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 2021-05-18 07:07 

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Thailand reports highest number of daily Covid deaths as virus tears through prisons...

Thailand reported its highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a single day Tuesday as officials struggle to contain a third coronavirus wave ripping through overcrowded prisons. The Southeast Asian country's justice minister said authorities are hoping t...

 2021-05-18 06:43 

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People across the US join pro-Palestinian protests...

Thousands gathered in major cities across the United States over the weekend to support Palestinians as Israel's military launches massive airstrikes on Gaza and the death toll mounts. Sunday marked the deadliest day in Gaza yet, with more than 50 kil...

 2021-05-18 06:43 

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Firefighters battle two wildfires in New Jersey as one leaves 900 acres torched...

Firefighters are battling two wildfires in New Jersey, with one burning more than 900 acres near the Jersey Shore. The second wildfire was in the Brendan T Byrne State Forest, which is located in Vincentown, Burlington County, about 25 miles from Philadel...

 2021-05-18 06:30 

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The CDC was too cautious about what vaccinated people can do, doctors say. Now pendulum has swung in the opposite direction...

At first, the news sounded great: Fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks indoors, with just some exceptions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. But most of the country is not fully vaccinated. And as more businesses d...

 2021-05-18 06:29 

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More places in the US lift mask mandates. One local leader says the honor system is already not working...

Several days since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fully vaccinated Americans can — for the most part — ditch their masks, more places are announcing changes to their mask policies, or doing away with the requirement altoge...

 2021-05-18 06:18 

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Belgian ambassador's wife claims diplomatic immunity after slapping a Seoul store assistant...

The wife of Belgium's ambassador to South Korea is exercising her diplomatic immunity to avoid charges for allegedly slapping a store assistant in April, police said Tuesday. Ambassador Peter Lescouhier previously apologized on behalf of his wife, Xia...

 2021-05-18 05:58 

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The Japanese city that's rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics...

The first time Abraham Majok Matet Guem competed in a track race, he ran in his black school shoes. Guem — now a 21-year-old Olympian representing South Sudan — was so fast he quickly caught the eye of a coach, who bought him proper running sh...

 2021-05-18 05:57 

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The employee responsible for inspecting the cracked Memphis bridge has been fired...

The Arkansas Department of Transportation employee who was responsible for inspecting a key bridge over the Mississippi has been fired after authorities determined the person failed to notice damage to the structure two years ago. The agency announced the...

 2021-05-18 05:34 

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Columbus, Ohio, approves $10 million settlement to the family of Andre Hill...

The city of Columbus, Ohio, will pay a $10 million settlement to the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer. The city council voted Monday to approve the largest settlement in the city's history, Criminal Justice & ...

 2021-05-18 05:08 

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Disaster declared after an Alaskan village was inundated by more than five feet of floodwater...

Residents of an Alaskan village were forced to evacuate after it was inundated last week by more than five feet of floodwater caused by an ice jam. On Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy declared a disaster in the city of Buckland, a news release from his office s...

 2021-05-18 04:23 

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The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines...

The post The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-18 04:12 

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Texas, Indiana and Oklahoma to drop $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits...

Texas, Indiana and Oklahoma will end early the $300 weekly federal boost to state unemployment payments, as well as two other pandemic jobless benefits programs, according to the states' Republican governors — joining 17 other GOP-led states in ...

 2021-05-18 04:10 

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Belgian ambassador's wife claims diplomatic immunity after slapping a Seoul store assistant...

The wife of Belgium's ambassador to South Korea is exercising her diplomatic immunity to avoid charges for allegedly slapping a store assistant in April, police said Tuesday. Ambassador Peter Lescouhier previously apologized on behalf of his wife, Xia...

 2021-05-18 03:26 

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New senior executive with the Denver Broncos is one of the most powerful women in the NFL...

The Denver Broncos have hired Kelly Kleine as the Executive Director of Football Operations/Special Advisor to the General Manager, making her one of the most powerful woman in the National Football League. She is believed to be highest-ranking woman as a...

 2021-05-18 02:23 

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Fighter jet intercepts small aircraft that violated Presidential Airspace over Delaware...

A North American Aerospace Defense Command fighter jet intercepted a small aircraft that had violated Presidential airspace over Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday, according to a statement from NORAD, which is responsible for protecting the skies over the U...

 2021-05-18 02:10 

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Rift grows within Democratic Party over Israeli-Palestinian conflict as violence intensifies...

A number of congressional Democrats are ramping up pressure on the Biden administration to more forcefully engage on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as violence in the region intensifies, revealing a delicate shift in the way Democrats have talked about ...

 2021-05-18 02:10 

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New York Racing Association suspends Bob Baffert with Belmont Stakes in less than three weeks...

The New York Racing Association has temporarily suspended trainer Bob Baffert from entering any horses in races at the track that is host to the Belmont Stakes in less than three weeks. Baffert horses cannot occupy stall space at NYRA facilities at Belmon...

 2021-05-18 02:10 

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First case of recurring upper extremity blood clots linked to COVID-19 in U.S....

Click here for updates on this story Toronto, Ontario (CTV Network) — Researchers in the U.S. have found the first instance of COVID-19 causing recurring blood clots in a patient's upper extremities. The case study was one of 1,000 patients admi...

 2021-05-18 02:08 

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'Cave syndrome': Why some people may choose to stay home even after COVID-19 ends...

Click here for updates on this story Toronto, Ontario (CTV Network) — With warm weather approaching and the promise of a "one-dose summer" on the horizon, many Canadians are making plans for the summer and fall, eager for life to get back to...

 2021-05-18 01:49 

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DA vows to pursue charges after case dismissed against former Philadelphia police officer who used pepper spray on protesters...

A former Philadelphia police officer seen on video using pepper spray on Black Lives Matter protesters had his charges dismissed Monday, according to court documents. Municipal Court Judge William Austin Meehan Jr. dismissed the case after he determined R...

 2021-05-18 01:39 

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Arizona GOP election official defends office against Trump voting conspiracy theory: 'We are humans, it has to stop.'...

The Republican official who heads Maricopa County, Arizona's election department offered a forceful defense of his office on Monday after former President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the county's "entire Database" had been deleted. &...

 2021-05-18 01:30 

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Bonneville County to host mental health training...

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office hosted a press conference on Monday to discuss upcoming training and information that is being offered to first responders, military veterans, community leaders and more. The post Bonneville County to host mental...

 2021-05-18 01:16 

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People across the US join pro-Palestinian protests...

Thousands gathered in major cities across the United States over the weekend to support Palestinians as Israel's military launches massive airstrikes on Gaza and the death toll mounts. Sunday marked the deadliest day in Gaza yet, with more than 50 kil...

 2021-05-18 01:15 

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Texas and Indiana to drop $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits during pandemic...

Texas and Indiana will end early the $300 weekly federal boost to state unemployment payments, as well as two other pandemic jobless benefits programs, according to both states' Republican governors — joining 17 other GOP-led states in dropping ...

 2021-05-18 01:11 

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South Carolina governor signs bill adding firing squad as an option for executions...

Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday signed into law a bill allowing death row inmates to elect execution by electric chair or firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available, according to the state legislature's website. T...

 2021-05-18 00:55 

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Biden developing pardon process with focus on racial justice, expected to issue acts of clemency before middle of term...

The White House is currently in the process of reviewing clemency applications and has signaled that President Joe Biden, who views the pardon power as a key tool for advancing equity, will issue acts of clemency before the middle of his presidential term...

 2021-05-18 00:28 

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New York Gov. Cuomo to receive over $5 million from book deal...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive more than $5 million from his book about leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, tax records released on Monday show, a considerable sum for a project under scrutiny by the state attorney general's office. Cuom...

 2021-05-18 00:25 

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Bob Garfield fired by New York Public Radio for allegedly violating anti-bullying policy...

New York Public Radio has fired commentator Bob Garfield, who co-hosted the WNYC show "On the Media," for allegedly violating the company's anti-bullying policy. The company announced the decision, which stemmed from a third-party investigatio...

 2021-05-17 23:45 

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Most Americans want to see the Supreme Court uphold Roe v. Wade, polling shows...

Most of the public wants to see the Roe v. Wade decision remain in place, polling on the issue finds, as the partisan divide on the issue of legalized abortion has widened in the past decade and a half. The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would tak...

 2021-05-17 23:40 

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Justice Department sought to unmask Devin Nunes parody Twitter account this year, court records show...

The Justice Department was investigating threatening messages related to a parody Twitter account — @NunesAlt — that criticized Rep. Devin Nunes, in a previously unknown criminal investigation, according to federal court records made public on...

 2021-05-17 23:37 

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Resident undergraduate tuition will remain flat for second consecutive year...

The Idaho State Board of Education approved requests from each of Idaho's four-year institutions to hold current resident undergraduate tuition rates in place for 2021/22 academic year. The post Resident undergraduate tuition will remain flat for seco...

 2021-05-17 23:37 

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Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 5:37PM MDT by NWS Pocatello ID...

Special Weather Statement: Bear River Range; Bear Lake Valley until May 17 at 11:40 PM The post Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 5:37PM MDT by NWS Pocatello ID appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-17 23:34 

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A police shooting delayed this Black college's graduation in 1970. Now, those students finally got their ceremony — and an apology...

The class of 1970 at Jackson State University in Mississippi finally got to turn their tassels, over 50 years after their initial ceremony was delayed by a police shooting that left a dozen injured and two students dead. In May 1970, two students were kil...

 2021-05-17 23:32 

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Fatality crash in Rexburg...

Idaho State Police investigated a five-vehicle, fatality crash, at the intersection of N 2nd Street East and Moody Road, in Rexburg Monday around 9:57 a.m. The post Fatality crash in Rexburg appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-17 23:19 

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Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 5:19PM MDT by NWS Riverton WY...

Special Weather Statement: South Lincoln County until May 17 at 11:21 PM The post Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 5:19PM MDT by NWS Riverton WY appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-17 23:16 

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Netanyahu vows to continue strikes on Gaza as Israel pounds Hamas targets...

The Israeli military pounded Gaza with airstrikes on Monday, saying it was targeting the homes and infrastructure of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed "to continue to strike at the targets of terr...

 2021-05-17 23:15 

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IDOC seeks walkaway in Idaho Falls...

The Idaho Department of Correction is seeking an Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center resident who walked from his job in the community. The post IDOC seeks walkaway in Idaho Falls appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-17 23:10 

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COVID-19 UPDATES: 371 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths...

Idaho officials reported 371 new COVID-19 cases and zero new deaths over the weekend. The post COVID-19 UPDATES: 371 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-17 23:08 

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Traffic cones confused a Waymo self-driving car. Then things got worse....

A confused Waymo self-driving car was captured on video as it became stranded on an Arizona road earlier this month while carrying a passenger and then unexpectedly driving away as a worker from the company's roadside assistance arrived to help. But t...

 2021-05-17 23:06 

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Summer camps look forward to welcoming back children, with new protections...

Days are getting longer and warmer, summer is surely coming. For millions of children that signals the end of school and fun-filled days at camp. After the arrival of the pandemic triggered closings like dominoes last year, camp directors have been workin...

 2021-05-17 23:01 

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Nancy Pelosi extends House proxy voting through July 3...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi extended the period in the House that allows for members to vote via proxy to July 3, the speaker announced in a letter Monday. The current proxy voting period had been set to expire Wednesday. The updated guidance comes as the ...

 2021-05-17 22:28 

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Idaho House seat filled after lawmaker accused of rape quits...

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has appointed Lori McCann of Lewiston to the Legislature to fill a seat left empty after the previous lawmaker resigned amid a rape investigation. The post Idaho House seat filled after lawmaker accused of rape quits appeared first ...

 2021-05-17 22:27 

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White House releases Biden's tax returns in restoration of presidential tradition...

The White House has released the 2020 tax returns for both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, restoring a presidential tradition that had been ignored under former President Donald Trump. The White House also released the firs...

 2021-05-17 22:25 

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The Houston tiger was found with help from a local businesswoman...

A Houston businesswoman says she helped arrange for the return of India the tiger after being was contacted by investigators. Linda McIngvale, the owner of "the resort-style athletic" Club Westside, says she became acquainted with Victor Hugo Cuev...

 2021-05-17 22:22 

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GOP leaders split on the January 6 probe but No. 2 Republican predicts Senate will pass bill 'in some form'...

Senate Minority Whip John Thune predicted Monday that his chamber would pass a bill to establish a bipartisan commission probing the January 6 attack "in some form" and seemed content on focusing mainly on the events that transpired at the Capitol...

 2021-05-17 22:14 

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Former NBA player Mike Taylor teams up with alderman for essential needs drive-thru...

Click here for updates on this story MILWAUKEE (WDJT) — Essential needs have become all the more essential during the coronavirus pandemic, and a Milwaukee native is stepping up with a much needed assist. Former NBA player Mike Taylor and his founda...

 2021-05-17 22:13 

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Fact check: Crenshaw tries to whitewash Republican brief supporting lawsuit that sought to overturn election...

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw tried Sunday to downplay his December decision to sign on to a legal brief in support of the Texas lawsuit that sought to get the Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The extraordinary and ultimately unsuccessf...

 2021-05-17 22:11 

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Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 4:11PM MDT by NWS Riverton WY...

Special Weather Statement: Upper Green River Basin, Rock Springs and Green River, Flaming Gorge and 1 more area until May 17 at 10:15 PM The post Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 4:11PM MDT by NWS Riverton WY appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-17 22:09 

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Utah to consider school mask prohibition in special session...

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has called on state lawmakers to convene for a special session this week. The post Utah to consider school mask prohibition in special session appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-17 22:08 

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Used car prices rising as new vehicles in short supply...

Car dealerships in the area are having a hard time keeping their new vehicle inventory stocked, so buyers are turning to used cars instead. The post Used car prices rising as new vehicles in short supply appeared first on Local News 8 ....

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