Steve Nedved

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Nov 24

Twin storms bring hazardous travel conditions over holiday weekend

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two different storms are set to create hazardous travel conditions for those heading home after the holiday weekend in the central and eastern parts of the country. The first worry is a storm expected to quickly race up the East Coast, bringing both ice and flooding threats. The second concern is …

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Nov 24

Second US soldier killed in Afghanistan this month

iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A member of the U.S. military was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday — the second to die this month in the country, and the 10th this year. The news was announced in a press release by Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson, a spokesperson for Resolute Support. No further details of how the …

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Nov 23

Undocumented man arrested after leaving sanctuary for appointment at U.S. Immigration office, activists say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — An undocumented immigrant who has been taking sanctuary in a North Carolina church for more than a year was taken into custody on Friday as he left the church for a meeting at the U.S. Immigration office. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old Mexican national, had recently submitted a petition for deferred action and was …

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Nov 23

Climate change will severely affect US economy, particularly in Midwest

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) —  A newly released report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday explains in great depth the potential consequences of climate change on the United States and warns that neglecting to take action could drastically impede economic growth over the next century. The report, written with the help of over 1,000 people, including about …

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Nov 23

Dozens of dead turtles wash up on Massachusetts coast due to cold, animal sanctuary says

Courtesy Debbie Ben David(BOSTON) —  Dozens of “cold-stunned,” dead turtles have been washing onto the shores of Massachusetts after Thanksgiving Day saw record-setting low temperatures in the Northeast. More than 80 turtles were brought into the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary “frozen solid” on Friday, Jenette Kerr, the sanctuary’s communications coordinator, told the …

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Nov 23

Cattle, hog futures up after Thanksgiving

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were higher, supported by Friday’s firm midday boxed beef, along with follow-through from Wednesday’s post-USDA report gains. December was up $.70 at $117.10 and February was $.17 higher at $120.92. Feeder cattle were up on the same factors as the live pit, with additional support from the weak corn. …

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Nov 23

Soybeans, corn down in light post-holiday trade

Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. The trade continued to watch late U.S. harvest activity, while getting ready for the upcoming G20 summit. President Trump and President Xi are expected at least meet during the discussions, but it remains to be seen how much progress, if any, is made following the recent …

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Nov 23

Current Brexit plan no good for U.S. farmers

British leaders say the Brexit plan released this week would not help American farmers gain access to their markets. David Davis of Britain’s Conservative Party is the former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.  He told Agri-Pulse the Brexit proposal would not allow the U.K. to control their own regulations or tariffs, meaning …

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Nov 23

Survivors of deadly Costa Rica rafting accident and families warn of lax regulations

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Ten men who survived a Costa Rican rafting accident that killed four close friends are often overwhelmed by grief, and their lives are forever changed, they told ABC News. “I thought I was having a heart attack,” said Sean Estevez, one of the survivors, describing the chaos. “I was lifeless. I …

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Nov 23

London police use trained drivers to ram mopeds with cars in crackdown on crime

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police in London are using specially trained drivers to stop would-be criminals from using motorcycles and mopeds by ramming them with cars. Police already use automatic tire deflation devices to stop offenders and DNA and forensic evidence to catch them. Now, through what the Metropolitan Police is calling “contact tactics,” drivers have …

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