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Families Blame Tom Cruise for Deadly Plane Crash

September 21, 2017 |

Tom Cruise and American Made director Doug Liman are partly to blame for a plane crash that killed two pilots during filming in Colombia, according to a lawsuit from the pilots’ families. The families blame Cruise and Liman for deciding to make a “high-risk, action-packed motion picture” and say their…
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Young Girl Hospitalized by Foul Ball at Yankees Game

September 21, 2017 |

Players and fans were shaken Wednesday after a foul ball hit a young girl in the face during a game at Yankee Stadium. The game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins was delayed for several minutes while the girl, who was hit by a 105mph line drive…
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Woman Would Rather Go to Jail Than Take Down Trump Signs

September 21, 2017 |

A Maine woman says she’d rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs.Susan Reitman’s signs say “I Love Trump” and “He Won, Get Over It.” But the code enforcement officer in Rockland has notified her that the signs violate a local ordinance, because they are bigger…
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Man Jailed on Murder Charge in 2007. He’s Still There

September 21, 2017 |

Kharon Davis has already served half the minimum sentence for murder, but he’s never been found guilty. The New York Times reports Davis has been in an Alabama jail awaiting trial since 2007. He was 22 at the time. It’s one of the longest waits for a trial the Times…
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Government: Weiner Should Do Prison Time for Teen Sex Crime

September 21, 2017 |

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner is more than a serial digital philanderer—he’s a danger to the public who deserves two years in prison for encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in online sex acts, prosecutors told a judge Wednesday. The AP reports a Manhattan judge is scheduled to sentence…
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California Sues Trump Over His Border Wall

September 21, 2017 |

“No one gets to ignore the laws,” Xavier Becerra says. “Not even the president of the United States.” The California attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over the president’s proposed border wall, which Becerra says violates myriad environmental laws, the Los Angeles Times reports. “The border between the US…
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Company Will Front Your Down Payment. Here’s the Catch

September 21, 2017 |

A new startup is willing to spot you up to $ 50,000 for a down payment on a house—provided you’re cool with a string of strangers coming into your new home for the first few years. KING 5 reports Loftium launched Monday in Seattle. It was started by 29-year-old…
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One of the Best Online Comments Ever, Explained

September 21, 2017 |

The Cut has finally gotten the full story behind what many consider the best comment ever left on a recipe article—or, maybe, any article at all. Behold, the comment, left two years ago by Sydne Newberry on the New York Times article relating Katharine Hepburn’s brownie recipe : “This has…
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Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria: ‘Total Devastation’

September 21, 2017 |

Puerto Rico could be without electricity for four to six months after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria on Wednesday, the mayor of San Juan tells NBC News . A spokesperson for the governor’s office who describes the situation as “total devastation” adds to CNN : “We are 100% without power….
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Girl’s Wiggling Fingers Give Rescuers Hope at Collapsed School

September 20, 2017 |

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Wednesday afternoon that up to 30 people are still trapped inside the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen School in Mexico City, CNN reports. It’s unclear how many of the missing are still alive. The school, which houses children as young as kindergarten, collapsed following…
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