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    Obama’s credit card declined at restaurant, First Lady pays for dinner

    NEW YORK — Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, he recalled a moment last month when, at the end of a dinner out in New York City, his plastic was declined. “I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on,” he said. “Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain […]

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    100-year-old math teacher who refuses to retire says she ‘can’t sit back and do nothing’

    NEW YORK — For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it’s pretty much warranted. “This is very exciting!” Scotto said as she and her daughter Michelle crowded around a radio in a quaint living room, listening to a news report honoring her birthday. Mrs. Scotto is celebrating a milestone turning 100 years old. What’s even more incredible, she is still part of […]

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    Caught on camera: Woman accused of abusing child at daycare

    MANCHESTER, Conn. — The video would unnerve any parent with a child in daycare. Taken on a cell phone at a daycare in Manchester, the video appears to show Devan L. Vanover, 25, holding a child’s head and screaming right into her ear. The child was crying for her blanket. It’s unclear who took the video, reported WTIC. Vanover is next seen putting her hand on the child’s head to flip her around and then forced in the corner. The […]

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    Deaf woman heartbroken after deaf dog shot, killed

    ALABAMA — A deaf woman in Alabama is heartbroken after her deaf dog was shot and killed in broad daylight, according to WKRG. Tabitha Venable lost her hearing when she was just four years old. When she got her dog, Si, she was simply drawn to him. Si was also deaf. “They were about to put to him sleep, because he was deaf,” Venable said. “And I told her I wanted to see him, and he probably needed a deaf […]

  • Michael Dunn.

    Man gets life without parole for murdering Florida teen over loud music

    A Florida judge Friday sentenced Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The sentence, imposed nearly two years after Dunn shot and killed Davis during an argument over loud music, also carries an additional 90 years for three convictions of attempted murder and firing a weapon into a vehicle. “This case demonstrates that our justice system does work,” Duval County Judge Russell Healey said moments before sentencing Dunn. Dunn, 47, […]

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    Man dubbed ‘Spider Man’ after spider burrows under skin for days

    AUSTRALIA — A man in Australia has been dubbed “Spider Man” after a bizarre turn of events during a trip to Bali. A mark on Dylan Maxwell’s belly may look like a gruesome scar, but it’s actually the trail left by a spider that burrowed under his skin. The tiny tropical spider burrowed through a small appendix scar and traveled up into his torso, leaving a red, scar-like trail from his naval to his chest. It survived there for three days. Maxwell was […]

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    College student recants Ebola story

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Southwestern College officials said the student, who prompted the Ebola scare causing students to be quarantined Thursday, recanted her story . The student recanted her the claim that she had been possibly exposed to Ebola, school officials announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Students were quarantined Thursday as a precaution after a student at the school reported possible exposure to Ebola, KSWB reported. A female student reported that her sister exhibited flu-like symptoms and had been hospitalized […]

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    Police officer saves choking woman, wants to meet her again

    ANDERSON, S.C. — A SC State Transport Police officer wants to learn the name of a woman whose life he may have saved on the side of I-85 in Anderson County. LCpl. E. J. New said he was on patrol in September when he pulled a tractor-trailer over for a speeding violation, WHNS reported. What happened next, he said, was unexpected. A second truck pulled up behind New, and he said the driver needed help. “Lady gets out, comes running […]

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    Infant dies from enterovirus – ‘We didn’t know he was sick,’ dad says

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — A Valley couple is reeling from the loss of their infant son, and reached out to KTVK after doctors confirmed enterovirus killed him. KTVK has learned that baby, Lancen Kendall, is one of 24 cases statewide that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing for the deadly D68 strain. Lancen’s parents say he showed no signs or symptoms that he was sick and that he just didn’t wake up from a nap earlier this month. He was […]

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    Coming soon: Call Starbucks, and have your latte waiting

    NEW YORK — For those of you who just can’t wait to spend $4 for your Venti latte, Starbucks is about to allow customers to pre-order and prepay for their daily caffeine hit using a mobile app. The service, aimed at attracting customers who are put off by the lines during the morning rush, will debut in the Portland market later this year and be rolled out to stores nationally in 2015, the company announced Thursday. The announcement comes about […]

  • Ron Klain.

    Obama will name Ron Klain ‘Ebola czar’

    President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his “Ebola czar,” knowledgeable sources tell CNN. The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the idea to have one individual coordinating the entire federal response to any threat of an outbreak in the United States. “It may make sense for us to have one person … so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and […]

  • Zachary Johnson. Angela Meador.

    Woman groped on airplane shares her story

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Goodlettsville woman who said she was groped mid-flight is sharing her story publicly for the first time. Police say Zachary Johnson, 33, inappropriately touched Angela Meador, 31, on a flight from Orlando to Nashville Wednesday, reported WSMV. Meador, a law student in Florida, was heading home to Tennessee for some personal time. She was seated by the window on a Southwest Airlines flight next to two male passengers. Meador said during the flight, the man in […]

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