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  • Endless City

    Could this futuristic skyscraper be the next new city?

    LONDON — Ambitious plans for a “city in the city” skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed. The award-winning proposal “Endless City” drawn up by Beijing-based firm SURE Architecture could see a tower of up to 300 meters being built in London. “We tried to design a city rather than a high rise building,” SURE Architecture’s global director and chief architect Kam Fai Tai told CNN. The proposed tower, which won the SuperSkyScrapers Award 2014, […]

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    Ebola patients buying survivors’ blood from black market

    As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned. The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has killed at least 2,400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — the countries most affected by the virus. Thousands more are infected and new cases have emerged in Nigeria and Senegal. Blood from survivors, referred to as convalescent serum, […]

  • Adrian Peterson

    Adrian Peterson causes chaos for fantasy football

    NEW YORK — The Adrian Peterson scandal isn’t just sending shock waves throughout the NFL and its sponsors. It’s also causing chaos in the lucrative world of fantasy sports. Fantasy owners who have Peterson — a top-five draft pick in most leagues — on their team woke up Wednesday to the news that the superstar running back has been banned from team activities while he answers child-abuse charges. During that time, the Minnesota Vikings player will contribute zero points to […]

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    Bus driver leaves sick boy on the side of the road

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Deputies said when a 12-year-old boy became sick and asked the Spartanburg School District Five bus driver to stop, the driver left the boy on the side of the road. Now the school district says the driver resigned in lieu of termination after she violated their policy of leaving a child at an unassigned bus stop – especially in a situation like Tuesday’s. A spokesperson for the district said the driver did not follow policy when the boy […]

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    Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence

    Phoenix — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and preventing someone from calling 911, Phoenix police said Wednesday. Details of the investigation have not yet been released. Detectives from the Phoenix Police Department’s South Mountain precinct took Dwyer into custody at 8050 South Point Parkway. Wednesday’s development comes as the NFL is embroiled in several off-field incidents. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in suburban Houston with felony child abuse […]

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Airport beginning of Thanksgiving travel rush

    And the world’s busiest airport is …

    ATLANTA — It’s probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city’s airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world. Some 94.4 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013, a decrease of 1.1% from 2012, according to Airports Council International’s latest passenger traffic results for 2013. Beijing Capital International Airport was in second place with 83.7 million passengers in 2013, an increase of 2.2% over 2012. London Heathrow Airport remained in third […]

  • Greg Hardy

    Panthers star Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave with pay

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy, who has been granted a new trial this fall after a domestic violence conviction in May, has taken a voluntary leave with pay until his legal matters are resolved, the team announced Wednesday. “This was his decision,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman told reporters. Authorities say Hardy in May choked his then-girlfriend, threw her around, dragged her by her hair and threatened to kill her. He was sentenced in July […]

  • fedex

    FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — More good news for people looking for work this holiday season. FedEx and Kohl’s department store both announced plans Wednesday to hire tens of thousands of temporary workers for the holiday season. In anticipation of a surge in deliveries, FedEx expects to hire more than 50,000 people to help sort and deliver packages during the peak season. Last year, FedEx hired about 40,000 temporary workers. The company said most of those temporary employees will have the […]

  • Adrian Peterson

    Adrian Peterson will get $691K a week not to play

    NEW YORK — Child abuse charges against NFL star Adrian Peterson, which will keep him off the field for the foreseeable future, won’t stop his checks from arriving. The Minnesota Vikings have banned him from team activities while he deals with charges in his home state of Texas that he injured his four-year old son while disciplining him. But unlike Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back caught on a video knocking out his then-fiancee, Peterson has not been […]

  • bieber number

    Student’s phone number linked to Justin Bieber

    Milwaukee, Wisc. — We’ve all been on the incoming end of a wrong number — mistakes happen. But hundreds of mistakes over the course of a few days? A Milwaukee college student says that’s been her life since apparently, her number was tweeted out and linked to… Justin Bieber. Yes, Justin Bieber. For the last 24 hours, WITI reported, Jackie Ratelle’s phone has been ringing off the hook. “I got another one this morning from Texas as I was just […]

  • Joan Rivers (Photo:Turner Entertainment)

    Joan Rivers’ doctor took selfie while comedian was under anesthesia during final surgery

    The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers’ death happened as the comedian’s personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN. A staff member at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic told investigators that the doctor, who has not been publicly identified, took a selfie photo in the procedure room while Rivers was under anesthesia, the source said. Rivers, 81, was at the clinic for a scheduled endoscopy by another doctor, gastroenterologist […]

  • billboard

    Anti-gay billboard in Tenn. quotes bible verse, sparks controversy

    PORTLAND, Tenn. — In Tennessee, a towering billboard quotes a Leviticus passage from the Old Testament: “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination.” Ronnie Monday, a Vietnam veteran, is the man behind the message. He commissioned the billboard and paid for it with donations from some friends. It has been up for four months. “When the president came out and indicated that he thought that gay marriage was OK, that was pretty much […]


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