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    Mother wants ‘Breaking Bad’ figures removed from Toys R Us

    “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn’t dodged the wrath of a Florida mother. Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, launched a petition in early October to have White — and other “Breaking Bad” action figures — removed from Toys R Us. As of Monday morning, the Change.org request has received more than 2,000 signatures. In the petition, Schrivjer — who wrote the appeal under […]

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    Hannah Graham suspect indicted in 2005 assault

    FAIRFAX, Va. — As investigators are determining whether or a skull and bones discovered behind an abandoned Central Virginia home on Saturday were those of Hannah Graham, the lone suspect in her disappearance was indicted in an assault from almost a decade ago — a case that police say forensically links him to another female college student who vanished from the same area as Graham. Jesse Matthew was indicted by a grand jury in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday for the […]

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    High Point Market brings $5.4 billion into local economy

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s like Fashion Week for the furniture world. Twice a year, anyone who’s anyone in furniture manufacturing and home goods gathers in North Carolina for the High Point Furniture Market. High Point, which has roughly 100,000 residents, nearly doubles in size for two weeks a year. The market hosts 75,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors for a week in April and then again in October. It brings $5.4 billion into the local economy — and creates over 20,000 […]

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    Here are 4 factors that may contribute to surviving Ebola virus

    There’s no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died? Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia — and all survived. Spanish nurse’s aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while tending to stricken patients. She too lived. But like the patients above, Thomas Eric Duncan and Spanish priest Miguel Pajares also received treatment in the West. Yet, they died. While […]

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    Toyota to drivers: Replace exploding airbags

    Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that police investigating the death of a woman earlier this month discovered that the “stab-like wounds” in her neck were apparently caused by the exploding airbag. The woman, Hien Tran, died a couple of days after the accident, even though she was wearing a […]

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    Couple unintentionally grows over 1,000 tomatoes

    VERMILLION, Ohio — A Vermilion couple has somehow become master gardeners. Ron and Mandy Mittelstaedt are surprised they are still picking tomatoes this late in October. Ron’s experiment started with planting just eight tomato plants. They thought they’d get a couple hundred tomatoes. Instead, they ended up with a couple thousand. “The experiment has just exploded into results we didn’t expect,” his wife, Mandy, said. While the Big Zack variety did not live up to its name, Ron was totally […]

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    Brother and sister die in shootings blocks away from each other

    ST. LOUIS — A family is reeling from two separate murders. St. Louis Metropolitan Police say 35-year-old Margaree Dixson was shot and killed Saturday night. Her brother, 29-year-old Jermaine Jones, died at an area hospital a few hours later. He was also the victim of gunshots. Dixson’s body was found near the intersection of Lillian and Plover. Officers were called for a shooting at approximately 11:40p.m. Saturday. Police say she was shot in the head, chest, arms and hand. Witnesses […]

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    NASA orbiters are OK after comet close call on Mars

    It was the closest comet near-miss known to astronomers, but everything is alright. Comet Siding Spring shaved past a planet’s surface at one third the distance of the Earth to the moon. But it wasn’t Earth in the cross hairs — it was our neighbor Mars. Earth got lucky in more than one way. With a gang of NASA orbiters and rovers on and around Mars, their cameras and instruments got a historic front row seat on the comet that […]

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    ‘Hallucinating’ man steals ambulance, crashes it into minivan

    A man being treated by paramedics for hallucinations in downtown L.A. was taken into custody Friday night after he allegedly stole the vehicle and crashed it, causing two people to sustain minor injuries, authorities said. Los Angles Fire Department paramedics were assisting a man in the back of an ambulance when he ripped the IVs out of his arm, jumped out the back of the vehicle and fled on foot, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Will Batista said. The incident […]

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    Jilted woman arrested after getting stuck in chimney while trying to enter man’s home after break-up

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A woman was arrested Sunday after she illegally tried to enter the home of a man she went on multiple dates with. The home’s resident, who did not wish to be identified, said that he and the woman had met online and gone on several dates, but had since called it off. Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck […]

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    Possible serial killer in custody after bodies of seven women found

    It started with one body at a motel in Hammond, Indiana. By the next day, a 43-year-old Gary man was in custody, and his confession, police say, would lead them to three other women’s bodies. They’d find three more the next day. Though the man hasn’t been charged, local headlines blare and residents wonder: Did police find a serial killer? Authorities have yet to label the man as such. Police were told Friday night that an unresponsive woman was found […]

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    San Francisco stations ban Lorde’s ‘Royals’ ahead of World Series

    With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren’t taking any chances. Starting Tuesday the San Francisco Giants will face off against the Kansas City Royals in baseball’s championship series, and two local radio stations decided they’d send a message. “No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a “Royals”-free zone,” the radio station posted on it’s Facebook page. “We’re sure you understand.” Lorde, the 17-year-old pop star from […]

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