• Brittanee Drexel, teen who vanished in 2009, was raped, shot, eaten by alligators, FBI says

    A teenager who vanished from Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 2009 was repeatedly raped in a gang “stash house” for several days – then she was shot dead and fed to alligators when her disappearance generated too much media attention, the FBI said last week. The shocking new details about the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Rochester, N.Y., native Brittanee Drexel came largely from a “jailhouse confession” that was subsequently substantiated by others with “tidbits” and “secondhand information,” FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier. The inmate who gave the alleged bombshell confession, Taquan Brown, is serving a 25-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a different case. Brown told authorities he was present during the final agonizing moments of Drexel’s life, Munoz said.

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  • New 'Beauty and the Beast' Images Offer Live-Action Looks at Lumière, Cogsworth, Gaston, and the Prince

    In new images posted to his Facebook page, Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey has revealed some early images from the live-action update to Disney’s cartoon classic. While we didn’t get a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle or Dan Stevens in Beast mode, the new images, which include concept art, B-roll footage, and a screen grab from the upcoming 25th anniversary home release of the 1991 animated feature, reveal our first look at several key characters and show how closely the production is hewing to its source material. “Here’s a fine piece of concept art of Ewan McGregor as Lumière and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth,” writes Morrissey.

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  • She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

    The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to fear, that all he’d find inside her PT Cruiser was beach sand, dog hair, maybe one of her daughter’s toys. They were outside Plaza Vista School in Irvine, where she had watched her daughter go from kindergarten to fifth grade, where any minute now the girl would be getting out of class to look for her. Parents had entrusted their own kids to Peters for years; she was the school’s PTA president and the heart of its after-school program. Now she watched as her ruin seemed to unfold before her. Watched as the cop emerged from her car holding a Ziploc bag of marijuana, 17 grams worth, plus a ceramic pot

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  • A landslide election?

    I got a call from a friend in Washington who knows more about political polling than anyone in America. He was almost breathless with excitement. “It’s gonna be a landslide,” he said. “In which direction?” I joked. “Hillary’s going to win in places we haven’t won in years – Georgia, Nevada, Arizona. She’ll take the entire West, the whole East Coast. Trump is sinking like a stone.” “So do we get the Senate back?” “You bet.” “Sixty votes?” “No, but a nice majority.” “And the House?” “We won’t win it back, but Democrats will get 14 of the 30 they need. So still a Republican majority, but far weakened.” “And what about the states?” He paused. “The states?” “Will we take back the states?” “No. The

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  • Josh Brown situation gets worse for Giants, NFL

    The NFL and/or the New York Giants aren’t very good at public records requests, it seems. “He drove by the house and I looked in the rearview mirror,” his wife wrote in her statement to police, according to USA Today. “Josh knows about the order and cannot come within 500 feet form the house.

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  • Ithaca College Student Fatally Stabbed on Cornell Campus

    Officials say an Ithaca College student was fatally stabbed and another Ithaca College student injured in a fight on Cornell University's campus

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  • This negative 3.5% 'buy the market' signal has been a moneymaker 81% of the time

    In the history of the stock market, some of the best buying opportunities occurred after sharp sell-offs, with some of the single best days following the single worst days. Adviser Investments’ Daniel Wiener reviewed the performance of the S&P 500 (^GSPC) — via the Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX) — to see how the stock market did in the year following one-day sell-offs of 3.5% or more.

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  • Wingsuit jumper Armin Schmieder streams his own death through Facebook Live

    An Italian wingsuit jumper has live-streamed his own death on to Facebook after an adrenaline fuelled jump he had hoped to share with his fans took a deadly turn. Armin Schmieder, 28, an experienced sky diver who had been doing wingsuit jumps for more than a year, told his followers on social media before his last, fateful jump "today you fly with me". Soon after, the video, which was shown live on Facebook, went dark.

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  • Trump leaps into new political firestorm over Dwyane Wade kin's shooting

    The GOP contender said the shooting of an NBA star's cousin was reason for blacks to support him, sparking outrage.

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  • Candyman III: Day of the Dead

    The Candyman returns intent on making his descendent join him forever. After he frames her for the murders of her friends, she has nowhere else to turn.

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  • They’re not saying it’s aliens, but signal traced to sunlike star sparks SETI interest

    SETI researchers are buzzing about a strong spike in radio signals that seemed to come from the direction of a sunlike star in the constellation Hercules, known as HD 164595. The signal conceivably fits the profile for an intentional transmission from an extraterrestrial source – but it could also be a case of earthly radio interference, or a microlensing event in which the star’s gravitational field focused stray signals coming from much farther away. In any case, the blip is interesting enough to merit discussion by those who specialize in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI – including Centauri Dreams’… Read More

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  • Jennifer Lopez Reunites With Ex-Husband Marc Anthony

    The singer joined Anthony onstage during a Saturday night performance.

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  • ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller's Courage in Captivity

    Former hostages, Mueller's parents open up about the American aid worker who was captured by ISIS in 2013.

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  • There’s a reason why ‘rebound’ body odor flares, fades

    Q: I work in cancer research. About 10 years ago, most of the women in my office decided to stop wearing antiperspirant because of the uncertainty of adverse health effects. We all had amazingly similar experiences. Most of us immediately had an increase of smelly perspiration that gradually tapered over a year. We used frequent underarm toweling and added baking-soda-based underarm powder for meetings. Fortunately, once we got past the rebound period, there were virtually no problems. I suspect that antiperspirant rebound is like so many other problems in the age of chemistry: It fixes a short-term problem but causes a long-term one. A: Your story surprised us. We never imagined such an effect

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  • Check out the Minnesota Vikings' fabulous new stadium

    One of the most impressive things about the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium was how it looked on television. It looked, for the most part, like the Vikings and San Diego Chargers were playing outdoors.

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  • Demi Lovato Slays in a Bright Bandeau Bikini on a Boat in Vancouver

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  • Nick Thomas Dies While Attempting English Channel Crossing

    Endurance athlete Nick Thomas has died while attempting to swim across the English Channel. According to the Channel Swimming Association, there have been 2,073 successful swims of the English Channel since 1875, including 72 so far in 2016. But that shouldn’t fool anyone into thinking that it’s an easy feat. Thomas had been swimming for about 16 hours, the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation (another organization that certifies these swims) said. He was pulled onto an escort vessel about 10 miles short of completing the 21+mile swim. The crew of the boat administered CPR and was met by an ambulance at the harbor in Calais, France. He was later pronounced dead in a hopsital. Thomas, an Englishman,

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  • 14 Daughters of the Rich and Famous You Didn't Know Were Changing the World (15 photos)

    “With great power comes great responsibility” doesn’t just apply to Peter Parker. Whether their fathers are famous actors or oil kings, these daughters are leveraging their heritage through activism and philanthropic contributions that raise consciousness (and cash) for timely causes. From Marie Claire

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  • This woman chose to go homeless in San Francisco instead of paying high rent

    "Looking at me, you’d never guess that in 2015, while working full-time as a reporter for...

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  • Saturday Night NFL Takeaways

    John Breech joins Matthew Coca with the biggest takeaways from Saturday night's NFL Preseason action.

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  • Wikileaks Revealed Massive Political Corruption: Where's The Coverage?

    The corporate media, especially the television media, has not been adequately covering the scope of the latest Wikileaks batch of emails. Especially since some of the revelations may have a material impact on the upcoming presidential election in the United States, many feel these Wikileaks documents should be discussed in-depth on air. Among some of the correspondences that some found disturbing, are a potentially close relationship between the D.N.C. and CNN host Jake Tapper. See below: There was a time, not long ago, when we regarded that sort of thing as very much not journalism in America: at one recent point in history, interview subjects did not "offer questions" to a major cable television

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  • Tennessee must fight hard to end human trafficking

    Like many people lucky enough to call Tennessee home, I’ve heard about human trafficking before. But it’s entirely different to see it firsthand, right here in our state. I had the chance recently to see “Operation Someone Like Me,” spearheaded by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, from the inside. It is complex, lifesaving, incredible work. As a legislator, combating human trafficking is something we often discuss, but seeing it firsthand absolutely cemented my belief that we must continue working to implement policies that will assist our law enforcement throughout the state in these operations. It is incredibly sad — even frustrating — that this kind of thing happens every day in our state.

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