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  • A woman and a baby were rescued from a burning van on the Interstate Bridge on Thursday.

    Man saves baby from burning van

    Portland, Oregon — It was a wild morning on the bridge that connects Oregon and Washington after a van slammed into the back of a construction truck and burst into flames with two women and a baby inside, according to KPTV. Now, one of the workers who rushed to help is sharing his story. Chad Worthington works for Portland-based D & H Flagging, Inc., and was on the Interstate Bridge on Thursday morning in a truck designed to protect work crews […]

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    Mountain guide dies after falling into Grand Teton canyon

    GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming — A mountain guide died after falling into a canyon at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, authorities said. Park Rangers identified the guide as Gary Falk, 42, of Ouray, Colorado. He had been working for Exum Mountain Guides for 12 years, according to a statement. Park officials said they were notified Saturday morning that Falk had fallen about 2,400 feet in the Valhalla Canyon near the Black Ice Coulier. He had been leading a group […]

  • DNC chair won’t speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

    WASHINGTON — The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort “to keep the peace” in the party, a Democrat familiar with the […]

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    Man accused of killing girlfriend, living with her corpse

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man is accused of killing his girlfriend and then living with her corpse for days. Jonathan Lewis Herndon, 48, has been charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse, according to WAVE and LMPD. Louisville police say it appears the woman died of blunt force trauma, with the man putting a garbage bag on her head. He then allegedly tried to hide her body under a pile of clothes. The body was […]

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    Verizon warns HUGE data users: Switch plans or else

    Verizon customers who use excessive data must make a choice — switch plans or lose service. The wireless provider informed affected customers about the change — a small number of unlimited data users whose usage is “hundreds of times” greater than the average, Verizon said in a statement. Users who fit this category must switch over to one of Verizon’s new plans by August 31. If they don’t, their lines will get disconnected. “More than 100 million Americans rely on […]

  • This picture shows a VHS videocassette recorder in Tokyo on July 22, 2016.
The world's last videocassette recorder is set to roll off the factory line as a Japanese manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-theatre technology. Funai Electric, which says it is the world's last VCR manufacturer, pointed to a sharp decline in demand and trouble sourcing parts. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

    R.I.P.: The world’s last VCR will be manufactured this month

    HONG KONG — R.I.P., VCR. Japan’s Funai Electric, which claims to be the world’s last VCR manufacturer, says it will cease production of the machines this month. Funai started manufacturing video-cassette recorders in 1983, and at one point was selling 15 million units a year. Alas, the clunky VCR has since been replaced by an array of new technologies: DVDs, Blu-ray, and now, streaming video services. Last year, Funai sold 750,000 units, and found it was getting harder to find […]

  • Leslie Van Houten was originally sentenced to death on November 3, 1971 for two counts of first-degree murder for the August 10, 1969 homicides of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca and conspiracy to commit murder in the August 9, 1969 deaths of Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steven Parent, Sharon Tate Polanski, and Thomas Jay Sebring. She was the youngest of the Charlie Manson followers.

    ‘Charles Manson family’ murderer Leslie Van Houten denied parole

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole to former Manson family member Leslie Van Houten, saying that the murder convict “currently poses an unreasonable danger to society.” Earlier this year, the Board of Parole Hearings had recommended her release. Van Houten and other followers of Charles Manson were convicted for the 1969 murders of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary. In 1994, Van Houten described her part in the killings in a prison interview with CNN’s […]

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    ISIS targets minority group; 80 dead, 260 hurt

    KABUL, Afghanistan — ISIS is claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. “I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from the scene,” said Fatima Faizi, an Afghan freelance journalist. So far, 80 bodies and more than 260 wounded people were taken to hospitals in Kabul, according to Ismail Kawoosi, a spokesman for the Afghan Health Ministry. Sayed […]

  • Left to right: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (Images: Getty)

    Trump’s and Clinton’s running mates are both Marine dads; Kaine has son at Camp Lejeune

    WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic vice presidential picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine have at least one thing in common: They’re both proud parents of officers in the US Marine Corps. Pence’s son, Lt. Michael Pence, is currently undergoing pilot training at Whiting Naval Air Station Field in Florida, according to a statement from the US Marine Corps. He commissioned in the Marine Corps in 2015. And Kaine’s eldest son, Nathaniel, is a First Lieutenant based […]

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    9 victims, gunman dead in Munich rampage, police say

    MUNICH — At least nine people were killed and 21 others hurt Friday in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, police said. Police searched for attackers, found a man who had killed himself and concluded he was the only gunman, the police chief said. The unidentified gunman was an 18-year-old German-Iranian who had lived in Munich for more than two years, Chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters. No group has claimed responsibility and police have not […]

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) acknowledge the crowd during a campaign event at Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College July 14, 2016, in Annandale, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Hillary Clinton selects Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

    Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic ticket, she announced Friday. “I’m thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who’s devoted his life to fighting for others. -H,” she tweeted. She is set to introduce her new partner at a campaign rally Saturday in Miami, a recognition of Florida’s pivotal importance in the fall. It’s also a chance […]

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    Paramedics arrested for degrading ‘selfies’ with patients

    OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — Two Florida paramedics have been arrested for engaging in a “selfie war” competition by taking pictures with patients under their care. “Many patients were intubated, sedated, or otherwise unconscious at the time,” said Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley’s office Facebook page. “The defendants exchanged texts challenging each other to produce more selfies and to ‘step up’ their game.” Deputies arrested Kayla Renee Dubois, 24, of Navarre, Thursday and Christopher Wimmer, 33, of Crestview, turned himself in […]

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