Ebola outbreak spreads to remote, militia-controlled territory in Democratic Republic of Congo

Cesare Ferrari/iStock(LONDON) — A new case of Ebola has popped up in a remote, militia-controlled area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter of the yearlong outbreak. The patient is a 70-year-old woman living in Pinga, a rural village located in Walikale territory in North Kivu province, …

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Trump White House insists economy is strong but weighing tax cuts amid recession fears

Bill Chizek/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Even as President Donald Trump insists the U.S. economy is “the best in the world,” he is also weighing pursuing another round of tax cuts amid concerns about a possible looming recession. “He’s looking at at tax cuts again, we think that spurs on the economic expansion,” White House deputy press secretary …

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Jeffrey Epstein signed redrafted will 2 days before jail suicide

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — Multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein redrafted his last will and testament two days before his death by suicide in a federal jail in New York, enlisting a lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to witness him signing the document and appointing Bill Gates’ former science adviser as an alternate …

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Flood Warning issued August 20 at 9:56AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

Migrants rescued after jumping overboard from ship being denied port in Italy

Naeblys/iStock(NEW YORK) — Italian coastguards rescued more than 10 migrants wearing life jackets who had jumped from a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy and tried to swim to shore Tuesday, according to a Spanish charity in charge of the ship. Almost 100 migrants were on-board the Open Arms ship at sea for 19 days. …

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Flood Statement issued August 20 at 9:56AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

Flood Warning issued August 20 at 9:56AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

Minnesota Farmers Union president says Trump trade policies are devastating Rural America

Minnesota Farmers Union president Gary Wertish tells Brownfield President Trump was correct in calling out China for its unfair trade practices. But the Renville farmer says Trump made a mistake by not asking other countries to come alongside the U.S. Wertish fears the Chinese government will be content to ride out the trade war, and …

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Dairy Margin Coverage signup deadline approaching

The USDA says more than 17-thousand dairy farmers have signed up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage Program.  With only a month until the signup deadline, Undersecretary Bill Northey says he’s encouraged by the number of dairy producers who have signed up for this new program, but hopefully more will contact FSA to enroll.  Northey …

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Farmers see benefits of conservation practices

A northeast Indiana farmer says she has improved soil health and her bottom line with cover crops and nutrient management. Sarah Delbecq grows corn, soybeans, and wheat in DeKalb County. “Especially on the cover crop side, that nicely complements the no-till system and reduces erosion and compaction issues and we have also seen it be …

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125-year-old dime sells for $1.32 million

selimaksan/iStock(CHICAGO) — A dime doesn’t buy much these days, but this rare dime that recently sold at auction cost a pretty penny. The 1894-S Barber dime is considered among the rarest and most coveted coins in the country — only nine are known to exist — according to auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries, which specializes …

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Chicken fight: Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and more face off in latest viral Twitter feud

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) — It’s the fast-food food face-off we’ve all been waiting for, and people are watching to see which chicken sandwich will reign supreme. In one corner, we have chicken sandwich veteran Chick-fil-A, whose longtime slogan boasts, “We didn’t invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich.” In the other corner is Popeyes, who recently …

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Tourist recalls being chased by a white rhino on South African safari

Binty/iStock(NEW YORK) — A South African safari turned into a terrifying high speed chase through the brush with one of the area’s largest animals. Rian Boshoff, who was with his tour group to photograph leopards last month, told ABC News they first spotted the white rhino in the road and slowly tried to pass it …

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Target to roll out new food and beverage brand next month

Jorge Villalba/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — In an effort to further make its stores a one-stop shop for customers, Target announced on Monday it is launching a new food and beverage brand next month. The brand, called Good & Gather, is the retailer’s largest owned brand launch and is expected to roll out in stores and online starting …

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Severe storms targeting Midwest, Northeast as West stays hot

ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 140 damaging storms were reported on Monday from Georgia up to Maine. New Jersey and Delaware experienced gusts of 75 mph, and wind speeds in Long Island, New York, reached 67 mph. Parts of Massachusetts saw hail larger than golf balls as areas around Philadelphia had trees knocked onto …

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‘Joke or not, these types of comments are felonies’: Police arrest Florida teen for online threat

rustythedog/iStock(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — A 15-year-old student was arrested in Central Florida on Friday after authorities said he made an online threat to shoot up his school. The unnamed teenager, who attends Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, allegedly posted a comment on a video game chat platform on Thursday using a fake name, vowing …

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Video surfaces showing California high school students giving Nazi salute

smolaw11/iStock(GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) — A group of Southern California high school students sparked outrage on Monday after video surfaced of them giving the Nazi salute while a German World War II-era marching song played in the background. The video shows several male students from Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, giving the Adolf Hitler …

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Retired administrator stabbed to death on Cal State Fullerton campus

MicroStockHub/iStock(FULLERTON, Calif.) — A retired administrator was stabbed to death on California State University Fullerton’s campus Monday morning, launching a manhunt for the suspect. The victim was identified by police Monday night as 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan from Hacienda Heights. Police said he “was a retired administrator working as a consultant on campus.” Chan …

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Facebook, Twitter remove accounts they say Chinese government was using to undermine in Hong Kong protests

Twitter(NEW YORK) — Twitter announced on Monday that it had suspended about 200,000 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government-backed attempt to undermine “the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement” in Hong Kong. The social media giant made the announcement on the same day that Facebook announced it had removed …

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As Trump, negotiators work toward peace, attacks highlight violent realities

Golden_Brown/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has made clear his desire to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But as his negotiators finalize agreements with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the violent reality of the conflict has shown how delicate or even far-fetched a final deal may be. In particular, a spate of deadly bombings …

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