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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    George Harrison memorial tree in Los Angeles killed by beetles

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Beatle memorial tree killed by beetles A tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councilor said. Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, said the Japanese black pine tree, planted about 12 years ago, would be replaced in November. The four-metre-high ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Passengers stranded as roller coaster ride near Los Angeles is halted by tree branch

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:56pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Roller coaster halted by a tree branch More than 20 thrill-seekers were trapped for nearly three hours on a high-speed roller coaster ride after a car was derailed by a tree branch. Four people were injured on the Ninja ride at the Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, north of Los Angeles. The ride was in a "precarious position" ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    At least 17 killed as tornadoes rip through south-central US

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters

    ... Tornadoes struck the region on Sunday, flipping cars, ripping up homes and uprooting trees. One of the towns hardest hit by the storms, Vilonia, Arkansas, intensified its search for survivors ... blocks reduced to rubble. Some homes were uprooted from their foundation. In Iowa, the tornado also dumped heavy rain, snapped trees and lifted the roof off a medical centre in the town ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun opponents in the United States force a sales rethink

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The protests echoed those against the Oak Tree Gun Club, a Los Angeles area store that offered to sell the smart gun and- like Engage Armament- quickly dropped the idea after opposition mounted. ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun's sale by California store draws fury of gun rights advocates

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:22am by WASHPOST

    ... technology will encroach on their rights to keep and bear arms. Online attacks against the Oak Tree Gun Club have prompted the store to back away from any association with the Armatix iP1 smart gun. ... are anti-gunners," someone said of Oak Tree on the store's Facebook page. "I will never step foot in this dump." On social network Yelp, a user wrote, "If you care about the ability ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Search continues for 3rd body in US balloon crash

    Posted May 10th 2014, 12:24pm by AP

    ... of balloons passing by. One was low, barely at tree-top level. “At first I saw a cloud of black smoke and then I noticed the basket on fire,” he said. “Then it just took off real fast ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    San Francisco Chinatown duo claim FBI entrapment in organised-crime case

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... for him trying to set off a bomb during a 2010 Christmas tree lighting ceremony attended by thousands of people. The bomb, supplied by the agents, was a fake. Undercover government agents ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Could Boston bombings been prevented with an arrest?

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies. The investigation languished for more than 18 months until Tamerlan Tsarnaevjust a few days after the Boston Marathon ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Desperate search in Washington state for scores missing after deadly mudslide

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Oso Desperate hunt for mudslide missing As the search for survivors of a destructive mudslide in the US northwest grew to include 176 people still unaccounted for, the number known to have died when the wall of trees, rock and debris swept through a rural community rose to at least 14. In the struggle to find loved ones, relatives and neighbours in a river ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Work on LA subway line unearths ice-age fossils

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by MCT, AP

    ... and a non-fossilised three-metre-long limb from a digger pine tree that would look right at home today in California woodlands. "Here on the Miracle Mile is where the best record of life from the last ...




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