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    Drew Barrymore speaks out after half-sister found dead

    NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead early Tuesday morning. Jessica Barrymore, 47, was found in her vehicle on a street in National City, California, near San Diego, the San Diego County Medical Examiner said in a report. According to San Diego TV station KGTV, a resident noticed Barrymore at the wheel of a car blocking her driveway around 6 a.m. Tuesday. When the resident went to check on her, Barrymore did […]

  • Military landing craft goes on public auction at Ft. Eustis; Bidding starts at $25

    Military landing craft goes on public auction; bidding starts at $25

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (WTKR) — If you’ve ever wanted your own military landing craft do have some good news for you. The Defense Department is auctioning a Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM-8) boat, used exclusively by the U.S. Military, on its online auction site GovernmentLiquidation.com. The starting bid is $25. Bidding runs from Wednesday, July 30 at 12AM ET until Friday August 1 at 5PM ET. The landing craft was used by amphibious forces to transport cargo, vehicles and troops from […]

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    ‘Brutally honest’ cover letter lands recent graduate dream job

    NEW YORK — For fresh-faced college graduates looking to land that first job, standing out from the crowd is never easy. Matthew Ross did just that. In January 2013 he penned a now famous email cover letter to a managing director at Wall Street firm Duff and Phelps asking for an internship. In it, he said he “won’t waste your time inflating my credentials, throwing around exaggerated job titles, or feeding you a line of crap about how my past […]

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    SC city makes list of 10 best cities in the world

    Thailand’s recent political troubles may have worked in Japan’s favor when it came to this year’s Travel + Leisure awards, with Kyoto knocking Bangkok off its spot at the top of the magazine’s world’s best cities list. The Thai capital, which was placed under curfew earlier this year during a military coup, is nowhere to be seen in this year’s top 10, voted for by the magazine’s readers, despite repeat appearances in the number one spot. Kyoto, a city on […]

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    What you need to know about the ‘deadliest ever’ outbreak of Ebola virus

    It began with a just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. But it spread quickly to two other countries and is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record. At least 1,201 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been infected by what is believed to be Ebola virus since its symptoms were first observed in March, according to the World Health Organization. 672 of them have died. That’s a 55% percent mortality rate. The WHO […]

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    6 kids found living in ‘deplorable’ SC home with roaches, pigs

    WELLFORD, S.C. — Wellford police said they have taken six siblings into emergency protective custody after they were found living in deplorable conditions. Police Chief Jeff Bowers got an anonymous tip about the conditions at a home on the two thousand block of John Dodd Road on Wednesday. Bowers said deputies carried out a search warrant and were shocked at what they found. “We found it to be roach infested, pigs inside the house, animals inside the house,” Bowers said. […]

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    Get ready: ‘Sharknado 2′ set to take TV by storm

    A twister filled with man-eating sharks is about to hit New York City — at least on your television screen. “Sharknado 2: The Second One” debuts Wednesday on the Syfy network, and many fans are anxious to see if it has teeth. It’s the sequel to 2013’s TV movie-turned-pop cultural phenomenon “Sharknado,” which set social media afire. There are high expectations for it, even if one of the stars thinks the name is less than inspired. ” ‘Sharknado 2,’ really […]

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    McDonald’s new nuggets in Japan contain two ingredients replacing chicken

    TOKYO, Japan — If you’re wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald’s in Japan could have an alternative for you — tofu and fish nuggets. On Wednesday, McDonald’s in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, the […]

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    What will MH17 investigators find at crash site?

    Nearly two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge of finding out what happened have yet to lay eyes on the wreckage or the human remains believed to be still left in the enormous debris field. Their team of 38 Dutch and 12 Australian experts, accompanied by monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has repeatedly been forced to abandon its […]

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    Los Angeles water main break floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA campus

    Streets turned into rivers and parts of UCLA turned into lakes after a massive water main break sent 8 to 10 million gallons of water gushing through parts of Los Angeles. The deluge was so massive that swift-water rescue crews with boats had to ferry away several stranded people. At least three motorists were rescued from underground parking garages where stairwells had turned into raging waterfalls. Dozens of vehicles were partly submerged, UCLA said. At least two of the inundated […]

  • Major water main break next to UCLA prompts flooding on campus

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — An approximately 93-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures, the department’s Brian Humphrey told KTLA. A geyser of water was shooting several dozen feet […]

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    ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith after domestic abuse remarks

    NEW YORK — ESPN on Tuesday announced a one-week suspension for one of its most controversial commentators, Stephen A. Smith, in the wake of his widely-criticized remarks about domestic abuse that referred to possible “provocation” by victims. The move came one day after Smith appeared on his ESPN2 talk show “First Take” and profusely apologized. Smith’s original remarks were shown on “First Take” last Friday. He was discussing the assault charge against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was […]