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Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

Sun Sep 14, 2014

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. Full Story

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Mother blames race for shooting of son by police

Sat Sep 13, 2014

A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. Full Story

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US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day. Full Story

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Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

Fri Sep 12, 2014

It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come. Full Story

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1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

Sun Sep 14, 2014

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said. Full Story

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Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday. Full Story

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Med director out at clinic that treated Rivers

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The head of the outpatient surgery facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic. Full Story

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Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered. News of terrorist attacks in far-off lands. Full Story

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Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

Sun Sep 14, 2014

A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights. Full Story

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San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. Full Story

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Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

Sat Sep 13, 2014

A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention to the house with the foul smell and the shades that were always drawn. Full Story

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Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Texas asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow the state to immediately enforce a law requiring all abortion clinics to adhere to costly standards required for walk-in surgical clinics, which would close more than half of the state's abortion facilities. Full Story

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Colorado candidate apologizes for Newtown remarks

Sat Sep 13, 2014

A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood. Full Story

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Disney to open 'Frozen' ride in 2016

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The demand for "Frozen" isn't thawing. Walt Disney World now plans to open a ride based on the popular animated film in the Norway pavilion of the theme park Full Story

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Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home. Full Story

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Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

Fri Sep 12, 2014

An employee has been fired and a New Jersey day care center reopened Friday, one day after more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served a mix of water and bleach. Full Story