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  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 5:56 A.M.

    Police: 3 arrested for Denver bar killings, fire

    DENVER (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing of five people at a bar that was then set on fire, apparently to hide the crime, …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 4:39 A.M.

    Overnight storms swat Southeast; 4 hurt in Miss.

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A line of severe storms packing strong winds and possible tornadoes swept across the Southeast overnight, injuring four people in Mississippi, downing power lines and trees …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 1:33 A.M.

    Police: No suspects yet in 5 deaths at Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) — Those who knew 63-year-old bar owner Young Fero described her as feisty and hard-working, often closing the bar herself each night. Just before Fero’s Bar & Grill …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 1:18 A.M.

    California, other states preparing for earthquakes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get ready to rumble. Millions in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. Dubbed the “Great ShakeOut,” …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 7:43 P.M.

    Police: No suspects yet in 5 deaths at Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police said they have no suspects in the killings of five people whose bodies were found at a neighborhood bar after it was set on fire …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 2:32 P.M.

    No suspects yet in Denver bar homicide-arson

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police don’t have any suspects in the slayings of five people whose bodies were found at a neighborhood bar after a fire broke out early Wednesday, …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 1:55 P.M.

    Skydiver’s feat could influence spacesuit design

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 8:05 A.M.

    Earthquake in Maine rattles New England states

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The earthquake that rattled southern Maine was felt in New England states as far away as Connecticut, but caused no apparent damage or injuries. Patrons of …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 6:15 A.M.

    5 dead in apparent arson-homicide at Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) — Police were investigating the deaths of five people whose bodies were found in a neighborhood bar after a fire broke out around closing time early Wednesday. Police …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 5:34 A.M.

    5 found dead at in arson-homicide at Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police believe a bar was set fire to hide the slayings of the five people found inside who apparently were killed by other means. The blaze …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 8:49 P.M.

    Hurricane Paul weakens to Caty 2 storm in Pacific

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Paul has weakened to a Category 2 storm in the eastern Pacific but is still swirling near Mexico’s western coast. The National Hurricane Center …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012, 7:28 P.M.

    Navy says submarine, Aegis cruiser collide

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy submarine and the Aegis cruiser that collided off the East Coast are both back in port and officials are investigating what went wrong, the …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012, 10:18 A.M.

    22 saved from sinking boat in San Francisco Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what’s billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012, 1:37 A.M.

    22 saved from sinking passenger boat in SF Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A passenger boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but the U.S. Coast Guard says everyone aboard was …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    22 saved from sinking wine tasting boat in SF Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a wine tasting cruise boat carrying nearly two dozen people started sinking near Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay, but everyone aboard was safely …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012, 4:07 A.M.

    Crews to search for 4th victim in garage rubble

    MIAMI (AP) — Crews planned to resume their search Friday morning for the last person missing two days after a parking garage collapsed at Miami Dade College’s west campus, killing …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 2:03 P.M.

    Crews search for 4th victim in Fla. garage rubble

    MIAMI (AP) — Workers inched closer Thursday afternoon to pulling a fourth likely casualty from the site of a parking garage collapse as a search for answers continued over what …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 6:41 A.M.

    Police: 3rd victim of Fla. garage collapse dies

    MIAMI (AP) — A third victim of a massive parking garage collapse at a Miami college died Thursday morning, just hours after rescuers pulled him from beneath piles of twisted …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 3:42 A.M.

    2 dead, 1 still missing in Fla. garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — Rescuers pulled a badly injured man from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage and planned to continue searching Thursday for a missing construction worker a day …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 3:14 A.M.

    5 people killed in northeast Baltimore house fire

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An intense fire that ripped through a row house in northeast Baltimore early Thursday has claimed the lives of an adult and four children, a fire official …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 3:24 P.M.

    2 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing two people and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 12:50 P.M.

    1 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing one worker and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. One …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 10:55 A.M.

    1 dead, 2 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed Wednesday, killing one worker and trapping at least two others in the rubble, officials …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 9:50 A.M.

    Workers trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus collapsed Wednesday and a fire official said some workers were trapped in the rubble. …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 2:03 A.M.

    Long-missing Colo. Marine buried with full honors

    DENVER (AP) — For 37 years, Delouise Guerra never knew for certain what happened to the young man she called her baby brother, an 18-year-old Marine from Colorado who was …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 3:58 P.M.

    SpaceX launch good for NASA, not private firm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A private rocket successfully sent a capsule full of cargo zipping toward the International Space Station in a first of its kind delivery for NASA, but couldn’t …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 1:49 P.M.

    Border agent remembered as loving father, husband

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in an apparent case of friendly fire was remembered Monday as a loving family man, while hundreds …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 5:52 A.M.

    Panetta: Use police not military for enforcement

    PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) — Latin American nations must try to use their police and not their military forces to enforce the law, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 12:38 A.M.

    Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

    PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol agents’ union says the agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two colleagues …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 12:36 A.M.

    Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s attempt at the highest, fastest free fall in history Tuesday is more than just a stunt. His planned 23-mile dive from the stratosphere …


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