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We're heading into peak state fair season. How safe is your ride?
CLOSE What you should know about the Ohio State Fair accident that left one person dead and several others injured. Michael Vartorella, Ohio's chief inspector of amusement ride safety, said the Fire Ball was inspected three or four times before the fair opened. The state and neighboring Kentucky don't have written training requirements for ride inspectors although both states send inspectors to training by the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.
Trump ordered Reince Priebus to exterminate a fly, report says
CLOSE In an unexpected move, President Trump announced on Twitter that his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was out and former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is in. President Trump once ordered former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to exterminate a fly during a White House meeting, according to a report Friday. That was something Trump had trouble forgetting and Priebus' loyalty was often questioned, according to the Post.
Hamburg stabbing suspect known as radical, mentally unstable
A German official says the man who fatally stabbed one person and wounded several others in Hamburg was known to authorities as an Islamic radical but also was psychologically unstable. The suspect, a 26-year-old born in the United Arab Emirates, was quickly overwhelmed by passers-by and arrested after Friday's attack in Hamburg's Barmbek district. Hamburg's state interior minister, Andy Grote, said the man - whose asylum claim had been rejected - was known to have been radicalized but hadn't been considered dangerous.
Ferrari's Vettel fastest in final practice for Hungarian GP
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix to boost Ferrari's hopes ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Vettel leads the championship by just one point over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who struggled with oversteering and could only manage the fifth-best time. Hamilton, who needs just one more pole position to equal Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68, was 1.4 seconds behind Vettel in hot morning conditions.
Mom's meal prep tips make dinner quick, easy and stress-free
Cara Richardson and her daughter Annica, 3, often make trips to their deep freezer for dinner. Deciding what's for dinner is a daily headache for many moms , who cook for the family. After a long day of work, the last thing she wants to think about is 45-minutes of chopping, browning and simmering. It packs the pizza flavor without the carbs, and it's an easy, freezer-friendly make-ahead meal.
Ohio woman with pet boa constrictor attacking her face tells 911: 'There's blood everywhere'
SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio - An Ohio woman told 911 she was being attacked by her 5-and-a-half-foot boa constrictor on Thursday. The Sheffield Lake woman refused to talk about her experience Friday, but gave 911 an earful. She says, claiming the boa was one of two she had obtained just the day before. Neighbors on the street declined to comment, although some witnessed the scene after the woman ran outside to wait for EMS.
A Foolish Take: Chipotle stock is taking a beating
Buzz60 People walk past a Chipotle restaurant on Broadway in Lower Manhattan on February 8, 2016 in New York City. Goes the story of Chipotle Mexican Grill over the past year and a half. Unlike peers who never faced the intense scrutiny of making it to the top, Chipotle now has very little room for error. Motley Fool co-founders Tom and David Gardner have spent more than a decade beating the market.
Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship
Software made by foreign companies to help users skirt the country's system of internet filters has vanished from Apple's app store on the mainland. One company, ExpressVPN, posted a letter it had received from Apple saying that its app had been taken down because it includes content that is illegal in China. Another tweeted from its official account that its app had been removed.
Spokesman: Palestinian leader in hospital for routine tests
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman said Saturday the 82-year-old leader has been hospitalized for a routine checkup and will be discharged in a matter of hours. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Abbas is undergoing regular examinations at a Ramallah hospital. Abbas has suffered heart problems in the past, but his doctors have said he is fine. In 2007 the rival Hamas militant group seized control of the Gaza Strip, and Abbas has remained in power.
After North Korea Test, South Korea Pushes to Build Up Its Own Missiles
Missile analysts remain uncertain and even doubtful that North Korea has cleared all the technical hurdles to build a reliable nuclear-tipped ICBM. South Korea wants to build ballistic missiles that can deliver more powerful payloads to targets in North Korea, including the location of its leadership and its missile and nuclear sites, most of which are hidden deep underground, defense officials here said. South Korea wants to double the upper limit of the payload to a ton, officials here said.
Diversity star Robert Anker dies in car crash at 27
Robert Anker, a former member of dance group Diversity, who won Britain's Got Talent in 2009, has died in a car crash in Canada. The 27-year-old was killed when his car collided with a pick-up truck in Ontario, local media reports say. Mr Anker, who was born in Essex, moved to Canada last year and married his girlfriend, Cyndi. The group said in a Twitter post that he inspired so many with his talent and was taken far too soon.
Protesters clash with London riot police over man's death
Protesters angry over the death of a young black man following a police chase have clashed with riot police in London, throwing bottles and fireworks and setting garbage cans on fire. The clashes broke out on the streets of east London late Friday as police tried to disperse the protesters, some of whom held Black Lives Matter placards. Authorities are investigating the events that preceded the death of 20-year-old Rashan Charles.
Anti-terror raids lead to arrest in Sydney
Federal police in Australia took at least one person into custody Saturday afternoon as officers conducted three anti-terror raids in Sydney. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the raids were prompted by information about a suspected terror cell and a plot involving an aircraft. The police actions took place in the Surry Hills, Lakemba and Wiley Park districts, the report said. The police bomb squad was reportedly still at the scene in Surry Hills, where nearby streets remained closed.
Spain: 300 evacuated as forest fire burns 1,000 hectares
Regional government authorities in southeastern Spain say a wildfire has forced the evacuation of 300 people and burned 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of pine forest. Francisco Martinez, the regional head of agriculture, environment and rural development for Castilla-La Mancha, says residents from 10 small towns and visitors at a campsite have been relocated. Over 150 firefighters supported by air units were fighting the fire on Saturday. The blaze started on Friday and spread into the National Park of Los Calares del Rio Mundo.
Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of World War I
Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering above the wounded waiting for their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields. The Third Battle of Ypres, fought in Belgium a century ago, was as bad as World War I would get. When the Third Battle of Ypres started on July 31, 1917, World War I had entered its fourth year and bogged down in trench warfare.
James Van Der Beek Is the New Diplo
It turns out that James Van Der Beek is funny. Defined for years by his title role as the earnest Everyboy in the teen drama Dawson's Creek, Mr Van Der Beek, 40, managed a sly reinvention this decade by playing an exaggerated version of himself on the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B-- in Apartment 23. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services.
These tiny islands were once worth more than Manhattan
The Banda Islands were once at the heart of the world's biggest and most important trade - in spices. It was the only place it grew, and the spice was worth more by weight than gold. A road, Jalan Manhattan, snakes up the hill of Run, one of the islands ceded to the Dutch. A giant sculpture of a nutmeg shell has been commissioned from a Balinese artist and is looking for a Manhattan home.
How Charlize Theron crushed her foes (and her teeth) in 'Atomic Blonde': Podcast
Charlize Theron wasn't dressed for a fight in this break-in scene from 'Atomic Blonde. Charlize Theron stuns bad guys with hits to the head while looking stunning in killer '80s looks as a Cold War assassin in Atomic Blonde. The Academy Award winner for Monster turned true beast in Atomic Blonde, training for her fight scenes - often with her pal Keanu Reeves. Keanu Reeves, left and Charlize Theron played romantic leads in the 2001 drama 'Sweet November.
Durant sets new record
One group of players was with Durant at the academy, while other boys and girls participated via satellite from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Sharing my love of basketball with thousands of boys and girls across India was an unbelievable experience, Durant said. It was an honor to coach these amazing kids and to be a part of this special day. Durant, making his first trip to India, is supporting the growth of basketball in the country.
Flooding threatens U.S. Mid-Atlantic, central Appalachians
Heavy rains will drench the US Mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians on Saturday after flooding overnight closed roadways and forced water rescues across the region, forecasters said. A swathe of land from eastern North Carolina up through Washington DC and southern Pennsylvania could expect an additional 2 to 5 inches on Saturday after more than 4 inches fell in parts of the region, the National Weather Service said in advisories.

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