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    Unemployment Drops to 4.6%, Lowest Since 2007

    NEW YORK — America kept hiring amid election shock. The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, and the unemployment fell sharply to 4.6% from 4.9% in October. It’s the lowest rate since August 2007. Unemployment has been at or below 5% for nearly a year as more people have returned to the job market and hiring has maintained momentum. November was the 74th consecutive month America added jobs. The economy is near “full employment.” […]

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    Gatlinburg Fires: 7 Dead; Families Wait for News of Missing

    GATLINBURG, Tennessee  — The death toll from raging wildfires fires in Sevier County, Tennessee, climbed to seven after authorities recovered three more bodies at a residence, officials said. Authorities are working to identify all the victims and will notify their families as soon as possible, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said Wednesday. He said he thinks the three latest victims were adults. “All of us are praying for those families and are very distressed at the loss of life in […]

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    Netflix Now Lets You Watch Your Favorite Shows Offline

    NEW YORK  — It just got even easier to binge on Netflix. Netflix announced on Wednesday members now have the option to download movies and shows to watch offline later. This means you can finally watch Gilmore Girls and Stranger Things while on a flight or stuck in the subway. The feature comes free of cost with all Netflix memberships. Up until now, you need a place with a reliable internet connection to access the streaming service. But Netflix wants […]

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    Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected as House Democratic Leader

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defeated Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan ‎to retain her post as the top elected Democrat in the House during a closed-door meeting Wednesday. The final vote tally was 134 to 63 for Pelosi, meaning she matched her prediction that she’d retain the support of two-thirds of House Democrats. Immediately after the news broke, Ryan congratulated Pelosi in a statement, and said he ran because “November taught us that changes were necessary.” “I am proud that […]

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    Suspected Tornado Leaves 3 Dead in Alabama

    A suspected tornado that tore through Alabama early Wednesday killed three people and injured at least two others, officials said, as a powerful band of storms passed through the state. The storm ripped through Jackson County in northeastern Alabama, causing destruction over a 1.5-mile path, knocking down power lines and mangling mobile homes near the community of Rosalie. “We can’t tell what kind of damage we’ve got (due to the dark),” Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips told CNN affiliate WAFF-TV […]

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    Colombia Plane Crash: 6th Survivor Found Under Fuselage

    Authorities say they've found a sixth survivor of a plane crash in Colombia. The man was found under the fuselage, according to Mauricio Parodi, a local disaster official.

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    Schlitterbahn to Demolish World’s Tallest Water Slide After Boy’s Death

    A Kansas City water park will shut down the world’s largest water slide in response to an accident that killed a 10-year-old boy in August. Caleb Thomas Schwab died from a neck injury August 7 while riding the 17-story Verrückt water slide. In a statement released on Tuesday, Schlitterbahn said its staff are “heartbroken over the tragedy that occurred on Verrückt” and that they are continuing to work with investigators, families and their attorneys. “Once the investigation is concluded and […]

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    Trump Picks South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be US Ambassador to UN

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations, the transition team announced Wednesday. Haley, who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, has already carved out a legacy for herself, serving as her home state’s first female and first minority governor. Once considered a potential vice president pick, Trump’s tapping Haley further rises the profile of a rising star in a party whose leaders are increasingly attempting to attract more […]

  • Apple may be nostalgic for the bygone days of the flip phone. Apple has been granted a patent for a flexible iPhone that can fold in half and grip your clothes. This would potentially cut down on the need to stuff devices into pockets. While Apple often files for patents for technology that never see the light of day, it often provides a glimpse into what the company is thinking for the future.

    Apple Hints at a Foldable iPhone Once Again

    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple may be nostalgic for the bygone days of the flip phone. Apple has been granted a patent for a flexible iPhone that can fold in half and grip your clothes. This would potentially cut down on the need to stuff devices into pockets. While Apple often files for patents for technology that never see the light of day, it often provides a glimpse into what the company is thinking for the future. The patent for “flexible […]

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    Formerly Conjoined 14-Month-Old Twins See Each Other for First Time

    NEW YORK — The white dressing covering Jadon’s head is gently unwrapped, revealing a perfectly shaped head and a hairline with a natural curl. It’s the first time his parents have seen him without his bandages in four weeks. That’s when he and his twin brother, Anias, born conjoined at the head, were separated in a 27-hour surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Montifiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Mother Nicole McDonald stands at his bedside in awe. Although new […]

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    Trump Aide Kellyanne Conway: No Plan to Pursue Charges Against Clinton

    President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will not pursue further investigations of Hillary Clinton related to her private email server or the Clinton Foundation, Trump’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday, a significant break from a major campaign promise. “I think when the President-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone, and content” to fellow Republicans, Conway said in an […]

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    Chattanooga School Bus Driver Arrested in Crash that Killed at Least 5 Children

    Authorities have arrested the driver of a school bus that flipped onto its side, slammed into a tree and split apart, killing at least five children in Chattanooga, Tennessee. “Five is a cursed number in our city right now …. We are again dealing with an unimaginable loss,” Mayor Andy Berke said Tuesday morning. “The most unnatural thing in the world is for a parent to mourn the loss of a child.” Of the five children confirmed dead after the […]