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Customers slam Shea Moisture’s new ad campaign; some compare to Pepsi ad

A new promotional ad by hair product line Shea Moisture is being criticized for abandoning the company’s primary market -- black women with natural hair -- and will be removed from the campaign “immediately,” the company announced Monday evening.

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Shea Moisture first shared the ad on its Facebook page Thursday and as of Monday evening, it had been viewed nearly 220,000 times.

The ad, which had the caption, “Break free from hair hate. See how these women have finally learned to embrace hair love,” prominently featured a diverse group of women, but mostly white women, sharing their experience with hair hate.

Many black women and men with natural hair commented on the ad or took to Twitter to share their frustrations, some comparing the gaffe to Pepsi’s flop.

“I just want to let you all know that you have essentially lost the segment of the market that put you on top. Not another dime will I give to this company. Black women are sharing this video in natural hair groups and we are not happy,” one Facebook user wrote.

Following the initial controversy, Shea Moisture shared a company statement with HelloBeautiful.com, writing that their black-owned family business does not take any of their community for granted.

“When large conglomerates ignored women of color and simply marketed products to them vs. making products for them, we were there then – serving women who had historically been underserved in the beauty industry – and that will never change,” the company wrote.

Shea Moisture added that its new innovations are aimed at serving all women and not a chosen few.

“As a company, we have chosen to take a more thoughtful and specific approach to our products that is based on those needs – whether hair that is 4c, 3b, 2a, thick, thinning, damaged, dry, coily, curly, wavy, straight … or skin that is dry, oily, or distressed by psoriasis, eczema or any number of conditions – we’ve created a product for it. We make no apologies for solving for and speaking to our community as human beings and not as data points.”

But the response wasn’t good enough for critics and controversy over the video loomed through the weekend, leading the company to officially announce its removal.

“While this campaign included several different videos showing different ethnicities and hair types to demonstrate the breadth and depth of each individual’s hair journey, we must absolutely ensure moving forward that our community is well-represented in each one so that the women who have led this movement never feel that their hair journey is minimized in any way,” the company wrote.

“We are keenly aware of the journey that WOC face – and our work will continue to serve as the inspiration for work like the Perception Institute’s Good Hair Study/Implicit Association Test that suggests that a majority of people, regardless of race and gender, hold some bias towards women of color based on their textured or natural hair. So, you’re right. We are different – and we should know better.”

Alex Jones sued by Greek yogurt giant Chobani

An ongoing child custody battle is not the only legal entanglement involving Austin broadcaster Alex Jones this week. On Monday, Greek yogurt manufacturer Chobani filed a lawsuit against the host of “Infowars.”

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Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children. The company filed the lawsuit in Idaho District Court in Twin Falls, where it operates the largest yogurt plant in the world.

Chobani’s lawyers also pointed to other examples of what they called “spurious statements” by Jones in the past, including his conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre.

According to The Associated Press, the suit says “Infowars” released a video in April describing “Chobani's practice of hiring refugees and a sexual assault case that did not involve the yogurt company.” 

The video was promoted using the headline ‘Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Important Migrant Rapists,' even though the lawsuit points out that InfoWars didn't mention or prove that statement in the report. The story was tweeted out by Jones and other outlets.

Chobani, which alleges that the Infowars statements caused a boycott of its products, is seeking $10,000 in damages, according to the AP.

In Jones’ custody case Monday, an expert witness retained by the court told the jury that he found no evidence that the broadcaster had sought to alienate their three children from his ex-wife. Judge Orlinda Naranjo also denied a motion for a mistrial by lawyers for Jones for the second time. The case has garnered national attention, as lawyers for Jones have attempted to argue that his on-air persona is a character, while Jones’ ex-wife, Kelly, contends that he is unstable. Last week, the “Infowars” host testified that he means what he says on his show, though he indulges in satire and comedy, as well.

Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child

Serena Williams has responded to comments about her unborn child that were made by retired tennis pro Ilie Nastase on Saturday at a news conference ahead of  the Romania Fed Cup playoff against Great Britain, according to ESPN.

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Nastase, who is the captain of the Romania team, reportedly made a comment in Romanian that was clearly audible to other players about Williams’ pregnancy, which she announced Wednesday.

"Let's see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?” Nastase, who was not asked to comment about Williams, said.

Williams, who is black, is expecting her first child with fiance and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is white.

Related: Ilie Nastase under fire for comment about Serena Williams

The International Tennis Federation is investigating and said the following in a statement:

The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behaviour of any kind. We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action.

Earlier in the month, Nastase also made claims that Williams had been doping, basing the remark soley on her physique. 

Williams responded to the comments about her unborn child in a statement posted on Instagram, saying, “It disappoints me to know that we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers.”

“I have said it once and I’ll say it again, this world has come so far but yet we have so much further to go. Yes, we have broken down so many barriers, however, there are a plethora more to go. This or anything else will not stop me from pouring love, light and positivity into everything I do,” Williams wrote. “I will continue to take a lead and stand up for what’s right. I am not afraid, unlike you. You see, I am no coward.”

Williams also expressed support for the ITF’s investigation into Nastase.

Read Williams’ full statement below:

Fearless cat stands ground against giant rattler within striking distance 

 

It’s the beginning of snake season in Texas and authorities are warning people to watch out for the reptiles as they emerge from hibernation.

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The Laguna Vista Police Department posted the warning on its Facebook page after a close call between a giant rattler and a group of hikers on a local trail. 

Police posted photos of the massive snake and another photo showing a fearless cat staring down a big rattler.

Rattlesnakes emerge from hibernation in Texas in March or April, according to the police post. They favor temperatures that remain 60 degrees Fahrenheit or above, and are most active when temperatures reach 80 to 90 degrees.

These 10 big US retailers might not exist in 2018

Just four months into 2017, 10 U.S. retailers have filed for bankruptcy. Last year, the total number of American retailers that declared bankruptcy was 18.

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And, according to new insights from S&P Global Market Intelligence that were released last week, there are more to come.

“The convenience of online shopping, and the downward pressure it has put on pricing, has radically altered consumer behavior,” S&P analysts wrote. “Most shoppers now browse for value online, and the younger cohort of the prized millennial demographic, some of whom may never have developed a penchant for long afternoons at the mall, clearly prefers that channel.”

>> RELATED: 78 Sears, Kmart stores closing

To determine which companies are most at risk for being next to file bankruptcy, S&P researchers used a statistical model — the Probability of Default, or PD, Fundamentals model, which calculates companies’ PDs over a one- to five-year period.

They identified the 10 U.S. retailers with one-year PDs ranging from 6.11 percent, which indicates a significant risk, to 23.84 percent, which indicates a highly leveraged credit risk.

>> RELATED: Macy’s, Kmart, JCPenney: More retailers closing bricks-and-mortar stores 

A day after the report was released, one of the 10 at-risk companies, Bebe Stores Inc., announced plans to close all 168 of its stores.

Here are the 10 U.S. retailers ranked in order of likelihood to default, according to S&P:

1. Sears Holdings Corp., Illinois, which owns Sears and Kmart.

PD: 23.84 percent.

2. DGSE Companies Inc., Texas, which owns Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange.

PD: 14.87 percent.

3. Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc., Minnesota.

PD: 11.96 percent.

4. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., Pennsylvania, which owns Bon-Ton department stores.

PD: 10.48 percent.

5. Bebe Stores Inc., California, which owns Bebe.

PD: 10.06 percent.

6. Destination XL Group Inc., Massachusetts, which ownsBig & Tall men's apparel.

PD: 8.08 percent.

7. Perfumania Holdings Inc., Florida, Perfumania.com.

PD: 7.24 percent.

8. Fenix Parts Inc., Illinois, an automotive parts recycler.

PD: 6.98 percent.

9. Tailored Brands Inc., Texas, which owns Men's Wearhouse, Moores and Joseph Abboud.

PD: 6.8 percent.

10. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc., Illinois, which owns Sears Hometown and Sears Outlet.

PD: 6.11 percent.

Read the full S&P Global Market Intelligence report for more about the companies and the effects their failures can have on other sectors.

Elton John cancels shows following release from hospital due to infection

Singer Elton John has cancelled all of his Las Vegas shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through May after he was sent to the Intensive Care Unit following a rare infection, according to Rolling Stone.

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The Colosseum at Caesars Palace issued the following statement on its Facebook page Monday:

During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection. During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill. Upon returning to the UK, Elton's doctors admitted him to hospital, where he underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection. After spending two nights in intensive care followed by an extended stay in the hospital, Elton was released from hospital on Saturday, April 22, and is now comfortably resting at home per doctor’s advice. 

Variety reported that fans who purchased tickets for

“The Million Dollar Piano” shows affected -- April 28-29, May 1, and May 4-5 -- will get a refund.

“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them,” John said in a statement. “I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”

The Colosseum statement said that the infection John suffered from is “rare and potentially deadly.”

John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” shows are scheduled to resume in October.

Whole Foods faced with possible takeover bid as shares jump

Supermarket chain Albertsons is exploring a possible takeover of Austin-based Whole Foods Market, the Financial Times is reporting, citing unnamed sources.

Albertsons, which operates about 2,200 stores, is controlled by buyout group Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus has had preliminary talks with bankers about making a bid for Whole Foods, the Financial Times reported, citing a person close to the buyout firm. No formal bid has yet been made, according to two people briefed on the situation.

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Whole Foods’ shares jumped more than 4 percent in afternoon trading following the Financial Times’ report.

The reported interest from Albertsons comes about two weeks after investment group Jana Partners revealed it had built a 9 percent stake in Whole Foods and raised the possibility of either a management shakeup or even a sale for the company. Whole Foods has a current market value of about $11 billion.

Also, online retail giant Amazon last year considered making a takeover bid for Austin-based Whole Foods Market Inc., but decided not to pursue a deal, Bloomberg news service reported last week.

>> Related: Lawsuit claims Whole Foods managers fired for whistle-blowing

A number of factors, including intensified competition, have hit the Austin-based Whole Foods hard, leading to struggles in recent quarters. A March report from a Barclays analyst, for instance, suggested Whole Foods had lost 14 million customers since 2015 - many of them to Kroger, which has stepped up its organic offerings.

>> Related: Amazon considered bid to buy Whole Foods

Founded in Austin in 1978, Whole Foods has 462 stores worldwide and 87,000 employees. In its fiscal first quarter, Whole Foods recorded record sales of $4.9 billion, but saw its net income decline and also lowered its earnings projections for the year.

 

 

Musician Gregg Allman not in hospice care, manager says

Former “Allman Brothers Band” musician and solo Southern rock singer Gregg Allman is not in hospice care, contrary to reports saying otherwise.

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Variety reported that Allman’s manager has been denying reports that emerged over the weekend, but the rumor continues to spread. Country singer Travis Tritt was among the celebrities tweeting well wishes too Allman.

By Monday afternoon, Allman released a statement on his official Facebook page, saying that he was resting at home. He made no mention of hospice care.

“I just wanted y’all to know that I’m currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders,” the message said. “I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Keep Rockin’.”

Rolling Stone reported that Allman cancelled June concerts and announced that he would not tour in 2017. In August 2016, he canceled nearly 30 shows due to “serious health issues.”

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor Jesse Williams, wife reportedly file for divorce

“Grey’s Anatomy” actor and social justice activist Jesse Williams and his wife, real estate broker Atryn Drake-Lee, are divorcing, according to TMZ. They were married for nearly five years.

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Williams and Drake-Lee were married in September 2012 after dating for over five years.

According to People, which says it confirmed the news, Williams, 35, met Drake-Lee while Williams was a New York schoolteacher.

In 2010, Williams told USA Today Drake-Lee  supported him throughout his career changes. 

“She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin,” he said. “We know each other in and out.”

TMZ reported that the divorce is amicable and was filed last week, although it is not clear who filed.

The two are parents to a 3-year-old daughter named Sadie and a son named Maceo, who was born in 2015.

Neither Williams nor Drake-Lee have commented on the reports.

Jennifer Lopez’s twins appear on ‘Ellen;’ singer dishes on relationship with Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez and her twins, Max and Emme, 9, crashed the stage Monday during their mother’s appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

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As soon as they went onstage, Max hid behind his mother’s chair, while Emme embraced the spotlight and sat on Lopez’s lap to speak with DeGeneres.

“We see you back there,” DeGeneres said as a pouty Max reluctantly approached his mother and sat on her lap. “Are you angry? What’s that?”

“No, he’s the sweetest,” Lopez said before Max wandered off again and hid in a coffee table between them. DeGeneres opened the box for Max, and he immediately got in and let her close the lid.

“Yay!” Emme cheered as her brother was locked away.

“Maybe you need to get this at home,” DeGeneres joked. “Whenever you want to scare us, just go ahead and pop up.”

It wasn’t too long before Max decided to pop up and attempt to scare them all. DeGeneres played along and screamed.

DeGeneres continued her interview with Emme.

“Are you a musician also? Do you sing? Do you play anything?” she asked.

“I’m a gamer,” Max’s voice came from the box. He later accidentally kicked the back panel out of the faux coffee table.

“I think you did that. We are going to sue you,” DeGeneres joked. “Your mom has a lot of money. We are going to sue her.”

Before the children took the stage, DeGeneres probed into Lopez’s personal life and got the singer to dish about her new relationship with baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

“Now, where did you meet? And how did this happen? Tell us all about it,” DeGeneres asked.

“It’s very simple,” Lopez said. “I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him.” 

Lopez said she followed Rodriguez out of the restaurant and tapped him on the shoulder. 

“And then, that was it,” she said. “I mean, more stuff happened, but that’s how we met.”

According to Lopez, Rodriguez had just moved to the Los Angeles area and already had her phone number from “years ago.” She claimed that he had called her for another reason years ago and that he texted her, inviting her for dinner.

“I don’t remember what we had for dinner, but we had a nice dinner,” Lopez said.

“And a sleepover?” DeGeneres pressed.

“No, Mama don’t sleep over on the first date,” Lopez said.

WATCH: First footage of Google founder’s flying car, available to consumers this year

What if you could one day hop into a car, soar into the skies and avoid traffic altogether?

A Silicon Valley tech startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page has debuted a version of its Kitty Hawk Flyer, a flying car that will be available to consumers as early as this year. 

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The company, Kitty Hawk, describes its first product as an “all-electric aircraft” designed only to operate over water.

Consumers don’t need a pilot’s license to drive the aircraft and, according to Kitty Hawk, will be able to learn to fly it in minutes. 

The cars fall under a special Federal Aviation Administration category for ultralight aircraft intended for recreational flying in uncongested areas.

The footage released Monday shows aerospace engineer Cameron Robertson flying the prototype version, which looks more like a jet-ski than a car, over a lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

According to The New York Times, the one-person prototype is open-seated, weighs 220 pounds and is powered by eight battery-operated propellers.

>> Related: Google launches 10,000-person study to predict how and when people get sick 

Though the Kitty Hawk Flyer is designed for open waters only, its creation is a step toward what the future holds for flying cars. 

“We hope that this is more of an exciting concept than what most people have had in their minds about flying cars,” Robertson told The Times. “This is not yet that product in terms of what we will say and what it can do, but I think it demonstrates a vision of the future.”

Watch the Kitty Hawk Flyer in action:

Though Kitty Hawk hasn’t set a price for its consumer version, the company is offering a $100 3-year membership that includes priority placement on its waiting list, exclusive access to a flight simulator and a $2,000 discount off the prospective retail price, among other company perks.

More about the Kitty Hawk Flyer at NYTimes.com.

Kane Brown makes a huge announcement about his love life

Back on April 17, rumors began swirling that country star Kane Brown was engaged. Yet, without any sort of official announcement, many wondered if it was just pure hearsay.

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Well, it looks like we have our proof that this news is very true.

>> RELATED: Randy Travis just gave this Kane Brown cover his seal of approval

In a video posted by a fan on April 18, Kane can be seen at a concert making the big announcement somewhat official.

“It’s hard to do this job,” he tells the crowd. “You know, there are girls involved and you got to stay out of trouble. It’s really hard. You know some people found out on Instagram and I had to delete this, but I just got engaged to a girl from Philadelphia two days ago. This is my first time making this announcement. I thought I would have to make the announcement, so thank you.”

>> RELATED: Fans are swooning over Kane Brown and his girlfriend’s front seat karaoke

The announcement seems status quo for Kane, who has built a career on being truthful and honest with his fans by releasing new music and being very forthcoming on social media. But, of course, this news has fans wondering more about the lucky girl.

Kane has made various comments on social media that he had found love in his life, even uploading a little front-seat karaoke with one lucky girl in his car back on Feb. 24.

Alex Jones claims 150 sexual partners by the time he was 16

In a recent hourlong report, radio show host, filmmaker, writer and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said he was “already a man” by the time he was 16 years old.

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A video released by Jones Friday speaks more to his experiences during his teenage years than the topics in the title: “Alex Jones Responds to Sandy Hook Vampire.”

Jones’ assertion that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was, or may have been, a hoax, is probably the most off-putting conspiracy theory he has put forward in a career of conspiracy theorizing -- the one that, more than any other, a lot of people can’t forgive him for.

But the weekend video was way odder and more perplexing than that.

It promised new information about Sandy Hook but never provided any.

Instead, there was this:

When I was 16, I didn’t want to party anymore. I didn’t want to play games anymore.

“I grew up. I’d already been in the fights; all the big rituals. I’d already had probably -- I hate to brag, but I’m not bragging, it’s actually shameful -- probably 150 women. Or more; that’s conservative. I’d already had over 150 women. I’d already been in fights with full-grown men. I was already dating college girls by the time I was 15 years old. I was already a man at 16.”

For a young man growing up in Rockwall, Texas, to have had sex with 150 women – conservatively – by the time he was 16 seems extraordinary.

But, if it’s not true, why would he say it?

And yet, if it is true, why would he say it now?

It’s the first mention of such a claim.

Here’s more on Jones from a March 2010 Nate Blakeslee profile in Texas Monthly:

“Jones, the son of a dentist and a homemaker, grew up in the Dallas exurb of Rockwall and moved to Austin in 1991, where he attended Anderson High School. Jones describes himself as a ‘socially oblivious’ teenager who was more of a reader than a TV watcher.”

And from a March 2011 profile by Alexander Zaitchk in Rolling Stone:

It was in high school that Jones discovered a corrupt, Blue Velvet underbelly to his town. At weekend parties, he watched as off-duty cops dealt pot, ecstasy and cocaine to his friends ... Things came to a head during Jones’ sophomore year, when he was pulled over while driving without a license, a six-pack of beer under the passenger seat. Jones told the cop he was corrupt and had no right to enforce laws.

“‘They brought me to jail,’ Jones says. ‘Afterward, one of the cops told me to wise up, or they’d frame me and send me away’ .... For Jones, the encounter with state hypocrisy was transformative.”

Well, if what Jones said over the weekend is true, Blue Velvet is about right, and he may have had more reasons than some police corruption for leaving town.

From the sound of it, Jones’ experience in Rockwall wasn’t The Last Picture Show. It was the Adult Megaplex.

If what Jones says is true, and Alex, a minor, had sex with more than 150 women, many of them apparently over 18, there might have come a point when it was prudent to get out of town and head to Austin.

The only other explanation for what Jones said over the weekend is that Jones is playing a character in this video – that this is an example of his penchant for satire.

But in his video around the 48-minute mark, Jones appears serious in what amounts to an illustrated lecture. He draws stick figure graphics as he speaks, illustrating how modern society has undermined the crucial, age-old natural rites of passage for young men, but how he proved a rare and stirring exception.

While talking about how he had grown up fast, Jones says that unlike his arrested-development friends he had a son by 24. 

Jones turned 24 in 1998. That would that make that son 18 or 19 now. But the son who he is seeking to retain custody of in court is 14. So, if Jones had a son when he was 24, that was another son. That’s completely possible. And, he is, of course, under no obligation to tell writers when they are doing profiles of him that he has another son. However, that’s not a known detail in most coverage of Jones.

It’s just all very perplexing. All the more so because on Friday, Jones issued this statement about the trial:

“Above all this is a private matter. This is about my family and only my family. I have endeavored very faithfully for three years to keep this circumstance confidential for the sake of my children to protect their innocence.

“I urge the press to be respectful and responsible and to show due deference to the process of the law and respect the boundaries defined for this case so that a fair result can be found. As there is a gag/protective order on the trial of the safety, welfare and protection for our children’s private rights and what is in their best interests, I am holding my responses until the end of the trial.”

That does not mean that what he says in the video is a violation of gag order. He does not talk about the details of the child custody case per se – except to say how the media is attempting to use the case against him but only succeeding in driving more traffic to his site than at any time except election week 2016.

Read more at the Austin American-Statesman.

Woman accused of strangling baby with Halloween lights is charged

A central Florida woman has been charged in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, accused of strangling the toddler with a string of Halloween lights last Nov. 

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Kristen DePasquale, 27, faces charges of premeditated murder and child abuse. The mother told police officers that she is innocent, and claims her 2-year-old son is responsible, according to CBS News.

>> Related: Man threatens teens with gun over noisy car, punches them

When officers arrived to DePasquale’s home in Oviedo they found her daughter unconscious on the living-room floor with “deep grooves” around her neck, CBS reported. Medical officials tried to perform CPR on the child, but attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Police believe the weapon used on the infant was a string of pumpkin-shaped Halloween lights that were hanging on the sliding glass doors of the home. 

>> Related: Woman bites nail salon manager, threatens customers with pen

The medical examiner said that the marks on the toddler’s neck “was so deep it required more force than a 2 1/2-year-old boy could muster,” CBS reported. The examiner also concluded that the girl was strangled for four to six minutes.

But DePasquale’s attorneys claim that the boy confessed to his mother before officers arrived and then to a child-welfare worker three days later. Prosecutors said they do not believe the boy’s confession is credible, according to CBS News. 

DePasquale has no criminal history or record of child abuse with the Florida Department of Children and Familiesmedia outlets reported. 

Serena Williams celebrates No. 1 tennis player ranking with letter to unborn baby

Days after confirming her pregnancy, tennis great Serena Williams has been ranked as No. 1 on the Women's Tennis Association Tour, according to ESPN. Williams ranks No. 1 for the eighth time in her career.

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Williams is expecting her first child with fiance Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and initially announced she was 20 weeks along in a briefly Snapchat post Wednesday.

Her representative, Kelly Bush Novak,confirmed that Williams is expecting a baby in the fall and will be on maternity leave for the rest of the year.

Williams’ leave may affect her No. 1 ranking. Although she plans to return next year, ESPN reported that if Angelique Kerber wins her first two matches at a tournament, Williams’ ranking will fall.

Related: Serena Williams confirms pregnancy; tennis star might have competed while pregnant

Williams indicated she will, in fact, be back on the circuit in 2018 in an Instagram post celebrating her No. 1 rank and her pregnancy. The photo shows Williams in a black bikini as she cradles her bump.

“Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had,” Williams wrote in the post Monday. “You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today.”

She made the post on her fiance’s birthday and signed the message, “from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. -Your Mommy.”

See the Instagram post below.

Florida student wears Black Lives Matter-inspired prom dress

A 17-year-old Florida high school girl knew her prom dress would get attention.

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Milan Bolden-Morris knew it wasn’t the sparkles or the cut like other dresses that night, but for the faces of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice with dozens of others displayed across her dress. Faces of those who were killed by police during the last few years across the country and sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

>> Related: Teen takes 93-year-old grandmother to prom

Bolden-Morris attends Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she is a senior basketball star who has a full scholarship to Boston College and will study pre-med. She wore the dress Friday at Pahokee High School’s prom, because she couldn’t attend Newman’s because of a prior engagement. A friend invited her to Pahokee’s.

To read more about this story, go here.

Woman dies trying to save her 2 dogs from creek

A woman died Sunday while she was trying to save her dogs after they were swept into a creek’s strong current. 

Liudmilla Feldman, 58, and her husband were walking their dogs around 6:30 p.m. when the dogs went into the water. She went in to rescue them and a current dragged her under for about 90 seconds, according to KSTU.

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"It doesn't take much to lose your balance and fall into this water and be swept down,” Unified police Lt. Dan McConkey told KSTU. "This creek runs quick, (and) with the runoff it's starting to run really fast."

The Salt Lake City Emergency Management Office warned residents Monday to "be extra cautious around creeks and rivers this time of year. Keep kids and pets well away from these very cold and swift waters," according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Witnesses pulled Feldman from the water and attempted CPR. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dogs are expected to be OK.

Prince William, Kate startled after water squirted at them by runner

Prince William and Kate were startled Sunday during the London Marathon when a runner apparently squirted water at them.

The royal couple was handing out bottles of water along the race course when photos captured the moment William took a bit of a dousing. Only a few drops hit Kate.

The price quickly recovered, seeming to laugh it off with good humor.

It’s unclear whether the runner intended to squirt the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or whether it was an accident.

William, Kate, and Prince Harry were at the marathon to cheer on the more than 700 athletes competing in the race and to draw attention to their charity Heads Together.

People.com reported that the mental health campaign Heads Together was the official charity of the marathon.

 

Megyn Kelly may return to TV sooner than expected

Megyn Kelly may be appearing on NBC sooner than expected, according to a report from The New York Post. The former Fox News standout left the network in the beginning of 2016 after months of rumors that she was mulling other offers.

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“She will start in May, and her Sunday show will premiere in June,” the Post reported, citing an unnamed source.

Kelly is expected to wear many professional hats at the network and will host a daily talk show later in the summer, according to the Post.

>> Related: Megyn Kelly says 2016 election helped her marriage

Shortly after she left Fox News, speculation was that she wouldn’t be able to appear on television until July, after fulfilling a noncompete clause in her contract with Fox. 

“This was a tough decision for me, because I love this show, our staff, my crew, my colleagues here at Fox -- and you, all of you,” Kelly said during her final broadcast on Fox.

Escaping inmates cut, thwarted by barbed wire

Two inmates at a Virginia jail tried to escape captivity but realized barbed wire isn’t very easy to scale.

Inmates Clayton Musselman and Frank Arthur escaped from a group of prisoners Tuesday around 8 p.m. and tried to climb a fence in a recreation yard, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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An official told the Times-Dispatch that the duo attempted to use a coat to cover the razor wire. They also used an aluminum bench to climb the fence. The aluminum benches have since been replaced with concrete ones that are bolted down.

While they were able to get over the first two fences, they were so badly cut by the razor wire that they were unable to get over the third and final fence, which would have led them to freedom. Unfortunately for the men, freedom wouldn’t have lasted too long, as the police were already waiting for them outside the prison.

One of the inmates made a map to help them with their dashed escape attempt, but he left it behind, the Times-Dispatch reported.

Musselman was serving a three-year sentence on a grand larceny conviction, while Arthur was awaiting trial for charges related to meth production.

The two were airlifted to VCU Medical Center.

They’re expected to face charges for their attempted escape.

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