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10 in hospital after tour bus crash on way to San Diego County casino

The driver and nine passengers of a tour bus on its way to a casino in northern San Diego County were taken to a local hospital Sunday night after the bus careened off the road and crashed into trees, the California Highway Patrol said.<p>The accident occurred as the 1996 bus was traveling from Los …

SWAT standoff near San Diego ends in apparent suicide

SAN DIEGO -- A 15-hour standoff between SWAT officers and an armed man inside a home in the suburb of La Mesa ended early Tuesday when the suspect was found dead of an apparent suicide, authorities said.<p>Several nearby homes were evacuated after a man inside the home, believed to be armed with a …

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Why Toronto can win the 2014 Stanley Cup, and four other fall sports stories to watch

1. All eyes on Nadal 0 likes<p>The last time Rafael Nadal won a Grand Slam on hard court was three years ago, his one, and so far only, U.S. Open title. This year, however, has marked the resurrection of the 27-year-old Spaniard, who some believed was finished in the top tier of men’s tennis, forever …

Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Israel fired a missile on Tuesday to test a new defence system, triggering alerts across a region that is braced for impending international military strikes against Syria.<p>The Israeli defence ministry confirmed it had launched a Sparrow target missile at 9.15am local time. It said the test of the …

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California wildfire threatens Yosemite reservoir serving San Francisco

A wildfire raging in the northwest part of Yosemite National Park was expected to advance further into the park on Tuesday and continue to threaten a reservoir that supplies most of San Francisco's water.<p>The so-called Rim Fire has charred more than 160,000 acres, which is larger than Chicago, most …

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