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Crews cap downtown San Jose gas main rupture

December 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Crews capped a gas leak that started in downtown San Jose Tuesday after it prompted shelter-in-place advisories for nearby residents and businesses. The fire department was dispatched to the intersection of The Alameda and Morrison Street at 11:14 a.m. about a leak in a 3- or 4-inch underground gas main, fire officials said. San Jose […]

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Construction crew ruptures gas main in downtown San Jose

December 17, 2013 12:37 pm

A construction crew working in downtown San Jose Tuesday ruptured a gas main, forcing officials to shut down local streets and issue a shelter-in-place order for nearby businesses, authorities said. At 11:14 a.m., the fire department was dispatched to the intersection of The Alameda and Morrison Street about a leak in a 3- or 4-inch […]

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Doctors perform emergency C-section, find no baby

December 17, 2013 12:25 pm

Concerned that they were unable to detect a baby’s heartbeat, doctors in Brazil performed an emergency C-section on the mother — only to discover that she wasn’t in fact pregnant. According to the Brazilian news site Globo G1, stunned doctors at the Women’s Hospital in Cabo Frio, Brazil, later determined that the woman they had […]

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Oven explosion at Santa Rita Jail injuries 11

December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

An oven exploded inside the kitchen at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail Tuesday, critically injuring one person and injuring eight others, authorities said. According to the Alameda County Fire Department, the explosion took place at around 11:42 a.m. at the massive facility that houses 4,000 inmates. Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said the oven […]

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Oven explosion at Santa Rita Jail injuries eight

December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

An oven exploded inside the kitchen at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail Tuesday, critically injuring one person and injuring seven others, authorities said. According to the Alameda County Fire Department, the explosion took place at around 11:42 a.m. at the massive facility that houses 4,000 inmates. Several emergency units were on scene, treating the injured […]

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Oven explosion at Santa Rita Jail injuries 11

December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

An oven exploded inside the kitchen at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail Tuesday, critically injuring one person and injuring 10 others, authorities said. According to the Alameda County Fire Department, the explosion took place at around 11:42 a.m. at the massive facility that houses 4,000 inmates. Several emergency units were on scene, treating the injured. […]

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Oven explosion at Santa Rita Jail injuries nine

December 17, 2013 12:14 pm

An oven exploded inside the kitchen at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail Tuesday, critically injuring one person and injuring eight others, authorities said. According to the Alameda County Fire Department, the explosion took place at around 11:42 a.m. at the massive facility that houses 4,000 inmates. Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said the oven […]

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Colorado Shooter´s Parents Say They´re ´Shattered´

December 17, 2013 11:54 am

Karl Pierson's parents released a statement Monday as shooting victim Claire Davis clung to life in a coma.

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Snowden Seeks Aslyum, Offers Brazil Help Against U.S. Spying

December 17, 2013 11:54 am

In an open letter, the former NSA contractor suggested he could help Brazil probe NSA surveillance if he were granted asylum.

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Man on tracks in custody; BART service resumes

December 17, 2013 11:46 am

BART trains were stopped systemwide for about an hour Tuesday because of a person on the tracks in Oakland, an agency spokeswoman said. The person was reported on the tracks at 11:11 a.m. between the 12th Street Oakland City Center and West Oakland stations, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. BART crews shut off power to […]

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