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    Patti Labelle launches 5 new desserts at Walmart

    NEW YORK — Patti LaBelle is making an encore. Her sweet potato pie was a smash-hit last year for Walmart, her exclusive retailer. Now she’s expanding her line to include five new desserts: berry cobbler, apple cobbler, peach cobbler, apple pecan cake and sweet potato loaf. LaBelle’s sweet potato pie hit stores last August, but it wasn’t a huge success until YouTube star James Wright Chanel sang its praises in a expletive-laced video that went viral. “I want to taste […]

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    Donald Trump campaign hires ex-Christie aide fired amid Bridgegate scandal

    Donald Trump’s campaign has hired a former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who was fired amid the Bridgegate scandal Donald Trump campaign hires ex-Christie aide fired amid Bridgegate scandal, a source with knowledge of the decision told CNN on Friday. Bill Stepien, Christie’s former campaign manager and deputy chief of staff, is joining the Trump campaign as its national field director, adding a heavy dose of campaign experience — but also controversy — to Trump’s struggling campaign. NBC […]

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    $2,500 reward is now offered for information in killings of nuns in Mississippi

    DURANT, Mississippi — Mississippi authorities are now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer of two nuns who spent decades helping the poor. The women were found stabbed in a residence in Durant, north of Jackson, Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said. The nuns were identified as Paula Merrill and Margaret Held. Held worked with the School Sisters of Saint Francis in Milwaukee, and Merrill worked with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky. A blue Toyota Corolla that […]

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    EpiPen outrage may fuel cheap generic in 2017

    NEW YORK — Help for parents outraged by skyrocketing EpiPen prices could be coming as soon as next year. A generic alternative for the lifesaving allergy treatment is being developed by Teva Pharmaceuticals. The company has indicated the generic treatment may arrive as early as next year, creating a cheaper alternative to EpiPen, which has cornered an estimated 94% of the market. In fact, some Wall Street analysts believe the national outcry over the 400% increase in EpiPen prices may […]

  • Detective Justin Albauer with the Martin County Sheriff's Department pulled Brianna Byrnes over who was a heroin addict and thanked him for arresting her.

    Recovering heroin addict thanks officer who arrested her

    STUART, Florida — Brianna Byrnes knew she needed help, but she didn’t know where to start. Her decade-old heroin addiction had destroyed her relationships and her life. It was August 28, 2015. Byrnes and her mom spent the day calling detox centers around Florida and were coming up with no answers. They called dozens of rehab centers, Byrnes estimates, but without insurance, weren’t able to find placement. They felt like they were running out of options. Byrnes’ mother went to […]

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    New malware means you need to update your iPhone

    SAN FRANCISCO — One of the most significant iPhone hacks to date was outed with a simple text message. Security researchers on Thursday announced they had discovered a new piece of iPhone malware that allowed attackers to see virtually everything on your iPhone. They traced the previously unknown spyware back to an Israeli-based company called the NSO Group. NSO openly sells software that it says can track a person’s mobile phone — and many of its clients are governments. At […]

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    Pistorius prosecutors lose appeal for harsher sentence

    JOHANNESBURG  — A South African judge on Friday rejected a request by prosecutors seeking to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel argued that Pistorius’ sentence for the crime was “shockingly lenient” and that the state should be granted the opportunity to appeal for a stiffer sentence. Meanwhile, defense lawyer Barry Roux argued that the legal process had been thoroughly exhausted and the prosecution’s leave to appeal should be dismissed. Judge Thokozile Masipa […]

  • August 26, 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of Women's Equality Day, designated in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

    On Women’s Equality Day, a look back at the early fight for equal rights

    Friday marks the 45th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, designated in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. But voting was only the beginning for some women’s rights advocates, who pivoted in the 1920s to the larger issue of enshrining equal rights in the Constitution. Penned by Alice Paul, the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1923 by Rep. Daniel R. Anthony, nephew of women’s suffrage leader […]

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    “Senseless:” 2 nuns, 1 from Milwaukee, found slain in Mississippi home; motive unclear

    DURANT, Mississippi — Two nuns who spent decades helping the poor were found dead Thursday in a home in Holmes County, Mississippi, authorities said. One was from Milwaukee. The women were found stabbed in a residence in Durant, north of Jackson, Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said. The nuns were identified as Paula Merrill and Margaret Held. Held worked with the School Sisters of Saint Francis in Milwaukee, and Merrill worked with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky. School Sisters of […]

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    Italy earthquake: Rescuers’ desperate search for survivors as toll hits 250

    SALETTA, Italy — A girl who endured nearly 17 hours in the rubble after this week’s earthquake has undergone surgery and is doing well, Italian national news agency ANSA said late Thursday. After mostly pulling bodies from the rubble, rescue crews in Pescara del Tronto were overjoyed Wednesday evening to hear what sounded like the cries of a survivor. “Quiet! Quiet,” they said, getting closer to the source of the sound. The scene was captured on video by CNN affiliate Sky […]

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    Judge under fire for handling of former Stanford student’s sexual assault case will no longer hear criminal cases

    The California judge under fire for his handling of a sexual assault case involving a now-former Stanford student will no longer hear criminal cases, a Santa Clara County Superior Court spokesman said. Judge Aaron Persky is facing a recall effort after sentencing former student Brock Turner to six months in jail for felony rape. Effective September 6, Persky will hear cases in the civil division, Presiding Judge Risë Jones Pichon said in a statement. “While I firmly believe in Judge […]

  • John Barnes joined 17,000 other patients waiting for liver transplants

    Son donates part of liver to save his dad

    Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes’ son returned the favor. Barnes had cirrhosis of the liver, and he needed a transplant to survive. His name went on a list with about 17,000 patients, each one desperately waiting for a donated liver. The grim statistic is that 1,500 people die each year waiting. There are just not enough donors. He hated the thought that someone would have to die in order for him to […]


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