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Lost and Found! Missing Dog Located by Drone, Rescued After 10 Days in Woods: ‘So Grateful’

This dog is reunited with his owners after being lost for 10 days — all thanks to a handy drone.

Gary and Debbie Morgan asked  put up flyers and notes online earlier this month asking for help locating their missing dog Meadow, a 16-month-old golden retriever. The pup had last been seen in a wooded area in Andes, New York, and was missing for about a week when a stranger named Brian James came across the Morgans’ plea for their lost pet.



a person and a dog sitting on a couch: Debbie and Gary Morgan with Meadow


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Debbie and Gary Morgan with Meadow

The flyer offered a $500 reward and described Meadow as having a “small, stocky build [and a] pink collar.”

James told ABC News that he thought he could help by bringing a new perspective to the search efforts, since he’s a hiking guide and trained drone pilot.

“I’m realizing that [it] might be easy to see her from

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Arlington, Texas, tornado displaces families, causes damage

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Published 3:08 p.m. ET Nov. 25, 2020

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A City of Arlington street crewman cleans up debris from The Mirage Apartments complex along Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, after a tornado-warned storm torn the roofing off. Air conditioner units and other structural debris were scattered across the property and street. The crew is trying to get the major thoroughfare open. (Photo: Tom Fox, AP)

ARLINGTON, Texas – A tornado swept through parts of the Dallas-area city of Arlington, damaging several apartment complexes and other buildings, displacing 75 families and causing minor injuries to three people, officials said Wednesday.

The Arlington Fire Department said the storm, which passed through the city at around 9 p.m. local time on Tuesday, caused the collapse of three apartment complexes, two commercial buildings, a church and a home. Gas leaks and downed power lines at various locations were also

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Feds report their vehicle was shot at, police find it was just a rock

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information from a Michigan State Police investigation.

Michigan State Police troopers were investigating two possible freeway shootings in Detroit on Wednesday, one of which supposedly involved a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle.

Officials from MSP and CBP initially confirmed Wednesday that a vehicle occupied by customs officers was fired at Wednesday morning on Interstate 96 near the Southfield Freeway.

But it turns out: it was just a rock that hit the passenger window as they drove, an MSP investigation found. 

A real freeway shooting did happen in Detroit on Wednesday morning, though. It stemmed from a road rage incident that occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on westbound Interstate 94 near Interstate 75, according to MSP. 

In that incident, a female driver and male passenger engaged in a confrontation with a man driving a blue minivan. The suspect in the

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Report: Deputies fired 34 rounds in killing of Black man

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Deputies fired a total of 34 rounds at a 21-year-old Black man who died after being struck four times following an attempted drug arrest in Washington state, a newspaper reported Wednesday, citing an investigative report.

The death of Kevin Peterson Jr. sparked demonstrations and raised questions about the circumstances that led to the shooting, with much of the focus on whether he fired a handgun at deputies in Hazel Dell, near Vancouver.

Investigators previously said they did not have evidence that Peterson fired a gun, based on interviews with deputies involved in the incident and a lack of casings at the scene.

However, a search warrant affidavit filed earlier in the investigation cited evidence implying Peterson fired two rounds at deputies. Sheriff Chuck Atkins has also said there was an exchange of gunfire.

The family’s attorney, Ben Crump, denied that Peterson fired at deputies.

The Columbian reports

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Weekly jobless claims higher than expected, labor market takes hit from rising Covid cases

The pace of first-time filings for jobless claims picked up last week, with the jobs market showing increasing vulnerability to the coronavirus spread.

Claims totaled 778,000 for the week ended Nov. 21, ahead of the 733,000 expectation from economists surveyed by Dow Jones and up from 742,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Continuing claims for those collecting benefits for at least two weeks maintained their decline, falling to 6.07 million, a drop of 299,000.

The news comes amid an ongoing rise in coronavirus cases and worries that the national health system is becoming stressed. New daily cases have averaged 174,225 over the past week, and health officials worry that Thanksgiving could send that level higher as families across the country travel to celebrate the holiday.

Though weekly claims have been below 800,000 for the past six weeks, they are still well above the pre-pandemic record as governments

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Houston men charged in alleged plot to bilk foreign government out of $317M for phony N95 masks

Two Houston men have been charged for allegedly attempting to sell 50 million non-existent N95 face masks to a foreign government, federal authorities announced in a statement Tuesday.

In the Nov. 19 indictment, Paschal Ngozi Eleanya, 46, and Arael Doolittle, 55, were charged with wire fraud and conspiracy for allegedly selling 3M model 1860 N95 respirator masks which they didn’t actually possess and allegedly defrauding a foreign government out of more than $317 million.

The statement did not specify which foreign government was involved.

Federal authorities said Doolittle and Eleanya brokered a sales price for the masks that was five times their original price. The pair allegedly expected to pocket $275 million from the elaborate scheme, according to the statement.

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The deceptive plot was foiled just as the foreign government wired the money over, according to

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Tens of thousands evacuated as cyclone targets southeast India

CHENNAI (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas of the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu ahead of a cyclone expected to make landfall in the early hours of Thursday.

Cyclone Nivar, labelled a category 1 “severe cyclonic storm” on a scale from 1 to 5 by Tropical Storm Risk, was likely to damage houses, uproot power lines and trees and destroy crops along India’s southeast coast, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“Over 145,000 people have been shifted to 1,516 relief camps across the state as a precaution,” R.B. Udhayakumar, Tamil Nadu’s disaster management minister, told Reuters.

Edappadi Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu state’s chief minister, has

declared Wednesday and Thursday public holidays in some areas, advised fishermen not venture out to sea and asked people to stay indoors.

The districts of Cuddalore and Nagapattinam, located south of Chennai on the state’s coast, accounted for the

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Catholics Rethink Pope John Paul II’s Legacy After Vatican’s McCarrick Report : NPR

Pope John Paul II addressing a crowd in 1978. A Vatican investigation into church leaders’ failings that allowed the rise of a now-disgraced former U.S. cardinal has led some Catholics to call for “difficult reckoning” with the sainted pope.

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Pope John Paul II addressing a crowd in 1978. A Vatican investigation into church leaders’ failings that allowed the rise of a now-disgraced former U.S. cardinal has led some Catholics to call for “difficult reckoning” with the sainted pope.

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When St. John Paul II died in 2005 after nearly 27 years on the papal throne, his funeral drew millions to St. Peter’s Square. The crowd soon broke out into spontaneous chants of “Santo subito” — “make him a saint immediately.”

Days later, John Paul was put on the fast track, becoming a saint a record nine years after his death.

Now, many

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F-35A drops Inert B61-12 nuclear bomb while supersonic for first time

  • During a test in August, an F-35A dropped an inert B61-12 nuclear bomb from its internal bomb bay during a supersonic flight for the first time.
  • The test with the B61-12 is also the first F-35A Dual Capable Aircraft test to be shown in an unclassified video.
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Just a few months after the first photos of the F-35 testing the B61-12 nuclear bomb in 2019 for the F-35A Dual Capable Aircraft (DCA) program were released, the Sandia National Laboratories announced that the F-35 dropped for the first time an inert B61-12 nuclear bomb from its internal bomb bay during supersonic flight.

According to the press release, the test took place on August 25, 2020, at about 10,500 feet above the Tonopah Test Range, with the inert bomb hitting the target area after a 42-second flight.

The test was the first performed by Sandia,

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Minister resigns as UK cuts foreign aid spending commitment

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reduced its foreign aid spending commitment on Wednesday to 0.5% of gross domestic product from 0.7%, causing one minister to resign and an immediate outcry from development organisations and the spiritual head of the Church of England.

FILE PHOTO: The sun rises over the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The move, announced by finance minister Rishi Sunak as part of an annual review of government spending, will be popular among some voters and media who argue that COVID and the resulting economic crisis mean Britain should spend less on aid.

“During a domestic fiscal emergency, when we need to prioritise our limited resources on jobs and public services, sticking rigidly to spending 0.7% of our national income on overseas aid is difficult to justify,” Sunak said in a speech to parliament, pointing to record high peacetime borrowing levels.

He said

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