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Dan Whitcomb

Wave of bomb threats emailed across U.S., but none credible

4:00pm EST

MILWAUKEE/LOS ANGELES A rash of bomb threats were circulated via email on Thursday targeting dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said.

Three rescued from West Virginia mine may have been seeking copper scrap

9:38am EST

Rescuers on Wednesday found alive three people who had been lost in a West Virginia mine for four days after crawling in through a ventilation shaft, and brought them to the surface, a state spokeswoman said. | Video

PG&E says cause of Camp Fire not yet determined despite probe

Dec 11 2018

LOS ANGELES The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released a new report on Tuesday into a massive California wildfire that ignited near one of its damaged towers, offering new details of the incident but stopping short of accepting blame.

North Carolina governor declares emergency over impending snowstorm

Dec 07 2018

The governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday as a major winter storm already drenching the southern plains states was expected to slam the southeast with snow and sleet this weekend.

California police still stumped on motive for Thousand Oaks massacre

Nov 27 2018

LOS ANGELES Three weeks after a former U.S. Marine opened fire at a Western-themed bar and dance hall in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, killing 12 people, police said on Tuesday they still had no clue what prompted the massacre.

'I brace myself': anxious search for the missing in California fire

Nov 16 2018

Rose Farrell was an independent-minded 99-year-old determined to live by herself in Paradise, California. A caregiver checked on her daily and she relied on a walker, but still had her car in her driveway.

'I brace myself' - anxious search for the missing in California fire

Nov 16 2018

Rose Farrell was an independent-minded 99-year-old determined to live by herself in Paradise, California. A caregiver checked on her daily and she relied on a walker, but still had her car in her driveway.

'I brace myself': anxious search for the missing in California fire

Nov 16 2018

Rose Farrell was an independent-minded 99-year-old determined to live by herself in Paradise, California. A caregiver checked on her daily and she relied on a walker, but still had her car in her driveway.

Eyeing conservative U.S. top court, two states pass abortion measures

Nov 07 2018

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia on Tuesday passed ballot measures that could pave the way for new limits or a full ban on abortion in those states if the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion.

North Dakota voters set to reject marijuana legalization measure

Nov 07 2018

U.S. efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use saw mixed results on Tuesday, as voters in Michigan approved a measure legalizing the drug while North Dakotans looked set to block it.

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