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    Here are the ‘rules’ for how much to tip valet, waiters and more

    First there’s the valet. Awaiting your arrival with a welcoming smile, a claim ticket and a tacit understanding that you’ll know how to properly reciprocate ($5) when it’s time to retrieve your car. Followed by the bellman ($2 first bag, $1 each additional). And the concierge ($5 to $20, depending on the task), who can recommend several good bistros in the area and help with hard-won reservations. Later, the taxi driver whisks you to your restaurant (10-20%) where the maitre […]

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    Gen. Petraeus expected to plead guilty to federal charges in plea deal

    Gen. David Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to federal charges to end a probe into whether he provided classified information to his mistress when he was CIA chief, according to a U.S. official briefed on the matter.

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    Man facing death sentence for horrific New Delhi rape blames his victim

    NEW DELHI, India (CNN) — The father of a New Delhi gang rape victim, whose shocking attack on a public bus provoked outrage around the world, is calling for the immediate execution of the convicted rapists after one of them blamed the dead woman and told documentary filmmakers that “she should just be silent and allow the rape.” Mukesh Singh, a bus driver, was one of five men convicted in the 2012 gang rape case and sentenced to death by […]

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    Experts shocked by who was inside mystery coffin found at King Richard III’s grave site

    (CNN) — First came the shocking discovery of a medieval English king’s burial site in a parking lot. Then came the unearthing of a mysterious coffin, near where the king was buried. Archaeologists theorized it contained the remains of an prominent man, possibly a knight or a Catholic Church official. After the coffin was opened, another shocker: The person inside was a woman, researchers said this week. Who was she? A wealthy aristocrat, church benefactor, beloved servant? Whoever she was, […]

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    Volcano grows new┬áisland, swallows up neighbor

    (CNN) — Magma and lava from a Japanese volcano is forming new geography in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. An eruption on the tiny volcanic island of Nishinoshima in November 2013 formed a small islet right next to it when molten lava cooled. That islet has merged with its neighbor and continues to develop. The newly formed island has grown to 2.46 square kilometers (.94 square miles), according to the Japanese coast guard, which sent an observation plane […]

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    Myles’ Forecast: More rain and a huge warm up

    Several rain chances this week and a huge warm up tomorrow

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    Patrick’s forecast: Puddles today, ice tomorrow (Oh and more snow possible)

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    Everyone in Colorado may get a pot tax refund

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Thanks to Colorado’s new pot tax and a quirky state law, residents may get a special one-time tax refund next year. The total could be about $59 million. That’s how much the state expects to collect from taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana, which Colorado legalized last year. Some of that money was slated for schools, but it may go back into taxpayers’ pockets instead. The reason for the refund: Colorado is expected to collect […]

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    Huge marijuana bust at California border crossing nets 15 tons

    (CNN) — When searching for hidden stash, an obvious place to check is the mattress. Federal police in California did so last week, and found 15 tons of marijuana, and made the second largest weed bust in history at a U.S. border crossing. The truck carrying the weed crossed into California from Mexico at Otay Mesa. The shipment was labeled as “mattresses and cushions.” A Customs and Border Police officer had the cargo bay X-rayed, and the objects inside didn’t […]

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    Hyundai recalls 200,000 vehicles for power steering defect

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles that could have a power steering defect that increases the risk of a crash, according to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday. The recall will affect Elantra sedans produced between 2008 and 2010, as well as 2009 to 2010 Elantra Touring hatchbacks. The company estimates that about 3% of those vehicles exhibit the defect. The problem is a flaw in the vehicles’ electronic power […]

  • Crash after 40-mile police chase from Sussex to Suffolk leaves one dead

    One person is dead after a fatal crash that occurred on US-58 during a police chase on Tuesday morning.

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    High formaldehyde levels found in flooring from Lumber Liquidators, report says

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A report on CBS’ “60 Minutes” has knocked the floor out from under Lumber Liquidators. The report by CNN’s Anderson Cooper revealed Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring sold by the company contains high levels of the cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde. Lumber Liquidators plunged more than 25% by mid-morning Monday. Earlier the stock was halted from trading. That’s after the stock lost more than a quarter of its value — 26% — last Wednesday when the CEO warned investors of […]


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