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Father and Son Kayak Down Mississippi River to Raise Awareness for Veterans

WILLIE JAMES INMAN - FOX NEWS

Jeff (left) and Logan Hastings pose for a picture along the Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Miss. (FOX NEWS) – A pair of father-and-son U.S. Army veterans is kayaking down the entire Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico for a good cause. Jeff and Logan Hastings started their journey on May 1 at the headwaters of the Mississippi River. They’ve…

Arizona Flash Flooding Leaves 9 Dead

Five children were among the nine dead

The creek under the First Crossing Bridge is seen Sunday afternoon, July 16, 2017, following a deadly flash-flooding that ripped through Saturday in the Tonto National Forest. (Alexis Bechman/Payson Roundup via AP) TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — Five children were among the nine people killed during the weekend in a flash flood at a swimming hole in Arizona’s Tonto…

George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dead at 77

(AP Photo | Amy Sancetta, File) NEW YORK (AP) – George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, said his family in a statement…

Duluth Native And Lost Marine Laid To Rest After Nearly 75 Years

James Hubert Fought In World War II, His Remains Finally Found

Duluth, Minn A Duluth native killed more than 70 years ago in World War II finally returned home. November 21st 1943, United States Marine Company H, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marines Division lead an amphibious assault in what is considered one of the most important battles in World War II, the battle of Tarawa. “It had a very big…

Pennsylvania Murders: Killer Used Pig Roaster to Burn Bodies, Official Says

(FOX NEWS) – A man who confessed to killing four men who disappeared last week in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and his suspected co-conspirator were hit with homicide charges Friday as gruesome details emerged surrounding the deaths. The charges comes on the heels of Cosmo DiNardo’s attorney saying that his client admitted to killing the four men and telling authorities the…

Verizon Data Breach: 14 Million Customers Reportedly Exposed

(FOX NEWS) – Millions of Verizon customer records have been exposed after an Israeli technology company left user data unprotected, the International Business Times reported. “As many as 14 million records” of Verizon customers were found unsecured on an Amazon storage server controlled by Israeli-based Nice Systems, according to ZDNet.com. The database was found to have communication logs of Verizon customers who called…

Panel Calls on FDA to Review Safety of Opioid Painkillers

(AP) – An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime, and the demand for heroin. In a sweeping report Thursday, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine pushed…

Suspect in Times Square Crash Pleads Not Guilty

Richard Rojas (AP Photo)  NEW YORK (AP) – A U.S. Navy veteran pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder after he was accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians on a Times Square sidewalk, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people. Twenty-six-year-old Richard Rojas, dressed in a beige jail uniform, mostly looked down at the defense table during…

Democratic Reps File Article of Impeachment Against Trump

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (FOX NEWS) – Two Democratic congressmen introduced an article of impeachment on Wednesday against President Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. The resolution says Trump “prevented, obstructed, and impeded” the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn by “threatening and then terminating” Comey. “We now…

Holiday Stationstores Bought by Canadian Company

MINNESOTA – Canadian company, Couche-Tard Incorporated, announced today that it signed an agreement with Holiday Companies to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Holiday Stationstores and affiliated companies. Holiday is a privately owned company based in Minnesota that has been in operation since 1928 and currently has 522 stores in the Upper Midwest. “We are pleased to…

Marine Aircraft Disaster: 15 Marines, 1 Navy Corpsman Killed in Mississippi Crash

MARINE CORPS C-130 CRASHES IN MISSISSIPPI16 were killed in a KC-130 crash in Leflore County, Mississippi, on July 10. The plane flew out of Cherry Point, NC.(SOURCE: WLBT) (FOX NEWS) – The FBI on Tuesday continued to investigate the deaths of 15 Marines and one Navy Corpsman who were killed when their U.S. military plan spiraled out of the sky…

Trump Confronts Putin on Election Hacking in First Meeting

(AP Photo | Evan Vucci) HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday by raising U.S. concerns about Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. He said Putin denied being involved. Trump’s decision to confront Putin directly over election interference fulfilled ardent demands…

Analyst: 1 in 60 Chance of Straits Pipeline Spill by 2053

(Garret Ellison | MLive)HOLT, Mich. (AP) – Analysts say there’s a small chance but serious risk of an oil spill from a nearly 65-year-old dual pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. Engineer James Mihell of Dynamic Risk Assessment Inc. says there’s a 1 in 60 probability that the section of Enbridge Energy Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline running…

One STD is Becoming ‘Smarter’ and Harder to Treat, according to WHO

Gonorrhea Bacteria (CNN) – Gonorrhea is becoming hard and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said. “The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them,” said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist at WHO, in a…

FDA Approves First New Drug in 20 Years for Sickle Cell

(AP) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can’t properly carry oxygen throughout the body, which can cause severe pain and organ damage. About 100,000 people in the U.S., mostly blacks, have the disorder and about 275,000 babies…

G-20 Protesters Clash with Police in Germany

A police officer sprays a crowd of protesters with liquid in Hamburg, German during a protest against the G-20 summit. (AP/Michael Probst) HAMBURG, Germany (FOX NEWS) – Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters fought with police in Hamburg, Germany, Thursday ahead of the G-20 summit where President Donald Trump and other world leaders will be meeting. Police in Hamburg were seen using…

19 AGs Sue DeVos for Delaying For-Profit College Rules

(AP) – Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia sued U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her decision to suspend rules that were meant to protect students from abuse by for-profit colleges. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, says DeVos violated rule-making laws when she announced a June 14 decision to delay…

Wisconsin May Seek $341 Million From Feds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin may request 10 times more than it traditionally gets in certain federal money for roads as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to end a state budget impasse. Walker outlined a proposal to Republican leaders on Wednesday that includes seeking federal money to finance bonding to keep southeast Wisconsin interstate projects on schedule. A memo…

Minneapolis Airport Fails 95 Percent of Security Tests, Sources Say

JACK HIGHBERGER - FOX 9

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – When put to the test, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport failed 95-percent of security tests conducted at the airport last week, according to Fox 9 sources. Last Thursday, what’s referred to as the “Red Team” in town from Washington D.C., posed as passengers and attempted to sneak items through security that should easily be caught. In most cases,…

Mastermind of Lottery Fraud Admits He Rigged Jackpots

Eddie Tipton, Sept. 2015 (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A former lottery computer programmer has pleaded guilty in Iowa to running a criminal scheme that allowed him to collect millions of dollars in lottery winnings in four other states. Former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton on Thursday admitted that he manipulated the computer software he…

Office Supplies Chain Staples Sold for $6.9 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Private equity firm Sycamore is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion. The companies said Wednesday that shareholders of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples will get $10.25 per share. Staples stock had closed Wednesday up 77 cents, or 8.4-percent, to $9.93 on a late-afternoon report of a deal. The stock rose 1.5-percent in after-hours trading. Changing shopping…

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Galecki’s Home Destroyed by Wildfire

Johnny Galecki (Matt Sayles / AP) SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif (AP) – The home of “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire on the state’s central coast….

Senate GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered the message to GOP senators Tuesday at a…

NSTB Report says Fabric Tears Caused Blimp Crash at US Open

Source: Twitter / Adam JohnsonERIN, Wis. (AP) – Officials say tears in the fabric envelope of a hot-air blimp caused it to crash their the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. The preliminary report form the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday says the airship was returning to the Erin airport on June 15 because winds were too strong….

Audit Says Senate Healthcare Bill Would Leave 22 Million Uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate health care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared to current law. That’s according to an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The figure may further complicate Senate GOP leaders’ plans to pass their bill this week. It’s barely an improvement upon the health care bill…

JK Rowling Marks 20 Years Since Harry Potter Appeared

AP LONDON (AP) – Wizarding legend Harry Potter’s tale has turned 20. Author J.K. Rowling’s first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997. Since then, it has sold more than 450 million copies world wide and has been translated into 79 languages. The books’ magical world has inspired multiple films, spinoffs, memorabilia,…

Plot Targeting Mecca’s Grand Mosque Foiled

11 People Were Wounded as Saudi Security Forces Prevented Suicide Bomber from Attacking Holy Site

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Lebanon’s Hezbollah has condemned a bombing near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Saudi security officials said Saturday that a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends. The suicide attacker was killed, while the blast…

Death Toll in Pakistan Attacks Rises to 85

Country Rocked by Three Bombings

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85. Shahid Khan, a government official in Parachinar, said Saturday that many of the victims of the Friday attacks are in critical condition and…

WATCH: Road Rage Incident Triggers Crash in Santa Clarita

Katie Tschopp - Fox 11

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (FOX 11) – An apparent road rage incident was caught on camera in Santa Clarita in a video that’s gone viral. The video was posted to Facebook showing a crash that appears to be caused by road rage on the 14 Freeway. The Facebook post reads, “Driving on the 14 Fwy just before the Eternal Valley Cemetery,…

US Officials Lift Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Protections

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – U.S. government officials say grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park region are no longer threatened, and they will lift protections that have bene in place for more than 40 years. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that the recovery of Yellowstone’s grizzlies is one of the nation’s great conservation success stories. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

Senate GOP Releases Bill to Cut Medicaid, Alter ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama’s health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finances his expansion of coverage. The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get…

Trump Says He Didn’t Tape His Conversations with Comey

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director. Trump also tweets that he has “no idea” whether other “tapes” or recordings exist. Trump has disputed Comey’s assertion that Trump asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty during…

Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing it did a so-so job overall. The vaccine was about 42 percent effective in preventing illness severe enough to…

Delta Adds Facial Recognition Kiosks at Twin Cities Airport

The technology is a $600,000 investment for the airport

Photo: Delta MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Delta Airlines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. Delta on Monday debuted four self-serve kiosks for checking bags at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, including one that uses facial recognition technology to match travelers with their passport photos. “This is the next step…

Black Bear Kills Teen During Mountain Race in Alaska

Incident happened at Bird Ridge Trail in Anchorage

A sign warns that the trail head is closed on Monday, June 19, 2017, after a fatal bear mauling at Bird Ridge Trail in Anchorage, Alaska. Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by…

79 Now Believed to have Died in London High-Rise Fire

In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017, a view of an apartment in the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 34-story building, in London. Experts believe the exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower early Wednesday morning. Some said they had never seen…