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1 hr ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

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5 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago. Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Spain, World News, Wildfire, Fire, Pennsylvania

7 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Teen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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12 hrs ago | News Herald

California's King Fire threatens more than 1,600 homes

More than 2,400 fire-fighters Tuesday night tried to contain a fast-growing fire in the Sierra Nevada forests that threatened to leap a highway, placing thousands of houses at risk. California's King Fire threatens more than 1,600 homes More than 2,400 fire-fighters Tuesday night tried to contain a fast-growing fire in the Sierra Nevada forests that threatened to leap a highway, placing thousands of houses at risk.

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Related Topix: Fire, Sacramento, CA, Pollock Pines, CA, Wildfire

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Republic

Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona. The remnants of Odile, which has been downgraded from a Category 3 hurricane to a tropical storm, are expected to reach Arizona Wednesday evening and strike hardest in the Tucson area, though forecasters said that Phoenix could get lashed with rain and heavy winds as well.

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USA Today

Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly

If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday. Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Epidemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

TheCourier.com

Obamaa s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?President Barack...

Graphic lists some initiatives planned to ramp up the U.S. response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm; a" President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Emory University, Africa, Sierra Leone, World News

CBS Local

Governor Brown Signs California's First Groundwater Rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Agoura Hills, CA

WCTV Tallahassee

Research Drones Launched into Hurricane Edouard

U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week's launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from "hurricane hunter" planes flying through Atlantic tropical storms.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. . Miguel Jimenez loads free sandbags to protect his home, Tuesday, Sept.

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Turnto10.com

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

15, 2014. . Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing it in line with other states that have long regulated their wells. Groundwater makes up nearly 60 percent of California's water use during dry years.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week's launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft have been dispatched from "hurricane hunter" planes flying through Atlantic tropical storms.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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KTRE-TV Lufkin

Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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TheDenverChannel

3,000 US troops will help fight Ebola outbreak

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Epidemic, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

KION 46

Hurricane Odile damage, Cabo San Lucas

The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weaken to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday. Still packing 65 mph winds, the storm lashed the region with torrential rains and the potential for flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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SFGate

Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands evacuated

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out lava fragments as big as a bus that rolled one kilometer down its slope, prompting authorities to start forcibly evacuating thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday, Sept.

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DNA India

Earthquake strikes Tokyo in Japan; no serious damage, no risk of tsunami

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage. The earthquake was centred in Ibaraki Prefecture, just northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBS Local

Wildfire In Northern California Town Of Weed Burns 100 Homes, At Least 1,500 Evacuated

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said. This tiny town near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains was under siege from a 350-acre blaze that surged toward and through it through timberland.

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Related Topix: Fire, California, Wildfire, Mount-Shasta, CA, Weed, CA, Oakhurst, CA

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