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    Yahoo-Verizon deal said to be near

    Yahoo’s days as an independent company may be nearing an end. Verizon has agreed to pay about $4.8 billion for Yahoo, according to multiple published reports. Two people familiar with the matter confirmed to CNNMoney on Sunday that a deal had been struck. The news is expected to be announced on Monday. It would end a sale process that dragged on for months and drew interest from parties as diverse as Warren Buffett and The Daily Mail. Verizon has long […]

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    Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

    Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has plagued the Midwest. Heat indexes well over 100 degrees are expected across dozens of states in the nation’s central and eastern portions, the National Weather Service forecasts. A heat index combines the effects of temperature and humidity on the human body. Temperatures also could reach the century mark Monday afternoon in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Nearly 114 million […]

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as Democratic party leader

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday. The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under pressure from top Democrats — comes amid hackers’ release of emails that show DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 nominating contest. Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation in a statement Sunday afternoon, saying she remains committed to seeing Clinton elected president. “Going […]

  • A woman and a baby were rescued from a burning van on the Interstate Bridge on Thursday.

    Man saves baby from burning van

    Portland, Oregon — It was a wild morning on the bridge that connects Oregon and Washington after a van slammed into the back of a construction truck and burst into flames with two women and a baby inside, according to KPTV. Now, one of the workers who rushed to help is sharing his story. Chad Worthington works for Portland-based D & H Flagging, Inc., and was on the Interstate Bridge on Thursday morning in a truck designed to protect work crews […]

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    Mountain guide dies after falling into Grand Teton canyon

    GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming — A mountain guide died after falling into a canyon at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, authorities said. Park Rangers identified the guide as Gary Falk, 42, of Ouray, Colorado. He had been working for Exum Mountain Guides for 12 years, according to a statement. Park officials said they were notified Saturday morning that Falk had fallen about 2,400 feet in the Valhalla Canyon near the Black Ice Coulier. He had been leading a group […]

  • DNC chair won’t speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

    WASHINGTON — The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the […]

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    Man accused of killing girlfriend, living with her corpse

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man is accused of killing his girlfriend and then living with her corpse for days. Jonathan Lewis Herndon, 48, has been charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse, according to WAVE and LMPD. Louisville police say it appears the woman died of blunt force trauma, with the man putting a garbage bag on her head. He then allegedly tried to hide her body under a pile of clothes. The body was […]

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    Verizon warns HUGE data users: Switch plans or else

    Verizon customers who use excessive data must make a choice — switch plans or lose service. The wireless provider informed affected customers about the change — a small number of unlimited data users whose usage is “hundreds of times” greater than the average, Verizon said in a statement. Users who fit this category must switch over to one of Verizon’s new plans by August 31. If they don’t, their lines will get disconnected. “More than 100 million Americans rely on […]

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The world's last videocassette recorder is set to roll off the factory line as a Japanese manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-theatre technology. Funai Electric, which says it is the world's last VCR manufacturer, pointed to a sharp decline in demand and trouble sourcing parts. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

    R.I.P.: The world’s last VCR will be manufactured this month

    HONG KONG — R.I.P., VCR. Japan’s Funai Electric, which claims to be the world’s last VCR manufacturer, says it will cease production of the machines this month. Funai started manufacturing video-cassette recorders in 1983, and at one point was selling 15 million units a year. Alas, the clunky VCR has since been replaced by an array of new technologies: DVDs, Blu-ray, and now, streaming video services. Last year, Funai sold 750,000 units, and found it was getting harder to find […]

  • Leslie Van Houten was originally sentenced to death on November 3, 1971 for two counts of first-degree murder for the August 10, 1969 homicides of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca and conspiracy to commit murder in the August 9, 1969 deaths of Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, Sharon Tate Polanski, and Thomas Jay Sebring. She was the youngest of the Charlie Manson followers.

    ‘Charles Manson family’ murderer Leslie Van Houten denied parole

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole to former Manson family member Leslie Van Houten, saying that the murder convict “currently poses an unreasonable danger to society.” Earlier this year, the Board of Parole Hearings had recommended her release. Van Houten and other followers of Charles Manson were convicted for the 1969 murders of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary. In 1994, Van Houten described her part in the killings in a prison interview with CNN’s […]

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    ISIS targets minority group; 80 dead, 260 hurt

    KABUL, Afghanistan — ISIS is claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. “I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from the scene,” said Fatima Faizi, an Afghan freelance journalist. So far, 80 bodies and more than 260 wounded people were taken to hospitals in Kabul, according to Ismail Kawoosi, a spokesman for the Afghan Health Ministry. Sayed […]

  • Left to right: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (Images: Getty)

    Trump’s and Clinton’s running mates are both Marine dads; Kaine has son at Camp Lejeune

    WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic vice presidential picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine have at least one thing in common: They’re both proud parents of officers in the US Marine Corps. Pence’s son, Lt. Michael Pence, is currently undergoing pilot training at Whiting Naval Air Station Field in Florida, according to a statement from the US Marine Corps. He commissioned in the Marine Corps in 2015. And Kaine’s eldest son, Nathaniel, is a First Lieutenant based […]


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