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Expert: Tale of Worker Asleep in Cargo Hold is a Warning

April 16, 2015 | by Manuel Valdes and David Koenig, Associated Press | Comments

The misadventure of a baggage handler who fell asleep in the cargo hold of a jetliner should be a warning for airlines to improve security procedures, safety experts said.  The worker banged on the plane for help shortly after takeoff  from Seattle. Pilots heard the noise and quickly returned to the airport. The worker was not injured.

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Unseasonable Rain Causes Heartache for Many Indian Farmers

April 16, 2015 11:20 am | by Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press | Comments

April is usually a time of celebration for millions of farmers across northern India. The winter wheat crop is ready to be harvested, and there's money to clear past debts and plan future planting.  This year, however, unseasonable rain and hailstorms in March destroyed millions of acres of farmland in the region.

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Firms Push High-Tech Solutions to Fortify Airport Perimeters

April 14, 2015 11:05 am | by Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

An Associated Press investigation this week documented 268 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports from January 2004 through January 2015.

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Hackers Keep Trying New Targets in Search of Easy Data

April 14, 2015 11:03 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cyber security company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing," ''ransomware" and efforts to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities in software used by a wide range of industries.

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Residents Allowed to Return to Tornado-Hit Illinois Town

April 14, 2015 10:57 am | by Kerry Lester, Associated Press | Comments

 Residents of a small northern Illinois farming community that took a direct hit from a half-mile-wide tornado were allowed back into the area to assess damage and salvage what they could.  In all, some 70 buildings were destroyed or damaged in Fairdale, authorities said. Another 50 buildings were hit in nearby Rochelle.

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Millions Facing Higher Premium Rates for Flood Insurance

April 14, 2015 10:52 am | by Frank Eltman, Associated Press | Comments

A $24 billion sea of red ink has millions of Americans in vulnerable flood zones, including homeowners still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy, facing steep increases in flood insurance premiums.  New legislation that went into effect this month — the second time in two years Congress has tweaked the troubled National Flood Insurance Program — allows rate increases of up to 18 percent.

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Siberian Fires Sweep Through Villages, Kill 15

April 14, 2015 10:47 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Out-of-control agricultural fires have killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Siberia, authorities said.  The fires were started in Khakassia, a region in southeastern Siberia, by farmers burning the grass in their fields, but spread quickly because of strong winds.

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Trial Begins over Turkey's Mine Disaster that Killed 301

April 14, 2015 10:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Forty-five managers and employees of a mine in the western Turkish town of Soma, went on trial accused of causing the deaths of 301 miners who perished in a fire last year in Turkey's worst mining disaster.  Inspection reports said the coal had been smoldering for days before the May 13 disaster, releasing toxic gases.

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Power station blast in Maryland causes outages across DC

April 9, 2015 11:38 am | by Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Comments

Widespread power outages affected the White House, the Capitol, museums, train stations and other sites across Washington and its suburbs Tuesday afternoon — all because of an explosion at a Maryland power station, officials said.  Many of the outages were brief, but some were longer and forced evacuations.

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California Regulator Suggests Utility is Too Big to be Safe

April 9, 2015 11:36 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | Comments

California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said he would ask the commission's staff to study "the culture of safety" and the structure of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which has its gas and electricity operations under a single corporate board and chief executive.

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Five years after BP spill, industry touts ability to respond

April 9, 2015 11:34 am | by Cain Burdeau, Associated Press | Comments

 An oil consortium says an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today can be cleaned up far faster than five years ago when BP's Macondo well blew out off the coast of Louisiana, spawning America's worst offshore oil spill.  It took BP and the industry's best containment technology 87 days to contain the deep-water blowout.

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Californians celebrate rain, snow from rare spring storm

April 9, 2015 11:25 am | by Robert Jablon and Kristin Bender, Associated Press | Comments

The storm that had doused Northern California arrived in Southern California on Tuesday night, bringing mostly light but necessary rainfall across much of the region.  Thousands were without power for several hours because of the storm.  

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Talking Turkey: How Bird Flu Outbreaks are Playing Out

April 9, 2015 11:22 am | by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | Comments

A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills commercial poultry quickly once it gets into a barn, but risk to the public is considered low.

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Middle America Braces for Strong Storms, Possible Tornadoes

April 9, 2015 11:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The conditions are ripe for a series of storms to gain strength and buffet Middle America over the next two days, with hail and tornadoes possible in parts of the nation's geographic heartland, forecasters warned. Areas that don't see strong storms could see heavy rain instead.

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Australia Judge Disclosing Alleged Internet Pirates' Details

April 7, 2015 11:35 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Internet providers lost an Australian court battle to keep secret the names of Internet users suspected of illegally downloading Hollywood movie "Dallas Buyers Club" over file-sharing networks.  The Federal Court ruling is a landmark win for copyright holders in a country which has a reputation for being among of world's most prolific Internet pirates.

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Crash Pilot's Profile Prompts Questions, Deep Unease

April 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | Comments

The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling by the day.  In the hours after Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps two weeks ago, Lubitz was regarded as one of 150 victims in an unexplained disaster. Two days later he was the prime suspect of an unfathomable act.

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