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Former College Swimmer Drowns During Lifeguard Tryouts

Former College Swimmer Drowns During Lifeguard Tryouts

ABC(CAPE COD, Mass.) -- A 22-year-old former college swimmer drowned during lifeguard tryouts near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Saturday night, according to authorities.

A graduate of the State University of New York-Cortland, Jack Jakubek was participating in a fitness test for lifeguards at Pilgrim Lake in Orleans, Massachusetts, when he went missing just before 9 a.m., according to the Orleans Fi...

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Rare Hitler Code Machine Found on eBay for $15

Rare Hitler Code Machine Found on eBay for $15

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A rare teleprinter that German Adolf Hitler used to message his top Nazi officers during World War II was found for sale on eBay.

A volunteer from the National Museum of Computing in the U.K. stumbled on an eBay ad for the device. He recognized it as a rare Lorenz teleprinter, which in this case was used to transmit coded messages.

There were no bidders, so the museum...

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Sanders, Clinton Walk in Memorial Day Parades on Opposite Coasts

Sanders, Clinton Walk in Memorial Day Parades on Opposite Coasts

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Both Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the streets on opposite coasts Monday to walk in Memorial Day parades: Frontrunner Hillary Clinton, joined by husband Bill, walked in the annual Newcastle Memorial Day parade in their hometown of Chappaqua, New York, while Bernie Sanders walked with a largely veteran crowd in a parade in San Francisco.

Joined by New York Gov. An...

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Tata Motors Profits Benefit From Jaguar Land Rover Sales

Tata Motors Profits Benefit From Jaguar Land Rover Sales

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Profits at Tata Motors are on the rise thanks to strong sales of the luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), according to the BBC.

The BBC reports the major Indian carmaker saw quarterly profit triple to $771 million.

The jump in profits comes after JLR sales rose 28 percent in the three months leading up to March.

This is the biggest increase in sales i...

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Original "Roots" Star Leslie Uggams Has Mixed Emotions About Reboot

Original "Roots" Star Leslie Uggams Has Mixed Emotions About Reboot

Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Leslie Uggams became a household named when she starred as Kizzy Kinte Reynolds in the landmark ABC miniseries Roots in 1977.

With the new version of Alex Haleys novelized story of a familys journey from Africa to American slavery set to premiere tonight, the showbiz legend weighed in on the reboot.

I have mixed emotions because Kizzy is such a par...

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How Researchers Are Using Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons

How Researchers Are Using Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have found that the chickenpox virus may actually be a seasonal disease, with more cases reported in the spring, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

To identify chickenpox rates, the researchers turned to an unconventional source: Google Trends. The search engine has actually successfully been us...

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  • US defense secretary calls for faster technology development

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says a naval facility in Rhode Island is doing what the entire Defense Department should do: develop technology more quickly. Carter made the comments Wedne...Read More

  • RI GOP files complaint against state lawmaker

    The Rhode Island Republican Party has filed an ethics complaint against a state representative for failing to disclose her employment with the city of Providence on mandatory fiscal disclosure form...Read More

  • Electric Boat to partner with RI schools

    U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat is partnering with Rhode Island schools to help train about 350 students a year for marine industry careers. Gov. Gina Raimondo is planning to announce the ne...Read More

  • Vice President Biden to deliver speech in East Providence

    Gov. Gina Raimondo's office has released further details regarding Vice President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to Rhode Island later this week. It was announced Wednesday that Biden will ...Read More

  • Avedisian resigns as RIPTA chairman

    Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian has resigned his post as chairman of the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority. RIPTA confirmed the news that Avedisian resigned at the beginning of their b...Read More

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