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  • Fires force evacuations in West Coast states

    Fires force evacuations in West Coast states

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:31:34 GMT
    Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.
    Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.
  • Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death

    Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death

    Saturday, August 2 2014 2:06 AM EDT2014-08-02 06:06:09 GMT
    New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.
    New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.
  • Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

    Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-08-02 05:33:04 GMT
    Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife - that much is certain.
    Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife - that much is certain.
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  • Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:27:23 GMT
    Israel is striking dozens of sites in Gaza as it continues a massive search for an officer it fears was captured by Hamas militants.
    Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major...
  • Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    Saturday, August 2 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-08-02 07:43:34 GMT
    Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.
    Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that says it supplies General Motors, state media reported.
  • Justice delayed is pondered in Cambodia

    Justice delayed is pondered in Cambodia

    Saturday, August 2 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-08-02 06:44:49 GMT
    A U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the deaths...
    A U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the deaths of an...
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  • Taiwan's pipeline probe focuses on petrochem firm

    Taiwan's pipeline probe focuses on petrochem firm

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:02:08 GMT
    Authorities in Taiwan's second biggest city are focusing their investigation on a petrochemical firm after a series of gas pipeline explosions ripped streets apart and flung cars into the air, killing 27 people...
    Authorities in Taiwan's second biggest city are focusing their investigation on a petrochemical firm after a series of gas pipeline explosions ripped streets apart and flung cars into the air, killing 27 people and...
  • Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    Saturday, August 2 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-08-02 07:43:34 GMT
    Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.
    Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that says it supplies General Motors, state media reported.
  • Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-08-02 05:06:04 GMT
    Chinese state media say an explosion at a workshop in an eastern Chinese city has killed between 40 and 65 people.
    At least 65 people were killed Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.
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  • Thermal Man Arrested for Murder of Juan Ceballos

    Thermal Man Arrested for Murder of Juan Ceballos

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:52:34 GMT
    A 25-year-old Thermal man is facing arraignment tomorrow on a murder charge with a hate crime allegation in the July 13 shooting death of a 20-year-old Mecca resident, Riverside County authorities revealed today. Charges were filed Wednesday against Miguel Angel Bautista Ramirez, who was arrested Monday in Coachella and booked on suspicion of murdering Juan Ceballos. 
    A 25-year-old Thermal man is facing arraignment tomorrow on a murder charge with a hate crime allegation in the July 13 shooting death of a 20-year-old Mecca resident, Riverside County authorities revealed today. Charges were filed Wednesday against Miguel Angel Bautista Ramirez, who was arrested Monday in Coachella and booked on suspicion of murdering Juan Ceballos. 
  • SPECIAL REPORT: UFO Sightings in the Desert

    SPECIAL REPORT: UFO Sightings in the Desert

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:56:16 GMT
    JOSHUA TREE - The high-desert is a "hot spot" for UFO sightings, people have documented what they say are mysterious objects flying high in the starry sky. We traveled to Giant Rock and Joshua Tree where we learned about the sightings and the history behind the free-standing boulder.
    JOSHUA TREE - The high-desert is a "hot spot" for UFO sightings, people have documented what they say are mysterious objects flying high in the starry sky. We traveled to Giant Rock and Joshua Tree where we learned about the sightings and the history behind the free-standing boulder.
  • Coachella Man, 34, Reported Missing

    Coachella Man, 34, Reported Missing

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:19:59 GMT
    Sheriff's deputies sought the public's help today in finding a 34-year-old Coachella Valley man who may be suicidal. Juan Pedro Valladares was last seen in North Palm Springs Friday, when he asked a family member for gasoline money to leave the area, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.``He also made statements indicating he wanted to harm himself,'' 
    Sheriff's deputies sought the public's help today in finding a 34-year-old Coachella Valley man who may be suicidal. Juan Pedro Valladares was last seen in North Palm Springs Friday, when he asked a family member for gasoline money to leave the area, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.``He also made statements indicating he wanted to harm himself,'' 
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