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In Wake of Plane Attack over Ukraine, Russians Face Criminal Charges

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A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, crashed Thursday, July 17, 2014, in eastern Ukraine.
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KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) -

Ukraine opened criminal cases Tuesday against Russia’s defense minister and a Russian businessman, calling both “accomplices of terrorists.”

The Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry accused Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu of…

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NBA Player Has Family Connection to Violent Sacramento Stabbing

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The man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the neck, killing her, is still on the run, and now Matt Barnes, a NBA player with local ties, is helping get the word out to help catch him.

Tanganyika Williams was found stabbed in front of a home near Meadowview Road and 24th Street on July 8.

FOX40 spoke with her…

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Commentary: Kings’ Win Means Something

Commentary: Kings’ Win Means Something

All right, enough making fun of the Kings winning the Summer League championship!

The great majority of the comments I have heard since the Kings beat the Rockets 77-68 Monday night to win the Summer League title in Las Vegas have been sarcastic, at best.

“Big deal. When is the parade?”, pretty well sums up what appears to be the prevailing attitude about the Kings title victory.

I disagree. I…

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"Selfie" Helps Catch Shoplifter

“Selfie” Helps Catch Shoplifter



A woman who posted a selfie on Facebook may have revealed more than a cute smile. Police say she was wearing stolen clothes in the picture!

“What she stole is a very distinct leopard dress,” Kert Williams, store co-owner told WSIL.

Investigators say a woman stole multiple pieces of clothing from a boutique in Frankfort, Kentucky. Williams saw the woman walking away…

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Billionaire Suggests Companies Adopt 3-Day Work Week



Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.

The Financial Times reported that in a speech at a conference in Paraguay, Slim advocated a radical change in the typical five-day work week.

“People are going to have to work for more…

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Surviving Stockton Robbery, Deadly Chase Suspect Faces Judge


Jaime Ramos sits in a Stockton courtroom to hear the charges against him. July 21, 2014


Jaime Ramos, the 19-year-old surviving suspect after last week’s bank robbery and deadly police chase, appeared before a judge Monday to hear the more than 30 charges against him.

Ramos is accused of robbing the Bank of the West along Thornton Road in Stockton with Alex Martinez and Gilbert Renteria.

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Plane Ticket Prices Going Up, TSA Fee Increased

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Travelers undergo full body scans at a TSA checkpoint at Denver International Airport.
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The costs of your airline travel will rise a little today, thanks to the federal government.

Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.

The September 11 passenger security…

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Body Found in Sacramento River

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Crews pull a body from the Sacramento River Monday morning.


A person walking along the Sacramento River near the I Street Bridge discovered a body Monday. Officers are now trying to determine who it is.

Around 9 a.m., a person out for a walk alerted a downtown guide about the body, who then called police.

The body of a man was located on the north side of the I Street Bridge, between…

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Tower Bridge Dinner Gala: Tickets Gone in 5 Minutes

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Caterers set up tables along the Tower Bridge for a Farm-to-Fork Gala, September 29, 2013


Less than five minutes. That’s how fast the second annual Farm-to-Fork Gala Dinner, on Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, sold out Monday morning.

Tickets went on sale Monday, and the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau said 3,000 people logged on to their online system.

Only a few hundred…

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Cops: Boy Beaten, Starved, Forced to Eat Bugs, After Sneaking Food

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MERCER COUNTY, Pennsylvania (CNN)-

A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch.

The boy’s mother, Mary Rader, 28, and his grandparents, Dennis and Deana Beighley, turned themselves in at the Mercer County District Attorney’s…

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California Man Detained on Way to Syria to Join ISIS


A 20-year-old California man who told authorities he wanted to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been arrested, according to federal documents.

The detention order said Adam Dandach of Orange County told federal agents he planned to travel to Syria to join ISIS, “a known terrorist organization, that he would assist ISIS with anything…

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Family of Slain Hostage Express Grief, Ask for Recordings of Stockton Chase


The family of Misty Holt-Singh expresses their grief at her loss. July 18, 2014


The family of the hostage killed during a deadly chase and shootout are asking anyone with photos or video from the events that unfolded Wednesday to contact them.

Misty Holt-Singh was one of three hostages taken by three robbers at the Bank of the West. The other two female hostages were injured and…

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Stockton Police Looking for 4th Suspect in Bank Robbery, Deadly Chase


Stockton Police say this car dropped off the three bank robbers Wednesday who later led officers on a chase, that ended in a deadly shootout.
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Officers are looking for a 4th suspect in connection with a bank robbery and chase that ended with a deadly shootout earlier this week.

Stockton Police released an image showing the car they believe dropped off the three…

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Walmart Looking to Hire 300 for Roseville Store

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A store opening in Roseville soon is looking to hire 300 people, and is holding a hiring event Friday and Saturday.

Walmart has set up a hiring center at 106 North Sunrise in Roseville to work with applicants.

They are looking for part-time and full-time employees for the new store. Those interested in applying can head to Careers.Walmart.com, or drop off their applications…

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