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    Wisconsin man threatens to kill President Barack Obama

    TOMAH, Wisc. — A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin, man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama. Brian D. Dutcher, 55, allegedly told a security guard at a La Crosse library, “the usurper is here and if I get a chance I’ll take him out and I’ll take the shot,” referring to Obama, who was in Wisconsin promoting his proposal for overtime pay reform. According to the warrant, Dutcher confirmed in […]

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    Same-sex marriage decision prompts polygamist to seek marriage license

    BILLINGS, Mont. — Given the Supreme Court’s recent groundbreaking decision on gay marriage, one Montana family is now looking to solidify rights of its own. We first told you about the Colliers in January when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show “Sister Wives.” The polyamorous movement is a national push to allow marriage between multiple partners. Nathan Collier and his two wives, Vicki and Christine, said Tuesday that they are simply looking for equality. Nathan […]

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    Top ISIS leader killed in coalition airstrike

    Senior ISIS leader Tariq Al-Harzi was killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria last month, a U.S. official said Thursday. Al-Harzi was responsible for getting people and materials into Iraq and Syria, and worked to recruit fighters, according to Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the Department of Defense. Al-Harzi was killed in Shaddadi, Syria, on June 16, Davis said. Known as the “emir of suicide bombers,” al-Harzi was added to the U.S. Designated Terrorist List in 2014. He was […]

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    Robot grabs, kills worker at car factory

    BAUNATAL, Germany — An automotive assembly line robot killed a worker at a car factory in Germany this week, a prosecutor’s office said. The man, 21, was installing the robot at a Volkswagen assembly line on Tuesday in Baunatal, which lies next to the city of Kassel, local newspaper the Hessische Niedersaechsische Allgemeine reported, citing a VW spokesman. The robot gripped and pressed him up against a metal plate, crushing his chest. Despite efforts to revive him, the worker, an […]

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    Should you become Facebook friends with your coworkers?

    Techtiquette answers your burning questions about the proper way to use technology in social situations. Dear Hope, My friend has a hard and fast rule about being friends with her coworkers on Facebook: Don’t do it, and maybe never do it, even if you or they leave the company. I just graduated from college, and am in my first full-time job. Should I follow her advice? Or is it OK to be friends with them online? What about LinkedIn, Twitter […]

  • New Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

    Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop — literally. Sealed Air, the company that created the material in 1960, introduced a version that will no longer pop, according to the Wall Street Journal. Instead, air will shift in columns of bubbles. The new design comes in sheets, allowing more to be stored and shipped at one time — yes, packages of […]

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    School charges mom $77,000 to access e-mails about her son

    GOODRICH, Mich. — A mother said she was given a $77,000 price tag when she tried to get information from her son’s school. She said the school is essentially refusing to honor a request she has every legal right to make. The controversy surrounds e-mails regarding that woman’s son, who has an intellectual disability, according to WNEM. When this parent of a Goodrich school’s student got the bill she didn’t believe it. Now she’s thought about what they want to […]

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    Sprint’s CEO is tired of T-Mobile’s ‘bull**it,’ goes on Twitter rant

    It sure seems in vogue for cell phone company CEOs to swear at their rivals. Following T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s profanity-laced tirade against competitors last week, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure lashed out against T-Mobile, by calling its Uncarrier marketing scheme “bullsh**t.” Here’s the full tweetstorm from Claure: “@JohnLegere I am so tired of your Uncarrier bullsh**t when you are worse than the other two carriers together. Your cheap misleading lease imitation is a joke. You trick people to believe that […]

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    What’s behind increase in shark attacks off the Carolinas?

    Sharks have attacked 10 people off the coast of North and South Carolina this year, according to the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, including a man bitten Wednesday on the Outer Banks’ Ocracoke Island. That’s higher than the average of six attacks a year off the coasts of those two states. What’s behind the increase? A number of factors could be contributing to the apparent rash of attacks, such as warmer water and drought conditions, said […]

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    Officials report police activity around Navy Yard is ‘clear’

    Update — D.C. police say that the police activity near the Washington Navy Yard is “all clear” after someone reported hearing shots fired at the facility Thursday morning. Original story WASHINGTON — Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard facility — the site of a 2013 shooting where 12 people were killed — is on lockdown. #BREAKING: @NavalDistWashington Navy Yard on lockdown/shelter in place. No incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow. — U.S. Navy (@USNavy) July 2, 2015 So far, officials […]

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    ‘Sesame Street’ losing ‘Maria’ after 45 years

    It’s the end of an era on “Sesame Street.” The block is losing one of its most beloved citizens: Sonia Manzano, who has played shop owner Maria on the PBS series for almost 45 years. Manzano has announced that she is retiring. The 65-year-old Puerto Rican actress revealed her plan to exit the show at the recent American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. Manzano first appeared on “Sesame Street” in 1971 and became a series regular in 1974. […]

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    After prison escape, David Sweat and Richard Matt bickered over booze, agility

    After a film-worthy escape from an upstate New York prison, it came down to booze and agility for convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt. Sweat told investigators Matt was out of shape and hitting the bottle too hard after they broke into a cabin while on the run. The discord prompted the fugitives to split up, he said, according to a law enforcement official briefed on Sweat’s interviews with investigators. Matt was fatally shot Friday, nearly three weeks after […]


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