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Utah set to drop blood alcohol limit to .05, making it the strictest in the country

Utah is getting ready to implement the strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the country. The law, which was passed in March 2017 by Gov. Gary Herbert, will define driving under the influence as having a “blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater,” making it lower than the nation’s standard of .08. STOCK […]

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Hackers are spreading Islamic State propaganda by hijacking dormant Twitter accounts

Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda. Many of the affected Twitter accounts appeared to be hijacked in recent days or weeks — some longer — after years of inactivity. A sudden shift in tone or the language used in tweets often gives away the […]

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Hurricane Michael Intensifies to Category 2; May Be Florida Panhandle’s Strongest Landfall in 13 Years Wednesday | The Weather Channel

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to Category 2 intensity, and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle at least as strong as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States after it moves inland. […]

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Children’s thrift shop in Round Lake Beach is closing

Green Kids Resale, at Rollins Road and Route 83, will close Thursday. Eight years ago, Pat Block went looking for cleats for her daughter at a children’s resale shop in Round Lake Beach and was saddened to find the store was closing. Believing the closure would leave moms like her without a place to shop […]

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Rhode Island gubernatorial, attorney general candidates arrested with 48 pounds of marijuana

A pair of Rhode Island political hopefuls, who aspired to be The Ocean State’s governor and attorney general, was arrested Thursday after police allegedly uncovered 48 pounds of illegal marijuana in the duo’s West Greenwich home. State police said they arrested Anne Armstrong, 58, and Alan Gordon, 48 — the Compassion Party’s candidates for governor […]

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Man suspected of killing police officer charged with murder

The criminal complaint filed in Stanislaus County for suspect Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, a Mexican national, alleges that Arriaga “should have known” that Police Cpl. Ronil Singh was a “sworn police officer acting in the performance of his duties” and therefore “acted intentionally, deliberately and with premeditation.” Singh, 33, was killed on Dec. 26 just […]

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Embattled Florida sheriff suspended over handling of 2018 Parkland school shooting

Florida’s new governor Ron DeSantis has suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over his department’s much-maligned response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last February — which took the lives of 17 students and staff — and installed the county’s first African-American sheriff, former Coral Springs police sergeant Gregory Tony, according to official […]

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches atop pillar of flame and races home on drone ship

After yet another gorgeous and successful night launch and drone ship recovery of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, its Block 5 booster passenger have wasted no time at all in a bid to avoid the brunt of Hurricane Florence, currently nipping at the heels of SpaceX’s East Coast recovery. While Florence is now firmly aimed at […]

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In boon for farmers, Trump lifting restrictions on ethanol

President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during a trip to Iowa on Tuesday. A senior administration official said Monday that the EPA will publish a rule in coming days to allow high-ethanol blends as part of a package of proposed changes to […]

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New York City mayor to propose law giving all workers 2 weeks of paid time off

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce legislation today guaranteeing two weeks of paid time off for all workers, one day after he announced a plan to provide health care for all city residents.

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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke convicted of second-degree murder for killing Laquan McDonald

The officer was found guilty nearly four years after firing 16 shots at the teenager, who was holding a knife.

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How to stay safe in the cold during the 1st official weekend of winter

Those with prolonged exposure or those not dressed appropriately for the weather are in danger of frostbite and hypothermia, National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Engle told ABC News in January. Frostbite results in the loss of feeling and color in affected areas — usually the nose, ears, cheeks, fingers, toes or chin, according to the […]

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Family of American detained in Russia for alleged spying concerned for his safety

The family of an American man arrested in Russia on spying charges has said they are certain he is innocent — and are worried about his well-being. Paul Whelan was arrested Friday by Russia’s domestic security service, the FSB, which said he was detained because he was conducting “spying activity.”

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San Jose Ranked Second Worst In Road Upkeep Per ‘TRIP’

Six California cities were lumped in the three worst categories judged by their roads’ conditions. SF/Oakland held the dubious top honor. The problem can be attributed to multiple factors. More people are driving to pre-recession levels. The population is growing. Local jurisdictions are spending less on maintenance, and the funds that trickle down have dried […]

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Single winner takes $425M Mega Millions jackpot

One person in New York will be ringing in 2019 with a whole lot of cash. There was one big winner in Tuesday’s $425 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing, the eighth-largest in jackpot in the game’s history. The winning numbers were: 34-44-57-62-70 with a Mega Ball of 14. The winning ticket for the jackpot was […]

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Antioch man charged with sexual battery at Walmart

An Antioch man has been charged with sexual battery for an incident that took place at a local Walmart, police said Monday. Police said within 12 hours of the photos being posted on social media, they received a tip from a resident and were able to identify the man as Brandon Perez, 21. He was […]

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