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Science Experiment Goes Wrong at Reno Museum, Injures 13, Mostly Children

A demonstration designed to teach children about tornadoes erupted in a chemical flash, injuring 13 people, including mostly children who suffered acid burns on their hands, arms and faces. Officials said a methyl alcohol and boric acid mixture is used during the exhibition conducted each day to create a whirling tornado effect. Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez said a demonstration that simulates... 

Virginia has the Fastest Internet Speed within the US, Report Shows

In a new report from Broadview Networks it shows if you want fast internet, head to Virginia. Virginia gets an average of 13.7 megabits per second and tops the country for the fastest Internet speed. Broadview Networks created a map that shows which states have the fastest Internet service and which have the slowest. The cloud services provider got the data from Akamai’s “State of the... 

Two Double-Decker Tour Buses Crash in Times Square, One Driver Arrested

Two double-decker buses crashed into each other in Times Square on Tuesday injuring at least 18 people. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening, fire department officials said. The crash took place just before 3:30 p.m. at the corner of 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, it sent at least one traffic light tumbling to the ground and debris flying onto a sidewalk crowded with tourists... 

Universal K. Allah Sentenced to 3 1/2 years in Prison for $5M Stradivarius Violin Theft

A Milwaukee man was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for pleading guilty in being a party to felony robbery of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January. Universal K. Allah, 37, pleaded guilty in May to the robbery as a party to the crime. His stun gun was used to steal the violin. In addition to his prison term, Allan will remain under extended supervision for another 3 1/2 years. His attorney... 

South Carolina Man Kidnapped by 3 Mexican Drug Cartel Members

Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped a South Carolina man in a dispute over drug debt, authorities said Wednesday. The kidnapped man was involved in delivering cocaine, marijuana and money throughout South Carolina and North Carolina, according to a complaint filed in federal court. The 23-year old man received about $200,000 worth of marijuana from the cartel and delivered it... 

Grandmother Sentenced After Toddler Drinks Meth-Laced Tea

Cynthia Watson was sentenced to 60 days in custody, including 43 days served in a work-release program after pleading guilty to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance, according to Riverside County Superior Court records. Watson was visiting her family in Garner Valley, California, a community near Idyllwild, last month when she prepared a cup of tea with methamphetamine to get... 

Costco Pulls “America: Imagine a World Without Her” Book from Store Shelves

Costco Wholesale has decided to pull all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” from its store shelves nationwide. Scott Losse, an inventory control specialist in the book department at the Costco Wholesale’s Issaquah, Washington, corporate office, has confirmed that a nationwide “pull-order” was issued for D’Souza’s book. All copies... 

Boy Scout Commits Suicide at San Diego Camp

A 12-year old boy from Las Vegas was found dead of a gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego. San Diego police were called to a suicide attempt at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp and Youth Aquatic Center in Mission Bay at 7:35 a.m., Lt. Mike Hastings said. Camp volunteer Kevin Brennan, 54, told the Union-Tribune he had heard what sounded like gunshots but didn’t think anything of it, he... 

Fireworks Explosion in Washington State Kills 1 and Injures 2

One person is dead and two others are hurt after an explosion on Wednesday morning at a fireworks plant in Washington state. The call for help came just before 10 a.m. Wednesday from Entertainment Fireworks. A small building at the facility was destroyed by the fire. A 74-year-old man died at the scene with severe injuries while waiting to be airlifted, and a 25-year-old man was airlifted to Harborview... 

Twin Tornadoes Rip Through Pilger, Nebraska on Monday; at Least 2 Dead

A thunderstorm that formed during the late afternoon hours on Monday, June 16, 2014, near Pilger, Nebraska killed at least 2 people and left many others injured. Officials say a 5-year-old was killed in Pilger, NE with another death reported from an automobile accident on a country road east of Pilger that was attributed to the storm. The National Weather Service says the last tornado deaths in the... 
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