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    Pair of Amber Alerts Issued Over Weekend Video included

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    If you had a Smartphone anywhere near you Saturday night, you may have been startled by an Amber Alert that was issued at about 11:30 p.m. More>>

    Goodbye, Summer! Video included

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    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and wraps up the beach tourist season in South Baldwin County.  

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    Labor Day Parade Draws Big Crowd Video included

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    The 69th annual Southwest Alabama Labor Council Labor Day Parade drew one of the biggest crowds in the past five years. More>>

    Pit bull saves boy from attacking bees

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    He couldn't make it back up this hill to safety on his own. But luckily, their pit bull Hades came to the rescue. More>>

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    TD 5 in Gulf; PM Thunderstorms Here

    Tropical Depression #5 in the southern Gulf heads toward Mexico as we head for a pattern with more daily afternoon thunderstorms and temperatures just a little above average.
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    Scam Tricks You Into Giving Bank Information Video included

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    When you write a check, scammers then have all the information they need to wipe out your bank account.

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    Large Turnout Expected For Budget Hearing Video included

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    From raises to cuts everything's on the table Tuesday evening. The Mobile City Council will hold a public hearing on the budget at 5:30 Tuesday.


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    Tropical Depression 5 is in the Southern Gulf Video included

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    Tropical Depression number 5 formed this afternoon in the southern Gulf of Mexico on a path that will take it to Mexico within two days. That does not give it much time to strengthen. More>>

    40 Shots Fired in Birmingham Gun Battle

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    Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others. More>>

    VIDEO: Stabbing in French Quarter

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    Police are asking for the public's help to identify two women wanted for stabbing a man in the French Quarter after stealing his wallet. More>>

    Americans average 47 hour work weeks

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    Just in time for Labor Day, a new survey shows that most full-time American employees are probably logging more time on the job than a typical 40-hour work week. More>>

    Kraft Recalls Thousands of Cases of American Singles Cheese

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    Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled nearly 8,000 cases of some of its popular American Singles cheese product amid spoilage concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration.... More>>

    Daphne's Olivia Buchanan Crowned Distinguished Young Woman

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    WKRG News 5 wants to congratulate Daphne High School's Olivia Buchanan. She beat out 19 other Baldwin County Senior girls to win The Baldwin County Distinguished Young Woman competition. More>>

    Paddling for a Cure Video included

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    Two young men who are raising money to fight diabetes ended a 1,000 mile journey in the Mobile River Delta Sunday. More>>

    Bikers Hope First Bike Lane Won't Be The Last Video included

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    Downtown Mobile's first bike lane is on St. Louis Street and bikers made good use of it Sunday.

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    Missing Child Found Safe in Prichard Video included

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    Saturday night, the Fairfield Police Department issued a nationwide Amber Alert for 9-year-old Rashud Felix. More>>

    VIDEO: Battle of the Shark and Stingray Video included

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    A group in Destin, Florida catch a hammerhead shark's lunchtime on camera. More>>

    Bengals Put QB McCarron on Injured List

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    The Cincinnati Bengals put quarterback AJ McCarron on the injury list Saturday as they got down to the 53-man roster limit, making the fifth-round pick ineligible to practice for the first six weeks of the season. More>>

    Sims Starts, Alabama Beats WVU, 33-23

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    Blake Sims was good enough in his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday. More>>

    Auburn Tigers Beat Arkansas 45-21

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    Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Nick Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday. More>>

    Mother Seeks Justice For Murdered Daughter Video included

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    A mother is seeking justice for her daughter who was shot to death inside her home. More>>

    Troopers Investigating Deadly Car Accident Video included

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    Alabama State Troopers are investigating a deadly car accident. More>>

    Vacationer Drowns Near Navarre Beach

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    Deputies are looking into a possible drowning in Santa Rosa County, Florida. More>>

    1K-Pound Alligator Caught in Alabama Sets Record Video included

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    A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. More>>

    Details Emerge in Death of 5-Year-Old Girl Video included

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    The man suspected in the death of a little five-year-old girl in Gulfport went before a judge Friday. More>>

    Baldwin County Employees Get Pay Raises Video included

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    The Baldwin County Commission has approved a 1% cost of living adjustment for all county employees.

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    Labor Day Underway at Baldwin Beaches Video included

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    A big weekend ahead for coastal communities as thousands are headed for one last big blow out of the summer.

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    Lawsuit Challenging Cochran Dismissed

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    A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff. More>>

    Curved TVs: The Next Big Thing? Video included

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    In this News 5 Web Center Report, technology reporter J.B. Biunno checks out some televisions that are ahead of the curve. More>>

    Vigor Student Charged with Attempted Murder

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    The teenage student accused of attempting to shoot another student at Vigor High School on Wednesday is facing attempted murder charges. More>>

    Dolly Parton Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

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    Dolly Parton, who's usually flooding stadiums with fans around the world, cools off her Summer by taking a dive into the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. More>>

    Robbery Suspect Arrested Video included

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    Mobile Police make a quick arrest in armed robberies in the popular Oakleigh District. More>>

    BREAKING: Deadly Accident on I-10 in Grand Bay Video included

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    DEVELOPING STORY: News 5 is at the scene of a fatal accident on Interstate-10 eastbound in Grand Bay. More>>

    Chickasaw Police Say MRAP is Just a Tool Video included

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    News 5 got a close up look at a huge, half million dollar piece of equipment Chickasaw Police have at their disposal. More>>

    AltaPointe's CEO on Proposed Budget Cuts Video included

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    Non-profit agencies are trying to figure out how to survive in the face of drastic funding cuts in the Mobile mayor's new budget. One group being threatened helps people who struggle with mental health issues, substance abuse, and developmental disability. More>>

    Holiday Police Patrols On Baldwin Beach Express Video included

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    If you're using the new Baldwin Beach Express to get to Orange Beach Labor Day weekend, watch out for increased police patrols.

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    Sessions Blasts Obama On Illegal Immigration Video included

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    Senator Jeff Sessions says President Obama is acting “unlawfully” when the president talks about an executive amnesty for undocumented immigrants. More>>

    On Track for Another Record Season Video included

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    The upcoming Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer tourists season along Alabama beaches and according to tourism officials it's been another one for the record books.

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    Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

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    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation More>>

    7 week old tiger cubs at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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    They recently started meeting the public in what the zoo calls encounters where you get 30 minutes of tiger time to touch, play and take pictures with the cubs. More>>

    Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

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    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. More>>

    Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

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    Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology. More>>

    Drones Taking Off on Gulf Coast Video included

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    People who attended the Kenny Chesney concert noticed something odd in the sky. That includes Kenny Chesney himself, who couldn't help but smile at the flying robot hovering towards his face. More>>

    Report: 1,400 Sex Abuse Cases in One Town

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    Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked, and it is still going on, a government commissioned report says. More>>

    Drought Spreading Across Alabama

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    Drought is quickly spreading across Alabama.Statistics released Thursday show about two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry, and about 10 percent of the state is in a moderate drought. More>>

    Killer Amoeba Found in Water System

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    Testing has confirmed the presence of a killer amoeba in a water system serving three towns in St. John the Baptist Parish in southern Louisiana. More>>

    2 Arrested in Spice Bust

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    Officers seized three handguns, an altered shotgun, an assault rifle, cash, tactical gear and over 160 packs of spice. More>>

    3 Robbed in 2 Locations in Oakleigh Neighborhood

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    Mobile Police say three people were robbed in two different locations this morning in the Oakleigh neighborhood in midtown Mobile. More>>

    FBI Investigating Reports of Attacks on U.S. Banks

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    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. More>>

    Challenge Brings Cold, Hard Cash

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    Ice Bucket Challenge brings in close to $100M 

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    Vigor Faculty Takes Down Attempted Shooter Video included

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    An argument at Vigor high school ended with one student pulling a gun on another. More>>

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Video included

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    More than 400 gathered at Alabama's Cruise Terminal Wednesday to kick off The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

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    All You Need To Know About Migrant Work Visas Video included

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    News 5 talked to a foreign labor contractor about the federal government's H2a work visa program.

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    Police Say They Didn’t Harass Hispanic Workers Video included

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    Fairhope police have been accused of racial profiling and harassing migrant workers after they received concerned calls from the public. More>>

    Map Puts City Needs In Perspective

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    A map from the Stimpson administration shows more than 800 red dots where repairs are needed. The mayor says he's trying to drive home the point that infrastructure needs can't be ignored anymore.


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    No Testimony from Baldwin DA Video included

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    Details of an alleged sexual relationship between Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon and an investigator in her office will have to wait and may not happen at all. A defense attorney is using the alleged affair as part of his trial strategy.

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    US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

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    "It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa.  More>>

    Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

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    The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species. More>>

    Student Pulls Gun On Another Student Video included

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    DEVELOPING STORY: Prichard police say a 14-year-old student took a gun to Vigor High School and pulled it on another student during a fight. Police say the student tried to fire the gun twice, but school leaders stepped in before anyone was hurt. It is not clear at this time if the gun was working or if the safety was on. Students told News 5's Avery Cotton the fight happened in the hallway and chaos erupted.This all happened around 10:15 A.M. News 5 obtained exclusive video of a school leade... More>>

    Man Wanted For Indecent Exposure

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    Saraland Police are looking for a man, they say, exposed himself in public. More>>

    Study: Alabama's 15 Most Dangerous Cities Video included

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    Only one city in southern Alabama in among the state's 15 most dangerous and it's not even in the top 10, according to a new report. More>>

    WAVE Bus Crash with Injuries Video included

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    Ambulance crews rushed to the intersection of Airport and University Boulevard after a minivan collided with a WAVE Transit bus. The accident happened around 9:40 this morning. Medical crews carried three people away on stretchers and then loaded them into ambulances. Dozens of police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances responded to the scene and helped people injured in the accident. Traffic was stopped at one point on both Airport and University. As of 10:10, traffic is moving slowly exceptfo... More>>

    Operation Button Pusher

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    Three-year joint drug investigation in Baldwin County ends with 24 people arrested and sentenced to federal prison

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    Don't Break Cecilia's Heart!

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    Our Pet of the Week is a two year old pug-mix named Cecilia. She is absolutely adorable. We love that little under bite! She is a doll! She is crate-trained. She is very good with people. When adopted, she will be spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped.If you are interested in adopting Cecilia, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

    All-Women Sports Show

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    CBS Sports Network to launch all-women sports show next month More>>

    Spacecraft Crosses Neptune's Orbit

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    Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit More>>

    Residents Voice Opinions Ahead of OB School Vote Video included

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    Several hundred Orange Beach residents showed up to learn about the city's plan to split from Baldwin County Schools Tuesday night. More>>

    Hispanics On Temporary Work Visas Claim Police Harassment Video included

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    Migrant workers on legal, temporary work visas claim they were harassed by officers with the Fairhope Police Dept. 

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    Local Pharmacy Busted for Codeine Video included

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    The owner, Donald Scarcliff, is charged with illegally selling codeine from the location. More>>

    Mayor’s Youtube Videos Explain Budget Spending Video included

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    Mayor Sandy Stimpson is posting videos to Facebook that explain why the city is spending money on certain capital items.

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    Mobile City Retirees And Non-Profits Speak Out On Cuts Video included

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    Whether you were at the Mobile City Council meeting or finance committee the message was the same. People wanted cuts to come from somewhere else.


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    Red Snapper Debate Continues Video included

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    Red snapper season has come and gone but the fight to land more fish continues. Now state officials have the numbers to back up what they have been saying all along.

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    Cocaine-Tainted Dollar Bills Make Banker's Fingers Go Numb

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    A sample of some dollar bills tested positive for cocaine.
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    Shooting Instructor Killed by 9 Year Old

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    Authorities say an Arizona shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. More>>

    Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Arrest

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    Jesean Morris, who was wanted in Nebraska for violating the terms of parole, was picked up by police after he posted a video to Facebook of himself participating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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    Miss. Officials: Second Death From West Nile Virus

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    The state Department of Health said Tuesday the most recent death occurred in Madison County. More>>

    Parker Griffith Challenges Gov. Bentley to Debates

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    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Parker Griffith is challenging Republican Gov. Robert Bentley to a series of seven debates before the November election. More>>

    Police Probe Theft From Rosa Parks' Old Apartment

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    Police say thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus. More>>

    Red Snapper Totals Lower Than Estimates

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    The Alabama Red Snapper Reporting program estimates that 418,000 pounds of red snapper were landed in Alabama through June 30. More>>

    Baldwin County Man Arrested in Stabbing Death

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    Authorities have arrested a man that was wanted out of Escambia County, Florida in connection with a deadly stabbing on Sunday. More>>

    Would You Eat Something Called 'Meat Mountain'

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    The fast-food giant is rolling out a sandwich containing at least half a pound of assorted meats and cheeses. More>>

    Shut Out Of Crash Investigation

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    UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe More>>

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      Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled nearly 8,000 cases of some of its popular American Singles cheese product amid spoilage concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration....
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