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 2020-10-30 00:08 

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Hardin County officials urge residents to wear a mask to help prevent spread of Covid-19...

Hardin County officials are urging residents to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. KFDM/Fox 4's Joy Addison reports that Hardin County officials say residents are not complying with mask mandates and are also withholding information f...

 2020-10-29 23:49 

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Witnesses describe train derailment in Mauriceville...

Some Mauriceville residents are still sheltering in place. But, the Orange County Office of Emergency Management is reducing the evacuation zone hour by hour, following a major train derailment Thursday morning. No reported injuries but schools and anyone...

 2020-10-29 23:25 

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Walmart removes guns, ammunition on display at U.S. stores...

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U. S. stores, citing "civil unrest" in some areas. The nation's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, sells firearms in about half of it...

 2020-10-29 21:48 

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DOJ official confirms FBI 2019 criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, still active...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - A justice department official has confirmed to Sinclair Broadcast Group that the FBI opened up a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and his associates back in 2019, focused on allegations of money-laundering and that the probe rem...

 2020-10-29 21:24 

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Paris Jackson excited and nervous on eve of debut solo album...

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a recent break up into her debut solo album. Jackson, 22, has been a devoted music fan all her life and dabbled in making her ...

 2020-10-29 21:03 

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Conservative strategists see major pitfalls in turning Hunter Biden into campaign fodder...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - A Republican candidate running for a congressional seat in New York claims conservatives are risking turning Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden into a sympathetic figure if they focus on his son Hunter Biden's moral failings ...

 2020-10-29 20:57 

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Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. The post said the coup...

 2020-10-29 20:56 

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Riding a wave of Cuban support in Florida, Trump rolls out an economic plan for Hispanics...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - President Donald Trump rolled out an economic plan for Hispanic Americans Wednesday night as polls in Florida show the president making inroads among Hispanics in Florida ahead of Election Day. Trump announced the two-page "American...

 2020-10-29 20:48 

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Wall Street ends higher after shaking off a wobbly start...

U. S. stocks shook off an early slide and closed broadly higher Thursday as the market steadied after its worst drop in more than four months. The S&P 500 rose 1. 2%, bouncing back from a drop of 0. 3% in the early going. Traders welcomed encouraging data...

 2020-10-29 20:32 

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Economy grew at record pace in third quarter, but pandemic still poses challenges...

President Donald Trump touted record economic growth for the third quarter of 2020 Thursday, but experts say the topline numbers do not necessarily reflect the reality many Americans face and the strong economic data might not sway those who have soured o...

 2020-10-29 19:57 

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New research shows increasing possibility of violence following election...

WASHINGTON (SBG) In the days and weeks after Election Day, there will a looming questions for so many: what will this country look like? Caption: New research shows increasing possibility of violence following election (Video: SBG) A brand new USA TODAY/S...

 2020-10-29 19:39 

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Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone's going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast TV staple's next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon's free digital service. FILE - In this April 17, 2012 file photo, Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the Va...

 2020-10-29 19:31 

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Democrats divided on the future of the Supreme Court...

HUNT VALLEY, Md. (SBG) — Now that Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed as the ninth justice on the U. S. Supreme Court, Democrats have expressed mixed ideas on going forward with potential reform for the judiciary branch. With Barrett's confirma...

 2020-10-29 19:22 

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'So frustrating': Grave missteps seen in US virus response...

NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to...

 2020-10-29 18:52 

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IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades...

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, following an acceleration in the number of coronavirus infections over the past couple of weeks. In its annual assessme...

 2020-10-29 18:36 

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New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama. The channel debuts Thursday as part of Revry, a digital platform that offers free, ...

 2020-10-29 18:22 

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WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 cases...

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe director said Thursday that the 54-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with more than 1. 5 confirmed last week and more than 10 million since the start of...

 2020-10-29 18:22 

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Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft more than 200 million miles away has tucked asteroid samples into a capsule for return to Earth, after losing some of its precious loot, scientists said Thursday. Flight controllers moved up the crucial ...

 2020-10-29 18:21 

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Pope ends public audiences, eyes Christmas as virus surges...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday. Starting next week, Francis wil...

 2020-10-29 18:09 

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Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US...

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U. S. , ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states in charge of overseeing the predators. ...

 2020-10-29 18:02 

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ExxonMobil to cut 1,900 jobs from U.S. workforce, primarily at Houston management offices...

(AP) Exxon Mobil is slashing 1,900 jobs from its U. S. workforce, and Chevron plans to cut a quarter of the employees at its recently-acquired Noble Energy as the pandemic saps demand for fuel. Exxon said Thursday the reductions will be both voluntary and...

 2020-10-29 17:48 

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Toys'R'Us shares annual top toy list ahead of 2020 holidays...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) Christmas will be here before you know it. Toys"R"Us mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe is sharing his annual "Holiday Hot Toy" list ahead of the 2020 holiday season. Here are some of the most coveted items:Barbie Dream...

 2020-10-29 17:23 

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Trump officials tout progress on border wall before election...

HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U. S. -Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign p...

 2020-10-29 17:21 

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'Surf's up on the alien cloud'? Spooky formation spotted on Washington state's Mt. Rainier...

SEATTLE, Wash. (KOMO) Mt. Rainier in Washington state is known for being a frequent canvas for lenticular clouds to dance around and put on spooky alien-like formations, and this past Tuesday was no different. But this wasn't an ordinary lenticular cl...

 2020-10-29 17:00 

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Argentine police evict protesters occupying contested land...

GUERNICA, Argentina (AP) — Argentine police clashed with a group of protesters on Thursday while evicting them from makeshift homes on a contested property south of the capital, Buenos Aires. Six police officers were injured and at least 30 people w...

 2020-10-29 16:50 

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Lab tests show risks of using CRISPR gene editing on embryos...

A lab experiment aimed at fixing defective DNA in human embryos shows what can go wrong with this type of gene editing and why leading scientists say it's too unsafe to try. In more than half of the cases, the editing caused unintended changes, such a...

 2020-10-29 16:46 

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Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders...

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That's how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended timeline for receiving and counting ballots in those states. In each case, Democrats ba...

 2020-10-29 16:33 

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Growing these massive one-ton pumpkins takes a green thumb and the perfect seed...

NEW YORK CITY (SBG) — When you close your eyes and imagine a pumpkin, it's very likely that the object that comes to mind is spherical in shape and orange in color. It may have a few bumps and grooves disrupting its smooth surface, or its textur...

 2020-10-29 16:31 

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Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election...

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes are tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tu...

 2020-10-29 16:26 

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8 years later, Sandy still costing transit systems billions...

HOBOKEN, N. J. (AP) — Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken's grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursd...

 2020-10-29 16:22 

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Exxon to cut 1,900 US jobs as oil industry struggles...

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil is slashing 1,900 jobs from its U. S. workforce as the pandemic continues to sap demand for fuel. The Irving, Texas-based oil giant said the reductions will be both voluntary and involuntary and will largely come from its...

 2020-10-29 16:15 

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Pelosi wants 'big' health care, infrastructure push in 2021...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two "great, big initiatives" — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities...

 2020-10-29 15:49 

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Kelsey Borza tours the Haunted Hotel downtown Beaumont...
 2020-10-29 15:45 

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Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation after he resigned as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals. The lawsu...

 2020-10-29 15:44 

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Florida, butt of election jokes, believes system is ready...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Even if the presidential election hinges on a Florida recount like 20 years ago, hanging chads and butterfly ballots won't be around to trip up voters and officials — changes to ballots, equipment and laws have...

 2020-10-29 15:24 

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Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett...

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett's critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it only to draw a new backlash from Barrett's supporters. The original tweet...

 2020-10-29 15:13 

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In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U. S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than it has since Reconstruction. In South Carolina, Jaime Harrison is raising a previously unfathomable amount of money...

 2020-10-29 14:54 

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Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers stole $2. 3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursd...

 2020-10-29 14:50 

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German unemployment drops unexpectedly in October...

BERLIN (AP) — Unemployment in Germany fell unexpectedly in October, according to statistics released Thursday, suggesting that Europe's largest economy was beginning to shake off the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic just as confirmed ...

 2020-10-29 14:13 

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Pending home sales cool in September, down 2.2%...

CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — The pending sales of existing homes fell 2. 2% in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, the first monthly contraction of that figure in four months. The report is the latest indicator that showed the ...

 2020-10-29 14:09 

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Pelosi scolds White House over no response in virus talks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a scolding assessment of COVID-19 relief talks on Thursday, blaming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for failing to produce answers to her demands for Democratic priorities as part of an almost $2...

 2020-10-29 14:03 

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The Question of the Day: Thursday, October 29, 2020...

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 2020-10-29 13:58 

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US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a planned $250 million ad blitz aimed at portraying President Donald Trump's response to the coro...

 2020-10-29 13:47 

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How an undefeated high school football team learned they had to forfeit their playoff game...

CLAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- About three hours before the Northmont Thunderbolts were set to take the field for their playoff game against Springfield, the team was called together by Micah Harding, the school's athletic director. But not for a speech...

 2020-10-29 13:20 

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Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2 million homes and businesses in the dark in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were bl...

 2020-10-29 13:14 

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BREAKING: No injuries in train derailment; two LCM-CISD schools evacuating...

BREAKING: DPS Lt. Chuck Havard confirms to KFDM/Fox 4 the DPS and other first responders are on the scene of a train derailment Thursday morning near State Highway 62 and FM 1130, and LCM-CISD is evacuating students from the elementary and middle schools ...

 2020-10-29 13:07 

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Trump rule requires health plans to disclose costs up front...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to pull back the veil on health care costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Thursday finalized a requirement for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures....

 2020-10-29 13:01 

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Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper...

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her f...

 2020-10-29 13:00 

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America This Week 'United We Stand' w/Eric Bolling...

WASHINGTON (SBG) Join America This Week "United We Stand" w/ Eric Bolling for an in-depth look at the issues dividing our country, the race for the White House and the coronavirus pandemic. The program will stream on all Sinclair sites Thursday at...

 2020-10-29 12:53 

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US economy grew at record 33% rate in Q3 but recovery is incomplete...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. economy grew at a sizzling 33. 1% annual rate in the July-September quarter — by far the largest quarterly gain on record — rebounding from an epic plunge in the spring, when the eruption of the coronavirus cl...

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