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GREELEY, Colorado (AP) — A man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and growing family, prosecutors said Monday as a judge imposed a sentence of life without parole after a plea deal kept the killer from facing the death penalty. Christopher Watts, who pleaded guilty […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A gunman shot a doctor to death outside a Chicago hospital on Monday before storming the facility and killing a pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer during an exchange of gunfire and dying in the rampage, officials said. The shooter knew the doctor he shot outside Mercy Hospital, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie […]

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CHICO, California (AP) — It’s been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother’s. She still hasn’t received confirmation that her mother […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — People rescued from a trapped elevator in one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers later learned they had dropped 84 floors. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that six people, including a pregnant woman, got into the elevator early Friday after leaving a restaurant on the 95th floor of the 875 North Michigan Avenue building, […]

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Thousands stranded in Cebu, Bohol ports due to ‘Samuel’

CEBU CITY—More than 1,000 passengers were stranded in Cebu and Bohol ports after several trips were cancelled yesterday due to tropical depression “Samuel.”   In the 11 a.m. weather bulletin released by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), storm signal no. 1 was hoisted over Cebu and other parts in the Visayas. […]

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At least 28 areas were placed under storm warning Signal No. 1 as tropical depression “Samuel” is about to make landfall over Samar-Leyte-Dinagat areas around Tuesday evening. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benny Estareja said Samuel was at 335 kilometers (km) east of Maasin City, Southern Leyte around Tuesday noon […]

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