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  • 2 hours ago

    Strong Quake Hits Taiwan, Many Trapped in Toppled Building

    Strong Quake Hits Taiwan, Many Trapped in Toppled Building

    A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building where rescuers pulled out more than 120 people. Dozens of others are still believed to be...

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    15-Story Crane Topples Into NYC Street Killing 1, Injuring 3

    15-Story Crane Topples Into NYC Street Killing 1, Injuring 3

    A massive, 15-story construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Harvard-educated Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by the...

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  • ethan couch

    3 minutes ago

    'Affluenza' Teen Moved From Juvenile Center to Adult Jail

    'Affluenza' Teen Moved From Juvenile Center to Adult Jail

    Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving crash, was moved Friday afternoon from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County Correction Center in Downtown...

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  • nyc

    57 minutes ago

    FDNY Chaplain Officiates Wedding Amid Crane Collapse Chaos

    An FDNY chaplain escorted a bride caught in the chaos that followed Friday morning's deadly crane collapse to a New York City courthouse, then performed an impromptu wedding ceremony for the woman and her...

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  • Twitter

    2 hours ago

    Twitter Locks Down 125,000 Accounts

    Twitter Locks Down 125,000 Accounts

    Twitter announced Friday it will shut down more than 125,000 accounts as part of an effort to crack down on extremist content. In a news release, the company said it was committed to weeding out content...

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  • Canton

    2 hours ago

    Girl, 6, Hit by Fallen Tree Limb, Left in Critical Condition

    Girl, 6, Hit by Fallen Tree Limb, Left in Critical Condition

    A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after being pinned under a tree limb Friday afternoon in Canton, Massachusetts. Canton Police confirm the child was hit by the limb in the yard of her family's Indian...

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  • Raphael Schumacher

    11 minutes ago

    Italian Investigators Unraveling Mystery of Strangled Actor

    Italian Investigators Unraveling Mystery of Strangled Actor

    Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.

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  • Australia

    38 minutes ago

    'Surprise! I'm Still Alive!' Contract Killing Doesn't Go as Planned

    'Surprise! I'm Still Alive!' Contract Killing Doesn't Go as Planned

    "Kill her," he said. Those were the words that Noela Rukundo heard come through the speakerphone. The voice on the other end of the line was her de facto husband, the BBC reported. Rukundo's partner,...

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  • 3 hours ago

    Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dies in Florida

    Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dies in Florida

    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind,...

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