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Yahoo US Colorado trooper killed as 'Bomb Cyclone' unleashes snow, high winds

A late-winter blizzard slammed U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states on Wednesday, unleashing a "bomb cyclone" of high winds and drifting snow that stranded motorists, canceled more than 1,300 airline flights and was blamed for the death of a Colorado state trooper. Colorado Governor John

Yahoo US Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by So. California Edison power lines

The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, fire officials said on Wednesday. An investigation of the fire's origins found that high winds

Yahoo US 'Full House' actress out on bond after U.S. college entrance scam exposed

U.S. Magistrate Judge Steve Kim ordered Loughlin, one of several high-profile figures from entertainment and business caught up in the scandal, released from federal custody on $1 million bond following a brief hearing. Douglas Hodge, the former chief executive of the investment firm Pimco, and another

Yahoo US CNN hit with $275 million defamation suit by Kentucky student

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann in federal court in Kentucky, seeks $275 million in compensatory and punitive damages over the videotaped incident in the nation's capital. Sandmann and other Covington Catholic students had been in Washington

Yahoo US U.S. college bribery scandal grates on those who missed the cut

Hollywood actors and business executives are among 50 people charged with taking part in the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history, which involved getting students into elite, highly selective universities by paying bribes and cheating the admissions process. "I've worked my butt