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Accidents And Disasters

Purina mill Flagstaff at a standstill

Purina mill Flagstaff at a standstill

Pet-food production at Purina plant still halted after grain explosion.

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Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

LOS ANGELES — A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.

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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.

September 20, 2014 3:39 pmLoading…

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.

September 20, 2014 2:25 pmLoading…

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.

September 19, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…

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.

September 19, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…

A crash, a brain injury, a tale of hope

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

September 16, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
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.

September 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

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.

October 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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