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Family: SeaWorld trainer thought whales treated OK

Updated: 01/21/2014 - The family of a SeaWorld trainer who died in 2010 when a killer whale pulled her into the water is commenting about a documentary critical of animal captivity at the marine parks.

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SF to vote on tech employee shuttle regulations

Posted: 01/21/2014 - San Francisco transportation officials are voting on a new plan to regulate employee shuttles for companies like Facebook, Google and Apple and charge a fee for the use of public bus stops by the private vehicles.

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Legislation proposed in WV to regulate chemicals

Posted: 01/20/2014 - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin are urging tighter regulation on chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated drinking water for 300,000 people.

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2 nabbed at Texas border in Target credit card fraud case

Posted: 01/20/2014 - Police in South Texas say account information stolen during the Target security breach is now being divided up and sold off regionally as evidenced by the arrest of two Mexican citizens carrying 96 fraudulent credit cards.

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US to begin easing sanctions on Iran

Posted: 01/20/2014 - The White House says the U.S. will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after Tehran began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work Monday.

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Spain says EU considering closer ties with Cuba

Posted: 01/20/2014 - Spain's foreign minister says European Union countries may consider upgrading the bloc's trade relations with Cuba, but only if Havana respects human rights.

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Red Cross app offers help with emergency pet care

Updated: 01/18/2014 - The Red Cross has a new app for pet owners. It's a Pet First Aid App that puts lifesaving information in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

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NSA phone data control may come to end

Updated: 01/17/2014 - A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will call for stripping the National Security Agency's ability to store phone data from millions of Americans.

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'Gravity,' '12 Years' win big at Critics' Choice

Posted: 01/17/2014 - The Broadcast Film Critics Association presented its annual awards Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., honoring many movies that earned Oscar nominations just hours earlier.

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Lawmakers move to restore Voting Rights Act

Posted: 01/17/2014 - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is introducing legislation to restore some parts of the Voting Rights Act that were stripped by a Supreme Court ruling last year.

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Progress against big blaze

Posted: 01/17/2014 - Firefighters battling a wildfire east of Los Angeles have gotten a break, Santa Ana winds have eased.

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W.Va. chemical spill company to transfer chemicals

Posted: 01/17/2014 - The company responsible for a chemical spill that contaminated water in West Virginia will bring in sturdier containment structures after incurring safety violations at a second chemical storage facility.

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Site of W.Va. spill was subject of 2010 complaint

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Documents show that West Virginia inspectors visited the site of last week's chemical spill in 2010 after a nearby resident complained about a strong odor of licorice.

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EU urges Malta to cancel plan to sell passports

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Malta's government has rebuffed European lawmakers' call to halt a plan to sell Maltese passports to foreigners, which would automatically grant them access to the European Union.

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