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Eric Conn, Kentucky's Biggest Con Man

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Eric Conn was supposed to learn his sentence Friday. He's the Kentucky man who federal authorities say perpetrated the largest fraud in Social Security history. The problem is, he has disappeared.

The Secret Car Horn Language Of Port-Au-Prince

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is known for its terrible traffic, partly caused by lack of reliable street lights. So drivers there have come up with their own complicated language.

Meet Anatoly Antonov, Set To Be Russia's Next Ambassador To U.S.

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

When President Trump and Vladimir Putin met during the recent G20 summit, they agreed to speed up the appointment of new ambassadors to each other's capitals.

Computer Scientists Demonstrate The Potential For Faking Video

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Fake news articles may just be the tip of the iceberg. New research — which manipulates footage of former President Obama — shows it's possible to create fake news videos too.

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Chinese Dissident And Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Dies At 61

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:36am

Liu Xiaobo had been imprisoned for subversion, which is the way China's government referred to his calls for an end to one-party communist rule. He was on medical parole when he died of liver cancer.

Londoners Pack Site Of Terror Attack In Show Of Resilience

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:54am

London's famed Borough Market was the site of a terror attack last month. Upscale restaurants say tourist bookings are down, but locals are packing the market in a show of solidarity.

Federal Officials Investigating Near Collision At San Francisco Airport

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:42am

Federal investigators are looking into an incident at San Francisco's airport when two planes came within a couple hundred feet of hitting each other.

Republicans Remain Divided Over Health Care Plan

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:37am

A new version of the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be released Thursday. But Republicans still have opposition within their ranks.

Man Brings Can Of Beer On Plane As Checked Baggage

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 5:39am

A man in Australia checked a can of beer as his luggage on a flight from Melbourne to Perth. It arrived intact on the baggage carousel with a tag on it.

Can A Monkey Hold A Copyright?

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 5:34am

A court is deciding if the rights for photos belong to a monkey that took selfie photos. A photographer published the photos in a book, but an animal rights group sued for copyright infringement.

Despite The Drama, Much Of The Federal Budget Remains Stable Each Year

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Every year we hear lots of drama and political fighting over the federal budget. In spite of this, most of the budget stays remarkably stable from year to year. We explain why.

Brazilian Ex-President Convicted Of Corruption

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Brazil's popular former president has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva denies wrongdoing. He remains free pending appeal.

Trump Travels To Paris, Will Attend Bastille Day Parade

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

President Trump arrives in Paris on Thursday and will be a guest of honor at France's Bastille Day celebrations and hold talks with France's president, Emmanuel Macron.

Being The Philly Phanatic

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

The Philadelphia Phillies are struggling this season, but their mascot is still second to none. We look at how one of the original mascots, the Philly Phanatic, prepares for a game.

Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Revisions, Trump In Paris, Malala Yousafzai In Iraq

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Sen. Mitch McConnell is planning to release a new version of the GOP health care bill Thursday. Also, President Trump is in France for talks, and human rights activist Malala Yousafzai visits Iraq.

Mobile App Designed To Prevent Pregnancy Gets EU Approval

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

For the first time, a medically approved birth control app has been certified as a method of contraception. It relies on math, an algorithm and a woman's body temperature to determine fertility.

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Malala Yousafzai Visits Displaced Women

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai visited some women in camps for displaced people in Iraq to advocate for girls' education.

What Can Bring Jobs To Coal Country?

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

A new coal mine opened in western Pennsylvania and is expected to employ at least 70 people. But workers and employers in Somerset County say more is needed to bring economic opportunity.

Denver Takes Steps To Shield Immigrants From ICE

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Federal immigration agents have refused to back off Denver's courthouses, where they are looking for immigrants in the country illegally, so city officials decided to help some immigrants avoid court.

A Director's Struggle With Anorexia In 'To The Bone'

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Marti Noxon first made a name for herself in Hollywood as a writer and producer on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now, she makes her directorial debut with To The Bone, a film about anorexia.

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