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Sydney nearly breaks heat record with 116-degree weather


SYDNEY — Dangerous heat is roasting parts of Australia with temperatures that haven’t been seen in decades. The temperature in Sydney hit an almost 80-year high of 47.3 degrees Celsius, or 117 Fahrenheit, on Sunday — a sharp contrast to the bitter cold that has gripped much of the U.S. …

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Predicting crime in Chicago


What if a murder could be predicted? What if police could intervene with the future victim or future killer? In Chicago, an experimental computer program is trying to do just that. It’s called predictive policing and the city is counting on it to ease some of the worst gun violence …

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SpaceX kicks off busy 2018 with launch of mysterious payload


Last Updated Jan 7, 2018 8:26 PM EST SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a mysterious government satellite known as “Zuma” Sunday, lighting up the night sky as the booster climbed toward space and then lighting it up again a few moments later as its reusable first stage descended …

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JetBlue says flight returns to Boston after unusual odor detected


BOSTON — Federal aviation officials are investigating after a JetBlue Airways flight to the Dominican Republic returned to Logan International Airport for an unusual odor coming from the airplane, CBS Boston reports. The airline says passengers and crew members reported not feeling well during Saturday’s flight. Passengers and crew members reported …

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Man calls 911 to report himself drunk driving: officials


Last Updated Jan 6, 2018 7:15 PM EST WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year’s Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say the dispatcher kept him talking while directing officers …

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Golden Gate Bridge to get a suicide net


A “friend for life” has been campaigning for years, along with others, to make a California landmark safer. John Blackstone has her story: On a stage in Nashville, songwriter Sarah Lockwood Barr performs songs she’s written that she loves to sing … and one that breaks her heart. “This is …

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Meet the priest who's keeping Latin alive


In the basement of a nursing home in Milwaukee, the world’s best Latin lessons are given for free. That’s where Father Reginald Foster, a priest who lacks patience, gives his lessons. He’s managed to convince hundreds of people to dedicate their lives to a language no longer living, reports Brook …

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Wind chill at Mount Washington drops to -90 degrees


Summit conditions at Mount Washington were so brutally cold Saturday morning the temperature tied for the second coldest on Earth, according to Mount Washington Observatory. The temperature hit minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit — with a wind chill of minus 90 (minus 68 degrees Celsius), according to the educational and research …

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