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    Donald Trump on Brexit: America is next

    WASHINGTON — British voters just shattered political convention in a stunning repudiation of the ruling establishment. Donald Trump is betting America is about to do the same. Voters in the UK did more than reject the European Union and topple their pro-EU Prime Minister David Cameron in a referendum Thursday. They also set off a cascade of events that could spark global economic chaos, remake the Western world, reverberate through November’s presidential election and challenge U.S. security for years to […]

  • Shira Raman Mattocks, Samuel George Owle, James Paul Owle and Evelyn Grace Arneach. (Pictured counterclockwise, images via WLOS-TV)

    Missing NC children found after nearly 2 years; mother charged

    CHEROKEE, N.C. — Three western North Carolina children who were reported missing nearly two years ago have been located and a warrant has been issued for their mother’s arrest. In November 2014, police on the Cherokee Indian Reservation said Shira Raman Mattocks was having custody issues involving her three children. Family members indicated through social media that the children, ages 3 months to 8 years, were allowed supervised visits with Mattocks, but it was believed she had taken the children […]

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    Aziz Ansari: Trump’s rise ‘makes me afraid for my family’

    Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari on Friday accused Donald Trump of creating a dangerous environment for American Muslims with his “vitriolic and hate-filled” campaign rhetoric. “It’s visceral, and scary, and it affects how people live, work and pray,” Ansari wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “It makes me afraid for my family.” The “Master of None” star joins a vocal chorus of celebrities and entertainers to go public with their concerns about a Trump presidency. Fellow comics Louis C.K. […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange following news that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    What Brexit means for U.S.: Vote could affect economy, national security, 2016 election

    Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union is both historic and world-changing. But what does it really mean for folks living on the other side of the Atlantic? Potentially, everything — the economy, national security, even the race for president. Here are five ways Brexit will affect Americans: It could hurt the economy The UK is the world’s fifth-largest economy and one of the United States’ largest trading partners, so if it catches a cold, we may get a […]

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    Booze & books! Barnes & Noble to serve beer & wine

    NEW YORK — Take that, Amazon! Barnes & Noble hopes that booze will lure book lovers back to its stores. Barnes & Noble announced Thursday that it planned to open four new concept stores this fiscal year that will have an expanded food menu — and also serve beer and wine. But no vodka. Sorry, Chelsea Handler. The first store will open in Eastchester, NY in October. Three more are set to open at the Edina Galleria in Edina, MN, […]

  • At least 14 dead in West Virginia flooding, governor says

    At least 14 people have lost their lives in floodwaters raging through West Virginia, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said at a news conference Friday. Trees and power lines fell as heavy thunderstorms sent creeks and rivers out of their banks, leaving many stranded residents waiting to be rescued. Forty-four counties declared a state of emergency Thursday night, primarily in the southeastern part of West Virginia. Officials say Elkview, Clendenin and Frame have been hit the hardest by the floodwaters.

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    Another Texas child left in hot car

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Remember all those YouTube videos from past summers with adults sitting in hot cars to show just how hot it can get in there? Well, for the second time in as many days, a child in the Metroplex has found out first hand just how dangerous that heat can be. This time, it was at a shopping center in Grand Prairie where a sleeping 2-year-old was left in the backseat while her grandmother was shopping. She, […]

  • A U.S. jury found Led Zeppelin not guilty of copying the opening section of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" -- one of the most famous passages in rock music.

    Jury says Led Zeppelin did not copy ‘Stairway to Heaven’ intro

    LOS ANGELES — Music history will not be rewritten. A jury found Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page not guilty of copyright infringement on perhaps their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven.” A Los Angeles jury deliberated for about five hours before deciding the band did not steal its most famous licks from another band. In a statement issued after the verdict was announced, Led Zeppelin said they were “grateful” that the jury “ruled in our favor, […]

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    Washington vigilante catches another suspected child predator

    KELSO, Washington — A Washington man is at it again – trying to catch child predators online, on his own. And now, another suspect is behind bars because of him. 27-year-old Christoper Scheuermann is locked up, accused of trying to meet two young girls for sex. Court records say he started chatting with them on a social media app, but the person on the other end was really Curtis Hart. Hart said he’s fed up hearing about children being abused […]

  • British politicians are making their crucial final pitches to a bitterly divided electorate Wednesday to persuade undecided voters of the merits of remaining in or leaving the European Union.

    UK votes for Brexit: What just happened — and what could be next?

    As dawn broke over the UK Friday, Britons woke to the tremors of a political earthquake the likes of which most had never felt before. After one of the bitterest political campaigns in recent UK history, voters backed a British exit — a “Brexit” — from the European Union, turning their back on decades of peaceful cooperation with neighbors across the English Channel in favor of isolationism. Respected political commentators and regular Joes were quick to flag up the revolutionary […]

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    ‘My heart just dropped’: Customer says he was mocked on restaurant receipt

    He just wanted to grab a cold beer with friends, but his night turned upside down after receiving an insulting message.

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    Disney beaches reopen, state believes it caught killer gator

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney World reopened its beaches to guests Thursday, a source at the Florida theme park with knowledge of the situation told CNN. The move comes more than a week after an alligator snatched a boy, Lane Graves, from a beach behind the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, killing him. The beaches will open one hour after sunrise and will close an hour before sunset, the source said. (The alligator attacked the Nebraska 2-year-old shortly […]


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