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    Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

    A Savannah State University student in Georgia was shot and killed late Thursday in the school’s student union building, a spokeswoman said. Christopher Starks, a junior from metropolitan Atlanta, died at a local hospital after an altercation at the union, according to Loretta Heyward, a spokeswoman for the school. Campus is currently on lockdown due to a shooting incident that occurred this evening at/near the Student Union. Report info to 912-358-3004 — Savannah State (@savannahstate) August 28, 2015 No arrests […]

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    2 die, 5 hospitalized in Illinois hazmat incident, investigation underway

    CHICAGO — A hazardous materials incident at a home in metropolitan Chicago has left two men dead and five people injured, authorities said. When Cook County sheriff’s officers entered the townhouse in unincorporated Des Plaines on Thursday, they found two deceased adult males and a woman who was later hospitalized in critical condition, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari. The deputies were also hospitalized for a short time after they had difficulty breathing, she said. They were treated and released. What […]

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    If you’ve bought tuna since 2009, you could be owed money… or more tuna

    Would you rather take home $25 in cash or $50 of tuna? People who bought StarKist tuna have that choice due to a class action lawsuit settlement. The customers claimed that StarKist put less tuna in their cans than advertised. The suit, filed in federal court in Oakland more than two years ago, charged that StarKist under-filled certain 5-ounce cans of chunk light tuna and solid white albacore tuna. Federal law requires 5 oz. cans to contain between 2.84-ounces and […]

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    Virginia gunman Vester Flanagan’s personnel files reveal disturbing tenure at WDBJ

    ROANOKE, Va. — The job offer seemed a promising start for Vester Flanagan: He would be a multimedia journalist using the name Bryce Williams at WDBJ making $17.31 an hour, or $36,000 yearly, in early 2012. But it took only two months on the job for him to receive a written note in his personnel file about how he made co-workers feel “threatened and uncomfortable” with abusive verbal and body language on three occasions, according to court documents. Two more […]

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    New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!

    New words! In the Oxford dictionary! So exciting! If there were only a word to describe just how exciting. Wait, there is … it’s on the list! Awesomesauce! That term, meaning extremely good or excellent, is just one of the couple dozen new words, phrases and acronyms added Thursday to the Oxford Dictionary’s online version. The words represent newer terms judged most significant and likely to stand the test of time, according to Oxford University Press. The additions include terms […]

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    Recall issued after reports of glass found in bread

    A broken light bulb is causing a recall of bread in 11 states due to the possibility of broken glass fragments in the bread. The bread is sold under the names Sara Lee, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest, Great Value and L’Oven Fresh. The states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Most of the brands are being recalled in fewer than those 11 states. Bimbo Bakeries USA says there had been […]

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    Science and religion fight over Hawaii’s highest point

    Rising more than 6 miles from the seabed floor, Mauna Kea is the tallest summit in the world. To native Hawaiians, the dormant volcano is the most sacred land in the entire Pacific. It is the point where the sky and earth meet. They believe it is the site of the genesis of their people, and it is the burial ground for their most revered ancestors. Considered a temple and a house of worship, native Hawaiians believed the gods created […]

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    Tropical Storm Erika closing in on southeastern portion of US

    After spinning west across the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Erika is finally ready to pay a visit to the islands. Erika started moving over the edge of the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. In its 5 a.m. advisory, the storm was centered about 30 miles southeast of Antigua. Its next stop will be in and around the Virgin Islands, before brushing the northern coast of the Dominican Republic on Friday. This progression has led forecasters […]

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    Rosie O’Donnell’s adopted daughter goes to live with birth mom

    Well, she wasn’t home very long. Less than three weeks after she ran away, Rosie O’Donnell’s adopted daughter Chelsea has bolted again. “Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother,” said O’Donnell spokeswoman Cindi Berger. “This was her choice.” As a 17-year-old, Chelsea ran away from her home in Nyack, N.Y., on Aug. 11. She was found a week later and 100 miles away in Barnegat, N.J. Chelsea was found in […]

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    This company is trying to make life easier for employees with babies

    Consulting firm Accenture said it’s expanding parental benefits to help employees ease back into work after having a child. The company joins a long line of businesses this year that have sought to make their work-life balance proposition much more attractive to employees and new Millennial recruits. Accenture is aiming some of its new benefits to employees who often travel for business. Chief among them: Letting employees work locally in the first year after the birth or adoption of a […]

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    Poor taste? 10th anniversary Hurricane Katrina snow globe features flooded homes

    NEW ORLEANS — With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching quickly, one company has a snow globe that has been turning some heads. The snow globe in question features a small house partially submerged in water, detailed with tarps, a red “X” on the roof and “FEMA” written on the side of it. Even though the website states that the snow globe is paying tribute to the “hard work, incredible strength, growth and love that we have all experienced,” […]

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    What’s wrong with this Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume?

    Halloween is a long way off, but one costume already has emerged as controversial. Several retailers are offering Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costumes featuring variations of the ensemble worn by the transgender trailblazer for her iconic Vanity Fair cover. Critics say the costume mocks the transgender community and promotes transphobia by reducing Jenner to a stereotype. An online petition singles out pop-up store Spirit Halloween’s version, which includes a white corset and a wig. The petition urges the retailer to stop […]

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