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Dog named Toto rescued from storm drain after being missing for 3 days

Haverstraw Police Dept./Facebook(NEW YORK) — A dog named Toto was lost for three days — but not with Dorothy in the Land of Oz. This Toto was lost in a storm drain in Rockland County, New York. But this story — just like classic “The Wizard of Oz” — seems to have had a happy …

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US Navy’s top admiral in middle east has died in Bahrain

Thomas Gooley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, the commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command and the Commander of the US Fifth Fleet In Bahrain was found dead at his residence in Bahrain on Saturday. Chief Naval Operation Admiral John Richardson announce Stearney’s death in a video posted on …

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Winter Storm Warning issued December 01 at 2:06PM MST until December 02 at 5:00PM MST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast South Dakota. * WHEN…Until 6 PM CST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Patchy

World leaders remember George H.W. Bush

Cynthia Johnson/Liaison(NEW YORK) — As president, vice president, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and head of the CIA, George H.W. Bush left his mark on global affairs. Bush’s tenure was marked by both war and peace. During his time in office, Bush launched the Gulf War and ordered the invasion of Panama, both of which …

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Taking farm plans for 2019 to the next level

 Mike Baker, regional vice president at Farm Credit Illinois, discusses how farmers can take their planning for 2019 to the next level. As plans take shape, farmers can think through operational changes, asset and liability adjustments, and business structure outlook. Find templates and a more detailed report on taking planning to the next level …

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Winter Storm Warning issued December 01 at 9:07AM MST until December 02 at 5:00PM MST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast South Dakota. * WHEN…Until 6 PM CST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Patchy

Nation mourns passing of former President George H.W. Bush

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The death of former President George H.W. Bush drew an immediate outpouring of condolences from around the country and the world. His son, the 43rd president, sent an immediate statement on behalf of George H.W. Bush’s children. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable …

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An active Heartland weather pattern returns for the weekend

Across the Corn Belt, fog, low clouds, wet fields, rain and some snow continue to limit late-autumn fieldwork. On November 25, the amount of corn remaining in the field ranged from 10 to 20% in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas. Similarly, 10 to 15% of the soybeans had not yet been harvested on that date …

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Winter Storm Warning issued December 01 at 4:10AM MST until December 02 at 5:00PM MST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow with light icing. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast South Dakota. * WHEN…Through 6 PM CST Sunday. …

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Former President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Ida Mae Astute /ABC via Getty Images(HOUSTON) — George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94. His death was announced by his family Friday night on Twitter. The president’s health had been in decline in recent months. “George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas …

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Winter Storm Warning issued November 30 at 8:34PM MST until December 02 at 5:00PM MST by NWS

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow with light icing. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 13 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Portions of south central and southeast South Dakota. * WHEN…From midnight tonight to 6 …

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Another early-season winter storm for the Heartland

  Cold air will engulf the Plains late in the weekend and spread to the Atlantic Seaboard by the middle of next week. Significant precipitation will precede and accompany the surge of cold air, with wind-driven snow blanketing large sections of the northern and central Plains and upper Midwest starting later Friday and continuing into …

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Feds accuse Fugees founder and former DOJ official of ties to Malaysian financial conspiracy

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  A founding member of the Fugees music group and a former Justice Department official took part in a conspiracy to funnel tens of millions of dollars into the United States to help a Malaysian fugitive try to influence a series of Justice Department investigations and anti-crime efforts, prosecutors allege in …

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Marriott’s data breach is large, but it’s not the largest

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Marriott International data breach on Friday affected up to 500 million customers — larger than the entire U.S. population — but it’s not the latest large-scale hack to hit a corporation. That distinction goes to Yahoo — now owned by Verizon — which experienced the largest data breach in history in …

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Investing in agriculture in the Midwest

The managing director of Chicago-based S2G Ventures says consumer trends have a major impact on investments in food and agriculture. Aaron Rudberg says originally seen as fads, the demand for fresh foods, transparency, clean labels, and natural options are not going away. “We need to continue to innovate the supply chain and innovate closer to …

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CoBank: Blockchain’s exciting but pump the brakes

Blockchain technology is getting a lot of attention but an ag economist with CoBank says “pump the brakes.” Will Secor tells Brownfield blockchain is exciting but there are issues with the transfer of information from the physical world to the digital world, “There can be mistakes, there can be outright fraud that is introduced within …

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Workshops aimed at tapping Mexico’s ethanol market

Ron Lamberty of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) says there’s an opportunity to increase Mexico’s use of 10 percent ethanol blended gasoline. Lamberty recently returned from Mexico City where he was conducting workshops for local gas station owners about retailing 10 percent ethanol gasoline. Mexico’s fuel ethanol use is currently a tiny amount sold …

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Cattle, hog futures fade into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed mixed waiting for direction as the cash cattle trade remained in a standoff most of the day.  Feeder cattle were pressured by the day’s higher move in corn.  December live cattle closed $.32 higher at $116.92 and February live cattle closed $.22 higher at $120.50.  January …

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Soybeans, corn up on G20 hopes

Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying. The G20 got underway Friday and there was some optimism in the trade ahead of talks between the U.S. and China expected to occur Saturday. Still, this could be “buy the rumor, sell the fact” type trade. Unknown destinations bought 120,000 tons of 2018/19 U.S. soybeans. Given …

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Former Dallas officer Amber Guyger indicted on murder charge for killing man in wrong apartment

Kaufman County Jail(DALLAS) — An ex-Dallas police officer accused of killing an unarmed man in his apartment has been indicted on a murder charge, records showed Friday. Amber Guyger, who is white, allegedly mistook the apartment for hers when she shot Botham Jean, who was black, in his home in September. Guyger was charged with …

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