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    Remains found belong to missing Univ. of Virginia student Hannah Graham

    [ndnid="27960077"] ALBERMARLE COUNTY, Va. —  Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday. Graham, 18, went missing before dawn on September 13 after being last spotted on several surveillance cameras in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall area. The remains were discovered last Saturday on an abandoned property eight miles from where Graham was last seen. Graham’s parents, John and Sue, acknowledged the confirmation of the remains’ identity, announced by the […]

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    New plan would pay people to lose excess weight

    LONDON — Overweight Brits may soon find that shedding extra pounds would benefit their wallets as well as their waistlines. The UK public health service, the NHS, wants to encourage companies to reward employees who lose excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dubbed the ‘pounds for pounds’ program by Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper The Sun, the initiative is part of a plan to tackle an NHS funding shortfall that is forecast to hit £30 billion ($48 billion) by 2020. NHS […]

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    Report: ‘Honey Boo Boo’ canceled after mom allegedly begins dating child molester

    LOS ANGELES — TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is reportedly ending its run. TMZ says TLC has canceled the series in light of claims that the program’s newly separated matriarch, June “Mama June” Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender. Shannon denied those claims in a statement posted to the personal Facebook page of daughter Alana […]

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    Reddit, federal investigators hunt National Parks vandal

    DENVER — The National Park Service is investigating reports of graffiti and other vandalism in at least 10 National Park sites throughout the western United States, including Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. One move that could get the vandal caught? Showcasing their “artwork” on social media. Photos have surfaced in online hiking forums of what appears to be a woman painting graffiti in scenic locales. The art includes colorful images of faces in profile and is signed with the phrase […]

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    WATCH: Man charges New York police officers with a hatchet

    NEW YORK — A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada. The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement official, who said it almost appeared as if he was stalking them. The officers were posing for a […]

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    ‘I caught a plane by accident': Survey reveals creative ways to call in sick

    LOS ANGELES — Had a big night out? Don’t fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment? We may not all admit it but surely everyone has done it: called in to work sick when we’re actually feeling fine. The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not. According to its […]

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    New York City doctor diagnosed with Ebola

    NEW YORK — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Thursday. He is in isolation and being treated at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, one of the eight hospitals statewide […]

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    Tennessee toddler gets rescued after climbing into toy machine

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Colin Lambert is like most kids his age. He enjoys talking on the phone, dancing and looking at pictures of himself on Facebook. But Tuesday, the 18-month-old got stuck in a toy vending machine. The boy’s grandmother was watching him and looked away for a moment. “I got a text message, looked down, flicked it, looked down and didn’t hear the bang, and with Colin you have to hear the bang or you don’t see him for […]

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    Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in its offices

    NEW YORK — Joe Camel isn’t going to be able to smoke at his desk any longer. Reynolds American, the nation’s No. 2 tobacco company, will no longer let its employees smoke in most places at work starting next year. The company, which makes Camel cigarettes, is constructing indoor smoking areas for those who do want to smoke. But smoking traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco at desks and in conference rooms will no longer be allowed, spokesman David Howard […]

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    White House fence jumper quickly caught by Secret Service

    WASHINGTON —  A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and quickly detained by Secret Service agents. “Dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman said. It was the first fence jumper since Omar Gonzalez, who made it into the White House before being detained. Security at the White House was already on heightened alert following Wednesday’s shooting in the […]

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    Video shows Texas police officer shooting pit bull puppy

    Note: Some viewers might find the video graphic in nature. CLEBURNE, Texas — Sadly, the tape doesn’t lie. Cleburne Police video shows an officer firing three shots at a seven-month-old pit bull wagging his tail. It’s hard to watch. “Why? I just don’t understand why,” owner Amanda Henderson told KDAF-TV. She also wants to know why it sounds like the officer is making kiss noises right before he killed Maximus. “Every shot makes me go (cringes) and you can even […]

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    Baby born size of cellphone fights to survive

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — It’s a picture that’s hard to forget. Baby Adilynn Renee was born premature. She weighed less than a pound and was about the size of a cellphone. “I never imagined her to be that small, it took me by surprise,” Chelsea Gregory, Adilynn’s mom, told WGHP. “It really scared me. I was like, how is she going to make it?” Adilynn is now 4 months old. She weighs 4 pounds, but the little girl is in serious […]