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Volcanoes may have helped asteroid kill dinosaurs

A long-simmering debate over what killed the dinosaurs is heating up anew as a team of UC Berkeley scientists suggests that an asteroid slamming into Earth must have triggered the eruptions of thousands of volcanoes on the other side of the planet — a combined event that could have helped to doom …

Rare earthquake shakes western Michigan, registers magnitude of 4.2

<b>(CNN) —</b> A rare earthquake, registering magnitude 4.2, rattled the western part of Michigan on Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.<p>The quake didn't cause any damage when it struck at about 12:30 p.m. local time five miles south of Galesburg and nine miles southeast of Kalamazoo, …

Protesters in NYC Call for Legal Marijuana in New York

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New York City’s Union Square on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana in New York State.<p>NYC Cannabis Parade organizer Troy Smit told NBC News the annual event, first held in 2012, aims to “end the war on drugs, release the medicine, free the …

South Korean studying in U.S. reportedly arrested in North Korea

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> A South Korean who lives in New Jersey was arrested last week for crossing into North Korea illegally, the North Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.<p>Won-moon Joo is a U.S. permanent resident and student living in Tenafly, New Jersey, according to the KCNA …

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3.8 earthquake shakes Los Angeles area

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Sunday morning one mile from View Park-Windsor Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:07 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles.<p>The quake was classified by the USGS as "light" but was felt over a wide area of the L.A. …

North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegally

South Korea confirmed Sunday that North Korea had detained a New York University student for illegally entering the country across the border with China.<p>The North's official state Korean Central News Agency identified the student as Joo Won-moon, a South Korean national, resident of New Jersey and …