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Charlottesville car attacker pleads for mercy in sentencing memo

The man who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally two years ago has pleaded for mercy and asked for a sentence less than life imprisonment in his federal hate crimes case. In a sentencing memorandum filed in federal court Friday, James A. Fields Jr. said the court should not…MORE

Fire that engulfed Philadelphia refinery has been extinguished, officials say

A fire that engulfed a Philadelphia refinery and sparked air-quality concerns has been extinguished, according to city officials. The fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions was put out on Saturday afternoon, according to a statement on the city’s website. The fire began with an explosion on Friday morning from a vat of butane and propane. Residents…MORE

Hot air balloon crash-lands into a crowd at a Missouri festival, injuring one

Festivities at a hot air balloon festival in Missouri abruptly turned into fright as one of the balloons botched its landing and crashed into crowd of spectators. A young girl suffered minor injuries after the balloon crashed through some tree limbs and struck spectators at the Hannibal Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday evening. An “experienced balloonist”…MORE

Beth Chapman from ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ is in a medically induced coma

Beth Chapman, the bail bondswoman who starred on the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” is in a medically induced coma, her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman has confirmed on Facebook. The Facebook post linked to a Hawaii News Now story saying that Chapman was admitted to the ICU at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. “Please…MORE

Infant formula sold only at Walmart is recalled because of fears of metal

An infant formula sold only at Walmart was voluntarily recalled on Friday because of the potential presence of “metal foreign matter” in a single lot of the product, Perrigo Company said in a news release. The recall affects a single lot, or 23,388 containers, of the 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula…MORE

A US postal worker was shot dead while delivering mail in Louisiana

A United States postal service worker was shot and killed while making deliveries in Louisiana, authorities said. The postal worker, identified as Antonio Williams, 52, was shot Saturday morning in Shreveport, according to Caddo County spokesman John Prime. He was making deliveries around 11:20 a.m. when the attack happened, and was declared dead at the…MORE

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