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Today in History for December 18th

December 17, 2013 9:55 pm

U.S. Supreme Court upholds the relocation and detention of Japanese-Americans during World War Two; U.S. begins 12 days of heavy bombing in North Vietnam; Steven Spielberg is born; Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' publicly premieres. (Dec. 18…

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Colorado school shooter may have planned larger attack

December 17, 2013 9:38 pm

Officials believe Colorado school shooter Karl Pierson planned a much larger attack at Arapahoe High School Friday after discovering writing on his arm. “They say he had written a Latin phrase on his arm that translated into “The Die Has Been Cast.” (Via KSHB) “There were also several letters and numbers written. The Sheriff’s office say those […]

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Ancient cat fossils shake up domestication timeline

December 17, 2013 9:34 pm

​From savage beasts in the wild to the domesticated LOLcats we know and love today — scientists know little about how cats came to be our fine furry friends — but a feline fossil discovery is giving researchers some new insight. According to a study out of St. Louis’ Washington University, cats may have been living […]

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Harvard student says he made bomb threat to avoid exam

December 17, 2013 9:29 pm

A 20-year-old Harvard student has confessed to making the fake bomb threat that evacuated campus Monday — all in an effort to avoid a final exam. Boston’s WBZ-TV got its hands on an FBI affidavit with all the details. The suspect is Kim Eldo, who told the FBI he used a product called TOR to obtain a random […]

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Fires, air pollution combine for smelly, hazy day

December 17, 2013 9:17 pm

The smoke may have been coming from far away but the South Bay did not escape the foul air from fires Tuesday. Many people in Santa Clara County had to see and smell the combined forces of the Sims Recycling center fire in Redwood City, the Big Sur fire and yet another Spare The Air […]

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Unusual late fall fire still burning in Big Sur

December 17, 2013 9:07 pm

An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The slow-moving fire in Los Padres National Forest near state Highway 1 had consumed 769 acres, or a little over […]

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20th Century Fox To Open Theme Park By 2016

December 17, 2013 8:56 pm

The studio will open a theme park in Malaysia by 2016, with a U.S. theme park expected by 2020.

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Blind Man, Dog Rescued on NYC Subway Tracks

December 17, 2013 8:44 pm

A blind man who tumbled onto the NYC subway tracks along with his guide dog are alive today thanks to some quick work by a few of the city's subway riders. (Dec. 17)

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Winning ticket for $636M Mega Millions jackpot sold in San Jose

December 17, 2013 8:35 pm

At least one winning ticket was sold in California for Tuesday night’s $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, which was the second largest in U.S. lottery history. There may be other winners. Mega Millions lead director Paula Otto said Tuesday night that game officials’ count was not complete yet. California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso told the […]

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Reno Police Respond to Medical Building Shooting

December 17, 2013 5:40 pm

Police say one of the victims of a shooting at a Reno, Nevada, hospital campus has died. Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson says two people are dead, including the shooter and one of his victims. At least two more were being treated. (De…

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