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November 28, 2018 2:52 PM Kent State basketball recruit becomes first player with autism to join Division 1 school

A men’s college basketball recruit made history earlier this month when he became the first player with autism to sign a letter of intent with a Division 1 school. Kailin Bennett, a 6-foot-10 center, will leave Little Rock, Arkansas, to join Kent State in the school’s 2019-20 freshmen class. The Golden Flash announced Bennett had signed the letter of intent 134

November 27, 2018 9:10 PM Democrat Cox extends lead in California US House contest over Republican Rep. Valadao

T.J. Cox, seen here, has edged ahead of Republican David Valadao in a U.S. House race in California's farm belt, where votes continue to be counted. (Andy Alfaro/Modesto Bee via AP) Democrat T.J. Cox pulled ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao following an updated vote count Monday in one of the last House race to be decided the election season 266

November 27, 2018 2:40 PM Christine Blasey Ford explains use of GoFundMe money in rare public statement

Christine Blasey Ford has publicly accused Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago. A look at what she is saying and how top lawmakers are responding. Christine Blasey Ford used some of the more than $600,000 donated to her after she accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to pay for security 289

November 27, 2018 10:50 AM Suspect in catholic store shooting could face death penalty, report says

The man accused of sexually assaulting two women and fatally shooting another at a Catholic store in suburban St. Louis could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted, the St. Louis prosecutor said last Wednesday, according to reports. Thomas Bruce, 53, appeared for his first court appearance in shackles on Monday. Bruce, of rural Jefferson County 107

November 27, 2018 5:42 AM Fractured Australian government sets stage for May election with early budget

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday his government will deliver its annual budget early as it prepares for an election due by May, but suffered an immediate setback when one of his MPs said she was quitting his party. Morrison said his conservative Liberal-National coalition government would deliver Australia’s 100

November 27, 2018 4:10 AM FSU fan behind racist post of coach Willie Taggart is fired

A Florida State University fan gets fired from his job after posting a racist message about the school’s head football coach Willie Taggart on Facebook. The Florida State University fan who posted a racist message on Facebook after the school’s football team finished off a 5-7 season was fired from his job on Monday amid the public fallout. The Facebook 89

November 26, 2018 3:15 PM Paralyzed bride walks down aisle 3 years after horrific accident

Ally Grizzard walked down the aisle three years after she was paralyzed in a horrific car accident. (Fox 5 Atlanta) After a proposal from her boyfriend, Georgia woman Ally Grizzard was determined to walk down the aisle in the wedding of her dreams. Grizzard, who was paralyzed in a horrific car accident three years ago, did just that, and now has her sights 212

November 25, 2018 2:35 PM Slovakia will not support U.N. migration pact: prime minister

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia will not support the United Nations pact on the treatment of migrants worldwide, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Sunday after the European Union summit. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member U.N. nations except the United States, which backed out last year, and is due to be ratified 92

November 25, 2018 10:57 AM Northern Ireland DUP's Foster: Will 'review' May support if her Brexit deal succeeds

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Northern Ireland’s DUP said she would “review” the agreement that props up Britain’s Conservative government if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal is passed by the UK parliament. “If it came to the situation that parliament did decide, and there’s no evidence that they’re going to, but if they did decide 70

November 24, 2018 8:04 PM Four Finns among five killed in private plane crash in Zimbabwe

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Four Finnish citizens are believed to have been among five people who died in a plane crash in Zimbabwe on Friday, their companies and Finland’s foreign ministry said. Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM said Heikki Vappula, 51, executive vice president of UPM Biorefining, appeared on the passenger list of the crashed private plane 87