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Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels

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Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels

- New York • With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils Wednesday — the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. rump announced the action via tweet, although only after one of the panels had already agreed to disband earlier in the day. A growing number of business leaders on the councils had openly criticized his remarks laying blame for the violence at a white supremacists rally on “both sides
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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

- Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police' ST. LOUIS — Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet, with a photo, posted Monday. he tweet says his "disregard for law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends
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Level 3 evacuations in place for Monument Hill fire near Quincy

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Level 3 evacuations in place for Monument Hill fire near Quincy

- QUINCY, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office has issued level three evacuation notices for a fire burning near Quincy in Grant County Wednesday evening. Level 3 evacuations mean leave immediately. The evacuation notice is for Adams Rd. North areas of Road 13-NW and Road J.8 NW. The Sheriff's Office says police are en route to notify residents in those areas
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Teachers in St. Louis area frustrated over unsolved ID theft cases

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Teachers in St. Louis area frustrated over unsolved ID theft cases

- BALLWIN, MO - Local teachers are demanding answers in an ID theft case that affects hundreds of victims in the St. Louis area. As Fox 2 reported last week, current and former educators in the St. Louis area recently learned someone used their personal information to access their retirement accounts online. No funds were stolen, but the ID theft continues to create headaches for local authorities and the alleged victims
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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

- Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police' ST. LOUIS — Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet, with a photo, posted Monday. he tweet says his "disregard for law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends
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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

- Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police' ST. LOUIS — Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet, with a photo, posted Monday. he tweet says his "disregard for law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends
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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

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Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

- Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police' ST. LOUIS — Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet, with a photo, posted Monday. he tweet says his "disregard for law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends
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Hundreds carry lit candles across UVA campus against white nationalism

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Hundreds carry lit candles across UVA campus against white nationalism

- Hundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night. Students and residents gathered at the Rotunda at the University of Virginia campus carrying candles and glow sticks to sing together for a vigil. They sang ‘‘God Bless America’’ and the ‘‘Star-Spangled Banner’’ before invoking in unison the civil rights era anthem ‘‘We Shall Overcome
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Photos of dad walking son to first day of kindergarten, college move-in day goes viral

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Photos of dad walking son to first day of kindergarten, college move-in day goes viral

- WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Photos of a father walking his son to school on the first day of kindergarten and then helping him bring in his belongings on college move-in day has gone viral. Charles Brockman III, 17, of Plano, Texas, shared the two photos on his Twitter, @TheOnlyCharlesB, as a sweet and simple "thank you" to his dad. he original tweettweeted on the social media platform over 63,000 times and liked over 260, 000 times since it was first shared on August 13
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Cancer centers accused of Medicare fraud, unsafe practices

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Cancer centers accused of Medicare fraud, unsafe practices

- Fort Myers-based 21st Century Oncology announced it is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a decision that follows years of declining revenue, two recent multi-million dollar settlements related to billing fraud allegations and a long list of ongoing lawsuits. Frank Gluck/The News-Press. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two of the nation’s largest cancer-care providers are accused of engaging in an illegal “gentleman’s agreement” to divide up treatment services in Florida
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For $725 a night, you can rent Trump's childhood home on Airbnb

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For $725 a night, you can rent Trump's childhood home on Airbnb

- WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Before Mar-a-Lago, there was Queens. Want to see where it all began? Now you can -- using Airbnb, the home rental site where President Donald Trump's childhood home is now listed for $725 a night. Located in Queens, New York, the 1940s home has five bedrooms and can fit as many as 20 people, the listing says
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Homeless Chihuahua puppies get 'newborn baby'-style photoshoot

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Homeless Chihuahua puppies get 'newborn baby'-style photoshoot

- by Sinclair Broadcast Group. (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — In Virginia, a photographer got up close and personal with a litter of homeless Chihuahua puppies so he could help them find a "forever home." The shots are taken in the style of a newborn baby photoshoot, with lots of swaddling and pastel colors. We'll take one!
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UA receives grant to help with mental health in Walker County

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UA receives grant to help with mental health in Walker County

- The University of Alabama received a training grant to improve mental and physical health for people living in a more rural area. This one-million-dollar grant will provide behavioral mental health services to the Capstone Rural Health Center in Walker County. The project director for this grant Dr. Monika Wedgeworth Assistant UA Professor said they will train nursing students, a mental health counselor, a care coordinator and more
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Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis

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Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis

- ST. LOUIS — Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet on Monday, and included a photo. The tweet says the suspect's "disregard for the law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends
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Bennie Dansby Jr.'s initial court appearance

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Bennie Dansby Jr.'s initial court appearance

- Bennie Dansby Jr., 40, appears in Maricopa County Superior Court on Aug. 15, 2017. He faces charges including second-degree murder related to a fatal gunfight at a Phoenix fish fry in April.
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Woman files federal lawsuit over Punkin Chunkin air cannon explosion

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Woman files federal lawsuit over Punkin Chunkin air cannon explosion

- A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications. Suzanne Dakessian claims in Wednesday's lawsuit that she was left with severe and permanent injuries because of negligence and wrongful conduct by the defendants. The defendants include Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, which inspected the air cannon through its boiler safety program
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The secret lives of Hollywood's superheroes

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The secret lives of Hollywood's superheroes

- While the Hollywood we see in movies is a place of glamour and beautiful celebrities, the cast of superheroes filling Hollywood Boulevard is frequently anything but. As featured on LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America has a thick British accent, and his day job is cinematographer. Iron Man lives in an apartment behind Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, and at least one of Batman's wings are made with a pair of shower curtains from Target
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  • Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'
    Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police'

    , kcci.com

    Cops seeking jorts-wearing bandit: 'Call us or the fashion police' ST. LOUIS — Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police." St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet, with a photo, posted Monday. he tweet says his "disregard for law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends
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Politics & Government

  • New political group forms to support ‘good governance’ ballot measure
    New political group forms to support ‘good governance’ ballot measure

    , adn.com

    A new political group has formed to support a citizens' initiative that could appear on next year's ballot, but its organizers are divulging little. Noah Star, who worked earlier this year as an aide to Sitka Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, filed paperwork Wednesday with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to establish "Alaskans for Integrity." The group will support a "good governance" initiative, Star wrote
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Sports

  • Islanders’ John Tavares Focuses on Coming Season, Not Contract
    Islanders’ John Tavares Focuses on Coming Season, Not Contract

    , nytimes.com

    Photo John Tavares, who is entering the final season of his contract with the Islanders, sounds like a player who wants to stay right where he is. Tavares, 26, is the Islanders’ captain and has led the team in scoring in seven of his eight seasons since being the No. 1 pick in 2009. But he can be an unrestricted free agent next July and could command the type of eight-year, $100 million deal recently signed by the Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid
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Business

  • President Trump disbands White House business councils after resignations
    President Trump disbands White House business councils after resignations

    , wdrb.com

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump disbanded two White House business councils Wednesday afternoon, amid criticism from CEOs for his remarks on the Charlottesville protest. The decision came after the CEO of Campbell Soup resigned from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. Campbell CEO Denise Morrison said in a company release Wednesday, "Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville
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Technology

  • Russian DNC Hack Bombshell: First Witness Appears In Ukraine, Wrote Malware Used By Russian Intelligence
    Russian DNC Hack Bombshell: First Witness Appears In Ukraine, Wrote Malware Used By Russian Intelligence

    , inquisitr.com

    While United States intelligence concluded more than a year ago that the Russian government was behind cyber-hacking into private Democratic National Committee servers in 2016, no actual, human witness to the Russian operation had come forward to verify that claim — until now. According to a detailed and explosive report by the New York Times on Wednesday, a software expert in Ukraine who wrote one of the “malware” — that is, software designed to infiltrate and attack other computers — programs used by a Russian intelligence unit to hack the DNC servers, has turned himself into authorities there and has already revealed his connections to the Russian hacking attacks
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Health

  • Texas woman battling cancer dies after eating tainted oyster
    Texas woman battling cancer dies after eating tainted oyster

    , chron.com

    Updated 8:37 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Jane White Cunningham, a 56-year-old woman from Texas, died after eating raw contaminated oysters while on vacation with her husband. According to CBS the shellfish was tainted with Vibrio, a bacteria typically found in saltwater and is associated with under-cooked seafood. Her husband, David Cunningham shared an update to Facebook on Aug. 8, saying she was hospitalized at the Gulfport Mississippi Hospital with a severe infection, where she underwent immediate surgery
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Family & Parenting

  • Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake
    Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake

    , nbcconnecticut.com

    When a venomous snake slithered into a yard where two young children were playing in Southwest Florida, a pair of four-legged good Samaritans came to the rescue. Melissa Butt's grandchildren, 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory, were playing in the yard of her Hillsborough County home when her dogs spotted a copperhead snake just inches away from the children. Slayer and Paco jumped in and began barking at the venomous creature
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Homeless Chihuahua puppies get 'newborn baby'-style photoshoot
    Homeless Chihuahua puppies get 'newborn baby'-style photoshoot

    , katu.com

    by Sinclair Broadcast Group. (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — In Virginia, a photographer got up close and personal with a litter of homeless Chihuahua puppies so he could help them find a "forever home." The shots are taken in the style of a newborn baby photoshoot, with lots of swaddling and pastel colors. We'll take one!
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Education

Travel & Recreation

  • New Mexico company to provide internet for space tourists
    New Mexico company to provide internet for space tourists

    , koat.com

    SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) – At a small workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Solstar Space CEO M. Brian Barnett and VP Gary Ebersole hover over an empty microwave sized black carbon-fiber box. On top of the box is an electronics assembly, an assortment of electrical components and wires that make up the prototype of the Solstar Space Communicator. They need to install the communicator in the box so it can be bolted inside a space capsule for a journey 70 miles above the earth
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Law & Crime

  • Bennie Dansby Jr.'s initial court appearance
    Bennie Dansby Jr.'s initial court appearance

    , azcentral.com

    Bennie Dansby Jr., 40, appears in Maricopa County Superior Court on Aug. 15, 2017. He faces charges including second-degree murder related to a fatal gunfight at a Phoenix fish fry in April.
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Life & Style

  • In an Instagram world, artist David Downton continues to draw fashion and Hollywood's top stars
    In an Instagram world, artist David Downton continues to draw fashion and Hollywood's top stars

    , latimes.com

    David Downton has drawn some of the world’s most stylish women, such as Cate Blanchett and Linda Evangelista, several enduring fashion icons, the likes of Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Zac Posen, as well as numerous A-listers, including Lady Gaga and Rachel Weisz. Still, the London-based portraitist has a list of potential subjects that he said he’s always pursuing
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Science & Nature

  • 'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.
    'You can't hoodwink the EPA': Drinking-water protection a problem for cash-strapped Pa.

    , pennlive.com

    Pennsylvania has hired two new drinking water inspectors since federal regulators warned that its short staffing risked serious public health implications. That warning came in December after nearly a decade of budget cuts decimated the Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency tasked with ensuring drinking water quality at 8,500 utilities that serve 10 million residents. In February, the DEP had 43 fully trained inspectors on staff and another 11 trainees attending classes and working under close supervision
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Media & Information

  • Next up as Trump's communications director: 28-year-old loyalist Hope Hicks
    Next up as Trump's communications director: 28-year-old loyalist Hope Hicks

    , latimes.com

    Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's most loyal and longest-serving aides, is taking on one of the most thankless jobs in politics: serving as his communications director. The job is only temporary, according to a White House official who confirmed the appointment to reporters while demanding not to be named. The official promised that a permanent communications director will be named "at the appropriate time
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Real Estate

  • Paterson municipal office building eyed for residential conversion
    Paterson municipal office building eyed for residential conversion

    , patersontimes.com

    The downtown Paterson office building that presently houses the Division of Recreation and the Small Business Development Center is being eyed for residential conversion. Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration submitted a redevelopment plan to the city council to turn the three-story, city-owned building – once home to the First National Bank of New Jersey – into market-rate apartment housing. Council members granted preliminary approval to the plan on Tuesday evening
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Motoring

  • Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars
    Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars

    , nytimes.com

    Photo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will cooperate with BMW to develop self-driving cars, the companies said Wednesday, as traditional automakers look to defend their turf against cash-rich Silicon Valley giants eager to upend the industry. So-called autonomous vehicles are expected to transform the auto industry within the next decade. The new technology pits established carmakers, with their decades of experience and global supply chains, against the likes of Google and Apple, which have much greater financial resources as well as greater expertise in the software that will be crucial to the development of driverless vehicles
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Books & Literature

  • ‘Sword Art Online’ Light Novel Sequel, New Book Series By Reki Kawahara Discussed By ‘SAO’ Editor Kazuma Miki
    ‘Sword Art Online’ Light Novel Sequel, New Book Series By Reki Kawahara Discussed By ‘SAO’ Editor Kazuma Miki

    , inquisitr.com

    A new Sword Art Online light novel series is already in the works now that SAO: Alicization has been completed. However, the big news is that SAO author Reki Kawahara is planning on working on a brand new book series. The revelation came during a recent interview with Mr. Kazuma Miki, CEO of Straight Edge, which is in charge of editing the Sword Art Online light novel series
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