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Columbia mayor leads walk to help fight heart disease
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Columbia's mayor is taking part in a walk to help fight against heart disease. Mayor Steve Benjamin is hosting the first annual Move with the Mayor Challenge walk Wednesday. The one-mile walk begins at City Hall and ends at the Statehouse. The event is in partnership ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hypertension The Washington Times Walking Stroke
PHOTOS: Denver Broncos host Carolina Panthers in 2016 NFL season opener
The Denver Broncos hosted the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, September 8, 2016.
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Katy Perry weeps at 'Ellen' surprise
Bring on the Kleenex!
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Why parents need to judge other parents
Last year, a Maryland couple was arrested for allowing their 6- and 10-year-old children to walk home alone from the park. This past April, a mom in South Carolina was charged with child neglect after her 3-year-old son and 9-year-old nephew were spotted walking to McDonald’s in tandem. Craziest of all? Two parents in Florida...
10 points by New York Post | Childhood Developmental psychology New York City Subway Parenting Parent Walking Even Worse Child
Pokemon Go Wearable to Go on Sale September 16
Pokemon Go is about take a step beyond the phone: Nintendo will start selling a wearable device called Pokemon Go Plus  next week. The device will become available on September 16 for a retail price of $35. Pokemon Go Plus will work a little bit like an activity tracker, connecting to a phone via Bluetooth, and is looking to make... Read more »
45 points by Variety | Mobile phone Game Walking Pokémon Player Telephone A Little Bit Wearable computer
I’m walking in Fashion Week after surviving an acid attack
One of the women walking the New York Fashion Week catwalk this week is living proof that the human spirit can survive just about everything. In 2014, Reshma Bano was shielding her sister from an abusive brother-in-law when he threw acid at them. Her sister’s hands were burned, but Bano’s face was badly disfigured and...
5740 points by New York Post | Fashion Woman New York City Ayumi Hamasaki Walking Meantime
Westowne Elementary gets sidewalk improvements earlier than expected
County upgrades curbs, sidewalks after PTA prepared to seek grant
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Texas shooting suspect says he planned crime with the devil
Kody Lott says he was upset he didn't have a girlfriend and planned the shooting of two teen girls with the devil. Kody LottWichita Falls Police via Twitter  WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- A man accused of shooting two teen girls as they walked home from school, killing one, told police that he planned the crime with the help of the devil, reports say. The Wichita Falls Times Record News obtained the arrest warrant affidavits for Kody Lott, 20, who has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with last week's shooting. (The affidavits can be seen below. Mobile users can see them here.) In the affidavit, police say Lott confessed to shooting Lauren Landavazo and Makayla Smith, both 13, on Sept. 2. The two girls were walking home from school when Lott reportedly pulled up in his car and fired at least 15 shots from a .22-caliber rifle. Lauren was hit 14 times and was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. Makayla was wounded but survived.  Lott was arrested a day later after police received a report of a person acting suspiciously and were given the license-plate number from Lott's vehicle. Officers searched Lott's vehicle and found a spent casing from a .22-caliber rifle. Police say Lott thought Lauren was attractive but knew she had a boyfriend, and Lott was angry he didn't have a girlfriend. He told police he went to his father's apartment and retrieved a .22-caliber rifle and waited for Lauren and Makayla to walk by. Lott told police he was upset that the killing had been described in the media as "senseless," say he had planned the shooting while speaking with the devil. Lott is being held in jail on a $4 million bond. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section.  Kody Lott's Arrest Affidavits by orlando_floresjr on Scribd
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Woman dead after freight train hits car in Pennsylvania
HALIFAX, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was killed in a collision between a freight train and a car at a railroad crossing in central Pennsylvania.
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Past needles and pitbulls, Edison's teachers walk the walk
Dena Bassett-Scott stepped over a discarded hypodermic needle and glanced at a pitbull barking urgently against a chain-link fence inches away.
860 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Teacher School Neighbourhood Education Edison Walking Walk This Way Edison Schools
Suspect in Queens fatal stabbing arrested after he walked by cops
The man charged with fatally stabbing a NYPD cop’s aunt in Queens walked right into detectives investigating her murder, police said.
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Police: 2 pedestrians hit in chain reaction crash near NYC
SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) - Police say two pedestrians have been hit by a car while walking along a road in one of New York City's northern suburbs. The accident happened either late Wednesday or early Thursday as part of a chain reaction crash on U.S. Route 202 in the Rockland ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New York City Suffern New York Interstate 287 Rockland County New York Washington D.C. New York Walking New Jersey
Woman accused of trying to remove body at funeral
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman is facing charges after being accused of walking into a funeral and trying to remove a body from a casket. News agencies report Columbia police say 36-year-old Cynthia Ann Frierson was charged with disrupting a funeral, public intoxication, unlawful drug paraphernalia and driving ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Automobile Missouri English-language films Walking Sustainable transport The Washington Times Tennessee Funeral
CTU to take new strike authorization vote — but hasn’t set date
The governing arm of the Chicago Teachers Union decided Wednesday night to ask members to take a second strike authorization vote.
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L. I. double amputee cop graduates from academy, starts new job
Losing both legs isn’t stopping this veteran from walking the beat in Long Island.
-1 points by Daily News | Improvised explosive device Suffolk County New York Bomb War in Afghanistan Explosive weapons Automobile Walking Police
The Latest: Officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on murder trial of a law enforcement officer charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police Constable Automobile Vehicle Walking Brazil Los Angeles Brake
London Attacker Khalid Masood Led Itinerant Life Punctuated by Violence
On Tuesday, Khalid Masood ate a takeout kebab for dinner and spent his last night alive alone in a small, budget hotel in an English seaside town. In the morning he checked out, drove to London and went on a rampage.
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Driver gets 18 months for killing pedestrian in Oregon
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Medford, Oregon, man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a crash that killed a pedestrian. Matthew Harris conceded that if the case had gone to trial, prosecutors could have proven he was driving while intoxicated ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jackson County Oregon Ashland Oregon Medford Oregon Jacksonville Oregon Remove Intoxicated Drivers English-language films Traffic Walking
Woman, 45, hit and killed while trying to save dog in road
A woman from Allegan County was killed Wednesday night after she was hit by a car while trying  to save her dog, according to Michigan State Police.        
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Walking tour shows off Columbia's birthday daffodils
Though snow dotted the pathway in spots and mud could be found everywhere, Ned Tillman and Sean Harbaugh saw only the future on a walk in Columbia on Monday. In planning the route for their upcoming walking tour, "50,000 Daffodils," on March 26, the two noted trees that would be budding, landmarks...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Columbia Maryland Walking Lake Elkhorn Howard County Maryland Lake Kittamaqundi Howard Community College Patuxent River Owen Brown Columbia Maryland
Scenes of immediate aftermath of ‘terrorist incident’ near UK Parliament (VIDEO)
Videos of the immediate aftermath of attacks that took place on Westminster Bridge and the gates of Parliament, which police are now treating as a "terrorist incident" have emerged online. Read Full Article at
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4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said.
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Belgium arrests man trying to speed into crowded shopping area
Antwerp Belgium police say a car tried to enter a shopping street at high speed, according to media reports.
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Belgian police thwart 'terrorist attack'
Belgian police intercepted a car that was speeding toward a busy shopping area and refused to stop, authorities said Thursday.
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Police identify pedestrian hit, killed by tractor-trailer
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - Police have identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer while walking on state Route 146 in North Smithfield a week ago. The Providence Journal reports Saturday that police say it was Raymond Lapierre. 40, of Manville, who was found near the ...
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Millennials changing views on car payments: The rise of car leases
"There is a greater percentage of people who view car ownership as a monthly payment like their cell phone or cable or Wi-Fi," says Jessica Caldwell, executive director of strategic analytics at Car payments have morphed from a temporary nuisance into a permanent part of many people's budgets.  Whether that's a bad thing depends on what you do with the rest of your money. One-third of millennial car buyers chose a lease last year, which helped push auto lease volume to a record of 4.3 million and 31% of all new auto purchases, according to market research by "There is a greater percentage of people who view car ownership as a monthly payment like their cell phone or cable or Wi-Fi," says Jessica Caldwell, executive director of strategic analytics at "It's just the way we live our lives." Lease payments are typically lower than monthly loan payments for the same car, and leasing is less expensive than buying new cars every two or three years. But leasing is far from frugal, especially compared with paying off a car within five years and owning it for a few more. People who lease don't get a break from payments or build equity toward the next purchase. But younger buyers in particular are more likely to view cars as technology that needs to be continually upgraded, Caldwell says. "It used to be cars didn't change that much in five years. Now they do," she says. (Even Consumer Reports, which typically recommends buying over leasing, suggests leasing electric cars because the technology is changing so fast.) The upsides of leasing Fear of repair bills contributes to the leasing trend as well. Many people would rather have constant payments and continually drive newer cars than be surprised by repair costs -- especially in an era when 46% of households don't have $400 in savings to cover an emergency, according to the Federal Reserve. "Your costs with a lease, while higher, are also more predictable," says Alex Klein, vice president for data science for Autolist, a new and used car search engine. Younger buyers also are less convinced they'll need a car five years from now, Klein says. "There's more flexibility about the idea of car ownership," Klein says. "In two or three years, I may get around in an autonomous Uber." Millennial car owners plan to own their cars for less time than their Generation X predecessors, an Autolist study of 3,383 vehicle owners found. Forty-seven percent of those aged 25 to 39 in 2016 said they'd keep their cars five years or less, compared with 41% of those 40 to 54. One-third of the older crowd intended to keep their vehicles for 10 years or more, compared with just one-quarter of millennials. Leasing certainly can be a better financial choice than some other financing options. Auto loans that stretch six years or more mean buyers often face big repair bills while they're still making payments. Buyers often owe more on the loan than the car is worth for most of the loan term, and interest rates tend to be higher than for shorter loans. Too many of these buyers wind up trading in their cars before they've paid off their loans, rolling their negative equity into their next vehicle at even higher interest rates. Among car buyers who traded in a vehicle last year, 29.9% rolled an average of $5,193.79 in unpaid debt into their new loans, found. A decade earlier, the comparable figures were 26.4% and $3,997.36 of negative equity. If you're leaning toward leasing, here's what you need to keep in mind: Don't overspend. Any car payment, whether on a loan or a lease, needs to fit in with more important financial priorities such as saving for retirement and paying off debt. If your payment pushes your "must-have" expenses -- such as shelter, transportation, food, utilities, insurance and other minimum loan payments -- to over 50% of your after-tax income, you probably can't afford it. Consider buying a less expensive new car or a reliable older model instead. Have a cushion. Car repairs are typically covered under warranty when you lease, but you may face extra charges at the end for excessive mileage, bald tires or wear and tear, especially if you are not leasing another vehicle of the same make. If you've modified the vehicle in any way, those alterations have to be removed. Negotiate hard. Experts recommend that you negotiate the purchase price of the car as if you plan to buy it, and discuss leasing only after you get a firm price. Down payment, mileage allowance and after-lease purchase price can be haggled, as well. Liz Weston is a certified financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet, a personal finance website, and author of "Your Credit Score." Email: [email protected] Twitter: @lizweston. This article was written by NerdWallet and was originally published by The Associated Press. The article The Never-Ending Car Payment originally appeared on NerdWallet. More from NerdWallet Here's How to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points How to Pay Off Debt How to Build a Budget
11 points by The Plain Dealer | Automobile Electric vehicle Vehicle Vehicles Automobiles Walking Transport Renault
Muncie mall-walking man turns 100-years-old
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu famously said a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For Ernie Whaley, that first step happened inside the Muncie Mall. "Walking is my business," Whaley said. "Never take my cane or my car. If you do, you might ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Shopping mall Southdale Center Walking Ball Brothers Birthday Muncie Indiana Party Ball Corp.
Woman fights back when man tries to hijack car on West Side
A man tried to hijack a female victim's car but ran away after she fought back Wednesday afternoon in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
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Woman, 83, dies after being struck by vehicle in Morton Grove
A 83-year-old woman died after she was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday in north suburban Morton Grove.
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Man seriously wounded in South Shore shooting
A man was seriously wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.
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215 Beltway near Gibson reopens after vehicle crash
The southern 215 Beltway has reopened near Gibson Road after being shut Wednesday morning.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Transport Road Walking
Body found in burned vehicle in southeast Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have found a body in a burned car on the southeast side of Kansas City. KMBC-TV ( ) reports that police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say two people walking on a wooded private property located the vehicle. Responding officers found ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Property Transport Automobile Missouri Private property Kansas Walking Vehicle
Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Des Plaines
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in northwest suburban Des Plaines.
7 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Traffic Walking Martin Sheen
Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in northern Arizona
A pedestrian was killed Monday when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 66 outside Peach Springs in northern Arizona.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Accident U.S. Route 66 Walking Public Department of Public Safety Safety Traffic
Cop cheats death in last-minute leap as car hurtles toward him (VIDEO)
Dramatic footage shows a Spanish police officer narrowly escaping death by jumping over a barrier as an out-of-control car speeds towards him on a busy Madrid motorway. Read Full Article at
303 points by Russia Today | Transport Vehicle Automobile Walking Vehicles Road Internal combustion engine Brake
16-year-old boy shot in Austin
A 16-year-old boy was shot early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
212 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Mount Sinai Mexican American Nevada Mount Sinai School of Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital Los Angeles Road Walking
DeMotte man crawling across I-65 dies after being hit by traffic
Authorities say a pedestrian who was crawling across Interstate 65 near Frankfort is dead after being hit by vehicles. The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reports police are investigating the Friday afternoon incident as a crime. The man was identified as 23-year-old Lukas Holm-Hansen of DeMotte....
51 points by Chicago Tribune | Road Traffic Walking Interstate 10 Lane Pedestrian Transport Interstate 65
Man crawling across I-65 dies after being hit by traffic
FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian who was crawling across Interstate 65 near Frankfort is dead after being hit by vehicles. The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reports ( ) police are investigating the Friday afternoon incident as a crime. Authorities say the man jumped from a moving van ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Road Traffic Lafayette Indiana Interstate 65 Indianapolis Pedestrian Walking Interstate 10
Woman killed, man wounded in Lake Shore Drive crash
A woman was killed and a man was seriously wounded during a car crash early Saturday morning on Lake Shore Drive. Witnesses saw a small red Honda flee northbound after a vehicle crashed into a pole near the 3900 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 2:15 a.m., according to police. The driver, a...
152 points by Chicago Tribune | Lake Shore Drive Chicago English-language films Automobile Transport Walking Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
Falling ice closes part of Market Street in Center City Philly

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia New York City Traffic Pedestrian Center City Philadelphia Schuylkill Expressway Walking Comcast Center
Debra Messing accuses director of sexual harassment
Messing claims the director of her first big movie forced her to get naked on set and berated her about her looks.
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Police investigating shootings in North, Southwest Baltimore overnight
Baltimore police are investigating two shootings between Thursday night and early Friday morning, the first in Southwest Baltimore and the second in North Baltimore, they said. About 10:10 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the 1800 block of Bloomingdale Road and found a 33-year-old man with...
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Person found dead after garage fire in Cicero
A person was found dead after a garage fire early Thursday in west suburban Cicero.
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Too much GTA? 6yo Chinese boy tries to steal family car (VIDEO)
Extraordinary CCTV camera footage has emerged of an unattended young Chinese boy attempting to drive his mother’s car. Read Full Article at
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Baltimore police say officer fatally shot man who pulled gun
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a man who pulled a gun on an officer was fatally shot by the officer after a foot chase.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | English-language films Black-and-white films Automobile American films Transport Vehicle Walking Brake
Douglas County Crime Blotter: Inappropriate Snapchat leads to death threat
A high schooler threatens a classmate over a sexual Snapchat photo, a thief clears out the change is a car's cup holder and more in this week's Douglas County crime blotter.
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Fired officer held for vehicular homicide after boy dies
NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A police officer in suburban Atlanta who was fired after hitting pedestrians while speeding to the scene of an accident now faces a vehicular homicide charge.
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Police: Man in lingerie fought, threatened officers
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police say a man who was found semi-conscious behind the wheel of a car while wearing pink lingerie fought with officers and threatened them.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Automobile Transport Wheel Walking Tire Assault Assault occasioning actual bodily harm Weapon