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  • Things You Should Never Buy at Aldi

    Haven't shopped at an Aldi supermarket yet? After steadily expanding its footprint in the eastern part of the country over the past 40 years - the first U.S. store opened in Iowa in 1976 - Aldi is now adding locations in Southern California. There are few shelves, few employees and none of the amenities you've come to expect from the likes of Wegmans or Whole Foods.

    Kiplinger
  • One by one, 3 utility workers descended into a manhole. One by one, they died.

    When a utility worker in Key Largo, Fla., noticed that a section of a paved street was not settling properly, he decided to remove a manhole cover and descend into the earth. Moments later on Monday morning, the 15-foot-deep hole went silent. Sensing the man was trapped, a fellow utility worker climbed into the drainage hole to rescue him. When he, too, stopped responding, a third worker entered the same hole. All three men died, overcome by poisonous fumes underground, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A Key Largo firefighter who made a desperate attempt to save the men also became unconscious within seconds. The firefighter, Leonardo Moreno, an eight-year veteran of the

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  • Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care; wife hospitalized

    Bush, who at 92 is the nation's oldest living ex-president, has been at Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath, family spokesman Jim McGrath said on Wednesday. Since then, Bush experienced an "acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia" and was sedated for the unspecified procedure, his office said.

    Reuters
  • American Airlines Unveils a Cheaper Ticket with a Big Catch: Here’s What You Need to Know

    American Airlines is offering you a cheaper ticket, but it’ll cost you. The airline announced today that it is introducing a Basic Economy fare in ten markets starting in February that will be similar to the one that United Airlines recently unveiled. While this lower price ticket offers the same in-flight services, there’s one benefit that’s notably missing: access to the overhead bin.

    People
  • Kate Gosselin's Strict Demands: Pats Down Her Kids After They Visit Jon Gosselin (EXCLUSIVE)

    In the new issue of In Touch, sources reveal shocking new claims about how Kate Gosselin treats her eight kids. While the kids seem to be living it up during their TLC show Kate Plus 8, when the cameras aren’t rolling the fun stops. From constant surveillance and endless chores to regular pat-downs and strict edicts about what they can and can’t wear while visiting their dad, Jon Gosselin, the Gosselin children, claims an insider, “are prisoners in their own home.” (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Kate is especially unyielding when it comes to the kids visiting their father. “Kate says no clothing or belongings can be brought from her house to Jon’s house, so the kids arrive for visitation [at Jon’s]

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  • ‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller Wants No Jail Time In Fraud Case; Feds Disagree

    Just two days before the first part of Abby Lee Miller’s sentencing in her multi-million dollar fraud and illegal currency import cases, the Dance Moms host is insisting that the hiding of over $800,000 was all because she became too famous too fast. Miller is also saying she never hurt anyone, she’s been humiliated publicly and she doesn’t deserve to be put behind bars –  though the feds really don’t see it that way. “Ms. Miller respectfully requests that the Court impose a non-custodial sentence after considering her acceptance of responsibility and the nature and characteristics of her conduct and her life,” say Miller’s lawyers in a sentencing memorandum submitted in federal court on Tuesday. “Indeed, upon proper analysis, Ms. Miller submits that a sentence of probation would be entirely consistent with the advisory Sentencing Guidelines,’ the paperwork by Robert Ridge and Brandon Verdream of Pittsburgh firm Clark Hill asserts.

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  • Bye Bye, Bo and Sunny! Take a Look Back at Their Epic White House Years (13 photos)

    The first dogs are retiring from public service; take a look back at some of their best moments with the Obamas

    People
  • Giant Alligator Draws Crowds of Visitors to Florida Nature Reserve, Raises Concerns About Safety

    Crowds of visitors have been flocking to Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida, in the hopes of spotting "Humpback," a massive alligator that made international headlines earlier this week after a video of him went viral. Though officials for the county's natural resources division said they appreciate the newfound attention on the nature reserve, they are also concerned about the safety of visitors and wildlife.

    Good Morning America
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  • Toddler who died of brain injuries had ‘thug life’ written on his stomach, authorities say

    Eighteen-month-old Ares Baroz had been bleeding in his brain and had fractures on his skull, legs and shoulder area when he died the day before Thanksgiving, court records say. Last week, prosecutors revealed new information that they say could shed some light into the boy’s life at home. A picture found on his mother’s cellphone shows Ares with the words “thug life” scribbled in black Sharpie across his tiny stomach, Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson told The Washington Post. A fake tattoo and the word “loco” can be seen on his forehead. It’s unclear when the pictures were taken or whether they were somehow connected to the boy’s injuries. But his mother, 27-year-old Miranda Rabago,

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  • George H.W. Bush apologizes for missing Trump's inauguration: 'If I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under'

    Former President George H.W. Bush will not be attending Donald Trump's inauguration this Friday, but not for the same reasons some other politicians are skipping the event. In fact, Bush sent a warm letter to the president-elect last week apologizing for his absence: On top of his existing conditions, Bush was hospitalized early Wednesday morning for "shortness of breath" and is currently being monitored "for precaution." Local media reports indicate he will be able to leave Houston Methodist Hospital in a few days — but skipping an event that requires sitting outside for several hours in the rain and cold expected Friday in Washington, D.C., is still probably a good move for the 92-year-old,

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  • Take a peek inside the most expensive home for sale in the US

    A 38,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air, California, is poised to become the most expensive home for sale in the U.S. at $250 million.

    CNBC
  • George H.W. Bush now in intensive care; Barbara Bush also hospitalized

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital, while former First Lady Barbara Bush is now also in the hospital.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • American Airlines is banning carry-on bags and overhead bin use for basic-economy passengers

    Flying American Airlines just got a bit more affordable. On Wednesday, the world's largest...

    Business Insider
  • A Packers Staffer Told Tony Romo 'You Deserve Better' After The Cowboys Playoff Loss

    All of that prompted Packers Director of Sports Medicine Pepper Burruss to tell him, “You deserve better” after the Cowboys were defeated in the a heartbreaking Divisional Round game against Green Bay. It’s hard to say whether Romo deserves anything, considering his inability to stay on the field prompted the Cowboys to first draft, then turn to Dak Prescott as the starter.

    UPROXX
  • 5 Things to Know About the Teenage Girl Stolen as an Infant Found Living with Accused Kidnapper

    Kamiyah Mobley was a newborn, not even a day old, when she went missing in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998. On Friday, nearly two decades later, investigators announced a dramatic new development in the case: Mobley had been found, alive and well, living in South Carolina with her accused abductor, Gloria Williams. Mobley believed the woman was her mother.

    People
  • 60 Democratic Congress Members Planning to Skip Inauguration

    Dozens of Democratic members of Congress have announced they will skip Donald Trump's inauguration this Friday. While some of the 60 made their decision in previous weeks, many more have come forward in recent days, citing the president-elect's perceived insult of Rep. John Lewis as the final straw.Trump lashed out at the civil rights icon Saturday morning after Lewis said in a Friday interview he didn't view Trump as "a legitimate president." Lewis, a Georgia Democrat from an Atlanta-area district who protested alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ...

    Good Morning America
  • It's Official: Moving Truck Photographed Outside the Obamas' New House

    The truck was from a fine-art shipping company.

    Town & Country
  • Teacher Pregnant by Student Gets 10 Years in Jail

    Alexandria Vera, 24, pleaded guilty last year to aggravated sexual assault of a child and was hoping to avoid prison and just get probation.

    Cosmopolitan