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Frustrations, tragedy mount for California mudslide town

Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. Most of the people of Montecito are now under orders to stay out of town for two weeks. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown on Thursday expanded what was known as the public safety exclusion zone to incorporate most of the town. That meant ...

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Denny's giving out free Grand Slam breakfasts, but there's a catch

Denny’s is hoping you like its Grand Slam breakfast enough to start ordering and paying online.  (iStock/Reuters) Denny’s is offering its guests a free Grand Slam breakfast through the end of January — but only if they start using the chain’s online-ordering platform. “America’s Diner” announced on Thursday that any patron who signs up for a “Denny’s On Demand” account ...

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Authorities arrest friend in death of U Penn student

SANTA ANA, Calif. –  Authorities on Friday arrested a friend in the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park. Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was taken into custody for investigation of homicide after DNA evidence linked him to the death of college sophomore Blaze ...

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Turkish Airlines bounces back to growth

A LITTLE over a year ago, Gulliver gave a downbeat assessment of the prospects for Turkey’s aviation sector. Having enjoyed a decade of uninterrupted growth of more than 10% a year, Turkish Airlines, the country’s flag-carrier, was grounding aircraft and closing routes amid growing unrest at home and violence across its border with Syria. Concerns about regional security were also ...

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Mel Gibson's ex claims she has PTSD from assault

Actor Mel Gibson (R) and Oksana Grigorieva pose during the Spanish premiere of the film “Edge of Darkness” in Madrid in this February 1, 2010 file photo.  (Reuters) Mel Gibson‘s ex Oksana Grigorieva claims in new legal documents, obtained by Page Six via The Blast, that she is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder “due to domestic violence and the protracted, ...

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Giant extinct bat burrowing bat fossil discovered in New Zealand

An artist’s impression of a New Zealand burrowing bat, Mystacina robusta, that went extinct last century. The new fossil find, Vulcanops jennyworthyae, that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand, is an ancient relative of burrowing or short-tailed bats. (CREDIT: Illustration by Gavin Mouldey.) Fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat, which lived on New Zealand between 16 and ...

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Fundamental physics is frustrating physicists

DEEP in a disused zinc mine in Japan, 50,000 tonnes of purified water held in a vast cylindrical stainless-steel tank are quietly killing theories long cherished by physicists. Since 1996, the photomultiplier-tube detectors (pictured above) at Super-Kamiokande, an experiment under way a kilometre beneath Mount Ikeno, near Hida, have been looking for signs that one of the decillion (1033) or ...

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