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Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands

Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands An investigation into a hit-and-run accident on Tuesday night led officers to a residence where Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was on the porch, Oklahoma City police spokesman Captain Bo Mathews said during a news conference. Sanchez was holding a 2-foot-long metal pipe that was wrapped in material and had a leather loop at the end, Mathews told reporters. Witnesses, who heard the officers yelling commands, shouted that Sanchez was deaf, Mathews said.


GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.


Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him Hart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."


U.S. incomes, poverty rate bounce back to pre-recession levels in 2016

U.S. incomes, poverty rate bounce back to pre-recession levels in 2016 The U.S. poverty rate fell for the second straight year in 2016 while median income rose to an all-time high of $59,000 as the economy made up ground lost during the 2007-2009 recession, federal government data released on Tuesday showed. Median household income rose 3.2 percent from $57,200 a year earlier, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. "Real median household income has finally completed its nine-year slog of digging out of the ditch," IHS Markit Executive Director Chris Christopher said, with more gains expected in 2017 and 2018.


Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next When she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."


'They were buried': hope for children dims amid rubble of Mexico City school

'They were buried': hope for children dims amid rubble of Mexico City school A man moves rubble taken from the Enrique Rebsamen school that collapsed after an earthquake in Mexico City. When Silverio Pérez reached the ruined school, he could still hear the screams coming from the children trapped beneath the shattered concrete. Dozens of people – students and teachers – were still inside the Enrique Rebsámen school when Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked Mexico City, reducing the three-storey building to mound of rubble and twisted metal.


Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd' UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.


Target's New Home Line, Project 62, Is Way More Affordable Than You Think

Target's New Home Line, Project 62, Is Way More Affordable Than You Think Remember this moment, because you can’t go back to a time before you discovered Target’s new furniture and home line.


Reports: Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico entirely without power

Reports: Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico entirely without power Multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon claimed the entire island of Puerto Rico was without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island with maximum sustained winds of up to 140 mph. SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria may be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico's history Local Spanish language publication El Nuevo Dia reported the outage, citing Abner Gomez, managing director of Puerto Rico's State Agency for Emergency Management and Disaster Management (AEMEAD). SEGUN DIRECTOR DE MANEJO DE EMERGENCIA, PUERTO RICO ESTÁ AL 100℅ SIN ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA. — RUBEN SERRANO (@GUARETO1) September 20, 2017 Those reports eventually began to trickle in via the office to U.S. and international media outlets, as well. Blackout: 100% of Puerto Rico is without power, Puerto Rico Office of Emergency Management tells @ABC News - @JoshuaHoyos — Dan Linden (@DanLinden) September 20, 2017 According to the most recent U.S. Census, Puerto Rico is home to just over 3.4 million people who will now have to navigate the post-Maria days without power and with no word as to how long it'll take to restore that power. The complete outage isn't a surprise, however. Governor Ricardo Rossello said he expected it just as the storm prepared to make landfall. The reason: a dilapidated and already-failing utility infrastructure.  Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the island's sole power company, filed for bankruptcy in July after years of sliding that left it with $9 billion in bond debt.  And according to Reuters, the median age of Puerto Rico's power plants is 44 years old, ancient by industry standards. Just last September, a fire at one of these dilapidated plants knocked out power across the entire island with nearly half the island without power for a week. Image: PREPA internal documentThese old plants power the island by burning imported oil, a drain on the island's economy that has made its rates so expensive that Hawaii is the only U.S. state where energy costs more. And there are tons of other issues, from customer service to safety problems.  It also doesn't help that Hurricane Irma side-swiped the island just one week ago, knocking out power to at least a million people.  And now that Maria has hit, engulfing nearly the entire island with hurricane-force winds, that aging, already-damaged infrastructure is likely completely devastated, meaning the entire island could be without power for days, if not weeks, to come.  This is a developing story... WATCH: This is how hurricanes are named


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Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island with devastating force - Washington Post


Washington Post

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island with devastating force
Washington Post
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island's electrical ...
Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months CNN
Puerto Rico Energy Infrastructure Is 'Completely Down,' Governor Says NPR
After Hurricane Maria, 'Puerto Rico isn't going to be the same' Los Angeles Times
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More than 230 dead in Mexico quake as rescue teams desperately try to free trapped children - ABC News


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More than 230 dead in Mexico quake as rescue teams desperately try to free trapped children
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At least 230 people, including 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, hitting on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest quake to strike the country's capital. Rescue workers on Wednesday ...
At Mexican School Hit by Quake, Heartbreak and Dwindling Hope New York Times
Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises as citizens frantically look for the missing Washington Post
Death toll from Mexico's earthquake climbs to 230 as frantic search continues for survivors Los Angeles Times
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Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire 'private briefings' on 2016 campaign - Washington Post


Washington Post

Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire 'private briefings' on 2016 campaign
Washington Post
Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the ...
Lewandowski: Manafort should go to jail for the rest of his life if he colluded The Hill
Report: Manafort offered to brief Russian billionaire on election CNN
Manafort offered wealthy Russian briefings on Trump campaign - report CBS News
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Lessons in identity from Kurds and Catalans

Lessons in identity from Kurds and Catalans One of the defining challenges in the 21st century has been how to balance demands for independence by certain peoples with the sanctity of national borders. Just in the coming days alone, two regions with distinct identities, Catalonia in Spain and the Kurdish area in Iraq, plan to stage referendums on independence. The two votes are an echo of demands by several countries for more sovereignty to protest the perceived effects of global or regional institutions that were set up to purposely impinge on national sovereignty.


Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue

Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue Baruch García stood at an intersection Tuesday afternoon after a deadly earthquake, trying to direct traffic away from a road cutting through La Condesa’s lush Parque México. On the other side of the park, hundreds of volunteers – from a young boy in a yellow soccer uniform, to a woman in slacks and ballet flats, and a man wearing an apron from a nearby café – lined the street for blocks, helping to remove rubble from an eight-story collapsed building with an unknown number of people buried inside. Tuesday afternoon, a 7.1 earthquake in nearby Puebla State rocked Mexico City, some 75 miles away.


Kremlin frets as Russia's once restive Islamist region takes up political Islam

Kremlin frets as Russia's once restive Islamist region takes up political Islam Russia fought two bloody wars in its Caucasus republic of Chechnya, ostensibly to crush an emerging threat of Islamist extremism on its own soil. Mr. Kadyrov is imposing sharia (Islamic law) on his population – and lately, even defying the Kremlin's foreign policy – with an apparent eye on a global, Islamic stage. “He has introduced politicized Islam in Chechnya, and this is definitely a problem for the Kremlin.


How social media helped Caribbean islanders say: Don't forget us

How social media helped Caribbean islanders say: Don't forget us U.S. That’s us,” said MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in a segment devoted to the devastation hurricane Irma wrought across the United States Virgin Islands. Ms. Maddow’s report highlighted how hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, transformed the once green and leafy paradise in the southeastern Caribbean to a dull, brown mess.



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GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.


Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him Hart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."


The Latest: Kansas shooting suspect owed $400,000 in taxes

The Latest: Kansas shooting suspect owed $400,000 in taxes WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Department of Revenue employee in Wichita, Kansas (all times local):


Serena Williams Wrote the Most Beautiful Letter to Her Mom

Serena Williams Wrote the Most Beautiful Letter to Her Mom Anyone who’s ever held a baby girl in her arms will relate.


Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next When she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."


Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty to escape, fraud

Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty to escape, fraud SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run pleaded guilty Wednesday in a food-stamp fraud and escape case, ending a wide-ranging investigation seen as a crackdown on the secretive group.


Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona

Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote.


Target's New Home Line, Project 62, Is Way More Affordable Than You Think

Target's New Home Line, Project 62, Is Way More Affordable Than You Think Remember this moment, because you can’t go back to a time before you discovered Target’s new furniture and home line.



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Hack of SEC Corporate Filing System May Have Led to Illicit Trading Profits - Bloomberg


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Hack of SEC Corporate Filing System May Have Led to Illicit Trading Profits
Bloomberg
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said a hack of its electronic database of corporate announcements may have led to cybercriminals obtaining market-moving information that they profited from illegally. While the SEC first detected the breach ...
SEC says its corporate filing system was hacked CBS News
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SEC discloses cybersecurity breach Politico
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Facebook, After 'Fail' Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes - New York Times


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Facebook, After 'Fail' Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes
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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said the company had never anticipated that its ad-targeting technology could be used to court users who described themselves as “Jew haters” or used other hate speech. Credit Laurent Gillieron ...
Sheryl Sandberg: Racist Ad Targeting a Total Fail AdAge.com
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Virginia to make big play for Amazon HQ2, but quietly - Roanoke Times


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Virginia to make big play for Amazon HQ2, but quietly
Roanoke Times
In this April 27, 2017 file photo, construction continues on three large, glass-covered domes as part of an expansion of the Amazon.com campus in downtown Seattle. In this April 27, 2017 file photo, construction continues on three large, glass-covered ...
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Report: Hackers Were Snooping Inside Equifax as of March - U.S. News & World Report


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Report: Hackers Were Snooping Inside Equifax as of March
U.S. News & World Report
A report in The Wall Street Journal says that hackers broker into Equifax's computer systems in March, giving them time to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. Sept. 20, 2017, at 10:01 p.m.. Report ...
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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.


The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.


How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​


Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending? One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.


Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 


Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen

Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.


Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana

Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.



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