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Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

Hawaii Volcano blue flames

Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the...

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Civilians who shot restaurant gunman say they stopped threat

Restaurant Shooting-Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said. Investigators are trying to...


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Bystanders killed a gunman who fired into a restaurant. The NRA praised good guys with

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A man who believed he had been under demonic attacks drove to an Oklahoma restaurant and indiscriminately fired at a crowd, injuring three people, authorities say. Alexander C. Tilghman, 28, was shot and killed by two citizens minutes after he arrived Thursday evening...


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Marijuana advocate known as NJ Weedman acquitted in retrial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been acquitted of witness tampering in his retrial. NJ.com reports that Ed Forchion raised his arms in victory after the verdict Thursday in Mercer County Superior Court. His supporters cheered and he smilingly invited the...


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4 hospitalized after oil tanks explode in West Virginia

Oil Tank Explosion

WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Four people have been hospitalized after oil tanks exploded in West Virginia. News outlets report a company was removing three oil tanks in West Union on Friday when the tanks exploded. State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Jake Glance said workers were...


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Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Obit Alan Bean

Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969. He then...


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US citizen is freed two years after he traveled to Venezuela to get married

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Josh Holt, a U.S. citizen who had traveled to Venezuela to marry a woman he met online, had been released after two years in a Caracas jail. The Venezuelan government subsequently said both were on board a...


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Glass panel falls, kills worker at New York skyscraper site

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a large glass panel fell on two workers during construction of one of New York City’s tallest skyscrapers, killing one and sending the other to a hospital. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at a construction site on West 57th Street, half a block from Carnegie Hall....


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The Latest: Trump hails Indiana teacher who stopped shooting

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising the suburban Indianapolis science teacher who stopped a shooting inside his classroom. Trump sent a tweet Saturday saying: “Thanks to very brave Teacher &...


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Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

Tropical Weather

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded by rain along its...


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Indiana teacher who stopped school shooting earns praise

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana science teacher and former college football player who tackled an armed student inside his classroom is being praised for quickly stopping the shooting despite being shot several times. One of Jason Seaman’s students at Noblesville West Middle School said...


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