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Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping, intentional homicide in Jayme Closs abduction

A Wisconsin man has been charged with kidnapping, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and armed burglary in the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the slaying of her parents. Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested…
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Judge declines to dismiss Ben & Jerry's lawsuit

A judge has ruled against Ben & Jerry's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the ice cream maker misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a Washington, D.C., associate judge ruled the…
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Missing Wisconsin girl found alive; suspect in custody

A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive, authorities said Thursday. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs…
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Illinois officials urge vaccination after child dies of flu

Health officials are urging people to get the flu shot after a 3-year-old girl died of influenza in suburban Chicago. The Kane County Health Department and the Kane County coroner's office said this week that…
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Police arrest student suspected of planning mass shooting

Police in California say they have arrested a middle school student who was planning to carry out mass shootings at two Napa schools. Napa police said in a statement Monday that they thwarted the planned…
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Former Uber driver pleads guilty in deadly 2016 shooting spree

A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial.  Jason Dalton’s surprise move…
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Talks on government shutdown continue on Sunday

White House officials and congressional aides are returning Sunday to talks on how to get the government reopened, though they wrapped up the first round of weekend talks without a breakthrough. President Donald Trump tweeted:…
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Union sues GM, says laid-off workers should replace temps

The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.  The union filed a federal lawsuit…
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US average for gasoline seen peaking at $3 a gallon in May

A price-tracking service says the national average for gasoline will surge to about $3 a gallon by May before easing the rest of 2019. GasBuddy predicted Wednesday that the full-year average price will settle at…
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Thousands of sausage products recalled

Thousands of pounds of sausage products may contain metal bits in them.  The USDA announced yesterday that R-L Zeigler Company has recalled nearly 12,000 pounds of its products. The recalled items include the 24-oz plastic…
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