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  • More than 30 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan, according to a statement from Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations. Poor visibility was likely a factor.

    Kyrgyzstan Plane Crash: Dozens Killed When 747 Hits Village

    HONG KONG — At least 37 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan, according to a statement from Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations. “The number of victims is increasing quickly,” Elira Sharipova, a spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan’s Emergency Ministry told CNN. “The fire service, rescue services, ministry of internal affairs and the prime minister and emergencies minister are there.” Pictures of the immediate aftermath of the accident showed a portion of the Zhang-Zhang village […]

  • Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis says he doesn't see President-elect Donald Trump as a "legitimate" commander in chief following Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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    Trump rips ‘all talk,’ ‘no action’ civil rights icon John Lewis

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump harshly responded to civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Saturday, calling him “all talk” and “no action” after Lewis said Trump was not a “legitimate” president. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad,” Trump tweeted […]

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    Amazon says it will create 100,000 jobs across the U.S.

    NEW YORK — Amazon just delivered an olive branch to Donald Trump. Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. in the next 18 months, bringing its total workforce in the country to 280,000. Don’t expect Amazon to hire 100,000 coders, however. Much of its current and future workforce is made up of employees working warehouse jobs and answering phones. “These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in […]

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    New $100 coin shows Lady Liberty as an African-American woman for the first time

    WASHINGTON, DC – A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty. With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she’s as patriotic as ever. She’s also, for the first time on an officially minted coin, portrayed as a black woman. The United States Mint unveiled the 24k gold coin in commemoration of its 225th anniversary. In the coming years, the Mint plans to give this new version of […]

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    You’re in Luck: Here Are 13 Facts About Friday the 13th

    Yet another Friday the 13th is upon us, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. While Paraskevidekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Why are we so weird about the 13th? The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is unlucky because it’s the day Jesus was crucified, and 13 signifies the number of […]

  • The maker of the Italian confection is drawing focus to how it uses the product, which it says gives Nutella its creamy texture.

    Nutella Defends Use of Palm Oil, Deemed a ‘Potential Health Concern’

    NEW YORK — Palm oil is considered royalty among vegetable fat because it makes food easy to spread. Derived from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, it is consumed worldwide in baked goods, convenience foods (including chips, snacks and frozen foods) and candy, usually as a vegetable oil, shortening or margarine additive. It’s been getting some attention from the highly popular hazelnut spread Nutella. The maker of the Italian confection is drawing focus to how it uses the product, […]

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    Obama Surprises a Teary-Eyed Joe Biden With the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama surprised an emotional Vice President Joe Biden Thursday by presenting him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a White House ceremony. “I just wanted to get some folks together to pay tribute,” President Obama said at the ceremony. “It also gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance,” he joked. “If you can’t admire Joe Biden as a person you’ve got a problem,” Obama said. “He’s as […]

  • The Chargers are trading in the beaches of San Diego for the glitz and glam of Los Angeles. The team announced on Thursday that it will move to Los Angeles where it will join the Rams as the city's second NFL team.

    It’s Official: Chargers Will Move to L.A. for 2017 Season

    LOS ANGELES — The Chargers are getting a new hometown and a new logo — much to the chagrin of longtime fans in San Diego. The team announced on Thursday that it will move to Los Angeles in 2017, where it will join the Rams and become the city’s second NFL team. The Chargers started out in L.A., playing their first season as a franchise there in 1960. However, they moved to San Diego the next year and have been […]

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    CVS Slashes Cost for Generic EpiPen Competitor

    NEW YORK — CVS is cutting the price on a generic version of the EpiPen allergy treatment. The drugstore chain announced Thursday that it will sell a generic version of Impax Laboratories’ Adrenaclick treatment for $109.99 per two-pack, down from $200. The drug company Mylan drew the ire of customers and Congress when it raised the price to more than $600 for an EpiPen two-pack. Mylan later announced plans to gell a generic version for $300. Cigna, a top insurer, […]

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    Jury Sentences Dylann Roof to Death

    Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof should be sentenced to death, a federal jury finds. — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 10, 2017 Twelve federal jurors said Tuesday that Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a 2015 massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church, should be put to death. The 10 women and two men recommended the death penalty for all 18 counts that carried that as a possible sentence. Judge Richard Gergel will […]

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    President Obama Says Goodbye With Farewell Address From Chicago

    WASHINGTON — Popular but politically humbled, President Barack Obama says goodbye to the nation Tuesday night in a dramatic reinterpretation of a presidential farewell address. Hoping to capitalize on a well of goodwill that’s expanded in the final year of his tenure, Obama has discarded the staid Oval Office or East Room for his last formal set of remarks. Instead, he’ll travel to Chicago, the city where he declared victory in 2008 and 2012, to address a sold-out crowd of ardent […]

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    Clemson Defeats Alabama in Dramatic Finish to National Championship Rematch

    TAMPA — In the end, the sequel was better than the original. And this time, it was a happy ending for Clemson. The Crimson Tide couldn’t hold off two-time Heisman finalist Deshaun Watson, and the second-ranked Tigers upset No. 1 Alabama in a College Football Playoff title game rematch 35-31 early Tuesday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. It’s Clemson’s first national title since the 1981 season. With one second remaining, Watson found sophomore wide receiver Hunter Renfrow for […]