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Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

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LOS ANGELES - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. safety officials said on Friday.

Quadruple-murder suspect held without bond in Washington

WASHINGTON - A man charged in the deaths of a wealthy Washington businessman, his wife, son and housekeeper was arraigned on Friday and ordered held without bond. | Video

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U.S. Navy pilot safe after jet ends up in water off San Diego runway

SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Navy training jet went off the end of a runway and crashed into water at a base in San Diego on Friday, but the pilot was able to eject safely from the aircraft and was rescued by local boaters, officials said.

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Probe leaves unanswered questions in deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES - Investigators have not determined why a FedEx truck driver veered across a Northern California highway last year and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a college recruitment trip, killing 10 people, authorities said on Friday.

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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Nevada, close to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Nevada on Friday close to the small town of Caliente, northeast of the tourist hub of Las Vegas, and was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Elderly Colorado man deemed incompetent in nursing home killing

DENVER - An 87-year-old Colorado man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease is incompetent and will not face criminal charges for beating to death a fellow dementia patient at a nursing home, prosecutors said on Friday.

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Five plead not guilty to Kentucky bourbon heist

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Five people accused of stealing and selling more than $100,000 worth of expensive bourbons and other whiskeys as part of a years-long conspiracy pleaded not guilty on Friday in a Kentucky court.

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Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing in Maryland park

- A Maryland mother was found early on Friday pushing her dead 3-year-old boy on a park swing, authorities said.

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Pentagon plans long-range missile defense radar in Alaska

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday announced plans to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the U.S. missile defense system better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California.

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Arizona lawman calls for judge's removal in racial-profiling case

PHOENIX - Lawyers for controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio asked on Friday that a federal judge be removed from overseeing a racial-profiling case against the lawman and his deputies.

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