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Escaped inmate caught while ordering sweet tea at restaurant
A Florida correctional inmate who escaped a work site on Monday was captured after he was reportedly spotted ordering sweet tea nearby. Taylor Fender, 23, walked away from a work crew in Interlachen and bought clothes at a dollar store, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. He was spotted by an “observant” passerby who...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 02:07:28 -0400
Cracked beam forces new $2B subway terminal to shut down
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials shut down the city’s celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center’s public roof garden. Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of downtown after nearly a decade of...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:30:28 -0400
Teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing former student
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming junior high teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl, ending his trial that began this week. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports 34-year-old Joseph Meza pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a minor after reaching an agreement with Laramie County prosecutors, who dropped seven counts against him....
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:51:58 -0400
Mexico disarms entire Acapulco police force over link to drug gangs
MEXICO CITY — Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. Officials in Guerrero state issued arrest warrants for two top Acapulco police commanders, accusing them of homicide. It was the latest fall...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:33:55 -0400
FEMA head reportedly spent $150K on unauthorized travel
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly spent $151,000 on unauthorized government travel — including during a trip to Hawaii with his family. FEMA chief Brock Long used government vehicles and tasked government employees with chauffeuring him to his North Carolina home in addition to the Hawaiian jaunt, according to an inspector general’s...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:18:33 -0400
Vets compare turtle’s eel removal surgery to a horror movie
MARATHON, Fla. — A veterinarian has removed a 2-foot-long eel from the body cavity of a loggerhead sea turtle in the Florida Keys. Dr. Brooke Burkhalter needed three hours Tuesday to complete the unusual procedure to remove the goldspotted eel from Shelmore, a sub-adult turtle who had been rescued Sept. 18 off Islamorada by the...
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:15:28 -0400
Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird set for auction
The only thing more cherry than Marilyn Monroe was her cars — and now you can own one. Up for auction in the coming months is a raven black 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible, which the actress owned from 1955 to 1962. The roadster has never hit the auction block before and is expected to fetch...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:27:22 -0400
Trump threatens to take a ‘hard look’ at foreign aid recipients
President Trump on Tuesday spoke about America’s generosity during his speech at the UN General Assembly, but warned that the gravy train might be halted for any nations receiving foreign aid that are hostile to the US. “The United States is the world’s largest giver in the world, by far, of foreign aid. But few...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:20:03 -0400
A shocking number of US murders went unsolved last year
Americans are getting away with murder. A new FBI report found that roughly 40 percent of the nation’s slayings went unsolved last year. The bureau looked at 2017 crime and arrest data from 16,000 law enforcement agencies across the country and found that only 61.6 percent of reported murders were “cleared.” The FBI considers a...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:14:39 -0400
Schumer wants the FAA to regulate airplane legroom
Air passengers would get more room to spread out under a last-minute addendum to an FAA bill from Sen. Chuck Schumer. The minority leader wants the federal government to establish a relatively roomy minimum plane seat size so airlines stop trying to cram customers so close together. In the past decade, seats have shrunk from...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:12:29 -0400

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