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  • Launch brings new technology that could change life in space

    Launch brings new technology that could change life in space

    A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a 3-D printer that could change life on the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 1:52 a.m. ET. It will arrive on Tuesday, bringing other cargo as well, including 20 mice and elements for 255 scientific experiments aboard the ISS. “There’s nothing like a good launch, it’s just fantastic,” said Hans Koenigsman, vice president of Mission Assurance for SpaceX. “From what I can tell, […]

  • Anthony Kelly (left) and Ted Kelly (right) were arrested after allegedly fighting over okra. (Photos: Spartanburg Detention Center)

    SC brothers accused of attacking each other in fight over stolen okra

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WHNS) — When one man accused his brother of stealing okra from his garden, a fight broke out and injured them both, according to Spartanburg police. Police were called to the brothers’ Edwards Road home on Thursday afternoon about a disturbance and arrived to find Anthony Kelly and Ted Kelly with scratches on their arms. According to the police report, Anthony Kelly confronted his brother about the theft, who in turn hit him with a stick. Ted Kelly […]

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    GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

    NEW YORK — Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors’ recall tally. On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles. GM said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities because of the issue. The affected cars are model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans. (An additional 16,249 vehicles are being recalled worldwide.) It’s the latest in […]

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    ‘A peaceful, selfless man': Wife of captive begs ISIS to let him go

    LONDON — The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a “peaceful, selfless man” who was only in Syria to help people in need. “I cannot see how it could assist any state’s cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” Barbara Henning said, according to a message released by the UK Foreign Office. ISIS refers to itself as “the Islamic State.” Alan Henning, a taxi […]

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    Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen dies

    Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said. Bergen — who was 84, according to her profile on IMDb.com — died peacefully at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, on Saturday morning, publicist Judy Katz said in a statement. She was surrounded by her family, longtime manager and friends. The Tennessee native first appeared on screen in the 1949 Western “Across the Rio Grande.” She had notable roles in the […]

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    New details released on White House intruders

    WASHINGTON — One man was carrying a weapon; the other had reportedly attempted to slip by security before. New details have emerged about two recent security incidents at the White House. The man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors was carrying a folding knife in his pants pocket, according to a Secret Service affidavit filed Saturday. Initially, officers believed Omar Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, to be […]

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    Teen raped at school used as ‘bait’ to catch rape suspect, according to lawsuit

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher’s aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student. “It has essentially devastated her life,” attorney Eric Artrip — who represents the girl and her father — said of the alleged January 2010 incident. The Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education filed an amicus brief Wednesday supporting her family’s federal […]

  • 41-year-old Cpt. Tony Grider

    Kentucky firefighter dies after being injured during ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A firefighter injured during an ice bucket challenge at Campbellsville University has died. Forty-one-year-old Cpt. Tony Grider was critically injured Aug. 21 when the Campbellsville Fire Department was helping the marching band with the challenge. Investigators said Grider was in the bucket of an aerial ladder truck and was shocked when energy from a nearby power line arced to the bucket. Grider and 22-year-old Simon Quinn, were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. Quinn has since […]

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    Second security incident at White House in 2 days

    WASHINGTON — In the second security incident at the White House in as many days, an individual failed to stop at the entrance to the White House complex while driving his vehicle, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. The man was taken into custody, the Secret Service said. The incident happened at the entrance at 15th and E Streets, where the driver did not stop when the Secret Service ordered him to do so, Leary said. The man’s car did […]

  • Dark matter? Scientists closer to seeing a vast, invisible universe

    Dark matter? Scientists closer to seeing a vast, invisible universe

    Take a look around you, and in your mind’s eye, randomly wipe out all but a small fraction of what you can see. Pretend the vast rest of reality is there but invisible. You’d probably like a device that helps you see much more of it. Scientists working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have made some progress in that direction with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which has been riding aboard the International Space Station since 2011. […]

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    Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by ISIS in Iraq released months later

    Dozens of Turkish hostages abducted by Islamist militants in northern Iraq were freed Saturday after three months in captivity. Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria raided the Turkish consulate in June and seized 49 people, including Consul General Ozturk Yilmaz. Others abducted included his family, children and other citizens who were at the consulate in Mosul at the time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Of the total, three were local employees and 46 were Turkish citizens. […]

  • Part of the White House was evacuated Thursday September 19, 2014 after a disturbance on the North Lawn. (POOL)

    Man barges into White House after jumping lawn fence

    WASHINGTON — A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN. Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was initially detected on the North Lawn, according to a CNN reporter who was among those hustled from the building. The first family was not at the White House at the time, but other people […]


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