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At Least 14 Dead In Eruption Of Indonesian Volcano

At Least 14 Dead In Eruption Of Indonesian Volcano

An Indonesian volcano that had been rumbling for months finally unleashed a deadly cloud of poisonous gas and gray ash, killing at least 14 people only a day after authorities had allowed thousands of evacuated villagers to return to their homes.

In Seattle, No Simple Answers For A Stalled Tunneling Machine

In Seattle, No Simple Answers For A Stalled Tunneling Machine

Ever wonder what happened with Bertha — the world’s biggest tunneling machine, stuck under Seattle?

At Least 3 People Killed In 40-Vehicle Pileup In Indiana

At Least 3 People Killed In 40-Vehicle Pileup In Indiana

More than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, were involved in a massive pileup on a slippery stretch of Interstate 94 in northwestern Indiana that killed at least three people and injured 23 others.

Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000

Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000

The Dallas Safari Club’s controversial auction of a permit to hunt one black rhino in Namibia raised $350,000 over the weekend, the club confirms on its Facebook page.

New Year’s Eve: Dubai Puts On A Record-Setting Fireworks Show

New Year’s Eve: Dubai Puts On A Record-Setting Fireworks Show

Organizers of what is expected to be certified as the world’s largest fireworks display ever put on a show in Dubai that was seen by thousands of people Tuesday, as viewers turned out to celebrate the new year and watch the spectacle. The show was also live-streamed on YouTube and on Dubai Media’s website.

VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

The first eruption of eastern El Salvador’s Chaparrastique volcano in 37 years sent ash and gas soaring as much as six miles into the air on Sunday and led authorities to evacuate thousands of people from their homes.

Utah Seeks Emergency Stay Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Utah Seeks Emergency Stay Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Officials in Utah are asking for an emergency stay of a federal court ruling that found the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

onfirming one of the week’s less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In California And Georgia

Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In California And Georgia

If you know somebody in Atlanta or San Jose, Calif., this might be a good time to get in touch.

Pope Francis Is Person Of The Year, ‘Time’ Says

Pope Francis Is Person Of The Year, ‘Time’ Says

“For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest faith to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year.”