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Fire contained at Tesla's car production factory in California

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 00:29
A minor fire on the grounds of the Tesla Inc factory in California on Thursday evening was contained by the Fremont fire department, a Tesla spokesperson told Reuters.
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String of Hawaii disasters gave FEMA head start on Hurricane Lane

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 23:11
Federal emergency managers got an unusual head start preparing for Hurricane Lane, with key personnel and supplies deployed well ahead of the storm in response to a flurry of disaster threats to Hawaii in recent months, officials said on Thursday.
Categories: National News

Hurricane Lane menaces Hawaii even though storm has weakened

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 22:29
Hurricane Lane weakened to a Category 3 storm on Thursday but was already lashing Hawaii with high winds and torrential rains, touching off flash floods, landslides and raging surf as residents hunkered down to ride out the storm.
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As Hurricane Lane's wind weakens, Hawaii braces for the rains

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 22:28
In the town of Hanalei on Hawaii's northern most island of Kauai, light rain was falling on Thursday, a foretaste of the torrential downpours expected this weekend as residents, businesses and tourists prepared for Hurricane Lane.
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Drenching Hawaii, Hurricane Lane is downgraded to Category 3 storm

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 21:32
Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it lashed Hawaii on Thursday with high winds and torrential rains, touching off flash floods, landslides and raging surf as residents hunkered down to ride out the storm.
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Hurricane Lane now drenching Hawaii downgraded to Category 3 storm

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 20:56
Hurricane Lane, which has brought high winds and torrential rains to Hawaii, was downgraded to a Category 3 storm on Thursday afternoon, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.
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Killer of John Lennon loses parole bid for tenth time

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 19:59
The man who gunned down rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago failed in his tenth try to win freedom from a prison sentence that could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life, New York prison authorities said on Thursday.
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Progress reported in uniting migrant families separated by U.S.

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 19:53
Lawyers for the U.S. government and families separated by border officials after they entered the United States from Mexico said 37 more children have been freed from federal custody in the last week, as both sides work out means to enable children to seek asylum.
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Missouri opens investigation of clergy sex abuse in St. Louis

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 18:41
Missouri is launching a probe of potential sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, the state attorney general said on Thursday, a week after a report finding widespread clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania.
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Iowa college student died of 'sharp force injuries,' autopsy finds

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 18:38
An Iowa college student who was killed after she disappeared while jogging last month succumbed to "multiple sharp force injuries," according to the results of a preliminary autopsy released on Thursday.
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U.S. judge says lawsuit over married immigrants' arrests can proceed

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:53
A lawsuit attempting to block the Trump administration from arresting illegal immigrants seeking to legalize their status based on their marriages to U.S. citizens can move forward, a federal judge in Boston ruled on Thursday.
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Man sentenced to eight years for Charlottesville beating

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:50
A white supremacist convicted of being part of a group of men that beat a black man in a Virginia parking garage during a "Unite the Right" rally last year in Charlottesville was sentenced on Thursday to eight years in prison, local media reported.
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Bell Helicopter Textron wins $510 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:20
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc has been awarded a $510 million U.S. defense contract for 29 AH-1Z helicopters for the Marine Corps, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
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U.S. agriculture secretary: Farm aid details to be disclosed Monday

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:14
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday that details of a planned $12 billion aid package for U.S. farmers hurt by the Trump administration's trade wars will be disclosed on Monday.
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U.S. says Facebook fugitive Paul Ceglia arrested in Ecuador

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:02
The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador and may be extradited, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.
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Hurricane Lane lashes Hawaii with torrential rains, flash floods

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:46
High winds and torrential rains from Hurricane Lane pounded Hawaii on Thursday, touching off flash floods, landslides and heavy surf as it spun toward the islands, prompting schools and offices to close as residents hunkered down to ride out the storm.
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U.S. senators seek review of lead in military housing, citing Reuters

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:28
Eight U.S. senators are pushing for a federal review of the military's plans to protect children from exposure to lead, citing a Reuters report on lead poisoning in military housing.
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General Mills changing Nature Valley labels after lawsuit's pesticide claim

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:19
General Mills Inc agreed to stop calling the oats in its Nature Valley granola bars 100 percent natural to settle a lawsuit by three consumer groups that said the bars contained small amounts of the pesticide commonly known as RoundUp.
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Missouri launches probe of clergy sex abuse in St. Louis

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:16
Missouri is launching a probe of potential sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, state Attorney General Josh Hawley said on Thursday, following last week's Pennsylvania report finding widespread clergy sex abuse in that state.
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NY health officials investigating illnesses linked to McDonald's outlet

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 15:18
New York State health officials said on Thursday they were investigating reports of multiple illnesses potentially associated with a McDonald's Corp restaurant in Jamestown, NY.
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