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Horse Fire continues to expand

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SHUSD hires new architect

Redway >> The Southern Humboldt Unified School District board of trustees hired a new architect at the first regular meeting of the school year on Thursday, Aug. 20, at Redway School. Board vice chair Dennis O’Sullivan chaired the meeting...

By Sandy Feretto|

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    Pawn shop sells Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicide van

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) A pawn shop owner has sold an old Volkswagen van that was used by assistant suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.Les Gold tells Detroit radio station WWJ (http://cbsloc.al/1Klheln ) that he sold the van Friday to TV paranormal...

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    Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

    SEATTLE (AP) Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington.One man was...

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    Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at Saratoga Race Course.American...

    By Richard Rosenblatt, AP Racing Writer|

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    Police: NY woman killed infant, lived with body for 3 months

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant child and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence...

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    Michigan rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran

    BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) Dozens of people at a Michigan rally released balloons Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of Iran's refusal to free a former Marine from prison.But they first heard from Amir Hekmati, whose words were recorded weeks...

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    Ignacio strengthens into Category 4 hurricane near Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) Hurricane Ignacio has been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of up to 140 mph.The Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu says Ignacio is about 585 miles east-southeast of Hilo and moving toward Hawaii...

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    Yale urges discussion on renaming college honoring racist

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Yale University's leaders on Saturday urged a campus conversation about whether to change the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and senator from South...

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    Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi."I...

    By Rebecca Santana And Kevin Mcgill, Associated Press|

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    TSA agent charged with molesting young woman at NYC airport

    NEW YORK (AP) A former federal transportation security agent remained held on $3,000 bail Saturday after being charged with luring a 21-year-old Korean exchange student going to school in Utah into a bathroom at a New York City airport and...

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    Flight from Vegas to Germany diverted over unruly passenger

    DENVER (AP) An international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport escorted by two F-16 fighter jets Friday night after what officials called a "disturbance on the plane."A pilot on the...

    By Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press|

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