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Developer detained, dog rescued in Taiwan apartment collapse

Developer detained, dog rescued in Taiwan apartment collapse

A rescued pet Maltese dog named Le Le, 7 years old, is held by a relative of the owner after it was rescued from a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said in a statement Wednesday that they have approved the detentio…

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California farmers reap record sales in record drought

California farmers reap record sales in record drought

FRESNO, Calif. — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.

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US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a…

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Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

BAD AIBLING, Germany — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed.

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Intelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

Intelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said North Korea and Islamic militants will continue to pose threats.

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Intelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

Intelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.

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Officials rule Everett chief wasn't drunk during fatal fire

EVERETT, Wash. — An independent investigation has found that the Everett fire chief was not drunk the night of a fatal fire on New Year's Eve.

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Utah man injured in backyard mule deer attack

DRAPER, Utah — Officials say a mule deer attacked a Utah man in his backyard, injuring the man and his dog.

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Police: Ohio newborn appears to have died from dog bite

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 3-day-old boy has died from an apparent dog bite in northeast Ohio.

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An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

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An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

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Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Kasee Palmer, left, and Summer Sturhan, both of Olympia, Wash., hike on Snow Lake Trail above Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state, as some of the first snow of the season fell in the area. Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising h…

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Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, snow covers mountains in this view from the Snow Lake hiking trail above Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year’s drought condit…

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Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday.

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Around the nation

Around the nation

Emergency responders work at the scene of a tour bus rollover on Interstate 95 northbound in the area of exit 61 on Monday, February 8, 2016 in Madison, Conn. At least 30 people were injured, several critically, in the accident. The bus was traveling from New York City to the Mohegan Sun cas…

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Roach-like robots may help in disasters

Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

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Piglet causes three-car crash on Interstate 80

Piglet causes three-car crash on Interstate 80

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police say a piglet running down Interstate 80 caused a three-car crash.

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Motorcyclist charged in Minnesota crash that killed wife

Motorcyclist charged in Minnesota crash that killed wife

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — A Crookston man is accused of driving drunk in a motorcycle crash that killed his wife in September.

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Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

More than 100 people are believed to still be under the debris of a building that collapsed in Taiwan’s Feb. 6 quake.

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Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

TAINAN, Taiwan — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones.

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