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Graco recalls nearly 5 million strollers after fingertip amputations

This undated photo provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission shows Travelmate Model Stroller from Graco Children's Products. The stroller is being recalled because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. (AP Photo/United States Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Graco recalled nearly 5 million strollers Thursday after 11 reports of finger injuries, including six fingertip amputations. The company recalled 11 models of Graco and Century branded strollers and travel systems with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. The strollers were made from August 2000 to Sept. 25, 2014. The Read More…

5 family members killed on ‘dream trip’ to Disney

This photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows the wreckage of a sport utility vehicle that was involved in an accident that killed five people in Calhoun, La., Thursday. A 16-year-old boy driving relatives from Texas to a vacation in Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Louisiana State Police)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their “dream trip” was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night, their SUV veered off Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Nov. 21

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What’s next for Obama on immigration  Despite Republican opposition, the president heads to Las Vegas to sell his executive actions on reform as good politics and good policy.  2. Another Bill Cosby accuser comes forward  Therese Serignese, Read More…

Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

The Roku 3 is a product for streaming popular video services, apps and games in high-definition. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but all offer such basics as Netflix, Read More…

Afghanistan’s first fun park brings joy amid war

Visitors enjoy a bumper car ride at Afghanistan's first amusement park called City Park in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan’s first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents’ hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls. For the thousands of families who have visited Read More…

Chinese state media give profs a chilling warning

BEIJING (AP) — Over two weeks, the Communist Party-run Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors ”being scornful of China.” During visits to more than 20 schools, the regional paper wrote last week, it found exactly what it said it Read More…

Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library on Florida State campus on Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape. Earlier this year, May, who Read More…

Snow ending, but rain possible for Buffalo

Karen McRae clears snow from her driveway on Thursday in West Seneca, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn’t breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the specter of roofs collapsing under Read More…

US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition’s fight against Islamic State extremists. His visit comes after weeks of public bickering between the two NATO allies. The Turkish president insists that if the U.S. wants Read More…

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 Read More…