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Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards, has died

Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards, has died

Jake Burton Carpenter, the snowboarding pioneer and founder of Burton Snowboards, passed away from complications related to cancer. He was 65. The company announced Carpenter’s death on Thursday in an email to employees. “He was the soul of snowboarding, the one who gave us the sport we love,” the company said. Burton founded his namesake…MORE

The AIDS Memorial Quilt will head home to San Francisco, 32 years later

The AIDS Memorial Quilt will head home to San Francisco, 32 years later

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is getting a new home and returning to the place where it was created. The famed quilt is moving from Atlanta back to San Francisco, where it will take up permanent residence. Members of the NAMES Project Foundation announced the news on Wednesday along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. John…MORE

Tim Tebow mourns the death of his beloved dog Bronco

Tim Tebow mourns the death of his beloved dog Bronco

Tim Tebow is grieving his beloved pup, Bronco, who died after spending nine loving years with the athlete. Tebow bid farewell to his pup in a wrenching Instagram post. He shared a video crying and cradling Bronco in his final moments. “One of the toughest goodbyes,” he wrote. “Wanted to make a special tribute to…MORE

Harvard students behind viral ‘Ify and James’ video just won their election

Harvard students behind viral ‘Ify and James’ video just won their election

Two Harvard University minority students have been elected president and vice president of the Undergraduate Council after running a campaign focused on inclusion and diversity. James Mathew, 21, and Ifeoma “Ify” White-Thorpe, 20, took the internet by storm with their catchy music video, which has garnered more than 5 million views on Twitter, and highlighted…MORE

Slain Detroit officer is hailed as a hero whose courage ‘resulted in tragedy’

Slain Detroit officer is hailed as a hero whose courage ‘resulted in tragedy’

A veteran Detroit police officer killed in the line of duty was hailed as a hero after he and other officers confronted a gunman accused of invading a home on the city’s west side. Investigators believe the 28-year-old suspect entered the home Wednesday evening looking for his girlfriend. Rasheen McClain, 46, and his partner, Phillippe…MORE

Some boxes of Cheese Nips are being recalled

Some boxes of Cheese Nips are being recalled

Check your Cheese Nips — the cracker’s parent company has issued a voluntary recall. Mondelēz Global LLC issued the recall for a limited quantity of Cheese Nips in the United States due to the potential presence of plastic pieces from a food scraper. The company told the Food and Drug Administration that the particles were…MORE

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