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Firefighters battle Redwood City scrap year fire

December 17, 2013 6:38 am

A two-alarm fire erupted in a 30-foot high pile of old appliances at a Redwood City metal recycling facility early Tuesday, draping a huge plume of smoke over the area. Ambers from the massive fire may also have ignited two small fires nearby, fire officials said. Firefighters told KTVU they received numerous reports of an […]

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Firefighters battle Redwood City scrap yard fire

December 17, 2013 6:38 am

A two-alarm fire at a metal recycling plant Tuesday morning has been controlled, although the smell of smoke and burning plastic was reported as far south as Mountain View, a fire marshal said. The blaze at Sims Metal Management — the second fire in as many months to burn at the facility at 699 Seaport […]

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Firefighters battle Redwood City recycling plant fire

December 17, 2013 6:38 am

A two-alarm fire at a metal recycling plant Tuesday morning has been controlled, although the smell of smoke and burning plastic was reported as far south as Mountain View, a fire marshal said. The blaze at Sims Metal Management — the second fire in as many months to burn at the facility at 699 Seaport […]

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Severed hand attached to mans ankle

December 17, 2013 6:25 am

The worker lost his hand in an accident at work leaving him “shocked and frozen on the spot.” Co-workers unplugged the machine that had done the damage, and then rushed the man and his hand to the hospital. Once there, doctors made the fast decision to sew the hand onto Xiao Wei’s ankle to keep […]

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Lottery winner gives away entire $40 million jackpot to charity

December 17, 2013 6:00 am

With the Mega Millions lottery now estimated at much more than $500-million, lottery players across the United States fantasize about that private Caribbean island or 10,000 square foot mansion they’ll buy with their Mega Millions jackpot, a lucky Canadian lottery winner has decided to go in a much different direction. According to CTVNews, Tom Crist […]

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S.F. Stairwell Death: Lawyer Dispute´s Medical Report

December 17, 2013 6:00 am

The attorney for the family of the California woman found dead in a stairwell in October is now disputing the coroner's cause of death.

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Cops: Drunken woman smoking cigarette backwards had child, beer in car

December 17, 2013 5:55 am

A Florida woman is being held in jail without bail Tuesday, after deputies said she drove while drunk with a child in the car. Deputies said they arrested Christy Bostic-Petrain, 38, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Monday morning. She was charged with DUI and child neglect, authorities said. Deputies said they thought she was intoxicated when they […]

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Man Survives Oncoming Train After Falling on Tracks

December 17, 2013 5:48 am

A man in New York City, Ralph Mercado recently survived the unimaginable after falling on train tracks.

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Russia´s Putin Meets Embattled Ukrainian President Yanukovich

December 17, 2013 5:48 am

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich traveled to Moscow on Tuesday to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Speaking at the start of the meeting, Putin said he hoped the two leaders would be able to make progress on several issues, highlighting the importance of Russia's relationship with Ukraine.

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Danish Firm Plans DIY Space Flight by 2020

December 17, 2013 5:48 am

A test flight that amateur rocket scientist Kristian von Bengston says takes him one step close to realising his dream. His company Copenhagen Suborbitals is working on a shoestring to put a human into space by 2020. Its scaled-down prototype rocket containing a life-sized dummy will be fired off the Baltic coast next summer.

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