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Homeless Grumpy Cat Adopted by Home Inspector

Homeless Grumpy Cat Adopted by Home Inspector

Paul Tateosian(BRADENTON, Fla.) — When Paul Tateosian and Jason Burnside showed up to an empty house in Bradenton, Florida, for a home inspection, the last thing they expected to find was somebody still living there. But that’s exactly what happ…

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Ticketmaster Hits a Bad Note with Music Fans

Ticketmaster Hits a Bad Note with Music Fans

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Last week, music fans were excited to redeem free ticket vouchers that were part of a class action lawsuit settled by Ticketmaster. Now, many are outraged to find out that the vouchers are only good for a limited list of …

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Eleven Hurt When Roller Coaster Crashes Near Children’s Attraction at Scottish Theme Park

Eleven Hurt When Roller Coaster Crashes Near Children’s Attraction at Scottish Theme Park

Eleven Hurt When Roller Coaster Crashes Near Children's Attraction at Scottish Theme ParkiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At least 11 people were hurt — including nine children — when a roller coaster at a Scottish theme park came off the rails today and crashed near a children’s attraction, police said.

Lanarkshire, Scotland, police told ABC News that emergency services were responding to the incident at M&D’s theme park in Motherwell, about a half-hour from Glasglow.

The 11 people were all being treated a local hospitals, but details of their injuries were not available, police said.

A spokesperson for M&D’s said in a statement that “a serious incident occurred at M&D’s today involving the tsunami rollercoaster. We have all emergency services on site to assist. The theme park is closed until further notice.”

The “Tsunami” is the only inverted roller coaster in Scotland and can reach speeds of up to 65 kilometers per hour as it goes through corkscrew twists, according to the theme park website. Children under 10 are not allowed on the ride, the website says.

One woman who said she had gotten off the ride when the accident happened said the scene was “like something out of a horror film.”

“My heart goes out to everyone on it,” Katie Burns said in a posting on Facebook. “A full load came off the track but and on the pavement, like a horror film worse thing ever heard and seen, can’t get over this.”

Another woman who was there said she was “in shock” at what she saw.

 

In shock at what I’ve just witnessed in M&Ds. Hope everyone is safe💕 pic.twitter.com/lWdOqJrEyB

— DMI (@_demicampbell) June 26, 2016

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Cincinnati Reds Retire Pete Rose’s Number After Hall of Fame Induction

Cincinnati Reds Retire Pete Rose’s Number After Hall of Fame Induction

Cincinnati Reds Retire Pete Rose's Number After Hall of Fame InductioniStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — It was a special weekend in Cincinnati as the Reds honored the all-time hit king and one of their greatest teams.

The team celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1976 World Series championship team and inducted Pete Rose into the team’s Hall of Fame.

It’s official. #14forever pic.twitter.com/98X1cgczvm

— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 26, 2016

Rose delivered a speech thanking the fans for their support, Rose said he accomplished all he did for them.

“You never realized this after all these years, that I was really, you motivated me to play the way I did,” he said.

As the man known as Charlie Hustle spoke, music hinting that his time was running short began to play. Rose, though, refused to be played off. “In closing, I can honestly tell you to date this is the biggest thing ever to happen to me in baseball,” he concluded.

Gifts for @PeteRose_14: Custom painting by Bart Forbes and custom crystal sculpture created by Studio 11. #14forever pic.twitter.com/0d5a6bCcIb

— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 26, 2016

On Sunday, the three-day festivities concluded with Rose’s son, Pete Rose Jr. throwing the ceremonial first pitch to his father.

Today’s first pitch: Pete Rose, Jr. throws to @PeteRose_14. #14forever pic.twitter.com/LM1Zk3tr9q

— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 26, 2016

Rose’s induction to the team’s Hall of Fame had to be approved by MLB because of his lifetime ban for betting on his team, according to ESPN.

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PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Due to West Virginia Flooding

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Due to West Virginia Flooding

PGA Tour Cancels Greenbrier Classic Due to West Virginia FloodingiStock/Thinkstock(WHITE SUPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.) — Devastating West Virginia flooding has forced the PGA Tour to cancel the Greenbrier Classic.

“We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding,” said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem in a statement. “Cancelling  The Greenbrier Classic is certainly the most prudent course of action as our foremost concern is the well-being of those who are having to live through this tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

At least 24 people have died because of the severe flooding in West Virginia.

The Greenbrier Classic was scheduled for July 7-10 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Officials said the course, the Old White TPC, “suffered extensive damage from the flooding and is beyond reasonable repair to conduct the tournament.”

 

Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers affected by these horrific flood waters. #StayStrongWV pic.twitter.com/NonBEyalG7

— TheGreenbrierClassic (@GbrClassic) June 24, 2016

 

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