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McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant.
Ray Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald.
The Chicago Tribune reports the store was torn down in 1984. McDonald's Store No. 1 Museum opened the next year, with the original restaurant's sign out front.
In a statement, McDonald's says tourist numbers have declined due to repeated flooding of the site since 2008.
The company says the museum will be razed next month and the land donated to Des Plaines.
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The Young Republican Federation of Alabama voted this weekend to suspend support of Roy Moore, the party's nominee for U.S. Senate in next month's special election, NBC News reported.
The recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore set many young conservatives against him and the state party, which is standing by its candidate. Jackie Curtiss, 27, the chair of the federation, said she'd likely skip voting rather than back Democrat Doug Jones, and that the scandal has split the state party along generational lines.
"I've never felt the inner turmoil I feel over this," Curtiss said. "At some point, decency comes before politics."
The group won't restore its support for Moore unless he can discredit allegations of improper relationships with teenage girls and young women when he was in his 30s, decades ago.
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As North Korea marches toward nuclear mastery, President Donald Trump slaps the country back on an American blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. But is it anything more than bluster?
After all, former President George W. Bush removed North Korea from that same list nearly a decade ago, also in an attempt to halt its march toward nuclear mastery.
Aside from a pretty good illustration of just how hopeless the decades-long effort to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions can seem, the contrasting approaches also show that the list has always been more about symbolism than substance.
A Southern California man, fed up with the growing number of mass shootings across the U.S., decided to help end gun violence by destroying his AR15, NBC affiliate WFLA reported.
Riverside County resident Chad Vachter smashed his assault rifle to pieces with a sledgehammer to take a symbolic stance on destroying gun violence. Vachter captured the destruction of his thousand-dollar prized possession on video.
Ikea has relaunched the recall of what had been 29 million chests and dressers following the death of an eighth child.
CEO Lars Petersson said the company wants to increase awareness of the recall for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not anchored to a wall.
The death of a California toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which was first announced in June 2016.
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The Justice Department sued on Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, calling it an "illegal" combination that harms consumers and stifles innovation, DOJ officials said.
AT&T and Time Warner announced their $85 billion merger last year but the closing has been dragged out by the government's anti-trust review.
It is the latest salvo in a drama more than one year in the making, CNBC reported. Earlier this month, reports circulated that the government had demanded AT&T sell Turner Broadcasting, operator of the CNN news network, or DirectTV as a condition of approval, though the government pushed back at those reports.
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Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.
The women, who all worked for Rose or tried to work for him, accused the veteran newsman of groping them, walking naked in front of them and telling one that he dreamed about her swimming nude.
Rose, 75, said in a statement that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior.
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Retired star pitcher Roy Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Noreen Price placed no blame for the Nov. 7 accident near Tampa, simply laying out the facts as gleaned from the plane's data recorder and eyewitnesses. A final report with conclusions could take one to two years.
Price says Halladay, 40, had taken off from a lake near his Tampa-area home about 17 minutes before the crash, taking his ICON A5 to 1,900 feet before dropping to 600 feet as he neared the coastline.
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An off-duty Military Police (PM) officer shot dead two suspected armed robbers Saturday during a hold up at a Brazilian pharmacy, all while holding his young son in his arms.
Sgt. Rafael Souza was with his wife and young son at a pharmacy in the city of Campo Limpo Paulista, buying medicine when two hooded armed men stormed the business, according to Sao Paulo's Metropolitan Battalion, Brazil's Radio Acesa reported.
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Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend - but not by choice.
Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes.
But years of legal pushback by the industry over every detail means the ads will be less hard-hitting than what was proposed. Tobacco control experts say the campaign - built around network TV and newspapers - will not reach people when they are young and most likely to start smoking.
A former student at the University of Hartford in Connecticut who was accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings made a short court appearance Tuesday and is due back in court next month.
Brianna Brochu, an 18-year-old Harwinton resident, who is white, is accused of contaminating her black roommate's belongings at the University of Hartford.
Brochu was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace.
Prosecutors said they're determining whether to add a hate crime charge, but those charges were not added during the arraignment Tuesday.
Police say Brochu wrote on Instagram about rubbing used tampons on her roommate's backpack and putting her roommate's toothbrush "where the sun doesn't shine." Her roommate, Chennel "Jazzy" Rowe, said she developed severe throat pain.
A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.
U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration's argument that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said Trump cannot set new conditions on spending approved by Congress.
The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect.
A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim countries unless they have a "bona fide" relationship with someone in the U.S.
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Firefighters battling a truck fire in Georgia early Monday probably couldn't ignore the elephant in the room — three elephants, that is, standing by the side of the highway.
They'd been evacuated from the truck's trailer when the fire broke out on Interstate 24 on the Georgia-Tennessee border at about 2 a.m., according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.
The trio of huge but well-behaved animals were heading to Sarasota, Florida, and were unharmed, firefighters said on Facebook. The truck's owner gave them some hay to chew while firefighters put out the blaze.
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The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.
The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended one last time — until July 2019 — to give Haitians time to prepare to return home.
"Since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced people in Haiti has decreased by 97 percent," the department said in a press release. "Haiti is able to safely receive traditional levels of returned citizens."