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Salisbury man who opened fire in DC pizzeria pleads guilty

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The North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside Washington pizzeria Comet Ping Pong last December pleaded guilty to two charges on March 24. Welch in December allegedly showed up at the popular pizza restaurant armed with a.38-Caliber Colt revolver and a Colt AR-15 rifle after reading reports online about a supposed sex ring there. Read More »

IL lawmakers introduce bill to legalize marijuana

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Sen. Heather Steans, sponsor of the Senate version of the bill, notes that Oregon collected more than $60 million in new revenue from a tax on marijuana - more than six times what the Oregon Liquor Control Commission expected for the 2015-2017 budget period - and Colorado collected more than $140 million from taxes on legal weed sales. Read More »

The ART Advisors LLC Purchases Shares of 29200 Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD)

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Sears's forewarning comes after more optimistic signs from the company, which has been working on a turnaround under Chief Executive Officer Eddie Lampert. In other words, many think Sears will go under. Johnson, though, believes one avenue for Sears could be returning to its roots as a direct-to-consumer company, only using the internet versus the old catalog. Read More »

'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs $350 Million Worldwide

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The 37-year-old actor says he had lost touch with how fantastic the journey of the antagonist in the Bill Condon film was, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Domestically, IMAX represented seven of the film's top 10 locations. The British actress was reportedly given an upfront pay cheque of $3 million (£2.4 million) but depending on how well the movie goes over with audiences, sources are suggesting that she could take home up five times that amount. Read More »

Kim Jong-nam's embalmed body can remain from rotting for three months

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Experts say the VX nerve agent used to kill Kim was nearly certainly produced in a sophisticated state weapons laboratory, and North Korea is widely believed to possess large quantities of chemical weapons. "We have obtained the red notice for the four North Korean men who were at the airport during the incident". A red notice is the nearest equivalent to an global arrest warrant. Read More »

Subway says new study proves its chicken is chicken

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The popular fast food chain's yummy chicken strips contained only 42.8 percent chicken. The sandwich chain enjoys a loyal following of clients wanting healthy-ish fast meals, but a recent investigation by CBC's Marketplace revealed that the chicken used in Subway's sandwiches is only 50 percent chicken. Read More »

More Flu Deaths Reported in NC Last Week

Health officials say young children, and the elderly are the most susceptible to the outbreak of this virus. While flu activity remains elevated over the baseline rate of 2.2% for influenza-like illness, the new national report offers some good news during a flu season marked by severe illness. Read More »

Strenuous Workout May Kill Male Sex Drive

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In news that will come as a relief to couch potatoes the world over, a new study suggests that men who frequent the gym have less sex than their apparently lazier counterparts. He is also looking forward to determining which of the two has a bigger impact on male sex drive - workout intensity or workout length - and determining the point where exercise begins to have a negative effect on it. Read More »

Drug OD deaths almost tripled since 1999, CDC says

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Heroin, however, has been a growing concern in the U.S. The CDC noted in 2015 that heroin use has increased among both men and women across most age ages and income level. In 2015, adults aged 45-54 had the highest rate (30.0). Beyond opioids, cocaine was responsible for 13 percent of fatal overdoses in 2015, up from 11 percent in 2010. Read More »

Children with ADHD have some smaller brain regions, study shows

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Hoogman and colleagues analyzed MRI scans for more than 3,200 people in nine countries aged four to 63, of whom 1,713 who had ADHD. Caye says the finding around the amygdala was particularly interesting, as researchers have known that many children suffered from poor emotional regulation, but that imaging had not connected the dots. Read More »

Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

Flu season is still in full swing across the mid-south and the Shelby County Health Department is trying to make getting a flu shot easier. It is important that those who have underlying health conditions or may be caregivers of high-risk individuals check with their physicians or healthcare providers about antiviral medications that might help them recover more quickly from the flu. Read More »

India's largest state Uttar Pradesh goes to polls

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were at their articulate best during the launch of 'Common Minimum Programme' in Lucknow today. The other six polling phases will be held on February 15, 19, 23 and 27 and on March 4 and 8. The chief minister also said everyone's horoscope was available on the internet. Read More »

Video Exposes Planned Parenthood's Abortion Quotas

When Planned Parenthood officials consider each contraceptive, pregnancy test, etc. their centers give away as one thing they do; they ignore the fact that the more than 300,000 abortions they do every year make up a large percentage of their income. Read More »

Trump on travel ban: 'Call it what you want'

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While the order makes no mention of Islam or Muslims , it prioritises "minority religion" refugee claims when immigration resumes from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia , Sudan, Syria and Yemen. "My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering". The ripple effect still is being felt from global high-tech companies to university campuses to the National Basketball Association. Read More »

(Audio) Friday Is American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day

A special Go Red for Women fashion show at the luncheon will feature original fashions in red created by student designers from Texas Woman's University and the University of North Texas Fashion Design Departments. Traditionally, we think about men being the primary victims of heart disease, but each year, it claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. Read More »

PH bet Maxine Medina included in list of evening gown standouts

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Philippines' bet Maxine Medina wows the crowd at the 65th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition held at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Harvey-who made the infamous blunder in 2015 when he declared then-Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the 2015 Miss Universe instead of the Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach-arrived via a chartered flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport past 9 a.m. Read More »

Mike Tomlin taking Ben Roethlisberger retirement talk seriously

The comments came as head coach Mike Tomlin was getting ready to hold his final news conference of the season. Tomlin told reporters he's calm about Roethlisberger's situation and will talk to the veteran Steelers quarterback. "When I'm done, I think I'll know". As Tomlin put it, "he is the most significant component in what it is we do". Pray this is just him blowing off some very public steam, and pray the team reacts accordingly and makes him feel like he's not only wanted, but needed, ... Read More »

Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife'

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When police officers arrived, Ripple said he was the culprit and was taken into custody. He pleaded guilty and now faces up to 20 years in the slammer. Ripple's sentencing date has not yet been set. According to court papers: "Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife... and told her he'd rather be in jail than at home". Read More »

Hurry up! Get your flu shot

Pregnant women and those with chronic health conditions are also considered high risk. With the flu season underway in the United States, new surveillance data shows that influenza activity has been slowly increasing nationally since starting low in October. Read More »

Former SA Open champ Westner killed in shooting

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Westner turned professional in 1981 and won his home South African Open on two occasions in 1988 and 1991, while it was exclusively a Sunshine Tour event. So shocked to hear of the death of Wayne Westner , double former victor of SA Open and victor of Dubai Desert Classic. Renowned Sky Sports commentator Ewen Murray, hinted at the "demons" Westner had to deal with, writing: WayneWestner;tormented golfing genius.Brilliant player with demons.Sad end for a more than decent colleague. Read More »

FDNY handling derailment of LIRR train with at least 76 hurt

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Bridge said she has a very bad headache and feels nauseous after smacking her head into the seat in front of her. "We were fortunate. I don't believe there was anyone in the room (that was struck)". "But, you know, hopefully everything is fine, pray to god that everything is fine". The Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are part of that probe. Read More »

Keeping New Year's Resolutions

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However, some people tell JET 24/FOX 66 they stopped making resolutions because they don't stick to them. This year, I don't know what to do. That brought a nod from her friend, Tana Lick, who agrees with the goal-setting concept. Being a better person may be an overall more fulfilling prospect, but saving extra cash is on the mids of some key demographics. First, choose the Resolutions or Pledges that you wish to make public. Read More »

Judge orders evaluation of Dylann Roof before sentencing

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Roof's lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Thursday to delay a hearing scheduled for January 2 to determine if the convicted shooter is competent for his sentencing trial, which is scheduled to start the next morning. A jury found Roof guilty December 15 on all 33 counts, including hate crimes and obstruction of religion. The motion was sealed, but Gergel said defence lawyers stated it was spurred by facts developed since the judge found Roof competent after a hearing held in ... Read More »

BP to buy Australian grocer Woolworths's fuel business for about £1bn

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He added that Woolworths will use the $1.785 billion from the sale to strengthen the company's balance sheet and in its core business. Of course, many consumers will be wondering what this deal means for Woolworths' generous fuel offer which has traditionally scratched 4 cents per litre off of fuel purchases after the customer spends a certain amount in Woolworths' supermarkets. Read More »