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Australians Alarmed After Needles Repeatedly Found In Strawberries

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| Strawberries with needles inserted have been reported in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales. Some growers are dumping fruit and installing metal detectors.

Border Patrol Supervisor Arrested In Texas, Held In 'Serial Killing Spree'

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Juan David Ortiz, 35, is being held in Laredo after a would-be victim escaped from him and alerted police. Ortiz is thought to have killed four women over a two-week period.

'Vampire Facial' Becomes Actual Horror As N.M. Spa Clients Face HIV Testing

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After a client of an Albuquerque spa developed an infection, health officials conducted an inspection and urged others who received needle treatments to get tested for blood-borne diseases.

17 Apps To Help You Get Through The Hurricane

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In addition to getting flashlights, bottled water and food, hurricane preparation these days includes stockpiling apps on your phone.

Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In

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Flights have been canceled, and highways and bridges in some areas along the southeastern coastline are expected to close ahead of the storm's landfall.

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Gov. Brown's Biggest Climate Foe Isn't Trump. It's Car-Loving Californians

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Gov. Jerry Brown of California wants the state to radically cut carbon emissions. But to meet those goals, every new vehicle sold in California by 2040 will have to be a zero-emission model.

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Contagious Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Throws Curveball Into MLB Season

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Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock was the third player sent home with the virus this season. The league says it is taking steps to contain the spread of the virus.

Trump Officials Prepared For Supreme Court Fight Over Census Question

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Secretary Wilbur Ross warned Commerce officials that they should be "very careful" about "everything" when adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Pen Dispensers On Long Island Actually Sold Crack Pipes

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People could buy the pipes for $2 in quarters. Three phony vending machines were discovered, authorities said. They were once tampon dispensers.