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    Drink up, it’s National Coffee Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Today is National Coffee Day! Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup be sure to indulge on this day! There’s nothing better than a perfect cup of java. Send us your pictures on how your get started in the morning with you favorite drink and tell us why you love it!  Be sure to hashtag #CoffeeWithWHNT and #NationalCoffeeDay who knows it might even get featured in one of today’s newscasts! CHEERS! WHNT News 19 […]

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    At least 1 killed in NJ transit train crash, more than 100 injured

    NEW YORK (CNN) — A New Jersey Transit train plowed through a major station in Hoboken during Thursday morning’s rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some seriously, local officials said. The engineer was among those critically injured. Images posted on social media showed severe structural damage at the terminal — one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York metropolitan area — and part of the roof appeared to have collapsed. A […]

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    Home Depot pulls ‘Scary Peeper Creeper’ from shelves in Canada, but it’s still for sale in U.S.

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Home Depot has pulled a Halloween prank prop called the Scary Peeper Creeper from its shelves in Canada because some customers found it too scary. The gag is a lifelike face that can be attached with a suction cup to the outside of a window, looking in, to resemble a Peeping Tom in a hoodie. Not everyone found it funny in Canada, where a notorious serial killer and rapist from the 1980s was a voyeur. Home […]

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    Smartphone emergency alerts could soon include links to pictures and maps

    NEW YORK — The FCC is poised Thursday to allow smartphone emergency alerts to include links to pictures and maps. The agency will vote on that and other new rules for the four-year-old wireless emergency alert program, which allows authorities to ping phones about severe weather, missing children and other dangers. Last week, millions of New Yorkers received a text alert seeking information on suspected bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami. That alert, however, didn’t include a photo of Rahami. Instead, it […]

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    FCC plan to do away with cable box rentals hits a speed bump

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Federal Communications Commission has delayed a closely watched vote on a proposal that would require large cable and satellite TV companies to make their content available through free apps. The vote, originally scheduled to take place on Thursday as part of the commission’s monthly meeting, has been postponed indefinitely as the government agency works to iron out details amid intense pushback from cable providers, media companies and politicians. “We are still working to resolve the remaining […]

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    Firefighter killed in New York house explosion

    NEW YORK (CNN) — A 17-year New York fire department veteran was killed Tuesday after an explosion sent parts of a home’s roof raining down onto firefighters, police officers and utility workers, authorities said. Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, the father of three young children and son of a decorated former firefighter, was directing the response to a possible gas leak outside a two-story residence in the Bronx when he was struck by debris about 7 a.m., officials said. Twenty others […]

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    SC shootings: Suspect allegedly called grandparents before opening fire

    (CNN) — A minute before a teen allegedly opened fire at an elementary school playground in South Carolina, he called his grandparents’ cellphone, sobbing and mumbling unintelligibly, authorities say. It was 1:44 p.m. local time. His grandparents could barely hear the 14-year-old because of his crying, CNN affiliate WYFF reported. So they headed next door, where he lived, to check on him. But instead of the teen, the grandparents found the body of their son — his father. Their grandson […]

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    Officials: At least 2 children and a teacher shot at South Carolina elementary school

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. — At least two children and a teacher were shot Wednesday at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, Anderson County EMS Director Scott Stoller told CNN. “Right now we are still developing information. We are still treating patients. One of the children was life-flighted to Greenville Trauma Center, Stoller said. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, deputy chief Taylor Jones said. A man who is related to the suspected shooter at a South Carolina elementary […]

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    Wells Fargo CEO forfeits $41 million as company launches probe

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit much of his 2016 salary — including his bonus and $41 million in stock awards — as the bank launches a probe into its phony accounts scandal. The fallout from the controversy has also resulted in its first major executive departure. Carrie Tolstedt, who headed the division that created the fake accounts, has left the company ahead of her scheduled retirement at the end of the year. Wells Fargo, under […]

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    California officer fatally shoots African-American man

    EL CAJON, California (CNN) — A black man has died after being shot by police in El Cajon, California, sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego. On Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon Police responded to a 911 call regarding an African-American man in his 30s who was reportedly behaving “erratically” behind a local restaurant at the Broadway Village Shopping Center, Lt. Rob Ransweiler said. According to the call, the man was “not acting like himself” and been walking in […]

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    Controversial 3-parent baby technique produces a boy

    (CNN) — Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in study published in a scientific journal Tuesday. The baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico, having been conceived using a technique called spindle nuclear transfer. As reported in the journal Fertility and Sterility, the use of this reproductive technology was intended to prevent Leigh syndrome, a severe neurological condition that affects at least one in 40,000 […]

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    Congress debates government funding relief amid looming shutdown deadline

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican bill to fund the government and battle Zika because it did not include money for Flint, Michigan, to address the city’s drinking water crisis. The action comes three days before Friday’s midnight deadline when agencies are set to run out of money and left congressional leaders searching for a compromise bill that could get enough votes to pass and head off an election season government shutdown. Needing 60 votes to […]