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Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — A man set his house on fire and then started shooting at responding police officers and firefighters Saturday, killing one deputy and wounding another before he was shot to death by law enforcement, authorities said.

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Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

A gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday in Tallahasse, Fla., and wounded another. Authorities say police killed the gunman.

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Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

Two Florida Highway Patrol members help at the scene.

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Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

TOKYO — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.

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Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Mark Petrik and Dennis Smith dig out their south Buffalo driveway on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Cleanup begins, flood threat looms after NY storm

Cleanup begins, flood threat looms after NY storm

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.

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Storms raise hope for end of California drought

Storms raise hope for end of California drought

SAN FRANCISCO — Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history — while still deeply locked in drought.

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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

Police look over a car that has a caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto a moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

Police and citizens look over a car that has a caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto a moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Police say a San Francisco window washer has survived the fall. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

A Toyota Camry has a caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto the moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Police say the San Francisco window washer survived the falling on Friday. (AP Photo/Lisa Leff)

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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.

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With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

Dump trucks at a Buffalo municipal lot on Friday wait to unload snow that was removed from neighborhoods in the city. 

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With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs.

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Minivan crash test: Only Honda Odyssey scores 'good'

Minivan crash test: Only Honda Odyssey scores 'good'

Several minivans don’t do a good job of protecting occupants in crashes, insurance institute says.

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Drug lab explosion kills 1, hurts 2; house gutted

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion that tore apart a Southern California shack, killing one person and critically injuring two others, was caused by a lab illegally making hash oil.

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Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area’s three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.

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Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

Tom Mudd, a resident of the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga, shovels snow from his roof to keep it from collapsing.

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Woman injured after scarf catches in conveyor belt

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student employee was critically injured when a scarf she was wearing became caught in a conveyor belt at the campus bookstore.

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Just how safe is your microwave?

Just how safe is your microwave?

I use my microwave nearly every day, mostly for heating leftovers, rewarming my morning coffee and "steaming" vegetables. Because, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 90 percent of homes in this country have the appliance, I figured it was universally regarded as safe…

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Lake Havasu offering cash to find lost wreckage

Lake Havasu offering cash to find lost wreckage

Plane crashes happened in 1943 and 1960.

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