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Police to resume search for missing UVa student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who's been missing since Saturday. Charlottesville police Lt. Ronnie Roberts says authorities searched a large area east of the university Monday and found no trace of 18-year-old Hannah Elizabeth Graham. He said the search would resume Tuesday, although he was unable to provide details....

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7 hours 31 minutes ago

Sept. 15th, 2014 weather watcher report

Arroyo Grande 56-86 Cambria 60-97 Corbett Canyon 57-88 Cuyama 63-97 Goleta 65-85 Lompoc 55-77 Los Osos 59-70 Morro Bay 58-66 Orcutt 55-83 Paso Robles 61-100 Pismo Beach 59-78 Pozo 60-96 San Luis Obispo 58-86 Santa Barbara 69-91 Santa Maria 60-81 Santa Ynez 55-95 Shandon 58-103 Shell Beach 59-78 Solvang 58-103... Read Story

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2 hours 20 minutes ago

Web filter lifts block on gay sites

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites. For several years, top Web-filtering services have been resolving a security over-reach that conflated gay rights websites with child... Read Story

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2 hours 21 minutes ago

Opium in soap bars discovered at SF airport

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Almost 9 pounds of opium were found hidden inside soap bars during a customs inspection at San Francisco International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that the smuggling attempt was discovered at the airport last week. Customs officers who were suspicious of a... Read Story

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2 hours 23 minutes ago

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

WEED, Calif. (AP) - A fire driven by fierce winds raced through the small Northern California town of Weed on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people. CalFire spokeswoman Allison Giannini said the fire was 15... Read Story

16 hours 36 minutes ago

Sheet metal reflection cause of California fire

CORONA, Calif. (AP) - Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun's rays reflecting off sheet metal that edged a homeowner's backyard garden. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi says the 2-foot-tall metal fencing... Read Story

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1 hour 42 minutes ago

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more than a decade of war. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey... Read Story

14 hours 30 minutes ago

Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say they're closing the northernmost runway at the world's busiest airport until mid-October for maintenance, but it shouldn't have a negative impact on passengers. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials said in a statement that a 9,000-foot stretch of one of the airport's five runways is being... Read Story

14 hours 45 minutes ago

Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon. Passengers were... Read Story

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