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    Big solar storm heading toward Earth

    (CNN) — This is not your usual weather forecast. Big storms are brewing. Your umbrella won’t help, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy. These storms are coming from the sun. It’s raining down a huge amount of radiation. We’re safe, but it could affect power grids, radios and satellites. Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events will arrive at Earth on September 13, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong Geomagnetic […]

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    South Carolina father’s family grieving, asks for privacy in deaths of 5 children in Alabama

    (CNN) — Timothy Jones Jr. allegedly went on a 700-mile journey that began in South Carolina with the bodies of his five young children wrapped in garbage bags in the back of his SUV, authorities said Wednesday. Jones, a 32-year-old computer tech, told neighbors last week that he was moving his children from their home near Lexington to another state. The father of five was being held Wednesday in a Mississippi jail in connection with the deaths of his children, […]

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    5 million Gmail passwords leaked: See if yours was among them

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday. It is still unclear how anyone obtained the vast collection of usernames and passwords. Google says its servers were not breached. The list appears to be a collection of passwords exposed in previous hacks — likely on users’ own computers, not Google’s systems. “We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised,” said Google spokeswoman Caroline Matthews. In fact, […]

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    Judge: Premeditated murder not proven in Pistorius case

    // PRETORIA, South Africa (CNN) — Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of intentionally killing Reevan Steenkamp, the judge in his trial said Thursday. The judge has not issued a verdict, and the proceedings continue. Pistorius faces other possible verdicts, including culpable homicide. Under South African law, Pistorius will not be found guilty of “murder.” Pistorius could not have foreseen that the person he was shooting at, who was behind the bathroom door, would die, and therefore the state has […]

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    Memories forever linked with 9/11 terror attacks, 13 years ago

    (CNN) — A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation. These are the stories forever linked with the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Washington and western Pennsylvania. In some cases, they are tales of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances — people who became symbols of comfort and hope for a grieving nation. Then there were those who were behind the attacks, people who have become the emblem […]

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    President Obama: U.S. will carry out airstrikes on ISIS, send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama told the nation in a televised address on Wednesday that the United States continues to face a threat even as the country targets terror groups. “We can’t erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm. That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today,” Obama said at the White House. “That’s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge. At […]

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    ‘McBrunch’ at McDonald’s?

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Burgers, fries…brunch? McDonald’s wants to trademark the word “McBrunch,” according to documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The burger chain filed the application in July, but McDonald’s spokeswoman Terri Hickey said it’s too soon to speculate about what McBrunch might entail. “We routinely file intent-to-use trademark applications as a regular course of business,” she said. “We can’t share details at this time as to how the trademarks may or may not be used.” […]

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    South Carolina father accused of killing 5 children, dumping bodies in Alabama

    (CNN) — Timothy Jones Jr. told neighbors in South Carolina last week that he was moving his children from their home near Lexington to another state. On Wednesday, the father of five was being held in a Mississippi jail in connection with the deaths of his children, ages 1 to 8, authorities said. It’s still unclear how or why Jones allegedly killed his children, but acting Sheriff Lewis McCarty of Lexington County told reporters Wednesday that Jones drove for several […]

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    Okla. woman wears pasta strainer on head in driver’s license photo, claims it’s a religious symbol

    Enid, OK — It may sound like a joke, but an Enid woman says her Oklahoma driver’s license features a unique symbol of her religious freedom. It may even prompt a giggle, but for Shawna Hammond, the spaghetti strainer is a symbol of freedom. “It doesn’t cover my face. I mean you can still see my face. We have to take off our glasses, so I took off my glasses,” Hammond said. According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s […]

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    Here’s how to get a free iPhone 6 from Verizon

    The iPhone 6 hasn’t even been released yet, but there’s already a way to get it for free. In an unusual move, Verizon Wireless announced Tuesday it would give away one of the phones Apple revealed earlier in the afternoon. The catch? Customers must turn in their old iPhone and sign a two-year agreement with Verizon. Carriers usually offer a discount on phones to customers who sign a service contract, and sometimes offer older versions for free. But it is […]

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    2 dead in Desert Southwest flash flooding

    (CNN/AP/WHNT) — Flash floods that slammed parts of the southwestern United States are now blamed for two deaths. A woman in Arizona was swept away by water when she and her husband tried to drive through a flooded area on Monday, and the vehicle was picked up by the water, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said. Both exited the vehicle, and the man, 69, made it to safety, but his wife, 76, was unable to. Another Arizona woman was killed […]

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    Twelve states now report clusters of enterovirus, including Alabama

    (CNN) — Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. Twelve states are reporting clusters of enterovirus illness: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Utah. WHNT News 19 has contacted the Alabama Department of Public Health for more specific information.  A representative said more information will come today, and we’ll post it here on WHNT.com. Four of those states — Colorado, […]

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