September 27th, 2016

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Debate appears likely to topple 36-year ratings record

By The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

NEW YORK – The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday appears likely to set a record for the most-watched presidential debate ever. A final viewership estimate from the Nielsen company was not immediately available. But preliminary estimates from 11 of the networks that carried the debate totalled 81.4 million viewers, which would ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Canada to regulate vaping products to help shield young people

By The Canadian Press on September 27th, 2016

OTTAWA – The Liberal government says it will introduce legislation this fall to regulate vaping. Health Canada says the move will balance the need to protect young people from nicotine addiction while allowing adult smokers to legally buy vaping products and e-cigarettes to help quit smoking or as a potentially less harmful alternative to tobacco. ... Read More »

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Judge’s ruling weakens Election Day registration in Illinois

By Sophia Tareen, The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

CHICAGO – Voters in highly populated areas of Illinois will have fewer options to register on Election Day this November after a federal judge on Tuesday temporarily halted broader registration rules that Republicans call unconstitutional. Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan’s move means there’ll be no same-day registration on Nov. 8 at individual polling places in mostly urban ... Read More »

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2 men charged in California killings

By Amy Taxin, The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Two young men were charged Tuesday with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered after the couple’s 6-year-old daughter called police. Army Pfc. Joshua Acosta, 21, and Frank Felix, 25, were each charged with three counts of murder, and Acosta also faces possible sentencing ... Read More »

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A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

WASHINGTON – When she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Alicia Machado said, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname – “Miss Piggy” – that caused her shame and humiliation. Two decades later, Machado’s dealings with Trump, her one-time beauty pageant boss, are reverberating through the 2016 campaign as the Republican ... Read More »

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NY: Utilities can’t charge termination fees after death

By The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – Phone, cable and utility companies in New York may no longer charge early termination fees when service has been discontinued due to the death of a customer. The rule was signed into law Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said the practice of charging fees to deceased customers was “heartless and ... Read More »

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Toronto FC’s Giovinco improving but still questionable for Orlando game

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 27th, 2016

TORONTO – Sebastian Giovinco wasted little time heading upstairs at Toronto FC’s training facility after practice Tuesday, spryly taking steps two at a time. Still the star striker is questionable for Toronto FC’s game Wednesday against visiting Orlando City. The 29-year-old Italian, who has been out since Aug. 27 with strains in his quadriceps and ... Read More »

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Selena Gomez’s Instagram account hits 100M followers

By The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Selena Gomez isn’t keeping her Instagram account to herself. The pop star has become the most followed celebrity on the popular photo sharing site. Gomez’s Instagram account became the first to hit the 100-million follower mark this week. The “Hands to Myself” and “Same Old Love” signer now tops such fellow celebrity ... Read More »

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Allardyce loses job as England manager after newspaper sting

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

MANCHESTER, England – Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager on Tuesday after one match and just 67 days in charge, paying the price for damaging comments to undercover reporters that were deemed “inappropriate” by the English Football Association. British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published video of Allardyce appearing to offer advice on how ... Read More »

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2nd woman dies after being struck by car at Ohio concert

By The Associated Press on September 27th, 2016

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – A second woman has died after a car drove into a crowd of dancers last month at a community concert in suburban Cleveland. Parma Heights police say 68-year-old Hinckley resident Nancy Gielas died Monday at a hospital. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County medical examiner’s office says another woman, 61-year-old Parma Heights resident ... Read More »

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Patrick Brazeau takes seat in Senate for first time in more than three years

By The Canadian Press on September 27th, 2016

OTTAWA – More than three years after the beginning of his long legal saga, Sen. Patrick Brazeau has retaken his seat in the upper chamber. The Quebec senator was cleared to return back in July, when the RCMP opted not to pursue criminal charges of fraud and breach of trust based on his housing expense ... Read More »

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