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    Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become ‘citizen’ of Islamic State

    (CNN) — The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State’s caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. “The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate,” attorney John Galligan said. “He wrote it in the last few weeks.” Details of the letter were first reported by Fox News on Thursday. Described as a two page […]

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    ‘Inmates With Talent’ takes reality competition behind bars

    Putnamville, IN (WXIN) — Indiana inmates are showcasing their talent on a reality film. Inmates with Talent is currently in post-production. The reality film was shot at an Indiana medium security prison and is narrated by celebrity Ice-T. “This project finds those that want to change and gives them that act,” explains Ice-T in the YouTube trailer video. See the full trailer at the bottom of this post. Director Johnny Collins was allowed inside Putnamville Correctional Facility to get to […]

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    Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing this weekend

    (CNN) — Tony Stewart, who hasn’t raced since he struck and killed a fellow driver with his car during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed. Stewart missed three races after he hit Kevin Ward Jr., who was walking on the track during an Empire Super Sprints series race August 9 in New York. The race in Atlanta is scheduled for Sunday, with first practice and […]

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    School bus driver accused of forcing kids to sit on hot bus as punishment

    OHIO – A school bus in Lebanon, Ohio may have went too far in trying to teach kids a lesson. The driver resigned after a student said they were forced to sit in a hot bus with the windows up as punishment for being rowdy. The father of a student wanted to remain anonymous but said she fell ill after her bus ride home on Monday. “She gets headaches but she’s not usually lethargic. She just came home and wanted […]

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    Gas prices expected to be at their lowest since 2010 this Labor Day Weekend

    OKLAHOMA – Motorists have something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend. Gasoline prices will be at their lowest levels since 2010. Regular gas will average $3.41 per gallon – that’s 18 cents less than last year. South Carolina has the lowest average price at $3.15 per gallon and Hawaii has the most expensive with $4.31. According to Gas Buddy, prices at the pump should continue to drop through early November.

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    NFL toughens domestic violence policy

    (CNN) — In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league’s policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. RAVENS’ FOOTBALL PLAYER: ‘MY ACTIONS WERE INEXCUSABLE’ A second incident would be punished by a lifetime ban from the league, Goodell said in a letter and memo to the owners of the league’s 32 teams. Without referring to Rice […]

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    Cue the nightmares: City living makes spiders bigger

    Bigger cities means bigger spiders, according to research out of Australia. Researchers at the University of Sydney say the heat from concrete is part of the reason. Creepy crawlers in Urban areas also have more to eat and less to eat them. Researchers in Texas are tested that theory and have some similar findings. “Spiders that were in urban environments where there was a lot more concrete and a lot more surface area that heats up leading to a little […]

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    Massive bank hack: What you need to know

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hackers have managed to break into 7 of the top 15 banks. Here’s what you need to know. What happened? Some of the biggest banks — including JPMorgan Chase — were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks’ computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation. And the hackers got in deep enough to delete or manipulate bank records. Does this affect me? As a consumer, not yet. […]

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    Doctors say school start times are unhealthy for students

    (CNN) — If you think school starts too early, you aren’t the only one. A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning. They say that lack of sleep in adolescents causes poor academic performance and poses a serious public health concern. Traffic accidents, depression and obesity can result, […]

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    Yikes: Bizarre donation to Goodwill grabs authorities’ attention

    AUSTIN, Tx. – An unusual discovery by an employee at a north Austin Goodwill grabbed the Austin police department’s attention. Recycling takes on a whole new meaning at Goodwill Industries. There are 31-stores and 40-donation centers in Austin making it easier for anyone wanting to donate anything and everything, and we do mean everything. “We have gotten prosthetic limbs. We have gotten Rolex watches. We have gotten Krugerrands. Our donations run the gamut,” said Traci Berry with Goodwill Industries. But […]

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    Police: Neighbors accused of attacking 6-year-old child, burying her alive

    NEW DELHI, India (CNN) – Police in India are searching for a couple who is accused of attacking and then burying a 6-year-old girl alive. On Monday, the girl’s neighbors told the child that her mother had asked them to take her to a fair in another town, according to her uncle. As they left their home town, they stopped at a sugar cane field, where the woman attempted to strangle the little girl. A few villagers working in a […]