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Georgia and Alabama have both declared a State of Emergency through executive order , which, Bentley reminded Alabamians, will prevent any citizens from imposing "unconscionable prices for any commodity" while the order persists. The leak, outside Birmingham, Alabama, led to a spill of about 250,000 gallons of gas. USA gasoline futures jumped 5 percent on the news. Gas prices are expected to spike as much as 20 cents on the East Coast over the next week.
  • Republicans struggle over Trump's comparison of Putin, Obama

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday said he was against the Iraq war all along despite telling radio interviewer Howard Stern in 2002 that he favored it. Trump said that comment was "long before" the war started, even though it came in the heat of the debate on the Iraq War as Congress prepared to vote on the issue.
  • Coding Dojo Announces Special Scholarship for ITT Students

    Coding Dojo Announces Special Scholarship for ITT Students

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    Curtis L. Ivery. ITT Tech, which operated Louisiana campuses in St. Rose and Baton Rouge, had double-digit percentage declines in enrollment for several quarters. Beaufort County Community College is reaching out to students left stranded by the sudden closing of ITT Tech. "With what we believe is a complete disregard by the U.S.
  • British Airways computer glitch causes big delays

    British Airways computer glitch causes big delays

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    Passengers at several U.S. airports complained of lengthy delays at check-in, bag drop and, once emplaned, to aircraft on the apron. Responding to passengers on Twitter, the airline wrote: " We apologise to our customers for the delay and we appreciate their patience as our IT teams work to resolve this issue".
  • GE ups its digital game, snaring two 3-D printing companies

    GE ups its digital game, snaring two 3-D printing companies

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    Arcam's and SLM's technologies complement each other as Arcam uses an electron beam as an energy source, while SLM uses lasers. GE became Arcam's top customer past year, placing the largest order to date to help produce turbine blades for jet engines.
  • Liberty Media in talks to take control of Formula 1

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    The confirmation was made by Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone at the Italian Grand Prix, Auto Motor und Sport reported. But for the moment Ecclestone plans to go nowhere and he retains a stake of nearly 15% in the business - he holds 5.3% of Formula One and his Bambino Trust has another 8.5%.
  • More Information to be Released in Wetterling Case

    More Information to be Released in Wetterling Case

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    Joseph, Minn. "The Ramsey County Medical Examiner and a forensic odontologist identified the remains as Wetterling's earlier today", the release said. Investigators interviewed Heinrich about Jacob's disappearance, according to Andrew M. Luger, the US attorney for Minnesota. In 1994, Congress passed a law named after Jacob Wetterling that requires states to establish sex offender registries.
  • Flores, Cabrera, Colon lead Mets to 9-4 win over Phillies

    Flores, Cabrera, Colon lead Mets to 9-4 win over Phillies

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    He exited with soreness in his left knee, a problem area that has sidelined him twice before this season. As runs have finally started to come easily and often, and wins have started to accumulate for the Mets , it's brought some on the team back to this time past year.
  • Maconites celebrate National Park Service turning 100

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    The creation of the agency's 413th property was opposed by state lawmakers and critics fear that it will hinder efforts to rebuild a forest-based economy in the region. The newest national park is in the northeast state of Maine. Managing millions of acres is a tough job, and an important one, since Americans love their national parks - more than 307 million people visited a national park this year alone.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in U.S.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in U.S.

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    The editors mentioned the annual block party and Halloween bashes, and the numerous house parties on football Saturdays. "High-risk alcohol use on campus remains a pressing public health concern that negatively impacts campus safety and students' academic progress and well-being".
  • Gary Johnson: Election cycle is so 'crazy' he may win

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    The two say they're on their way to gaining enough support in public opinion polls to secure the 15 percent needed to guarantee a spot on the debate stage with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has his sights set on qualifying for the first presidential debate on September 26 in Hempstead, N.Y., but in an interview with Fox News Sunday , he made clear he thinks he can do much more than that in this unpredictable campaign.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation detects breaches against two state voter systems

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    The FBI did not say which state was hacked or which one was targeted but says eight computers were involved. According to Yahoo , citing federal and state law enforcement officials, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson held a conference call with state election officials on August 15, offering Homeland Security help to make voting systems more secure.
  • FBI Says Foreign Hackers Got Into Election Computers

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    Norden said the key to securing voter information against cyber attacks is to make regular backup and paper copies of voter registration lists "to make sure that every legitimate voter can vote and have her vote counted". The FBI bulletin reportedly provided eight IP addresses connected to the attacks. Hackers apparently had the run of the place for several weeks, because it wasn't until July 12 that state election officials learned of the database breach.
  • Baton Rouge flooding: 2 die in bus crash on way to help

    Baton Rouge flooding: 2 die in bus crash on way to help

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    St. John Parish officials identified the other firefighters involved in the incident as Nicholas Saale and William Beal. The bus was travelling to Baton Rouge on Sunday morning to deliver flood relief aid when the crash happened, according to NBC News .
  • Ithaca College student fatally stabbed on Cornell campus

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    Police say that several-hundered college-aged people gathered for a student event in Willard Straight Hall . Medical personnel attempted to treat both individuals, including administering CPR, as IPD officers held up a white sheet to shield the victims from more than 100 bystanders, many of whom had been at parties in Collegetown.
  • NASA plans to sell off ISS to private buyer in next decade

    NASA plans to sell off ISS to private buyer in next decade

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    In fact, Peggy Whitson, now fourth on NASA's career list with 377 days in space, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in November and set a new US record next year. About 20 percent of NASA's annual budget goes to the operations, transportation, and maintenance of ISS, and government officials have scored the agency for earmarking too much money for low-Earth operations and Earth science research, and not for deep space missions.
  • Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

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    The first transmitted infection case of the Zika Virus in the Bay area was confirmed Tuesday, although officials have not announced the exact location within Pinellas County of the case as officials conduct a door-to-door search. The mayor said "we need the federal government to step up". In a briefing, Thomas R. Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, said local transmissions often hit a "dead end", the New York Times reported .
  • Washington Wildfires Burn More Than a Dozen Homes Near Spokane

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    Fire officials say a fire south of Spokane in the Valleyford area was 50 percent contained. The largest of the fires began when a power line came down in a field near Spangle, south of Spokane. The Department of Natural Resources has banned outdoor fires on state-protected lands. Authorities ordered people in a rural area of northwestern Montana to evacuate before dawn Monday after a wildfire doubled in size in one day.
  • Over 1000 Volunteers Needed to Make 'Living' Park Service Emblem

    Over 1000 Volunteers Needed to Make 'Living' Park Service Emblem

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    Seventy percent of poll respondents said they participate in outdoor activities, and 44 percent have visited national public lands in the past year. We have program going on called find your park . Get out and explore your national parks this weekend. The canyon-one of the country's most beloved national parks and an UNESCO World Heritage site-attracted roughly 5.5 million visitors past year and generates an estimated $300 million in local economic activity annually.
  • Still a chance to see VP candidate Mike Pence in Bucks County

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    In between campaign stops in Pennsylvania, Pence stopped for a haircut. After Pence formally introduced himself as the governor of IN and Donald Trump's running mate, Jones noted it was a big moment for his business. "History teaches us that weakness arouses evil", he said. The Governor of IN toured two manufacturing facilities IN the past few days, including one IN Pennsylvania earlier Tuesday afternoon.
  • Voting rights restored again for 13K felons in Virginia

    Voting rights restored again for 13K felons in Virginia

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    Terry McAuliffe, after a ceremony dealing with the restoration of rights at the Virginia Civil Rights memorial at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., on Monday, Aug. While the franchise debate is a contentious one, a growing number of states, many of them with Republican governors, are rethinking the extent to which voting is a privilege that can be taken away from citizens who break laws.
  • Inventory of homes limited in Baton Rouge

    Inventory of homes limited in Baton Rouge

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    They should test the alarms monthly, replace the batteries at least once a year and replace them every ten years. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and neighbors in Louisiana who have been impacted by storms and severe flooding in the region", said Rex W.
  • Trump manages to stumble in pitch for black vote

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    What the hell do you have to lose?" the business mogul asked. Trump needs to continue pressing his argument that globalism - in the form of free trade and unbridled low-skill immigration - disproportionately damages the fortunes of African-Americans.
  • Gawker's flagship website to close after Univision deal

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    Nick Denton told his staff on Thursday that Gawker .com will shut down. Twitter immediately went berserk in an unholy melange of shock, sadness and Schadenfreude. "If you want to ascribe blame, blame Denton". Gawker Media is appealing the jury verdict . They are: Gawker .com, Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku , Jalopnik , and Jezebel .
  • Amber Alert Issued For Missing Five Year Old Girl

    Amber Alert Issued For Missing Five Year Old Girl

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    In a news release, it said her mother had put her to bed around 2 a.m. Saturday and woke up around 8 a.m.to find her missing. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reports that Alayna Jeanne Ertl was taken from her residence. Authorities said Anderson took Alayna's dad's work truck, a white 2002 Sierra GMC with a license plate of 107 KMT, and cellphone. Police say he was last seen in Todd County at 6:30 a.m.
  • Monroe County health officials confirm Zika virus case

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    The kind of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus are not found Washington. Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the department said in a statement that the Obama administration is "committed" to assisting the Puerto Rican administration in dealing with the Zika outbreak on an urgent basis.
  • Runners fall, give us the most uplifting moment of the Olympics

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    Or maybe, as Hamblin said, she is just "such a good person". D'Agostino powered through her injury, limping the last few laps of the race. Both Hamblin and D'Agostino were later added to the field for the final after New Zealand and United States team officials lodged successful protests.
  • Two GOP Lawmakers Make Their Case For Hillary Clinton Perjury Charges

    Two GOP Lawmakers Make Their Case For Hillary Clinton Perjury Charges

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    He told Congress earlier this summer that the agency does not have a complete transcript of the interview, CNN's report notes. "The evidence collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during its investigation of Secretary Clinton's use of a personal email system during her time as Secretary of State appears to directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony", the letter states.
  • Jacksonville Red Cross volunteers deployed to Louisiana flood zone

    Jacksonville Red Cross volunteers deployed to Louisiana flood zone

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    Helena, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston disaster areas. "20,000 people were rescued so that means a lot of people in shelters", said Pat Gentle, American Red Cross Volunteer . While he may be on the front lines - serving meals, handing out water and passing out clean up kits, Red Cross officials say financial gifts are also important in wake of disasters like this one.
  • Clinton, Kaine release tax returns

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    But with three months until Election Day, Clinton aides say they see more advantages than liabilities as Trump continues to venture into the politically unimaginable. But Clinton's own returns bring her some unwanted attention too, notably to her and her husband's extraordinary income, derived primarily through speaking fees.
  • Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish are Now Married

    Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish are Now Married

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    Hart's children from his first marriage - 11-year-old daughter Heaven , and 8-year-old son Hendrix - were by dad's side for the ceremony. "I said YES! To the most awesome man in the world", Parrish said in her own post. "I don't want to be a part of the problem!" Best wishes to the Hart family on a loving and prosperous marriage. "I want to sit on the couch and be able to yell into the kitchen, 'Hey come on, let's go outside and ride a bike!'" Hart was previously married to reality ...
  • State investigates new Zika case outside Miami neighborhood

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    Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with zika virus and are spreading it to people. WHO: An expert panel will include: Dr. Bentfield said Clark County is using a almost $3,000 grant to be proactive against Zika and West Nile. "If we need more (funding), we'll fund more", he said.
  • Muslim woman mistaken for terrorist sues Chicago officers

    Muslim woman mistaken for terrorist sues Chicago officers

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    A Muslim woman is suing the city of Chicago and six Chicago police officers for tackling her on the stairs of a subway station, stripping her of her headscarf and violating her civil rights on the Fourth of July a year ago. Itemid Al-Matar is suing Chicago police who falsely s. A police report filed on the night of the incident indicated that officers thought Al-Matar might have "incendiary devices" attached to her ankles.
  • Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton: "She's the Devil"

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    According to a new study, 31% of respondents see Russian Federation as a friendly state, 8% regard it as an ally, 21% of participants see Russian Federation as the United States enemy, RIA Novosti reports . While Whitman did not officially endorse Clinton until this week, she's made no secret of her disdain for Trump. "As a proud Republican, casting my vote for President has usually been a simple matter", she wrote .
  • Paul O'Neal Shooting Protest Shuts Down Michigan Avenue on Sunday

    Paul O'Neal Shooting Protest Shuts Down Michigan Avenue on Sunday

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    Protests began following Friday's release of graphic video in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Paul O'Neal on July 28. Johnson on Saturday said "I can't tell you specifically" how the officers involved in the O'Neal shooting were trained in the department's deadly force policy since it was revised in February 2015 to ban officers from shooting at a auto when a vehicle is the only danger.
  • Clinton uses convention to send message to wary GOP voters

    Clinton uses convention to send message to wary GOP voters

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    Clinton declared in front of the crowd Thursday her acceptance of the nomination. Clinton delivered a heavily progressive speech, which also included plenty of attacks on her republican rival, Donald Trump . "From Baghdad and Kabul, to Nice and Paris and Brussels, to San Bernardino and Orlando, we're dealing with determined enemies that must be defeated", she said, declining to adopt President Obama's nonchalant attitude that attributes fear to excessive cable news-watching.
  • Dutch cyclist falls on face in ugly crash during Olympic race

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    Van der Breggen thrust her arms in the air as thousands of fans lining the course roared approval, and a light mist that had been threatening for hours finally began to fall. She flew head over heels and smacked her head into the concrete gutter by the side of the road. It was along the same stretch of road that Geraint Thomas fell off in the men's race and where favourite Vincenzo Nibali broke his collarbone.
  • American Virginia Thrasher Takes First Gold Medal Awarded in Rio Olympics

    American Virginia Thrasher Takes First Gold Medal Awarded in Rio Olympics

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    Serbian shooter Andrea Arsovic is ranked No. 1 in the world and failed to advance to the final. Thrasher was awarded the first gold of the Games by (IOC) president Thomas Bach. The women's epee team includes a pair of sisters, Courtney and Kelley Hurley, while Ibtihaj Muhammad will become America's first Muslim-American participant to compete in a hijab when she takes the stage on Saturday.