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High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom has resigned from advising Hollywood studio head Harvey Weinstein, who was recently accused of sexually harassing female employees for decades. Bloom announced her departure over Twitter Saturday afternoon, writing, "I have resigned as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein. My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement." Allegations against the movie mogul have been escalating since The New York Times published a story Thursday…
10.07 / 22:33
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In the spring of 2016, there was a frenzy over the threat of Zika virus at Brazil's Olympic Games. As infections reached their peak, a group of scientists called for the games to be moved somewhere else. A number of athletes, worried about sexually transmitting the virus to pregnant partners, chose to stay home. But a group of researchers with University of Utah and the United States Olympic Committee announced Saturday that they weren't able to find any evidence that U.S. Olympians,…
10.07 / 21:53
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDoi3XqG58o It's like a tongue twister every time this St. Bernard bounds about. Mochi's supersized "licker" measures 7.3 inches "from snout to tip," said owner Carla Rickert of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. That qualifies her as having the longest tongue on a dog (current), according to Guinness World Records . Mochi, or "Mo," was rescued from a Colorado shelter for big dogs when she was 2 years old. Rickert said she was once abused and neglected but the now…
10.07 / 20:39
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Updated Saturday 4:15 p.m Nelly, the rapper behind hits "Hot In Herre" and "Ride Wit Me," was arrested Saturday morning for alleged sexual assault during a tour stop in Washington state. The Auburn Police Department said in a statement that a woman called 911 at 3:48 a.m. Saturday and said she was assaulted by Nelly, whose given name is Cornell Haynes Jr. After a police investigation, Nelly was taken into custody an hour later. The St. Louis rapper was touring with country act Florida…
10.07 / 20:39
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Researchers in Brazil are testing a new way to treat burn victims. They have found that tilapia skin is rich in collagen which helps the damaged skin heal better than standard wound dressings and eliminates the need to wait for donor tissue. Check out these videos from YouTube describing this radical new idea in…
10.07 / 19:31
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Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg and shortly thereafter we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted bag c…
10.07 / 16:10
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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention: "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was…
10.07 / 16:10
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As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
10.07 / 16:10
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Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
10.07 / 16:10
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Anita Hofschneider, Cory LumGuam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to…
10.07 / 15:36
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The Wood Word would like to issue a correction in regard to the article, “BREAKING NEWS: Police apprehend armed suspect on campus,” published on Wednesday, Oct. 4. In our haste to get a report out to the Marywood community in the aftermath of Wednesday’s event, we initially reported that Marywood President Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, [&#…
10.07 / 12:54
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The associate professor of Communication Arts and Sciences recognized for her teaching methods that embody “critical c…
10.07 / 12:39
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Reading, Pa. – Two Albright College juniors have received early acceptance into the Penn State College of Medicine in H…
10.07 / 12:39
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This summer, the Literacy Council of Reading –Berks, Inc. in partnership with Penn State Health St. Joseph and the Northeast and East Central Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC), r…
10.07 / 12:39
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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Public school advocates have won a significant victory in their efforts to reform state spending on public…
10.07 / 12:39
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Texas Tech Archive of Modern American Warfare hosted the second-annual Modern Warfare Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the Tech’s Institute for Peace and Conflict of the International Cultural C…
10.07 / 12:00
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The number of confirmed mumps cases on the Syracuse University campus doubled in the last week. Continue reading → The post Official: 8 Syracuse University students infected with mumps appeared first on The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New…
10.07 / 11:59
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Two U.S. senators and the New York State Senate Democratic Conference leader endorsed mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams this week. Continue reading → The post Syracuse mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams endorsed by Democratic leaders appeared first on The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New…
10.07 / 11:59
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As many cars buzzed by on South Atherton Street on Thursday, Oct. 5, a select amount of Borough residents were restructuring the Mazza Community Garden, locate on 418 S. Atherton, as a part of PNC Bank’s Day of Caring, a…
10.07 / 11:44
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The Penn State Arboretum will hold a pumpkin giveaway and jack-o’-lantern contest this week as part of their seventh annual pumpkin f…
10.07 / 11:44
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