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    NYC beer cruise canned after ship runs aground near the Statue of Liberty

    NEW YORK — A beer-tasting cruise around New York’s Lower Manhattan fizzled Saturday when the tour company’s sailboat ran aground near the Statue of Liberty. None of the 121 passengers and nine crew members suffered injuries, CNN affiliate WABC reported, but it took about an hour and a half for the Coast Guard, fire department, police and the National Park Service to get the passengers back to land. “He got stuck on the reef, and then all of a sudden […]

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    Two security incidents in 24 hours raise concerns at the White House

    WASHINGTON — The world’s focus is on security concerns in the Middle East, but in Washington, the weekend’s events are calling attention to security concerns right at the White House doorstep. Details continue to emerge about two security incidents at the White House in less than 24 hours. Secret Service spokesperson Brian Leary told CNN one man was carrying a weapon and made it into the doors of the White House. In the second incident, a man attempted to enter […]

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    Fraternity investigated over ‘date rape’ drug allegations

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put “date rape” drugs into drinks served at a party, according to search warrants issued by campus police. Police started investigating after three women and a man were hospitalized after consuming drinks at the September 12 party at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house, the search warrant said. The warrants sought, among other things, drugs that cause loss of memory or “other intoxicating effects.” […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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