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Medina Spirit cleared for Preakness after trainer says horse unknowingly treated with steroid

Despite stunning disclosure, the embattled Kentucky Derby winner allowed to run in Preakness Stakes.
Medina Spirit #8, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., on May 1, 2021.
Medina Spirit #8, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., on May 1, 2021.
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15-year-old girl pleads guilty to murder in death of Uber Eats driver

Two girls, 15 and 13 years old, are accused of a carjacking that resulted in the death of a 66 year old driver near Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
The car reportedly crashed and flipped over near Nats Park, Washington, D.C.
The car reportedly crashed and flipped over near Nats Park, Washington, D.C.
2h ago

Woman who says she dated Soulja Boy for years accuses him of sexual, physical abuse

The woman, who is identified in the suit only as Jane Doe, is the second person this year to file a lawsuit accusing Soulja Boy of physical and sexual abuse.
Soulja Boy attends the BET Social Awards on March 3, 2019, in Atlanta.
Soulja Boy attends the BET Social Awards on March 3, 2019, in Atlanta.

Shrunken head artifact used as prop in John Huston film revealed to be human

Researchers say their tests show the object is what it was supposed to be — a genuine shrunken human head — opening the door to its return to Ecuador.
Image: The tsansta was used as a prop in the 1979 John Huston movie Wise Blood.
Image: The tsansta was used as a prop in the 1979 John Huston movie Wise Blood.
3h ago

Prosecutor to seek death penalty, hate crime charges in Atlanta-area spa shootings

A Fulton County grand jury on Tuesday indicted the suspected gunman in the March 16 shootings that killed eight people, six of whom were of Asian descent.
No flowers, candles or other memorial tokens remain outside the Gold Spa four weeks after the deadly shootings in Atlanta and Acworth, Ga., on April 13, 2021.
No flowers, candles or other memorial tokens remain outside the Gold Spa four weeks after the deadly shootings in Atlanta and Acworth, Ga., on April 13, 2021.
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California Highway Patrol searching for man seen riding in back seat of Tesla with no driver

The incident comes just weeks after two men were killed in a crash in Texas after a Tesla that "no one was driving" hit a tree. That crash is still under investigation.
California Highway Patrol's Golden Division are looking for this man, seen riding in the back of a Tesla with no driver.
California Highway Patrol's Golden Division are looking for this man, seen riding in the back of a Tesla with no driver.
5h ago

Part of university president's commencement speech copied from Navy admiral's

Bob Caslen was already receiving criticism for his Friday commencement speech after getting the University of South Carolina mixed up with a school in a different state.
University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen walks on campus on Sept. 3, 2020 in Columbia, S.C.
University of South Carolina President Robert Caslen walks on campus on Sept. 3, 2020 in Columbia, S.C.
7h ago

Remains found in 1985 identified as young Washington state mother

Sheriff's investigators still don't know who killed Janet Lee Lucas or how the young Washington state mother ended up so far away from home.
Janet Lee Lucas.
Janet Lee Lucas.
7h ago

Teen charged with murder after death of 13-year-old Florida girl

Florida police say they arrested a 14-year-old boy as a suspect in the death of Tristyn Bailey, a 13-year-old student and cheerleader.
13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.
13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.

Oprah and Prince Harry team up for series on mental health

"High-profile guests" like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close will be joined by "a wide range of people from across the globe living with the challenges of mental health issues."
Image: Prince Harry
Image: Prince Harry

FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for children 12 to 15

The CDC is expected to sign off on the move Wednesday, making Thursday the first day shots could be available for children 12 to 15 years old.
Students attend an assembly at Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa., on April 13, 2021.
Students attend an assembly at Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa., on April 13, 2021.