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Prisoner Accused of Orchestrating Prostitution Ring From Behind Bars

December 20, 2013 6:04 am

A male in the Fairfax prison located in Virginia allegedly ran a prostitution ring from behind the steel bars.

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Driver Flung 50 Feet Off Overpass in Massachusetts Crash, Survives

December 20, 2013 6:02 am

A driver is lucky to be alive Thursday after falling 50 feet when he was ejected from his SUV in a crash in Revere.

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Driver flung 50 feet off overpass, survives

December 20, 2013 6:02 am

A driver is lucky to be alive Thursday after falling 50 feet when he was ejected from his SUV in a crash in Revere.

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First Conversation with Robot in Space

December 20, 2013 6:02 am

A Japanese astronaut has held a conversation with the first humanoid robot to enter space.

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Wildfires Destroy More Than a Dozen Californian Homes

December 20, 2013 6:00 am

More than 800 California firefighters are battling an unusually late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region south of San Francisco.

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Zimbabwe Tempts Miners with Ownership Offer

December 20, 2013 5:59 am

It's got the world's second largest known platinum reserves, but mining companies send the raw product to neighbouring South Africa for processing. Now Zimbabwe says it's willing to let foreign-owned platinum mining firms own majority shares in their local operations – if they build a refinery in the country. Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa says if […]

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UAE Quits Typhoon Talks

December 20, 2013 5:59 am

Six billion pounds, or nearly ten billion dollars, is thought to be the value of the deal under discussion. BAE Systems was expected to supply at least 60 Eurofighter aircraft to the United Arab Emirates. But now says that the risk of not winning the contract is high. The talks have been going on for […]

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Benicia power outage reduced to only 55 PG&E customers

December 20, 2013 5:30 am

PG&E crews have reduced the number of customers affected by a power outage in Benicia from over 4,500 residents to only 55 customers Friday morning after an underground transformer failed Thursday night, a PG&E spokeswoman said. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, about 3,500 PG&E customers lost power in the vicinity of Benicia and Vallejo, […]

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Failed transformer knocks out power to more than 4,500 Solano County PG&E customers

December 20, 2013 5:30 am

More than 4,500 PG&E customers remain without power in Solano County Friday morning due to an underground transformer failure Thursday night, a PG&E spokeswoman said. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, about 3,500 PG&E customers lost power in the vicinity of Benicia and Vallejo, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said. At about 2:45 a.m. this morning […]

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Over 4,500 PG&E customers without power in Solano County

December 20, 2013 5:30 am

More than 4,500 PG&E customers remain without power in Solano County Friday morning due to an underground transformer failure Thursday night, a PG&E spokeswoman said. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, about 3,500 PG&E customers lost power in the vicinity of Benicia and Vallejo, PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris said. At about 2:45 a.m. this morning […]

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