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Crews battling Colo. wildfire hold flames in check
Crews battling the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history say they were better prepared to take on the flames because of lessons learned fighting last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, a similarly devastating blaze that devoured hundreds of homes and killed two people only a few miles away.
Nazi unit leader’s Minneapolis life prompts shock
The revelation Friday that a former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has lived quietly in Minneapolis for the past six decades came as a shock to people who knew him, prompted harsh condemnations from World War II survivors in the U.S. and Europe, and led prosecutors in Poland to say they would investigate.
Today in History for Saturday, June 15, 2013
Today is Saturday, June 15, the 166th day of 2013. There are 199 days left in the year.
Hahiran pleads no contest
A Hahiran whom officials said faked his death to avoid prosecution on sex charges has pleaded no contest in the Florida case.
VDT Weekend Update
News Reporter Kristin Finney speaks with Susan Grooms, gardening columnist for The Valdosta Daily Times, about her tips for summer gardening. For more information about gardening look out for Susan Grooms' column every Sunday in Homefront.
Two found dead in area burned by Colo. wildfire
A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes — a number that was likely to climb as the most destructive blaze in Colorado history burned for a third day through miles of tinder-dry woods, a sheriff said Thursday.
Prosecutors push for anti-phone theft measures
Law enforcement officials nationwide are demanding the creation of a “kill switch” that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, New York’s top prosecutor said Thursday in a clear warning to the world’s smartphone manufacturers.
No clear result after Turkish PM, protesters meet
A meeting between Turkey’s prime minister and representatives of anti-government protesters ended early Friday without a clear resolution on how to end the occupation of a central Istanbul park that has become a flashpoint for the largest political crisis of his 10-year rule.
Today in History for Friday, June 14, 2013
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
Columbus mayor: Massive layoffs could be ahead
The mayor of Columbus is warning of “massive layoffs” of city workers next year if the consolidated government continues on its current path.
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