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Ford Recalls Nearly 435,000 Cars And SUVs

In two of the biggest recalls as of late, Mazda just had one which doesn’t come close in numbers, comes from the Ford Motor Company, who is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs on Monday. The bigger of the two recalls includes nearly 386,000 Ford Escapes from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Ford says the sub-frames can rust endangering …

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Santa Barbara Riot: Police Officers Hurt, Over 100 Arrests

Santa Barbara saw a pretty violent weekend that had spring-breakers and police going head-to-head at an “out of control” party near UC Santa Barbara. Officials claim that a 17-year old teenager from the Los Angeles area is suspected of the assault that led to the riot Saturday night. Although a name was not released, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department believes …

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Ebola Treatment Center In Guinea – Attacked

Since the Ebola outbreak that began in January, 86 people have died in Guinea alone, while the disease is spreading into other regions and hundreds more are infected with this deadly virus. The deaths and dreaded illness have people frightened, angry and distraught – they’ve lost loved ones and have been isolated, while the disease continues to spread. Perhaps that …

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Painkiller Zohydro Gets FDA Approval – States Revolt

The recent FDA approval of Zohydro, a powerful new opiate pain killer, has states rebelling over its release, stating it is much too powerful and deadly and could make the nation’s heroin and prescription drug abuse worse. On Thursday, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin initiated an emergency order making it harder for doctors to prescribe Zohydro, which is an extended-release drug …

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Spiders In Gasoline Lines Cause Mazda Recall

Now we’ve heard it all – a gasoline-loving spider has caused a major auto recall – and it’s not the first time. It’s the second time in three years that Mazda Motor Corp has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans in North America, because of a spider that likes the smell of gasoline and weaves a “sack” that blocks a …

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E-Cigarette Poisoning: Liquid Nicotine The Cause?

E-cigarettes have been on the rise for those trying to quit smoking and for people who just want to replace smoking tobacco with something less deadly. But is that really the case? As those little electronic vaping devices gain popularity, the poison control centers have had a surge in phone calls involving e-cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Homeless Man Gets $37K From ATM Malfunction

On Thursday morning, an ATM at a TD Bank branch in South Portland, Maine, spit out more than $37,000 to a homeless man, a police official confirmed. Officers were called to the bank at 1:00 am on Thursday, according to Lt. Todd Bernard of the South Portland Police Department. “We got a call that he was sleeping in the [ATM] …

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Ship Searching for Malaysia Jet Detects Black Box “Ping”

A new development in the search for the missing Malaysian Flight 370 has the search teams excited, and might just give the rest of the world answers in the very near future. A Chinese ship has detected signals from a location in the South Indian Ocean, according to reports. This ship was carrying a black box detector, which is lowered …

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Yellowstone Bison Stampede: Could Volcano Be Active?

Many are suspecting the worse when recalling that animals are often said to have a kind of sixth sense for disaster. They flee when something is about to occur. With the recent 4.8 magnitude earthquake in the vicinity of the super volcano in Yellowstone National Park, many have been on edge about a possible eruption of one of the biggest …

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A Saturn Moon Has Water, And Possibly Life, Scientists Say

Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, contains water – which planetary scientists have long suspected lurked beneath its icy veneer and above its rocky core – and it has been confirmed scientists announced on Thursday. Planetary scientists suspected water existed since 2005, when photographs showing geysers of ice crystals shooting out of its south pole were captured. The findings, published in the journal …

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Lunar Mystery Revealed: The Moon’s Age Now Known

We now have a better idea of how and when the moon formed after an international team of planetary scientists revealed their findings in a recent study. This is the closest we’ve come to a birth date for the moon which occurred within 100 million years of the birth of the solar system. The scientists established a “geological clock” that …

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Fort Hood Shooting: 1 Dead, 14 Wounded

Five years ago an Army psychiatrist went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood, and Wednesday another shooting has taken place at the Texas military base. Today one person was killed and 14 wounded and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead. The details about the number of people hurt came from a senior U.S. …

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