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South Carolina Man Kidnapped by 3 Mexican Drug Cartel Members

Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped a South Carolina man in a dispute over drug debt, authorities said Wednesday. The kidnapped man was involved in delivering cocaine, marijuana and money throughout South Carolina and North Carolina, according to a complaint filed in federal court. The 23-year old man received about $200,000 worth of marijuana from the cartel and delivered it... 

Grandmother Sentenced After Toddler Drinks Meth-Laced Tea

Cynthia Watson was sentenced to 60 days in custody, including 43 days served in a work-release program after pleading guilty to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance, according to Riverside County Superior Court records. Watson was visiting her family in Garner Valley, California, a community near Idyllwild, last month when she prepared a cup of tea with methamphetamine to get... 

Costco Pulls “America: Imagine a World Without Her” Book from Store Shelves

Costco Wholesale has decided to pull all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” from its store shelves nationwide. Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale’s Issaquah, Washington, corporate office, has confirmed that a nationwide “pull-order” was issued for D’Souza’s book. All copies... 

Boy Scout Commits Suicide at San Diego Camp

A 12-year old boy from Las Vegas was found dead of a gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego. San Diego police were called to a suicide attempt at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp and Youth Aquatic Center in Mission Bay at 7:35 a.m., Lt. Mike Hastings said. Camp volunteer Kevin Brennan, 54, told the Union-Tribune he had heard what sounded like gunshots but didn’t think anything of it, he... 

Fireworks Explosion in Washington State Kills 1 and Injures 2

One person is dead and two others are hurt after an explosion on Wednesday morning at a fireworks plant in Washington state. The call for help came just before 10 a.m. Wednesday from Entertainment Fireworks. A small building at the facility was destroyed by the fire. A 74-year-old man died at the scene with severe injuries while waiting to be airlifted, and a 25-year-old man was airlifted to Harborview... 

Twin Tornadoes Rip Through Pilger, Nebraska on Monday; at Least 2 Dead

A thunderstorm that formed during the late afternoon hours on Monday, June 16, 2014, near Pilger, Nebraska killed at least 2 people and left many others injured. Officials say a 5-year-old was killed in Pilger, NE with another death reported from an automobile accident on a country road east of Pilger that was attributed to the storm. The National Weather Service says the last tornado deaths in the... 

United Airlines Frequent Flier Program to Change Starting March 1, 2015

United Airlines announced on Tuesday that they will be making dramatic changes to their frequent flier program. Starting March 1, 2015 United will award miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown and it applies to flights on United, United Express and most United-issued tickets for flights on the company’s airline partners. “These changes are designed to more directly recognize the... 

World’s Oldest Man, Alexander Imich Dies at Age 111 in New York

The world’s oldest man, Alexander Imich died on Sunday in his New York City home at age 111. Longtime friend Michael Mannion reported that Mr. Imich was highly agitated four days before his death. He was speaking Polish and Russian to spirits he felt were around him. He was treated with medication and died peacefully. He was not agitated just before dying. Imich attributed his longevity to good... 

FAA to Consider Letting Hollywood use Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it would consider a request by several companies to use drones for filming movies and TV shows. The FAA plans to propose a formal rule for commercial drones by the end of the year, but regulations aren’t expected to be finalized until 2015. Currently, the FAA is reviewing a request from seven aerial and photo and video production companies... 

Brand New $10 Million Yacht Capsizes in Washington

A brand new, 85-foot yacht worth at least $10 million capsized when it was being delivered from the builder, Northern Marine Industries to it’s owner, at Fidalgo Marina in Anacortes, Washington. Five or six crew members employed by the yacht’s builder were putting the boat into shallow waters in Anacortes when it immediately began to tilt. Police Capt. Lou D’Amelio said the boat was getting... 
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