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Crews search for 5 and 7-year-old missing Kentucky boys

Investigators have resumed searching for two Kentucky children who disappeared while playing in a wooded area outside of their grandmother’s home in the southwestern corner of the state. Calloway County officials say 7-year-old Ben Davis and 5-year-old Cameron Davis were reported missing at about 4 p.m. Thursday when their grandmother couldn’t find them. Sheriff Bill Marcum says officers and volunteers were resuming the search Friday morning. Marcum says the boys likely are still in the woods near the home. Both boys have light brown hair and light eyes. Continue Reading →

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Homeowners raise concerns after Wash. landslide

Owners of about two dozen homes that have been cut off or threatened by a massive landslide in Washington state are worried about their property. More than 60 people attended a Thursday night community meeting with officials to discuss some of the effects of the landslide Wednesday on Whidbey Island that displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth, or about 40,000 dump truck loads. A spokesman for Island County, Christopher Schwarzen, says residents want to know when they can get back into their homes. They’re also worried about looters. The sheriff’s office plans extra patrols. Continue Reading →

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China: Landslide traps dozens in Tibetan mine area

A large landslide trapped dozens of workers in a gold mining area in China’s Tibetan region on Friday, state media reported. The landslide covered around 4 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) in the Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa, the regional capital, China Central Television said. Rescue efforts were under way. The official Xinhua News Agency said the exact number of people trapped was unclear but that dozens of workers from a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corp. were believed to be buried. Continue Reading →

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40th anniversary of Vietnam withdrawal stirs memories

The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago Friday, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it. While the fall of Saigon two years later is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War, many had already seen their involvement in the war finished — and their lives altered — by March 29, 1973. U.S. soldiers leaving the country feared angry protesters at home. North Vietnamese soldiers took heart from their foes’ departure, and South Vietnamese who had helped the Americans feared for the future. Many veterans are encouraged by changes they see. Continue Reading →

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SAC Capital portfolio manager arrested in NYC

A portfolio manager for the hedge fund operator SAC Capital Advisors has been arrested in New York City as part of a federal insider trading investigation. The FBI says Michael Steinberg was arrested at 6 a.m. Friday at his home. It declined to specify the charges. His attorney says in a statement that Steinberg “did absolutely nothing wrong.” Attorney Barry H. Berke says Steinberg was “caught in the crossfire of aggressive investigations” into other people’s activities. Continue Reading →

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California Chick-fil-A gives free food to gay marriage supporters at rally

A California Chick-fil-A surprised gay marriage supportersat a rally by passing out free meals coupons, despite the fast food chain’s COO’s outspoken stance against same-sex marriage. The Los Angeles Daily News reports Corey Braun, the owner and operator of a franchise in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., says he felt the gathering was an opportunity to show hospitality to members of his community, regardless of their beliefs. “I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn’t discriminate against anybody,” Braun told the Los Angeles Daily News. “We serve everyone. We’re happy to serve the community and this was an opportunity to have this group come in and show them our hospitality regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever.” Continue Reading →

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