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Samsung or Xiaomi? It's a two-horse race for India's smartphone market

4 minutes ago   |   CNN Money

The South Korean and Chinese companies now account for 60% of smartphone sales in India.
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Dorney Park to hire over 500 for Halloween Haunt

8 minutes ago   |   The Morning Call

Are you looking for a job this fall and love scaring people? Dorney Park may have just the gig for you. The South Whitehall Township amusement park announced Friday it is...
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Special Olympics 50th Anniversary: How a Chicago PE teacher helped change our views of intellectual disabilities

10 minutes ago   |   ABC

The first Special Olympics, held on July 20, 1968 in Soldier Field, marked a turning point for Americans with intellectual disabilities. The first games were the culmination of...
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Flatiron District area remains barricaded after steam-pipe explosion

Flatiron District area remains barricaded after steam-pipe explosion

16 minutes ago   |   New York Post

A day after a steam-pipe explosion sent toxic asbestos spewing 10 stories high in the Flatiron District, the section of Fifth Avenue in the immediate area remains barricaded...
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AT&T Announces 3 More Cities That Will Get 5G This Year

20 minutes ago   |   Fortune   |   2 articles

AT&T plans to launch 5G mobile service in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Oklahoma City before the end of the year, the company announced Friday. The locations are part of a 12-city...
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WEEKEND TRAFFIC FRENZY: Major traffic closures on the South Loop planned this weekend

34 minutes ago   |   ABC

If you're traveling this weekend be prepared for some major closures along the South Loop, Gulf Freeway and East Freeway.
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US, allies race to rescue aid workers in Syria as Assad gains ground

US, allies race to rescue aid workers in Syria as Assad gains ground

36 minutes ago   |   New York Post

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as...
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Asia Argento shares photo of Anthony Bourdain from just before his suicide

Asia Argento shares photo of Anthony Bourdain from just before his suicide

36 minutes ago   |   New York Post

Argento captioned the snapshot with a heartbreaking passage from Dante's "Inferno."
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Strong to severe storms possible Saturday

Strong to severe storms possible Saturday

1 hour ago   |   WYFF

A front is expected to arrive in our area on Saturday, and there's a chance for strong to severe storms, WYFF News 4 meteorologist Sarah Fortner says.
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Man searches for owner of wedding ring washed ashore in California

1 hour ago   |   ABC

You never know what you'll find walking along the beach. For one Bay Area man, the wedding ring he found sparked a national search for its owner.
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​Report: 3-year-old left behind after field trip​ dies in hot day care van

​Report: 3-year-old left behind after field trip​ dies in hot day care van

"This was really just gross negligence...As a result, a child lost his life." Deputies recorded the temperature inside the bus as 113 degrees. Read more ...

'I'm ready to go to 500' billion: Trump threatens tariffs on all Chinese...

'I'm ready to go to 500' billion: Trump threatens tariffs on all Chinese goods coming to America

President Donald Trump threatens tariffs on all Chinese goods imported to the US. "I'm ready to go to 500," Trump said in an interview with CNBC's Joe Kernen aired on Friday... Read more ...

NFL finally realizes new anthem policy is a mess

NFL finally realizes new anthem policy is a mess

The NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold. Hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem... Read more ...

White House: Plans underway for Putin visit to Washington

White House: Plans underway for Putin visit to Washington

The White House said Thursday that plans are being drafted for a visit from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, D.C., this fall. Read more ...

Coroner: Woman found dead near Avondale apartment still unidentified

Coroner: Woman found dead near Avondale apartment still unidentified

The identity of a woman found dead near an Avondale apartment complex is still unknown, the Hamilton County Coroner said Friday. Read more ...

Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson cast in ‘Cats'

Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson cast in ‘Cats'

Sir Ian McKellen will also star in the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musical. Read more ...

British Open 2018: Tommy Fleetwood fires 65, shares lead early in Round 2

British Open 2018: Tommy Fleetwood fires 65, shares lead early in Round 2

Kevin Kisner had company atop The Open leaderboard as Tommy Fleetwood shot the lowest round of the week so far on Friday. Read more ...

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to... Read more ...

Ricciardo's German GP hopes all but ended by grid penalty

Ricciardo's German GP hopes all but ended by grid penalty

HOCKENHEIM, Germany - Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of winning the German Grand Prix have been rocked by a grid penalty for using too many engine parts. Read more ...

Salmonella outbreak in 26 states tied to raw turkey

Salmonella outbreak in 26 states tied to raw turkey

The outbreak could be "widespread in the turkey industry," the federal government said. Read more ...