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Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid U.S. standoff

AOL TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and “any scenario,” its chief commander said Saturday, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack … Continue reading

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United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack

AOL WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. The Pentagon said … Continue reading

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Barges Hit Bridge on Interstate 10 in Texas; Portions of Roadway Remain Flooded

The Weather Channel A bridge on Interstate 10 in Texas was shut down indefinitely Friday morning after at least two runaway barges hit it overnight. The bridge crosses the San Jacinto River about 15 miles east of Houston.

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Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Is Dead

New York Times Ric Ocasek, the songwriter, rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the Cars, was found dead on Sunday afternoon at his townhouse in Manhattan, according to the New York Police Department. No cause of death was available on Sunday night. … Continue reading

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Texas A&M researchers quietly bred sick dogs in hopes of finding human muscular dystrophy cure

The Eagle – by Rebekah Allen A colony of golden retrievers and Labrador mixes lives in an unmarked building at Texas A&M. Few Aggies will ever see them, and many of the dogs will never know another home. The building … Continue reading

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‘My AR is ready for you’: GOP lawmaker sends ominous message to Beto O’Rourke

AOL Briscoe Cain, a Republican serving in the Texas House of Representatives, is facing a possible FBI investigation over a threatening message he sent to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Cain wrote on … Continue reading

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‘Human Error’ Caused Warning Siren Failure as Tornadoes and Straight-Line Winds Ripped Through Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Weather Channel As tornadoes and straight-line winds blew off roofs and destroyed buildings Tuesday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, most of the city’s warning sirens failed to sound. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken said Wednesday that the problem … Continue reading

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Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

KBTX WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise … Continue reading

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RECALL: Air rifles can unexpectedly fire, posing risk of serious injury or death

KBTX BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB/Gray News) – Some air rifles that can unexpectedly fire, even if the safety is engaged, are being recalled. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Sept. 10 that about 1,400 DIANA Stormrider Gen 2 Air … Continue reading

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This is our “Chernobyl”: Frontline’s “Flint’s Deadly Water” exposes shocking Legionnaires’ crisis

Salon Watching Jassmine McBride struggle to breathe is vicariously excruciating, particularly in one scene during “Flint’s Deadly Water” showing her on a hospital gurney, writhing with discomfort. Her painful  is palpable on two levels, the physical aspect being more obvious. … Continue reading

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Why Peak Fall Foliage Could Be Delayed This Year

Weather Channel Fall color will likely reach its peak later than usual this year across a large portion of the United States, and the weather is to blame. By mid-September, some parts of the Rockies and northern tier often begin … Continue reading

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Former top FEMA official busted for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria

New York Post – by Mark Moore A former top official in the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking bribes from the head of a company who received $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair … Continue reading

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A sixth person has died of a vaping-related lung illness

Philly Voice – by John Kopp A sixth person has died of a severe lung disease tied to vaping. Kansas health officials confirmed on Tuesday that a person over the age of 50 died of a lung illness after vaping. It … Continue reading

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Hurricane Dorian Damaged Historic Structures and Changed the Coastline Along Parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks

The Weather Channel Hurricane Dorian’s storm surge and battering surf changed the coastline of parts of North Carolina’s southernmost Outer Banks by carving dozens of new inlets into the beach there. The National Park Service (NPS) estimated 54 new inlets were … Continue reading

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Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort

Politico In early Spring of this year, an Air National Guard crew made a routine trip from the U.S. to Kuwait to deliver supplies. What wasn’t routine was where the crew stopped along the way: President Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort, … Continue reading

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FBI, local law enforcement launch awareness campaign against hoax threats

The Eagle In response to several threats made toward area schools in recent weeks — and a broader climate including mass shootings in Texas and beyond — the FBI and numerous local law enforcement personnel gathered in Bryan on Thursday … Continue reading

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Gun owners respond to Walmart and Kroger gun policy change

WVVA MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) As mass shootings become more and more commonplace, Walmart and Kroger are both changing their policies regarding  guns. Walmart is no longer selling ammunition for hand guns and short-barrel rifles, requesting customers to refrain from openly … Continue reading

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Fred Meyer’s parent company, Kroger, joins Walmart in asking customers not to open carry

KATU 2 Walmart and the parent company of Fred Meyer stores are both asking customers not to openly carry firearms into their stores, even if it’s legal in their state. Walmart announced that they would be taking the step on … Continue reading

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Vegan woman in Western Australia takes neighbors to court because she can smell their barbecue

AOL A vegan woman is taking her neighbors to court over the smell of their backyard barbecue, according to Australia’s 9News.  Cilla Carden, who lives in the Australian city of Perth, has filed a complaint with her region’s highest court over the issue. … Continue reading

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The Scourge of Worker Wellness Programs

The New Republic – by Lena Solow When teachers and other school staff in West Virginia walked off the job in 2018, news coverage of the historic strike focused on bread-and-butter issues like their rising health-care premiums and low wages. … Continue reading

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