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Tom Franklin
November 01, 2018 - 10:39 am
You can thank Mookie Betts if you score a free taco at Taco Bell today. His stolen base in Game 1 of the World Series was part of the Boston Red Sox' 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers that night. However, his slide also won thousands of Americans free Doritos Locos Tacos from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m...
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(AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)
November 01, 2018 - 5:50 am
It's the latest backlash against men's exploitation of female subordinates.
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DeWayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed-killer caused his cancer,
(AP Photo/Paul Elias, File)
October 31, 2018 - 7:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California groundskeeper said Wednesday that he will accept a judge's reduced verdict of $78 million against Monsanto after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his cancer. DeWayne Johnson's attorney formally informed the San Francisco Superior Court that he...
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Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch"
(AP Photo, File)
October 31, 2018 - 7:52 pm
The home run Willie McCovey hit at Busch Stadium II on Sept. 4, 1966 has been recalled by some as the farthest fair ball hit in the stadium's history.
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This microscope image provided by the Van Andel Research Institute in October 2018 shows an abnormal protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease clumped inside the appendix. New research suggests Parkinson’s, a brain disease, may get its start in the gut _ specifically, the appendix. (Van Andel Research Institute via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — the appendix, to be exact. New research suggests the appendix acts as a reservoir for an abnormal protein that inside the brain becomes a hallmark of Parkinson's. And...
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St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Cottleville.
(Courtesy of St. Joseph Catholic Parish on Facebook)
October 31, 2018 - 12:57 pm
The extra security costs the parish, which claims more than 5,300 families and 1,800 students, about $15,000 a year.
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Halloween pumpkins and decorations outside a house
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October 31, 2018 - 11:56 am
A petition on Change.org is nearing its goal of 50,000 signatures to have Halloween moved from October 31, to the last Saturday of the month.
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Kids are playing "Trick or Treat"
(Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)
October 31, 2018 - 8:05 am
In Illinois, five people died automobile accidents the past two Halloweens.
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FILE- In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo a Pittsburgh Police officer walks past the Tree of Life Synagogue and a memorial of flowers and stars in Pittsburgh in remembrance of those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services Saturday at the synagogue. The social media site popular with far-right extremists and apparently used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect, advertises as a haven for free-speech fans. As more mainstream sites have cracked down on hate speech and threats of violence, critics say Gab has become a breeding ground for white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 31, 2018 - 5:59 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Their anger is all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights. The perpetrators of mass shootings often provide a treasure trove of insight into their violent tendencies, but the...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may weigh on business appetite. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 31, 2018 - 5:21 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were broadly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 rebounded 1.7 percent to 7,151.86...
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