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  • Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 8:08 am
    Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.
  • 'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 8:08 am
    One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.
  • Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 7:53 am
    A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part.
  • Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 6:36 am
    The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales.
  • Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 5:33 am
    A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush.
  • Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 2:04 am
    An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 12:41 am
    A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.
  • Gusty winds knock out power to 55K in Southern California
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 9:32 pm
    Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 89 mph toppled trees and power poles in Southern California on Saturday, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity.
  • Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 6:56 pm
    A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.
  • Al Pacino looks to diversify, not retire from acting
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 5:58 pm
    Al Pacino says he can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in his film 'The Humbling' -- about an aging actor who worries he's lost his craft and his appetite for acting.
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 5:44 pm
    The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives.
  • Ex-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with cruelty
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 5:14 pm
    The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.
  • Balloon crew aiming to break records finally launches
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 5:01 pm
    After experiencing delays earlier this month, an international team aiming to break two major ballooning records finally launched a helium-filled balloon in Japan.
  • Balloon crew aiming to break records at last launches
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 5:00 pm
    An international team aiming to break two major ballooning records has finally launched a helium-filled balloon after experiencing delays earlier this month.
  • Winter's 1st big storm leaves snow, slush covering Northeast
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 4:56 pm
    Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter on Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week.
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