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David Caplan
August 29, 2019 - 8:05 am
( 1010 WINS ) -- Race car driver and former TV personality on "MythBusters" Jessi Combs -- dubbed the "fastest woman on four wheels" -- was killed Tuesday after she crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, according to local reports. She was 39. She assumed the aforementioned nickname after breaking...
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1010 WINS Newsroom
August 28, 2019 - 6:12 pm
( 1010 WINS/AP ) -- The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian is expected to become a dangerous hurricane as it enters warm Atlantic waters nearing the U.S. Southeast -- and it's expected to hit Florida as a major hurricane over Labor Day weekend. Here are the 5 AM AST/EDT August 29 Key...
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Rebekah Sager
August 26, 2019 - 11:43 am
( KNX ) - In conjunction with Women's Equality Day, Mattel honors civil rights icon Rosa Parks with a Barbie in her likeness. Known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement, in 1955 Parks became a symbol of civil disobedience by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her stance launched...
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August 23, 2019 - 9:28 am
Billionaire David Koch has died, CBS News reports . The 79-year-old had been suffering from a recent deterioration in his health. His brother, Charles Koch, released a statement expressing his sadness at the loss of his brother. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother...
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Jacquie Cadorette
August 22, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is experiencing record-breaking fires, and scientists are warning about what this could mean for climate change. According to CNN , fires in the Amazon have been tracked by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) since 2013 and are now burning at the highest...
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Abbie Bennett
August 21, 2019 - 3:23 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation to erase the student loan debt of fully disabled veterans. During the AMVETS 75th National Convention in Kentucky, the president announced and then immediately signed a presidential memorandum to eliminate that debt. "...
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August 18, 2019 - 4:18 pm
( AP ) -- A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000. Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold Saturday night in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artifacts who didn't wish to be...
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August 15, 2019 - 7:24 am
( KYW Newsradio ) — All six police officers who here shot in a standoff with a gunman in North Philadelphia on Wednesday are out of the hospital and recovering at home. One officer, who was hurt in car accident on the way to the scene , is still in the hospital. In a briefing at police headquarters...
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Carrie Hodousek
August 14, 2019 - 11:26 am
( KCBS ) - The San Francisco school board has voted to cover up, rather than destroy, a historic mural that some students and parents at George Washington High Schoo l have called demeaning and upsetting because of its depictions of slavery and Native Americans. In a 4-3 vote on Tuesday, members of...
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Ameera Butt
August 13, 2019 - 1:35 pm
( KNX 1070 ) - A gun battle between numerous police officers and a man after a traffic stop resulted in the death of a CHP officer in Riverside Monday night. The officer-involved shooting, that also left two other CHP officers wounded, occurred in Riverside in the area of Box Springs Boulevard and...
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