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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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Like Humans, Neanderthals Buried Dead And Cared For Elderly

December 17, 2013 5:34 pm

It’s another grave scientific discovery — but this time in a good way.  An international team of scientists found new evidence that Neanderthals cared for their elderly and dead by intentionally burying bodies — an important sign of development and community for our much, much older cousins. (Via LiveScience) The scientists spent 13 years reexamining caves in southern […]

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Man drops insanity plea and pleads guilty to murder

December 17, 2013 5:30 pm

(Entravision) Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced today that Christopher Sorenson, age 31 and a resident of Salinas, pled guilty today to the second degree murder of his mother. Sorenson will be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison at his sentencing by Judge Carrie Panetta, on January 16, 2014. The case […]

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Lawyer: Hospital to leave brain dead girl on life support

December 17, 2013 5:02 pm

The family of a 13-year-old brain dead girl at Children’s Hospital Oakland said they won a victory Tuesday after hospital officials announced they would not remove her from life support. The parents of Jahi McMath were preparing to file a cease-and-desist order request Tuesday after hospital officials said the day before that they were planning […]

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