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Man berates woman wearing a Puerto Rican T-shirt

Mia Irizarry/Facebook(CHICAGO) — A 62-year-old man allegedly accosted a woman for wearing a T-shirt with an image of the Puerto Rican flag in an Illinois park. “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America,” the man can be heard saying to her on a video she posted on Facebook. “Are you …

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Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave almost didn’t make it out, military officials say

Royal Thai Navy SEALs(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) — Thai Navy SEALs who were clearing the flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued, barely made it out after the main pump that had been siphoning water out of the cave failed, military officials who were directly involved in the operation told ABC News. …

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J. Crew is now offering sizes up to 5X

J Crew/ Instagram(NEW YORK) — More women than ever are now able to shop at J. Crew. The clothing brand announced Tuesday that it had launched a new line of tops, pants, skirts and dresses that range from XXS to 5X. Universal Standard, a label that specializes in inclusive fashion, collaborated on the collection. Lisa …

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Favorable weather pattern across much of the Midwest

   Across the Corn Belt, very warm, mostly dry weather is ideal for summer crop development in areas with adequate moisture. However, topsoil moisture was rated more than one-half very short to short on July 8 in Missouri (69%) and Michigan (59%), leading to an increase in stress on reproductive corn and soybeans. Nationally, 47% …

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Heat to ease on much of the Plains

  For the remainder of the week, warm weather will cover much of the country. However, cloudiness and showers will help to suppress temperatures in the Southwest. Starting around mid-week, a heat wave will affect northern California and the Northwest, where little or no rain will fall during the next 5 days. In contrast, rainfall …

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Canada announces tariffs on some US beef products

Canada has implemented a 10 percent retaliatory duty on imports of prepared and cooked US beef in response to US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. US Meat Export Federation’s Jessica Spreitzer says Canada imported about $770 million of US beef last year and the duty on this subset of products represents a significant portion …

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President issues pardon for Oregon rancher

President Trump has pardoned Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond.  The Hammonds were involved in a dispute with federal authorities over federal land usage and were convicted in 2016 of using fire to destroy federal property.  Their sentence is said to have inspired Ammon Bundy to lead an armed standoff in 2016 when the group …

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Lean hog futures pressured by demand uncertainty

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the lack of direction from the cash market and the recent decline in wholesale prices pressured live cattle futures.  The negative moves today in lean hogs also carried over to cattle futures.  Feeder cattle contracts ended the day higher as corn prices fell and inputs remain extremely low.  August live …

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All 11 people on board survive plane crash on Alaska mountain

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE) — The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to rescue 11 people after their charter plane crashed into a mountain this afternoon near Ketchikan, Alaska. A Coast Guard spokesperson said all passengers on board are alive, but some were injured in the crash. Rescuers have located the plane and are trying to determine how …

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3 kids under 7 years old among family killed in murder-suicide at Delaware home, police say

WPVI-TV(PRICES CORNER, Del.) — A Delaware family of five, including three children under the age of 7, died in a “murder-suicide by gunshot,” police said. Troopers responded to the home in Prices Corner, Delaware, Monday night and found the five bodies — all shot dead — upstairs, Delaware State Police said. The husband, Matthew Edwards, …

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Plane carrying 11 crashes on Alaska mountain

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE) — A small plane carrying 10 passengers and a pilot crashed this afternoon near Ketchikan, Alaska, authorities said. Initial reports indicate that all 11 on board survived, according to the Anchorage Daily News. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Soybeans consolidate after recent volatility

Soybeans were mixed, mostly firm, consolidating after Monday’s sharply lower move and last Friday’s sharply higher activity. It was an up and down day, with traders watching development weather and the effects of tariffs. The USDA’s new supply and demand numbers out Thursday will factor in those tariffs. The reports are out at Noon Eastern/11 …

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Dean Foods becomes majority owner in dairy alternative business

Dean Foods Company has become a majority shareholder of Good Karma Foods, a plant-based food and beverage company. Dean Foods declined an interview with Brownfield but provided statements. CEO Ralph Scozzafava says diversification to higher-growth and on trend products is a key focus for Dean Foods. Good Karma Foods CEO Doug Radi says the partnership …

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Monsanto’s mid-season dicamba update

Monsanto held a conference call with reporters this morning to provide a mid-season update on dicamba.  Participating in the call were Ryan Rubischko, North America dicamba portfolio lead for Monsanto; Ty Witten, North America crop protection lead for Monsanto; and growers from Missouri and Texas who have applied XtendiMax. AUDIO: Excerpts from Monsanto dicamba update …

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Heat Advisory issued July 10 at 1:39PM MDT until July 11 at 7:00PM MDT by NWS

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY… The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Wednesday. * TEMPERATURES…afternoon temperatures will climb into the 90s in many areas. Heat index values will range from 98 to 105 degrees …

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3-year-old boy dies after he’s locked in hot car in Tennessee: Officials

iStock/Thinkstock(SWEETWATER, Tenn.) — A 3-year-old boy has died after he was found locked in a hot car in Sweetwater, Tennessee, on Monday, authorities said. The boy’s grandmother — who is also his guardian — told authorities she had been mowing a neighbor’s lawn while a teenager was watching several children at the home, according to …

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TSA finds python hidden in hard drive, stops real-life ‘Snakes on a Plane’ moment

TSA(NEW YORK) — Airport security agents stopped a woman from boarding a plane with a python wrapped in a nylon stocking concealed in a computer hard drive Sunday. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said its agents stopped a real-life version of “Snakes on a Plane” from happening after an agent noticed the ball python. “Agent …

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Thai cave where dramatic rescue of 12 boys and coach unfolded may become tourist attraction: Official

Asaf Zmirly(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) — It may be the most famous cave in the world and could soon become Thailand’s biggest tourist attraction. The underground maze where the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach unfolded might be made into a sightseeing destination, Thai officials said Tuesday. “In this crisis situation, today, I …

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One dead, several injured after plane crashes in South Africa

ER24(PRETORIA, South Africa) — One person is dead, several others are in critical condition after a charter plane crashed in Pretoria, South Africa. One person died at the scene and the several injuries range from minor to critical, according to Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for emergency service ER24. At least twenty passengers have been pulled …

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Mitchell drug dealer reaches a plea deal with prosecutors

A 29 year old Mitchell man accused of several felony drug charges has reached a deal with prosecutors. Steven Koster agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to distribution of meth and distribution of meth within 1000 feet of a drug-free zone. He also admitted to a probation violation. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed …

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