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August 24, 2017

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Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, “reputation,” and announced on Instagram it will be out Nov. 10.

Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it’s not doing it alone. The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be available in late

Cape Cod beach closed after shark bites paddle board

Marconi Beach in Wellfleet was closed Wednesday after a shark bit a stand-up paddle board within feet of the shoreline. RELATED: Shark attacks seal near Cape Cod beach Cape Cod’s National Park Service says that around 10 a.m. the shark bit down on a swimmer’s board, who was about 30 yards away from the shore and

Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he’s tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff’s deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire

Pickup truck crashes through building in Wilmington

A truck crashed into a building in Wilmington Wednesday morning. Police responded around 10 a.m. to the crash at 277 Main Street, where a Walgreens used to be. Video and photos from the scene showed a black pickup truck that had slammed through the front of the building. The truck suffered severe front-end damage. It’s

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