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    Police find man hiding in pile of manure after alleged attempted robbery

    PAYSON, Utah –A man wanted for an alleged attempted armed robbery was found hiding from police in a corral full of cow manure on Tuesday, police said. A man and woman allegedly tried to rob a Subway in Utah from the drive-through window, said Lt. Bill Wright with the Payson Police Department. Employees refused to comply and the pair drove off and went southbound on Interstate-15. A witness was able to give police the license plate number and officers were […]

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    ‘I love daddy!’: Military dad surprises children at daycare

    CHESTER COUNTY, Va. — “I love daddy!” Three words that can melt any man’s heart. The words were particularly sweet for Army Major Brian Slotnick. The soldier, based at Fort Lee near Petersburg, heard those words Tuesday afternoon when he surprised his children at daycare. Brian had been deployed for the last year in Afghanistan. “They knew daddy would be home sometime after Christmas, but they did not know necessarily when,” Brian’s wife Maureen said. The children, five-year-old Louie and […]

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    George W. Bush’s twin daughters write heartfelt letter to Obama sisters

    WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush’s twin daughters are offering advice to Malia and Sasha Obama, who are soon to join them in the ranks of former first kids. “We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease,” wrote Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager in an open letter published by Time Magazine. The Bush daughters — who first became familiar with the White House during the presidency of their grandfather, George H.W. Bush […]

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    Nutella defends its use of palm oil, deemed a ‘potential health concern’

    Palm oil is considered royalty among vegetable fat because it makes food easy to spread. Derived from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, it is consumed worldwide in baked goods, convenience foods (including chips, snacks and frozen foods) and candy, usually as a vegetable oil, shortening or margarine additive. It’s been getting some attention from the highly popular hazelnut spread Nutella. The maker of the Italian confection is drawing focus to how it uses the product, which it says […]

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    Trooper shot in ‘ambush’ on highway; armed passerby fatally shoots suspect

    PHOENIX — Two people are dead and a Department of Public Safety trooper, who was wounded while responding to a shots fired call along Interstate 10 near Tonopah, just might owe his life to an armed passerby who stopped at exactly the right time. KPHO reports it started shortly before 4:30 a.m. Thursday with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the directors of […]

  • President Barack Obama surprises Vice President Joe Biden with a special send-off. In a White House ceremony honoring his Vice President, President Obama surprised an emotional Joe Biden by presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 12, 2017.

    Joe Biden awarded presidential Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama surprised an emotional Vice President Joe Biden Thursday by presenting him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a White House ceremony. “For your faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and for your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I’d like to ask the military aide to join us on stage,” Obama said in the ceremony. “For my final time as president, I am […]

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    Donations pour in by the thousands for teen tortured on Facebook Live

    CHICAGO — The video was shocking: A special-needs teen bound and beaten, taunted and tortured live on Facebook. The response, however, is heartwarming. Thousands — from all 50 states, and from countries as far away as Australia — have donated to a GoFundMe account set up for the teen. A 10-year-old North Carolina girl sent in all $7 of her tooth fairy money. A Star Trek club challenged other fleets to donate. Another person wrote, “We heard your cry. You […]

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    12-year-old boy demands chicken nugget at gunpoint, classmate refuses

    NEW YORK — A 12-year-old boy allegedly pulled a gun on a classmate and demanded she give him a chicken nugget earlier this week, NYPD officials said. It was his second attempt to get a chicken nugget from the girl, police said. The boy noticed the girl buy Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald’s on Tuesday. He asked her for a McNugget and she refused. The boy allegedly followed the girl into a train station, pointed a gun at her head and […]

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    It’s official: Chargers will move to L.A.

    The Chargers are getting a new hometown and a new logo — much to the chagrin of longtime fans in San Diego. The team announced on Thursday that it will move to Los Angeles in 2017, where it will join the Rams and become the city’s second NFL team. The Chargers started out in L.A., playing their first season as a franchise there in 1960. However, they moved to San Diego the next year and have been there for 56 […]

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    FBI, Justice Dept. to be investigated over Hillary Clinton email probe

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog announced Thursday it has launched a probe into the department and the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The announcement, which was expected, comes after criticism of the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation, particularly on how the public was notified about the controversy, which was a major issue on the 2016 campaign trail. Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said the decision to initiate a review […]

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    Amazon to add 100,000 full-time U.S. jobs

    Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. in the next 18 months, bringing its total workforce in the country to 280,000. Don’t expect Amazon to hire 100,000 coders, however. Much of its current and future workforce is made up of employees working warehouse jobs and answering phones. “These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley — they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and […]

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    JetBlue just made WiFi free on all domestic flights

    The free perks keep coming for airline passengers. JetBlue announced Thursday all domestic flights will have free WiFi. The New York City-based airline starting offering free gate-to-gate internet at the end of 2013 on one aircraft and has now expanded the service to its entire U.S. continental fleet — 227 planes. High five for free Wi-Fi! #FlyFi is now available on all JetBlue planes! — JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) January 11, 2017 “It’s a really good time for travelers,” said Jeff […]