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    1 dead, over 100 injured after train crashes into Hoboken, New Jersey station

    HOBOKEN, N.J. — A New Jersey Transit train plowed through a major station in Hoboken during Thursday morning’s rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some seriously, local officials said. Images posted on social media showed severe structural damage at the terminal — one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York metropolitan area — and part of the roof appeared to have collapsed. A passenger, Leon Offengenden, said he was in one of […]

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    Where to get free or cheap cup of coffee on National Coffee Day

    Go ahead, have another cup of coffee. This week’s mug runneth over with days devoted to the beverage that wakes up nations and keeps industries humming. According to Internet sages and the arbiters of faux holidays, September 29 is Coffee Day (also known as National Coffee Day or International Coffee Day). The origins of this day of caffeinated celebration are largely unknown, but who needs an origin story to justify that second, third or fourth cup? Coffee purveyors are offering […]

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    Officials: Firefighter took down shooter at South Carolina school

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. – A firefighter is being credited with stopping a teen who allegedly shot two children and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday. The unarmed, volunteer firefighter held the suspect at Townville Elementary School until deputies showed up, said Taylor Jones, Anderson County Emergency Services’ deputy director. The firefighter, who hasn’t been named publicly, is said to have 33 years of service, according to KWCH. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, deputy chief Taylor […]

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    2 students, 1 teacher wounded in SC elementary school shooting; teen in custody

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. — Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, a spokesman for Anderson County Emergency Management told reporters Wednesday afternoon. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, spokesman Taylor Jones said. The students were sent to a local trauma center, Jones said. One child was taken to Greenville Health System emergency trauma center by helicopter, spokeswoman Sandy Dees said. The teacher also was hospitalized. The severity of the […]

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    Reports of ‘exploding’ Samsung washing machines prompts warning

    NEW YORK — Samsung, maker of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, has another problem on its hands. U.S. regulators on Wednesday warned owners of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines of “safety issues” following reports that some have exploded. The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission includes machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. It did not specify a model, however you can check your serial number on Samsung’s website. The commission suggested people use only the delicate cycle […]

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    Don’t click on that Brad Pitt obit — he’s alive and it’s a hack

    Attention Facebook users: Brad Pitt isn’t dead, and clicking on that post could give a hacker control of your account. A fake article that appeared to come from Fox News was floating around Facebook on Tuesday, touting the headline “R.I.P Brad Pitt.” A spokesperson from the social network warned users that the post is hoax– with a hacker behind it. TMZ first reported the story on Tuesday. Clicking on the link prompts you to enter your Facebook username and password. […]

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    Shimon Peres, former Israeli leader and Nobel winner, dead at 93

    TEL AVIV, Israel — Tributes and condolences are pouring in following the death of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres. Current and former world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were invited to attend the funeral of the former Israeli Prime Minister, President and Nobel laureate, who died early Wednesday morning. He was 93. Also on the guest list are Pope Francis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, senior US politicians Joe […]

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    Police fatally shoot man in San Diego suburb

    EL CAJON, California — A black man has died after being shot by police in El Cajon, California, sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego. On Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon Police responded to a 911 call regarding an African-American man in his 30s who was reportedly behaving “erratically” behind a local restaurant at the Broadway Village Shopping Center, Lt. Rob Ransweiler said. According to the call, the man was “not acting like himself” and been walking in traffic […]

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    Passing drivers stop their cars to rescue 9-year-old from flipped SUV in Florida

    TAMPA, Florida– Dozens of strangers, wearing everything from suits to shorts and flip-flops, came together over the weekend to rescue a 9-year-old girl trapped beneath a flipped-over SUV near Tampa, Florida. Images on social media show a congested I-75 highway as passing drivers stopped their vehicles and hopped out to push the truck upright and assist its three occupants. None of the passengers were seriously injured in the crash Saturday. The 9-year-old girl was transported to Tampa General Hospital, along with […]

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    New York City firefighter killed in house explosion; Several injured

    NEW YORK — A 17-year New York fire department veteran was killed Tuesday after an explosion sent parts of a home’s roof raining down onto firefighters, police officers and utility workers, authorities said. Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, the father of three young children and son of a decorated former firefighter, was directing the response to a possible gas leak outside a two-story residence in the Bronx when he was struck by debris about 7 a.m., officials said. Twenty others were […]