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California officials call e-cigarettes a health threat

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Wisconsin plane heading to Alaska crashes, killing 1

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Bergdahl decision expected in days

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Anchorage man fatally struck by vehicle in Las Vegas area

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City of Paris to sue Fox News over on-air comments

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  • US/World

    California officials call e-cigarettes a health threat

    by CBS News on Jan 28, 13:32

    As the popularity of e-cigarettes soars, both federal and state health officials continue to question their safety. In California on Wednesday, state health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in pushing back against the fast-growing device. The […]

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    Wisconsin plane heading to Alaska crashes, killing 1

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 27, 12:40

    A plane heading to Alaska has crashed, leaving one man dead and two injured, according to Wisconsin officials. The Clark Country Sheriff’s office was notified of the crash around 10:43 a.m. Monday, along Center Road in Hoard, Wisconsin, after two 911 calls were made, one by the pilot. The pilot, 27-year-old Mark Siegwart of Hammond, […]

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    Bergdahl decision expected in days

    by CNN on Jan 27, 11:14

    The Army is expected to decide in the coming days how to proceed with disciplinary action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan, and was captured and held by the Taliban for years before being exchanged last year for five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, but Pentagon officials are insisting no decision […]

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    Anchorage man fatally struck by vehicle in Las Vegas area

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 24, 13:31

    An Anchorage man was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday evening in the Las Vegas area as he crossed a highway, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety. According to other local news outlets in the area, the Clark County coroner’s office has identified the man as 57-year-old Aarnout Michael Berry, of Anchorage. At […]

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    City of Paris to sue Fox News over on-air comments

    by CBS/AP on Jan 20, 12:40

    Last Updated Jan 20, 2015 3:51 PM EST The city of Paris plans to sue Fox News over what it described as derisive on-air comments, a spokesperson confirmed to CBS News. They plan to sue for damage to “the honor and image of Paris,” the spokesperson told CBS News’ Elaine Cobbe. Paris is the number […]

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    Ohio man arrested for plot to attack U.S. Capitol

    by CBS News on Jan 14, 13:22

    U.S. officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the Capitol building in Washington, D.C, CBS News confirms. Christopher Lee Cornell — also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah — was arrested by the FBI for the attempted killing of a U.S. government officer and for possession of a firearm in […]

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    Divers retrieve one of two black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501

    by CBS News on Jan 11, 18:52

    Divers retrieved one of the black boxes Monday from the AirAsia plane that plummeted more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt to recover bodies and wreckage. The discovery of the device was confirmed to CBS News. The flight data recorder was found under part of the plane’s wing […]

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    2 Charlie Hebdo suspects killed, hostage freed

    by Associated Press on Jan 09, 9:10

    Two al-Qaida-linked brothers suspected of slaying 12 people at a Paris newspaper came out with guns blazing Friday, prompting an assault on the printing plant where they had been hold up with a hostage, a French police official said. They were killed and their hostage was freed, authorities said. Another gunman who took at least […]

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    North Dakota, Alaska locked in rivalry for oil, population

    by Associated Press on Jan 01, 13:27

    Forget South Dakota. North Dakota’s most similar sister state these days is some 2,000 miles away. Alaska and North Dakota once had little more in common than wintry weather and elbow room. But the two states have been in a rivalry over population numbers and crude oil output for the past several years. North Dakota […]

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    Radiation from Fukushima turning up in North American waters

    by Michael Casey / CBS News on Dec 30, 9:26

    Plumes of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected off the coast of Canada. There have long been concerns that water laced with the radioactive materials cesium-137 and cesium-134 from the plant would make the 5,000 mile trip across the Pacific Ocean. Radiation in the atmosphere reached the West Coast within days […]

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    Keurig recalls 7 million ‘Mini Plus’ coffee makers

    by Associated Press on Dec 23, 8:08

    Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns. Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries. The […]

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    Bergdahl investigation report goes to senior Army commander

    by Associated Press on Dec 22, 14:57

    The fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now rests with a top U.S. general in North Carolina who will decide if the soldier should be charged with desertion after he left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban. The charge of desertion during wartime carries a maximum penalty of death. The […]

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    Federal court puts gray wolf back on endangered species list

    by CBS/AP on Dec 19, 15:38

    A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The U.S. Fish and […]

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    Canadian ‘Ghost barge’ drifts 500 miles across Arctic Ocean

    by Rhonda McBride on Dec 19, 7:20

    After a barge was cut loose from a tug during a severe October storm north of Canada, it was dubbed the “ghost barge,” because no one was on it. But somehow it managed to travel 500 miles and remain intact. The Marine Exchange of Alaska, which tracks shipping in the Bering Sea, says it recently […]

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    Sony cancels Christmas release of ‘The Interview’

    by CNN / AP on Dec 17, 15:59

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should “go to the movies.” Sony said Wednesday it was canceling the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after many theaters said they would hold off on screening the film. Threats have been made against theaters […]

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    Wasilla pilot killed in Montana plane crash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 13:01

    A 33-year-old Wasilla man was killed in a small plane crash in northwest Montana, authorities say. Brett Thoft, the pilot of the Piper aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. His passenger, Lake County resident Tim Schauss, was flown to a hospital where he was listed in critical […]

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    Obama to start normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Dec 17, 8:30

    The Obama administration announced Wednesday that the United States is taking steps to restore full diplomacy with Cuba, a historic move that will end 50 years of frozen relations the communist nation. Since entering the White House, President Obama had expressed interest in normalizing relations with Cuba. The breakthrough announced Wednesday came after Cuba agreed […]

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    Sydney hostage crisis ends; gunman dead after raid

    by CBS/AP on Dec 15, 8:20

    The siege of a downtown Sydney cafe where a a suspected Iranian-born Islamic extremist had been holding 17 hostages for 16 hours ended early Tuesday morning with three people dead, including the gunman, after police raided the building. The suspect, who first took the cafe during Monday morning rush hour, was identified by police as local Muslim cleric Man […]

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    S. Korean vessel heads to Bering Sea where 27 died

    by Associated Press on Dec 11, 13:50

    A South Korean vessel is on pace to arrive Friday in the west Bering Sea, where a fishing ship sank, killing at least 27 people. The commander of the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska, Rear Adm. Dan Abel, said the Sambong was moving toward the area faster than expected. The Coast Guard has been on […]

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    SKorea to take over search after fishing disaster

    by Associated Press on Dec 10, 14:14

    South Korean officials are expected to take over on-scene control of search efforts following the deadly sinking of a fishing vessel in the western Bering Sea last month. The U.S. Coast Guard has been overseeing the effort. Rear Adm. Dan Abel said with the scheduled arrival of the South Korean vessel Sambong this weekend, the […]