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    Air Algerie plane with 116 on board crashes, official says

    LONDON – The Algiers-bound flight that went missing on Thursday has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters news agency. The Air Algerie flight, with 116 people on board, took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and was to have arrived in Algeria’s capital. Previous story: Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursday. It was supposed to arrive at Algiers’ Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later. The plane, an MD-83, was carrying 110 […]

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    Golf course employee bitten by alligator while diving for golf balls

    WESTON, Fla. – A golf course employee in Broward County is recovering after he was bitten by a 9-foot alligator Wednesday. Trappers were called in to remove the reptile at the Bonaventure Country Club in Weston. The worker, Stephen Martinez, told police he was bitten on his hand while diving for golf balls in a pond. Martinez was able to jump into a golf cart and drive himself to the clubhouse to get help. Martinez is expected to be OK. He […]

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    GM to pay at least $400 million to victims of faulty ignition switch

    NEW YORK — General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths. The families of those killed and people injured in crashes involving the ignition switch can start filing for payments next month. The problem with the ignition switch can cause the car to shut off while driving, disabling safety features such as air bags, anti-lock brakes and power steering. GM has admitted that […]

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    Man claims he was ‘catfished,’ set up for robbery on Plenty of Fish dating site

    NORFOLK, Va. — One man was looking for love online, but instead he says he was beaten up and robbed when he went to meet a woman he saw on the popular dating site, Plenty Of Fish. “I was definitely catfished,” he says. The man didn’t want to show his face or give his name but felt compelled to share his story. A few weeks ago he says he messaged a woman named Kim on the online dating site. “I […]

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    Inmate gasped, snorted during 2-hour execution after experimental formula of drugs used

    FLORENCE, Ariz. — Arizona inmate Joseph Wood died some two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said. “It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew our efforts to get information about the manufacturer of drugs as well as how Arizona came up with the experimental formula of drugs it used today. “Arizona appears to have joined several other states […]

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    FLIR thermal imaging camera will give iPhone users night vision

    WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KPTV) — Oregon-based company FLIR is releasing a thermal imaging camera for the iPhone that will let iPhone users see invisible heat energy. FLIR’s heat sensing camera attaches to the iPhone 5 like an extra case, and the battery lasts about two hours, allowing users to see infrared imagery and learn which items are hot or cold. The phone is still slim enough to fit in your pocket. “We really think this is going to be a game […]

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    Mother accused of stealing infant son’s ashes

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A woman accused of stealing the ashes of her 7-month-old son faced a judge on Wednesday. Raisa Gonzalez, 21, was arrested at the Mohegan Sun Casino on July 13. She appeared in court around 10 a.m. in Bridgeport where she was given another court date. Her boyfriend, 23-year-old Edwards Santos, was there as well. Police said she and Santos stole an urn of ashes from the Luz de Paz Funeral Home in Bridgeport back in March. Gonzalez’s son […]

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    GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

    NEW YORK — In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones. That brief pause ended Wednesday, as the automaker announced it was recalling 718,000 cars and trucks for a variety of different problems. The problems ranged from a broken screw that could cause front seats to move up and down freely to problems with some welds to problems with the power steering. GM said it is aware of […]

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    Man missing from Jason Aldean concert found dead in landfill

    OHIO — The Lorain County coroner was expected to perform an autopsy Wednesday on Cory Barron, the man whose body was found at a landfill days after he was last seen at a Jason Aldean show at Progressive Field. The landfill was located in New Russia Township, 35 miles away from Cleveland. A worker discovered his body Tuesday just after a truck had delivered a load. Barron, 22, of Fremont, still had his ID and concert ticket in his pocket. […]

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    4-year-old boy banned from doughnut shop because of ‘rude’ question

    MONROE, Conn. – Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. “We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he’s not allowed in here, he’s rude’,” said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman […]

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    Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

    As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan’s Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported. At least nine other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane, which happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported. CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building. The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known. Some media reports said the […]

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    President Obama’s approval rating remains unchanged since March

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there’s little evidence he has suffered so far this year a “Katrina moment” that caused his predecessor’s numbers to plummet. A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that public opinion of the President has barely budged in the wake of new challenges that Obama has faced this year. According to the poll, which was released Wednesday, the President’s approval rating among Americans stands at 42 percent . That’s not great, […]