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Canadian Jordan Axani plans to begin a trip around the world today with a traveling companion he chose based on an unusual criterion: she has the same name as his ex-girlfriend. Axani scheduled the three-week trip in May with his then-girlfriend. When the two broke up, he decided to avoid the hassle of changing airline tickets booked in her name by putting out a call for anyone with the same name and a valid Canadian passport. Axani said he received thousands of responses, including from many people who offered to legally change their names. He chose a woman after speaking...
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An outbreak of mumps is occurring in the US among a very specific population: members of the National Hockey League. More than two dozen players on multiple teams have tested positive for the disease in recent weeks, including superstar Sidney Crosby. Mumps is a contagious disease characterized by swelling of the salivary glands. Although nearly all children in the US are immunized against the disease, immunity can decrease with age. Teams are now providing booster shots to players, and all the affected players are expected to recover without any lasting effects.
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A northern white rhino died at the San Diego Zoo this week, leaving only five in the world. Only one male remains, and is considered unable to reproduce naturally due to old age. An international team of experts is now considering ways to save the species, including the possibility of in vitro fertilization. Hopes for natural breeding were dashed earlier this year when a younger male died in October. Northern white rhinos have been hunted to near extinction for their horns.
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Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. ...
National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia's capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak.
Four former chemical company executives and two lower-level employees have been charged in a January spill that contaminated a river and left 300,000 residents around West Virginia's capital without usable ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter with a left hamstring injury.
LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A polling firm says Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from Tunisia's previous regimes, has won the nation's presidential runoff.
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HOLLYWOOD-  This is the story all about how the TV Industry got flipped-turned upside down.  In an age where new shows are being canceled at an increasingly alarming rate, Disney has made many TV executives sit up and pay attention with their successful remake of ABC's "Boy Meets World" as…
NEW YORK - With racial tensions tearing the country apart following the Ferguson protests, several major retail outlets are foregoing a decades-old holiday shopping tradition known as "Black Friday."
Don't bother saying grace over your Thanksgiving Turkey this year.  The Federal Government has already seen to it that it has been blessed.  At least according to Muslim tradition, that is.
CHARLESTON- Everyone is focused on this years mid-term election. "This could be the most important election since Democrats voted to create the KKK," said poll worker Diane T. Phote. "There's a real concern that there won't be enough polling places open to handle the overflow."  In what might be her…

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