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  • Dead Body Parts Wash Up On Rio De Janeiro Beach Near Olympic Volleyball Venue

    Body parts wash up at Olympic volleyball venue in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Parts of a dismembered body were found along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, just steps from where Olympic volleyball players will be competing this summer. A street vendor made the grisly discovery – a mutilated, human corpse wrapped in black plastic. The sex of the victim could not be determined, according to the Journal of Brazil. A police officer who is part of the country’s effort to secure tourist areas, was punished after sending […]

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    Toyota Recalls 1.4 Million Cars for Airbag Problem

    NEW YORK — Toyota is recalling 1.4 million cars worldwide for a problems with exploding airbags. Though Toyota said this recall does not involve a Takata airbag, it has not identified the supplier. Toyota said it is not aware of any deaths or injuries related to this latest airbag recall. It also said the cause of the problem, and the solution, is different from the Takata problem. In this recall, the airbags are on the side of the car, not […]

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    Istanbul Terror Attack: 41 Killed; Airport Resumes Flights Amid Blood, Shattered Glass

    ISTANBUL, Turkey — As passengers at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport waited to board their flights Wednesday, workers picked up shattered glass and washed away blood that was barely dry. Turkey’s Prime Minister declared a national day of mourning, one day after three terrorists attacked the arrivals hall and a nearby parking area with gunfire and explosive devices, killing 41 people. Of the 239 people injured, 109 remained hospitalized Wednesday, official said. At least 13 of those killed were foreign nationals, a Turkish […]

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    Ikea Recall: Here’s What You Need to Know

    NEW YORK — Ikea is offering refunds as part of a recall of 29 million chests and dressers. The furniture is prone to tipping over and has been linked to the deaths of several children. In a statement on Tuesday, the company said it would offer full and partial refunds, as well as free home installation of wall brackets. The full and partial refunds will be issued once customers return the furniture. They can either bring their items back to […]

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    Can a Baby’s Motor Skills Predict Future Success?

    The moment when a baby crawls or walks for the first time is something most of us document in our family scrapbooks for sentimental reasons, but a new study suggests that the milestone could provide valuable foresight. Scientists have long known that certain motor milestones, such as crawling or walking, can help parents and clinicians track early childhood development. Now, it turns out that those milestones might be tied to a child’s future development, according to the study, which published […]

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    Pat Summitt, Legendary Women’s Basketball Coach, Dies at 64

    Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, died Tuesday. Her death came five years after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 64. Summitt battled the disease with “fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced,” her son, Tyler Summitt, said. “Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is […]

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    Ikea to recall dressers after death of third child

    NEW YORK — Ikea is recalling millions of dressers that can tip over and are being blamed for the deaths of three children. The dressers have been known to fall over if they are not fastened to the wall, and the issue was already linked to the death of two toddlers that spurred Ikea to launch a repair program in July 2015. “We are announcing this recall today given the recent tragic death of a third child. It is clear […]

  • Volkswagen has agreed to pay a fine of up to $15 billion for selling cars with software designed to cheat on emissions tests, according to a source familiar with the settlement.

    Volkswagen Agrees to Record $14.7 Billion Settlement Over Emissions Cheating

    NEW YORK — Volkswagen’s deliberate cheating on emissions tests will cost it a record $14.7 billion. And that’s just the start of its problems. The settlement is only a preliminary step in the case; the automaker still faces possible criminal charges, as well as civil penalties for Clean Air Act violations. The Department of Justice is investigating possible criminal charges against both the company and individuals, said Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. Volkswagen’s wrongdoing constituted “the most flagrant violations of […]

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    Bon Jovi Surprises Fan Battling Cancer

    Toms River, NJ — What started as a family meal turned into the surprise of a lifetime for cancer patient Carol Cesario. Her daughter Rosie Skripkunis was shooting video when rocker Jon Bon Jovi greeted Cesario while she ate with family at the musician’s restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River, New Jersey. “Mom’s dream came true,” Skripkunis wrote on Facebook, sharing photos and the video, which has more than 116,000 views. It was a well-executed surprise that started a […]

  • In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday, June 27, 2016 threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued that if it had been allowed to go into effect it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state.

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Access Law

    WASHINGTON — In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state. The 5-3 ruling is the most significant decision from the Supreme Court on abortion in two decades and could serve to deter other states from passing so-called “clinic shutdown” laws. In joining with the liberal justices, perennial swing vote Justice […]

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    Booze & Books! Barnes & Noble to Serve Beer & Wine

    NEW YORK — Take that, Amazon! Barnes & Noble hopes that booze will lure book lovers back to its stores. Barnes & Noble announced Thursday that it planned to open four new concept stores this fiscal year that will have an expanded food menu — and also serve beer and wine. But no vodka. Sorry, Chelsea Handler. The first store will open in Eastchester, NY in October. Three more are set to open at the Edina Galleria in Edina, MN, […]

  • Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union is both historic and world-changing. But what does it really mean for folks living on the other side of the Atlantic? Potentially, everything -- the economy, national security, even the race for president.

    5 Reasons Why Americans Should Care About Brexit

    Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union is both historic and world-changing. But what does it really mean for folks living on the other side of the Atlantic? Potentially, everything — the economy, national security, even the race for president. Here are five ways Brexit will affect Americans: It could hurt the economy The UK is the world’s fifth-largest economy and one of the United States’ largest trading partners, so if it catches a cold, we may get a […]

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