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One of ‘Golden State Killer’s’ youngest victims recalls attacker in her bedroom

Courtesy of Margaret Wardlow(SACRAMENTO) — When Margaret Wardlow recalls her childhood in Sacramento, California, she divides it into two distinct time frames. There’s the Sacramento before 1977, which she described as “a beautiful place” where she took hikes with her beloved golden retriever along the American River, a community where “I totally felt safe.” Then …

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Evacuations ordered as Hawaii volcano erupts

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  At least 1,800 people were ordered to evacuate on Thursday because of an erupting volcano, a Hawaii County Civil Defense spokesperson told ABC News. No injuries have been reported so far and no homes have been destroyed, but a subdivision road and some heavily forested private property have been damaged. Hawaii Gov. …

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Inexpensive lightning cables could harm your phone

Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — We spend so much time on our phones that one of our biggest concerns is keeping them charged. But could grabbing some of those inexpensive cables to charge our iPhones put your phone at risk? They’re known as lightning cables, and they seem to be available everywhere we go …

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Severe weather outbreak winding down after dozens of tornado reports

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Thursday was the fourth straight day of severe weather throughout much of the U.S., a period during which 38 tornadoes were reported across six states — 18 in Kansas; five each in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa; four in Missouri; and one in Arkansas. The severe weather is calming down from earlier …

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Evacuations ordered as Hawaii volcano erupts

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  At least 1,800 people were ordered to evacuate on Thursday because of an erupting volcano, a Hawaii County Civil Defense spokesperson told ABC News. No injuries have been reported so far and no homes have been destroyed, but a subdivision road and some heavily forested private property have been damaged. The Kilauea …

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CME dairy markets mixed Thursday

Butter and nonfat dry milk were up, but most other dairy markets were down Thursday at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Class Three May milk was down $.11 at $15.12 a hundredweight. June was down $.09 to $15.59. July was down $.10 to $15.96.  August was down $.08 to $16.30. The milk futures from September through …

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Hard winter wheat tour projects 37 b/a

The final projected yield from the 2018 Hard Winter Wheat Tour of Kansas and surrounding states is 37 bushels per acre. Tour participants estimated total wheat production in Kansas at just over 243 million bushels.  That would be 90 million bushels less than last year’s crop and the lowest production in Kansas since 1989. According …

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Volkswagen ex-CEO indicted in emissions defeat device scandal

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has been charged with alleged conspiracy to defraud the United States and VW customers in the so-called “defeat device” scheme, the Department of Justice announced today. Winterkorn, who served as chairman of the board from 2007 to 2015, is the highest ranking Volkswagen official indicted …

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Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A growing thirst for tequila from New York to Tokyo has made the sale of the drink into a multibillion-dollar industry, but its production remains rooted in centuries-old methods of farming using hand tools and packmules. Mexico’s western state of Jalisco is the heartland of the tequila industry, where ‘jimadores,’ the farmers …

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Alleged hazing attack by high school football team caught on camera

Obtained by ABC News(MOBILE, Ala.) — The parents of a high school freshman are demanding their son’s football coach be fired, saying their son was brutally beaten by members of his own football team in an alleged hazing attack caught on cell phone video. Fourteen-year-old Rodney Kim Jr. suffered a broken arm, busted lip and …

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Biological mother breaks down at sentencing of woman who stole and raised her child: ‘I am your mother, Kamiyah’

ABCNews.com(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)– The woman accused of kidnapping a baby just hours after birth appeared in a sentencing hearing Thursday morning. Gloria Williams kidnapped Kamiyah Mobley in July 1998, hours after her mother, Shanara Mobley, gave birth in Jacksonville, Florida. Williams then took the child to South Carolina where she would raise her under the name …

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Marathon runner who received heart transplant meets donor’s parents for first time

Kristin N. Marx(GREENDALE, Wis.) — Seventeen years after the death of their daughter, Pam and Tim Huber got a chance to hear her heartbeat again, thanks to Kristin Marx. Marx met them for the first time in Greendale, Wisconsin, after connecting on social media. Her sister-in-law, a nurse, also brought along a stethoscope so the …

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Tyson to invest in lab-grown meat maker

Tyson says it’s investing $2.2 million in Future Meat Technologies, a Jerusalem-based biotech company that manufactures meat directly from animal cells, without having to raise or process animals. Tyson is also putting money into other so-called fake meat makers Beyond Meat and Memphis Meats.  Future Meat Technologies says it’s the only company so far that …

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Cattle futures higher on stronger cash trade

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed sharply higher supported by Thursday’s cash trade and stronger retail prices.  Feeder cattle also closed sharply higher – latching on to the momentum from the live cattle market.  June live cattle closed $1.67 higher at $106.52 and August live cattle closed $1.55 higher at $105.52.  May feeder …

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DuPont/ADM launches plant for potential new market for corn

DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland have begun a first-of-its-kind pilot project to produce a renewable source of FDME at an ADM plant in Decatur, Illinois. “We’ve been working with ADM now for several years to develop a new process to take fructose made from cornstarch and transform it into a chemical that can be used …

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Nutrien Ag Solutions a one-stop-shop for crop farmers

The world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services is launching what it calls a one-stop digital platform to assists growers with everything from agronomic decisions to paying bills. Nutrien, formed at the beginning of the year when Canadian companies Agrium and the Potash Corporation merged, is re-branding its retail division as Nutrien Ag Solutions. …

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Farm Bureau’s dairy revenue insurance approved

  The American Farm Bureau Federation expects to offer dairy farmers a new revenue insurance policy later this summer. AFBF’s market intelligence director John Newton tells Brownfield they’ve partnered with American Farm Bureau Insurance Services to develop a dairy revenue protection program that models crop insurance products.  “It protects the quarterly revenue for milk sales …

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Cellphone video shows Miami Police officer apparently kicking suspect in the head during arrest

Obtained by ABC News(MIAMI) — A Miami Police officer has been relieved of duty after cellphone video emerged on social media appearing to show him kicking a suspect in the head during an arrest. In the video, taken by a Miami resident on Thursday morning, the suspect holds his hands behind his back as he …

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Twitter warns users to change their passwords

Bethany Clarke/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Twitter is warning users to change their passwords after a bug could have exposed them to prying eyes. The social media company identified a bug that stored passwords “unmasked” (in plain text) in an internal log, according to a Twitter blog post. Twitter already patched the bug, it claimed Thursday, …

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Driver in New York City crash that killed 2 children charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide

Leah Finnegan/Twitter(NEW YORK) — The driver in a New York City crash that killed two children — including the 4-year-old daughter of Tony award-winning Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles — has been indicted on several charges relating to the deaths. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that 44-year-old Staten Island resident Dorothy Bruns was …

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