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'Little People, Big World' star Matt Roloff makes announcement about his love life

Matt Roloff is dating again.

On Sunday, the “Little People, Big World” patriarch shared a photo confirming he has a new woman in his life.

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“Broke away for a day of relaxing at the beautiful Oregon coast. Is anybody else doing something special this spring break? Love love to you all,” he shared alongside the post of himself with his new lady love.

In the comments section, Roloff even replied to a fan, confirming he is now dating again.

“Yes. Caryn and I are now dating. It’s very exciting to such a wonderful persons [sic] be a positive companion in my life,” he wrote.

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Caryn reportedly helped manage the Roloff farm at one point, which means Roloff’s ex-wife, Amy Roloff, knows her, too. Amy Roloff has also moved on since splitting from Matt and recently confirmed she has been dating a real estate agent named Chris.

“We’re officially dating, yes. It’s been fun! Amy and I are getting along great,” Chris told Radar Online in January.

The Roloffs were married for nearly 27 years before deciding to end their marriage in 2015. Despite the demise of their relationship, they continue to work together on their family farm and film their reality series.

(H/T Inquistr)

Woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Police arrested a Florida woman Friday on a disorderly intoxication charge at Mar-a-Lago after Palm Beach police said she tried to rush toward a Secret Service-restricted zone inside the club and was talking to empty cars.

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Amanda Ayres Kerwin, 37, is charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors, according to a police report.

The report said a Mar-a-Lago security guard saw Kerwin stumble toward an exit and tried to escort her outside late Friday.

She insisted her friends were inside, and the guard brought her back inside.

Kerwin then rushed toward a Secret Service restricted area, “which was perceived as a danger to another person,” the report stated.

A few hours earlier, first lady Melania Trump made an appearance at the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner, which drew nearly 700 people to the club. The report didn’t say if Kerwin was attending the event or if she is a club member.

After Kerwin tried to rush into the security zone, Secret Service agents escorted her outside and police were summoned.

When Officer Alexander Tfank arrived shortly before 11 p.m., he smelled alcohol on Kerwin’s breath, according to the report. Kerwin was yelling profanity at one of the security guards, was talking to unoccupied vehicles and was making “incoherent statements,” the report said.

At 11:23 p.m., officers took Kerwin to the Palm Beach Police Department, where she refused to get into a holding cell, according to the report. They eventually shut the door and later took Kerwin to the Palm Beach County Jail.

According to jail records, Kerwin was released on her own recognizance Saturday. She could not be reached for comment.

Man stabbed during fight over loud music, police say

 An Ohio man has been accused of stabbing his roommate after an alleged fight over loud music.

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Wayne Skaggs, 53 of Springfield, appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday on a felonious assault charge. He pleaded not guilty.

Police alleged he stabbed Doug Vance, also of Springfield, on March 16. According to court records, Skaggs allegedly became angry at Vance for playing music too loud at their home in the 1300 block of Cedarview Drive West in Springfield.

Officers were first called to the home shortly after midnight after Skaggs reportedly locked Vance out of the house they share. Skaggs then agreed to let Vance back in if he turned the music down, police said.

Officers were called back to the house a short time later and found Vance with stab wounds to his neck and arm. The men had begun arguing again shortly after officers had left, police said, and Skaggs allegedly stabbed Vance.

As Skaggs was being detained, he allegedly yelled to a neighbor that he had stabbed someone and was going to jail, police said.

Officers said they found a knife in an upstairs bedroom and another knife outside the home.

If convicted, Skaggs could face up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

What is WhatsApp? 5 things to know about the popular messaging app

According to British press reports, the assailant involved in last week’s London terror attack that left three pedestrians and one police officer dead — and dozens more wounded — used WhatsApp just minutes before the rampage.

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But because the messages sent by and to attacker Khalid Masood are encrypted by the popular messaging app, officials are unable to access them.

“We need to make sure that organizations like WhatsApp — and there are plenty of others like that — don’t provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other,” Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd said in multiple interviews Sunday.

>> Related: London terror attack: What we know

Whether you use the app or not, here are some things to know about WhatsApp and the encryption debate:

What is WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app with end-to-end encrypted instant messaging that can be used on various platforms, including Android, iPhone and Windows smartphones, and Mac or Windows PCs.

Created in 2009 and later acquired by Facebook in 2014, the app uses your phone's internet connection to send messages so you can avoid texting fees.

What can you do with the app?

In addition to making calls, sending messages, photos, videos, files and voice messages to individuals or groups, WhatsApp rolled out some new features in 2017.

Now, the app includes a Snapchat story-like feature, which allows users to update their “status” using pictures, GIFs and videos.

You can also swipe up to reply to your friends’ statuses.

Who uses it?

According to Facebook’s earnings call on Feb 2, 2017, WhatsApp had 1.2 billion monthly active users, Statista reported.

The popular messaging app is used by people in more than 180 countries around the world.

What is end-to-end encryption?

End-to-end encryption is a security system in which only the sender and the recipient can read their own messages. In fact, even WhatsApp can’t access user messages.

Apple’s iMessage also uses end-to-end encryption.

What is the debate around ending end-to-end encryption?

Following the London terror attack, Home Secretary Amber Rudd called for WhatsApp and other encrypted services to offer a "back door" system for officials, AP reported.

In 2015, following the San Bernardino, California shooting that left 14 dead, the FBI requested Apple for the passcodes needed to unlock an iPhone used by one of the perpetrators.

But Apple and other tech industry giants, as well as privacy advocates, say creating security loopholes would be dangerous as it opens the door to cybercriminals, too.

>> Related: Apple CEO Tim Cook: We oppose this order 

While tech companies should help officials when possible, the help should be requested through warrants where the process is both properly regulated and monitored, Jim Killock, executive director of Open Rights Group, told Newsweek.

“Compelling companies to put backdoors into encrypted services would make millions of ordinary people less secure online. We all rely on encryption to protect our ability to communicate, shop and bank safely,” he said.

Puppy’s chances improve after being brought in with mouth bound shut

Veterinarians say the prognosis of a puppy brought in to a Florida animal center over the weekend with its mouth bound shut has improved.

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Pixie, a 7-pound Yorkshire Terrier mix, has been able to eat small amounts of food, Paws 2 Help founder Eve Van Engel said Monday.

“When they came in this morning, you’d think we’d won the lottery,” Van Engel said, describing the staff’s excitement over Pixie’s improvement. “(At first) she wouldn’t eat, couldn’t eat. Last night she ate some food. This morning she ate a whole jar of Gerber baby food.”

Dr. Lisa Matthews said necrotic tissue still has to be removed from around Pixie’s snout and the dog is receiving pain medication and antibiotics.

>> Related: Dog’s snout bound so tightly to stop barking, gangrene could kill it 

“But she’s already so much better than she was Saturday afternoon when she came in,” Matthews said. “I wasn’t real hopeful Saturday afternoon but I feel a lot better today after seeing her.”

Pixie had an elastic hair tie around her snout that cut a 3/4-inch-deep gash between her eyes and nose, Paws 2 Help founder Eve Van Engel said late Sunday.

The wound was so gangrenous that the little dog “smelled like horse manure” when she was dropped off, Van Engel said, and it’s unknown when the dog last ate.

Who bound the dog’s mouth shut is unclear.

Vandal throws Bible, rocks, into Colorado Islamic Center

Police are investigating after a vandal targeted the Islamic Center of Fort Collins in Colorado over the weekend, breaking glass and throwing a Bible into the center’s prayer room.

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The attack drew condemnation from police, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and hundreds of Fort Collins residents, who took to the streets Sunday in support of the religious center.

“This incident has a very real impact on our Muslim friends and neighbors,” Fort Collins police Chief John Hutto said in a statement. “The criminal act against their sacred space is unacceptable.”

Police on Monday released images of the vandal, described as a man in his late teens or early 20s. He overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into the center around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Surveillance footage released by police appeared to show the man trying to get inside the building. The Islamic Center said in a Facebook post that the man had a screwdriver with him.

“He tried to break in using a screwdriver, kicking at the door,” the center’s president, Tawfik Aboellail, told The Denver Post. “Finally he broke two back doors with five-pound rocks. … Thank God no one was here.”

Police said they are investigating the case as a “bias-motivated crime.” Under Colorado law, such a crime is committed when, among other things, a person damages another person’s property based on the other person’s “actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.”

“The Bible being thrown into the prayer hall is a message in itself,” Aboellail told the Post. “We are peaceful people. We love our Christian and Jewish brothers. We don’t have any problems with anyone.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations called for the case to be designated a hate crime in a statement released Sunday. The group said it has tracked 34 other similar cases this year targeting mosques in more than 11 states.

Police continued to investigate Monday.

Spinach leaf turned into beating heart tissue, scientists say 

Researchers at the Massachusetts’ Worcester Polytechnic Institute have turned spinach leaves into human heart tissue, using the vein network in the spinach leaf to carry blood, similar to the blood vessel network in the heart. 

They stripped the spinach leaves of plant cells, replacing them with human heart tissue that beat for up to three weeks.

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“We have a lot more work to do, but so far this is very promising,” WPI biomedical engineering professor and study author Glenn Gaudette said in a press release on the study results. 

“Adapting abundant plants that farmers have been cultivating for thousands of years for use in tissue engineering could solve a host of problems limiting the field,” Gaudette added.

The demand for healthy heart muscles for heart attack victims and for heart transplants cannot keep up with the supply. 

Almost 120,000 Americans are on the national transplant list, and 22 die every day waiting for an organ, according to government statistics. Every year, the number of people on the waiting list increases, as well.

Scientists looked at current bioengineering techniques, including 3-D printing, as a possible solution for creating a new heart, for example, WPI officials said, but, they “can’t fabricate the branching network of blood vessels down to the capillary scale that are required to deliver the oxygen, nutrients, and essential molecules required for proper tissue growth.”

In addition to spinach, scientists are also studying other plants, like parsley and sweet wormwood, which they believe may also have medical value in tissue regeneration studies.

The study was published in the journal Biomaterials.

 

Ivanka Trump’s son turns 1

Monday marks the first birthday of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s youngest son, Theodore James.

To mark the occasion, Trump shared a moment from Theodore’s first few hours on Earth.

“One year ago today, little Theodore was born, expanding both our family and our hearts! This little boy is pure sunshine! Happy birthday baby boy!” she captioned the photo.

Girl suffers severe burns doing popular DIY science project

An 11-year-old Massachusetts girl suffered second- and third-degree burns this month after being exposed to an ingredient in a popular do-it-yourself science project for children.

Siobhan Quinn, of Rockland, is speaking out about the danger after her daughter, Kathleen, was burned making homemade slime, or “gak,” that is popular with science-minded children, WCVB in Boston reported. Quinn said she was happy when her daughter decided to do something educational.

“I thought it was great,” Quinn told the news station. “I encouraged it, bought all the stuff. And when they were gone, I bought more. She was being a little scientist.”

Kathleen’s foray into science came with a painful price. The girl was at a sleepover the weekend of March 18 when she woke up in agonizing pain. 

“It felt, like, really hot and tingly,” Kathleen told WCVB

The next day, a weeping Kathleen had ugly and painful blisters all over her fingers. Quinn took her to Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, where she was diagnosed with the burns. 

Doctors told Quinn the burns were the result of prolonged exposure to Borax. 

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Borax, a detergent and household cleaner, consists of sodium tetraborate, a mineral used in a number of household products. With a low toxicity, Borax is considered relatively safe and is used in recipes for natural cleaners. 

It is also one of the main ingredients in multiple recipes for homemade slime or “gak” found online. 

Quinn said other mothers have told her that their children have used Borax to make slime “a million times” with no ill effects. 

“We made it a million times, too, and nothing happened,” Quinn told WCVB

The concerned mother is not the first to speak out about the dangers of making homemade slime. Rebekha D’Stephano of Manchester, England, told the Manchester Evening News earlier this month that her 10-year-old daughter, Deejay Jemmett, suffered chemical burns to her hands after making “unicorn slime.” 

Though the recipe Deejay found online called for Borax, it is not easy to find in the United Kingdom because it can cause eye irritation or damage a person’s fertility, the Evening News reported. Deejay used a laundry detergent instead.

“Within 48 hours, her skin had started to peel off,” D’Stephano told the newspaper. “From there it got worse.”

Deejay’s chemical burns got her a referral to a plastic surgeon, her mother said. 

Both mothers have shared their stories in the hopes of making parents more aware of what can happen when making the concoction. D’Stephano said that the videos her daughter found on YouTube showing how to make slime bore no safety warnings.

Quinn said she feels ‘terrible” after watching Kathleen suffer through the burns, which caused her to miss a week of school.  

“I feel like the worst mother,” she said

YouTube also has multiple videos on making slime without the use of Borax. 

9-year-old calls 911 after babysitter, girlfriend overdose

An Ohio child called 911 after her babysitter and the sitter’s girlfriend overdosed on drugs Sunday afternoon, according to a Dayton Police incident report.

The 9-year-old girl reported she was in an apartment with her two younger siblings, and 

her mother was on her way home, but it would take about an hour for her to reach them. 

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Officers and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene.

“We were greeted at the door by two small children with tears running down their faces,” wrote the reporting police officer in the incident report. 

Police and medics located two unresponsive women when they arrived. One was halfway in the living room near the children. The other was in an area near the kitchen and bathroom. 

The women were identified as Leslie Harbarger, 45, and Angela Benda, 47. Both overdose victims were revived with Narcan.

Benda and Harbarger were transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. 

“It should be noted that fire crews used every dose of Narcan they were carrying and I had to give two doses of my issued Narcan,” the reporting officer wrote. 

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According to police, Benda reported she ingested one heroin cap. Harbarger denied taking heroin, but said was known to abuse her prescription medication. 

Montgomery County Children Services was notified about the incident. 

A summons was issued for the two women in lieu of an arrest.

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