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Judge Overturns North Dakota Early Abortion Ban

A federal judge overturned Wednesday a North Dakota law that banned early abortions, the Associated Press reports.<p>The law made it illegal for a woman …

Portland, Ore., officer wounded, dog killed in shootout with burglary suspect

A Portland, Ore., police dog sicked on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded.<p>The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1gBdSXc) reports three suspects are in custody, including one who was the object of a manhunt in southwest Portland.<p>Chief Mike Reese said officers saw …

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Peru's Ubinas volcano spews 4,000-metre high ash cloud

Ubinas volcano in south west Peru erupts sending smoke and ash high into the air, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency<p>Violent eruptions from the Ubinas volcano in south western <b>Peru</b> prompted officials to declare a state of emergency.<p>Television footage showed an ash cloud estimated at …

Passenger Train Derails Injuring Dozens in India

A passenger train derailed in northeastern India on Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers. The engine and nine of the train's 13 carriages jumped the track near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 56 miles away from Guwahati, India.<p>Six passengers were hospitalized following the incident, with 36 …

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only covering up months of dry, dead grass, putting California at risk for one of its most severe fire seasons ever.<p>Warnings issued to homeowners in the …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 update: Submarine search cut short again

<b>A man places a LED candle after a mass prayer for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 6, 2014. The head of the multinational search for the missing Malaysia airlines jet says that electronic pulses reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship are an</b> …

Ferry sinks in South Korea, nearly 300 still missing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least three …