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This is an undated family handout photo issued by Britain's Foreign & Commonwealth Office and made available on Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 of Stuart Hill, left, and his brother Jason Hill, who both died in a Grand Canyon helicopter crash. An expert says investigators are likely to pay special attention to the type of helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists. Aviation attorney Gary C. Robb says the EC-130 helicopter generally lacks a system to keep it from exploding on impact, denying passengers a few extra minutes to try to escape. It comes after the crash on tribal land, which has fewer regulations than helicopter tours in Grand Canyon National Park. (Family Handout Foreign & Commonwealth Office via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 6:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sightseeing helicopter that crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, was not required to have a system that would keep it from bursting into flames on impact, U.S. authorities said. Investigators were combing through the wreckage Tuesday in a remote,...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:41 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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February 11, 2018 - 8:30 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A blackout hit northern Puerto Rico late Sunday after an explosion set off a big fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory. Officials with the island's Electric Power Authority said several municipalities were without power, including parts of the capital of...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 7:27 am
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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Rescuers carry a victim recovered from a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck late Tuesday night caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
February 08, 2018 - 5:34 am
HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in Taiwan continued their search for survivors in a dangerously tilted building Thursday, more than a day after it was damaged in an earthquake that shook the island's east coast and killed at least 10 people. The Yunmen Tsuiti building was one of several damaged by...
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A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Hualien, southern Taiwan. Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit near Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people. (Central News Agency via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 8:46 am
HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan's east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 76 could not be contacted following the quake. Videos and photos showed several...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, shooting instructor Frankie McRae demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a bump stock at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C. Some states and cities are taking the lead on banning bump stocks as efforts stall in Washington. The controversial device was used in the Las Vegas shooting, allowing a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic firearm. Gun-control advocates say the push fits a pattern in gun politics: inaction in Washington that forces states to take charge. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
February 05, 2018 - 3:41 pm
In the immediate aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, there was a fevered pitch to ban bump stocks, the device that allowed the shooter's semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of machine guns. With that push stalled at the federal level, a handful of states and...
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FILE--This undated file photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows Blaze Bernstein. A 20-year-old California man charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student is due in court. Samuel Woodward of Newport Beach is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Santa Ana. Authorities say Woodward killed 19-year-old sophomore Bernstein and buried his body in a shallow grave at a neighborhood park not far from the Bernstein family home in Lake Forest. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
February 02, 2018 - 5:57 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a park not far from his family's home. Samuel Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was ordered held on $5 million bail with...
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In this image taken from cellphone video provided to the Associated Press, firefighters put out a blaze after a minivan carrying gas tanks plowed into pedestrians along a street in Shanghai, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. A minivan plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals. (AP Photo)
February 02, 2018 - 7:23 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The driver of a minivan hauling gas canisters in Shanghai set fire to his vehicle while smoking a cigarette and plowed into pedestrians Friday, leaving 18 people injured in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, police said. Police ruled out the possibility of a deliberate attack...
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January 31, 2018 - 7:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media say 11 people have died in a fire that engulfed a home for elderly welfare recipients in northern Japan. The fire broke out before midnight Thursday in Sapporo, the main city on the island of Hokkaido. Media reports say that five residents were rescued. Footage on public...
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