Harvest Latte, the company disclosed.

Since then, Starbucks expanded its pumpkin spice offerings to include Ready-to-Drink Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Caffe Latte K-Cup Pods, Iced Espresso Classics Pumpkin Spice Latte and VIA Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

This year, customers can also try Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws and Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee K-Cup Pods.

For those who aren’t crazy for the PSL but still want some of the taste, Starbucks customers can request to add a drizzle of pumpkin sauce to any regular drink.

30-lb shelter cat ‘Meatloaf’ adopted by veteran in Iowa to help with PTSD

A shelter cat who became internet-famous for his physique has found a new home with an Iraq veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Meatloaf, a 30-pound cat, was put up for adoption by King’s Harvest Animal Shelter in Davenport, Iowa, after his older owners weren’t able to take care of him, according to the Des Moines Register.

The 11-year-old cat was fed human food, which contributed to his size, shelter officials told the Register.

Fans of Meatloaf flooded the shelter with calls wanting to check him out and photos of the cat were shared thousands of times online. However, Meatloaf is “cranky” and needs immediate help with diet and exercise, so he was slow to be adopted, KWQC reported.

Steve Gusman, an Iraq veteran suffering from PTSD, was looking for a therapy cat and read KWQC’s story about Meatloaf, the outlet reported.

“Steve got attached to the (KWQC) news story and decided to go find out about Meatloaf in-person,” said Mary Armstrong, Gusman’s fiancee.

The two got along famously.

“They got along perfectly well,” Armstrong said.

Gusman told KWQC that he needed a cat who wasn’t too high strung or hyperactive, so Meatloaf is the perfect fit.

Gusman took Meatloaf home on Monday. 

Bullied student escorted to school by bikers

Growing up is difficult, especially when kids have to face their bullies every day at school. 

One middle school student in Streamwood, Illinois, said she was badly bullied last school year, but this year may be different for Megan Kuntz after her official escort for the first day of school Monday, WLS reported

Her story was shared on social media, where it got noticed by a group of bikers who took Kuntz to class and warned bullies that the mean treatment will end. 

She said that she had to eat her lunch in the school’s office to avoid her meal from being thrown in the trash by classmates, The Chicago Daily Herald reported.

More than two dozen riders showed up on their motorcycles Monday to escort Kuntz to school and send her bullies a message, WLS reported

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The bikers didn’t know each other, but said they just wanted to help her.

The school officials told WLS that they take bullying allegations seriously and were notified about Kuntz’s claims and are working on curbing bullying.

2018 MTV VMAs: Winners list

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are celebrating the return of Jennifer Lopez with a special honor, but she won’t be the only artist taking home a trophy.

Cardi B, The Carters -- Beyonce and Jay-Z, Drake and Childish Gambino are among the most-nominated of the night.

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See the winners at the 2018 VMAs below in italic and bold.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”The Carters – “APE(expletive)”Childish Gambino – “This Is America”Drake – “God’s Plan”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ariana GrandeBruno MarsCamila CabelloCardi BDrakePost Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”Drake – “God’s Plan”Dua Lipa – “New Rules”Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar”

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®) BazziCardi BChloe x HalleHayley KiyokoLil PumpLil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”The Carters – “APE(expletive)”Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR July 2018 – Chloe x HalleJune 2018 – SigridMay 2018 – Lil XanApril 2018 – Hayley KiyokoMarch 2018 – Jessie ReyezFebruary 2018 – Tee GrizzleyJanuary 2018 – Bishop BriggsDecember 2017 – Grace VanderWaalNovember 2017 – Why Don’t WeOctober 2017 – PRETTYMUCHSeptember 2017 – SZAAugust 2017 – Kacy HillJuly 2017 – KhalidJune 2017 – KyleMay 2017 – Noah Cyrus

BEST POP Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”P!nk – “What About Us”Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST HIP HOP Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”The Carters – “APE(expletive)”Drake – “God’s Plan”J. Cole – “ATM”Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

BEST LATIN Daddy Yankee – “Dura”J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”Maluma – “Felices los 4”Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje”

BEST DANCE Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence”Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

BEST ROCK Fall Out Boy – “Champion”Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”Linkin Park – “One More Light”Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE Childish Gambino – “This Is America”Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”Drake – ‘God’s Plan”Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Cinematography by Pau CastejónAriana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Cinematography by Scott CunninghamThe Carters – “APE(expletive)” – Cinematography by Benoit DebieChildish Gambino – “This Is America” – Cinematography by Larkin SeipleEminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick MellerShawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

BEST DIRECTION The Carters – “APE(expletive)” – Directed by Ricky SaixChildish Gambino – “This Is America” – Directed by Hiro MuraiDrake – “God’s Plan” – Directed by Karena EvansEd Sheeran – “Perfect” – Directed by Jason KoenigJustin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Directed by Jay Martin

BEST ART DIRECTION The Carters – “APE(expletive)” – Art Direction by Jan HoulevigueChildish Gambino – “This Is America” – Art Direction by Jason KisvardayJ. Cole – “ATM” – Art Direction by Miles MullinJanelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Art Direction by Pepper NguyenSZA – “The Weekend” – Art Direction by SZA and SolangeTaylor Swift – Big Machine Records – Art Direction by Brett Hess

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for BufAvicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Visual Effects by KPPEminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” – Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive StudiosKendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF ParisMaroon 5 – “Wait” – Visual Effects by TIMBERTaylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno MarsCamila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara BivensThe Carters – “APE(expletive)” – Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel KnightChildish Gambino – “This Is America” – Choreography by Sherrie SilverDua Lipa – “IDGAF” – Choreography by Marion MotinJustin Timberlake – “Filthy” – Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev

BEST EDITING Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”– Editing by Jacquelyn LondonThe Carters – “APE(expletive)” – Editing by Taylor Ward and Sam OstroveChildish Gambino – “This Is America” – Editing by Ernie GilbertJanelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Editing by Deji LarayN.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – Editing by Taylor WardTaylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo

SONG OF THE SUMMER

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa “One Kiss” 

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It” 

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo “No Brainer” 

Drake “In My Feelings” 

Ella Mai “Boo’d Up” 

Juice WRLD “Lucid Dreams” 

Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You” 

Post Malone “Better Now”

TSA officer breaks it down in dance battle with young flyer

A TSA agent brought smiles to the security line after he showed off his dance moves and competition skills with a young flyer.

Joshua McCall noticed a boy was dancing as his family of five was going through security at Newark Liberty International Airport, USA Today reported.

The boy then challenged McCall to a dance-off. 

The TSA posted the ensuing battle to its Instagram account, where it took off. 

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New Jersey TSA federal security director Tom Carter said employees accept dancing challenges as long as all passengers are secure, according to the Instagram post, USA Today reported.

New Zealand politician rides bicycle to give birth

New Zealand’s minister for women rode her bicycle “mostly downhill” to a hospital Sunday to give birth, The New York Times reported.

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Julie Anne Genter, 38, who is also associate minister for health and transport, posted pictures on social media of herself and her partner, Peter Nunns, enjoying a “beautiful Sunday morning” ride to the hospital, the Times reported.

“There wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew. ... but it also put me in the best possible mood!” Genter wrote on Instagram.

Genter, who is 42 weeks pregnant, will become the second government official in New Zealand to give birth this year. Prime Minister Jacinda Aldern gave birth in June, the Times reported. Genter, who was expecting her first child, was scheduled to be induced at an Auckland hospital, the newspaper reported.

Genter, who grew up in Los Angeles, emigrated to New Zealand in 2006. She has had two miscarriages, the NZ Herald reported. She is expected to take three months off from Parliament before returning to her post in November, the newspaper reported.

Lucky number: Vegas chapel performed 70 weddings on 8-18-18 

Numerologists love palindromes, and Aug. 18, 2018 -- 8-18-18 -- is the kind of date that is considered lucky to get married, KLAS reported.

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On Saturday, at least 70 weddings and vow renewals occurred at Chapel of the Flowers on 1717 Las Vegas Boulevard  to commemorate the date. 

Couples from around the world traveled to the Las Vegas chapel, KLAS reported. Because of the date’s numerical order, it is easy to recall the anniversary date in the coming years, the television station reported.

The number “8” is also representative of the infinity symbol, KLAS reported.

The next palindrome date will be Sept. 19, 2019, or 9-19-19.

Mark your calendars.

Football scrimmage becomes dream play for student with cerebral palsy

A student in Nebraska had a dream come true when he was able to take a football into the end zone for a touchdown.

Jared Fredericks has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.

But Fredericks and his assistant, Bryce Harrington, didn’t let that stop the student from scoring during a scrimmage last week, USA Today reported.

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Harrington positioned Fredericks in the backfield. A teammate handed Fredericks the ball after the snap, and Harrington pushed Fredericks through all the defensemen to the end zone.

The crowd chanted “Jared! Jared!” as he got closer. His teammates cheered for him as he scored the touchdown, USA Today reported.

Grand Island Northwest’s coach, Kevin Stein, came up with the idea to have Fredericks score the team’s final scrimmage touchdown, USA Today reported

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Mystery of infant found in Ohio phone booth in 1954 solved through DNA testing

The mystery surrounding a baby boy who was found in a telephone booth by bread delivery men in Ohio in January 1954 was solved 64 years later thanks to DNA testing, The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette reported. The man will be meeting his biological mother for the first time later this month, the newspaper reported.

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Steve Dennis, 64, of Phoenix, said his birth certificate listed his place of birth in a telephone booth outside Yielky’s Drive-In near Lancaster, the Eagle-Gazette reported.

According to the Jan. 16, 1954, edition of the Eagle-Gazette, bread delivery men found a boy “believed to be between four and five weeks old” wrapped in blanket and inside a cardboard box at 7:30 a.m., with a bottle beside the infant.

Dennis said he first heard the story as a teen and never believed it. He does remember his adoptive parents, Stanley and Vivian Dennis, telling him he was adopted, the Eagle-Gazette reported.

"Luckily my parents told me early on that I was adopted, probably from the time I was three," he told the newspaper. "Most of that really had no impact on me. You hear it so much, it doesn’t faze you anymore.”

Dennis was adopted in February 1955 after being placed in a foster home. His family moved to Arizona when he was a child.

Dennis did not give his birth much thought until his daughters bought him an Ancestry.com DNA test, the Eagle-Gazette reported. He got his results back in January, along with a message from a man who said he was Dennis’ first cousin.

“He said 'I think I know who your mother is. We’ve heard throughout our lives that there’s a baby that we’re related to that was left in a telephone booth,'" Dennis told the Eagle-Gazette. "It was this like this hidden secret."

The newly found cousin connected Dennis to his half-sister, who lives in Baltimore. The woman said she had heard the phone booth story, too, and bought an Ancestry.com DNA to confirm the match.

“This deep dark secret of my biological mother, the kids had heard about this, but they weren’t sure if it’s true or not," Dennis told the Eagle-Gazette

The woman contacted Dennis’ biological mother, who is in her 80s and also lives in Baltimore.

“The mother has finally said she wants to meet with me," Dennis told the Eagle-Gazette. "Slowly week by week, she said 'I kind of remember.'”

Dennis said he was told his mother was 18 and forced to give up the infant by his father, the newspaper reported. He was born in a hospital in Kentucky and his parents were returning to Maryland through Ohio when the father took the baby and left him in a phone booth.

He has no other details about his biological father, the Eagle-Gazette reported. His mother married someone else and has two daughters, according to the newspaper. 

“It’s interesting. It’s not like earth-shattering or anything like that," said Dennis, who recently retired as a chiropractor. “My true parents, of course, were my adoptive parents. It would be almost impossible for me to think otherwise.”

Dennis said he is not sure what to expect if he meets his biological mother.

“I’d like to know my actual birthdate but, according to my sister, the mother said she doesn’t remember,” he told the Eagle-Gazette. “I’m not going to make a real big deal about of this. I’ll just take whatever she gives me and leave it at that. I mean you can’t hassle an 85-year-old woman … So whatever she feels comfortable saying to me, I’ll take. It’s more than I had before.”

Boy dying from leukemia wants racing stickers for his casket

A terminally ill Iowa boy who wants to decorate his casket with racing stickers is asking the public for help.

According to the Des Moines Register, Caleb Hammond, 11, of Oskaloosa, was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2017. After months of unsuccessful chemotherapy treatments, a bone marrow transplant and medical scares, including a week in a medically induced coma with heart failure symptoms, he and his family recently decided to stop treating his illness and spend time together, the newspaper reported.

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Now Caleb, a racing fan who loves to visit Southern Iowa Speedway, has a final request: for the public to send him racing stickers.

"We're trying to decorate his casket," his uncle, Chris Playle, told the Register.

Meanwhile, Team Kids With Cancer 46-7 made one of Caleb's dreams come true by getting him behind the wheel of a hobby stock race car. He drove in a six-lap race Saturday, the Register reported.

>> See the family's Facebook post about the event here

If you'd like to send Caleb a sticker, you can mail it to 314 N. J St., Oskaloosa, IA 52577. You can also donate to his family's GoFundMe campaign here.

Read more here.

Nick Jonas introduces ‘Future Mrs. Jonas’ in engagement photo with Priyanka Chopra

Musician Nick Jonas confirmed Saturday he’s officially engaged to “Quantico” actress Priyanka Chopra.

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“Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love,” Jonas posted on Instagram.

Chopra expressed her happiness on her Instagram, too.

“The only way to do this ... with family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings,” Chopra posted.

The couple shared the photos after celebrating a traditional engagement ceremony in Chopra’s hometown of Mumbai, India, CNN reported.

Jonas and his parents arrived in India on Thursday night for the ceremony, according to CNN affiliate News 18.

The couple has not yet announced how or where they plan to tie the knot. The engagement was first reported in July. Reports said the two were dating in May.

Girl secretly buys $350 in toys on mom’s Amazon account; family turns it into ‘teaching moment’

A 6-year-old girl in Pleasantville, Utah, put online shoppers to shame after ordering over $350 worth of Barbies and other toys on her mom’s Amazon account -- and now, her family has turned the impulsive shopping spree into a lesson about caring for others. 

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Katelyn Lunt is entering the first grade this year.

Her mom, Catherine Lunt, told Cox Media Group she ordered a Barbie doll from Amazon for Katelyn as a reward for doing extra chores around the house.

“She wanted to get on and see when it was going to arrive. When I left the room, she went crazy and ordered what she calls a ‘Barbie collection,’” Catherine Lunt said. 

By the time Lunt realized what her daughter had done, she said she was able to cancel a few packages but many had already shipped.

The next morning, Lunt said the family went for a walk and was surprised by the delivery driver when they returned home.

“Right as we arrived back from our walk, the collection of packages showed up,” Lunt said. “It was hilarious so we had to take pictures. Her face pretty much says it all.”

A family member sent the photos to a cousin, who tweeted photos of the moment that went viral.

When it came time to figure out what to do with the ‘Barbie collection,’ Lunt said the family decided to pay it forward.

“We were going to send the packages back to Amazon but we decided to donate them to Primary Children's Hospital where Katelyn spent a week when she was first born,” Lunt said. “Katelyn helped us deliver the packages to the hospital, so I guess we used it more as a teaching moment than a time for punishment.”

A spokesperson for Primary Children’s told Cox Media Group the family dropped off the toys earlier this week, and the hospital was “simply the grateful recipient of their kindness.”

Man wins $875K slot machine jackpot at Detroit casino

A 50-year-old man turned a $20 investment into six figures Wednesday, winning $875,527 in a slot machine at a Detroit casino, WXYZ reported.

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The man, who requested anonymity, won after putting $20 into the Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond slot machine at the Greektown Casino-Hotel, the television station reported.

The man was so shocked he was unable to move, the casino said in a news release.

The patro, a frequent visitor to the casino, said he plans to take his family on a trip, WJBK reported.

In 2015, a guest won $2 million while playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine, The Detroit Free Press reported. In 2004, another guest won $1.77 million playing the game, WXYZ reported. 

Aldi to sell wine, cheese Advent calendars this fall

Aldi is selling an adult version of the popular holiday Advent calendar featuring a mini bottle of wine for every day of December leading up to Christmas.

The Germany-based grocery store chain will sell a cheese version, too.

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Aldi will start selling the wine Advent calendar in the United States on Nov. 7, officials told Food & Wine magazine.

The wine calendar will contain 24 miniature bottles of red, white and bubbly -- including pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, merlot, malbec and other blends.

Last year’s wine Advent calendar, sold only in Europe, contained the equivalent of six bottles of wine.

The cheese Advent calendar promises to pair perfectly, containing 24 different cheese samples leading up to Christmas Day on Dec. 25.

Both speciality Advent calendars will only be available for a limited time, an Aldi official told Food & Wine

The wine calendar is expected to sell for $69.99 and the cheese version is expected to retail for $12.99.

Dog stands on two legs to make room for other commuters on busy train

Four legs are good, but two legs were better on a crowded train Wednesday in California. 

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To make room for other passengers, an owner with his Great Dane told the large dog to stand, and in an instant, the dog was on two legs, holding on to his owner. 

"The entire train was taking pictures and laughing about it. It turned an unhappy commute into a positive experience,” Sean Herron, 28, who shared images of the surreal sight on Twitter, told the San Francisco Chronicle. "It was definitely not the weirdest thing I've seen on BART, but it was definitely the best thing I've seen on BART. I hope to see the dog again."

Baby’s newborn photo shoot shows trials, hope of IVF

A Phoenix couple did everything they could to have a baby. They started in vitro fertilization to help grow their family, thinking that it was going to be an easy process. 

“You think, ‘Oh I’m going to walk in and they’re going to do it and it’ll be done, and in nine months we’re going to hold our baby,” Patricia O’Neill told AZ Family.

But the process was not that simple. 

Patricia O’Neill had a blood clotting disorder that made it difficult for her to conceive. She also miscarried three times. At that point, Patricia and Kimberly O’Neill gave up hope. 

But they gave it one more chance and after four years of trying they can now hold baby London in their arms, AZ Family reported.

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Kimberly came up with the idea to save the more than 1,600 syringes to document the path to parenthood.

Recently they bundled up two-week old London, and the syringes, and took them to Packer Family Photography

Photographer, Samantha Packer, arranged the needles in a heart shape, put the baby girl in the middle of them, and snapped the photo that has gone viral after being shared more than 54,000 times.

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The photo will also be a beacon for the couple’s little girl. 

“Hopefully she’ll [London] learn that you never give up on a goal that you have, and that even when you have no hope, hold onto it because there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and you can get there,” Patricia told AZ Family.

 

New York boy who drowned gives life to 3 people via transplants

A 23-month-old New York boy who drowned last month has provided life to three people since his death, WSTM reported.

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Jaxson Finizio died July 27, several weeks after he wandered out of a home and into a pool. His family decided to donate the child’s organs, the television station reported.

According to the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, the donated organs “have given life to others.”

Jaxon's kidneys were transplanted into the body of a man in his early 50s who has been waiting for a donation since August 2016, WSTM reported. His liver was donated to a 16-month-old boy, while his heart was transplanted into the body of a 3-year-old girl, the television station reported.

Toledo winners of St. Jude Dream Home contest donate home back to charity

An Ohio couple was one of 40 winners in the nationwide St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, but they did some giving of their own.

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Dianne and Dave Jaeger of Oregon, Ohio, who won the Toledo version of the contest in June, donated the home back to the St. Jude charity, WTOL reported.

Their donation will fund a treatment plan for a child battling cancer, the television station reported.

The Jaegers, who bought 30 tickets for the drawing, said their decision to donate the home was an easy one.

"We have four great, beautiful, grandchildren and we're really thankful for that and we want to help the people that need help,” they told WTOL. “And we're in a position that sometimes we can.”

Rescue says Bruno the cat is 'too cool to be homeless'

An Illinois animal rescue group is hoping to find a home for one cool, chubby cat.

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Bruno is a 7-year-old grey polydactyl who is big, both in size and personality, according to a Facebook post Wednesday by Wright Way Rescue. He weighs 25 pounds, but is on a diet.

Bruno is very chatty, according to his rescuers. The rescue group says Bruno has some quirks. He likes to be petted while he eats. He also has an unusual way of standing, on his hind legs, when he wants food. The rescue says it did not train him to do this.

The rescue posted photos on Facebook of Bruno striking a cool pose, writing that he’s “too cool to be homeless.”

Bruno is a laid-back cat for the most part, the rescue said, but there's one thing he doesn't like: having his big belly touched.

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