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October 12, 2017 - 10:29 am
(SANTA ROSE, Calif.) -- After searching shelters and hospitals for his 69-year-old mother, missing since Monday when deadly wildfires struck Northern California, Bob Tunis says he found his mother's body Wednesday at the remains of her Santa Rosa home. When his mother, Linda Tunis, woke up at 3:45...
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Together We Rise
October 12, 2017 - 6:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- Thanks to the work of volunteers, 50,000 kids in the foster care system will get "sweet cases" this year. The sweet cases -- stocked with teddy bear, blanket, coloring book, crayons and a hygiene kit -- are duffel bags decorated for the kids by volunteers at Together We Rise, a non-...
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October 12, 2017 - 3:59 am
(LAS VEGAS) -- Paige Gasper came close to becoming one of gunman Stephen Paddock's victims when he shot into a crowd of 22,000 at a Las Vegas country music festival headlined by Jason Aldean last week. Fifty-eight people were killed in the massacre, and hundreds, like Gasper, were wounded. Luckily...
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October 11, 2017 - 8:23 pm
(LAS VEGAS) -- The first report from a maintenance man that a gunman was firing down the hall of the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel was not relayed to Las Vegas police until after the gunman had already begun his deadly rampage on the concert audience below, according to a person who has...
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October 11, 2017 - 4:03 pm
(PHILADELPHIA)- Nearly 11 months after taking sanctuary at a Philadelphia church to avoid being deported from the U.S., Javier Flores Garcia walked outside for the first time today as a free man. "The first thing I want to do today is to go back home and go for a walk with my children around the...
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October 11, 2017 - 3:26 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- An Iraq veteran spent this week sifting through the charred remains of his parents' California house to find one of his most precious items: the dog tags he deployed with. While Brady Harvell's Santa Rosa home survived the deadly wildfire that tore through the area, his...
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October 11, 2017 - 3:14 pm
(SAN JUAN, P.R.) -- Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, only 16 percent of Puerto Rico's residents have electricity, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. But the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said the number is more like 10 percent after an outage at one nuclear plant...
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Becky Schmidt
October 11, 2017 - 2:19 pm
(KATY, Texas) -- Becky Schmidt and Michelle Donahue did not know each other in August as Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in over a decade, dumped rain and wind on their hometown of Katy, Texas. Now the two, both mothers, speak multiple times a day as they work together to...
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October 11, 2017 - 2:16 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- Massive wildfires sweeping through California have killed at least 21 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings, authorities said. Firefighters were still battling 22 wildfires in multiple California counties Wednesday morning. Intensified by...
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October 11, 2017 - 1:02 pm
(BOULDER, Colo.) -- Federal investigators conducting covert surveillance and other secret operations successfully breached security at two secure U.S. government facilities in Maryland and Colorado, according to a new government report. One of the facilities contained a nuclear research reactor. “...
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