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Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds

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Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall

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Health experts: Move Rio Olympics due to Zika outbreak

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Vintage plane crashes in Hudson River during Fleet Week

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7-year-old boy wakes up dad, pair escapes house fire

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    Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds

    by Associated Press on May 29, 14:15

    As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day. Park managers have begun looking at whether, when and how best to manage the impact of […]

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    Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall

    by Associated Press on May 28, 12:32

    A Pasco frozen food company has laid off 61 more workers amid an ongoing shutdown in connection to listeria contamination in some of its products. The Tri-City Herald reports that CRF Frozen Foods announced the additional layoffs Friday, raising the total number of workers laid off to more than 300. CRF Frozen Foods has recalled […]

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    Health experts: Move Rio Olympics due to Zika outbreak

    by Associated Press on May 28, 10:25

    Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. The 150 experts — including former White House science adviser Dr. Philip Rubin — issued an open letter to the U.N. health agency, calling for the games to be delayed or […]

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    Vintage plane crashes in Hudson River during Fleet Week

    by CBS News on May 27, 17:30

    NEW YORK – A small plane crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey Friday evening, CBS New York station WCBS reported. The Federal Aviation Administration said it received a report a World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft went down in the river two miles south of the George Washington Bridge around 7:30 […]

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    7-year-old boy wakes up dad, pair escapes house fire

    by Associated Press on May 22, 12:50

    Authorities in Orange County say a 7-year-old boy didn’t hesitate when he smelled smoke at his home, waking up his sleeping father so the pair could escape a spreading fire. The Orange County Register says the boy was getting ready for bed Saturday night when he smelled smoke and saw that the garage of his […]

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    State education chief hopes to lead Minneapolis schools

    by Associated Press on May 15, 11:27

    The Minneapolis School Board will interview two finalists Tuesday in the protracted hunt for the district’s next superintendent. An 11-member selection committee on Friday night named Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Ed Graff, a Minnesota native who’s the superintendent of schools in Anchorage, Alaska, as the finalists. The committee interviewed five semifinalists from a […]

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    Former Alaskan describes escaping wildfire in Alberta, Canada

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 10, 19:05

    The catastrophic Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada continues, and fire crews warn it could burn for months. There is some hopeful news, however, as 90 percent of the city’s buildings were saved. The disaster hit close to home for one former Alaskan. “Being from Fairbanks, I’m very used to forest fires, but I don’t […]

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    Cooke Aquaculture to buy Alaska seafood processor

    by Associated Press on May 10, 13:56

    One of the biggest players in East Coast salmon farming has announced plans to acquire one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska. Officials with Cooke Aquaculture say they have signed a deal to purchase Icicle Seafoods. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Cooke Aquaculture is based in New Brunswick, Canada, and […]

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    Biggest air bag recall in US history gets massively bigger

    by Kate Gibson / Money Watch on May 04, 18:38

    U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday more than doubled what was already the largest recall in U.S. history, adding an additional 35 million to 40 million Takata air bag inflators to the 28.8 million already in need of being replaced. These recall expansions are planned to take place in phases between May 2016 and December 2019, […]

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    Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

    by on Apr 30, 11:11

    For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. All states resort to this step when deemed necessary for a child’s well-being, but there are wide state-to-state disparities in the rate of terminations and the extent […]

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    Millennials reach a U.S. population milestone

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Apr 25, 15:21

    Baby boomers’ long reign over the kingdom of American demographics has finally come to an end: Millennials have officially surpassed them as the largest living generation in the U.S. That’s according to new population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Pew Research Center. Millennials, defined by those born between 1981 and […]

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    Anchorage family from Ecuador reacts to devastating earthquake

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 18, 21:35

    This weekend’s powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador is hitting close to home for one Anchorage family from Ecuador. Erika Espinosa, and her daughter, Pricila, say the images coming out of Ecuador are hard to look at. “It’s my country, it’s a beautiful country, it really touched our heart,” Espinosa said. “We’re very tight here. […]

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    Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data

    by Brandon Bailey / AP on Apr 14, 11:53

    Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that lets authorities examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge. The lawsuit comes as the tech industry butts heads with U.S. officials over the privacy rights of customers. Microsoft says the U.S. is abusing a decades-old law that allows a court to […]

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    Tesla recalling 2,700 Model X SUVs for seat defect

    by Associated Press on Apr 11, 10:14

    Tesla Motors Inc. is recalling 2,700 Model X SUVs after the automaker’s own tests showed the third-row seats could snap forward in a crash. The recall involves SUVs made before March 26 and sold in the U.S. Tesla says the Model X passed 15 seat-strength tests before failing a 16th designed to meet more stringent […]

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    Fireworks mishap blamed in death of more than 100 in India

    by Associated Press on Apr 10, 13:29

    The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began – an unauthorized pyrotechnic display that went horribly wrong. Explosions and a massive fire swept rapidly through the Puttingal temple complexabout 3 a.m. in the village of Paravoor, killing 102 people and injuring 380 others, officials […]

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    Free online database of Holocaust victims reaches 1 million names

    by Associated Press on Apr 08, 10:10

    An effort to build a free online database of Holocaust victims and survivors has reached a milestone. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com announced Friday that records of one million people persecuted by the Nazis are now available to be searched. The crowd-sourced database was launched in 2011 and is known as the World […]

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    2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas Air Force base

    by Associated Press on Apr 08, 7:32

    A sheriff’s spokesman says two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a U.S. Air Force base in San Antonio. Bexar County sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said two bodies were found Friday morning inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base, deputies […]

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    Taliban attack on Pakistan park kills 65, wounds more than 300 others

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 10:36

      ISLAMABAD — The Latest on the bombing of a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore (all times local): 12.00 p.m. A spokesman for Lahore rescue administration says that the Easter Sunday bomb attack on a park in the eastern Pakistani city has killed 65 people. Deeba Shahnaz said Sunday that over 300 people […]

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    UPDATE: At least 36 dead in explosions, ‘terror attacks’ in Brussels

    by CBS News / CNN on Mar 22, 4:13

    Last Updated Mar 22, 2016 2:43 PM EDT BRUSSELS — As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks at the Brussels airport and one of the city’s metro stations, federal police in Belgium issued a wanted notice for a suspect in the airport bombing. A man wearing a […]

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    Carnival to set sail for Cuba starting in May

    by CBS/AP on Mar 21, 21:04

    The world’s largest cruise line is getting approval from Cuba to start running “cultural exchange” trips to the island starting in May. With hotels in Cuba in short supply, Carnival Corp.’s new brand, Fathom offers travelers another option. A 704-passenger ship will initially visit ports in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. The ship is relatively small […]