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  • Benny the bomb dog retiring after more than 8 years on police force

    CLEVELAND – It wasn’t long after Cleveland Police Officer Paul Fronckowiak started working with his K-9 partner, Benny, that he knew his partner was special. Fronckowiak said they were searching an old factory for a suspect. He said they were almost ready to leave, when Benny started jumping on a door to an office. “The suspect actually had time to build a wall up around him, so when I looked in I couldn’t see him,” Fronckowiak said. “I let Benny […]

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  • Family of 9-year-old KC boy killed in shooting begs for someone to come forward, turn themselves in

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally shot Saturday night is begging for someone to come forward with information about those involved in the gun battle that killed him. Dominic Young Jr., or DJ as his family called him, was killed while riding in a car with his dad near 71 Highway and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. DJ’s father told police they were driving in the area when they saw two other vehicles exchange gunfire. […]

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  • Governor Greitens proposes cutting higher education funding to pay for infrastructure, public safety, K-12 education

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Governor Eric Greitens outlined his budget proposal at a news conference in the Governor’s Office Monday afternoon. According to Greitens, his budget proposal includes increases in funding for infrastructure, education, public safety, and programs to protect Missouri’s most vulnerable children. The increase in funding will mean cuts to higher education funding as will Medicaid spending, and other smaller reductions in government spending. Greitens proposed a 7.7 percent...

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  • One person dies, two injured in 2-car crash on K-10 in Lawrence, officials say

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — One person has died Monday after a two-car crash on K-10 in Lawrence, officials say. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Donald Hughes said the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday near Clinton Parkway. The driver of one car involved in the two-car crash died, Hughes said. Two people in the other vehicle were injured and taken to a local hospital. Hughes didn’t know the extent of their injuries at the time. Both directions of K-10 are closed at […]

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  • Teacher saves neighbor’s life after SUV crashes into icy creek

    COSHOCTON COUNTY, Ohio– Michelle Allen says she was driving on County Road 410, a familiar route, believing it was just covered with snow. It was six degrees outside; schools were cancelled because of the cold. But as she drove onto the snow she quickly realized something was terribly wrong. “I started sinking and I thought, ‘Oh my God; what am I going to do, you know; I’m sinking,'” said Allen. She says she had this dire sense of being trapped […]

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  • Will Any Players Take a Knee on Super Bowl Sunday?

    The teams are finally set. The pricey commercials are ready to go. The prop bets are being made and the Super Bowl party invites are going out. As Super Bowl LII approaches, nearly everything about the...Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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  • Pete Evans reveals baby news with wife Nicola Robinson

    They're the nature-loving couple who tout the benefits of living a Paleo lifestyle.

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  • 'I'm staying on,' insists Ukip leader Henry Bolton despite mass resignations – video

    Henry Bolton has refused to quit as Ukip leader, despite mass resignations from the party’s senior team over his handling of recent events. Pressure on Bolton has intensified since Ukip’s national executive unanimously voted for him to step down on Sunday, following his relationship with Jo Marney, who sent racist text messages. He told an LBC radio phone-in hosted by the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage that that there were still ‘strong feelings’ between him and Marney. He said he wanted to...

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  • 98-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran goes to court to fight eviction

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — He may have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but World War II veteran Reverend James Blakely isn’t so sure he’ll win his latest battle when he heads to Brooklyn Housing Court. Ironically, his landlord, Black Veterans for Social Justice, is trying to evict the 98-year-old man, saying he owes six years back rent for his studio apartment.. “One thing I am stunned by is, the Black Veterans for Social Justice gifted this apartment […]

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  • Budweiser bumped from list of 3 most popular beers in the U.S.

    NEW YORK – Budweiser is no longer one of three most popular beers in the United States. Before 2001, Budweiser was the top-selling U.S. beer, but it relinquished that crown to Bud Light. Coors Light knocked Budweiser out of the second spot in 2011. Now Miller Lite has taken over third place, relegating Bud to No. 4, according to sales estimates from the trade publication Beer Marketer’s Insights, which has kept track since the mid-1970s. Though Miller Lite is now […]

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  • 'I Was Stressed Out': Tom Brady Opens Up About Hand Injury

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finally opened up about his mysterious hand injury during an interview on Monday morning.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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  • Raytown teens charged with robbing man they met to buy items on selling app

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Two teens are facing charges in connection to a Raytown robbery after meeting the victim to buy items through a social media app. Police were called to Walgreen’s on 350-Highway around 2 p.m. Sunday on a reported robbery. When officers arrived, they located and arrested two adults and one juvenile who were believed to have robbed the victim, who had arranged to sell several electronics items, including a laptop and an Xbox, through on online selling app. […]

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  • Suspect in two Cleveland bank robberies arrested

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with two Cleveland bank robberies.  The FBI says Cleveland police arrested Patrick Scullen without incident Saturday night. He is accused of robbing two banks just blocks from each other on Friday, January 19: First,  the PNC Bank on Chester Ave.; then a few hours later, KeyBank, also on Chester Avenue. According to police reports, the suspect threatened the teller at each bank, before taking off with the money. **Read more,...

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  • Family needs help in fight to keep killer of 16-year-old Willoughby girl in prison

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– The parents of a Willoughby girl who was murdered nearly 30 years ago are asking for the public’s help to keep their daughter’s killer behind bars Donato Lombardozzi tried to get out of prison 10 years ago, but it was the opposition from the community that kept him locked up. Christie Montrella’s family hopes that works again. Authorities launched an all-out search for 16-year-old Christie in October 1988. The high school student vanished after getting off work from […]

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  • Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay for news

    The media mogul has previously criticised Google for the `theft´ of news stories without payment.

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  • Man dies in shooting near Indiana and Gregory; person of interest being questioned by police

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man has died Monday after a shooting near Indiana Avenue and Gregory, police say. KCPD spokesman Darin Snapp said around 2:30 p.m. Monday police found the man inside a vehicle with no signs of life. He was pronounced dead a short time later. A person of interest was found a few blocks away, Snapp said. That person is being questioned. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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  • Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay for news

    NEW YORK (AP) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content.Facebook said last week that it will...

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  • Dad, daughter found dead in home sought help to fix furnace

    NILES, Mich. — An 81-year-old man and his daughter had looked for help to get their furnace fixed just days before their bodies were found inside a cold home in Michigan, according to the South Bend Tribune. The bodies of Albert Bivins and Patricia Bivins were found at their home in Niles, Michigan, on Jan. 3. They reportedly had visited the Ferry Street Resource Center to get help after their furnace stopped working just days before their deaths. Greg Nasstrom, director of the […]

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  • Wave of lawsuits filed to block FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality

    NEW YORK — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued Tuesday to block the rules. So did Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, public-interest group Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute. Others may file suit as well, and a major tech-industry lobbying group has said it will support litigation. The rules barred companies...

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  • North Carolina doughnut shop creates Tide Pods you can safely eat

    CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. – A North Carolina doughnut shop created a Tide Pod you can actually take a bite out of. Wake N Bake Donuts in Carolina Beach created Tide Pod doughnuts to counter a dangerous social media trend where people post videos of themselves eating the pods. The shop posted pictures of the Tide Pod doughnut on Facebook Sunday. The post read, “One of our Millennial employees (Caitlin) decided to take a moment to teach they youth the difference […]

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  • Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay for 'trusted' news

    Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said Monday that large online platforms like Facebook should pay "trusted" news organizations as part of efforts to improve...

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  • GOP relies on Russian bots to falsely smear Democrats during shutdown fight

    More and more, Republicans look to foreign operatives to push the party's domestic messaging.

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  • Eagles Fans Celebrate After Super Bowl Berth

    Philadelphia Eagles fans go wild after earning a trip to Super Bowl LII.

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  • Facebook should pay 'trusted' news publishers carriage fee -Murdoch

    Jan 22 (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay "trusted" news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by...

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