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Millions of potentially explosive air bags still on the road

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Fewer than half of the 41 million potentially explosive air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata have been replaced in the several years since the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history. Some Honda employees are going door-to-door knocking, hunting for roughly 100,000 cars with the most dangerous defective Takata air …

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California fire damage to homes is less random than it seems

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Faith Kearns is an academic coordinator for the California Institute for Water Resources at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In the midst of the many wildfire emergencies that have faced California this year, it can often seem that the way houses burn, or don’t, is random. The …

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Cops: Missing New Jersey mom was likely abducted

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PATERSON, N.J. — Family and police are searching for a 24-year-old single mom who disappeared from a parking lot on Tuesday night, reports CBS New York. Paterson police told the station that it appears likely Shanaya Coley was abducted.  The station reports that a neighbor called 911 to report witnessing …

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The divine creations of Michelangelo

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MICHELANGELO is revered as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. And as Martha Teichner now shows us, for the next two months you won’t have to go to Italy to see some of his finest work: Who hasn’t seen “The Creation of Adam”? It’s right in the middle …

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Disturbing video shows man begging in fatal police shooting

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MESA — Police in Mesa, Arizona released disturbing body camera video on Thursday hours after a former officer was acquitted of a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. The verdict cleared Philip Brailsford, 27, of criminal liability in the 2016 death of Daniel Shaver, of Granbury, …

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Ex-priest convicted in Texas beauty queen's 1960 slaying

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EDINBURG, Texas — An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen intending to go to confession. Garza’s bludgeoned body was found days after her April 16, 1960, disappearance. …

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The 20 most downloaded iPhone apps of 2017

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Apple just revealed its most popular apps, movies, TV shows and music for 2017, and there’s one clear takeaway — iPhone users still love their emojis. The custom emoji app Bitmoji snagged the top spot for most popular app this year, with Snapchat and YouTube following closely behind. Bitmojis are 3D …

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Color-coded system on Calif. winds reaches uncharted territory

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LOS ANGELES — Things were getting so windy Thursday out in Southern California that fire officials were running out of colors, CBS Los Angeles reports. Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind, but never purple wind — until now. Thanks to vicious Santa Anas, the color-coded system …

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