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    Photo of Brussels’ bombing suspects released; third bomb defused at airport

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 31 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media. On Tuesday morning, officials said that dozens died in a bombing at the Maelbeek metro station and at least 10 others were killed by two bombs at Brussels’ international airport. The airport’s CEO told the Associated Press that the bombs were in the airport’s departure hall, killing at least 10 people and […]

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    Investigation launched after missiles headed for U.S. found on passenger plane

    BELGRADE, Serbia – Authorities in Serbia have opened an investigation after two missiles bound for the United States were found in a passenger plane. Belgrade prosecutor’s spokesman Ivan Markovic told NBC News that an Air Serbia flight transported the missiles from Beirut to Belgrade on Saturday. The missiles were expected to end up in Portland. Markovic says officials are working to determine if the missiles were active weapons or devices that were just used for training purposes. A security source […]

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    ‘High School Musical’ star, boyfriend being investigated following social media post

    An actress and her boyfriend are being investigated following an incriminating post on social media. Authorities say “High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend, Austin Butler, are being investigated for vandalism. Hudgens posted a photo on her Instagram account of a heart carved into one of Sedona’s rare red rocks near the Coconino National Forest, according to CNN. Federal law prohibits anyone from defacing natural surfaces on federal property. Hudgens and Butler could face a fine up to […]

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    Study: Medication for acid reflux may be linked to increased risk of dementia

    When you are suffering from acid reflux, it may seem like medication is your only relief. Now, doctors say a new study shows those acid reflux medications may have long-lasting side effects. The study suggests that drugs used to treat stomach issues have been linked to an increased risk of dementia. Researchers claim seniors who regularly take proton pump inhibitors were 44 percent more likely to develop dementia.

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    Officials: Airport employee passed bomb to suicide bomber before Somali flight

    MOGADISHU, Somalia – Authorities in Somalia released surveillance footage that they claim is related to a bombing of a commercial airliner. The bombing blew a hole in the side of a Daallo Airlines plane, killing one person on Feb. 2. However, the aircraft was able to make a safe landing nearby. A security camera at the airport where the flight took off showed two men handing a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through security checkpoints. […]

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    Video: Bizarre road rage incident caught on camera

    AUSTIN, Texas – Police in Austin, Texas are investigating a bizarre road rage incident caught on camera Monday. One man can be seen walking up to a pick-up truck with a bat to confront the driver. The truck driver jumps out and proceeds to grab his own weapon from the bed of his truck. The altercation lasts for less than a minute. “I would urge citizens not to get involved in a disturbance,” Officer William Costello said Tuesday when discussing […]

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    Changes you need to know before filing your taxes

    There are quite a few changes you need to know about before you file your taxes this year. The tax filing season began on Jan. 19, but you can breathe a slight sigh of relief if you are a procrastinator. You’re going to have four extra days to file this year since the deadline has been moved to April 18. Also, the 1095 forms, which you’ll have to file describing where you purchased your health insurance, are also changing. The […]

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    Skip the sugar: New dietary guidelines set sights on limiting Americans’ sugar, sodium intake

    WASHINGTON – If you are trying to watch your weight in the new year, the federal government has issued new dietary guidelines for you to follow. For the first time, the guidelines recommend limiting added sugar to just 10 percent or less of your daily caloric intake. In addition to cutting back on sugar, experts also say you should lower the amount of salt and saturated fat in their diets. Also, the guidelines call for more fruit, vegetables and whole […]

  • Riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray, an 25-year-old man, died in police custody on April 19 following an April 12 arrest. Gray's family reached a $6.4 million settlement with the city, a source close to the family said Tuesady, September 8, 2015.

    Judge declares mistrial of Baltimore police officer in Freddie Gray case

    BALTIMORE, Md. – The judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Baltimore police officer in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray was arrested on April 12, and prosecutors say he suffered life-threatening injuries while in the back of a police van. Authorities say Gray’s neck was broken while he was shackled and not wearing a seat belt. He died a week later. Prosecutors say William Porter, one of the officers in charge of the case, was asked by […]

  • A close up photograph of a Verizon Wireless logo on a storefront.
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    Verizon is giving away data

    Looking to prompt more customer upgrades and draw in more customers, Verizon is giving away data. The wireless carrier announced a promotion that offers two gigabytes of bonus data every month, for every smart phone added or upgraded on a Verizon XL or XXL plan. Verizon’s XL plan offers 12 gigabytes of data for $80 a month. The promotion is available to both new and existing customers through January 6, 2016. Click here for more information.  

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    Health officials: Little known virus may be causing deadly birth defects

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – A virus that many people have never even heard of is wreaking havoc on Brazil. Health officials told NBC News that the Zika virus is moving across much of Central America with the help of mosquitoes. Initially, the virus was thought to be harmless, but now experts say it may lead to a deadly birth defect called microcephaly. The Pan American Health Organization, an arm of the World Health Organization, recently issued an alert about […]