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    Missionary sentenced to 40 years for sexually assaulting children in Kenya

    An Oklahoma missionary who volunteered at a children’s home in Kenya was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting three girls and a boy while working at the facility, according to court documents. Matthew Lane Durham, 21, was sentenced to four decades in prison by Judge David L. Russell on four counts of “engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places,” according to court documents. “In a span of just 33 days,” prosecutors wrote to the court, […]

  • Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms.

    Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries

    Little Tikes is recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms. On Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure pink toddler swings. The recall includes swings manufactured in the United States from November 2009 through May 2014 with model number 615573 molded on the back of the seat. According to […]

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    Nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Nam

    The chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was a VX nerve agent, an internationally-banned chemical weapon that can kill within minutes, according to a preliminary report by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia. Malaysian police said in a statement Friday that tests on Kim’s eyes and face revealed the presence of the substance. Nerve agents are the most toxic and fast-acting substance known in chemical warfare — and VX is the most potent of all of them, according to […]

  • Moose Toys is recalling Little Live Pets Lil Frogs sold since August.

    More than 400,000 plastic toy frogs recalled

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Moose Toys Ltd. has issued a voluntary recall of more than 400,000 Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys due to a battery hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. Because a design defect of the battery may cause chemical and injury hazards, the company issued the recall as a precautionary measure. “If the batteries cap is removed it can become a projectile and the chemicals can leak posing chemicals and injury hazards,” Moose […]

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    Trump administration hints at ‘greater enforcement’ of marijuana laws

    WASHINGTON – The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance. That’s a reversal from the Obama administration’s stance, which laid out in an official memo that the federal government […]

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    Breakthrough in cold case of missing Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead

    OCILLA, Ga. — It was the news that relatives of Tara Grinstead, the Georgia school teacher and former beauty queen who vanished 11 years ago, had been waiting to hear — an arrest in the case. Law enforcement officials from several agencies announced Thursday afternoon that Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, had been arrested and charged in the 2005 killing. Duke graduated from the same school where Grinstead taught. Grinstead disappeared from her Ocilla home in October 2005. She was last seen at […]

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    ‘Crucial step forward’ in the search to cure the common cold

    Scientists say they are one step closer to cracking the genetic “enigma” code behind the common cold. The researchers believe the new insight could help find a cure. New antiviral drugs that disrupt how a virus replicates itself could be designed within the next ten years, according to research published in Thursday’s Nature Communications. Stopping replication The new research investigated how the genetic material of the human parechovirus, which belongs to the same family as the common cold, is packaged […]

  • Alan Colmes, Fox News contributor and longtime broadcaster, died Thursday morning. He was 66. Colmes died after battling a "brief illness" according to a statement on his website.

    Alan Colmes, Fox News contributor and longtime broadcaster, dies at 66

    NEW YORK — Alan Colmes, Fox News contributor and longtime broadcaster, died Thursday morning. He was 66. Colmes died after battling a “brief illness” according to a statement on his website. “He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with [wife] Jocelyn,” the statement read. “He will be missed.” Colmes joined Fox News in 1996 and was co-host alongside Sean Hannity on […]

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    Mike Pence helps clean up vandalized Jewish cemetery

    Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday strongly condemned a recent spate of anti-Semitism before visiting a vandalized cemetery outside of St. Louis. Alongside Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, Pence stopped by Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery in University City — where a vandal or vandals toppled and damaged more than 100 headstones in the past week. Pence’s boss, President Donald Trump, was criticized for not speaking out sooner against anti-Semitism, but on Tuesday the President called bomb threats at 48 Jewish Community […]

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    Sargento expands listeria recall, cuts supplier

    PLYMOUTH, Wis. — Sargento Foods Inc. is expanding a recall of its products and has ended its relationship with its supplier over potential listeria contamination of its cheeses. The company, one of the largest cheesemakers in the United States, recalled several of its products last week over the fears. “Out of concern for the health and well-being of Sargento consumers, the company has also terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied Sargento with the affected Longhorn Colby cheese,” […]

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    Powerball ticket sold in Indiana hits $435M jackpot

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A single Powerball ticket sold in Indiana has won Wednesday night’s massive $435 million jackpot. The numbers pulled were 10, 13, 28, 52, 61 and the Powerball was 2. The identity of the winning ticket holder wasn’t immediately available. If it seems like massive Powerball jackpots have become relatively common, that’s because they have. Five of the ten largest Powerball jackpots have come since the start of last year. The reason: Powerball changed up its formula in […]

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    Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools. The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama administration’s guidelines who believe the federal government should never have gotten involved in the issue. Civil rights groups, meanwhile, decried the move as an attack on transgender children that denies them equal rights. Last May, the departments of Education and Justice issued joint guidance directing schools to let transgender students use […]