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BLS: Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined

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(CNSNews.com) – Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same data also shows that in three years—from 2013 to 2016—the average tax bill for Americans increased 41.13 percent. Source: BLS: Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined

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Wells Fargo Increases Fake-Account Estimate 67% to 3.5 Million

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Wells Fargo & Co. said employees created two-thirds more bogus accounts than initially thought, a sign the bank is still struggling to move past a scandal that sparked record fines and congressional investigations. Source: Wells Fargo Increases Fake-Account Estimate 67% to 3.5 Million

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Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant – Houston Chronicle

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The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said in a statement. Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston. Source: Explosions […] READ MORE

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Coalition strikes roads to prevent ISIS convoy from evacuating border area with Lebanon – CNNPolitics

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The US-led coalition fighting ISIS has carried out airstrikes to “crater” and disable roads that ISIS fighters intended to use to evacuate the border area between Syria and Lebanon as part of an agreement with the Lebanese government and Hezbollah. Source: Coalition strikes roads to prevent ISIS convoy from evacuating border area with Lebanon – CNNPolitics

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Cop shot to death, 2 other officers injured in California | New York Post

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A gunman with an AK-style assault rifle shot three cops in California on Wednesday — one fatally — as they tried to serve him with a search warrant, reports say. Source: Cop shot to death, 2 other officers injured in California | New York Post

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Hurricane Harvey: Holiday Inn Refuses Houston Family’s Dogs to Stay

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Hurricane Harvey refugee Gillian A representative for IHG told PEOPLE that they intend to waive the Parkers’ hotel fees and provide them with rewards club points for use in a future stay. They have yet to make contact with the Parker family as of Wednesday evening, the Parkers told PEOPLE.  UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, the Parker family and their dogs have safely moved to a private residence, where they’re all […] READ MORE

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Westmoreland man killed in 1-vehicle crash | WPXI

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A Westmoreland County man died in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. Rocky W. Annecchini, 41, of Avonmore was killed when his Buick Terraza left State Route 380 in Bell Township around 3:30 p.m., county coroner Ken Bacha said in a release. Source: Westmoreland man killed in 1-vehicle crash | WPXI Related Headlines Box truck crashes through guard rail, yard in Sharpsburg Multi-vehicle crash causes lane closures on I-376 Your Voice: […] READ MORE

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Teenager in custody after 15-year-old shot dead in Mercer Co. | WPXI

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Police have arrested a teenager in the shooting death of a 15-year-old in Mercer County. Source: Teenager in custody after 15-year-old shot dead in Mercer Co. | WPXI Headlines Reports: 2 dead, 1 in custody after New Mexico library shooting Clairton football player arrested in deadly Baldwin shooting Your Voice: Ask us your question about Western Pennsylvania