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  • An ultra-marathoner's attempt to "run" from Florida to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was cut short when the Coast Guard towed him back to land -- for the second time.
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    Coast Guard rescues man running in a bubble in the ocean, again

    An ultra-marathoner’s attempt to “run” from Florida to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was cut short when the Coast Guard towed him back to land — for the second time. The organization wasn’t happy about it, as it posted a series of critical tweets stating that the aspiring bubble runner, Reza Baluchi, had flouted its safety orders. Baluchi voluntarily ended his voyage, according to the Coast Guard on Twitter. #BreakingNews: HydroPod voyage from Miami to Bermuda had recently been determined […]

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    Top 5 social media scams to avoid

    NEW YORK  — Scammers have been worming their way into giant social media networks to trick people into giving over their personal and financial information. Over the past year, the number of phishing attempts on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn has exploded 150%, experts at security firm Proofpoint say. That’s because fraudsters can use social media to target hundreds of thousands of people at once, but also blend in with the crowd. They mimic users and […]

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    ‘Just heartache’: Ohio community wonders who killed 8 family members

    The Rev. Phil Fulton knew some of the eight family members who were shot dead near his rural southern Ohio community this week. The victims’ shaken relatives, he says, are asking roughly the same question as police: Who would do this? “Just heartache,” Fulton said Saturday, describing the relatives’ reactions a day after police said seven adults and a 16-year-old were found shot in the head “execution-style,” most while they slept, in Pike County. “You try to think (about) the […]

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    Armed suspect opens fire outside Wisconsin high school prom

    A person armed with a rifle opened fire outside a high school prom in Wisconsin, leaving three people injured, authorities said. One person was critically injured and two others received minor injuries in the shooting at Antigo High School on Saturday night, said Lt. Jamie Lenzer of the Antigo Fire Department. The shooter “showed up” and started firing outside the building where the dance was being held, according to Eric Roller, Antigo’s police chief. “Officers were in the parking lot […]

  • Capt. Bradley Grimm provided "actionable intelligence" gleaned from captured documents in Iraq about foreign fighters from Denmark that included information on threats against a Danish school using homemade explosives, according to Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIS.

    U.S. Army captain helped foil terrorist plot to blow up school in Denmark

    A U.S. Army captain working in Iraq helped foil a terrorist plot to blow up a school in Denmark, according to a U.S. defense official. Capt. Bradley Grimm provided “actionable intelligence” gleaned from captured documents in Iraq about foreign fighters from Denmark that included information on threats against a Danish school using homemade explosives, according to Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIS. “The information he provided helped to foil the plot and resulted in an arrest […]

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in Sioux City, Iowa on January 31, 2016.

    Trump adviser says Republican front-runner is recalibrating the ‘part he’s been playing’

    HOLLYWOOD, Florida  — Donald Trump’s new delegate guru told Republican Party insiders at a posh resort in Florida on Thursday that the billionaire front-runner is recalibrating the part “that he’s been playing” and is ready to work with the GOP to “evolve” as a candidate past the divisive primary. Meanwhile 1,100 miles away in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Trump told his supporters the Republican system is “rigged” and “crooked.” This is the dilemma facing the Republican National Committee and its members meeting here this […]

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    ‘Ninja Burglar’ broke into homes in 3 states, DA says

    The man nicknamed the ‘Ninja Burglar’ allegedly broke into homes in three states, donning an all-black outfit. For a decade, Robert Costanzo took off with valuables worth millions of dollars from more than 100 break-ins, authorities said. In some cases, he brazenly slipped into occupied homes in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to authorities. During his criminal career, the defendant made off with $4 million in cash and goods, including jewelry and watches, Richmond County District Attorney Michael […]

  • A star baseball player, Senior Kolten Westergard, from Hillcrest High School asking his friend Katherine Tyler with special needs to prom. The promposal went viral.

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    Star baseball player’s touching ‘promposal’ goes viral

    IDAHO FALLS  – It’s a touching video that’s been watched by thousands – a star baseball player from Hillcrest High School asking his friend with special needs to prom. The surprise event happened during pottery class. Senior Kolten Westergard wanted to give his friend, Katherine Tyler, also a senior, the perfect ‘promposal.’ He had 12 friends place a dozen roses on her desk, followed by donuts and a sign that read: He said doing it this way was more meaningful than simply […]

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    One of world’s longest snakes dies soon after capture

    One of the world’s longest snakes ever captured has died in Malaysia. The giant snake was found and captured last week at a construction site near Paya Terubong, Malaysia. The snake was a reticulated python, a species found in Southeast Asia typically regarded as the longest reptile. It reportedly measured about 25 feet and weighed 550 pounds. themmailonline: Penang python could enter Guinness Book of World Records as longest snake ever caught … pic.twitter.com/sMjejlL0nU — Malaysia News (@Malaysia_Latest) April 11, […]

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    Oh my! Tiger found wandering streets of suburban Houston

    HOUSTON – Police may have solved the mystery of the tiger found wandering the streets of suburban Houston. The Conroe Police Department says it started getting calls Thursday about a tiger spotted in a Coral Cove Pass subdivision. They posted pictures of the animal on Facebook and asked the public to assist in finding its owner. Within 24 hours, they got their answer. Conroe Police Sgt. Kevin Johnson told CNN on Friday the female tiger was evacuated from a nearby […]

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    Prince’s last days: Health scares, thrilling shows, purple pianos

    At the height of his stardom, Prince was ubiquitous, a marquee star who sold out stadiums, stole the silver screen and slayed fans with his bare-chested sass and sexuality. Then a dispute with his record company changed his worldview and he retreated from the public eye. Save for the occasional awards show, benefit or tour, Prince kept his private life private — no small feat in the age of social media. As he fought to protect his brand in an […]