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TX and Other States Ease COVID-19 Rules Despite Warnings

Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let their guard down yet.
California fatal highway crash

Police: 13 Killed when Big Rig Hits SUV Carrying 25 People

Thirteen people were killed Tuesday when an SUV carrying 25 people and a semitruck collided on a Southern California highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.

Heavy Rains Lead to Rescues, Road Closures in Appalachia

Heavy thunderstorms pounded the region, sending rivers out of their banks and leading to multiple water rescues.
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Second Fatality in Two Days at CO Ski Resort

Authorities say a 16-year-old skier died Monday at Eldora Mountain Resort after striking a tree — the second fatality at the resort in two days.
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No Sign of Arson Found at Paul Newman’s Camp; Cause Undetermined

A police investigation into the fire that tore through the Hole in the Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut could not determine the cause but found no indication it was set intentionally
Phoenix Fire Department

Gas Line Break Causes Fire Under Phoenix’s 7th Street Bridge

Authorities were trying to determine what caused a 10-inch main gas line to rupture and cause a fire under the Seventh Street bridge in Phoenix.

Los Angeles (CA) Police Probe Fire, Vandalism at Japanese Buddhist Temple

Authorities are investigating a vandalism and fire at a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles.

Massive CA Fire Burns Commercial Yard, Buses

A huge fire burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot.

Firefighters Rely on Ax, Luck to Free Tiger Woods from Crash

"He’s just another patient." A look at the members behind the rescue of the famed golfer.
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Man Gets Nearly 20 Years for CO Synagogue Bomb Plot

A man was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last year by a judge who described the case as "dripping with Nazism and supremacy.”