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10 year timelapse shows 9/11 recovery effort

For the past 4,618 days —and counting— an EarthCam has been situated at Ground Zero in New York City capturing the recovery effort after the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001.

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Human smuggling suspected in deadly Utah crash

A minivan carrying nine people rolled and crashed early Friday on Utah’s main east-west highway near the Colorado border, killing four people and injuring four others. Police were investigating whether the vehicle was involved in human smuggling.

 
U.S. safety regulators fine GM $35 million in ignition switch case

Federal safety regulators slapped General Motors with a record $35 million fine Friday for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths.

Fast food protesters threaten overseas action

In an effort to raise worker wages to $15-an hour, labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald’s and other fast-food chains on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.

 
Families remember victims as 9/11 museum opens

Victims’ friends and relatives, rescue workers and survivors of the terrorist attack descended into the subterranean space and revisited the tragedy as the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum was dedicated by President Barack Obama as a symbol that says of America: “Nothing can ever break us.”

Former NFL player Hernandez indicted in 2012 killing in Boston

Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub weeks before he signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the New England Patriots, prosecutors said Thursday.

 
Businesses, strip club evacuated after L.A. oil pipeline bursts

After a high-pressure pipe burst, spewing 10,000 gallons of crude oil into the streets of L.A., businesses were evacuated, sending some to the hospital with respiratory issues and causing drivers to abandon their oil-covered vehicles.

CDC tells airports, including McCarran, to post MERS warning

Signs in McCarran International Airport that advertise to tourists the shows they might want to attend in Las Vegas have been joined by a poster from the CDC that warns travelers about a MERS virus they should stay away from.