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    Tesla’s Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports’ Ratings System

    NEW YORK — Tesla’s new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports’ scoring system. Consumer Reports rates vehicles on a zero-to-100 scale, but Tesla’s high-performance, all-wheel-drive car scored 103. “Consumer Reports had to make changes to its scoring methodology to account for the car’s exceptionally strong performance,” the magazine said in a statement. To bring the score back in line, the P85D was given less credit for areas in which the Model S already beat other cars but, […]

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    The Annual Pumpkin Spice Onslaught Is Here

    NEW YORK — Here’s your forecast for fall: cooler, with a 100% chance of pumpkin spice. Kellogg’s is the latest to jump on the bandwagon started by Starbucks and its pumpkin spice latte way back in 2003, splashing its popular Mini-Wheats cereal with pumpkin spice flavorings. The cereal adds “sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger” to the recipe for regular Mini-Wheats. And that’s not all Kellogg’s has up its sleeves. It’s bringing back pumpkin spice Pop-Tarts and debuting pumpkin spice […]

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    Apple Expected to Reveal New iPhone at Sept. 9 Event

    NEW YORK — The invitations have arrived. Apple will hold a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, at which it is widely expected to debut its new generation of iPhones. The new iPhone 6S (or whatever it will be called) is expected to feature several enhancements including a “force touch” display that will reveal extra menu settings when you press down hard enough on the screen. That feature first debuted on the Apple Watch. Apple is also […]

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    McDonald’s Supplier Fired for Alleged Animal Abuse

    NEW YORK — Tyson Foods ended a contract with a chicken supplier after an animal rights group released footage showing workers beating birds with spiked sticks and deformed chickens crammed into overcrowded conditions. Tyson Foods used the chicken from the plant to supply McDonald’s with its chicken nuggets. The investigation and video prompted both companies to respond. “Members of our animal well-being team are investigating, however, based on what we currently know, we are terminating the farmer’s contract to grow […]

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    Bread Recalled in 11 States Due to Broken Light Bulb

    NEW YORK — A broken light bulb is causing a recall of bread in 11 states due to the possibility of broken glass fragments in the bread. The bread is sold under the names Sara Lee, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest, Great Value and L’Oven Fresh. The states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Most of the brands are being recalled in fewer than those 11 states. Bimbo Bakeries USA says there […]

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    9/11 Survivor Known as ‘Dust Lady’ in Iconic Photo Dies at 42

    NEW YORK — Many remember the haunting photograph: A woman wearing business attire and pearls is covered head-to-toe in white dust, her hands held out helplessly before her, as she makes her way out of the World Trade Center’s damaged North Tower on September 11, 2001. She survived that day, getting out before both towers of the trade center crumbled and killed 2,753 people in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. But the woman in the photos, known to […]

  • Alison Parker (left), 24, was killed during a during a live television interview outside Moneta, Virginia, on Wednesday morning. Adam Ward (right), 27, was killed during a during a live television interview outside Moneta, Virginia, on Wednesday morning.

    WDBJ Reporter, Photographer Hailed by Colleagues, Friends

    ROANOKE, Va. — Reporter Alison Parker was 24. A “rock star.” “The most radiant woman I ever met,” in the words of a colleague. Photographer Adam Ward was 27. Engaged to be married. Ready to “do something else,” according to a station staffer. On Wednesday morning, Parker and Ward, both employees of Roanoke, Virginia, TV station WDBJ, were shot to death while doing a live report from a shopping district near Moneta, Virginia. The person they were interviewing, Vicki Gardner, […]

  • The apparent shooter in the killing of WDBJ journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, Vester L. Flanagan, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Sheriff Bill Overton of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Flanagan used the on-air name Bryce Williams while working as a reporter at WDBJ.

    Virginia Gunman Details Grievances in Lengthy ‘Suicide Note,’ References Charleston Church Shooting

    ROANOKE, Va. — The man who police say killed two journalists during a live broadcast Wednesday was no stranger to WDBJ-TV. He was Bryce Williams, a former reporter for the Roanoke, Virginia, station who was fired two years ago. More accurately, Williams was the on-air name for Vester Lee Flanagan II. Flanagan died in the hospital Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wounds, hours after he fatally shot WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. A woman the journalists were […]

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    ‘Our Hearts Are Broken’: Va. Reporter, Photographer Killed During Live News Interview

    MONETA, Va. — Update: The suspect in Wednesday’s killing of two WDBJ journalists died at about 1:30 p.m. at a hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton told reporters. [Previous Story] Police say a former WDBJ-TV reporter sought in connection with the on-air slayings of two of the TV station’s employees shot himself Wednesday on Interstate 66 in Virginia after police confronted him, a law enforcement official told CNN. Just before 11:30 a.m., Virginia State Police […]

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    White House Jumper Killed After Pulling Knife in PA Court

    WEST CHESTER — A man who once climbed a wall near the White House was shot and killed at a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday after slashing a deputy sheriff with a knife, an official told CNN affiliate WPVI-TV. Curtis Smith entered the lobby of the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester and attacked the deputy sheriff, according to a statement from Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan. Another deputy sheriff drew his weapon and shot Smith. The injured deputy sheriff […]

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    Boy Trips, Punches Hole in $1.5 Million Painting

    TAIPEI — It’s enough to cause curators to break out in cold sweats: the sight of a museum visitor tumbling right into a valuable, centuries-old painting at a busy exhibition. A Taiwanese schoolboy, 12, did just that on a visit to a Leonardo da Vinci-themed show in Taipei, tripping up while admiring the exhibits. When he put out his hand to steady himself, he tore a hole “the size of a fist” in a $1.5 million artwork. “The boy was […]

  • Global markets are rebounding broadly after investors suffered one of their worst sessions in years on Monday, August 24, 2015
U.S. stock futures were rising nearly 3% and Europe climbed, though China stocks extended a horror run.

    400-Point Dow Rally Vanishes

    NEW YORK —  A 400-point surge for the Dow vanished at the end of the trading session late Tuesday, the latest sign of how jittery markets have become about the health of the global economy. Just minutes before the close the Dow was trading down almost 100 points. The afternoon slump represents the latest blow for the stock markets, just a day after the Dow experienced a 1,089-point plunge. The Dow is now on track for its sixth consecutive decline […]


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