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Video captures terrifying Washington state home invasion robbery

The Sheriff's office in Snohomish County, Washington, is asking for the public's help to identify two men who robbed an Everett woman on Wednesday morning in her own home.

According to police, the men broke into the home by kicking in the doors.

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Once inside, the two confronted the victim and ripped off her jewelry.

Anyone with information is asked to call at 425-388-5258.

3 storm chasers die in car crash while pursuing tornado

Three storm chasers were killed in a car crash Tuesday while pursuing a tornado in Spur, Texas.

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Authorities said the accident itself was not caused by severe weather.

According to CBS Dallas, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said the storm chasers were driving toward a tornado and ran a stop sign.

“A black suburban was traveling north on FM 1081, when it disregarded a stop sign and collided with a jeep traveling west bound on FM 2794,” DPS Sgt. John Gonzalez told the news station.

Gonzalez said all three were pronounced dead at the scene. 

CBS Dallas reported there were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles.

Authorities identified the driver of the Suburban as Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, of Cassville, Mo. The Suburban's passenger was Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, also of Cassville. 

The Jeep's driver has been identified as Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, of Peoria, Arizona.

According to authorities, Williamson was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected. Yarnall and Jaeger were wearing their seat belts.

Williamson and Yarnall were contractors for the Weather Channel, station officials said in a statement.

The two "were beloved members of the weather community. We are saddened by this loss and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of all involved," officials with the Weather Channel said.

Lt. Bryan Witt of the DPS said the three were chasing a tornado in Dickens County, Texas.

There was a confirmed tornado reported about the same time, according to CNN Weather.

Spur is nearly 70 miles east of Lubbock, Texas.

Ford recalling 441,000 vehicles over engine fires, faulty door latches

Ford has issued a recall covering 441,000 2013 through 2015 model year vehicles over problems related to engine fires and faulty door latches.

The company is alerting 230,000 owners of four 2013 through 2015 models, including Fusion mid-size cars, Escape SUVs, Fiesta ST subcompacts and Transit Connect vans with 1.6-Liter turbocharged engines.

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The engines can overheat, causing a crack in the cylinder head, according to Ford. Oil could leak through the crack possibly catching fire, if it comes in contact with a hot surface.

Ford has reported 29 fires related to the problem, but no injuries, The Associated Press reported.   

The auto giant is also recalling another 211,000 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles as part of a previous recall over faulty door latches that cause doors to open while the car is being driven. The vehicles include the 2013 and 2014 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, and the 2014 Fiesta.

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Ford will contact owners about the recalls and provide information on how to fix the problems.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

House representatives vote to repeal internet privacy protections

The companies that provide you with internet service may soon be able to sell your web browser and app history to advertisers without your consent.

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to repeal rules preventing internet-service providers from doing so. The Senate already voted in favor of the repeal.

Now the legislation is being sent to President Donald Trump, who is a strong supporter of the move, according to Reuters.

If the president signs the repeal, companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon can sell the personal browsing habits of their customers to advertisers, who can then use that trove of data to create ads targeted to that user.

This is similar to what Facebook already does, but it would be on a larger scale and wouldn’t require someone to give IPSs permission to use their information, according to The Guardian

Cox Media Group, which owns the site this story is displayed on, generally does not disclose that information. “We will not disclose personally-identifying information collected through our website to third parties except as provided in this privacy policy,” according to CMG’s website.

While the House and Senate are supporters of the move, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the American people are not. 

“Overwhelmingly, the American people do not agree with Republicans that this information should be sold, and it certainly should not be sold without your permission," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "Our broadband providers know deeply personal information about us and our families."

So if the privacy laws are repealed, what can you do to protect their browsing history? Unfortunately, not much unless the person is tech-savvy. The Guardian suggests encrypting internet traffic. This can be done through a VPN service, which requires a subscription cost, or using Tor, a software program that enables anonymous communication.

New York sanitation workers find woman’s lost wedding bands

A New York City woman is thanking sanitation workers for doing the seemingly impossible: finding her lost wedding rings in a mountain of garbage.

Shannon Lombardo told WABC that she wrapped her wedding rings in a paper towel after cleaning them.

“I think I got distracted with the kids ... and I think I just crumpled it up and I didn’t feel the weight of them and I threw them out,” said Shannon.

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WABC reported that She and her husband, Jim Lombardo, called 311 and were connected with the sanitation department in Fairview, New Jersey.

"It wasn't so much about the money of the ring it was what it represented," she said.

For 30 minutes, the couple and the sanitation workers sifted through piles of trash.

Related: Couple surprised to find $400,000 wedding ring husband accidentally threw in trash

WPIX reported that sanitation supervisor Gabriel Moreno was the first to spot it.

“I opened up the napkin and sure enough there it was, the wife was ecstatic and the husband he couldn't believe we actually found it,” he said.

“It’s pretty insane. All the things that went right to make it work,” Jim Lombardo said.

Related: Garbage men help woman search through trash to find missing wedding rings

The sanitation workers say they were more than happy to do it.

“Seeing the happiness on their face, and I said that it’s a great time for them to renew their vows and stuff. As long as they felt good, I felt good,” sanitation worker Sekou Callender said.

"When it's a ring, you start to think wow that's a small item, but we've done it before, we're trained how to find it,” Moreno said.

It's pretty incredible, what these guys do, not only the job that they do on a daily basis, but the fact that they went above and beyond, it's very humbling and I'm so grateful that this city has this department,” Shannon Lombardo said.

Beekeeper removes 160-pound beehive from house in Texas

At first, the Hughes noticed just a couple of bees in their Texas home. When that grew to 20 to 30 bees at a time, the Hughes called in a professional.

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Aaron Garcia, a beekeeper with Bee Charmer, told WFAA that he noticed bee activity on the side of the Hughes home. Upon closer examination, Garcia discovered a five-foot-long, 160-pound beehive. Garcia said the hive was stacked like a file cabinet and was a foot tall, with honey accounting for a good amount of the weight. He estimated from the color of the hive that it had been there for a year.

Garcia was able to safely relocate the queen and the hive. He told WFAA that it was the second-largest hive he's seen this year.

Florida couple drinks, shoots up hot-water tank, police say

A Florida couple has been convicted of shooting at a hot-water tank in the middle of the night.

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According to Villages-News, Clifford A. Boyce, 29, and Kari L. Coleman, 27, were accused of drinking and firing guns at a hot-water tank in January outside of a home in Lady Lake. Police were called to the home in the middle of the night after reports of gunshots in the area.

>> Florida man threatens roommate with nunchucks

Authorities said Boyce and Coleman surrendered two 12-gauge shotguns when they arrived.

The couple was charged with discharging a firearm in public, and Boyce faced an additional charge of possession of a short-barreled shotgun.

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Coleman was sentenced Friday to six months probation and Boyce was placed on 36-months’ probation. Both were ordered to stay away from alcohol, and Boyce also was ordered to surrender his firearms and complete a firearms safety class.

Read more at Villages-News.

30-pound turkey slams through rental car's windshield

A family got a fowl surprise while traveling in Indiana Tuesday, when a 30-pound turkey slammed through the windshield of their rental car, La Porte County sheriff’s deputies said.

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The Tarabocchia family was traveling west on U.S. 20, bound for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, when the bird flew into the windshield of their rented GMC SUV, WBBM reported.

“I thought he was (going to) clear the roof, but he didn’t," the SUV’s driver, John Tarabocchia, told the Indianapolis Star. "He went straight through the windshield.”

Deputies said the turkey was killed on impact. Three of the four people in the car suffered minor injuries, according to WBBM.

“They are very fortunate not to have been hurt, if you see how far that turkey impaled into that interior compartment," Capt. Michael Kellems told the Star.

He said four turkeys were flying across the roadway, when one of them collided with the SUV around 9:30 a.m. CST.

A passerby from Chicago stopped when he spotted the accident to ask whether he could take the turkey home, according to WBBM. Authorities gave him a road kill permit on the spot.

“I’m sure he’s going to enjoy a meal,” Kellems told WBBM.

Authorities warned that during turkey mating season, wild turkeys can be as dangerous to drivers as deer.

IHOP waiter says he was offered nursing job after helping feed disabled customer

A waiter is getting a lot of attention for feeding a disabled customer at an IHOP restaurant.

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For more than a decade, Joe Thomas, 43, has been working at an IHOP restaurant in Springfield, Illinois.

On Saturday, a couple of his regulars stopped in for breakfast. Thomas knows the woman has trouble eating because of a medical issue.

“I always see him stop eating to feed her, and I was like, ‘Heck, if I’m not doing anything, why don’t I go feed her so he can eat and everyone can be happy?’” Thomas told WICS.

He told Buzzfeed News that the woman, identified only as Ma, has Huntington's disease, which makes it difficult for her to use utensils.

“I remember when she was able to walk and feed herself more than she can now,” Thomas told Buzzfeed, noting that he had seen Ma’s condition worsen over the last seven years. “We’ve become good friends, and I’ve grown attached to her. I’m just here to help.”

According to Buzzfeed, Thomas helping Ma eat has become “a standard weekend tradition,” and she usually always orders applesauce, fruit and eggs.

This past weekend, a woman sitting at another table spotted the touching moment and snapped a photo of Thomas’ act of kindness.

She shared the photo with IHOP on Facebook, where it quickly went viral, getting more than 4,500 shares.

The woman who posted the photo said her faith in humanity had been restored that day.

Thomas spent some time reading the comments from strangers around the world, who commended him on his kindness.

“It really felt good for somebody to actually see another person is doing something and take notice,” Thomas said. “It felt good, but at the same time I was like I really don’t care for the recognition too much because it’s just something that should automatically be done regardless.”

Thomas told WICS that since the photo was shared, he has received a job opportunity to become a nurse. It’s unclear if he was offered a caregiver position or if he was encouraged to pursue the training and certification needed for medical positions. 

Read more at WICS and Buzzfeed News.

Melania Trump needs to pay up for security or move to DC, petition says

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling on Melania Trump to either move to Washington or start paying for the expensive New York security detail required to protect the first lady and the Trump’s son, Baron.

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As of Wednesday afternoon more than 200,000 people had signed a Change.org petition asking Melania Trump to either move into the White House or pay for the additional security herself, CBS News reported.

“The U.S. taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower,” the petition reads. “As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded.” 

The New York Police Department said it is spending between $127,000 and $146,000 a day to protect the first lady and Baron Trump.

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The Trump administration announced before the transition that Melania Trump would remain at Trump Tower in New York until son, Baron, finished out the school year.

Shelby Lin Erdman contributed to this report.

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