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    Spider webs cause car recall again

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apparently spiders like Japanese cars a little too much. Suzuki became the fourth Japanese automaker forced to recall cars because of problems caused by spiders spinning webs inside of the cars. In 2011 Mazda and Honda Motor were both forced to recall cars because of spider-related problems, followed by an even larger recall of 870,000 cars by Toyota Motor in 2013. Mazda had another spider-related recall of 42,000 cars earlier this year. The Suzuki recall covers […]

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    Police commander accused of sticking gun into suspect’s mouth

    Chicago police commander accused of putting barrel of his gun in a man's mouth nbcchi.com/BvutcsV | #CPD http://t.co/LdX6PdXdFl— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) August 28, 2014 CHICAGO, Illinois — A Chicago police commander has been charged with sticking a gun into a suspect’s mouth. Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct, by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Evans was accused of placing his gun inside a suspect’s mouth during an arrest in January of 2013. The Independent Police […]

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    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt get married in France

    Surprise! Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt marry in France, spokesperson says Here is what we know: on.today.com/1tGgi0c http://t.co/N8oAXzyDfj— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 28, 2014 (CNN) — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a representative for Jolie confirmed Thursday. The couple, who are the parents of six children, have been together for almost a decade. They got married Saturday in a small, private ceremony in a chapel at Ch√Ęteau Miraval in the village of Correns. Pitt and […]

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    Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study

    (CNN) — A study published earlier this month on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed from the public domain pending further investigation, according to Translational Neurodegeneration. In an online statement, the scientific journal said the paper had been removed “because of serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions.” CNN first became aware of the study when an iReport was posted about its publication and the controversy surrounding it. Brian Hooker, author of the study and […]

  • The Grand Canyon should be on everyone's list of places to visit, says Arndt. "It is hard to take a bad photo of the Grand Canyon," he says. "Most people visit the South Rim of the canyon, but consider visiting the North or East rims as well. For the more adventurous, also consider rafting down the Colorado River or hiking to the canyon floor." Credit:	Trevor Aagard/CNN iReport

    12 of America’s most photogenic places

    (CNN) — Photography-wise, you really can’t go wrong in a national park or a big city. They “tend to be the best places to photograph,” says Gary Arndt, a blogger and photographer who sold his house in 2007 and has been roaming the globe ever since. The Society of American Travel Writers named him 2014 Photographer of the Year, and he has already visited 25 countries this year. This week, Arndt will surpass mile 11,000 of this summer’s North American […]

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    Attention gamers: Some of the biggest names in online gaming have been hacked

    A group of hackers knocked out a number of popular online video game servers, including the popular Sony Playstation network. Hackers calling themselves “Lizard squad” claim responsibility for taking down PSN, as well as networks for “World of Warcraft,” League of Legends” and other multi-player games. Those services allow millions of gamers to play together over the internet. The targeted companies say hackers used a “Distributed Denial of Service” or “DDOS” attack, to overwhelm the networks with web traffic. The […]

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    Panda ‘may have faked pregnancy’ for special treatment

    (CNN) — A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role — after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported. Not only was it a phantom pregnancy but zookeepers suspect the panda, Ai Hin, may have been faking it to improve her quality of life, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding told Xinhua on Monday. Ai […]

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    CDC: Ebola outbreak ‘even worse than I’d feared’

    CNN – “It’s even worse than I’d feared,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa. “Every day this outbreak goes on, it increases the risk for another export to another country. “The sooner the world comes together to help Liberia and West Africans, the safer we will all be.” Frieden spoke to CNN’s Nima Elbagir in Monrovia, Liberia, where fear and anger over the largest […]

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    At least 45 sickened from raw milk

    UTAH – Raw milk from Utah has sickened 45 people, according to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. The cases of campylobacteriosis have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, the department said in a statement Tuesday. Most of the infections occurred in people from Utah counties, though two were out-of-state residents from California and Idaho. Inspectors suspended the dairy’s license to sell raw milk on August 4, after samples taken at […]

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    Father, son uncover a rare find

    TEXAS – A farmer and his son uncovered a rare find: an entire mammoth skeleton believed to be tens of thousands of years old. Wayne McEwen and his son Marty stumbled on the skeleton on his property in Ellis County, south of Dallas. Wayne farms the land and sells sand and gravel from it. Marty was operating an excavator when he saw part of a tusk. They contacted the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas about the find. […]

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    4-year-old expelled from preschool over mom’s Facebook rant

    CALLAHAN, Fla. – A Florida¬†mother is outraged after her 4-year-old son was expelled from his preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page. Ashley Habat says she doesn’t regret expressing her opinion but doesn’t believe her son should be punished for something she wrote. Habat says her 4-year-old son, Will, was running late for school on picture day at Sonshine Christian Academy, a private Christian preschool. When they arrived, she told the administrator that she thought the school […]