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Title: Fire Prevention Week
When: 10/12/2012
Description: If you woke up to a fire in

your home, how much time

would you have to get to

safety? Chances are, the

answer is less than you think.

During Fire Prevention Week,

the Virginia Department of

Fire Programs is urging

residents to have two ways

out. Visit FirePreventionWeek

dot org for safety tips and

more information.
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  • Homeland Warns of ISIS Retaliation in US by Sympathizers

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities Friday urged law enforcement across the country to be alert for possible attacks inside the United States in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic group ISIS, the brutal terrorist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and has seized vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.

    In a joint bulletin issued to local, state and federal law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI said that while they are "unaware of any specific, credible threats against the Homeland" and find direct threats from ISIS "not credible," they...

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    Michael and Katie Foley spoke with Katie Couric in an exclusive interview on Yahoo! News.

    James Foley, 40, was beheaded by the Islamic group ISIS, which is also known as ISIL. The group is now threatening to execute another captured American journalist, Steven Sotloff.

    ISIS killed Foley and is threatening to kill Sotloff...

  • Ice Bucket Challenge Becomes a Halloween Costume

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    For $39.99, you'll get what looks like a shower curtain attached to an upside-down, blue bucket and an empty ice cube tray.

    "We've received lots of interest in this, but it's still a work in progress," said a spokesperson from brandsonSale, the online retailer that introduced the costume on Friday.

    The ice bucket challenge, in which...

  • Cole Swindell 's Overnight Success Was Seven Years In the Making

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    Cole tells the Cincinnati Enquirer, "If this would have happened when I moved to Nashville...

  • Kacey Musgraves Celebrates Her 26th Birthday at a Skating Rink with Pal Katy Perry

    Image Courtesy Rick Diamond/Wire Image/CMTKacey Musgraves and her pal, Katy Perry, took over the Skateville skating rink in Burnsville, MN Thursday night to celebrate Kacey's 26th birthday. Katy posted several photos with Katy and the rest of the Prismatic tour crew on the rink.

    Before they went skating, Kacey posted her birthday shopping list, which included knee pads, champagne, fake lashes, tube socks, and glow sticks.

    Kacey later thanked the skating rink for hosting the party and added, "I didn't even fall once."

    Look for Kacey to continue her opening stint on...

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    Image Courtesy Kristin Barlowe/Warner MusicHunter Hayes heads out on his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour Thursday, October 30 in University Park, PA. As always, Hunter has spent a lot of time planning this tour, and he promises it will be different than anyone has ever seen before.

    Hunter says, "Every tour is all about the fans, but this one proves it. Not only are they going to be part of the show, they are the show…you’ll see what I mean!"

    Dan + Shay and The Railers will support Hunter on his new tour....