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Auburn, Tuscaloosa mayors make annual Iron Bowl wager

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Save a few Black Friday bucks for Small Business Saturday

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Preparing for the War on I-4: UCF takes on USF for AAC East title

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London subway station evacuated after reports of shots fired

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Black Friday still a big draw for Volusia holiday shoppers

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App-alling Uber's flubs adding up

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Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town
AMBOY, Calif. -- The countdown to launch creeps closer and there's still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Pick up his flight suit. Leave enough food for his four cats - just in case anything happens. Hughes is a 61-year-old limo driver who's spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage   Read More ...
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Al Franken still hasn’t denied grabbing women
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has waded into the murky waters of trying to apologize for inappropriately touching women — while asserting that he didn't intentionally do anything wrong. And yet Franken hasn't denied any of the accusations against him, leaving the door open to the possibility that he is a serial groper. In one week, reports have surfaced of four women accusing Franken of inappropriately touching them   Read More ...
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Why Trump should be nervous, but not panicking, after Michael Flynn’s lawyers cut off communication
The juiciest possible meaning of a decision by Michael Flynn's legal team to cut off communication with President Trump's team is that Flynn, the former White House national security adviser, is about to roll over and provide incriminating information about Trump or members of his inner circle to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The New York Times reported on Thursday that “the notification led Mr   Read More ...
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Auburn, Tuscaloosa mayors make annual Iron Bowl wager
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The wager is set for another mayoral Iron Bowl challenge that pits the leaders of Auburn and Tuscaloosa against each other for a good cause. Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will continue their tradition of a $100 Iron Bowl wager to benefit local charities. It started in 2005 when the mayors agreed that the losing team's mayor would donate $25 to a charity of the other city’s choice   Read More ...
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Save a few Black Friday bucks for Small Business Saturday
(NEWS 8) - Everyone knows about the huge deals and savings available at the big-box retail stores, but you can make a real impact on our local economy by going on a small business shopping spree. San Diegans are encouraged to save a few bucks on Black Friday and help contribute to the lifeblood of our economy on Small Business Saturday at Liberty Station   Read More ...
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Tuscaloosa-area leaders encourage residents to shop local
With the increase in online shopping, Tuscaloosa leaders are reminding residents of the importance of keeping their dollars local this holiday season. The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox came together this week at Downtown Tuscaloosa retailer Lou & Company, to talk not only about shopping locally, but also the importance of supporting small businesses. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jim Page said shopping locally provides sales taxes that fund local services, such as police and fire protection and public schools   Read More ...
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LA sheriff's deputies save injured cat from steel-jawed trap
COVINA, Calif. (AP) - A kitten caught in a rusty steel-jawed trap has a pair of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies to thank this holiday season after they followed the feline's anguished cries to a suburban backyard and set it free. Deputies Jorge Romero and Jose Mora arrived at a Covina home Thanksgiving morning after a woman reported a cat being abused   Read More ...
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Tuscaloosa shoppers wait in line for Black Friday deals
With the increase in online shopping and stores opening on Thanksgiving, Black Friday madness isn't what it once was. Still, some stores in Tuscaloosa worked to draw out shoppers on Friday morning. A line of shoppers spent the night on the sidewalk outside Kinnucan's at Midtown Village. The store does not open on Thanksgiving, and offers free $25 gift cards to the first 100 shoppers in line for the 6 a   Read More ...
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Catch Pauly Shore live at the La Jolla Comedy Store
(NEWS 8) - "Jury Duty", "Biodome", "Encino Man", "Son In Law" -- When you look back on these classics one man comes to mind: Pauly Shore. Shore docked his yacht in San Diego for a few days so he could take the stage at the La Jolla Comedy Store Friday and Saturday night. He stopped by the News 8 studio to chat with Dan Cohen and Heather Myers to talk about his act, family and career, and sprinkled in a few moments of classic Pauly Shore hilarity   Read More ...
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Green Friday: Oregon State parks free on Black Friday
PORTLAND, Ore. -- In an effort to get people outside the day after Thanksgiving for some fresh air and exercise, all Oregon state parks will have free parking and admission on Black Friday. Oregon State Parks is also celebrating Green Friday with free hot drinks and snacks at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Fort Stevens State Park, Silver Falls State Park and Cape Blanco State Park   Read More ...
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Seidel's crystal ball: Will Ohio State run U-M off field?
Buy Photo. Think about how the story line has changed at Michigan, from August until now: 1. Yes, Wilton Speight is the starter at quarterback but why doesn’t John O’Korn get a chance? 2. Yes, O’Korn is the starting quarterback but why doesn’t Harbaugh try Brandon Peters? 3. Will Peters be able to start Saturday against Ohio State? But that’s just one slice of this sprawling Michigan story line: 1   Read More ...
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UK police at reported incident at one of London's busiest subway stations
British police said Friday they were responding to reports of "shots fired" at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest. British Transport Police tweeted that they had received a report that one woman sustained minor injuries, and there were no reported casualties. At this stage, we have received one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station   Read More ...
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Photos: Ottawa Lake Whiteford 42, Saginaw Nouvel 21
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Photos: Ottawa Lake Whiteford 42, Saginaw Nouvel 21 Ottawa Lake Whiteford quarterback Thomas Eitniear (1) runs against Saginaw Nouvel during the first half of the MHSAA Division 8 championship game at the Ford Field in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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Man fires gun at cemetery, says 'You deserved it'
EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police say a man interrupted a graveside service and fired a gunshot as mourners gathered for a man who was killed in his suburban Chicago home. Prosecutor Carolyn Nevin quoted Elston Stevenson as saying, "You deserved it," at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park. No one was hurt Wednesday. The 56-year-old Stevenson was ordered to jail during a court appearance Thursday   Read More ...
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Money raised for Colorado seniors forced out of apartments
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Money is being raised to help dozens of seniors being forced out of their complex in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman and the non-profit group Blackbird Outreach say they want raise at least $1,000 to help each resident at Emerald Tower Apartments with moving expenses, security deposits and first month's rent in their new homes   Read More ...
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2 hurt when woman tries to smoke while using oxygen tank
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine say a woman's oxygen mask caught fire while she was attempting to light a cigarette. WLBZ-TV reports Waterville Fire and Rescue responded to the incident on Thanksgiving afternoon. The fire department says a man who was also in the home burned his hand while trying to put the fire out. Officials say the man refused treatment and the woman was taken to Maine General Medical Center   Read More ...
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High costs, declining popularity spur end Kansas ice rink
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The city of Lawrence is not putting up its artificial ice rink this year due to its high costs and declining popularity. The Lawrence Journal-World reported Friday that the decision was made during the city's budgeting process. Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Mark Hecker says declining ticket sales over the last two years and the cost of labor and materials for the annual installation were factors in the decision   Read More ...
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Woman files lawsuit against Victoria's Secret over firing
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman has filed a lawsuit against Victoria's Secret claiming she was unjustly fired due to her weight and her age. The Bangor Daily News reports 50-year-old Kelly Merchant says in her lawsuit filed last month that she was fired in June 2015 because she didn't fit the lingerie company's image. Merchant worked as a manager for a store in the Bangor Mall   Read More ...
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Dead fish discovered near Bethel prompts probe into cause
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of dead blackfish have been washing up in waters near Bethel, prompting local authorities to assess how the fish were killed. KYUK-AM reports that students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Kuskokwim Campus began finding the dead fish earlier this month, causing officials with the Orutsararmiut Native Council to begin looking into the matter last week   Read More ...
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3 people killed in interstate crash in Alabama
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a head-on crash on an interstate in Alabama has killed three people. Al.com reports the crash happened on Interstate 459 in Bessemer on Friday between 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Bessemer Police Chief Mike Roper says police started receiving calls about a motorist traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 59. The vehicle turned onto I-459 and collided with an oncoming vehicle   Read More ...
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BC-OLY--Russian Doping-Medalists Stripped,1st Ld-Writethru
BC-OLY--Russian Doping-Medalists Stripped, 1st Ld-Writethru,482 A look at the Russians stripped of Olympic medals from Sochi AP Photo LGL114, LON131, LON132, LON106, LON105 Eds: Adds photos. With AP Photos. A look at the Russian athletes who have been stripped of medals for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Fourteen Russian athletes have now been banned for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, with nine medals stripped from six athletes in four sports   Read More ...
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Police identify 2 men who died car that struck home
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A double fatal car crash in Connecticut is now a homicide investigation. Police say a Volvo sedan hit a utility pole in Waterbury on Tuesday, knocking out power, before crashing into the home. No one inside the home was injured. The vehicle's occupants, identified as 22-year-old Clarence Lewis and 20-year-old Antonio Santos, were pronounced dead at the scene   Read More ...
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Lobos hope Florida trek calms the storm
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........The college basketball season started just two weeks ago. In that time, first-year University of New Mexico coach Paul Weir and a new-look roster have pretty much experienced what the full spectrum of Lobo basketball can be. A program-record scoring game on opening night was followed with part unrealistically inflated optimism and part ridicule for running up the score on clearly outmatched Northern New Mexico   Read More ...
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BC-FBC--Iowa St Player Arrested,1st Ld-Writethru
BC-FBC--Iowa St Player Arrested, 1st Ld-Writethru,125 Iowa State cornerback faces vandalism charge Eds: APNewsNow. Minor edits. New to some points. Authorities have arrested an Iowa State football player accused of vandalism at a skate park in Ames. The Des Moines Register reports that cornerback Brian Peavy has been charged with criminal mischief. Court records don't list an attorney for him. A team spokesman says he expects Peavy will play Saturday when the Cyclones take on Kansas State in Manhattan   Read More ...
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S African company pulling out of natural gas to liquid fuels
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A South African energy and chemical company says it's dropping plans for a $14 billion U.S. plant to convert natural gas to liquid fuels because of low oil prices and a volatile market. For the same reasons, it says it's also pulling out of Canadian shale. Sasol made the announcement Thursday in a news release posted on its website   Read More ...
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As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics
GENEVA (AP) — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country's athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony in Sochi, was removed from the 2014 records in the latest round of verdicts from an International Olympic Committee panel prosecuting individuals caught in a program to cover up doping and tamper with tainted samples   Read More ...
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The mansions that major food corporations built
American food companies which created some of the ingredients for yesterday's Thanksgiving meals have also provided their founders — and founders' families — with impressive mansions. Realty site Top Ten Real Estate Deals shares four properties built by some of the nation's biggest food companies: The mansion that Campbell's Soup Company built in Gladwyne, Penn.Designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving meal served up for oil spill cleanup crews
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Crews cleaning up a large oil pipeline spill in northeastern South Dakota took a little time Thursday for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The American News reports an emergency response team brought in by TransCanada Corp. served up turkey, stuffing and pie for the crews. There are roughly 170 people on-site working on cleanup and remediation around the clock in 12-hour shifts   Read More ...
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Shoes, bags, even dentures lost at Burning Man await owners
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lindsay Weiss once lost her cellphone and got it back, so she and a friend knew what they had to do when they discovered a camera during the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert — even though it meant giving up their coveted shady seat for a musical performance. The friends snapped a quick selfie and took the device to lost-and-found, so the owner could claim it and the pair could "forever be a part of their journey," Weiss said   Read More ...
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The Latest: UK police: 'shots fired' at busy London station
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the incident at London's Oxford Circus station (all times local): British police say they have responded to reports of "shots fired" in and around Oxford Circus subway station, but have not located any casualties. The busy station has been closed and police have told people in the area to take shelter in stores. The Metropolitan Police says officers were called just after 4:30 p   Read More ...
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UK police at reported incident at Oxford Circus station
LONDON (AP) — British police said Friday they were responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest. British Transport Police tweeted just after 4:40 p.m. that officers were are on the scene. Witnesses on social media reported people running into nearby shops and pubs for shelter. Transit authorities say the station has been evacuated and trains are not stopping there   Read More ...
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UK police at reported incident at Oxford Circus station
LONDON – British police say they are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus subway station, one of London's busiest. British Transport Police tweeted Friday afternoon that officers are on the scene. Witnesses on social media report people running into nearby shops and pubs. Transit authorities say the station is being evacuated.   Read More ...
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Trump condemns ‘horrible and cowardly’ Egypt mosque attack that left at least 200 dead, 130 wounded
President Trump denounced Friday's deadly bombing and shooting attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, calling it horrible and cowardly.   Read More ...
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A look at the deadliest militant attacks in Egypt
CAIRO – Egypt was hit by its deadliest ever militant attack on Friday, when gunmen opened fire and set off explosives at a mosque in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing more than 200 people. Egypt has been battling an insurgency in the Sinai led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group that intensified after the military's 2013 ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood from power   Read More ...
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Buggy driver dies in crash with car
An 85-year-old man died Friday morning after a car hit his buggy on the Strasburg Pike in Strasburg Township, Lancaster County. State police said Elam King of Strasburg died as a result of the crash that happened just before 9 a.m., and which caused the road to be closed as police investigated. State police said King failed to stop before entering the road from a driveway   Read More ...
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Critics slam President Trump's Thanksgiving 'victory lap'
President Trump touts economic and military victories; reaction from Democratic commentator Monique Pressley and Amy Holmes, political analyst for Rasmussen Reports.   Read More ...
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'Prongles' potato chip mystery confounds Target shoppers
A new potato-chip product known as “Prongles” has been baffling Target shoppers for the last few weeks, but an unlikely source has since offered an explanation for this snack-food mystery. Sort of. Prongles, which appear to be a knock-off of Pringles potato chips, were first spotted on Target’s shelves last week, and soon Reddit was abuzz with theories about this seemingly fake, yet oddly real brand of junk food   Read More ...
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Preparing for the War on I-4: UCF takes on USF for AAC East title
WEBVTT 2'S AMANDA CRAWFORD.ARE THEY EXPECTING THIS TO BE ASELLOUT?AMANDA: THERE IS A LOT ON THELINE FOR UCF AND A LOT OFREASONS FOR FANS TO BE FIRED UP.IT WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME INSCHOOL'S HISTORY -- IN THESCHOOL'S HISTORY THEY HAVE HAD APERFECT REGULAR SEASON.YOU WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN THISKIND OF MOMENTUM OR ENERGY ACOUPLE OF YEARS AGO.THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT SINCE8:00 A   Read More ...
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Uber appeals to UK Supreme Court after losing case
LONDON – The ride-hailing firm Uber plans to appeal to Britain's Supreme Court after losing an important case on the rights of its drivers. Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled earlier this month that Uber drivers are "workers" rather than being self-employed, entitling them to benefits such as holiday pay. Uber said in a statement Friday that it is requesting permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court so the case can be resolved quickly   Read More ...
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Supreme Court to rule on searches of cell phone locations
High court to consider whether the history of cell phone locations stored by a phone service provider is searchable without a warrant.   Read More ...
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