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Spring Hill, TN – Home Depot Customers Rattled By Snake Found In Garden Center

August 14, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Spring Hill, TN - A section of a Home Depot store in central Tennessee was shut down recently after an astute customer noticed something suspicious in the store's garden center: a rattlesnake. Manager TJ Thompson told WKRN-TV that he shut down that section of the store and called wildlife experts, who quickly removed the intruder. Animal Pro technician Adam Warden told WTVF-TV that the...

Bowling Green, KY – Wrecked Cars Revving Up Visits To National Corvette Museum

August 14, 2015 at 05:31 PM
Bowling Green, KY - The car-swallowing hole has been fixed but not forgotten at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Yellow tape now marks the boundaries of the cavity that became a sensation and put the museum on the map. And instead of a gaping sinkhole driving tourism, now it's the vintage sports cars crunched by rocks and dirt. Work ended recently to fill in the pit that consumed...

New York – Deal Reached In Arab Bank Lawsuit Over Attacks On Americans

August 14, 2015 at 05:00 PM
New York - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing a large Jordan-based bank of sharing responsibility for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded, lawyers said Friday. Details of the deal between more than 300 plaintiffs and Arab Bank weren't disclosed. It came three days before the damages phase of the case was...

New York – NY Becomes Most Populous State To Ban Powdered Alcohol

August 14, 2015 at 04:11 PM
New York - New York on Friday became the most populous U.S. state to ban the sale of powdered alcohol, a controversial just-add-water beverage that opponents say will lead to a rise in underage drinking and abuses, officials said. The new drink that comes in freeze-dried liquors like rum and vodka has gotten a swell of political pushback, with more than 20 states banning the beverage since...

Jerusalem – Ultra-Orthodox Jews Clash With Police To Protest Cinema That Operates On The Sabbath

August 14, 2015 at 03:29 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and violently clashed with Border Police and law enforcement officials in Jerusalem on Friday to protest the opening of a new cinema that operates on the Jewish Sabbath. Authorities sealed a number of roadways in the capital due to the rioting. The capital’s latest multiplex movie complex, Yes Planet Jerusalem, had its grand...

Washington – Dems Undeclared On Iran Deal Heed Voters, Not August Ads

August 14, 2015 at 02:55 PM
Washington - It was supposed to be a long and uncomfortable August for Democrats undecided about President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, but so far the political heat brought on by opponents of the much-contested accord is more of a simmer than a rolling boil. Millions of dollars in television and online advertisements by an offshoot of the powerful American Israel Political Action...

New York – Volkswagen Recalls 420,000 Vehicles For Air Bag Issue

August 14, 2015 at 02:15 PM
New York - Volkswagen is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a problem with its front air bag that can prevent it from deploying in a crash. The recall is for eight models, including the Jetta, Passat and Tiguan, with model years between 2010 and 2014. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says debris can rip a cable that keeps the front air bag powered, which could...

California – Forecasters Warn ‘Godzilla El Nino’ May Be Coming In 2016, Could Shatter Weather Records

August 14, 2015 at 01:33 PM
California - Chances are strong that a record-setting El Nino is headed toward California this winter. What remains unknown is how it will play out for the state beset by four years of drought that fallowed farm fields, turned lawns brown and dried up streams and wells. WHAT IS AN EL NINO? Every few years, winds shift in the Pacific Ocean along the equator, warming the water more than...

Ohio – Man Struck, Killed By Roller Coaster While Looking For Lost Phone

August 14, 2015 at 01:11 PM
Ohio - A man who entered a restricted area at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park to look for a lost cellphone has been struck by a roller coaster and killed. Police say James A. Young had just finished riding the Raptor on Thursday and jumped over a fence to retrieve something he dropped during the 57 mph ride. The Erie County coroner says it was his cellphone. Sandusky police say Young was...

Albany, NY – Cost Of Hunt For Escaped NY Killers Topped $1 Million A Day

August 14, 2015 at 12:40 PM
Albany, NY - Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year. State comptroller records obtained Friday by The Associated Press for June and July show overtime totaled $41 million for the corrections department and $17.6 million for...

Moscow – Exclusive: Russian Antivirus Firm Faked Malware To Harm Rivals – Ex-employees

August 14, 2015 at 12:09 PM
Moscow - Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees. They said the secret campaign targeted Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), AVG Technologies NV (AVG.N), Avast...

Staten Island, NY – Man Who Shot NYC Firefighter, Set Home Ablaze Dead After Standoff

August 14, 2015 at 11:57 AM
Staten Island, NY - The man who shot and wounded a firefighter after setting his home ablaze in a standoff with New York authorities is dead, police said on Friday. He died after barricading himself for six hours in his Staten Island home, which he torched to thwart authorities trying to arrest him at 5:45 a.m. for a federal parole violation, police said. The firefighter was shot twice and...

Ankara – Turkey Nationalists Reject Minority Government In Blow To Erdogan

August 14, 2015 at 11:48 AM
Ankara - Turkey's nationalist opposition made clear on Friday it would not roll over and back a minority government, making President Tayyip Erdogan's aim of taking the country to a snap election with the ruling party in control look increasingly difficult. Talks on forming a grand coalition between the AK Party and the main opposition CHP broke down on Thursday, making an autumn election...

Havana – Kerry Presides Over Raising Of U.S. Flag At American Embassy In Cuba For First Time In 54 Years

August 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Havana, Cuba - Watched over by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday, symbolically ushering in an era of renewed diplomatic relations between the two Cold War-era foes. Three retired Marines who last lowered the flag in 1961 participated in the ceremony, handing a new flag to the Marine Color...

Washington – Top Secret Clinton Emails Include Drone Talk

August 14, 2015 at 10:36 AM
Washington - The two emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that an auditor deemed "top secret" include a discussion of a news article detailing a U.S. drone operation and a separate conversation that could point back to highly classified material in an improper manner or merely reflect information collected independently, U.S. officials who have reviewed the correspondence told The...

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