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    Lost hiker’s message in daily journal: Please call husband when my body is found

    MAINE — Geraldine Largay knew she was so very lost that the chances of her making it out of the thick Maine woods were gone. She had been writing in her journal every day and one of her final entries showed she was resigned to her fate. “When you find my body please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry. It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found me […]

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    Mother of “Affluenza” teen Ethan Couch indicted by a grand jury

    The mother of the teenager who claimed his affluent upbringing made him less culpable for killing four people while driving drunk has been indicted by a Texas grand jury. Tonya Couch faces charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering, said Samantha Jordan, spokeswoman for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. The charges arise from a trip Couch and her son, Ethan Couch, took to Mexico while he was serving 10 years on probation for intoxication manslaughter. More […]

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    Where the Obamas will live after the White House

    The Obamas will be moving into this nine-bedroom mansion in a posh neighborhood in the District of Columbia while Sasha finishes high school, Politico is reporting. (Google Maps) WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will lease a home in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood after he leaves the White House next year, CNN has confirmed. The real estate is reportedly a house owned by Joe Lockhart, who served as White House press secretary under former President Bill Clinton. CNN reached out to Lockhart, […]

  • State Department Inspector General report faulted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for not complying with policies for email preservation, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN on Wednesday.

    State Department: ‘Only partial understanding’ of Clinton’s email use

    A State Department spokesman on Thursday questioned why those with knowledge of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email didn’t provide better information, adding “there was only a partial understanding of how much Secretary Clinton relied on personal email.” The spokesman, Mark Toner, told reporters that “the people who may have had a broader knowledge or a fuller appreciation of — to the extent at which Secretary Clinton was using her personal email — are no longer here at the […]

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    Tornado streak continued Thursday in central U.S.

    It’s been dark and stormy for a swath of the Plains. Tornadoes have been touching down in the central states since Monday and the streak continued Thursday. Tornado warnings remain in effect in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa and Missouri with the possibility of “couple tornadoes,” large hail up to two inches in diameter and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. But many of them will expire late Thursday. A […]

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    Louisiana governor signs ‘blue lives matter’ bill

    LOUISIANA — With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday expanding the state’s hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. “Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety,” Edwards said Thursday, adding, “they deserve every protection […]

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    Memorial Day weekend traffic expected to be one of the most dangerous in years

    Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. But along with beach trips, barbecues and vacations, it marks the start of the worst season for traffic fatalities, and this year’s holiday weekend is expected to be one of the most dangerous in years. A new report by the National Safety Council estimates that 439 Americans will be killed on the road this Memorial Day weekend, the highest number since 2009 and about 100 more than in 2014. (The final number for […]

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    Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has the delegates to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, according to a CNN delegate count Thursday. While Trump has had the nomination locked down for weeks, he has now reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates with the help of previously uncommitted delegates who now support his candidacy. A handful of states, including the large prizes of California and New Jersey, will hold the final primaries on June 7. While Trump will not formally accept the party’s nomination […]

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    Dr. Beach’s top 10 best U.S. beaches for 2016

    On the eastern end of Oahu, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve offers a white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano. This marine-protected area, 10 miles from Waikiki Beach, was the first beach to ban smoking in Hawaii, a move to protect tropical fish in the area. Oahu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve topped Dr. Beach’s 26th annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches, released Thursday. Dr. Beach, also known as coastal expert and Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman, […]

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    Sports Authority’s “Going Out of Business Sale” now underway!

    BROOKFIELD — Sports Authority’s “Going Out of Business Sale” is now underway! The sale kicked off on Thursday, May 26th, and is taking place at all Sports Authority locations. There are four Sports Authority stores in the Milwaukee area: 16220 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield 5850 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale 5070 S. 74th Street, Greenfield 2950 Golf Road, Delafield Sports Authority, once the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer, announced this month it will close its remaining stores after failing to find […]

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    Woman caught trying to smuggle meth-filled burritos across the border

    There’s no end to the industriousness of drug smugglers. They’ve tried to smuggle in pot in fake carrots. They’ve tried a drone to drop heroin into a prison yard. This week, border agents in Tucson, Arizona, said they busted a woman trying to sneak in a pound of meth disguised as burritos. The operative word here is “disguised.” Because clearly the smuggler didn’t put much thought into it. No fixings to blanket it in. Not even an aluminum foil wrapper […]

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    Mom says girl recorded having sex in school bathroom was victim of human trafficking

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A community firestorm erupted after hearing about a 15-year-old girl having sex with boys in the bathroom at a Florida high school. The county’s sheriff’s office has even become involved after images and videos of the sex acts ended up on social media. A lot of people have commented and shared the story, many casting judgment about the young girl. Her mother reached out to the local NBC affiliate, WBBH, asking the media outlet to share […]

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