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Axel Turcios

What's The Difference Between 'Hispanic' And 'Latino'?

The population of Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. is growing rapidly, according to 2020 census data.

 | Simon Kaufman

People stand in Bigfoot costumes.

Remote Oklahoma Town Has Become The Hub For Bigfoot Believers

Honobia, Oklahoma — the site of multiple Bigfoot spottings — attracts thousands of enthusiasts for an annual festival.

 | Ben Schamisso

A consignment shop's furniture is shown.

Why Millennials Don't Want Family Heirlooms

Millennials aren't as interested in getting hand-me-down items as past generations were, as lifestyles have sped up and tastes have changed.

 | Scripps News Staff

People walk through a parking lot at the Columbiana Centre mall in Columbia, S.C.

Worker Was Dead In Belk Department Store Bathroom For 4 Days

The store was open regularly over those four days and police are investigating to see if anyone was negligent.

 | AP

View from a fighter's first-person camera in Ukraine

Young American Fighting in Ukraine GoPros War From Trenches

Newsy first met "Alex," who asked his real name not be used, back in May. He had come to Kyiv with a fellow foreign fighter.

 | Jason Bellini

"The Little Mermaid."

Disney Releases Trailer For New 'The Little Mermaid' Movie

The original hit Disney animated film was released back in 1989; the new film hits theaters in May 2023.

 | Clayton Sandell

A man and woman sit down at a table in a park

Psychologist Says There's A Rise In The Number Of Lonely, Single Men

An article in Psychology Today sparked heated discussions online and on social media. Some agreed, while others were angry and offended.

 | Cat Sandoval

Carlsey Bibb & her fiancée, Caden Mills

Engagement Photo Shoot At Tennessee Olive Garden Goes Viral

Olive Garden is surprising the happy couple with a free honeymoon trip, and their photographer gets to go to Italy too.

 | Alexandra Koehn and WTVF

Southwest Airlines planes on runway.

Nude Photos Nearly Delay Southwest Airlines Flight To Cabo

Passengers on a recent trip to Cabo saw more than clouds and clear skies on their Southwest Airlines flight.

 | Gage Jackson

An image from Netflix's "Love Is Blind" is shown.

'Love Is Blind' Contestant Suing Show For Restricting 'Basic Needs'

Jeremy Hartwell said basic human needs like sleep, water and food were restricted while on the show. Netflix said the claims have no merit.

 | Casey Mendoza

The FBI headquarters building

Exclusive: FBI Agents In The U.S. Report Symptoms Of Mystery Syndrome

There have been a dozen or more incidents of FBI agents reporting strange brain symptoms on U.S. soil, but investigation remains relatively quiet.

 | Sasha Ingber

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Teachers On TikTok Give Inside Look Into The Profession

Teachers sharing more about their classroom and teaching style are making their rounds on TikTok, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the job.

 | Casey Mendoza

Wanted poster for Rafael Caro-Quintero

Mexico's Capture Of Drug Kingpin Could Be Signal To U.S.

Three days after Mexico's president and President Biden met in the White House, the most wanted target of the U.S. DEA was in Mexican custody.

 | AP

A glacier in Italy's Alps near Trento a large chunk of which has broken loose.

Alpine Glacier Chunk Detaches, Killing At Least 6 Hikers

The National Alpine and Cave Rescue Corps said that the search of the area of Marmolada peak involved at least five helicopters and rescue dogs.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Child writing.

Long-Term Study May Help Explain What Causes Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's estimated 1 in 44 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism.

 | Maya Rodriguez

Jeremy Henson with his dog Dexter

Dog Runs 2 Miles Back Home After Busting Out Of Doggy Day Care

The pet-care service told the dog's owners that they believe Dexter jumped a 6-foot fence to get out and go home.

 | Tricia Goss

Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy Leduc of the United States

U.S. Figure Skater Skates As 1st Openly Nonbinary U.S. Winter Olympian

31-year-old Timothy LeDuc and pairs partner Ashley Gain-Gribble placed seventh in their Olympic debut.

 | AP

A sign shows support in the death investigation of Lauren Smith-Fields

Medical Examiner Says Lauren Smith-Fields Died Of Acute Intoxication

Smith-Fields' family insists her death investigation has not been properly handled.

 | Scripps News Staff and Axel Turcios

Crates holding live monkeys are collected next to the trailer they were being transported in.

Lab Monkey Missing After Crash, Officials Ask Not To Approach

Several monkeys escaped after the collision between the pickup and a dump truck, but as of Saturday morning only one remained unaccounted for.

 | AP

Silhouette of the head

Exploring The Causes And Effects Of Anxiety

Examining the evolutionary roots of anxiety, and the effects it has on our mental health.

 | Scripps News Staff and Lindsey Theis

Country music artist Morgan Wallen

Grand Ole Opry Faces Backlash For Morgan Wallen Performance

The pushback comes after a video surfaced of the American country music singer using a racial slur back in February 2021.

 | AP

James Crumbley looks towards his wife Jennifer Crumbley during a court hearing

Michigan Suspect's Parents Ask To Lower $500K Bond

They were arrested a month ago following accusations of buying a handgun for their son and then failing to intervene before a school shooting.

 | Ben Schamisso

Actress Betty White

Fans Create #BettyWhiteChallenge To Honor Her Memory

The beloved actress was well-known for her love of animals, worked with zoos and had many pets of her own.

 | Forrest Sanders

A Realbotix doll.

Sex Robots Get More Intimate with Humans, Thanks to AI

Some of the newest dolls or 'sex robots' respond to touch. They talk. Their artificial emotional intimacy is powered by artificial intelligence.

 | Jason Bellini

April the giraffe in her barn.

Meet April The Giraffe: The Internet's Latest Weird Obsession

Hundreds of thousands of people are tuning in to watch a giraffe give birth — eventually.

 | Tyler Fine