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*Crews in St. Charles battled an early morning fire that began around 2am. It happened on historic Main Street on the top floor of a building that used to house a bar called "2-12", the top floor space was being used as an apartment. When firefighters arrived the back patio was fully engulfed, firefighters say no one will be able to get back into the building for a long time.

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NATIONAL

Bill Cosby -

Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board is recommending that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator. The Montgomery County District Attorney requested a hearing on the report Tuesday so a judge can decide if Cosby will be classified as a sexually violent predator. No date had been set for the hearing as of early Tuesday. 


European Countries Send Help To Battle Greece Wildfires -

 Wildfires in tourist areas of Greece are still not under control, so European countries have sent help.

The deadly blazes near Athens have claimed 79 lives, with the toll expected to rise. Italy, Spain, and Romania have sent planes to fight the inferno aerially and Turkey and Germany offered support while Macedonia pledged cash.

Gale force winds have made fighting the flames very difficult as one fire burns to the west of Athens and one to the northeast, near the port of Rafina. At least 200 people are injured and estimates of what the death toll could rise to are tough because there’s no offiial count on who has been reported missing.

In Rafina, many people fled to the beaches to escape the intense heat and smoke only to be trapped. Hundreds were rescued by their coast guard and private boats. 

Source: Independent


Georgia Lawmaker Duped By Sacha Baron Cohen Resigns -

 A Georgia state lawmaker is resigning after dropping his pants and shouting the N-word on a TV show.

Republican Jason Spencer announced his resignation last night. Spencer appeared on the satirical Showtime series, "Who Is America?" Sunday, and was tricked into believing he was learning self-defense from a former Israeli military officer.

The officer was actually comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in disguise, who tricked Spencer into exposing his backside, yelling the N-word and making anti-gay remarks. Cohen's character told Spencer that these behaviors would protect him against terrorists.

Spencer told the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" that he had received death threats as a lawmaker, and his fears were so heightened at the time that he was not thinking clearly. He says “Sacha Baron Cohen and his associates took advantage of my paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked.”

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution


Lifestyle

There’s One Lucky Mega Millions Winner 

A winning Mega Millions ticket has been sold in northern California.

California Lottery says the lucky ticket in last night's Mega Millions drawing was sold at a liquor store in San Jose. The jackpot was up to 522-million-dollars, which was the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.

If the lucky winner takes home the lump sum payment, they'll walk away with over 300-million-dollars. 

Source: CBS News


You Aren’t Getting As Much Sunscreen Protection As You Think - 

We aren’t putting sunscreen on right so, scientists say use stronger sunscreen.

A new study says sunscreen users are only getting about 40-percent of the protection they need. Why? Because they tend to spread it on too thin. In the case of sprays, we aren’t rubbing it in.

Researchers at King's College London say users can compensate for this tendency by using sunscreen with a higher sun protection factor, or SPF. The leader of the study recommends using sunscreen with a much higher SPF than you think is necessary. And don’t forget to glob it on!

Source: Independent


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