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CALIFORNIA

Botox mom now says she made up story

LOS ANGELES — A mother’s claim on national television that she injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox is under scrutiny after she purportedly said she made up the story for money.

ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “Inside Edition” said Thursday they were launching investigations into Sheena Upton’s story, which aired a week ago.

TMZ posted a video of Ms. Upton on Thursday in which she said her story was made up after a tabloid approached her and offered money. Ms. Upton could not be reached for comment.

ABC News reported earlier this week that Ms. Upton, who appeared on the programs under another name, has been under investigation by Child Protective Services since the interviews aired last week.

FLORIDA

Forecast: Three to six major hurricanes this year

MIAMI — U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday that they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above-average Atlantic storm season.

No major hurricane has made a U.S. landfall in five years, but National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco warned coastal residents that odds are diminished that a sixth straight year will go by without a major landfall on either the Atlantic or Gulf coast.

As many as 18 named tropical storms may develop during the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1, according to forecasters at NOAA. Six to 10 of those storms could strengthen into hurricanes with top winds of at least 74 mph, the agency said. Three to six could become major hurricanes, with maximum winds of 111 mph and up.

ILLINOIS

Unabomber probed in ‘82 Tylenol deaths

CHICAGO — The FBI has requested a DNA sample from “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski as part of its investigation into the 1982 deaths of seven Chicago-area people who took cyanide-laced Tylenol from packages that had been tampered with, officials said Thursday.

Kaczynski, who pleaded guilty in 1998 to setting 16 explosions that killed three people and is serving a life sentence in federal prison, has declined to voluntarily provide a DNA sample.

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