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    Woman groped on airplane shares her story

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Goodlettsville woman who said she was groped mid-flight is sharing her story publicly for the first time. Police say Zachary Johnson, 33, inappropriately touched Angela Meador, 31, on a flight from Orlando to Nashville Wednesday, reported WSMV. Meador, a law student in Florida, was heading home to Tennessee for some personal time. She was seated by the window on a Southwest Airlines flight next to two male passengers. Meador said during the flight, the man in […]


    Woman buys a year’s supply of pumpkin spice lattes

    MOLINE, Ill — It’s that time of year when, if you’re not carving a pumpkin, you’re likely drinking one. Pumpkin spice everything is all over menus and store shelves right now. One Quad City woman is making it a year-round tradition. Sherry Lynn Gustafson is getting her fix by loading up on pumpkin spice lattes. “I love pumpkin pie, and this is like pumpkin pie with whipped cream on it in a drink. So, I can drink as much I […]

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    US hospital worker who may have handled Ebola samples quarantined on cruise ship

    A Texas hospital health worker who may have handled Thomas Eric Duncan’s fluid samples has been quarantined on a cruise ship in Belize — another reminder of the widespread fears of the deadly virus. Though the employee did not have direct contact with Duncan, he or she “may have had contact with his specimen,” the U.S. State Department said Friday. A doctor at the cruise ship has declared the worker symptom-free and in good health, but the worker will remain […]

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    Does your teen suffer from ‘Like’ and ‘FOMO’ anxiety?

    Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no. That’s what happened when six teens and adolescents — five from New York and one from Los Angeles — got together recently for a unique weeklong workshop at the offices of SheKnows.com, a leading women’s lifestyle media platform. The teens didn’t think that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, their go-to social networks, added much extra anxiety to their lives. But then the […]

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    Airline notifying 800 passengers linked to flights taken by nurse infected with Ebola

    A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner than originally believed, authorities say, and an airline is notifying up to 800 passengers linked to flights she took between Dallas and Cleveland. In addition to Amber Vinson’s round trip, Frontier Airlines is also reaching out to others who were in five subsequent flights that used the same plane. Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she returned from Cleveland to Dallas aboard a Frontier Airlines flight. The nurse at […]

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its winter outlook.

    Winter weather outlook: Forget Polar Vortex, it may be El Niño’s turn

    Oh good, the brutal cold conditions that froze much of the country last winter are unlikely to happen again. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its seasonal outlook Thursday that some of those areas east of the Rockies might even see warmer temperatures this time. Remember how we kept talking about the Polar Vortex last winter? Chances are there won’t be as much chatter about it as we move into December and January. “The Polar Vortex is always […]

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    Body found believed to be that of missing actress

    SEATTLE — The body of “August: Osage County” actress Misty Upham is believed to have been found along a river in suburban Seattle, according to a news report from a Seattle television station. CNN affiliate KIRO reports that police in Auburn, Washington, found a body Thursday along the White River. The body has not been officially identified, the station said, but police believe it is Upham, who was reported missing by her family October 6. Upham, 32, was last seen […]

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    The $250,000 smartphone hits the market

    Smartphones just got smarter – or at least more expensive. With a price tag of $250,000, Savelli smartphones come complete with 18-carat white gold casing encrusted with precious diamonds. It’s as much a piece of jewelery as a gadget. The mission of its makers, the Geneva-based jeweler Savelli, was to “elevate a phone into haute couture.” “It’s the most important object one has with them all the time — it’s in your hand, it’s in your pocket, it’s next to […]

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    Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda

    Watch out Bermuda, here comes Hurricane Gonzalo. The powerful system strengthened to a Category 4 storm early Thursday as it churned through the North Atlantic with wind speeds of 140 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. The storm is expected to brush Bermuda on Friday, but Gonzalo’s path could still vary enough that officials aren’t ruling out a direct hit on the island. Bermuda is now under a hurricane warning. Gonzalo is expected to cause powerful, […]

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    Joan Rivers’ official cause of death released

    NEW YORK — Joan Rivers died of “therapeutic complications” during a procedure to evaluate her “voice changes” and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday. “The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy,” the report said. Rivers, 81, died a week after an appointment at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic last month The medical examiner’s investigation ruled that the cause of death was “anoxic encephalopathy due […]

  • John Grisham

    John Grisham apologizes for remarks on child porn

    John Grisham is taking back statements he made about child pornography and sex offenders. In a recent interview with the UK’s Telegraph, the lawyer and prolific author sparked outrage when he expressed his belief that some people who view child pornography online are receiving punishments that don’t match the scale of the crime. “We have prisons now filled with guys my age, 60-year-old white men, in prison, who’ve never harmed anybody (and) would never touch a child,” Grisham said during […]

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    One in every five US cars recalled this year

    There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this year. Even accounting for millions of the same vehicle being recalled more than once, that’s roughly the equivalent of one car out of every five on the road. The recalls are far above the previous record of 30.8 million in 2004. The 2014 estimate comes from Stericycle, which helps automakers manage their recall process. It says there have been 544 separate recalls announced, or […]


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