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    7 ways to boost your happiness

    Americans will spend about $550 million on self-help books this year and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers. Obviously, many of us are on a quest for happiness. I get it. We all want, and deserve, that sense of well-being. But save your money. Achieving happiness is easier than you may think. We all experience emotional highs throughout our lives — with a job promotion, on our wedding day, with the birth of a child. But these moments only […]

  • An Iraq war veteran who was arrested after jumping a White House fence suffers from PTSD, his former stepson told CNN Sunday.

    White House fence jumper has PTSD, former stepson says

    WASHINGTON — An Iraq war veteran who was arrested after jumping a White House fence suffers from PTSD, his former stepson told CNN Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, dressed in a Pokeman hat, hopped the north fence Friday and sprinted just past the north portico White House doors when he was stopped, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. The veteran carried in his pants pocket a Spyderco VG-10 folding knife with a 3-and-a-half inch serrated blade, according to an affidavit. A Secret […]

  • Police plead for help to find missing Virginia student Hannah Graham

    Police plead for help to find missing Virginia student Hannah Graham

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The father of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham held up his daughter’s favorite stuffed rabbit for reporters to see. It was given to her by one of his friends when she was a baby, and it became her constant companion and friend. The rabbit disappeared for a few months when Graham was around 3, he said, but eventually was found and returned. “All we want to do now is to bring Hannah home safely, and […]

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    ‘Honey Boo Boo’ breakup: Mama June, Sugar Bear split

    Honey Boo Boo’s parents are calling it quits. June Shannon and Mike Thompson — a.k.a Mama June and Sugar Bear on the hit TLC reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” — revealed Friday that they are separating. “Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship,” the mother of 9-year-old beauty pageant contestant Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) said in a statement to TMZ. “We are taking things day […]

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    NYC beer cruise canned after ship runs aground near the Statue of Liberty

    NEW YORK — A beer-tasting cruise around New York’s Lower Manhattan fizzled Saturday when the tour company’s sailboat ran aground near the Statue of Liberty. None of the 121 passengers and nine crew members suffered injuries, CNN affiliate WABC reported, but it took about an hour and a half for the Coast Guard, fire department, police and the National Park Service to get the passengers back to land. “He got stuck on the reef, and then all of a sudden […]

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    Two security incidents in 24 hours raise concerns at the White House

    WASHINGTON — The world’s focus is on security concerns in the Middle East, but in Washington, the weekend’s events are calling attention to security concerns right at the White House doorstep. Details continue to emerge about two security incidents at the White House in less than 24 hours. Secret Service spokesperson Brian Leary told CNN one man was carrying a weapon and made it into the doors of the White House. In the second incident, a man attempted to enter […]

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    Fraternity investigated over ‘date rape’ drug allegations

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put “date rape” drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police. Police started investigating after three women and a man were hospitalized after consuming drinks at the September 12 party at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house, the search warrant said. The warrants sought, among other things, drugs that cause loss of memory or “other intoxicating effects.” […]

  • Launch brings new technology that could change life in space

    Launch brings new technology that could change life in space

    A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a 3-D printer that could change life on the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 1:52 a.m. ET. It will arrive on Tuesday, bringing other cargo as well, including 20 mice and elements for 255 scientific experiments aboard the ISS. “There’s nothing like a good launch, it’s just fantastic,” said Hans Koenigsman, vice president of Mission Assurance for SpaceX. “From what I can tell, […]

  • Anthony Kelly (left) and Ted Kelly (right) were arrested after allegedly fighting over okra. (Photos: Spartanburg Detention Center)

    SC brothers accused of attacking each other in fight over stolen okra

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WHNS) — When one man accused his brother of stealing okra from his garden, a fight broke out and injured them both, according to Spartanburg police. Police were called to the brothers’ Edwards Road home on Thursday afternoon about a disturbance and arrived to find Anthony Kelly and Ted Kelly with scratches on their arms. According to the police report, Anthony Kelly confronted his brother about the theft, who in turn hit him with a stick. Ted Kelly […]

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    GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

    NEW YORK — Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors’ recall tally. On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles. GM said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities because of the issue. The affected cars are model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans. (An additional 16,249 vehicles are being recalled worldwide.) It’s the latest in […]

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    ‘A peaceful, selfless man': Wife of captive begs ISIS to let him go

    LONDON — The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a “peaceful, selfless man” who was only in Syria to help people in need. “I cannot see how it could assist any state’s cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” Barbara Henning said, according to a message released by the UK Foreign Office. ISIS refers to itself as “the Islamic State.” Alan Henning, a taxi […]

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    Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen dies

    Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said. Bergen — who was 84, according to her profile on IMDb.com — died peacefully at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, on Saturday morning, publicist Judy Katz said in a statement. She was surrounded by her family, longtime manager and friends. The Tennessee native first appeared on screen in the 1949 Western “Across the Rio Grande.” She had notable roles in the […]

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