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Accidents And Disasters

Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK — A 120-foot-tall schooner ran aground and got stuck in shallow waters near the Statue of Liberty on Saturday afternoon, officials said. No injuries were reported and the 121 tourists on board were ferried in small boats to a lower Manhattan marina.

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Rain falls on Baja's south tip as storm passes by

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Polo churned south of the Baja California Peninsula on Saturday, whipping up waves and swirling more rain onto residents still recovering from Hurricane Odile.

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Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California.

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Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's disaster management agency said Saturday that rescuers with boats and helicopters had evacuated about 50,000 people from the country's south after raging floods inundated more villages there.

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Quakes destroy or damage 83 houses in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — A series of earthquakes destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others Saturday in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people, officials said.

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Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.

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Oilfield worker lost in New Mexico flooding dies

LAKEWOOD, N.M. (AP) — One oil field worker was killed and 40 more were stranded in flood waters as the remnants of Hurricane Odile moved through southeastern New Mexico on Friday, authorities said.

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Search for Texas deputy suspended, but will resume

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Inclement weather made rescue crews in Central Texas suspend the search for a sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters, while heavy rains in West Texas caused dozens of streets and some houses to flood.

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Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

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Looting plagues Los Cabos after Odile

Looting plagues Los Cabos after Odile

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next.

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Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thousands while alarming authorities.

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A crash, a brain injury, a tale of hope

My son Dylan was struck by a car in a crosswalk.

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In worst-case scenario, who'd lead US?

In worst-case scenario, who'd lead US?

Need to preserve and protect continuity in our constitutional institutions is critical.

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Neighborhood turf war pits gardeners against active kids

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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