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EARTH-LIKE PLANET DISCOVERED IN “GOLDILOCKS” ZONE

August 25, 2016 10:28 am

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

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DEATH TOLL RISES TO 120 IN ITALY QUAKE

August 24, 2016 4:13 pm

A powerful earthquake toppled homes, churches and shops in a wide swath of medieval towns in central Italy Wednesday, killing at least 150 people and injuring hundreds of others, according to Italy’s civil protection agency. Dozens more were missing o…

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ONE CONFIRMED DEAD IN ATTACK ON AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN AFGHANISTAN

August 24, 2016 4:09 pm

A security guard was killed and 21 students were injured Wednesday during an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, said the head of Kabul Hospitals. The attackers detonated explosives and fired guns when they invaded the campus, w…

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AT LEAST FIVE INJURED IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY ATTACK IN KABUL

August 24, 2016 10:08 am

Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday evening injuring as least people. Several students were trapped inside the building, witnesses said, and the wounded were being taken away by ambulances. About 40 students had managed…

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TWO QUAKES DEVESTATE MYANMAR AND ITALY

August 24, 2016 5:10 am

AMATRICE, Italy — A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 37 people were killed in hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the t…

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TWO GIRLS, 4 AND 7, DROWN IN RUSSIAN RIVER CRASH

August 23, 2016 4:09 pm

Two girls, ages 4 and 7, died this morning when a truck went into the Russian River in Jenner, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol. According to the CHP, a 32-year-old woman was driving a Ford F-250 on Highway…

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2 PEDESTRIANS INJURED WHEN TAXI PLOWS INTO SF NEWSSTAND

August 23, 2016 4:05 pm

San Francisco, Ca – Two people were critically hurt Tuesday afternoon when a taxi driver drove into a newsstand on Market Street, authorities said.

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STANFORD INSTITUTES NEW ALCOHOL RULES

August 23, 2016 10:08 am

Hard liquor is now banned at all undergraduate campus parties. Beer and wine are still permitted, but undergrads can not have any bottle of liquor larger than 750 ml in their possession. It’s all in an effort to avoid having parties get out of hand.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA TO VISIT FLOOD ZONE

August 23, 2016 9:55 am

President Obama was headed Tuesday to tour flood-ravaged neighborhoods here and to try to avoid the political minefields that his visit presents. Obama has been under pressure for days to visit after flooding killed at least 13 people and displaced t…

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HEARST CASTLE THREATENED BY FIRE

August 22, 2016 10:29 pm

The Chimney fire, a 17,000-acre fire in San Luis Obispo County, is threatening Hearst Castle and the buildings around it. The fire was headed toward the national historic landmark and the leading edge was just two miles away, said a Cal Fire spokeswom…

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