Hey, short listers. There's a lot of news today, so let's dive in. It's Ashley Shaffer with Tuesday's top stories.
But first, ever forgot something in an Uber? You're not alone. People have left behind 8-week-old chihuahua, a full set of 18k gold teeth and a full fish tank (complete with fish and water).
The tornado's youngest victim: Age 6
Seven people in one family were declared victims of a monstrous tornado that hit the weekend, one of 18 that struck Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. So far 23 victims have been identified, with the youngest fatality believed to be 6-year-old Armando "A.J." Hernandez. President Donald Trump said he wants to go to Alabama.
Gabe and Brandi O'Neal embrace outside the Buck Wild Saloon after it was destroyed by a tornado March 4, 2019 at Smith Station, Ala. (Photo: Jessica McGowan, Getty Images)
Kylie Jenner is
While I can not keep track of a single tube of lip balm for more than a few hours, 21-year -old Kylie Jenner was just named the youngest self-made billionaire. Forbes announced Tuesday that Jenner officially surpassed Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who was 23 when he hit the billion-dollar mark. Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, started Kylie Cosmetics in 2015. Forbes estimates the company is worth over $ 900 million alone. In comparison, Jenner's 38-year-old half-sister, Kim Kardashian West, is worth roughly $ 350 million last July, Forbes estimates. Many have been less than congratulatory about Jenner's new title.
Kylie Jenner arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS, AFP / Getty Images)
HIV cured? Possibly
A London patient is HIV-free in what appears to be an astounding case, doctors announced this week – the second person ever known to be cured of the virus. The patient, diagnosed in 2003, received a stem-cell transplant from a donor with a rare mutation that allows Hodgkin's lymphoma, doctors say. Hey so underwent chemotherapy. According to tests, the patient has been HIV-free, in remission, for 18 months. In a research letter in the peer-reviewed journal Nature, the patient cured of HIV in 2007 was not anomaly and that HIV remission is possible.
Guns for the mentally ill? Trump lifts ban
President Trump kills a tight-fitting background on Tuesday checks, signing a bill to Obama at Obama-era executive action. This rule is required to be used by the FBI database to determine firearm purchases under the 1993 Brady Bill. But congressional Republicans said they could not be responsible for those with mental-health issues. The Obama-era rule followed the San Bernardino shootings in 2015.
Alcohol, drug and suicide deaths hit all-time high
The national rate for deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide rose from 43.9 to 46.6 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017, a 6 percent increase, according to an analysis. Deaths from suicides rose from 13.9 to 14.5 deaths per 100,000, a 4 percent increase.
Hillary Clinton settles it: 'I'm not running'
The 2016 Democratic nominee makes it clear in a Monday interview. Clinton has said she was not running for president again, but rumors have persisted. So, I repeat: She's not running.
Hillary Clinton (Photo: USA TODAY)
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