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  • Michael Cohen reportedly paid thousands to rig polls in Trump’s favor

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s former “fixer” Michael Cohen paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls and elevate Cohen’s character to benefit Trump’s presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the paper, Cohen paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, including “trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Mr. Trump’s favor” and creating a Twitter account called […]

  • Ohio man’s handicap-accessible snow fort melts hearts

    CINCINNATI — When Greggory Eichhorn’s friend posted a picture of the handicap-accessible snow fort he built for his daughter, he had no idea the impact it would have. Since it was posted to Reddit on Monday, it’s been upvoted more than 71,000 times. Nearly 1,000 people have left comments. My buddy Gregg built this handicap accessible snow fort for his daughter from pics Eichhorn and his wife have nine adopted children — all with special needs. So when Eichhorn decided […]

  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ has the longest run atop Amazon since ‘Fifty Shades’

    “Becoming” by Michelle Obama is not just one of the best-selling books of the past year — it is one of the hottest titles of the decade. The inspirational memoir by the former first lady has been on sale for more than two months, yet it is still No. 1 on Amazon’s constantly updated list of best-selling books. Amazon said “Becoming” enjoyed the longest streak at No. 1 for any book since “Fifty Shades of Grey” came out in 2012. […]

  • Jayme Closs rescued herself. Should she get the $50,000 reward money?

    A couple who called 911 and alerted authorities that Jayme Closs was at their home said they did not want a $50,000 reward for providing information on the abducted girl’s whereabouts. Kristin Kasinskas said that she and her husband, Peter, had not been approached by officials about the reward or where it may go. Still, they said if anyone does receive the reward, it should be Jayme. “Because she got herself out,” Kasinskas said. The question of what to do […]

  • U.S. service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

    BEIRUT — The U.S. military says American service members have been killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria. The military said in a tweet about Wednesday’s blast in the northern Syrian town of Manbij: “We are still gathering information and will share additional details at a later time.” A Syrian war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported earlier that at least two U.S. soldiers were killed in the suicide attack outside a restaurant […]

  • Tanker hauling 3,500 gallons of liquid chocolate overturns on Arizona highway

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A tanker full of liquid chocolate rolled over on I-40 Monday, causing it to spill out over the roadway, according to KNXV. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash happened in the westbound lanes of the interstate near milepost 211, east of Flagstaff. There is a river of chocolate blocking/flowing in the westbound lanes of I-40 at milepost 211, east of Flagstaff. A tanker truck carrying 40-thousand gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over. This will […]

  • Jayme Closs says accused kidnapper shot her parents, taped her hands, feet and drove her to remote cabin

    BARRON COUNTY, Wis. — Jake Patterson confessed to killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping Jayme Closs, according to a criminal complaint released Monday by the Barron County District Attorney. The complaint said that Patterson, 21, first spotted Jayme while on the way home from work when he was stopped behind a school bus and watched Jayme get on the bus. Patterson told police he had no idea who Jayme was, but “the defendant states, when he saw (Jayme) he […]

  • Americans more likely to die of opioid overdose than in car crash

    WASHINGTON — For the first time on record, the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident. The grim finding comes from the National Safety Council, which analyzed preventable injury and fatality statistics from 2017. The NSC also found the lifetime odds of death for this form of overdose were greater than the risk of death from falls, pedestrian incidents, drowning and fire. Examining a variety […]

  • Man convicted of murdering 8-year-old girl found dead in prison cell

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An inmate serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of his 8-year-old neighbor was killed in his prison cell Friday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The corrections department identified the inmate killed as Anthony Palma. “His cellmate is believed to be responsible for his death,” the corrections department said in a statement. Palma was serving life without parole for the murder of Kirsten Hatfield, who was abducted from her Midwest City home in 1997. […]

  • UCLA gymnast earns perfect 10 for routine, social media flips out

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Katelyn Ohashi did three backflips, landed into a split and got back up to end her floor routine as though it was easy. Then the crowd went wild as UCLA freshman gymnast stood there smiling. Not only did Ohashi stun the audience with her amazing athleticism, but she also wowed judges enough to earn a perfect 10 for her routine Saturday at Under Armor’s 2019 Collegiate Challenge. UCLA gymnastics tweeted the video of Ohashi’s performance, which has since […]

  • Woman who sheltered Jayme Closs realized alleged kidnapper was her former student

    MILWAUKEE — There was a loud knock at the door. Kristin Kasinskas opened it to find her neighbor and a skinny girl with unkempt hair and oversized shoes. The girl was Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old who had vanished after her parents were found dead more than two months ago, the neighbor told Kasinkas. And her alleged kidnaper was still out there, likely hunting for her. “Get a weapon,” Kristin Kasinskas remembered her neighbor, Jeanne Nutter, saying after Kasinskas ushered them inside […]

  • Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to U.S. counterparts affected by shutdown

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Canadian air traffic controllers have been sending more than just radio signals across the border this weekend. They ordered hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts working without pay due to the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. Peter Duffey, president of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said the controllers were looking for a way to help the American controllers as they faced their first payday with no pay on Friday. On Thursday, one of CATCA’s control centers in […]