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    Wanted former NSA contractor nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of top secret documents including information about two U.S. monitoring programs, is among the nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Snowden is on the run from the U.S. authorities after he disclosed information about top secret U.S. programs that monitor phone and internet outlets. He was granted a Russian visa which was recently extended. Snowden was charged last year with a number of federal offenses including communicating classified intelligence. President Obama said he is […]

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    High school quarterback helps opposing team during their time of need

    BRANDON, Miss. (WLBT) – As many fans are heading out to watch their favorite football teams take the field, fans in Mississippi got quite a shock by a kind gesture during the middle of a game. On Monday, the Brandon Bulldogs were facing the Northwest Rankin Cougars in a junior varsity game. The Bulldogs was up 21-0 when the Cougars’ quarterback was injured and had to be taken out of the game. “They tried to play some other kids at […]

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    Gas prices hit their lowest level in 4 years as oil prices drop

    OKLAHOMA – Motorists rejoice! According to AAA, gas prices in the U.S. are the lowest they’ve been in four years. The average price at the pump dropped Thursday to $3.33 a gallon. That’s down 10% from this year’s high. And with summer at a close, no hurricanes, and a huge amount of domestic production helping to drive crude oil prices down, gas prices are expected to fall even further. AAA is forecasting the national average will drop below $3.00 in […]

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    Texas boy develops paralysis after being diagnosed with respiratory illness

    DALLAS – An 11-year-old boy in Texas is being treated for Enterovirus D-68 after developing paralysis from the virus. Dr. Benjamin Greenberg says the boy has shown signs of improvement. “He ultimately needed help with breathing, he needed help with a breathing machine and has received a variety of treatments here at Children’s and is on the road to recovery. He is better today than when he got here but is going to have a long road to recovery ahead […]

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    Famous cat wants you to ‘grumpify’ your Halloween

    A cat who is famous for her sullen appearance has been bringing smiles to people all over the world. Now, she’s hoping her famous look will be a staple of this Halloween. Grumpy Cat now has her own pumpkin. Despite all the excitement, Grumpy Cat seemed less than amused at the unveiling of the pumpkins, which were carved by famed pumpkin carver Ray Vilafone. Fans of the famous feline can download their own stencil sheet and ‘grumpify’ their pumpkin.   […]

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    Family claims teen declared brain-dead is improving, fighting to have death certificate voided

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The family of a 13-year-old girl, who was declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy sent her into cardiac arrest, says new tests show the teen is alive. They are now pushing to have Jahi McMath’s death certificate voided. Chris Dolan, the family’s attorney, is seeking a court order that declares 13-year-old Jahi McMath alive. Dolan says doctors at the International Brain Research Foundation say they have found signs of brain functions that weren’t showing up on tests before. […]

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    NBC News cameraman has Ebola, will be flown back to U.S. for treatment

    LIBERIA, Africa – An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment. According to NBC News, the infected freelancer was hired Tuesday to be a second cameraman for NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a note to staff the camera man has worked in Liberia for the past three years and has […]

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    Pregnant woman denied access to Starbucks bathroom

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (KPNX) – It’s not uncommon for restaurants and gas stations to ask customers to make a purchase before using the bathroom. However, Ilana Scheinker, who is eight months pregnant, claims she was stopped multiple times at an Arizona Starbucks on Tuesday morning. “The urge hit me, as it does many women with two weeks left to go,” she said. After going to the bathroom and realizing you need a code to unlock the door, Scheinker says she walked […]

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    High school football player dies after collapsing on field

      SHOREHAM, N.Y. – Students at a New York High School are grieving after the loss of a football player, who died Wednesday night. The junior collapsed after colliding with another player during a football game at Shoreham-Wading High School. The teen had played football for a couple of years and was also a member of the lacrosse team. The superintendent said the teen was a good student with a good sense of humor. He was well-liked by students and […]

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    How did they do that? Workers get Route 66 drivers to slow down with ‘singing road’

    TIJERAS, N.M. (KOB) – Mary Kay Friedline has been through a lot in her life but says she enjoys her drive home every day because of a special new addition to the street. “I noticed it’s a rumble strip, and so I drove over it and it played a tune. And I couldn’t stop laughing,” Friedline said. The tune is “American the Beautiful.” The New Mexico Transportation Department says the song is embedded in a rumble strip. However, if you […]

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    Texas officer fired after ignoring mother whose children had just been kidnapped

    DALLAS, Texas (KXAS) – A Dallas police officer was fired Thursday morning after he allegedly ignored a woman’s cry for help. According to the Dallas Police Department, Senior Cpl. Leslie Richardson, 61, ┬ádrove away from a woman who claimed a man had just kidnapped her children. Authorities say Richardson was on his way to a burglary in process call that he had volunteered to help with when he got a call for a ‘disturbance emergency of threats with a gun.’ […]