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    Sixth mass extinction? Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: Report

    More than two thirds of the world’s wildlife could be gone by the end of the decade if action isn’t taken soon, a new report from the World Wildlife Fund revealed on Thursday. Since 1970, there has already been a 58% overall decline in the numbers of fish, mammals, birds and reptiles worldwide, according to the WWF’s latest bi-annual Living Planet Index. If accurate, that means wildlife across the globe is vanishing at a rate of 2% a year. “This […]

  • A second powerful earthquake struck central Italy near Perugia, the US Geological Survey said Wednesday. The epicenter of the magnitude-6.0 quake was 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) from Visso and 58 km (36 miles) from Perugia, the USGS reported. Just a few hours earlier, a magnitude-5.5 temblor struck the same region. (Photo via CNN)

    Two powerful earthquakes hit Italy near site of deadly August quake

    ROME — Two powerful earthquakes Wednesday struck central Italy about 50 miles north of the site of a deadly quake in August that killed nearly 300 people, the US Geological Survey said. The second quake — with a magnitude of 6.1 — was 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) north of Visso and 58 km (36 miles) from Perugia, the USGS reported. Just a few hours earlier, a magnitude-5.5 quake struck the same region. The epicenter was about 9 kilometers away, south-southwest […]

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    Police: Brazilian man allegedly held captive by his family for at least 15 years

    GUARULHOS, Brazil — Police in the Brazilian city of Guarulhos say they have discovered a man who may have been kept captive by his family for at least 15 years. Police in the city, which is in the greater Sao Paulo area, were on a drug raid Sunday evening when they entered a family home in error and discovered 36-year-old Armando Bezerra de Andrade in a filthy, stinking basement. Images of the room show a soiled mattress, padlocked windows and […]

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    Microsoft unveils new Surface computers, update to Windows 10

    NEW YORK — Microsoft aims to lure designers away from Apple with its new Surface desktop computer. The company showed off a collection of shiny new tech products Wednesday morning ahead of the holiday shopping season. As expected, Microsoft debuted an all-in-one Surface PC called Surface Studio ($2,999), which has a strong focus on creativity. It’s clear the company wants users to start thinking of its products as more than just productivity tools. While the tech giant has launched tablets […]

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    Arizona sheriff Arpaio charged with criminal contempt in racial profiling case

    PHOENIX — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to be tried on a criminal contempt charge, accusing him of disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton’s order comes after U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to file the criminal contempt charges against Arpaio, who bills himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” and several subordinates. Snow in May found Arpaio and three members of his office […]

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    Fiber unlikely to come to Denver after Google puts brakes on high-speed internet expansion

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — If you’ve been waiting for Google to bring high-speed internet to Denver, don’t hold your breath. Google Fiber is pausing its expansion into new markets, losing its top executive and planning a round of layoffs. It is the clearest signal yet that the ambitious effort might be on life support. Craig Barratt, the CEO of Access, the division that includes Fiber, announced the changes along with his decision to step down in a blog post late […]

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    Defense secretary suspends demand of return of bonuses to California soldiers

    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Wednesday he is suspending "all efforts to collect reimbursement" from improperly awarded enlistment bonuses given to some member of the California National Guard after outrage from veterans and their families over attempts to recover the money 10 years after it was disbursed.

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    Newt Gingrich says Megyn Kelly is ‘fascinated with sex’ during heated interview

    NEW YORK — A visibly angry Newt Gingrich battled Megyn Kelly in a Tuesday night TV segment that left Donald Trump supporters accusing Kelly of bias. Gingrich, speaking as a surrogate for Trump, said Kelly is “fascinated with sex” after Kelly brought up allegations of sexual assault and unwanted touching by the GOP nominee. “You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy,” Gingrich said. She responded: “You know what, Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex, […]

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    Justin Timberlake breaks law by taking selfie while voting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — While pop star Justin Timberlake lives in California, he flew home to Tennessee to take advantage of early voting in his hometown of Memphis. Timberlake, who also owns property in Nashville, wasn’t wearing a “Suit & Tie,” but he still looked pretty adorable in the selfie he posted on Instagram of him about to cast his ballot Monday. “Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote !!! No excuses, my good people!” the […]


    Canadian nurse accused of killing 8 nursing home residents

    WOODSTOCK, Ontario — A Canadian nurse is facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of eight assisted-living facility residents from 2007 to 2014, according to Canadian authorities. Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer is accused of poisoning residents who ranged in age from 75 to 90 in two Ontario facilities, the Ontario Provincial Police said at a news conference Tuesday. Wettlaufer, 49, appeared in Ontario Court of Justice in the city of Woodstock on Tuesday. She was charged with eight counts of […]

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    World Series misery will end soon for either the Cubs or Indians

    CLEVELAND — These days — and in this case, the “days” stretch back decades — no baseball fans have it worse than the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. But that’s about to change for one of those teams. For one of the two cities, the misery finally will end at the conclusion of this year’s World Series. RELATED: Watch every World Series game on FOX31 It’s been a long wait for both teams to get back here. The Cubs haven’t won the […]

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A father died and his two children survived on Monday, October 24, 2016 after the man apparently leaped from a bridge in New Jersey holding his kids, state police said in a Facebook post.

    Boys, 1 and 3, survive 100-foot fall off bridge during father’s murder-suicide attempt

    WANAQUE, N.J. — A 1-year-old and 3-year-old are recovering from their injuries and their father is dead after he apparently leaped from a bridge in New Jersey holding his kids, state police said. Police said the incident took place on the Interstate 287 overpass near the Wanaque River in the northern part of the state. Officers were called to a residence about 7 p.m. Monday after getting a report of a domestic dispute, according to a statement released by Capt. […]