Steve Nedved

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Dec 19

A tour through the ‘floating island’ that 100,000 Rohingya refugees may have to call home

ABC News(BHASAN CHAR, Bangladesh) — Miles off the coast of Bangladesh, deep within the Bay of Bengal, is a low-lying, flood-prone island that the Bangladeshi government hopes to be the new home for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar. It’s called Bhasan Char, which translates to “floating island.” …

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Dec 19

Video shows harrowing moment 5-year-old wakes up alone on locked school bus

iStock/jetcityimage(ALTOONA, Pennsylvania) — It’s heartwrenching video that any parent or caregiver of a child would find difficult to watch: a 5-year-old crying after he wakes up alone in a locked, empty school bus. That’s what happened Friday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when Uneisha Bradford’s son was heading to aftercare on a Special Transit Services bus. Bradford …

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Dec 19

Marine Corps veteran thwarts armed suspect demanding cash from bar

iStock/Thinkstock(ALTOONA, Pennsylvania) — An armed suspect probably didn’t consider that the man he or she was demanding money from would be trained in combat. Surveillance video released by the Altoona Police Department shows a hooded suspect walking the bartender of Ajay’s Bar on Maple Avenue toward the cash register at gunpoint around 1 a.m. Wednesday. …

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Dec 19

Korean airlines raise cancellation fees after K-pop fans delay a flight

iStock/AlexeyPetrov(SEOUL) — Two South Korean airlines announced a penalty increase on Tuesday to passengers who cancel international flights, a few days after extreme K-pop fans insisted on a refund minutes before takeoff. Korean Air and Asiana Airlines said they would increase refund penalties to 200,000 KRW (approximately $177) for customers who cancel international flights after …

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Dec 19

Florida authorities searching for gunman who shot, killed 15-year-old walking to school

Facebook/OrangeCoSheriff(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Authorities in Florida are searching for clues to find the gunman who shot and killed a 15-year-old walking to school on Monday morning. Alejandro Vargas, a sophomore at Boone High School in Orlando, was shot around 6:30 a.m. while on his way to class, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced. Deputies responded …

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Dec 19

Brexit preparations: Troops on standby as businesses are ‘watching in horror’

iStock/LanceB(LONDON) —  The U.K. government is stepping up its preparations for a “no-deal Brexit,” including placing the military on standby. The country has been trying to figure out how to manage a Brexit — wherein the U.K. would leave the European Union — since citizens voted for it in 2016. “As yet we have not …

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Dec 19

An ‘unspeakable tragedy’: Connecticut town stunned by arrest of 12-year-old in killing of twin sister

iStock/madsci(HARTFORD, Connecticut) — A 12-year-old boy allegedly killed his twin sister by stabbing her in the neck and torso and attacking his mother, a prominent lobbyist, in what a family friend described as an “unspeakable tragedy” in their Connecticut home, officials said. Brigid Curtin was identified Wednesday as the 12-year-old who was killed by her …

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Dec 19

Royals gather for Queen’s pre-Christmas lunch

Instagram/@kensingtonroyal(LONDON) — The royals are getting into the Christmas spirit ahead of the holiday. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, among other members of the royal family, attended the Queen’s annual pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted arriving at the palace on Wednesday. …

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Dec 19

U.S. and China to talk in January  

Trade talks continue between the U.S. and China. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Bloomberg the two countries have had several rounds of talks in recent weeks and plan to meet in person in January to discuss a broader trade truce. He says both countries are working on “documenting an agreement” before the March 1st deadline. …

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Dec 19

Multi-year approach to weed management

Farmers continue to manage weeds with a multi-year approach. Winfield United agronomist Andy Schmidt says herbicide-resistance makes planning ahead essential. “My strategy is looking at the current weed spectrum I’m working with.  Do I have giant ragweed (or) marestail?  Am I no-till or working my ground?” He tells Brownfield weeds are becoming more detrimental to …

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