• One by one, 3 utility workers descended into a manhole. One by one, they died.

    When a utility worker in Key Largo, Fla., noticed that a section of a paved street was not settling properly, he decided to remove a manhole cover and descend into the earth. Moments later on Monday morning, the 15-foot-deep hole went silent. Sensing the man was trapped, a fellow utility worker climbed into the drainage hole to rescue him. When he, too, stopped responding, a third worker entered the same hole. All three men died, overcome by poisonous fumes underground, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A Key Largo firefighter who made a desperate attempt to save the men also became unconscious within seconds. The firefighter, Leonardo Moreno, an eight-year veteran of the

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  • Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100

    TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100.

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  • ‘Monster Mom’ Sentenced to 43 Years in Prison for Killing Her 11-Year-Old Daughter

    On Tuesday, an Illinois judge dubbed a 35-year-old woman a “monster mom” before sentencing her to 43 years in prison for the 2014 murder of her 11-year-old daughter, PEOPLE confirms. Addressing the courtroom, 19th Circuit Court Judge James Booras questioned how anyone could treat their child the way Nicholette Lawrence did. “Who would lock a child up in a closet furnished only with a sink and feed the child only a bowl of cereal a day?” Booras asked aloud, according to a court transcript obtained by PEOPLE.

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  • What Trump's Education Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos Said About Guns in Schools

    Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, raised eyebrows during her confirmation hearing by refusing to say guns shouldn’t be in schools and quipping that in one case in Wyoming, they would help protect against grizzly bears. In her answer, DeVos mentioned something Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said earlier about a school in Wyoming that has fences surrounding it to protect against grizzly bears.

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  • Zuckerberg wants to pay native Hawaiians to get the f off his 700-acre estate

    Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of people in Hawaii in his effort to create a secluded island. The billionaire spent $100 million purchasing 700 acres of land in the island of Kauai back in 2014 and is still dealing with the fact that he doesn't actually have the exclusive rights to all of it.   Sounds nasty, right? SEE ALSO: Sassy Zuckerberg touts Facebook's power to defend Oculus in court The lawsuits, filed in Hawaii's state Circuit Court on Dec. 30, are looking to identify local people's claims to land within the area he owns — the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday — to force a sale of those properties.  Zuckerberg is leveraging Hawaii's "quiet title" law, which allows rightful

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  • Fox News' Tucker Carlson perfectly exposed a guest trying to spread a hoax on air

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his interview Tuesday night with an unusual demand: "Tell me what your real name is." While the man Carlson was talking to claimed to be Dom Tullipso, director of operations for a business called Demand Protest, Carlson said a "law enforcement-level background check" revealed that name "does not exist" — and Carlson wasn't convinced Tullipso's business did either. The man never exactly admitted that the whole business is, in fact, a hoax, but he does give a pretty good display of what Carlson dubs "performance art." At one point, Tullipso (if that's really his name) claims his support for "national treasures such as Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Peyton Manning." Yes, football-playing, Super Bowl-winning Peyton Manning.

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  • American Airlines Unveils a Cheaper Ticket with a Big Catch: Here’s What You Need to Know

    American Airlines is offering you a cheaper ticket, but it’ll cost you. The airline announced today that it is introducing a Basic Economy fare in ten markets starting in February that will be similar to the one that United Airlines recently unveiled. While this lower price ticket offers the same in-flight services, there’s one benefit that’s notably missing: access to the overhead bin.

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  • Jimmy Kimmel quizzes people about Obamacare vs. the Affordable Care Act

    Following the presidential election of Donald Trump, the Republican Party now has control of the federal government — and they’ve made it clear that one of their top priorities will be repealing (and possibly replacing) the Affordable Care Act. Whether or not these are indeed the final days of President Barack Obama’s signature policy achievement, they are nevertheless marked by the same media confusion and bad branding that have haunted the law since its inception. Back in 2013, Jimmy Kimmel asked people on the street about the differences between the ACA and Obamacare, finding that many people did indeed believe them to be two separate programs, rather than different monikers for the same thing.

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  • Teen shoots four, kills self at private school in northern Mexico

    A teenage student suffering from depression shot three students and a teacher at a private school in northern Mexico before killing himself in what state officials called an unprecedented attack. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  • Flu game? Will Barton scores 26 day after 105 degree fever

    Will Barton talks post-game after the Nuggets' win over the Lakers.

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  • Sasha Obama Catches Some Sun in Miami (61 photos)

    Following their European tour with First Lady Michelle Obama earlier last summer, the first daughters are bringing their chic sense of style to the streets of NYC for a father-daughter weekend with the President. Since moving into The White House eight years ago, Sasha and Malia Obama's style has transformed along the way. Click through for a look back at the teenagers' best fashion moments over the years. From Harper's BAZAAR

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  • Largest Land Animal Ever: Massive Alligator In Florida Video Is Dinosaur Cousin

    A massive alligator walking through a nature reserve in central Florida has become a viral sensation after a video of the monster-like creature was uploaded to Facebook Sunday, according to local media reports. Florida resident Kim Joiner posted the video after she saw the animal at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County.  “I love Circle B. Nature at its best,” Joiner wrote in the Facebook the post. It has since been shared more than 18,000 times. Joiner described the animal in an interview with a local news station. "It looks like a dinosaur," News 6 anchor Justin Warmoth said. "Is that real?" News 6 anchor Kirstin O'Connor asked after watching the video. "Yes, it's real," Joiner said. She

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  • Virginia man convicted of 2006 slaying of family is executed

    Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Gray showed no emotion as he was walked into the execution chamber wearing blue jeans and handcuffs. Gray was condemned to death in 2006 for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister Ruby, and sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of their parents, Bryan and Kathryn Harvey.

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  • Chelsea Clinton on life after the election

    (CNN)Chelsea Clinton has kept a low profile since her mother's election defeat in November. "Everything we believed before the election, we still believe," she said. "Use those emotions to engage and organize and advocate to protect and advance what you think matters most," Clinton said. Clinton added that the work can start close to home.

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  • Forever stamps will cost more starting Sunday

    It might be called a "Forever" stamp, but not when it comes to the price of buying one. The cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter will return to being 49 cents, up from 47 cents, where it had been since April. The last increase came in January 2014, according to the U.S. Postal Service, when it went from 47 cents to 49 cents. Then last April, the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the USPS to drop its prices for the first time in 97 years. Postmaster General Megan Brennan protested, saying, "given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction required by the PRC exacerbates our losses." So now the price is going to back up again. Postcards, letters

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  • Daycare Workers Reveal the Things Parents Do That They Absolutely Hate

    "You spend weeks researching the best caregiver for your child and even longer on our waiting list, but once they're here, it's like you forget all about us."

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  • Date Night! Amber Rose Shares Steamy Kiss with Val Chmerkovskiy During New York City Night Out

    Amber Rose and Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy may have kept their Dancing with the Stars romance under wraps in the beginning, but they’re clearly past that stage now. The 33-year-old radio show host and her 30-year-old ballroom dancer boyfriend have been all over one another recently – sharing smooching shots on Instagram and flaunting their PDA during Monday’s Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. On Wednesday, Rose shared a shot of her and Chemerkovskiy locking lips during a night out in New York City.

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  • ‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller Wants No Jail Time In Fraud Case; Feds Disagree

    Just two days before the first part of Abby Lee Miller’s sentencing in her multi-million dollar fraud and illegal currency import cases, the Dance Moms host is insisting that the hiding of over $800,000 was all because she became too famous too fast. Miller is also saying she never hurt anyone, she’s been humiliated publicly and she doesn’t deserve to be put behind bars –  though the feds really don’t see it that way. “Ms. Miller respectfully requests that the Court impose a non-custodial sentence after considering her acceptance of responsibility and the nature and characteristics of her conduct and her life,” say Miller’s lawyers in a sentencing memorandum submitted in federal court on Tuesday. “Indeed, upon proper analysis, Ms. Miller submits that a sentence of probation would be entirely consistent with the advisory Sentencing Guidelines,’ the paperwork by Robert Ridge and Brandon Verdream of Pittsburgh firm Clark Hill asserts.

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  • Auburn coach Gus Malzahn visits key target, commit in Atlanta

    Auburn coach Gus Malzahn spent Tuesday in the metro-Atlanta area visiting two key recruits.

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  • Obamas' Planned Move to Historic DC Area Surprises Longtime Resident

    The Obamas will move from the White House to a home in Kalorama.

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  • Biracial Actress Meghan Markle Recounts Her Family’s History With Racism: ‘It Still Haunts Me’

    Meghan Markle is opening up about her family’s history with racism and the discrimination she has experienced being biracial. The 35-year-old actress, whose mother is African-American and father is Caucasian, penned a candid essay in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for TheTig.com — the “inspirational lifestyle” website she founded and serves as Editor-in-Chief.

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