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Post Office Faces Busiest Days of the Year

December 17, 2013 1:10 am

The post office faces the year's busiest days, as it delivers billions of pieces of mail and millions of packages during the holiday season. Monday was expected to be the busiest mail day. It's expected to handle the most packages on Thursd…

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Carol Tradition Revived in Truro

December 17, 2013 12:43 am

The service of Nine Lessons and Carols, invented in Truro, Cornwall, is being revived.

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Spectacular View of Volcano Eruption

December 17, 2013 12:43 am

An ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruption has forced the closure of Catania airport in eastern Sicily.

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50K reward offered for info in 5-year-old cold case

December 17, 2013 12:38 am

A Marin County cold case has the family of a murdered nanny frustrated, but hopeful. Five years ago, 33-year-old nanny Ashley Yamauchi was found raped and strangled in a parking lot, behind a bar and pizza parlor on busy Fourth Street, in downtown San Rafael. Yamauchi’s friends and family gathered there Monday night, as they […]

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Myanmar Soccer Loss in South East Asian Games Sparks Riot

December 16, 2013 11:42 pm

Dozens of soccer fans in the Myanmar city of Yangon started rioting on Monday evening (December 16) after the Myanmar soccer team lost to Indonesia in the 2013 South East Asian (SEA) games, leaving the team out of the running for the semi-finals. Hundreds of angry Myanmar supporters spilled out of Thuwunna stadium after the […]

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Spain Train Crash Families Want Inquiry

December 16, 2013 11:42 pm

The relatives of July's deadly rail crash in Spain say that economic interests and the future of the country's high speed rail are being given priority over the 79 people who died and the dozens who were injured. They have called for an independent inquiry.

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The Boy Who Cares for His Whole Family

December 16, 2013 11:42 pm

For most young people, life revolves around school work and spending time with friends, but for those caring for parents or siblings at home, things are very different.

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More Than 50 Inmates Escape from Ecuador Prison

December 16, 2013 11:42 pm

Some 55 inmates escaped from a Quito prison facility on Sunday (December 16), sparking a shootout and a chase by police who captured at least 20 of the prisoners on the street. Using helicopters and rooftops as a perch, Ecuadorean authorities managed to roundup at least 20 of the would-be escapees. According to officials, the […]

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Family says teen hit by stray bullet paralyzed from waist down

December 16, 2013 11:16 pm

The family of a Richmond teen struck by stray bullet over the weekend said on Monday that she was paralyzed from her injuries. Richmond Police told KTVU that 19-year-old Dominique Romero was sitting on the couch inside her home on Waller Avenue Saturday night when someone fired multiple shots in the street. One of the […]

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Fire crews responding to reports of collapsing house

December 16, 2013 11:07 pm

San Francisco firefighters were responding to reports that a building has collapsed in the Twin Peaks neighborhood late Monday night, a fire dispatcher said. A building inspector has been called to the area near Crown Terrace and Raccoon Drive, fire officials said. Initial reports suggest the house was under construction. As of 11 p.m. Monday, […]

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