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The barrier around a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo was not in compliance with regulations when a 3-year-old boy fell into the enclosure in May, according to a federal investigation.  Zoo officials questioned the finding by pointing out the barrier passed muster with federal authorities about a month before the boy’s fall.  “In its 38-year history, the barrier system at Gorilla World has always been found compliant during USDA inspections,” a statement from the zoo said.  A member of an animal response team fatally shot a Western lowland gorilla named Harambe on May 28 after determining that the ape posed an imminent threat to the child. The animal’s death unleashed a public fury that was directed both at the child’s mother and at the zoo for its decision to use lethal force.  Inspectors from the U.S.

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One of the several types of signs that can be found on subways, in airports, and in public places in the United States, urging civilians to “report suspicious activity.” Photo courtesy of Mass.Gov Last July, just four days after the attacks on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, I was about to leave Boston Logan Airport for a trip overseas with a layover in Istanbul. With the recent airport attack and the host of attacks that had occurred over the preceding months, I was a bit uneasy and a lot more aware of my surroundings. While waiting for my flight at Logan Airport, I kept hearing announcements about a security awareness program called SAFE (Security Awareness for Everyone), which urges passengers to report any suspicious behavior.

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Woman screams at press after Trump rally: “we're mad at you!” pic.twitter.com/r5ewYTpfwB — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2016 Covering Donald Trump rallies has never been easy for journalists. Members of the press are often the target of jeering by unruly crowds that are  egged on by the candidate himself

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The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board on Sunday shamed GOP leaders for their response to the graphic video of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault , writing that not only should Trump drop out of the race, but all Republicans with “a shred of self-respect” should dump him too. “Every Republican Party leader or elected official who has a shred of self-respect should drop him cold. We question the moral fiber of anyone who does not,” the scathing editorial reads

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Deb Henretta is Senior Advisor at SSA & Company , where she helps leaders better leverage big data and advanced analytics to drive strong, sustained top-line and bottom-line results.

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A 17-year-old western lowland gorilla was shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after he snatched up a 4-year-old boy who fell into his enclosure Saturday. The gorilla, named Harambe, dragged the boy around and held him for about 10 minutes, zoo officials said at a press conference. The boy was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries , according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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A man from Tennessee who has the words “psycho” tattooed on his forehead and “nazi” inked on his throat is accused of stabbing another man in the stomach.

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A banner bearing a portrait of Harriet Tubman, credited with leading scores of slaves to freedom aided by a secret network, hangs inside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (John W

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Many painful emotional issues face family members and friends when a loved one becomes terminally ill. These include communicating the diagnosis to others; overcoming denial that the person is, in fact, near death; feeling the need to “be strong” and hide their sadness for the benefit of the patient and others; dealing with anticipatory grief; handling the physical and emotional exhaustion of intensive caregiving; and deciding when or whether to engage hospice care services

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Perspective For Profit

24Ene

If the Fox News Channe l has taught us anything, it’s that opinions are priceless. That network has built a billion dollar dynasty on dissuasion – whether you approve of its tactics or not.

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Trump Supporters Turned Down At Door

24Ene

PELLA, Iowa — Hundreds stood in line in freezing temperatures for Donald Trump’s event, to risk the chance of being turned away at the door. Donald Trump spoke at Central College in Pella.

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A Riddle Just For Those Over 50

17Ene

You’re walking down the street doing what you normally do — running an errand, buying groceries — when you stop spellbound in your tracks. You’ve seen something startling. It’s in the store window staring back at you and it’s not a mannequin

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This week President Obama announced a series of actions on guns. The word that journalists most often used to describe them was “modest.” Obama clarified exactly who is “in the business” of selling guns, and thus must perform a background check on potential customers.

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In April on CNBC , I called a top in the China market and urged a move to cash. The accompanying chart — see the red arrow — underscores the prescience of the call.

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RG3 cleared out his locker today, save for this note.

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Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Mike Munchak has absolutely no chill.  Towards the end of the first quarter of the Steelers’ Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night, Munchak yanked a handful of Bengals safety Reggie Nelson’s dreadlocks.  Nelson barrelled into the Steelers’ sidelines after pushing running back Jordan Todman out-of-bounds. Munchak may have felt like Nelson unnecessarily shoved his running back into the sideline — Todman was nearly out-out-bounds when Nelson hit him, and the extra push sent Todman crashing into the bench. Todman should have been the star of the play for his darting run, but one of his coaches overreacted to a bit of chippiness on Nelson’s part.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has responded to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s recent challenge with an all-timer of a touchdown catch. Ahead of Saturday night’s Steelers road playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Roethlisberger publicly challenged his inconsistent big-play threat

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A Texas man was wearing an anti-drugs campaign T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.”  The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug.   Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday

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The kindness of a generous deputy is helping a displaced family get back on track.  Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Bussell, of Butler County, Ohio, went beyond the call of duty when he put up a homeless family in a hotel for 10 days and sent them on a shopping spree , WLWT reported. The deputy vowed to help Tierra Gray and her two sons get back on their feet while they figured out their housing situation

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Raiders Got Better With Addition Of Smith

13Sep

Photo by Raiders Oakland, CA – One door closes, another one opens. The Raiders got better when they added Aldon Smith to their roster just days before the home opener. Despite Santa Clara conveniently charging him with three misdemeanors almost three hours after news broke he signed with Oakland Friday morning.

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Katrina: After the Flood

24Ago

“Ring out the bells again Like we did when spring began Wake me up when September ends” -Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) With the tsunami of media leading into the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, it seems impossible that an author could come up with a new, insightful and passionate history of the 10 years after the hurricane that is not a rehash of something that has been already said. Gary Rivlin made the impossible happen. His book Katrina: After the Flood will be the historic book of record for anyone studying that time period or those who want to learn the politics of rationing resources when a region is starting all over again

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We’re going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we’re going to start with Donald Trump (if you’re sick of hearing about Trump, just skip down eight or ten paragraphs and continue reading). Trump is helicoptering in to the Iowa State Fair today, so perhaps he’ll have said something even more outrageous by the time you read this. Hey, it’s a pretty safe bet, at this point.

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Black Lives Matter! So Demand Tech!

10Ago

There is a side to our most recent social crisis that seems to have escaped much attention from the press or those shouting “Black Lives Matter!” That aspect is a rather nerdy but fundamental matter of technology and the role that it plays in justice. We are all used to Hollywood’s hand-wringing assumption that tech only serves the powerful. But recent history suggests exactly the opposite.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations , which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a Senate report released Thursday.

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Americans really love animals. There is nothing that will make the heart of an American overflow with feelings of love like the sight of a puppy or a kitten. Animals have the power to transform people who are heartless towards other human beings into tolerant saints, and to change otherwise selfish, flighty people who can barely sustain a relationship for longer than a month into affectionate, generous caregivers.

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Between Heaven & Hell

03Ago

The author nearly 70 years ago, when life was still a journey to ponder It’s an oppressively hot day. It was the first time this summer the temperature had gotten up in to the 90s. That wouldn’t have meant much–after all it’s now August–but for the humidity.

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Every day, I work with corporate leaders who understand the power of business platforms to make a difference. Regardless of the specific professional missions of their companies, these executives recognize that there’s a natural social mission they can tap into that will transform their place in the world, greatly impacting their communities, employees and bottom lines

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  Butt-dials are a threat to every cellphone user, but thanks to a ruling by a Kentucky court this week, the risks associated with the accidental act has skyrocketed.

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A freight train carrying a highly flammable and toxic substance partly derailed and caught fire around midnight on Thursday near Knoxville, Tennessee, officials said.

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Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds walked on three balls during Sunday’s game against the visiting Washington Nationals. No, Votto wasn’t given a one-ball allowance. Four balls still constitute a base-on-balls

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Gina Pinto Williams is a Peruvian immigrant who owns four Liberty Tax Service franchise locations in the greater Cincinnati area. Immigrating to the United States in 1999, Gina searched for opportunities to further her skills, live the American dream and achieve the success many people in her home country never realize.

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Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still has some more amazing news about his daughter’s battle with cancer: Leah is officially in remission.

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Some things in life are just too good to handle. Quincy Kroner had that exact feeling on March 13 when he met his local heroes — the neighborhood garbage men.

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By Steve Bittenbender March 3 (Reuters) – An Ohio gay rights activist was charged early Tuesday with falsely claiming he had been kidnapped and his family was in danger, setting off a police search in the Cincinnati area, authorities said. Adam Hoover, 20, who is from Harrison, Ohio, posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that he was in the trunk of his 2000 Ford Escort and his abductors planned to kill his family. Law enforcement officials quickly found his car, but not Hoover, who was eventually found nearby unharmed and questioned by authorities, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati, fire and emergency medical officials said.

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By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 31 (Reuters) – A transgender Ohio teen walked in front of an oncoming truck and was crushed to death on Sunday morning, leaving behind a suicide note that has resonated around the world and led to calls for a federal law to protect other transgender adolescents.

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By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) – A suburban Cincinnati man’s zombie-themed Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Seigfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues. The zoo says Future — one of two male African white lions loaned permanently by Siegfried and Roy in 1998 — was put down Thursday.

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By Emily Le Coz (Reuters) – A Mississippi pastor brought a horse in a wedding dress to stand with him outside a federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge’s ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the socially conservative state’s ban on gay marriage. The horse, complete with white flowers tucked into its harness and a bouquet at its feet, munched grass as the pastor, Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, spoke and waved signs at passersby. “Do you take this horse to be your unnatural wedded spouse to have and to hold?” one sign read

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When newlyweds Rob and Erin Marshall discovered that they were expecting their first child, they decided to make a time-lapse video of one-second clips from each day leading up to the birth. “We thought it would be priceless for our son to look back at this video and see how excited his family was for his arrival,” Rob told The Huffington Post in an email. But the parents-to-be were not prepared for the heartbreaking events that would transpire during the 258-day project.

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Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, martes 14 de Agosto del 2012 El español sabe que pedir paciencia es algo complicado en Pumas Indicó que la falta de adaptación ha sido uno de los factores del mal rendimiento Conscientes de que Pumas ha estado lejos de su mejor nivel y más de los resultados esperados, Luis García sentenció que nadie en el plantel auriazul puede presumir de haber dado su mejor partido en las cuatro jornadas que van del Apertura 2012, aunque también se dijo tranquilo del trabajo realizado. “Creo que siempre se puede dar un poco más, llevamos cuatro jornadas y creo que ningún jugador, por muy bien que lo esté haciendo, puede decir que ha dado el máximo

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Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, martes 14 de Agosto del 2012 El argentino no pide paciencia a la afición universitaria Descartó que la falta de resultados se deba a la presión generada Lejos de las expectativas que surgieron entorno a los Pumas con la llegada de refuerzos, Emanuel Villa aceptó que el cuadro universitario está muy lejos de tener un buen nivel y de responder a las ilusiones de la afición luego de que el torneo anterior simplemente fue para el olvido.

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Jessika Méndez | MEDIOTIEMPO (Corresponsal) Monterrey, Nuevo León, martes 14 de Agosto del 2012 Los felinos ocupan la tercera posición de la tabla general con ocho puntos La cancha sintética del Estadio Caliente, donde juega Xoloitzcuintles de local, es incómoda para Tigres, según señaló el mediocampista felino Damián Álvarez, pero aún así dice que no pondrán pretextos, ya que su equipo es muy importante y puede ganar en Tijuana.   “Es de saber que es incómoda la cancha, lo importante es adaptarse rápido para hacer un buen partido, lejos de excusas, de priorizar el campo de juego, debemos ser inteligentes para adaptarnos rápido.   “Sabemos que vamos a enfrentar a un buen Tijuana, que desde que subió ha hecho las cosas bien, un equipo que propone mucho de local y nosotros con lo de siempre, no vamos a renunciar a lo que venimos haciendo y nos sentimos un equipo importante para ganar en Tijuana”, declaró el volante izquierdo

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Filed under: Béisbol Ozzie Guillen “Hoy 10 de abril, es la última vez que esta persona habla de política. Ojalá que este desagradable momento me haya enseñado. He aprendido a no meterme en lo que no conozco”.

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Filed under: Béisbol , Derek Jeter Fue una noche de primeras veces para Derek Jeter y los Yanquis de Nueva York, incluida la victoria. Jeter pegó de 4-4, el dominicano Iván Nova recibió dos carreras en siete entradas y Nueva York consiguió el lunes en la noche su primera victoria de la temporada al batir 6-2 a los Orioles de Baltimore. Jeter conectó sencillo y anotó en la primera entrada, pegó imparable en la tercera, impulsó carrera con un doble como parte de un racimo de tres rayas en el cuarto capítulo, bateó de sacrificio en el sexto capítulo y consiguió sencillo en el octavo.

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Filed under: Béisbol , Baseball Por Noah Trister Detroit – El batazo de Alex Avila se enfiló a lo profundo del bosque derecho, apenas superando el alcance del jardinero y el muro. Una emocionante serie inaugural de temporada en el Comerica Park finalmente acabó, y el catcher de Detroit podía pensar ahora en un necesitado descanso.

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Filed under: Béisbol El dominicano Albert Pujols bateó cuatro hits y remolcó tres carreras el jueves para ayudar a los Angelinos de Los Angeles a remontar un déficit de siete y vencer 11-8 a los Reales de Kansas City en un partido de pretemporada. Las cosas se pusieron interesantes en el segundo inning cuando el cubano Kendry Morales, Mark Trumbo y Hank Conger conectaron cuadrangulares consecutivos frente al abridor de los Reales Everett Teaford, que estaba respaldado por una cómoda ventaja de 7-0. ___ Guzmán batea jonrón y los Padres vencen 12-11 a Cachorros PEORIA, Arizona (AP) – El venezolano Jesús Guzmán y Jason Bartlett pegaron cuadrangulares en el triunfo de los Padres de San Diego por 12-11 sobre los Cachorros de Chicago.

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Filed under: NFL , Super Bowl Pro Bowl 2012 Honolulu – Brandon Marshall capturó seis pases para 176 yardas e impuso marca en el Pro Bowl con cuatro touchdowns, con lo que ayudó a la Conferencia Americana a repuntar el domingo durante la segunda mitad para vencer 59-41 a la Conferencia Nacional. Marshall, receptor de los Delfines de Miami, anotó sendos touchdowns con atrapadas en cada cuarto, incluyendo un pase tempranero de 74 yardas y otro de tres yardas en el último período, en un partido caracterizado por varios pases capturados en jugadas espectaculares

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Filed under: NFL Honolulu – Brandon Marshall capturó seis pases para 176 yardas e impuso marca en el Pro Bowl con cuatro touchdowns, con lo que ayudó a la Conferencia Americana a repuntar el domingo durante la segunda mitad para vencer 59-41 a la Conferencia Nacional.

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Filed under: NFL Por David Ginsbur BALTIMORE – Los Ravens de Baltimore no sólo obtuvieron el domingo otra victoria en casa: se la quitaron de las manos a los Texans de Houston, en la NFL . Ed Reed selló un triunfo por 20-13 con el cuarto robo de balón de Baltimore y, para cuando salió cojeando del campo, los Ravens ya se habían asegurado su segundo viaje en cuatro temporadas a la final de la Conferencia Americana. Baltimore (13-4) visitará a Tom Brady y los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra el próximo domingo y el ganador irá al Súper Bowl

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Filed under: NFL Los Texans de Houston no mostraron nervios el sábado en su debut en los playoffs de la NFL. El novato J.J. Watt devolvió una intercepción para un touchdown y Andre Johnson y Arian Foster definieron el partido con anotaciones en la segunda mitad para que los Texans vencieran 31-10 a los Bengals de Cincinnati en la primera ronda de la postemporada

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Filed under: NFL La próxima semana arrancan los playoffs del futbol americano con la ronda de comodines, en el caso de las Green Bay, San Francisco, Baltimore y Nueva Inglaterra, no jugarán y descansaran en la primera ronda. Sábado 7 de enero AFC: No. 6 Cincinnati (9-7) visita No

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Filed under: Videos , NFL , NFL Videos El touchdown de Jerome Simpson con una inesperada y acrobática vuelta en el aire todavía tiene perplejos a los Bengals. El receptor, en su cuarto año, ejecutó el sábado la jugada que definirá su carrera, al dar un salto mortal por encima de un linebacker de Arizona y caer con los pies en la zona de anotación para contribuir a la victoria por 23-16.

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Filed under: Baloncesto Tremenda gresca se desató en el baloncesto colegial de la NCAA, entre los equipos de Xavier Musketeers y los Cincinnati Bearcats.

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