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2 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

Baby Born to Boston Marathon Couple

A Dallas couple who wed just after running the Boston Marathon last year, soon after a pair of bombs tore through its finish line, are celebrating the birth of a baby girl Tuesday. Robert and Kelli Watling welcomed their daughter Alexandra Copley Watling, whose middle name commemorates Copley Square - the site of the Boston Marathon finish line, and of the 2013 twin bombings.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

NRA Readies Multi-Million Dollar Ad Push in Key Senate Races

The National Rifle Association is poised to spend millions supporting Republican Senate candidates with new ad campaigns launching Wednesday in Arkansas, Colorado, and North Carolina. The new ad blitz, which will total over $4 million spread across the three states, is the latest in the influential gun lobby's efforts to influence the midterm elections.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Terrorist sympathizers urge 'lone wolf' attacks at major US tourist sites

Persons who share terrorist sentiments are using internet message boards to urge singular, or "lone wolf" attacks on major tourist attractions and U.S. cities that draw tourists - notably, Times Square in New York City. The post entitled is entitled "To the Lone Wolves in America: How to Make a Bomb In Your Kitchen To Create Scenes of Horror in Tourists Spots and other Targets."

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Brandon Sun

Telecom firms handed customer info to Environment Canada, other federal agencies

Newly disclosed records show Environment Canada obtained information from telecommunications companies about hundreds of subscribers in the last five years. Employment and Social Development Canada, the Competition Bureau, Justice Canada, the military police and the Transportation Safety Board also say they request subscriber details in the course of their work.

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Brandon Sun

Future of golf course for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in hands of Brazilian court, judge

A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury high-rise apartments planned around the edges. The city of Rio de Janeiro and the course developer are defendants in a lawsuit that alleges environmental laws were broken in authorizing and building the course.

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Trucker

Radar could help drivers avoid wildlife collisions

Radar technology used to protect military convoys can be adapted to help central Idaho drivers avoid collisions with deer and elk on State Highway 75, a company says. "This is technology adapted from military use to animal detection," Sloan Security Technologies company co-founder Brian Sloan said about the equipment initially used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in a small Ohio city. A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in a small Ohio city.

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KITV-TV

Body boarders hit the beach regardless of high water rescues

Surf's up on the south shore and lifeguards are on their toes. Already city officials have made 51 rescues on Hawaii's south shore beaches over the weekend and 13 rescues at Sandy Beach alone.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Beau Weiher of Missoula, who was reported missing by family and friends on Saturday night after he failed to return as expected from his outing.

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Related Topix: Skydiving, Travel

South Wales Guardian

'Red card' for environment policies

A committee of MPs have given the Government a 'red card' for its efforts to prevent flooding, cut air pollution and protect wildlife The Government has been given the "red card" for its efforts to cut air pollution, protect wildlife and prevent flooding, by a committee of MPs. The Environmental Audit Committee has assessed 10 areas of environmental policy under the coalition, which David Cameron promised would be the "greenest government ever".

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Evening Sun

Bombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBI

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are denying as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia. Prosecutors said the allegation came from the Russian government, which expelled the investigators.

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Surfer attacked by 15 ft. great white shark

Around 6:45 p.m. PT on Saturday, Beau Browning says he was surfing about 50 yards out from shore at Manresa Beach, CA when a 15-foot great white shark knocked him off his surf board. "I caught my second wave, and barely got into it and out of nowhere, I was popped into the air, by probably like 10 to 15 feet, and I looked down and saw a shark, roll over on my board and he took a bite on the way down," Browning said.

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USA Today

Nudists accused of stealing water to fill swim pool

A nudist resort in Northern California has been accused of stealing of water from a local creek during the state's severe drought, according to local media. Nudists accused of stealing water to fill swim pool A nudist resort in Northern California has been accused of stealing of water from a local creek during the state's severe drought, according to local media.

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Redlands Daily Facts

Russian River offers lots of outdoor fun

As the state moves through its third year of record drought, we're faced with wildfires, significant agricultural losses and increasing water restrictions. But I know a place where the water runs free and you can hike through a redwood forest.

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Brandon Sun

Large police presence in SW Ontario; residents advised to lock their doors

Ontario Provincial Police say a man is dead in a shooting near a wildlife area in a rural municipality in southwestern Ontario. Police say the man died in a shooting around 5 p.m. Saturday in Clinton, a community in Central Huron, but say only that an investigation is continuing.

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HeraldNet

Hikers spend summer logging Pacific Crest Trail in hopes of improving app

Hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail this summer, Lon Cooper looks like a human version of the Google Street View car . Rising out of the side of his stuffed backpack is a gray pipe with a small, but thick, circular top.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears in on Mexico's Baja

A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a track to cross onto the south end of Baja California late Sunday and move near or over the southern portion of the peninsula Monday and Tuesday.

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KATV Little Rock

Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.

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KRON 4

Wildlife Experts Work to Keep Baby Opossums Alive

Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock. The 2-year-old mother with two babies in her pouch was found in critical condition by a security guard outside an industrial building in Fontana last week, the Press-Enterprise reported.

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CBS Local

North Carolina Man Dies In River Accident In Tenn.

Authorities say a 50-year-old North Carolina man has died in a rafting accident on the Ocoee River in Tennessee. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Clayton, North Carolina man and six other people were ejected from a raft when it overturned in a rapid on the river in Polk County on Saturday.

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