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Crash Test Dummies Gain Weight to Save Lives

abcnews.go.com — Crash-test dummies are undergoing a makeover to reflect the thicker waistlines and larger rear ends of Americans. "Studies show that obese drivers are 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash," said Chris O' Connor, CEO of Humanetics, the only U.S. producer of the dummies.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @GMA: Crash-test dummies undergo makeover to reflect growing waistlines of many Americans. abcn.ws/13edPAT pic.twitter.com/mizEwgOXvi

Oct 30, 2014

RT @GMA: Crash-test dummies undergo makeover to reflect growing waistlines of many Americans. abcn.ws/13edPAT pic.twitter.com/mizEwgOXvi

Oct 30, 2014

"@ABC: Crash-test dummies undergo makeover to reflect growing waistlines of many Americans: abcn.ws/13edPAT pic.twitter.com/g2OYkTKFQR"

Oct 30, 2014

Crash test dummies get fatter so passengers can be safer. You read that right. buff.ly/1FYdvVP pic.twitter.com/64AwI52Oxs

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WATCH: NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tells Superstorm Sandy Heckler to 'Sit Down And Shut Up'

abcnews.go.com — This is why some people love him ... and some people hate him. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, appearing along the Jersey Shore to mark the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, got heckled by a local activist and former councilman. So Christie did what he does -- fire back.
Oct 30, 2014

If you still aren't tired of watching Gov. Christie tell someone to shut up, here it is again: buff.ly/1q2fQ80 pic.twitter.com/kmgVync6kR

Oct 29, 2014

RT @WNTonight: WATCH: Gov. Christie tells Sandy heckler to "sit down and shut up" - abcn.ws/1u8KzHN

Oct 29, 2014

WATCH: NJ Governor Chris Christie tells heckler: "Sit down & shut up" during Superstorm #Sandy 2nd anniversary @ABC abcnews.go.com/News/watch-nj-…

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Vanished Broncos Fan Tells Police Why He Wandered Off

abcnews.go.com — A Colorado man who vanished at a Denver Broncos game, then turned up more than 100 miles away five days later, told police he "had his fill of football and decided to go for a walk," according to a police statement.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Family of man who went missing from Broncos game: "We know Paul had some sort of breakdown" - abcn.ws/1vgh8hn pic.twitter.com/1gfNTCmKhM

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Police: Broncos fan said he wound up 100 miles away after he "decided to go for a walk" - abcn.ws/1vgh8hn pic.twitter.com/1gfNTCmKhM

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Police: Broncos fan said he wound up 100 miles away after he "decided to go for a walk" - abcn.ws/1vgh8hn pic.twitter.com/1gfNTCmKhM

Oct 29, 2014

RT @abc7newsBayArea: A man who vanished at a Denver #Broncos game is explaining why he turned up 100 miles away. abc7ne.ws/1thu8a3 pic.twitter.com/ax5JqixoPK

Oct 29, 2014

UPDATE: Denver Broncos fan who wandered off: wanted to go somewhere "warmer." buff.ly/1tiCRXX pic.twitter.com/0xn9aO4py8

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Bumgarner, Giants Beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7

abcnews.go.com — San Francisco starter Tim Hudson got pulled right away as manager Bruce Bochy took no chances in Game 7 of the World Series, and the Giants and Kansas City Royals were tied 2-2 after three innings Wednesday night. After a Series full of lopsided results, this shaped as something much more...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ABC: Pablo Sandoval celebrates after catching the final out of Game 7 to win the World Series - abcn.ws/1nRXBq9 pic.twitter.com/07Q0MmsHgy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ABC: Pablo Sandoval celebrates after catching the final out of Game 7 to win the World Series - abcn.ws/1nRXBq9 pic.twitter.com/07Q0MmsHgy

Taylor Swift to Donate 'Welcome to New York' Proceeds to NYC Public Schools

abcnews.go.com — Taylor Swift is giving back to her new adopted hometown. The singer announced on "The View" today that she's donating the proceeds from the sale of her single, "Welcome to New York," to New York City Public Schools. "I'm still learning but I'm so enthusiastic about this city that I feel like when...
Oct 30, 2014

Taylor Swift 2 donate proceeds from new single, 'Welcome to New York', to NYC public schools: abcn.ws/1wGfPwk pic.twitter.com/pErNjJKe7k

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Taylor Swift to donate proceeds from new single, 'Welcome to New York', to NYC public schools: abcn.ws/1wGfPwk pic.twitter.com/YnwvU667x9

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Taylor Swift to donate proceeds from new single, 'Welcome to New York', to NYC public schools: abcn.ws/1wGfPwk pic.twitter.com/YnwvU667x9

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Obama Uses Hugs And Kisses to Ease Ebola Fears

abcnews.go.com — President Obama is trying to lead by example as he works to calm public fears about Ebola in the U.S. Obama has come into contact with more American Ebola patients, and the doctors and nurses who treated them, than just about any other American.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @kxly920: MT @ABC: Calmer-in-chief: Pres. Obama uses his personal touch to calm public fears on Ebola: abcn.ws/1E3xQHo pic.twitter.com/nlar0Lm5k1

Oct 29, 2014

RT @devindwyer: #Obama has hugged and kissed more US #Ebola patients, and drs/nurses who treated them, than probably any American > http://…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @devindwyer: #Obama has hugged and kissed more US #Ebola patients, and drs/nurses who treated them, than probably any American > http://…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @devindwyer: #Obama has hugged and kissed more US #Ebola patients, and drs/nurses who treated them, than probably any American > http://…

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Man's Own Dog Helps Police Bust Him on Drug Charge

abcnews.go.com — Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge. Prattville Police spokeswoman Paula Barlow says the pooch named Bo followed his fleeing master, who was being pursued by officers. When the dog stopped and wagged his tail in tall grass, she says,...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @GMA: Man's best friend? Not this time. Man's own dog helps police bust him on a drug charge. abcn.ws/1FXI0ey pic.twitter.com/7YrxOJUHKw

Antares Rocket Explosion Destroyed These Kids' Science Projects

abcnews.go.com — Students across the nation watched their science projects go up in flames as the rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after takeoff. The Antares rocket was carrying kids' science projects as well as food and supplies for astronauts at the space station before it blew up Tuesday over Wallops Island in Virginia.
Oct 30, 2014

Students across the US watched their science projects go up in flames when rocket exploded: abcn.ws/1zfD8zC pic.twitter.com/0jczxquPq6

Oct 29, 2014

One of the side effects of a rocket explosion? These kids' science experiment also went up in flames: fb.me/3zHwRiR4S

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Students across the US watched their science projects go up in flames when rocket exploded: abcn.ws/1zfD8zC pic.twitter.com/dGQWLqodLN

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Students across the US watched their science projects go up in flames when rocket exploded: abcn.ws/1zfD8zC pic.twitter.com/dGQWLqodLN

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Students across the US watched their science projects go up in flames when rocket exploded: abcn.ws/1zfD8zC pic.twitter.com/dGQWLqodLN

Katniss Burns Up The Screen In Final Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One'

abcnews.go.com — ABC News' Sara Haines has the latest in the "Pop News" midday buzz.

Police: Teletubby Break-in Suspect Faces Charges

abcnews.go.com — A student accused of breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home while wearing a yellow Teletubby costume and stealing leftover food is facing charges. Police say the Lehigh University student was dressed as the Laa-Laa character from the BBC children's series when he damaged a door early...
Oct 30, 2014

Police arrest Lehigh U student for breaking into home while dressed as a Teletubbie. buff.ly/1rCwGdl pic.twitter.com/q00V3HLN4r

Romanian Peasant Blouse Back in Fashion

abcnews.go.com — Romania's latest hot fashion item? The traditional peasant blouse. The garment dates back centuries but it disappeared from sight during the communist era, as authorities tried to stamp out rural traditions. Now the blouse is making a comeback - even featuring in the presidential campaign. ...

Why Baltimore Is Hesitant to Open a 100-Year-Old Time Capsule

abcnews.go.com — The 100-year old time capsule discovered at Baltimore's Washington Monument during a restoration project is so old that officials are hesitant to even open it. It will be moved to nearby Walters Art Museum where conservators will assess its condition and determine when it will be safe to open the box, according to the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Officials hesitant to open 100-year-old time capsule found in Baltimore's Washington Monument: abcn.ws/1wGrlYA pic.twitter.com/sagr1uD2Ro

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Officials hesitant to open 100-year-old time capsule found in Baltimore's Washington Monument: abcn.ws/1wGrlYA pic.twitter.com/sagr1uD2Ro

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Officials hesitant to open 100-year-old time capsule found in Baltimore's Washington Monument: abcn.ws/1wGrlYA pic.twitter.com/sagr1uD2Ro

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

abcnews.go.com — Sweden's new government says it has recognized a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition. The EU member country on Thursday joined only two other Western European countries - Malta and Cyprus - that have officially...

Reporter's Family Urges Iran to Release Him

abcnews.go.com — The family of a Washington Post reporter jailed without charge in Iran since July is urging authorities in Tehran to release him, calling his incarceration a "farce." Correspondent Jason Rezaian's mother and brother released a statement on Thursday to mark his 100 days in jail. It says the...
Oct 30, 2014

Marking 100 days in detention, @WashingtonPost Reporter's Family Urges Iran to Release Him ow.ly/DyNe1

Five Crazy Election 2014 Scenarios That Might Actually Happen

abcnews.go.com — You think Nov. 4 is the end of the election season? That you can go to bed election night and wake up knowing who controls the Senate? Think again. There's virtually no chance that all the close Senate races will be settled on Election Day itself. From runoffs to recounts, wild-card independents...
Oct 29, 2014

a wacky night figures to last much, much longer. With bonus sunglasses from me + @jeffzeleny abcnews.go.com/Politics/crazy…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @benyc: Will independents control Senate? Will "Diamond" Joe be a tie-breaker? @jeffzeleny, @rickklein break down scenarios: abcn.ws/1rBaW1q

Oct 29, 2014

what's your favorite OT scenario? Runoff? Recount? Independents Day? Or ... Biden Time? abcnews.go.com/Politics/crazy…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @rickklein: yes, we could go through a whole zany election season, just to set up Biden time. w bonus aviators: abcnews.go.com/Politics/crazy… @jeffzeleny

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Ebola in America: Nurse Says She Won't Have Maine Health Officials Violate 'My Civil Rights'

abcnews.go.com — As Maine officials said they were preparing to get a court order to enforce a mandatory quarantine, Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox said tonight she is not willing to "stand here and have my civil rights violated." "You could hug me, you could shake my hand, I would not give you Ebola," she said outside...
Oct 29, 2014

Like NJ, Maine seems to be pushing a quarantine policy with no medical, and possibly no legal, basis abcn.ws/1viAH8K

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Nurse exits Maine home, says not willing to let civil rights be violated by quarantine: abcn.ws/1u955b8 pic.twitter.com/i0IMKNNxhX

Obama Administration Officials Walk Back 'Chickens***' Comment About Netanyahu

abcnews.go.com — A day after an unnamed Obama administration official was quoted calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "chickens**," administration spokespeople said today that they were just as surprised as Netanyahu was to read the comment.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: Obama administration walks back "chickens****" comment about Israeli PM Netanyahu: abcn.ws/1u97key pic.twitter.com/IpI51ADX5Y

Oct 29, 2014

Can you walk back anon quotes? RT @ABC: Obama admin walks back "chickens****" comment about Israeli PM Netanyahu: abcn.ws/1u97key

Nurse Kaci Hickox 'Will Go to Court' Over Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule

abcnews.go.com — Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, will take legal action against the state of Maine if officials do not lift the 21-day home quarantine restrictions by Thursday morning.
Oct 29, 2014

Touchy subject? More than 3,400 comments on this @abc story about #KaciHickox & #ebola quarantine abcn.ws/1sFzuGF via @ABC

Oct 29, 2014

RT @slone: SELFISH SUE-CRAZED LIB: Nurse Hickox 'Will Go to Court' Over Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule: Plans to DEFY order abcnews.go.com/US/nurse-kaci-… #tcot

Oct 29, 2014

RT @WNTonight: Nurse Kaci Hickox 'will go to court' over Maine Ebola quarantine rule: abcn.ws/ZZxu5y pic.twitter.com/rNktZRNPOQ

Oct 29, 2014

Nurse Kaci Hickox 'Will Go to Court' over Maine's Ebola quarantine rule if she is not freed by Thursday abcn.ws/1rSxYSn

Israeli Police Kill Suspected Palestinian Shooter

abcnews.go.com — Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of a brazen assassination attempt of a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem. Thursday's shooting comes just hours after a gunman on a motorcycle shot and wounded Yehuda Glick late Wednesday. Glick is still hospitalized in serious condition.
Oct 30, 2014

Bibi leaps to blame Abu Mazen for the assassination attempt of Glick because of "incitement." abcnews.go.com/International/…