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Girl Scouts add new Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies cookies to 2019 lineup

Girl Scouts are adding a new cookie to their lineup for the first time in two years.

People reported that Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies will be available along with past classic flavors when the 2019 selling season begins.

According to a Tuesday news release, the gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie will have limited availability in select areas. It joins the gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookie, which joined the lineup in 2015 and is also being sold only in select areas.

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The Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie mixes salty and sweet. It’s made with caramel, semisweet chocolate chips and a bit of sea salt.

Classic Girl Scout cookies Thin Mints, Caramel deLites/Samoas, and Trefoils/Shortbread will be available, but not every variety will be in every area

The cookies can only be bought from a registered Girl Scout while supplies last.

Gabrielle Union reveals adenomyosis diagnosis, discusses fertility struggles

Gabrielle Union has revealed a diagnosis that has affected her fertility.

Essence reported that the actress, book author, wife and stepmother spoke candidly about being diagnosed with adenomyosis at the BlogHer conference in New York City.

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“Towards the end of my fertility journey, I finally got some answers, because everyone said, ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid — and that’s on you for wanting a career,’” she said. “The reality is, I actually have adenomyosis.”

According to the Seckin Endometriosis Center in New York, adenomyosis is a form of endometriosis that causes the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus grow into the uterus muscle, damaging the uterus wall.

“The gag is I had it in my early 20s, and instead of someone diagnosing me, they were like, ‘Oh, you have periods that last nine or 10 days and you’re bleeding through overnight pads? Not a mere inconvenience, perhaps there’s something more there,’” Union said.

Related: Gabrielle Union reveals she had ‘8 or 9 miscarriages’ in new book

The 45-year-old, who has been married to NBA player Dwyane Wade since 2014, said although her symptoms were clear, doctors kept giving her ineffective solutions.

“Every doctor I saw was like, ‘Let me put you on birth control,’” Union said. “Note: If you are on birth control for anything other than birth control, to address or treat any sort of period issue, you are not actually treating or addressing a period or reproductive issue. You are masking it. The pill can mask all kinds of things. It is amazing at preventing pregnancy; not so great with addressing adenomyosis.”

Union has been open about her challenges to conceive in the past. She wrote in her book “We’re Going to Need More Wine” that she had “eight or nine miscarriages.” She discussed her experience with in vitro fertilization on “The Dr. Oz Show” in July.

“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant,” she said. “I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle or coming out of an IVF cycle.”

Union offered support to others at the New York conference, saying, “Just know if you are out there having fertility issues — you are not alone.”

Man charged with assaulting wife crashes plane into own home hours later

A Utah man who hours before had been arrested on domestic violence charges crashed a plane into the front of his home Monday, killing himself.

Duane Youd, 47, of Payson, died when the Cesna 525 CitationJet struck the house, exploding and setting the house on fire, according to Payson police officials. Youd was killed in the crash, but two people inside -- identified by the Salt Lake Tribune as Youd’s wife and her son -- escaped uninjured through the back of the home. 

“He is an experienced pilot,” Sgt. Noemi Sandoval, a Payson police spokeswoman, told the news media. “He flew from Spanish Fork Airport directly here, into the home.”

Sandoval said the toll could have been worse. Youd, who was able to fly below power lines, clipped a shed and a car before the plane hit the house. 

“I can’t believe he was able to fly in like that,” Youd’s friend, Alan Herbert, said at the crash scene. “If he hadn’t hit the car, I wonder how much more damage this would have done to the house.”

Payson police officials said that Youd was arrested Sunday night and charged with assault for allegedly abusing his wife. That incident took place in American Fork Canyon, where the couple reportedly went to discuss their marital problems. 

Witnesses who saw the assault called the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. 

“It was not just a slap or a shove,” Utah County sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon told the Tribune. “It was an ongoing thing described by witnesses.”

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Youd was booked into the Utah County Jail at 9:18 p.m. on an assault charge, jail records show. He was released around 12:30 a.m. Monday after signing an agreement to stay away from his wife and posting $1,940 bond. 

Payson police officials said Youd requested assistance from police officers there to accompany him to his home so he could pick up some belongings and his vehicle. The trip to the house took place without incident.

Less than two hours later, he crashed the plane into the home, authorities said. The Payson Fire Department responded, and firefighters extinguished the blaze. 

Youd’s son from a prior marriage, Parker Youd, spoke to reporters at the scene. The 17-year-old, who was at his mother’s house when the crash took place, said his father told him things were going to be “rough for a little bit,” but gave no indication that he would hurt himself or others. 

Parker Youd was likely the last person to talk to his father, who he described as “the best dad (he) could ask for.”

“I said, ‘I love you. Good luck. I’ll see you tomorrow,’” Parker Youd said. “He said, ‘I love you, too,’ got in his truck, and drove away.”

Joslyn Youd, 21, posted a photo of her father, smiling and holding a caught fish in his hands, on Facebook. The caption read, “I’ll love you forever.”

Neighbors and friends who knew Duane Youd said they, too, were shocked by the events that took place. Zach Linch, who lives next door to the crime scene, said Youd was always a good neighbor.

“I would never have have expected anything like this,” Linch told the Tribune. “He seemed like a normal guy to me.”

Herbert, who had known Youd since they were teenagers, said the crash was not something he would have expected from his friend. 

“He was an exciting guy to be around,” Herbert told the newspaper. “Always positive, never negative. If you were feeling bad, he’d always make sure you were feeling good when you left.”

Chick-fil-A launches updated rewards app, membership program

Some Chick-fil-A fans may have noticed the fast-food restaurant revamped its Chick-fil-A One app with a new rewards program.

The tiered membership program gives customers the chance to earn points with each purchase. Chick-fil-A is adding online catering orders to the roster for point-earning, meaning orders placed online or via the Chick-fil-A app, including catered meals, will give you points to redeem at a later date.

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Here’s what to know about the updated mobile app:

Member perks

There are three membership tiers: Chick-fil-A One, Chick-fil-A One Silver and Chick-fil-A One Red.

All tiers offer free food rewards, bonus free food rewards and a birthday reward. The Silver and Red memberships both also offer gift rewards for friends and family, plus meal donations on your behalf. Red members get sneak peeks at insider content, including new menu items.

Each tier gives you increasing benefits. For every dollar earned, members receive 10 points, then 11 (Silver) or 12 (Red). 

You move up the tiers based on how much you spend (or how many points you earn). To become a Silver member, for example, you’ll need to spend about $90 on Chick-fil-A in a year, earning you 1,000 points. 

Aiming for the elite Red level? If you cough up $417 on Chick-fil-A each year, racking up 5,000 points, you’ll be eligible for the top tier.

How to become a member

Sign up for a Chick-fil-A One account online or via the Chick-fil-A app on the Apple App Store or Google Play store. There’s no cost to join. 

How to use the rewards feature

Earn reward points by placing orders through the Chick-fil-A app or scanning your Chick-fil-A One QR code, found in the app, inside the restaurant or at the drive-thru window.

You can view your rewards under the “Rewards” tab online or on the app. Note that each reward has a unique expiration date.

More information on the updated app can be found at Chick-Fil-A.com.

Is that a unicorn? Deputies use lasso skills to rescue women stranded on unicorn in lake

Thank goodness those deputies believed what they were seeing and put their roping skills to the test.

Two Chisago County sheriff’s deputies were driving by a lake in Stark, Minnesota, when they noticed a group of women stranded, floating on a large rainbow unicorn, KMSP reported.

The unicorn was real and actually was one of those popular large pool floats.

One deputy grabbed a rope and the other grabbed a camera to record the rescue, pulling the women out of the weeds of the lake, KMSP reported.

The sheriff’s department posted the video to Twitter, asking one question, “Where’s the glitter?”

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Trump campaign files for arbitration against Omarosa

Officials with the 2016 presidential campaign for Donald Trump have filed arbitration action against former White House aide and “The Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman, according to multiple reports.

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Campaign officials are filing a claim with the American Arbitration Association in New York, in which they say Manigault Newman’s book, “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," and the media tour preceding its release Tuesday breached a 2016 confidentiality agreement, the Associated Press reported, citing a campaign aide.

>> Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

An unidentified Trump campaign official confirmed the arbitration filing Tuesday in a statement to CNN.

The president said Monday that “Wacky Omarosa,” who recently released audio recordings that she says were made during her time in the White House, signed a non-disclosure agreement.

She has previously acknowledged that she signed a confidentiality agreement with the Trump campaign in 2016.

Still, Manigault Newman released a recording over the weekend allegedly taken in December, while Chief of Staff John Kelly was informing Manigault Newman of her dismissal from the White House.

"It's come to my attention over the last few months that there's been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues," a man, purportedly Kelly, can be heard saying in the recording. "I think it's important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure ... you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation, and then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation."

>> Trump denies using racial slur during 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Newman told "Meet the Press" that she believed the latter comment was a threat.

In another clip released by Manigault Newman allegedly featured the president, who said in the recording that he was surprised to hear of her firing.

“Nobody even told me about it. You know they run a big operation, but I didn’t know it,” a man, purportedly Trump, says in the recording. “I don’t love you leaving at all.”

>> Listen to the clip (WARNING: Audio includes strong language.) 

Manigault Newman says she has also heard audio tape of Trump using the N-word, a claim the president denies.

Manigault Newman served as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison until January, when reports surfaced that she was "physically dragged" from the White House. Secret Service officials later denied Manigault Newman was physically removed from the premises. 

She was one of Trump's most prominent African-American supporters. The president thanked her in February during an event for African-American History Month, saying that she was "very special."

>> Omarosa’s book promises 'jaw-dropping' account on White House from Trump insider

"I want to thank my television star over here," Trump said at the Feb. 1 event, referencing Manigault Newman's time on his reality show competition, "The Apprentice."

Check back for updates to this developing story.

What does Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law say you can do?

Florida prosecutors on Monday charged Michael Drejka with manslaughter following a July 19 shooting in the parking lot of a Clearwater, Florida, convenience store. 

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Drejka, 47, is accused of shooting and killing Markeis McGlockton, 28, after a fight that began over a handicapped parking space.

Drejka was not initially arrested for the shooting. Police say he was not initially taken into custody because of Florida’s “stand your ground” law which allows a person to use deadly force to protect himself if he fears “imminent death or great bodily harm.” After further investigation, prosecutors decided to file manslaughter charges against Drejka, Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe told The Associated Press.

According to witnesses, Drejka berated McGlockton’s girlfriend after she parked in a handicapped-accessible parking space. Surveillance video shows McGlockton leaving the store, confronting Drejka and shoving him to the ground. Drejka, on the ground in a seated position, pulled out his gun and fired a shot, hitting McGlockton in the chest. McGlockton went back into the store and collapsed, the video showed. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. 

What does Florida’s law say and how does it work? Here’s a look at “stand your ground.” 

What does ‘stand your ground’ mean?

Florida’s law, adopted in 2005, reads:

(1) A person is justified in using or threatening to use force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. A person who uses or threatens to use force in accordance with this subsection does not have a duty to retreat before using or threatening to use such force.

(2) A person is justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if he or she reasonably believes that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony. A person who uses or threatens to use deadly force in accordance with this subsection does not have a duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground if the person using or threatening to use the deadly force is not engaged in a criminal activity and is in a place where he or she has a right to be.

Florida’s “stand your ground’’ law basically says you can use deadly force – such as shooting someone – to defend yourself if you fear for their life, or are afraid of serious bodily injury. In Florida, there is no duty to retreat before using deadly force.

What does ‘duty to retreat’ mean?

Under Florida’s law, if someone is in a place they are legally allowed to be, they do not have a “duty to retreat” (try to get away from that place) before using deadly force on a person they feel threatened by. That rule applies even if there is a way to get away without being harmed.

What does Florida’s stand your ground mean for you in the legal sense?

Florida’s statute says that if a person lawfully uses deadly force self-defense, then that person is “immune from criminal prosecution” in that case. In other words, if you kill someone to save yourself because you had a reasonable fear you were going to be harmed, you will not be charged with killing that person. That provision applies even if you could have gotten away from the situation safely. 

>>Florida’s gun laws: How have they changed after the Parkland shooting?

In addition, last year, the Florida Legislature passed a law that shifted the burden of proof in a stand your ground case from the defense to the prosecution. That means that defendants do not have to prove in pretrial hearings that they were defending themselves in order to avoid prosecution. Another part of Florida’s law says law enforcement officers who make an arrest that is later determined to be unwarranted face legal fees and civil penalties. 

Is Florida the only state that has this law?

In addition to Florida, 32 other states have “stand your ground” laws. Some states require you to retreat “with perfect safety,” meaning you must retreat from a situation when you can do so without being harmed or you lose the right to use the argument of deadly force self-defense in court. 

Where did the law come from?

Florida’s law is based in part on castle doctrine. Castle doctrine says that you have a right to defend yourself -- with deadly force in most cases -- if you are in your home, yard or private office. Castle doctrine is considered common law, or law that is developed through the years through decisions made by the court.  

Italian bridge collapse: At least 35 killed when raised highway gives way in Genoa

At least 35 people were killed Tuesday when part of the a highway bridge collapsed in northwestern Italy, officials said.

Here are the latest updates: 

Update 1:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 14: At least 35 people died as a result of the Morandi Bridge collapse, unidentified fire brigade sources told Italy’s ANSA news agency. Five other people were listed in serious condition at a hospital, ANSA reported.

Rescuers told the news agency that four people have been pulled from the debris alive.

Hundreds of people continued to comb the scene Tuesday in search of victims.

Update 11:15 a.m. EDT Aug. 14: Italy’s  Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told reporters Tuesday that at least 30 people were killed in Tuesday’s highway bridge collapse in Genoa, up from the 20 reported dead earlier in the day, according to BBC News.

About 200 people were working to clear the debris and search for survivors after the Morandi Bridge collapsed Tuesday amid heavy rain and winds.

Update 10:05 a.m. EDT Aug. 14: Italian firefighters have released video footage of their efforts to rescue people trapped after a highway bridge collapsed Tuesday amid heavy winds in Genoa.

Angelo Borrelli, the head of Italian Civil Protection, said at a news conference Tuesday in Rome that about 30 vehicles “and a few heavy-duty trucks” were involved in Tuesday’s incident, CNN reported. He said 20 people were killed in the collapse and 13 others wounded. Earlier, Italy’s deputy transport minister Edoardo Rixi said the number of victims had risen to at least 22 dead and eight injured.

Borrelli said the victims appear to all have been in vehicles that plunged from the bridge. He added that while there are two warehouses below the collapse, it is believed they were closed for the summer holiday and that no one was inside. 

Borelli said that highway engineers were checking the safety of the bridge in other points, and that some areas were being evacuated as a precaution.

Update 9:35 a.m. EDT Aug. 14: “We suppose there are unfortunately a lot of dead,” an ambulance official told Reuters as authorities continued working to clear the collapsed bridge Tuesday.

The head of the ambulance service Italian news agency Adnkronos that there were “dozens of dead” as a result of the collapse, according to Reuters.

Update 9:25 a.m. EDT Aug. 14: Italian officials have raised the death toll from Tuesday’s highway bridge collapse from 11 to 22, according to The Associated Press.

Eight people were also injured, the AP reported.

Update 8:10 a.m. EDT Aug. 14: At least 11 people are dead and 20 vehicles were affected when part of a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, according to The Associated Press.

At least two survivors were rescued from the rubble and flown to a nearby hospital, a firefighter told Italy’s RAI state TV.

Original report: Emergency crews were searching for victims Tuesday after part of a highway bridge collapsed in northwestern Italy.

According to The Associated Press, about 10 vehicles were affected when a 650-foot portion of the Morandi Bridge gave way. At least one survivor has been rescued from the rubble, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported.

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Although local news outlets reported that people had died in the collapse, authorities had not confirmed that information, the AP reported.

The collapse came as a “sudden and violent storm” hit the area, according to the AP.  

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

After 7 long years, lost cat comes home

A long-lost cat has finally come home on Cape Cod. 

Tigger escaped through an open door seven years ago and his owner, Rebecca Collins West, thought she would never see him again. 

But thanks to a microchip, the MSPCA on Cape Cod was able to return him home when he was dropped on July 31 by an animal control officer

According to MSPCA Cape Cod’s Facebook post, Tigger was brought in and scanned for a microchip. When they discovered his owner, they were able to ring Collins West immediatley. 

She picked up Tigger within hours of the phone call

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The best Aretha Franklin songs: A timeline

Aretha Franklin is known as the Queen of Soul, and if you listen to her music, it's clear why.

The legendary musician started singing at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C.L. Franklin, was the pastor. After modest success with some recordings in the early 1960s, she became the Queen of Soul after she signed to Atlantic Records in 1967.

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In the 1980s Franklin changed her sound dramatically, teaming up with Clive Davis’ Arista Records. After some more familiar R&B releases -- including two albums produced by Luther Vandross, she released “Who’s Zoomin Who?” Which was her first Recording Industry Association of America certified platinum record. 

Photos: Aretha Franklin through the years

Later in her career, Franklin collaborated with Lauryn Hill and released an album of covers made famous by other women. “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,” released in 2014, included covers from Adele, Alicia Keys, The Supremes, Etta James, Cissy Houston and others.

Related: Aretha Franklin 'gravely ill': reports

Below is a list of some of Franklin’s most popular songs.

Respect (1967)

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967)

Chain of Fools (1968)

Ain’t No Way (1968)

Think (1968)

Rock Steady (1971)

Something He Can Feel (1976)

Sisters Are Doin’ it For Themselves (1985)

A Rose is Still A Rose (1998)

Rolling in the Deep (The Aretha Version) (2014)

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