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FEMA denies aid for Texas fertilizer plant blast

HOUSTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide additional money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed […]

06/12/2013

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10 women, many in 90s, escape burning Calif. limo

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say ten elderly women escaped unharmed when the limousine they were in burst into flames while idling in Northern California. The Sunday morning fire in Walnut Creek comes a […]

06/10/2013

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Solar plane lands successfully in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A solar-powered plane attempting to fly across the United States has landed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The Solar Impulse landed about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth […]

06/04/2013

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Solar plane leaves Texas for St. Louis

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — A solar-powered plane that spent more than a week in North Texas has departed on the third leg of its cross-country trip. The Solar Impulse took off early Monday from Dallas-Fort […]

06/03/2013

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5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Northern Calif

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake has struck Northern California’s Plumas County with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7. Rafael Abreau, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center, says the temblor struck at […]

05/24/2013

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Truck of suspect in Calif. family killings found

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies discovered the truck of a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife and two young daughters at their rural Northern California home, but he’s armed and dangerous and still […]

05/09/2013

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Official: Shiny dog bowl sparks house fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog. Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at Terry […]

05/02/2013

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Tense Calif. town hunts for killer of 8-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Law enforcement patrols have been increased outside a school in a small Northern California town where a search is continuing for a man suspected of stabbing an 8-year-old girl to death.

04/29/2013

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First confirmed Japanese tsunami debris in Calif.

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that’s been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.

04/26/2013

Panel affirms firing of Calif. teacher over porn

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — State officials have affirmed a Northern California school district’s decision to fire a 37-year-old high school teacher accused of using a school-issued laptop to help set up pornographic websites.

04/18/2013

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