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The Rhode Island mansion once owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton is on the market for nearly $12 million.
The Providence Journal reports that Land's End in Newport, where Wharton and her husband lived in the late 19th century, is for sale at $11.7 million. It was more recently owned by socialite Marion Oates Charles, who died there in December.
The 24-room mansion on a 5.6-acre estate was built in 1880. It's located on a street that runs between two of the city's most famous thoroughfares, Bellevue Avenue and the Cliff Walk.
Talk about mystery meat.
As plant-based protein makers like Impossible Foods and the newly public Beyond Meat take the food industry by storm, the question of whether their products are better for consumers than actual meat is still very much open, says former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.
“We can’t really market it ... as necessarily better for you, because we don’t know,” Glickman, who now runs the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program, said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Fast Money.”
“Some people eat it. It certainly won’t hurt you. It can be very tasty. But it doesn’t mean it’s better for you,” he said.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott admitted Friday there was a "lack of due diligence" in the raid of a freelance journalist's home and office to obtain information on a confidential source who leaked a police report to him.
He also promised "an independent, impartial investigation by a separate investigatory body" in a statement released Friday evening.
"I am specifically concerned by a lack of due diligence by department investigators in seeking search warrants and appropriately addressing Mr. Carmody’s status as a member of the news media," Scott said. "This has raised important questions about our handling of this case and whether the California shield law was violated."
A 26th race horse has died at Santa Anita Park since Dec. 26, park officials confirmed Sunday.
Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding, was injured during Saturday's sixth race, officials confirmed. After attempts to save the horse failed, Kochees was euthanized Sunday, officials said.
The Los Angeles Times first reported the death, which is the third race horse to die at the famous race track in the past nine days and the 26th horse to die at Santa Anita since Dec. 26.
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The search continued Sunday morning for a 5-year-old girl in Utah who was reported missing Saturday, and police have identified her uncle as the "main suspect" in her disappearance, NBC News reports.
Family members told police Elizabeth Shelley, of Logan, was last seen at 2 a.m. on Saturday when her mother went to bed. When she woke up at about 9:30 a.m., Elizabeth was gone, as was her uncle, Alex Whipple, 21, who had visited the house Friday night, the Logan Police Department said. Logan is about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Whipple, who police have said is the main suspect, was later found walking around the northern Utah city alone and was arrested Saturday. Police said he continued to be uncooperative and was booked into the Cache County Jail on a probation violation.
Authorities on Sunday said they could not release more information on Elizabeth's disappearance citing an ongoing investigation. Elizabeth is 3 feet 6 inches with shoulder-length curly brown hair and has choppy bangs and brown eyes.
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Prisoners count. But where? That's a question state lawmakers across the country are grappling with as the 2020 census approaches, NBC News reports.
The Census Bureau currently counts prisoners as residents of the locations where they're imprisoned, and states use the census data to draw their legislative maps. While a significant number of correctional facilities are located in comparatively rural areas that are largely Republican and predominantly white, prisoners tend to hail from urban, often Democratic communities and are disproportionately minorities, criminal justice experts told NBC News.
Advocates of change, including many Democrats, say it's unfair to count prisoners as residents of communities whose demographic makeup and needs differ from the places the inmates call home. But supporters of the status quo, including many Republicans, say prisoners should be counted where they're incarcerated, both because of longstanding tradition and because communities where prisons are located need to receive adequate funding for the services they provide.
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The NBA Finals are set after the Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference championship on Saturday night and earned the right to play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors. For the Raptors, it’ll be the first time on this stage; for the Warriors, it’ll be an 11th trip to the finals and fifth in a row, as they look for a fourth crown in the last five seasons.
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A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.
The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles (92 kilometers) east of the small town of Yurimaguas. Helping limit damage was the earthquake's depth, at 70 miles (114 kilometers) below the surface, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Earthquakes that are close to the surface generally cause more destruction.
Israel's president said Sunday he is shocked by a German official's comment that he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country, which is drawing mixed reactions at home.
Felix Klein, the government's anti-Semitism commissioner, was quoted Saturday as saying: "I cannot recommend to Jews that they wear the skullcap at all times everywhere in Germany." He didn't elaborate on what places and times might be risky.
"The statement of the German government's anti-Semitism commissioner that it would be preferable for Jews not wear a kippa in Germany out of fear for their safety, shocked me deeply," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement.
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A Northern California man who died after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Hawaii was pulled ashore missing a leg, according to a witness.
Shark warning signs were posted Sunday in the Ka'anapali Beach Park area on Maui where the man, identified as 65-year-old Thomas Smiley, died a day earlier.
Relatives told NBC's Sacramento affiliate KCRA that Smiley was an optometrist from the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is making a major change to its swimming safety guidelines.
Afghan captives held by the Taliban have been subjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, the U.N. said Sunday — a statement that comes as the U.S. is trying to find a negotiated solution to the country's protracted war.
The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said it interviewed 13 detainees from a group of 53 recently rescued from the Taliban, mainly members of Afghan forces but also civilians and government officials captured by the insurgents.
The group was freed on April 25 when Afghan troops raided a Taliban-run detention facility in the Khas Uruzgan district in southern Uruzgan province.
It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy.
Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan's Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them.
First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister allowed Trump to take center stage at a sumo wrestling match, where he spent the better part of the day watching large men in loin cloths and bare feet brawl inside a ring.
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Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi and serving as the catalyst for the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America's most popular sport.
The quarterback's graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it's a run for which he's most famous: the sneak that won the famed "Ice Bowl" in 1967.
Starr died Sunday at age 85 in Birmingham, Alabama, the Packers said. He had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014.
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A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic.
His school traditionally has emphasized discipline for those caught with e-cigarettes. Punishments become increasingly severe with each offense, from in-school suspensions to out-of-school suspensions and, eventually, notification of law enforcement.
But Manka began thinking about it more as an addiction problem, and less of a behavior issue, after seeing the two players from another school vaping near their bus.