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American tourist dies after drinking alcohol in Mexico

Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 8:42 AM EDT Mexico is the top international destination for U.S. travelers; nearly 30 million Americans visited the country last year alone.    People come to Mexico for the beautiful beaches and just unwind and let loose. But one Wisconsin family of four who visited in January to do just that lost their 20-year-old daughter. She was found face down in a swimming pool after drinking.  The U.S. State Department is now warning Americans to consume alcohol in moderation while visiting Mexico, and to get…

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3-year-old twins drown in pool on Long Island

The scene at a residence in Melville, New York where two toddlers were pulled from a backyard swimming pool. CBS New York MELVILLE, N.Y. — Police said 3-year-old twin brothers have died after they were pulled from a backyard swimming pool in Long Island, CBS New York reports. First responders arrived at the Melville home around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The incident began when the mother woke up and saw her 5-year-old son, but discovered her 3-year-old boys missing.  The mother looked out the window and saw one of the…

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Fishing boat captain takes action after vessel capsizes

Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 10:01 AM EDT JUNEAU, Alaska — A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast. Coast Guard video of one of the rescues shows the captain in an orange life vest swimming to a man struggling to stay afloat and pulling him to an awaiting boat. The agency said the captain of the Grayling leapt into 47-degree water during Monday’s ordeal near Raspberry Island, which is about 30 miles west…

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Mourners say goodbye to victims of Arizona flash flood

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — To the strains of “Ave Maria,” more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating a birthday in Arizona. The 10 white caskets belonging to three generations of a Mexican immigrant family were arranged in two rows facing the altar at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Scottsdale, each one bearing a metal crucifix inside its satin-lined lid. They died together in mere seconds when a dark torrent of water rushed through a placid…

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New York Today: New York Today: Swanky Workplace Perks

Photo We wouldn’t mind one of these. Credit Casper Good morning on this cloud-shrouded Tuesday. For some New Yorkers, being stuck inside the office, even on a less than splendid day, can be — dare we say it — fun. Around the city, companies are wooing employees with workplace perks that range from the practical, like health care plans or paid vacations, to the fanciful: In-house barista, anyone? To distract you from your cubicle, we rounded up a few of the coolest perks at offices around New York. Casper, a…

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Chester Bennington Bought Family Home Just Before Suicide

Chester Bennington Bought Family Home Shortly Before Suicide EXCLUSIVE Chester Bennington bought his new family home about 2 months before he hanged himself there … adding another layer of mystery to his death. The Linkin Park frontman bought the Palos Verdes Estates house for $2.5 million back in June. The 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house is in an affluent part of L.A. County famous for pristine neighborhoods and excellent public school system. Everything about the 3,956 square foot pad says family home — special nook perfect for game night, 3 outdoor…

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Michael Phelps ‘Raced’ a ‘Shark,’ Kind Of. Not Really.

If you think I’m gong to spend my Sunday night watching Michael Phelps race a shark then you’re right that’s exactly what I’m doing. Turns out “Michael Phelps races a shark” was really just “Michael Phelps swims alone and then compares his time to a shark’s time.” I can’t be the only one who thought Michael Phelps was racing an actual shark lol I’m so disappointed find me a better metaphor for the state of western civilization than michael phelps losing to a digital simulacrum Seriously, did any of y’all…

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Last baby orca born in captivity at SeaWorld park dies, company says

Last orca to be born at SeaWorld is seen swimming with mother Takara at the SeaWorld in San Antonio shortly after birth in April 2017. SeaWorld/Twitter ORLANDO, Fla. — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the Orlando-based company said in a news release. “Kyara had a tremendous impact on the entire zoological team, not to mention all of the…

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Simulated great white shark beats Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps (L) of the United States leads Chad le Clos of South Africa in the Men’s 200m Butterfly Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Adam Pretty/Getty Images Even Michael Phelps can’t out-swim a “great white shark.”  The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” But Phelps didn’t swim with a real shark. He competed in the…

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