Table-top advertiser takes plea deal

She was accused of scamming dozens of Valley customers, now Theresa Darrah pleads guilty to 2 charges including burglary and grand theft in a plea deal Wednesday. 


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  • Tornadoes reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska

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    Severe storms tore through the Midwest on Wednesday, bringing tornadoes, flooding and heavy winds to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

    There were reports of tornado damage southwest of Oklahoma City, Capt. Paul Timmons of the Oklahoma Highway Pa...

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    Disney's 'Cinderella' bibbidi-bobbidi-boos $500 million

    While everyone is watching "Avengers: Age of Ultron" soar at the box office, another of Disney's franchises is casting its own spell.

    Disney's "Cinderella" crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office, the company announced on Wednesday.


  • Tesla home battery

    From Tesla

    Musk: Tesla home battery orders are "off the hook"

    When you hear Tesla, do you think of its cool cars? Or do you think of how to power your home?

    The overwhelming response to the company's new line of energy products suggests that one day, it might just be the latter.

    Tesla recently unveiled a wall-m...

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    Google commits $150 million to diversity

    Google is taking a uniquely Google-esque approach to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

    The Sunnyvale, Calif., tech giant is trying to get more women and minorities into technology with an ambitious, $150 million plan. Google told CNNMoney ha...

  • Keurig stock drops


    Keurig Green Mountain gets roasted. Stock drops 12%

    Remember when everyone wanted a Keurig machine? Those days might be over.

    Sales of Keurig brewing machines and accessories tumbled 23% in the first quarter compared to the prior year.

    The company had a lot of excuses, but the basic problem is there ar...

  • Salman Kahn

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    Bollywood star convicted in hit-and-run case

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, one of India's most bankable stars, was sentenced to five years in prison for running over several men sleeping on a Mumbai pavement, and killing one of them.

    If his sentence is upheld, Khan's absence could cost the I...

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    Santorum planning May 27 announcement

    Rick Santorum said he'll make his 2016 presidential plans known on May 27 in his hometown of Butler, Pennsylvania.

  • Deflategate

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    NFL report: Patriots probably violated rules

    The evidence listed in Wednesday's "Deflategate" report is eye-catching:

    -- Text messages between a part-time New England Patriots employee and an equipment assistant with talk of cash, free shoes and autographs.

    -- The part-time employee -- a locker r...

  • Pizza Hut hostage order

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    Florida hostage uses pizza order to ask for help

    A woman who was held hostage in Florida ordered a pizza with a special request to send help -- potentially saving her life and the lives of her children.

    Cheryl Treadway was held by her boyfriend at knifepoint Monday afternoon, along with her three ch...

  • Wendy's

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    Wendy's to sell 640 restaurants

    Wendy's announced plans Wednesday to sell 640 of its company-owned restaurants in the United States and Canada.

    The sales are a part of the burger chain's plan to reduce the number of company-owned locations.

    The company hopes to sell the restaurants t...

  • Errol Brown

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    Errol Brown, 'You Sexy Thing' vocalist, dead

    Errol Brown, the Hot Chocolate lead singer whose energetic, powerful vocals topped such hits as "You Sexy Thing" and "Every 1's a Winner," died Wednesday, his manager said. Brown was 71.

    "I lost my friend today," manager Phil Dale tweeted. "It was a j...

  • Etan Patz investigation


    Jury deadlocked in Etan Patz murder trial

    A New York jury deliberating the fate of the man charged with the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz will resume deliberations Thursday, two days after telling the judge it was unable to reach a verdict.

    New York Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley...

  • Dennis Burns and children

    Dad brings daughters home after legal battle

    For nearly five years, Dennis Burns has dreamed of bringing his two young daughters home.

  • Mike Huckabee

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    Mike Huckabee defends spamming supporters

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended renting out his email list to a group selling hidden cures for cancer embedded in Bible verses, saying it was no different than CNN allowing advertisers for catheters or adult diapers to air alongside programming.

  • IRS

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    Watchdog: Tax scofflaws often kept IRS jobs

    More than half of Internal Revenue Service employees who willfully broke tax laws over the past decade weren't fired because the agency's commissioners saved their jobs, according to a new report by an independent IRS watchdog.

  • Netanyahu 2013


    Netanyahu forms coalition government

    With just an hour to spare before a deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced late Wednesday that he has succeeded in forming a coalition government.

    According to Israel Radio, Netanyahu came to an agreement with the final party re...

  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev new picture


    Tsarnaev relative testifies from Kazakhstan

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev was a quiet, studious boy who looked up to his eldest brother in a dysfunctional home where his parents often quarreled, Tsarnaev's former brother-in-law recalled Wednesday.

    Elmirza Khozhugov, the form...

  • Baltimore mayor: DOJ police probe needed

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake requested Wednesday that the Department of Justice order a "pattern or practice" civil rights investigation into the city's police department, similar to the probe conducted in Ferguson, Missouri after the sho...

  • Ashton Kutcher

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    Ashton Kutcher is betting big on this HR startup

    Actor Ashton Kutcher has one key benchmark he looks at when he decides whether or not to invest in a startup: would he want to work there?

    "It's all about the people," Kutcher told CNNMoney in an email.

  • Prince Baltimore announce

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    Prince announces Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore

    First there was the song, then the concert.

    Days after recording a protest song in the aftermath of the Freddie Gray protests, Prince has announced a Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore. The show will take place at Royal Farms Arena.

    "In a ...

  • Arianna Huffington

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    Huffington Post marks 10th anniversary with new look

    The Huffington Post is marking its tenth anniversary with the first substantial redesign of the site since it was created. The fresh look, which was launched on its mobile site this week, will still feature its signature Splash, the jumbo-sized headline that greets readers at the top of the page. That was off limits to the designers.

  • North Dakatoa oil train derailment

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    Report: Oil train derails, catches fire

    A small North Dakota town had to be evacuated Wednesday after an oil train derailed and caught fire, The Associated Press reported.

  • Former Speaker of the House Jim Wright in 2003

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    Former House Speaker dead at age 92

    Former House Speaker Jim Wright died early Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Wright was 92 years old, according to a representative from Thompson's Harveson and Cole, a funeral home in Fort Worth, who confirmed his death to CNN...

  • Rand Paul

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    Paul campaign ponies up for prized domain

    How much do you have to spend on a domain name if you decide to run for President? About $100,000.

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    FAA may expand drone use

    The Federal Aviation Administration is considering how it might allow businesses to expand the use of drones. It has tapped three companies that want to use drones - CNN, Burlington railroad and drone maker PrecisionHawk - to help it craft new rules governing unmanned aircraft.


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