O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

Ken Ritter, Associated Press Writer LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) – O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson More...

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By United Press International On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Florida man running for mayor tells black activists: ‘Go back to Africa’

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. (UPI) — A candidate for mayor in St. Petersburg, Fla. erupted at black reparations activists, telling them to “go back to Africa” More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Possible ‘FAKE NEWS’ service? Facebook plans subscription service for news articles

Allen Cone, United Press International Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook plans to launch a subscription service for news stories, possibly testing the change as early as October. Campbell Brown, More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleads guilty to $250k kickback scheme

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty to accepting more than $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Cop who shot unarmed woman refuses interview by investigators

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UPI) — The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 for help has refused to be interviewed by authorities, according More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Chipotle shuts down Virginia restaurant after illness reports

Ed Adamczyk, United Press International Writer STERLING, Va. (UPI) — Chipotle Mexican Grill has shut down one of its Virginia locations Tuesday after customers reported getting sick after eating there, the More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Missouri House rep drops bid to unseat McCaskill in Senate

Andrew V. Pestano United Press International JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Republican Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler said she will not run for the Senate to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. Sen. More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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9 family members dead, 1 missing in Arizona flash flooding

Allen Cone United Press International PHOENIX (UPI) — Nine extended family members from Phoenix died and another one is missing after being swept away in flash flooding in central Arizona, authorities said More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Allegiant Air flight without air conditioning causes passengers to faint

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Reports about a June 22 incident involving an air conditioning unit malfunction on an Allegiant Air flight surfaced Friday, following two weeks since the incident took More...

By United Press International On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win top mathematics prize, dies

Allen Cone United Press International STANFORD, Calif. (UPI) — Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal prize for mathematics, died Saturday after More...