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In this June 11, 2016 photo, children pose for a photo in front of the Dreamworld Globe on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Two men and two women died on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, while on a river rapids ride at the popular theme park, officials said. A malfunction caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride, said Gavin Fuller, an officer with the Queensland Ambulance Service. (AP Photo/Grant McConachy)
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme parkFour people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at a popular theme park on Australia's east coast, officials said
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, a Caterpillar 349E Hydraulic Excavator operates on a construction site in Miami Beach, Fla. Caterpillar reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Caterpillar stung by global economic funkCaterpillar's third-quarter profit was essentially cut in half with the global economy stuck in a funk, and the company said that it expects that malaise to extend into next year
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In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, photo, real estate agent Lauren Newman, left, shows client Steve Martin, a home for sale in Mount Pleasant, S.C. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for August is released. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
US home prices rose in August, lifted by dwindling supplyU.S. home prices climbed at a solid pace in August as more home buyers competed for fewer available properties
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In this April 29, 2016, file photo, a woman sits near a display showing the dangers of hackers breaking into mobile devices during the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing. Chinese electronics maker Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology has issued a recall on Monday, Oct 24, 2016, for millions of products sold in the U.S. following a devastating cyberattack, but has lashed out at critics who say its devices were at fault.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Chinese firm says it did all it could ahead of cyberattackA manager with a Chinese electronics maker that has recalled millions of products sold in the U.S. says the company did all it could to prevent a massive cyberattack that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix
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Bottled message sent out to sea is found 5 decades laterA bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter
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People arrive at a camp for displaced families in Dibaga, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. It is expected to take weeks, if not months, to drive Islamic State militants out of Iraq's second largest city, which is still home to more than a million people.(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
The Latest: Dozens of Iraqis evacuated from IS-free villageThe Latest: Iraqi special forces say dozens of families taken to refugee camp from village newly liberated from IS village near Mosul
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FILE - In this May 6, 2016, file photo, Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia on Friday, May 6, 2016. The American Academy of Pediatrics announced new recommendations for safe infant sleeping on Oct. 24, 2016. They call for parents to keep infants in the same bedroom as them at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parentsThe American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death
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Prosecutor indicts Kosovo crime ring led by ex-lawmakerAn international prosecutor has charged a group of Kosovo Albanians and Serbs, including a former lawmaker, with organizing a crime ring involved in money laundering, bribery, fraud, abuse of power and tax evasion
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In this Oct. 4, 2016 photo, Japanese film director Isao Yukisada speaks during an interview at a Tokyo office. Yukisada is one of three directors tapped for “Reflections,” the first film produced by the Tokyo International Film Festival. Three directors were tapped by the festival for the trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations. The film will have a world premiere Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian filmsBrillante Mendoza is among the directors tapped by the Tokyo Film Festival to create "Reflections," a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations
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  • She was upset at her coworkers. Then they started getting sick.

    There were only eight workers at the shipping company's office in Sterling, Virginia, but several were suffering from diarrhea and other severe digestive problems without any discernible cause, WTOP reported . One after another started reporting similar symptoms, but they couldn't identify what illness they had in common. The Miami Herald, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 12:07 PM
  • Virginia employee arrested for 'poisoning coworkers' coffee machine

    Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez, 32, of Sterling, Virginia was charged with pouring cleaning solution into her former company's Keurig coffee machine A disgruntled shipping company employee is charged after coworkers say she made them sick by sneaking cleaning products into their coffee machine. Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez, 32, was arrested on Friday after cops say she poured cleaning fluid meant for windows and bathrooms into the coffeemaker of employees at her former place of business, JAS Forwarding Worldwide on Ocean Court in Sterling, Virginia, according to WTOP . Daily Mail, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 09:03 PM
  • Woman 'poisoned colleagues' coffee for weeks with cleaning products'

    A woman allegedly poured cleaning products into a coffee machine at work to poison colleagues, leaving some of them in need of medical treatment. Multiple employees at freight company JAS Forwarding Inc reported they became sick after drinking from the Keurig machine, police said. Metro UK News, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 12:42 PM
  • Loudoun Impact Fund fund awards charities $97K in grants

    Ten local charities benefiting Loudoun's elderly and youth gathered Oct. 18 at Shoe's Cup and Cork in Leesburg to receive $96,725 in grants from the Loudoun Impact Fund for the work their organizations have contributed to the community. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 04:14 PM
  • Racist graffiti on historic black school no hate crime

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says five teenagers have been charged with spray-painting racist graffiti on a 19th century schoolhouse that once served black children in northern Virginia. The Washington Post reported Friday that the four 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old were charged this week with felony destruction of property, among other offenses, after a review by prosecutors found the case does not qualify as a hate crime. The Las Vegas Sun, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 12:16 PM
  • Smashing Walnuts cancer research foundation gives $55K grant

    Ellyn Miller, left, stands with her husband, Mark, and son, Jake, at a Smashing Walnuts cancer research foundation check presentation. Loudoun Times, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 11:26 PM
  • 5 Teens Charged with Vandalism of Ashburn Schoolhouse

    Vulgar images and racist phrases were spray painted on the Old Ashburn Schoolhouse in early October. Five teens have been charged for spray-painting vulgar and racist graffiti on a historic schoolhouse in Ashburn, Virginia, police say. NBC Washington, Thu, Oct 20 2016 @ 06:50 PM
  • Banquet facility plan for Catesby Farm draws fire at Loudoun hearing

    A plan for a banquet and events facility in the middle of horse country sparked an outcry from residents of western Loudoun County who attended a public hearing in Leesburg this month to voice their objections. Nearly 30 people spoke against the proposed business at Catesby Farm, about five miles west of Middleburg, arguing that the noise and traffic it would generate would disturb neighboring farms and overwhelm the narrow roads in the area. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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