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Actress Rachel Brosnahan pays tribute to late aunt Kate Spade

Actress Rachel Brosnahan remembered her aunt Kate Spade as “effervescent” on Wednesday, one day after the 55-year-old fashion designer was found dead in her New York City apartment.

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The fashion brand Spade founded, Kate Spade New York, confirmed in a statement Tuesday that the iconic designer died.

>> Fashion designer Kate Spade dies

“Knowing Katy, this is how she would want to be remembered,” Brosnahan wrote Wednesday in a post on Instagram. The Golden Globe-winning actress shared a short video of Kate Spade smiling up at her husband, Andy Spade, as the couple danced to mariachi music.

“She had a light that words can’t capture but touched everyone she came into contact with,” Brosnahan wrote. “She was exceedingly kind, beautifully sensitive, insanely talented, funny as heck and one of the most generous people I have ever known.”

>> Actor David Spade remembers late sister-in-law Kate Spade: 'She was so sharp'

Police told The Associated Press that a housekeeper found Kate Spade dead Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide.

“She was effervescent,” Brosnahan wrote. “Hug your loved ones extra tight today.”

Kate Spade is survived by her husband and their 13-year-old daughter.

Delaware Burger King temporarily closed after video shows rodents in bag of buns

A Delaware Burger King is facing a whopper of a problem after a now-viral video captured unwelcome four-legged guests frolicking in a bag of buns.

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According to KYW-TV, state health officials have temporarily closed a Wilmington location of the popular fast food chain after a video of rodents scurrying across the rolls circulated on Facebook last week.

"Don't go to Burger King on 202," Shantel Johnson captioned the video, which has been viewed more than 740,000 times since it was posted Thursday.

>> Watch the video here

Officials began investigating the restaurant at 2802 Concord Pike on Friday and found mouse droppings on food and near equipment, KYW reported. The location will be closed until it meets health inspection requirements.

Burger King told KYW that it is taking the "isolated incident" seriously. 

"Food safety and hygiene is always a top priority for us," the chain said in a statement. "We have already contacted the Franchisee, who independently owns and operates the location, to investigate this matter and ensure they take the appropriate measures. We can confirm that the Restaurant is temporarily closed and will reopen once this issue is addressed."

Read more here.

Disney to donate $100 million to children’s hospitals worldwide

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck brought Disney Magic Monday to those who could probably need it the most - patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Along with well wishes and smiles for patients and their families, Disney characters, accompanied by CEO Bob Iger, came bearing gifts of toys for the children, KABC reported.

It was part of Disney’s initiative to donate $100 million worth of the magic that is Disney to children’s hospitals across the globe over the next fire years.

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But it’s not the toys that will help hospitals, the money will go to help improve how children’s hospitals work, KABC reported.

The company said it has a five-year plan to support children’s hospitals, continuing to follow in Walt Disney’s footsteps.

“Disney’s timeless stories have touched hearts and lifted spirits for generations, and we believe we can bring comfort to children and families going through a very difficult time,” Iger said. “Using the powerful combination of our beloved characters and legendary creativity, we’re planning to transform the patient experience in children’s hospitals around the world - creating a personalized and engaging atmosphere that will inspire young patients and ease the stress of a hospital stay.”

As part of the changes, Disney will be spearheading the following through its “Team of Heroes” program:

  • An RFID system that will help patients customize their visit. They will be able to select their favorite characters and will unlock experiences like “enchanted” artwork.
  • Treatment and patient rooms will be themed and will offer in-room entertainment.
  • Play carts will be stocked with games and activities.
  • First-run Disney movies and shows in both in-room and pop-up theaters.
  • Disney customer experience training for doctors, nurses and staff. 

Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston is the first hospital to adopt the new Disney hospital experiences.

Blue Bell's Southern Blackberry Cobbler ice cream flavor hits stores for limited time

Just as temperatures are starting to soar, Blue Bell is bringing back another limited-edition ice cream flavor to help you cool down.

According to KDFW, the Brenham, Texas-based creamery announced the return of its Southern Blackberry Cobbler flavor Monday.

>> PREVIOUSLY: Blue Bell unveils Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough ice cream

"Ring the dessert bell!" the company tweeted Monday morning. "Southern Blackberry Cobbler is a creamy ice cream with a luscious blackberry flavor combined with flaky pie crust pieces and a blackberry sauce swirl. In stores beginning today!"

>> See the tweet here

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Ice cream lovers can can get the flavor by the pint or half-gallon, the Houston Chronicle reported. A half-cup serving has 180 calories, 9 grams of fat and 17 grams of sugar, according to the Blue Bell website.

Learn more here.

Get right beat for CPR using ‘La Macarena’ or smartphone app, study says

Could the song “La Macarena” be the key to saving a life? A new study out of Spain says that either a song like “La Macarena” or a smartphone app to time chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation could be the answer.

The study was authored by professor Enrique Carrero Cardenal and his colleagues at the University of Barcelona, Hospital Clinic Barcelona and Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain, Science Daily reported.

The research was given at the Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. recently.

The study took a look at using either a smartphone metronome application or a musical metronome to help get a regular rhythm to time compressions.

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They chose 164 medical students to do chest compressions on a mannequin for two minutes. A control group had no guidance. One group had an app to help time beats. The third group used the song, and had to prove to the scientists that they knew the tune, Science Daily reported.

The study found that the teams that used either the app or the song had a higher rate of being in the target zone of 100-120 beats per minute than the control group. 

The group using the app had the best quality of compression, but there was a delay before performing the first compression. The song offered increased the rate, but not the depth of the compression. The app was found more effective after the starting delay.

The idea mimics the advice of using another popular ‘70s song to help time the beats of chest compressions. Heart.org says sing “Stayin’ Alive” to yourself while doing chest compressions. The song has at least 100 beats a minute, The Washington Post reported in the past

“La Macarena” was released in 1995 by Los del Rio and is one of the most famous songs in Spain, The Guardian reported.

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller confirms battle with cancer

Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller finished her federal prison sentence, but now she has a much tougher trial ahead.

>> On WPXI.com: 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with cancer, doctors say

Miller, who was released on Friday from a federal reentry center after serving most of a 366-day sentence for bankruptcy fraud, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last month, according to People magazine, which also reported she needed emergency spinal surgery.

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In an Instagram post this weekend, Miller confirmed that report

“Now I have to handle the aftermath/ treatment/ physical rehabilitation of 10 hour emergency spine surgery to remove a mass from strangling my spinal cord and the horrible severity of what that mass turned out to be!” she wrote.

>> See the post here

Two days later, she posted again, this time appearing in a photo in a hospital room, where she was joined by JoJo Siwa, who appeared on “Dance Moms” with Miller and is now a singer and Nickelodeon star.

“So glad @itsjojosiwa came to visit me today! The whole fam was there to wish me well! Thank you to the Siwa Family for all the beautiful gifts and real popcorn from the movie theater too!” she wrote.

>> See the post here

Siwa posted similar photos the same day, including one of Miller holding an oversized check for $10,000.

“When I went to visit Abby I gave her lots of surprises, But the best surprise there was happened with the help of @imadanceragainstcancer. We gave Abby a donation of $10,000!” Siwa wrote.

>> See the post here

WATCH: Woman rescues ducklings from storm drain in heartwarming viral video

A Tennessee woman has gone viral for all the right reasons.

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Shara Fenell told WHBQ that she was walking in downtown Memphis on Memorial Day near the Peabody Hotel when she heard a noise. She said she wasn't sure what the noise was at first or where it was coming from, until she looked in a storm drain.

>> Watch the video here

When Fenell looked down, she saw about eight ducklings. She and her friend noticed the mother duck walking around the drain trying to do something.

>> On WPXI.com: Ducklings fall into sewer, officer climbs in after them

What Fenell decided to do next made her go viral.

She jumped into the drain and saved the ducklings. She lifted them one by one to a good Samaritan.

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Fenell told WHBQ that she made sure the ducklings and their mother crossed the street safely.

Great work, Shara Fenell!

>> See her Facebook post here

Twins born Memorial Day weekend celebrate 'cookout style' in adorable costumes

Twins born at Pittsburgh's Washington Health System Washington Hospital over Memorial Day weekend were dressed to impress.

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The hospital wrote on Facebook: "We know everyone was honoring the brave men and women that have served and sacrificed for our country on Memorial Day with cookouts and spending time with family. Even our newborns were celebrating 'cookout style' over the weekend!"

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Birth control pill recall: Taytulla packaging error could lead to unintended pregnancy

Drugmaker Allergan has issued a recall for a popular birth control pill over a packaging error that could lead to unintended pregnancy.

According to a news release Tuesday, Allergan is recalling one lot of Taytulla birth control pills because capsules were placed in the wrong order. The recalled products are from lot No. 5620706 and have a May 2019 expiration date.

"Allergan recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample pack of Taytulla," the release said. "Specifically, the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules."

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When correctly packaged, the four placebo pills appear after the 24 active pills.

"As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy," the release said. "The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the capsules out of order."

If you have a package of the recalled pills, which were distributed to health care providers, you should your their doctor and return the item, the news release said. If you have questions, please contact your doctor or call Allergan at 1-800-678-1605 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Copperhead snake bites 6-year-old boy on family trip

A family trip to Georgia's Lake Burton over the weekend turned terrifying for a Fulton County family after a copperhead snake bit their 6-year-old son, Ford.

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The boy was throwing rocks near the water and some bushes when, he said, he got too close to a hidden 2-foot-long snake.

>> Rattlesnake slithers into Texas house through dog door

"I didn't know it, but the snake was inside the bush, and the snake popped out, and it bit me on the pinkie," Ford O'Neill told WSB-TV.

For Ford's parents, the mission was clear when he was bit.

"I grabbed him, scooped him up, ran to the house and called 911," said Ford's father.

Ford's parents said he never panicked because snakes are his favorite reptile.

"We asked him. We said, 'What do we do Ford?' He said, 'I gotta keep my hand below my heart. I have to slow my heart rate.' He knew all the steps," said Ford's father.

At Lake Burton, paramedics loaded Ford into a helicopter. When he arrived at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, he needed nine bags of anti-venom because the swelling kept increasing, his parents said.

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His family said he fought hard to get through the pain until he improved enough for doctors to release him Tuesday.

"He's a soldier. I mean, he didn't shed a tear until they took the IV out. The whole time, he's been -- God was with him for sure," said Ford's father.

The child is recovering, waiting for the time when he can play with his friends again. Ford told WSB-TV that he feels good and has no plans to be within reach of any more snakes.

Dr. Scott Batchelor, with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, said copperhead bites are the most common, and the mistakes parents sometimes make when their child gets bitten can make things worse.

"Do not put a tourniquet around the wound. Do not cut into the wound with any kind wound, with any kind of blade," said Batchelor.

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