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Kim Draper received a postcard, which depicts a scene of fishing boats in Hong Kong, at her home in Springfield on July 8, 2019 that was postmarked and sent from Hong Kong exactly 26 years ago on July 8, 1993 to a previous family that lived at her address. Draper is trying to track down the family that the postcard was sent to, which was addressed to Leena and Muhammad Ali Kizilbash and is signed "See you guys soon. Your Dad." (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 4:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman who recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who sent it to his children more than two decades ago. Kim Draper's story about the mysterious Hong Kong postcard was published in The State Journal-Register in Springfield and picked...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — A passenger accused of severe misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London's Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline. The airline has accused Chloe Haines of "aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior" on a flight and sent her a bill for 85,000...
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July 18, 2019 - 6:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian official says Moscow is ready to sell fighter jets to Turkey after the United States excluded Turkey from its fighter jet program. Sergei Chemezov, head of Russia's state-controlled Rostech corporation, said in a statement Thursday that Moscow would be willing to sell...
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European Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager talks to journalists during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, July 18, 2019. The European Union has fined U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million, accusing it of "predatory pricing". (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 18, 2019 - 5:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday fined U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million, accusing it of "predatory pricing" to drive a competitor out of the market. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the U.S. company was abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets and sold...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2002, file photo, a vehicle moves along the Extraterrestrial Highway near Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51. The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)
July 17, 2019 - 9:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, a dealer resets a deck of cards at a casino in Las Vegas. A Cornell University study released on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, created a card game that literally stacked the deck in favor of winners. Yet 60% of those winners thought it was fair, even though they were shown how the deck was stacked. Sociologists say the study tells us about privilege and how we perceive fairness. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 17, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose. A new experiment, played out as a card game, shows that even when the deck is literally stacked in people's favor — and they know it — most...
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This image provided by Apple shows new emoji's released by Apple. Both Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that, as usual, included cute crittters, but also ones that expand the boundaries of inclusion. The announcement coincides with Wednesday, July 17, 2019 World Emoji Day. (Apple via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 8:15 am
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. The announcement coincides with Wednesday's World Emoji Day . Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to...
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July 17, 2019 - 12:35 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A fisherman says he is looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written. Paul Elliot told Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Wednesday that he and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre...
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In this undated handout photo provided by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Gwyn Headley and Sarah Badhan, stand on Ffordd Pen Llech with a certificate from Guinness World Records, confirming that the road is the steepest street in the world, in the seaside town of Harlech, North Wales. A street in Wales has been designated the steepest in the world after a successful campaign by local residents. The title comes at the expense of a street in New Zealand which has been eclipsed in the steepness sweepstakes. The Welsh campaign was led by businessman and architectural historian Gwyn Headley. (Andrew Davies/Guinness World Records via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — A street in Wales has been designated the steepest in the world after a successful campaign by residents. The title comes at the expense of a street in New Zealand, which has apparently been eclipsed in the steepness sweepstakes. Guinness World Records said Tuesday that the street of...
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An alligator floats in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. Officials couldn't say how the creature got there, but traps are being placed around the lagoon in hopes the animal will swim into one and be safely removed. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
July 15, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An expert from Florida has been summoned to Chicago to help authorities catch an elusive alligator in a public lagoon. Sections of Humboldt Park are closed Monday while the search continues for the gator, which is at least 4 feet long. Investigators confirmed the sighting last week...
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