Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc planned ‘domestic terrorist attack’ since July, prosecutors say

Getty Images/Broward County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — The man accused of mailing more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, other high-profile liberal figures and CNN had been plotting the “domestic terrorist attack” for months, prosecutors said. The FBI searched electronic devices belonging to the suspect, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, and discovered files containing the …

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Child dies after getting hit by truck while trying to board school bus

WTVA(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A child has died after he was hit by a pickup truck as he was about to board a school bus on a Mississippi highway. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green identified the child as 9-year-old Dalen Thomas. Authorities in Lee County are investigating the incident that occurred on Highway 370 at around …

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Inside the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect’s apparently isolated life

Jeff Swenson/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH)– The man accused of massacring 11 Jews in an anti-Semitic rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue this weekend is still relatively unknown, but appears to be the textbook fit of what law enforcement experts consider the lone mass shooter profile. Robert Bowers, 46, lived alone in the Pittsburgh area, and in the 18 …

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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged with federal hate crimes

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — The man accused of killing 11 Jews in an anti-Semitic attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue was charged in a 44-count indictment that includes federal hate crimes. Suspect Robert Bowers, 46, “made statements indicating his desire to ‘kill Jews’” in the shooting attack on Saturday, the Department of Justice said in its …

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Missouri farmer’s tale of two crops

A Northeast Missouri farmer tells Brownfield his crop story this year is like “The Tale of Two Cities” – the best of times and the worst of times. Jay Schutte, who farms near the town of Mexico, in Audrain County,  tells Brownfield he was in the drought area but not the worst of it. His corn …

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U.S. ethanol production up, stocks down

U.S. ethanol stocks hit a more than one-month low last week as blending demand increases. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says domestic supplies dropped 1.151 million barrels to 22.746 million, the third week in a row with a decline and the lowest weekly total since mid-to-late September. Production was higher for the third week in …

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Wisconsin girl still missing after more than 2 thousand tips

ABC News(BARRON, Wis.) — It’s been over two weeks since 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted and her parents were shot dead at their rural Wisconsin home, and though the tips keep coming in, the young girl is still missing. Over 2,100 tips have poured in, over 1,975 of which have been closed, the Barron County …

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Hawaii’s Supreme Court approves controversial Thirty-Meter Telescope despite protests from natives

iStock/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — Hawaii’s Supreme Court made a decision on a long-debated issue by voting in favor of continuing the construction of a large telescope on the Mauna Kea volcano, a mountain that’s considered sacred to native Hawaiians. The court voted on Tuesday in favor of the state’s Board of Land and Natural Resources’ decision in …

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Police make arrest in murder of 70-year-old woman whose throat was slashed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of a 70-year-old woman living in Manhattan’s upper west side. Anya Johnston, 24, was charged with murder and burglary in the death of Susan Trott, police said. During a burglary of Trott’s apartment, there was a confrontation leading to the victim’s …

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Private survey ahead of Friday’s government report shows strong hiring increase in October

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new survey reports U.S. companies added more than 200,000 jobs in October. The figure comes as unemployment sits at a 49-year low. The private survey from payroll processor ADP shows U.S. companies added 227,000 jobs in October, the strongest hiring numbers in eight months. The survey offers an encouraging sign ahead of …

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Uber boosting in-app 911 call features in Los Angeles

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Uber is launching a new feature in Los Angeles, which the company says will deliver vital information to 911 call operators. Emergency dispatchers receiving calls from Uber users in Los Angeles will now automatically know the rider’s name, exact location, details on the Uber vehicle they are riding in and who is …

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Khashoggi strangled as soon as he entered consulate, body dismembered: Turkish prosecutor

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — A Turkish prosecutor publicly confirmed Wednesday for the first time that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he stepped into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and his body was dismembered. A statement from the Turkish prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, said Khashoggi’s killing this month was premeditated. Fidan said Turkish …

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NYPD ‘unraveling’ mysterious deaths of Saudi sisters found bound with tape in New York City’s Hudson River

New York Police Department(NEW YORK) — New York City detectives have conducted various interviews in Virginia where two sisters from Saudi Arabia were living before their bodies, bound together with duct tape, were found floating along the Hudson River last week. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea of the New York City Police Department said those …

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Prince Harry shares touching advice to young boy who also lost his mom

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Prince Harry, who lost his mom at age 12, had touching words of advice for a young boy whose mom had also passed away. “Life will always be alright, you know that?” Harry told the boy, who had lined up to greet Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and …

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Sweden’s Museum of Disgusting Food features root beer, Pop-Tarts and other American classics

iStock/Thinkstock(MALMO, Sweden) — Not everyone, particularly in the U.S., will agree that Twinkies, root beer and Pop-Tarts are “disgusting food.” But these American culinary creations are among the edibles featured in a new Museum of Disgusting Food in Malmo, Sweden. Eighty food items from 35 countries are presented, with equal numbers from Europe and Asia …

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‘He lost all his kids,’ says brother of Indiana man whose 3 children were run over as they went to board a bus

iStock/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Ind.) — The pickup truck driver allegedly never hit her brakes until it was too late to avoid hitting four children, including three siblings, who were killed as they crossed a two-lane highway in rural Indiana to catch their school bus, according to a relative of the dead children. “The police said there were …

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Khashoggi strangled as soon as he entered consulate, body dismembered: Turkish prosecutor

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(INSTANBUL) — A Turkish prosecutor publicly confirmed Wednesday for the first time that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he stepped into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and his body was dismembered. A statement from the Turkish prosecutor said Khashoggi’s killing this month was premeditated.This is a developing story. Please …

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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims to be laid to rest Wednesday

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) —  More victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will be laid to rest Wednesday. Friends and family will gather at separate funerals to remember Joyce Fienberg, 75, Irving Younger, 69, and Melvin Wax, 88, who were among the 11 worshippers gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue Saturday. Fienberg, a former …

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Agriculture Business Council of Kansas City Meeting

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be on the ground in Kansas City for the November Breakfast Meeting of the Agriculture Business Council of Kansas City, featuring USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky on Friday, November 2.   Continue reading Agriculture Business Council of Kansas City Meeting at Brownfield Ag News.      

CVS rolls out pilot membership program in Boston

CVS Health(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) — CVS Pharmacy is testing out a new membership program for its customers in Boston. The pilot membership rewards program, called CarePass, offers its members several incentives, including free delivery on most medications and orders, the ability to speak to a pharmacist over the phone at anytime and a 20 percent discount …

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