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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 wait to unload snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents…

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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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Self-driving cars: safer, but what of their morals

Self-driving cars: safer, but what of their morals

In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2014 photo, University of Southern California professor Jeffery Miller sits in his car in Los Angeles. Miller develops software that will help the cars of the future drive themselves. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Self-driving cars: safer, but moral questions abound

Self-driving cars: safer, but moral questions abound

LOS ANGELES — A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.

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Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said.

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Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

In this Nov. 17, 2014 photo provided by Maine State Police, an SUV rests upside down in water alongside Route 6 in Kossuth Township, Maine, after Stephen McGouldrick lost control of it on the icy road. Police said Leo Moody, of Kingman, Maine, crawled into the SUV and used a knife to cut the…

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Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

This undated combination of photos released by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, left, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky. The two were among the four victims of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 by two Palestinians who were later killed i…

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Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Palestinians inspect the demolished apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Israeli authorities demolished the apartment as a punitive measure after al-Shaludi's deadly attack with his car on a Jerusalem train station last month which left five peo…

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Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Sheikh Samir Assi, the imam of the Al-Jazaar mosque in the northern Israeli city of Acre, addresses Christian, Muslim and Jewish clerics outside the synagogue, where on Tuesday two Palestinians killed five Israelis, in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The clergy met to plead for tolera…

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Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Israelis attend the funerals of Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine, and Avraham Goldberg three of the four people killed in a shooting attack in a synagogue in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during …

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Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Palestinians hang national flag inside the demolished apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Israeli authorities demolished the apartment as a punitive measure after al-Shaludi's deadly attack with his car on a Jerusalem train station last month w…

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