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Manhattan transformer fire knocks out power to thousands in Midtown, Upper West Side

A transformer fire caused a large-scale power outage in parts of New York City Saturday evening, knocking out traffic lights, stalling elevators and limiting subway service. As of 9 p.m. Saturday, Con Edison reported that more than 51,000 customers were without power in an area that included Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side. The New York Fire Department said the outages impacted ...

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This common sugar substitute can be deadly for dogs, FDA warns

This week, the FDA warned pet owners about the dangers of xylitol, a type of sugar alcohol that is sometimes found in <a data-cke-saved-href=”https://www.livescience.com/39601-stevia-facts-safety.html” href=”https://www.livescience.com/39601-stevia-facts-safety.html” target=”_blank”>sugar-free foods</a>. (iStock) You should always be careful about what you let your dog eat — case in point, a common sugar substitute found in everything from chewing gum to peanut butter can be deadly for man’s best ...

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Ted Cruz leads backlash after Tennessee gov signs proclamation honoring early KKK leader

Tennesse Gov. Bill Lee was under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike Friday after signing a proclamation designating Saturday, July 13 as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, a state “day of special observance” honoring a Confederate general and early leader of the Klu Klux Klan. “I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at ...

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Parkland shooting victim's father sworn in as honorary armed guardian

Ryan Petty, right, the father of a Parkland shooting victim Alaina Petty, became an honorary armed school guardian Thursday in Polk County.   (Fox 13 Tampa) The father of a Parkland shooting victim has graduated from a program that qualifies staffers and teachers to carry guns in Florida schools. Ryan Petty underwent hours of firearm training to qualify as an honorary ...

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French minister sparks outcry for hosting lavish taxpayer-funded dinner with lobsters, $500 bottle of wine: report

A French minister has come under fire for a picture of a lavish dinner he hosted for friends and relatives at an upscale restaurant – at the expense of taxpayers. Francois de Rugy is French President Emmanuel Macron’s Ecology Minister and president of the National Assembly. Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy has sparked outcry after a photo of a lavish ...

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Authorities ID Nevada man found dead under vehicle after California quakes

Authorities in Nevada have identified a man who was found dead this week under a vehicle that may have collapsed on him during strong earthquakes in Southern California. Nye County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Troy Ray’s rural home in Pahrump on Tuesday; they found him pinned under a Jeep. Sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Tippetts said Ray, 55, was last seen alive at a nearby gas station on July ...

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