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Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

May 29, 2017 |

It’s not the first time Tiger Woods has made headlines for dubious reasons over a holiday: The golfer was arrested on suspicion of DUI around 3am Monday in Jupiter, Florida, reports WPTV , which notes that’s where Woods resides. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records indicate the 41-year-old was booked shortly…
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Ryanair Pokes at British Airways Over Crippling IT Failure

May 29, 2017 |

It’s close but no cigar for British Airways. The airline has fully restored all its long-haul services out of Heathrow following Saturday’s crippling IT failure , but Monday marks the third day of related delays and cancellations, particularly when it comes to short-haul flights. The AP reports BA axed 27 flights…
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Alaska Volcano Sparks Red Alert

May 29, 2017 |

Alaska issued a code red aviation alert on Sunday after a “significant explosive eruption” at its Bogoslof volcano, reports UPI , which sent an ash plume at least 35,000 feet in the air on a key flight path between North America and Asia. “We actually went to color code red…
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Cops Eye ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ in 2 Cold Cases

May 29, 2017 |

British cops are investigating whether a serial killer locked up for nearly four decades could be behind two cold cases in Sweden. Police in the southern Swedish city of Malmö say a passenger ferry list shows that “Yorkshire Ripper” Peter Sutcliffe was apparently in the area in September 1980 when…
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Scary Accident on Opening Day at Calif. Water Slide

May 29, 2017 |

It was a rocky opening day at a $ 43 million California water park after a 10-year-old boy careened off a water slide and hit the pavement. Miraculously, the boy was “just shaken up” after he sailed from the tube Saturday at The Wave park in Dublin , a park rep tells…
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Sofia Coppola Scores Historic Win at Cannes

May 29, 2017 |

Sofia Coppola scored a historic victory at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night when she became only the second woman in the event’s 70-year history to win the best director award. The American, who won with Civil War drama The Beguiled , is the first woman to win since Soviet…
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Girl Targeted on Train Thanks Portland Heroes

May 29, 2017 |

Oregon man Micah David-Cole Fletcher has written poems denouncing prejudice against Muslims and he truly walks it like he talks it: The 21-year-old university student came within millimeters of death in Portland Friday when he tried to defend two girls from a man on a train shouting anti-Muslim abuse . Two…
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Kelly: Flight Laptop Ban May Be Massively Expanded

May 29, 2017 |

Bad news for frequent fliers, good news for airport bookstores: Homeland Security chief John Kelly says officials are seriously considering banning laptops, tablets, and other large electronic devices from cabin baggage on all international flights to or from the US, reports the BBC . When asked on Fox News Sunday whether…
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Trump Prepares Arlington Memorial Day Address

May 29, 2017 |

President Trump is preparing his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many US military members and others who have served the country, the AP reports. Trump previewed the address Saturday before…
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North Korea Missile Lands in Japanese Waters

May 29, 2017 |

North Korea carried out its third missile test in as many weeks Monday, firing what is believed to have been a short-range Scud-type missile into waters Japan considers to be part of its exclusive economic maritime zone. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says Tokyo has protested the “intolerable” action to…
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