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  • Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

    Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:09:40 GMT
    The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the...
    The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many...
  • Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:09:19 GMT
    A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.
    A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.
  • Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

    Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:47:38 GMT
    Documentary pioneer Robert Drew has died in Connecticut at age 90.
    By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and...
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  • Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18

    Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:49:32 GMT
    An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.
    Rescuers worked in rain Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.
  • AP PHOTOS: At least 17 die in Gaza school attack

    AP PHOTOS: At least 17 die in Gaza school attack

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:17:58 GMT
    Shelling of a school crowded with refugees in Gaza early Wednesday killed at least 17 people and wounded 90 more, according to Palestinian health officials.
    Shelling of a school crowded with refugees in Gaza early Wednesday killed at least 17 people and wounded 90 more, according to Palestinian health officials.
  • Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

    Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:14:35 GMT
    The United States is condemning Israel's shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians.
    The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting...
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  • Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

    Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:56:30 GMT
    Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have announced an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public company.
    Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have announced an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public company.
  • Samsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecast

    Samsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecast

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:09:23 GMT
    Samsung Electronics Co. says its second-quarter profit dropped 20 percent as smartphone and tablet sales fell.
    Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period.
  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:58:45 GMT
    A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.
    The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
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  • 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.
  • Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

    Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:23:08 GMT
    Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates. 
    Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates. 
  • Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Star in Palm Springs Wednesday

    Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Star in Palm Springs Wednesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:55:41 GMT
    ``Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'' star Lisa Vanderpump will receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars tomorrow. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass and ``White Party'' founder Jeffrey Sanker are scheduled to speak, and Vanderpump will be presented with a city proclamation. 
    ``Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'' star Lisa Vanderpump will receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars tomorrow. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass and ``White Party'' founder Jeffrey Sanker are scheduled to speak, and Vanderpump will be presented with a city proclamation. 
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