Do you return your shopping cart? A psychologist’s answer on TikTok enraged thousands

Of all the decisions faced during a trip to the grocery store — paper, plastic or reusable bags? self-checkout or human interaction? — one has emerged as the most contentious. Where do you leave your cart at the end of the shopping trip? It’s become a cart conundrum of sorts. Leslie Dobson, a Los Angeles-based clinical and forensic psychologist, shared her answer in a video posted on TikTok and Instagram last week that’s generated more than 11 million views as of Monday and a whole litany of backlash. “I’m not returning my shopping cart and you can judge me all you want. I’m not getting my groceries into the car, getting my children into the car and then leaving them in the car to go return the cart. So if you’re going to give me a dirty look, f— off,” Dobson said using an expletive. The internet went off. People accused her of being an “entitled mom” and called her “lazy.” Others called her a “Karen” and some questioned why she doesn’t take her kids with her to return the cart or lock the car

Pat Sajak will bid farewell to ‘Wheel of Fortune’ this week. He’s ‘surprisingly OK’ with it

Pat Sajak isn’t too torn up over leaving “Wheel of Fortune” after hosting the game show for more than 40 years. Days before his final episode airs, Sajak said, “I’m surprisingly OK. “This was announced a long time ago, almost a year ago. So I’ve had time to sort of get used to it,” the longtime TV personality, 77, told his daughter Maggie Sajak in a recent interview. The father-daughter duo reflected on Pat Sajak’s “great” tenure and his impending “Wheel of Fortune” finale in a conversation published Monday by “Good Morning America.” “Wistful” about his career, he will host his final “Wheel” episode Friday, when the game show concludes its 41st season. Sajak announced his retirement last June, writing on X (formerly Twitter) that the current season would be his last. He began his “Wheel of Fortune” tenure in 1981, succeeding original host Chuck Woolery. “It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all,” Sajak said in his June 2023 missive. During his tenure, Sajak entertained generations of fans, inspired “Saturday Night Live”

Cowboys Hall of Fame offensive lineman Larry Allen dies suddenly at age 52

Larry Allen was an enormous man with unsurpassed talent and a ferocious demeanor on the football field. In 14 NFL seasons — 12 with the Dallas Cowboys, two with the San Francisco 49ers — he was a six-time All-Pro and 11-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman. “I hear people say Larry was the best offensive lineman in the game, and that’s just not right,” Cowboys teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Michael Irvin once said. “Larry was the best player in the league, and it wasn’t even close.” Yet Allen, who died suddenly Sunday at age 52 while on vacation with his family in Mexico, had fears rooted in his upbringing in Compton. At age 9, he was stabbed 12 times in the head and shoulder while defending his younger brother, Von, from an older boy whose mother had given him a knife. After enduring painful stitching of the wounds, Allen became so frightened of needles that he even refused Novocain before his dentist filled a cavity. As for the kid with the knife, though, Allen found him three months after the stabbing. “My mother said

2 homes damaged in San Miguel fire

Two homes were damaged by a fire on Monday in San Miguel. The fire was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m. along the 1100 block of K Street. According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the scene for a report of a suicidal subject who had set his house on fire. That person was detained. The fire is under investigation. This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, there are resources available. Call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, a free and confidential hotline offering 24/7 support.

Firefighters respond to vegetation fire near Buellton

Santa Barbara County firefighters are responding to a vegetation that broke out near Buellton Monday morning. The fire broke out at about 11:38 a.m. on the 1900 block of Jonata Park Road. Fire officials say the fire has burned five acres and is 20% contained. No one has been injured and no structures are threatened at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

2 Thermal Men Plead Guilty to Attempted Murder with a Shotgun

Two Thermal men are awaiting sentencing Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted murder stemming from a shooting near the Salton Sea. In addition to the attempted murder counts, Jesse Jordan Diaz, 32, entered guilty pleas Friday to two counts of assault with a gun and one count of shooting at a vehicle or dwelling, according to Thalia Hayden of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Co-defendant Victor Manuel Diaz, 35, pleaded guilty earlier to the same charges. A sentencing date was not immediately available. Jesse Diaz was arrested on a warrant after being charged in the May 25, 2021, shotgun shooting that left two people in a car wounded in an unincorporated area near the Salton Sea. A motive for the shooting was not released, and the victims were identified only as two adults. The severity of their injuries was not disclosed. Jesse Diaz was being held in lieu of $2 million bail, while Victor Diaz was being held on $1 million. It was unclear if the men are related. As part of his plea deal, Jesse Diaz had gun and great

UC Workers’ Strike Over Palestine Protests to Spread to Irvine

A rolling strike by unionized academic workers upset about the University of California’s response to pro-Palestinian protests at various campuses spread to two more campuses Monday, and will reach UC Irvine beginning Wednesday. Workers represented by United Auto Workers Local 4811 hit the picket lines Monday morning at UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara, with UC Irvine workers set to join the lines Wednesday. The wave of strikes initiallyh began at UC Santa Cruz, then spread last week to UCLA and UC Davis. According to the union, UAW represents 5,000 workers at UC Irvine and 8,000 at UC San Diego, along with 3,000 at UC Santa Barbara. The union has 31,500 members at all six of the universities now targeted by the strikes. “For the last month, UC has used and condoned violence against workers and students peacefully protesting on campus for peace and freedom in Palestine,” Rafael Jaime, president of UAW Local 4811, said last week in a statement. “Rather than put their energies into resolution, UC is attempting to halt the strike through legal procedures. They have not been successful, and this

South Africa’s Ramaphosa calls for unity after ANC loss

South Africa’s Ramaphosa calls for unity after ANC loss – CBS News Watch CBS News South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is calling for unity after the African National Congress party lost parliamentary majority for the first time in 30 years during the latest elections. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Atlanta works to restore water after main breaks

Atlanta works to restore water after main breaks – CBS News Watch CBS News The city of Atlanta is still working to restore water for thousands affected by the main breaks that occurred on Friday. Many residents remain under boil water notices. CBS News’ Dave Malkoff has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Is networking the best route to a new job?

Is networking the best route to a new job? – CBS News Watch CBS News New job applicants could be benefitting more from networking events or reaching out to their networks, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. Kyle M.K., a talent strategy adviser at Indeed, joins CBS News with more details on the trend. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

The 5 best riding lawn mowers in 2024

By Jason R. Rich Edited By Leslie Gornstein, Nina Bradley Updated on: June 3, 2024 / 4:56 PM EDT / Essentials CBS Essentials is created independently of the CBS News editorial staff. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. Troy-Bilt, John Deere One of the biggest responsibilities of living with a lawn is keeping it looking lush. And if your property is a decent size, a traditional push mower just won’t cut it (pun intended). That’s where a riding lawn mower (also called garden tractors) comes in handy. These mowers are ideal for typical home lawns from .75 acres and up. Based on the make and model riding mower you choose, most offer optional attachments, such as a mulching kit, bagger option for capturing clippings and leaves, the ability to easily spread seed and aerate your lawn, or a detachable snow plow (or snow blower) which make your investment something you’ll use year-round.  What is the best riding mower in 2024? Our team of lawn and garden experts has curated this roundup

‘Young Woman and the Sea’ review: Daisy Ridley navigates a shallow but rousing swimming pic

Based on Glenn Stout’s nonfiction account of the same title, “Young Woman and the Sea” gets by on the careful engineering of clichés, Daisy Ridley and a really good piece of irresistibly rousing history. In 1926, 20-year-old Gertrude Ederle, raised in a German immigrant household in New York City, swam the English Channel in 14 hours and 31 minutes. She bested the previous record-holder, a male, by two hours and became the first female athlete to make the crossing. Two million people turned out for her ticker-tape parade. President Calvin Coolidge called her “America’s best girl.” After decades and centuries of patriarchal whining about women, swimming and the galling impropriety of the words “women” and “swimming” in close proximity, Ederle’s feat changed the course of athletics. The movie tidies things up for its tour of Ederle’s life, focused by screenwriter Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” the forthcoming “Lion King” prequel “Mufasa”) on 15 or so of the subject’s first 20 years. Trudy, as Gertrude was called by some, initially was not the most talented swimmer in the family; her older sister, Meg, was.

Merging finances long after marriage? Here’s how to start

By Chanelle Bessette | NerdWallet Combining finances with a partner can happen at any stage of your relationship, even if you’ve been married to your partner for a long time. It can be a great opportunity for a couple to get on the same page about what they want their financial future to look like, especially when it comes to big considerations such as child care, homeownership and retirement. An academic study published in the Journal of Consumer Research in 2023 found that couples with joint bank accounts experience less financial conflict and greater harmony within their relationships. The study results indicated that couples who merged their finances had a strong sense of financial partnership. In contrast, couples with separate bank accounts tended to operate in a more “tit for tat” financial exchange. If you and your partner feel like it’s time to combine your finances, here’s how you can work toward merging your money. Taking the plunge on merging finances with your partner Perhaps you’ve kept your finances separate out of convenience, but now you’re getting tired of making online transfers to your partner

Grandma’s pasta salad recipe is a summer backyard bbq tradition

Growing up in my household, summer was synonymous with pasta salad. At every backyard barbecue, birthday or casual lunch, my grandma’s version is requested. And every friend that gives it a try begs for the recipe. Tri-color rotini pasta makes a bright base for a bounty of Italian toppings, (everything but the kitchen sink) like black and green olives, mozzarella, artichokes and pepperoni. The best part is seeing what ingredients picky people leave behind on their plates. My brother isn’t a fan of celery, while I usually leave the black olives behind. But each component is crucial to the formula. A couple of years ago, we made a cookbook featuring all of our grandmother’s recipes, and the most worn-out page is already the coveted pasta salad recipe. We pretty much eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and if one family member makes it for themselves, the rest come flocking with Tupperware in hand. I don’t remember a life without Anita Schneider’s pasta salad, and I don’t want to. So, if you want to be the MVP of your next summer party, test out the

Trump’s been convicted. Now Hunter Biden’s gun trial is set to start

Chris Strohm, Jef Feeley and Jordan Fabian | (TNS) Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden is set to become the first child of a sitting U.S. president tried for crimes, just days after the historic guilty verdict against Donald Trump — two events that may inject fresh uncertainty into the 2024 election. A jury was seated Monday in the first of two cases Hunter Biden has tried to avoid for years, both to stay out of prison and spare his father, President Joe Biden, political and personal turmoil as he runs for a second term most likely against Trump. The trial in Wilmington, Delaware, on three federal gun violations is expected to plumb the depths of the younger Biden’s drug use. During that period, prosecutors allege he lied about his substance abuse on a federal form to illegally purchase a firearm. Special Counsel David Weiss has indicated he plans to raise painful events from the Biden family’s past related to Hunter’s conduct and events that involve the president. Still, White House officials largely view the trial as a private matter for Biden’s son tied to

Psychoactive drugs are having a moment. The FDA will soon weigh in

Dawn Megli | (TNS) KFF Health News Lori Tipton is among the growing number of people who say that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, saved their lives. Raised in New Orleans by a mother with untreated bipolar disorder who later killed herself and two others, Tipton said she endured layers of trauma that eventually forced her to seek treatment for crippling anxiety and hypervigilance. For 10 years nothing helped, and she began to wonder if she was “unfixable.” Then she answered an ad for a clinical trial for MDMA-assisted therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Tipton said the results were immediate, and she is convinced the drug could help a lot of people. But even as regulators weigh approval of the first MDMA-based treatment, she’s worried that it won’t reach those who need it most. “The main thing that I’m always concerned about is just accessibility,” the 43-year-old nonprofit project manager said. “I don’t want to see this become just another expensive add-on therapy for people who can afford it when people are dying every day by their own hand because of PTSD.” MDMA is

L.A. Co. Supervisor Hahn hosts Pride flag raising ceremony in Downey after council banned them from city property 

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn held a Pride flag raising ceremony in Downey on Monday, weeks after the local city council voted to ban the flags on city property.  “There will be pride in Downey this June,” Supervisor Hahn said when she announced the ceremony in late May. “Despite the recent vote by the Downey City Council, I want out LGBTQ+ Downey residents to know they belong and that they are not only accepted but celebrated.”  The flag was raised on Monday morning at the L.A. County Office of Education in Downey. The education office is one of eight L.A. County properties in the city that will fly the flag for Pride month.  Watch a replay of the 2024 WeHo Pride Parade Last year, Hahn and Supervisor Lindsay Horvath authored a motion to fly the Pride flag at all county facilities during the month of June, which was passed by the Board of Supervisors.  Downey Mayor Mario Trujillo – who voted against the flag ban and serves on the Board of Directors for the L.A. County LGBTQ+ Elected Officials Association – praised Supervisor Hahn’s

Vin Diesel surprises 4-year-old fan who battled leukemia

Actor Vin Diesel surprised one of his biggest and most courageous fans at a Los Angeles racing event over the weekend. Diesel, who stars as Dominic Toretto in the “Fast & Furious” film franchise, made a stop at FuelFest, a music and racing and car enthusiast event held at the Irwindale Speedway, to meet and take photos with 4-year Colton Pursglove. Colton has been battling leukemia and was recently told he was in remission, according to event organizers. Vin Diesel (pictured at the Fast X Experience at Telemundo Center on May 5, 2023 in Doral, Florida via Getty Images) and Colton Pursglove (pictured on Oct. 31, 2024 in a photo shared by the Pursglove family). The 4-year-old has been a fan of Diesel and his racing films for years, and in 2023, he even dressed up as Toretto for Halloween. “When your 4 year old watches Fast & Furious movies on repeat and thinks he looks just like Dom, you gotta dress him up as his favorite movie character,” Colton’s mom, Jordan, wrote in a Halloween post on social media. WATCH: Tyrese Gibson and Cody

San Diego Padres player facing lifetime ban for alleged sports betting

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano is under investigation by Major League Baseball officials for allegedly violating the league’s gambling policy, according to multiple reports. Marcano, who joined the Padres in the offseason from the Pittsburgh Pirates and has spent the season thus far on the long-term injured list, has been accused of gambling on games shortly after sustaining a season-ending ACL injury in July of last year. In a statement, Padres officials said they were aware of the investigation “regarding a matter that occurred when the player in question was a member of another organization and not affiliated with the San Diego Padres.” “We will not have any further comment until the investigative process has been completed,” the statement continued. The 24-year-old was first signed to the Padres as an amateur free agent from Venezuela in 2016. He was traded to the Pirates in 2021 and returned to the Padres on waivers last November. Should he be found guilty of betting on baseball, Marcano could face a lifetime ban. According to the Wall Street Journal, who first reported on

Body found at foot of stairs at Sunset Cliffs

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Rescue crews were called out to Sunset Cliffs Monday morning for reports of a body at the bottom of the cliff. San Diego Fire-Rescue and San Diego Police responded to the scene just before 10 a.m. after a lifeguard called about a person who was not breathing near the foot of the stairs at the bottom of the cliff. Shark attack prompts beach closure in Del Mar SkyFOX was overhead as the rescue played out Monday morning. Police and fire personnel could be seen in the area with a ladder truck. Rescue crews in the area of Sunset Cliffs on Monday, June 3 after receiving reports of a person found unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs. (SkyFOX) Rescue crews in the area of Sunset Cliffs on Monday, June 3 after receiving reports of a person found unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs. (SkyFOX) No other information was immediately available. Southern California vegetation fire spreads across U.S.-Mexico border This story is developing. Stay with FOX 5/KUSI for the latest.

What experts say to do in the event of a shark attack

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Shark attacks in California are quite rare, but if an incident in Del Mar on Sunday that left a 46-year-old man injured is any indication, it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility when visiting the beach. Since 1950, there have been 213 shark incidents across all species, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife — the vast majority being non-fatal. Even with the growth of beach activities, officials note there has not been a proportional increase in shark incidents. Scientists say most of these interactions between human and shark are not predatory attempts, but rather exploratory bites in the course of investigating unusual objects in their environment. The remainder are believed to be caused by a shark mistaking a person for their usual prey. While experts say staying out of the ocean is the only guaranteed method of avoiding it, there are things that beachgoers should know about the sharks that reside in San Diego’s coastal waters and what to do if they end up interacting with one. San Diego lifeguard determined to return to work