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4 Firefighters Hurt in Crash on Tulare County Road

PORTERVILLE — Authorities say four Cal Fire firefighters from San Diego were injured when a fire engine crashed and overturned on a rural road in central California. The California Highway Patrol says the driver lost control and the fire engine flipped seve...
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New Threat to Fire-Damaged Notre Dame Cathedral: Heat Wave

PARIS — The chief architect of France's historic monuments says he's afraid that the heat wave sweeping Europe could cause the vaulted ceilings of fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse. Dozens of sensors dotted around the 12th-century monument have ...
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Jon Stewart Lashes out at Congress Over 9/11 Victims Fund

WASHINGTON — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. The sparse attendance by lawmakers was "an embarrassment to the country and a stain on ...
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McConaughey Gives Back to First Responders in Texas Visit

HOUSTON — Firefighters, police officers and 911 operators in Houston, Texas, got a surprise lunch from a famous local as Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey showed up with roasted turkey to give thanks on National First Responders Day. "There is a divide there...