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FBI uses billboards to help find suspected bomber PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press   
Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:33

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In its quest to find a suspected domestic terrorist on the lam for a decade, the FBI on Friday began placing his image on billboards across the country.

The FBI announced Friday that images of Daniel Andreas San Diego will appear on electronic billboards from California to Massachusetts and along the border with Canada. San Diego's image even appeared above Times Square on Friday, the FBI said.

Billboards in Oregon, Nevada and Florida will also feature San Diego's image for a week.

San Diego was the first person suspected of domestic terrorism to be added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List in April 2009. He is charged with planting two bombs that exploded about an hour apart in the wee hours of Aug. 28, 2003, on the campus of a biotechnology company in Emeryville, Calif. He's also accused of setting off another bomb at a nutritional products company in Pleasanton, Calif., a month later. Neither bombing injured anyone, but authorities said the second bomb at the biotechnology company was meant to harm first responders.

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Three rescued after avalanche levels Montana home PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:27

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An avalanche roared into a residential neighborhood in the western Montana city of Missoula on Friday and destroyed a house, but three people were found alive amid the snow and wreckage, police said.

The survivors were an elderly couple and an 8-year-old boy, police Sgt. Travis Welsh said.

No one else had been reported missing.

All three were taken to a hospital. Their conditions weren't immediately known, but Welsh said the man was talking to rescuers.

"It's pretty incredible that we pulled three living bodies out of there," Welsh said.

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Crack found in Washington dam on Columbia River PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:26

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A 65-foot-long crack in a Columbia River dam in central Washington has prompted officials to begin lowering the water level by 20 feet so inspectors can get a better idea of how serious the damage is.

There's no immediate threat to public safety from the crack in the Wanapum Dam, Grant County Public Utility District spokesman Thomas Stredwick said Friday. The dam is located just downstream from where Interstate 90 crosses the river.

"At this point we already know there's a serious problem," Stredwick said. "We want to make sure the spillway is stable enough that inspectors are safe when inspecting it."

An engineer earlier this week spotted a slight "bowing" above the spillway gates near where cars can drive across the dam, The Seattle Times reported (http://is.gd/aE0vDj ). Divers found a 2-inch-wide crack along the base of one of the spillway piers.

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Three Frisbee team members killed in Minnesota crash PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:24

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Three college students and members of one of the nation's top Ultimate Frisbee teams were killed when a semitrailer truck slammed into their SUV after it spun into the wrong lane on an icy Minnesota highway.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. Friday on Highway 3 near Northfield, the Minnesota State Patrol said in an incident report.

All three people killed were students at Carleton College, based in Northfield. The State Patrol identified the deceased as James P. Adams, 20, of St. Paul, Minn.; Paxton M. Harvieux, 21, of Stillwater, Minn.; and Michael D. Goodgame, 20, of Westport, Conn. Two others in the SUV, including the driver, were listed in stable condition Friday, according to a news release from the college. The driver of the truck was not injured.

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California soaked but little drought help, damage PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press   
Saturday, 01 March 2014 06:20
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Traffic splashes through water pouring across Bear Valley Road in Victorville, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)
AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — A storm that brought some of the highest rainfall totals to the Los Angeles area in years, including eight inches on some mountains, was just the beginning of what the region needs to pull out of a major drought.

Although the storm was expected to remain strong Saturday, forecasters said such systems would have to become common for the state to make serious inroads against the drought.

"We need several large storms and we just don't see that on the horizon," National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Boldt said Friday. "This is a rogue storm. We will dry out next week."

But the storm had yet to do serious damage either. At least not yet.

In Azusa and neighboring foothill communities about 25 miles east of Los Angeles that sit beneath nearly 2,000 acres of steep mountain slopes that just weeks ago were menaced by a wildfire, about 1,200 homes were under evacuation orders over mudflow fears but were so-far spared.

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