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Horry County jail inmate dies; SLED investigates

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Horry County jail inmate dies; SLED investigates

- CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – An inmate at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway died Wednesday night. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said Jimmy Lee Calloway, 47, of Conway died at the hospital at 11:46 p.m. Calloway is believed to have died from medical causes, but an autopsy will be done Thursday. A toxicology report will be done in 90 to 120 days
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IMAGES: At least 1 dead, several injured after van plows into people

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IMAGES: At least 1 dead, several injured after van plows into people

- A van plowed into a crowd in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain. Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.
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Ragweed pollen has started to cause problems for allergy sufferers

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Ragweed pollen has started to cause problems for allergy sufferers

- Very low numbers were detected early this month, said Dr. Linda Ford, a Bellevue allergist who tracks the pollen counts. But the amount of pollen in the air wasn’t high enough to bother most ragweed allergy sufferers until this week, she said. Ford, who runs the Asthma and Allergy Center in Bellevue, said patients whose only allergies are to ragweed pollen have been coming to the clinic for treatment in the last couple of days
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Man was killed by 3 teens during attempted robbery: police

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Man was killed by 3 teens during attempted robbery: police

- Swatara Township Police have released new details regarding a homicide reported Wednesday night on North 69th Street. According to police, the death of Dion Walker, 20, of Harrisburg, occurred during an attempted robbery of Dion by three other young men, who have been identified as Demetrius Aquino, 18, Ricardo McClure, 16, and Chiara Snyder-Harvey, 14. All three have been charged with criminal homicide, robbery and conspiracy
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IMAGES: At least 1 dead, several injured after van plows into people

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IMAGES: At least 1 dead, several injured after van plows into people

- A van plowed into a crowd in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain. Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.
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Who are the 'Children of the Forest' in 'Game Of Thrones,' and why are they so important?

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Who are the 'Children of the Forest' in 'Game Of Thrones,' and why are they so important?

- They keep coming up, but what's the deal with them? Who are the 'Children of the Forest' in 'Game Of Thrones,' and why are they so important? They keep coming up, but what's the deal with them? But there's also been a lot of talk of the Children Of The Forest. In "The Spoils of War," Jon Snow shows Daenerys Targaryen a load of cave paintings that seem to depict the War for the Dawn — a legendary conflict in George R
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‘Alaskan Bush People’: Ami Brown Celebrates 54th Birthday This Month As Rainy Brown Starts A New Video Series

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‘Alaskan Bush People’: Ami Brown Celebrates 54th Birthday This Month As Rainy Brown Starts A New Video Series

- Alaskan Bush People star Ami Brown celebrates her 54th birthday this month as her cancer treatment reportedly continues and Rainy Brown starts a new video series where she will answer any fan questions. Season 7 of Alaskan Bush People is ongoing on the Discovery Channel, and the last episode showed a few of the Brown family children visiting Browntown in Alaska “one last time” before joining matriarch Ami Brown in California
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Dad accused of leaving 5 children alone to work

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Dad accused of leaving 5 children alone to work

- A Raleigh man is in jail facing child abuse charges after five young children were alone while he worked. In court Wednesday, he told a judge he is the sole provider for his children and his wife, who has stage 4 cancer.
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IMAGES: At least 1 dead, several injured after van plows into people

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IMAGES: At least 1 dead, several injured after van plows into people

- A van plowed into a crowd in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain. Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.
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Chicago Air and Water Show: Boy takes flight with star pilot, honors late father

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Chicago Air and Water Show: Boy takes flight with star pilot, honors late father

- The Chicago Air and Water Show doesn't officially start until Saturday. But Thursday morning, a star pilot from the show will give a ride to one very special passenger. It will be a trip around Chicago one young student won't soon forget.
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Man gets to life without parole in beating death of Chinese grad student

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Man gets to life without parole in beating death of Chinese grad student

- A man convicted in the beating death of a USC graduate student from China has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Man dies after chase, climbing crane, taking off clothes

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Man dies after chase, climbing crane, taking off clothes

- A stolen vehicle suspect led authorities on a bizarre chase that ended with him climbing a high crane at the Port of Los Angeles, staying up there for hours and then plummeting to his death.
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Who are the 'Children of the Forest' in 'Game Of Thrones,' and why are they so important?

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Who are the 'Children of the Forest' in 'Game Of Thrones,' and why are they so important?

- They keep coming up, but what's the deal with them? Who are the 'Children of the Forest' in 'Game Of Thrones,' and why are they so important? They keep coming up, but what's the deal with them? But there's also been a lot of talk of the Children Of The Forest. In "The Spoils of War," Jon Snow shows Daenerys Targaryen a load of cave paintings that seem to depict the War for the Dawn — a legendary conflict in George R
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Time to act, not talk, to repair disparity

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Time to act, not talk, to repair disparity

- From the very beginning of this sad state of affairs, I have not been surprised by President Trump’s back-and-forth “both sides at fault” diatribe describing the despicable events in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of Heather Heyer and injured 19 others. To many, Trump is simply being true to his roots in his attempt to justify the unjustifiable. Long before he became president, his words and actions had already made him the darling of the alt-right, when he questioned whether America’s first black president was even a U
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Man denies charge of spraying manure on Border Patrol car

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Man denies charge of spraying manure on Border Patrol car

- NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont man has denied charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Johnson, of Alburgh, pleaded not guilty Thursday to state charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault of a law enforcement officer with fluids
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Top of Iroquois Park to be open for eclipse viewing

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Top of Iroquois Park to be open for eclipse viewing

- Metro Parks will open the gate on Monday at 10 a.m. to allow access. Both the north and south overlooks will be open. Normally, the gate to the overlook is only open to vehicle access on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.Saturdays and Sundays. Cyclists and pedestrians can access it throughout the year. The park will host several activities Monday, but they will not be handing out American Astronomical Society (AAS)-approved eye wear
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European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation

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European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation

- FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank’s policymakers are still concerned that inflation in the 19-nation eurozone is too low despite an improving economy and seem worried about the strength of the shared euro currency, their last meeting shows. The account of the July 20 meeting, published Thursday, shows the rate-setters noted that market investors seemed overly aggressive in thinking the bank would wind down its stimulus program soon
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  • Tax reform was hard for Reagan to do in 1986. It might be even harder for Trump to do now
    Tax reform was hard for Reagan to do in 1986. It might be even harder for Trump to do now

    , cnbc.com

    Thirty-one years ago today, Congress agreed on a tax-reform package. A bipartisan group of Republicans and Democrats lowered individual and corporate tax rates, closed loopholes and shifted some of the burden to corporations. Thirty-one years later, no one has repeated that effort. President Donald Trump has pledged to change that. Trump has promised to lower corporate and individual tax rates. He has not revealed how he plans to offset those cuts
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Sports

  • Maryland basketball’s Big Ten schedule includes 2 games in early December
    Maryland basketball’s Big Ten schedule includes 2 games in early December

    , testudotimes.com

    After Maryland basketball announced its non-conference schedule on Monday, the Terps’ full 2017-18 schedule was released Wednesday, following the Big Ten announcing conference matchups. Due to the conference tournament being moved up a week, the Terps will have two Big Ten matchups in the middle of their non-conference slate. Maryland opens Big Ten play at home against Purdue on Dec. 1, then will head to Illinois on Dec
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Business

  • Rider interaction with automated cars under study
    Rider interaction with automated cars under study

    , detroitnews.com

    Automakers, suppliers and researchers are looking for cues of nervousness and comfort with the idea of self-driving cars. Just how easy or difficult it would be to use a smartphone app to hail and direct an autonomous vehicle. And don’t forget consumers’ reactions to unexpected roadway encounters. The growing research into how humans interact with self-driving cars and their trust level in the machines will help automakers, suppliers and others in the tech-auto space better develop autonomous vehicles that some say could be on the road within the next five years
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Technology

  • Rider interaction with automated cars under study
    Rider interaction with automated cars under study

    , detroitnews.com

    Automakers, suppliers and researchers are looking for cues of nervousness and comfort with the idea of self-driving cars. Just how easy or difficult it would be to use a smartphone app to hail and direct an autonomous vehicle. And don’t forget consumers’ reactions to unexpected roadway encounters. The growing research into how humans interact with self-driving cars and their trust level in the machines will help automakers, suppliers and others in the tech-auto space better develop autonomous vehicles that some say could be on the road within the next five years
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Health

  • Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announces he has cancer, will undergo chemotherapy
    Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announces he has cancer, will undergo chemotherapy

    , katu.com

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. In a letter posted on the city website, Fish said he was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the abdomen, or stomach cancer. He says he plans to undergo chemotherapy at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Fish says he will continue serving on city council. "This is the biggest challenge I have ever faced
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Family & Parenting

  • Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys
    Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

    , courant.com

    Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classrooms are asking a judge for access to state police evidence to determine whether a substitute teacher, also killed during the massacre, had access to a key that could have locked her classroom door. Newtown schools officials and teachers who were in the Newtown school on Dec
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Society & Culture

Religion & Spirituality

  • Religious, city leaders appeal for peace ahead of 'Free Speech' rally on Boston Common
    Religious, city leaders appeal for peace ahead of 'Free Speech' rally on Boston Common

    , masslive.com

    With shovels, speeches and prayer, politicians and community leaders broadcast peace and tolerance during events on Wednesday. Outside City Hall, Mayor Martin Walsh held hands with those beside him as clergy - at sometimes earsplitting decibels - pleaded for divine intervention to quell the turbulent times. "With all my heart and soul I pray that you give President Donald Trump another spirit
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Entertainment & Arts

  • St. Vincent will direct a new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray
    St. Vincent will direct a new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    St. Vincent is set to direct a new film adaptation of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. The 34-year-old musician - whose full name is Anne Erin 'Annie' Clark - has turned her hands to the movie industry with her upcoming project, which will see her assist with the creative process of the Lionsgate production, The Hollywood Reporter has reported. David Burke is on hand to adapt Oscar Wilde's 1890 classic novel, which depicts a selfish male who sells his soul in order to keep his beauty, although a portrait of him begins to age and show the signs of maturation, which his physical body cannot experience
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Education

Farming

  • Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car
    Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

    , wfsb.com

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. Mark Johnson is due in court Thursday in North Hero to answer charges of assault and disorderly conduct from the Aug
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Travel & Recreation

  • Heading to Yellowstone for the eclipse? The park has some advice
    Heading to Yellowstone for the eclipse? The park has some advice

    , billingsgazette.com

    Although Yellowstone National Park is not in the path of the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, the park is still warning visitors to expect temporary entrance or road closures if the park experiences gridlock. Yellowstone's staff also does not recommend traveling in or out of the South Entrance on Aug. 21. That entrance borders Grand Teton National Park where the center-line of the solar eclipse will pass
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Law & Crime

  • German police hunt stolen trailer full of chocolate
    German police hunt stolen trailer full of chocolate

    , chron.com

    BERLIN (AP) — Police say a semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town and are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves. Police spokesman Martin Ahlich said Tuesday the cooled truck trailer contained 20 metric tons (22 tons) of chocolate including Kinder Surprise eggs, Nutella hazelnut-chocolate cream and Valparaiso chocolate fruit pearls
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Science & Nature

  • Brutal heat continues as Austin sears in summer heat
    Brutal heat continues as Austin sears in summer heat

    , mystatesman.com

    : The National Weather Service says temperatures in Austin will once again top 100 degrees, with rampant humidity making it feel more like an even more miserable — and potentially dangerous — 106 degrees outside. But even with all that moisture in the atmosphere, the high pressure system sitting over Texas will keep rain chances for the capital city near zero
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Media & Information

  • HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts
    HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

    , kansascity.com

    HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO's Twitter accounts, including ones for "Game of Thrones" and John Oliver's show. The group posted that "we are just testing your security" and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade
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Life & Style

  • The Latest: South Africa 'red alert' on Zimbabwe first lady
    The Latest: South Africa 'red alert' on Zimbabwe first lady

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on the assault allegation against Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe (all times local): South Africa's police minister says a "red alert" has been issued to prevent Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe from leaving the country before she settles the accusation that she assaulted a young model. The African News Agency reports that Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said that all borders have been notified not to permit Mugabe from leaving the country until the matter is resolved
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Books & Literature

  • Louisiana city to erect monument of novelist at park
    Louisiana city to erect monument of novelist at park

    , richmond.com

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana city will place a statue of novelist Walker Percy in a park. The Covington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to put the bronze statue of Percy at Bogue Falaya Park. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the 9-foot (2.7 meter) sculpture entitled "Walker Percy Gateway" pays homage to the prize-winning writer who lived in Covington from 1948 until his death in 1990
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Motoring

  • Dream Cruise panel: Millennial enthusiasm key to growth
    Dream Cruise panel: Millennial enthusiasm key to growth

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. Royal Oak — With autonomous cars on the horizon, some performance-car experts are more concerned about keeping and growing the enthusiasm of younger people than they are about self-driving cars stealing the thunder from the muscle-car era. Muscle cars, self-driving cars, electrification, the business case for performance cars, advancement of internal combustion engines and even the prospect of autonomous racing were discussed Thursday during WWJ-AM’s (950) Going Fast, Future & Past Woodward Dream Cruise Business Breakfast at Duggan’s Irish Pub
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