Tragedy
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One dead, five missing after U.S. warplanes collide

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/06/18, 11:12 am

Rescuers found two of seven crew members Thursday after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast. One of the crew members died, and the other is in fair condition. A KC-130 Hercules refueling plane and an F/A-18 Hornet jet were carrying out regular refueling training after taking off from a base in Iwakuni, Japan, near Hiroshima, when they collided at 2 a.m., according to the U.S. Marine Corps. The planes crashed into the sea south of Muroto Cape on the island of Shikoku.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jae C. Hong

Shooter’s high school coach: ‘Warning signs were there’

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/12/18, 11:17 am

Two high school coaches who worked with Ian David Long, who shot and killed 12 people Wednesday at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., said he was volatile and had behavioral problems that went unaddressed by school administrators. Long, 28, was a Marine machine gunner and Afghanistan war veteran. Police confirmed Sunday that an autopsy determined he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Associated Press/Photo by Noah Berger

Wildfire ravages Paradise, Calif.

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/09/18, 09:27 am

A wildfire swept through a Northern California town Thursday, destroying several thousand buildings, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection official said. The 28-square-mile Camp Fire devastated the town of Paradise, forcing all 27,000 residents to evacuate. Butte County Cal Fire Chief Darren Read said at a news conference that at least two firefighters and multiple residents were injured. But with firefighters unable to control the flames after the first day, officials could not give an exact count of the wounded.

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