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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence more than doubled in new ruling

Marco Longari - Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Paralympic athlete and convicted killer Oscar Pistorius will spend the next 13 years and five months behind bars after the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) lengthened his jail sentence from six years to the maximum penalty.The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) turned to the SCA earlier this month to appeal the sentence handed down by the High Court in Pretoria.The former Paralympic gold medalist and Olympic competitor shot and killed his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp in the ...

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Texas trooper shot and killed during routine traffic stop

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Texas Department of Public Safety police officer was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving while conducting a routine traffic stop in Freestone County, authorities said. Freestone County is about 90 miles southeast of Dallas.According to Texas DPS officials, trooper Damon Allen was returning to his patrol vehicle at about 4 p.m. following the stop when he was shot by a rifle. Allen was pronounced dead at a local hospital.The suspect, 32-year-old Dabrett Montreal Black, fled the scene before being ...

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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/23/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALLMississippi 31, (16) Mississippi St. 28NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEMinnesota 30, Detroit 23L.A. Chargers 28, Dallas 6Washington 20, N.Y. Giants 10TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(1) Duke 99, Portland St. 81SMU 66, (2) Arizona 60(4) Michigan St. 73, DePaul 51(5) Villanova 85, Tennessee 76(7) Florida 108, Stanford 87(9) North Carolina 102, Portland 78(15) Xavier 83, George Washington 64(17) Gonzaga 86, Ohio State 59W. Kentucky 77, (18) Purdue 73Rhode Island 75, (20) Seton Hall 74(21) Saint Mary's (Cal) 89, ...

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Young woman raises over $280K for homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to buy her gas

Kate McClure(NEW YORK) -- A young woman has raised over $280,000 for a homeless man who, she said, spent his last $20 to buy her gas after she became stranded on a major interstate.On a fundraising page she has since set up for the man, Kate McClure, 27, wrote that she pulled off an exit ramp on I-95 near Philadelphia late one night when she realized her car was running out of gas.A homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt, 34, spotted her vehicle and approached to offer ...

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US Navy calls off search for three missing sailors two days after crash

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Navy has called off search and rescue efforts for three missing sailors who were on board a C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft two days after it crashed into the Philippine Sea.During the two-day search for the missing crew members, eight U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships, three helicopter squadrons, and maritime patrol aircraft were deployed to search over 1,000 square nautical miles. Initially, eight crew members were rescued about 40 minutes after the aircraft crashed.The Navy tweeted that the victims were ...

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As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Maria, many residents turn to charities for a Thanksgiving meal

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving marks the 64th day since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving behind a trail of at least 50 deaths, thousands of displaced residents and a severely damaged electrical grid that still is in a dire state.The office of Governor Ricardo Rossello on Thursday released a new batch of figures which illustrate that the U.S. commonwealth is still reeling from the strongest storm to hit the island in 80 years:51 percent of the electrical grid is generating power; there is no ...

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Flynn legal team no longer discussing special counsel Russia probe with Trump lawyers

Andrew Harrer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Trump's legal team that they will no longer share information regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, ABC News has confirmed.The New York Times first broke the news, calling it an indication that Flynn may be cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a deal.Sources familiar with the discussions between Flynn's legal team and the president's attorneys tell ABC News there was never a formal, signed ...

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YTMT Logo Before there was Harvey Weinstein…

So why, now, are we seemingly going in reverse with respect to the treatment of women by nominally well-educated, well-refined men?

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UT Health Logo Foot Pain: Steps to Relief

Foot pain is a very common medical complaint, and it’s one that takes many forms and has multiple causes. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast podiatric medicine expert Dr. David Andreone answers your questions about foot pain — its causes and the steps that can be taken to give you relief.

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