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Recent articles by Scott:

'Not all heroes wear capes': Man praised as 'greatest Uber driver' for helping teen get home

Uber driver DaVante Williams did everything in his power to get a teenager home safely after a five-hour traffic jam on I-95. Now he has a new job. → Read More

5 children killed, more injured after bounce house sent flying by wind gust in Australia

Five children died in Australia after falling from a bouncy castle lifted by high winds. Images showed officers consoling one another at the scene. → Read More

People are naming their dogs Fauci and Pfizer. Here's the most popular pet names of 2021

Lady Whistledown. Grogu. Fauci. Pfizer. The most popular pet names of 2021 took a page from pop culture and a pandemic. Rover's annual list is out. → Read More

'A sad scene:' Stray bullet pierces window, kills man eating Thanksgiving meal with family

A neighbor described it as "a sad scene" after a man was killed inside his own home during Thanksgiving from a stray gunshot in Norristown, Pa. → Read More

Drinking tonight? Here's how much alcohol is too much

Giving up beer, wine or a cocktail for health sake can be difficult around the holidays when it's a staple. Alas, there are healthy ways to drink. → Read More

'I can't believe I'm sitting here': Dick Vitale breaks down in tears as he returns to booth amid cancer battle

The emotion showed as legendary ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale returned amid his battle with cancer to call the Gonzaga-UCLA game. → Read More

'I can't believe I'm sitting here': Dick Vitale breaks down in tears as he returns to booth amid cancer battle

The emotion showed as legendary ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale returned amid his battle with cancer to call the Gonzaga-UCLA game. → Read More

'I can't believe I'm sitting here': Dick Vitale breaks down in tears as he returns to booth amid cancer battle

The emotion showed as legendary ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale returned amid his battle with cancer to call the Gonzaga-UCLA game. → Read More

'I can't believe I'm sitting here': Dick Vitale breaks down in tears as he returns to booth amid cancer battle

The emotion showed as legendary ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale returned amid his battle with cancer to call the Gonzaga-UCLA game. → Read More

Dos and don'ts for navigating political, COVID-themed conversations during the holidays

It's that time of year when anxieties run rampant at the thought of engaging in a heated right-or-left political discussion over turkey and stuffing. → Read More

'Where’s our Governor?' 'Is he playing hookie?' Gavin Newsom's wife takes heat amid hiatus

Twitter users grilled Jennifer Siebel Newsom about a new tweet and deleted tweet as her husband has remained absent for more than a week. → Read More

When does the time change in 2021? Here's when to turn back clocks on daylight saving time

Daylight saving time change happens on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, meaning there's an extra hour of sleep. → Read More

Billionaire Marc Lore outlines how he will build the inclusive, Utopian desert city Telosa

Billionare Marc Lore wanted to be a farmer as a kid – growing something from nothing. Now, he's trying to do just that with a Utopian city of Telosa. → Read More

Joe Rogan, who says he was almost vaccinated, tells others 'get vaccinated and then get sick'

Podcast icon Joe Rogan said he isn't anti-vaccine and that he attempted to get the COVID-19 vaccination three months ago but missed the appointment. → Read More

What is Indigenous Peoples' Day? Does it replace Columbus Day? Everything you need to know

Indigenous Peoples' Day is celebrated Monday. What started in 1977 as a day of respect at a conference on discrimination is now a national holiday. → Read More

A Texas man took COVID-19 tests at an emergency room. Then, he got a bill for $54,000.

A Dallas man was charged $54,000 for his COVID-19 tests at an ER – a staggering fee that is not only legal but hardly the only test to break the bank. → Read More

Is trick-or-treating safe? How to celebrate Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The CDC has given a green light for children nationwide to trick or treat this Halloween. But experts say it's still best to take precautions. → Read More

South Korean president says the 'time has come' to stop eating dogs, seeks ban on practice

About 1 million dogs are eaten every year as part of South Korean cuisine. President Moon Jae-in is proposing an end to that tradition. → Read More

Some say the COVID-19 vaccine is the 'mark of the beast.' Is there a connection to the Bible?

Some people are calling the "mark of the beast" in the New Testament's Book of Revelation the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what the Bible says. → Read More

Rolling Stone updates 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list with big changes. Hint: There's a new No. 1.

Rolling Stone noted that its list was created from over 250 artists, writers and industry figures who participated in a poll of over 4,000 songs. → Read More