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Mom slain in Hawaii home, daughter found tied up

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HONOLULU — A man and woman remained in custody after they were arrested on suspicion of killing a woman in a Hawaii vacation rental home. Family of the woman identified her as Telma Boinville, 51, who moved to Hawaii from Brazil in the 1990s. Honolulu Police Deputy Chief John McCarthy …

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Man rescued with rope from sinking car in Massachusetts

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WINCHENDON, Mass. — The Winchendon Fire Department is applauding the efforts of multiple departments and a witness for helping to save a man after his car ended up in a pond, CBS Boston reports. A witness called 911 to report a car that drove off Spring Street and into Hunts …

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3,500-year-old tombs discovered in Egypt

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Last Updated Dec 9, 2017 3:25 PM EST LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector.  The tombs, located on …

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Trump visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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Last Updated Dec 9, 2017 12:48 PM EST President Trump on Saturday toured and delivered brief remarks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson in a visit that did not come without controversy.  “These buildings embody the hope that has lived in the hearts of every …

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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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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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Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip after rocket fire

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Last Updated Dec 7, 2017 3:42 PM EST The Israeli military says it struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to projectiles fired at Israel. The military says that a projectile exploded Thursday in southern Israel, in addition to two earlier ones launched from Gaza which fell short and …

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Horses injured, killed in fast-moving Calif. wildfire

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By 4 a.m. Tuesday, Virginia Padilla’s ranch was in the direct path of the fast-moving Creek Fire in Southern California. Padilla and her family in Tujunga awakened to thick smoke and bright orange flames. Fire officials alerted them to evacuate. The family packed up some belongings and rushed away from …

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Most destructive Calif. wildfire eyes communities northwest of L.A.

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Flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire, known as the Thomas Fire, churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles on Thursday, disrupting travel on a major highway and triggering more evacuations. A wind forecast called for potentially dangerous gusts, but ones not likely to …

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