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  • White House Fence Jumper

    Officials: White House fence jumper made it farther than originally thought

    WASHINGTON — The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion’s doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday. Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran who had a knife in his pocket, overcame one Secret Service officer and ran into the East Room of the White House, where he was then subdued, a federal law enforcement said. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who was provided the information by whistleblowers during his congressional […]

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    Strong cologne leads officers to suspect after 100 mph chase

    LEBANON, Ore. — A suspect who led police on a 100 mph chase and then attempted to hide was caught after officers picked up on the strong scent of his cologne, according to the Lebanon Police Department. An officer attempted to stop a Honda Prelude for speeding and failing to obey a traffic control device at 4 a.m. Sunday. Police said the car sped up and hit speeds in excess of 100 mph heading westbound on Highway 20 toward Albany. During […]

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    Facebook ads will now follow you across the web

    NEW YORK — Facebook is expanding its advertising reach. The company launched a new line of business Monday that will display advertisements on sites across the Web on computers and mobile devices. The business is being run through Facebook’s Atlas unit, purchased from Microsoft in April of last year. Atlas head Erik Johnson said the platform offers an advantage for marketers over most current ad-serving systems, which rely on cookies. Cookies are used to track browsing on desktop computers, but […]

  • "The Simpsons"

    ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Simpsons’ crossover and a character dies

    How do you keep things fresh in your 26th season? If you’re “The Simpsons,” you roll out a jaw-dropping couch gag AND kill off a Springfield resident while you’re at it. Editor’s note: This story contains spoilers about Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons.” Simpsons fans were warned of a character’s impending demise and online speculation had focused on Krusty the Clown. That turned out to be a bit of misdirection, however, as the doomed Springfielder in question was none other […]

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    $10 potato salad joke turns into mega charity concert bash

    Potato salad is a cause worthy of charitable donations. That notion started out as a joke in early July, when Zack “Danger” Brown opened a Kickstarter campaign requesting $10 in crowdfunding to make his very first batch of it. But the joke was on him, when an Internet mob pounded him with a sum far beyond his goal — $55,492. On Saturday, he spent it on a public party in a city park in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, to […]

  • utah

    5 family members die mysteriously inside home

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah — There were no signs of trauma, no clues of any violence or foul play. So investigators are trying to determine how five family members died in a Utah home over the weekend, reported KSTU. Officials identified the deceased relatives as father Benjamin Strack, 37; mother Kristi Strack, 36; son Benson Strack,14; daughter Emery Strack, 12; and son Zion Strack, 11. Another son of the couple found the bodies on Saturday night, the Springville Department of Public Safety […]

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    Who is Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen?

    MOORE, Okla. — He calls himself Jah’Keem Yisrael on Facebook. But he grew up as Alton Nolen, a good kid raised in a loving home, said a woman who identified herself as the mother of the Oklahoma beheading suspect in an online posting. Nolen, 30, is expected to be formally charged Monday in last week’s fatal attack at the Moore, Okla., food processing plant from which he’d just been fired. Police accuse him of beheading one woman and attacking another […]

  • Alton Alexander Nolen

    Man accused of beheading woman in Oklahoma to be charged Monday

    A man accused of beheading a woman in Oklahoma will be charged Monday, authorities said. Charges against Alton Alexander Nolen will include first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Jeremy Lewis, spokesman for the Moore police department. Nolen, a recent convert to Islam, allegedly attacked a woman Thursday at a Vaughan Foods processing plant, soon after he learned he’d lost his job there. Police said he walked into the front office and attacked one of the first […]

  • Twins Turn 102, Give Life Advice

    Twins turn 102, give advice for a long life: ‘Avoid the beer joints’

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Two ladies had a big birthday celebration in southwest Portland over the weekend, KPTV reported. But this was no ordinary party, because it was no ordinary birthday. Ruby Harris and Ruth Cox are twins and they turned 102 years old. Ruby lives at Emeritus at Oswego Springs and her sister flew in from Kansas for Saturday’s birthday party. The pair were surrounded by family, balloons and photos from the younger years. As far as what it takes […]

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    Child run over by father on a lawnmower

    BALL GROUND, Ga. — A 5-year-old boy is recovering after being run over by his father on a riding lawnmower on Sunday, WGCL reported. According to the Cherokee County Fire Department spokesman Tim Cavender, the father was backing the mower up when the child walked behind it and was knocked down. Cavender says the boy suffered injuries to his legs, fingers, toes and an arm, but luckily none of the boy’s major arteries were cut. The boy was conscious, breathing […]

  • Main suspects in the attack, and bus driver David Bhousel.

    Bus driver punched 20 times during attack

    MESA, Ariz. — A Phoenix-area bus driver stuck in flood waters during Sept. 8’s historic rain was hit 20 times in the face and head by a passenger upset that he couldn’t retrieve his bicycle, police said. KPHO reported that bus driver David Bhousel sat in his seat wearing his seatbelt as the man repeatedly struck him, Silent Witness Sgt. Derek Elmore said. The suspect, accompanied by a woman, was annoyed Bhousel would not move his bus to make it […]

  • Pet Cow Dies, Pelted With Softballs

    Pet cow dies after being pelted with softballs

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — A north Phoenix family is mourning the loss of their pet cow. KPHO reported the family woke up Friday morning and found the animal gravely injured on their ranch on 52nd St., near Bell Rd. Phoenix police said this does not appear to an accident, because the cow was surrounded by more than a dozen softballs. “The early indications are that perhaps this cow was injured by someone who may have thrown these softballs at this cow,” […]

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