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Snow to hit 2,000-mile stretch from Nevada to New England as weekend travelers head home Snow to hit 2,000-mile stretch from Nevada to New England as weekend travelers head home
A severe storm system is turning Black Friday into a wintry white weekend with blizzards and snow expected along much of a 2,000-mile stretch from Nevada to the Upper Midwest and into New England next week. Farther south, severe thunderstorms are possible from the southern Plains to Lower Mississippi River Valley through Saturday. The National Weather Service forecast a large swath of snow ...
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Texas cities evacuated after second explosion at chemical plant; three injured in first blast Texas cities evacuated after second explosion at chemical plant; three injured in first blast
A second explosion Wednesday at an East Texas chemical plant prompted officials to issue evacuation orders for three small cities and a portion of another as flames and smoke surged into the sky. An afternoon blast at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, about 80 miles east of Houston, followed a powerful burst at 1 a.m. that sent three workers to hospitals, injured some residents and caused pro...
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Texas cities evacuated after second explosion at chemical plant; three injured in first blast Texas cities evacuated after second explosion at chemical plant; three injured in first blast
A second explosion Wednesday at an East Texas chemical plant prompted officials to issue evacuation orders for three small cities and a portion of another as flames and smoke surged into the sky. An afternoon blast at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, about 80 miles east of Houston, followed a powerful burst at 1 a.m. that sent three workers to hospitals, injured some residents and caused pro...
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That's a lot of bologna: US border officers seize more than 150 pounds of pork That's a lot of bologna: US border officers seize more than 150 pounds of pork
EL PASO, Texas – A driver crossing the Mexican border said he was hauling turkey ham, but CBP officers thought it was a bunch of bologna. U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 14 rolls of Mexican bologna Thursday morning at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing. A Chevrolet pickup truck with Texas license plates entered the port from Mexico shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. A ...
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This California town has the slowest Internet in the U.S. This California town has the slowest Internet in the U.S.
Drivers cruise by on Interstate 80 — a busy artery that cuts across Northern California — never knowing they passed through the town of Newcastle. The unincorporated rural community tucked into the foothills a half-hour drive from Sacramento is home to more than 1,200 people and several fruit orchards. Hailed as an important stop on a newly built transcontinental railroad in 1864, the town's re...
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College student slips, falls 150 feet off cliff while hiking in New York park College student slips, falls 150 feet off cliff while hiking in New York park
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A New York college student died Monday after falling from a cliff while hiking with a group of friends in Hasbrouck Park, according to police. In a statement distributed to students, SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian identified the student as Katherine Vollmer of Rochester, a visual arts major. The 20-year-old was a member of an "unsanctioned hiking group" that ...
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Undercover FBI agents say Chicago college student tried to write code for ISIS Undercover FBI agents say Chicago college student tried to write code for ISIS
CHICAGO — A 20-year-old U.S. college student was arrested Monday for allegedly writing computer code to help the Islamic State spread propaganda online, according to the FBI. Thomas Osadzinski, a student at DePaul University who lives in the city's northside neighborhood of Buena Park, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with one count of attempting to provide material support to a terr...
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An iconic Boston Irish pub closes after 137 years. Residents fear for the city's soul An iconic Boston Irish pub closes after 137 years. Residents fear for the city's soul
BOSTON — Out of nowhere, the sound of bagpipes filled Doyle's Café. A young boy stopped by the old Irish pub in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood after his music lesson. His dad gave him the go-ahead to start playing. Patrons from the bar's three main rooms soon converged, and for 10 minutes, they listened, pints in hand, to a concert from the youngest person in the tavern. "The crowd erupt...
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4 dead, 6 injured in 'mass casualty shooting' at Sunday Night Football party in California 4 dead, 6 injured in 'mass casualty shooting' at Sunday Night Football party in California
FRESNO — Fresno Police have confirmed four people were killed and at least six wounded in what police in this central California city are describing as a "mass casualty shooting." Three people were killed at the scene, Fresno Police said. A fourth person died later at the hospital. Five of the wounded are in critical condition at local hospitals, and one victim was released with a minor gra...
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Off-duty officers rushed to Saugus High after hearing shots: 'Their actions saved lives' Off-duty officers rushed to Saugus High after hearing shots: 'Their actions saved lives'
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – As gunshots at Saugus High School sent frightened students fleeing the building, a detective and two off-duty officers who were dropping off their own kids ran toward the sound of gunfire, providing life-saving first aid to the victims, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. In only 16 seconds, two teenagers — a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — were kil...
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