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Moore Again Demands Accuser Release Her Yearbook

November 18, 2017 |

Embattled Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore again repeated his demand for one of his accusers to release a 1977 yearbook she says shows he pursued a sexual relationship with her when she was 16 and he was 30. “Day 4 of New York attorney Gloria Allred’s refusal to turn over…
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Scientists May Know Source of Mysterious Radiation Cloud

November 18, 2017 |

Researchers say they’ve found the “obvious candidate” for the source of a mysterious radiation cloud that hovered over much of Europe last month before dispersing, NPR reports. More than 40 countries detected a radioactive isotope called ruthenium-106 in the atmosphere. Ruthenium is not found in nature, and Danish researcher Sven…
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Woman Must Pay Katy Perry for Messing With Convent Sale

November 18, 2017 |

A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $ 5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles because she intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent, the AP reports. The jury found Friday that entrepreneur Dana Hollister…
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What 2 Brothers Started in NC in 1905 Is No More

November 18, 2017 |

Moses and Ceasar Cone founded their denim brand in the late 19th century, and in 1905 opened the Cone Denim White Oak plant in Greensboro, NC. Within three years, it was churning out more denim than anywhere else in the world, reports the Triad City Beat ; in its heyday, White…
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After 2 Mysterious Weeks, Lebanese PM Now in France

November 18, 2017 |

The (potentially) former prime minister of Lebanon’s mysterious two-week stay in Saudi Arabia has come to an end, as Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday morning and met with French President Emmanuel Macron, the New York Times reports. Hariri was in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4 when he suddenly…
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Suit: Dad Heard Ghastly Crack as Boy Died in Rotating Eatery

November 18, 2017 |

The family of a 5-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of a hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. Attorney Joseph Fried filed suit Wednesday for Rebecca and Michael Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose son Charlie died April…
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They Volunteer to Find Missing Bodies. They’re Getting Old

November 18, 2017 |

The revelation earlier this year that a Colorado man had buried his estranged wife’s body under the grave of a World War II veteran in 1995 grabbed headlines. What was less mentioned about the case of Kristina Tournai-Sandoval is that the nonprofit NecroSearch is the one that confirmed the location…
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Missing Explorer’s Ordeal: Fever, Harsh Criticism

November 18, 2017 |

Explorer Benedict Allen is no longer missing in Papua New Guinea, having been flown to the country’s capital via helicopter Friday. As for what mucked with Allen’s itinerary, the BBC reports he missed his flight after becoming “disorientated with fever.” His agent describes it as suspected malaria. The Daily Mail…
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Cops: Teacher Was Waiting for Student in Candlelit Room

November 18, 2017 |

A 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of having sex with a student. Police say the 16-year-old boy had explicit text messages and nude photos from the Yukon High School teacher, Hunter Day, on his phone, and his parents called police. The boy and Day had a previously-arranged…
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Trump Applies the Brakes Day After Elephant Trophy News

November 18, 2017 |

President Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The US Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation from Zimbabwe and Zambia, arguing that encouraging wealthy…
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