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Published: Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 2:06 PM
— Black Friday is in the rearview mirror now, and shoppers are scoping out the deals to come on Cyber Monday.
Electronics, televisions and games top the list of bargains available from retailers Monday, but holiday shoppers can also get deals on toys, jewelry, kitchenware and clothing.
According to Adobe Analytics, shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday. That’s up 16 percent from last year, The Associated Press reports.
Here is a guide to Cyber Monday deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and more:
TCL 49-inch Roku Smart 4K TV -- $349.99
Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV -- $897.99
Samsung 40-inch 1080p (HD) Smart TV -- $297.99
Fire Stick with Amazon Alexa -- $24.99
Fire HD 10 -- $99.99
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition -- $89.99
Kindle -- $49.99
Kindle for Kids Bundle -- $69.99
Kindle Essentials Bundle -- $99.97
Xbox Live Gold 6- or 12-month membership -- $29.99/$49/99
Samsung 49-inch MU8000 -- $699.99
Roku Premiere+ -- $50
Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro -- $1,249
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens-- $176.95
Nikon D500 DSLR -- $2,396.95
Vizio P55-E1 -- $898
Samsung 55-inch 4K Smart TV -- $497.99
Acer Aspire E5 Laptop -- $499
Pie Face! Game -- $6.67
Sony 55-inch XBR-55X900E -- $998
Chromebook 3180 Education -- $169
Inspiron Desktop -- $749.99
Get a $5 e-gift card with the purchase of $29 or more
Bloxel Video Game Creation Platform -- $29.99
Select Women’s and Juniors boots -- $29.99
Select Men’s and Women’s athletic shoes -- $39.99 and under
Keurig K-Classic brewer -- $89.99
Dell Inspiron 13 3000 w/ 1TB HDD -- $399
40 percent off everything
KitchenAid Professional 5-quart mixer -- $199.99
PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle -- $299.99
Anthropologie—Save 30 percent on everything.
Asos—Save 30 percent on everything with code "EPIC30".
Banana Republic—Save 50 percent on all regular price items.
Baublebar—Save 30 percent on everything. Use the code "FRIDAY30."
H&M—Save 20 percent on all sale items and 20 percent off all orders over $60.
Nordstrom Rack—Save 30 percent on all sale items
LOFT—Save 50 percent on everything with code "FRIYAY" and free shipping.
Modell's—Save 25 percent on one regular-priced item with code "BLK25OFF"
Zappos—Save up to 30 percent on select brands.
Lids—Save 30 percent on orders over $24, and get free shipping, with the code "FRIDAY30."
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 7:15 PM
— Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications, the family for the legendary rock star said Friday.
Petty, who suffered emphysema, knee problems and more recently a fractured hip, was prescribed various pain medications including Fentanyl patches, his family said.
“On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication,” his family wrote on Facebook.
The family called Petty’s Oct. 2 death an unfortunate accident.
“As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications.”
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 10:47 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — He may have started from the bottom, but rapper Drake is making headlines after doing one dance that started in the Bluff City.
According to party promoter Curtis Givens, the Grammy winner called him wanting to have a private party at In LOVE Memphis, a popular nightclub.
Givens said it was a last minute call, but he and his business partner were up for the challenge.
Shout out to @champagnepapi! Call me at 8:33pm wanting to have a private party at Love at the last minute. @peppa_mouthofthasouth and I put it together and there it is. Great times with great people. #aintnopartylikeacurtisgivensparty #curtisgivens #flyishonly #wearegettingreadyforfeb9th #curtisgivensbirthdaycelebration #getyourflyright
As word quickly spread that Drake was in Memphis, videos started to popping up on social media.
He was seen doing the popular "shoot" dance made famous by Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB.
Drake even previewed new music during his appearance at the club.
He also made a stop at Friday night's Grizzlies game against the Sacramento Kings.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 9:54 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman died Friday after falling from the balcony of a room on the Jacksonville-based Carnival Elation cruise ship.
The woman fell from the balcony to several decks below, Carnival said in a statement.
Carnival Elation departed Jacksonville on Thursday for a four-day cruise to the Bahamas.
Carnival sent the following statement to Action News Jax:
"Early this morning a guest fell from her balcony to several decks below. The ship’s medical team responded immediately, but, unfortunately, she passed away. The incident was reported to all proper authorities and CARE Team support was offered to fellow travelers and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and her family. Carnival Elation departed Jacksonville Jan. 18 on a four-day cruise to the Bahamas."
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 9:09 PM
— Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animals’ nervous systems.
And scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans.
Chronic wasting disease — or “zombie deer disease” — was first observed in 1967 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since infected wild herds in 24 states and Canada, as well as in South Korea and Norway, NPR reported.
“CWD passes from animal to animal through prions, misfolded proteins that cause other proteins to misfold around them,” NPR reported. “Different prion diseases tend to only harm certain species, but can evolve to overcome those limitations.”
In some herds, as many as half of the animals carry prions.
But direct contact isn’t the only way prions are transmitted. According to The New York Times, sick animals and cadavers can spread prions through plants and soil, which could be coated with deformed proteins for years, perhaps even decades.
An animal infected with the disease can live two years before signs of symptoms -- such as a vacant stare, thick saliva, exposed ribs or drooping heads -- become visible.
There have been no reported human illnesses due to the disease, and scientists don’t have conclusive evidence that infected meat has ever harmed people, suggesting there is a “species barrier” between humans and deer.
Researchers led by Mark Zabel, associate director at Colorado State University’s Prion Research Center, found that macaque monkeys who ate infected deer contracted the disease, the first time the disease was shown to spread to a primate through meat.
"While most research shows there's a robust species barrier, this recent study showed that barrier might not be quite as robust as we once thought," Matt Dunfee, head of the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliancein Fort Collins, Colorado, told NPR.
Zabel and his team also found that the prions involved in the “zombie disease,” which scientists have only known about for 50 years, are probably still evolving, “which leads us to believe it's only a matter of time before a prion emerges that can spread to humans,” NPR reported.
Mad cow disease, for example, is a prion disease that evolved from scrapie, a deadly disease that afflicts sheep. Once the prions were passed to cows, the cows developed a prion disease of their own (mad cow disease). And when humans ate the beef from those sick cows, they developed prions in their own brains. As of 2016, according to the Food and Drug Administration, 231 people had died from the condition.
Zabel believes the only way to get rid of CWD prions is to set controlled fires. But “there’s a lot that we still don’t know and don’t understand about the disease,” Zabel said in an interview with The New York Times.
According to Michael Miller, senior wildlife veterinarian for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, mule deer transmission more than tripled toward the end of 2017, and CWD continues to be prevalent in Colorado.
Public health officials in the area have been monitoring for CWD and human brain-wasting diseases, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
But over the past 21 years, rising rates of both diseases haven’t impacted human health.
Still, as a precaution, Dunfee told NPR, "if you are hunting in an area where CWD is found, have your animal tested. If it comes back positive, don't eat the meat."