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One Dead in Military Jet Crash in California

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:13pm
The small single-seat jet crashed just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, near Point Mugu in Ventura County.

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'Mandatory': Maine Pushes Forward With Quarantine Rule

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:22pm
Maine Health Commissioner Mary Mayhew said the state will seek a court order mandating that a nurse recently returned from Africa obey a quarantine.

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Not So Wise: Utah Man Charged With Chasing Owl in Paraglider

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:21pm
Local celebrity and TV pitchman Dell Schanze, 45, faces up to $100,000 in fines and more than a year in jail for allegedly harassing a migratory bird.
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Follow Live: Giants vs. Royals in World Series Game 7

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:00pm
A new Major League Baseball World Series Champion will be crowned tonight as the San Francisco Giants take on the Kansas City Royals in Game Seven.
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Slain Cop Was Investigating Feud Between Biker Gangs

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:42pm
Pomona, Calif., police officer Shaun Diamond was part of sweep aimed at preventing reprisals for freeway attacks on Mongols gang members.
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Brian Williams: Why Crash Dummies Are Putting on Weight

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:21pm
Humanetics, the maker of the dummies, will be making a version weighing over 270 pounds because its CEO says obese people are more likely to die in a crash.
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Trial by Fire: Antares Rocket Blast Tests NASA Policies

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:45pm
This week's Antares rocket explosion demonstrates the wisdom of NASA's reliance on multiple commercial spaceship operators, experts say.
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Trashed: See the High-Tech Solution to Cleaning Waterways

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:33pm
John Kellett’s incredible invention which was installed earlier this year has already pulled thousands of pounds of trash out of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and could be the solution for cleaning trash pollution in waterways around the world.
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Nearly 50 Ebola Volunteers Returned Safely From Hot Zone

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:14pm
Close to 50 volunteers have come back safe and well from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa, aid agencies tell NBC News
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'Sit Down and Shut Up,' Gov. Christie Tells Sandy Heckler

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:41pm
Not one to shy away from a confrontation, the New Jersey governor had choice words for a man protesting what he claimed was the slow pace of recovery.

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Foreign Fighters Pouring Into Syria Faster Than Ever: Officials

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:30pm
British and US officials say the flow of foreign fighters into Syria is increasing, and is greater than the flow into Afghanistan before 9/11.

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Rocket Blast Teaches Teens Cost of Discovery

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:17pm
The explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket bound for the space station taught a hard lesson to students whose experiments were on board.
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How Ebola Kills: Study Finds the Deadly Signs

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:01pm
An in-depth look at the patients in the current Ebola epidemic provides some important clues about how the virus kills. Hint: It's not bleeding.
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Obama Speaks With Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:28pm
On Wednesday afternoon, President Obama delivered remarks at a White House event with American health care workers fighting Ebola.

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Eric Holder Says Only Denzel Could Play Him in Movie

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:19pm
"There's only one person: Denzel," the outgoing Attorney General quipped when asked at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday.

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Skin Cancer U? Students Tan on Campus at Top Colleges

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:06pm
Twelve percent of the nation’s top colleges and universities have tanning beds on campus, according to a new report.
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