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California/Mexico border: Cal. couple hiking lost for five days in desert found alive

latimes.com reported a Los Angeles couple who went missing during a visit to the desert wandered for five days, drinking their own urine to survive, before they were discovered by the U.S. Border Patrol, according to a friend of the couple. On Friday, the LAPD confirmed that Mariya Mitkova, 27, and Aaron Morganstein, 33, were discovered in “good health” near the U.S.-Mexico border. Read Article

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Miami, Florida: Five positive for Zika including three tourists

telegraph.co.uk reported mosquito inspection teams were fanning out across Miami Beach, after five people – including three tourists – were diagnosed with the first locally-transmitted cases of Zika in the popular tourist resort. “We believe we have a new area where local transmission is occurring in Miami Beach,” said Rick Scott, governor of Florida, in [...]

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Grand Canyon: Tour Guide Still Missing, search continues

Tour Guide Still Missing since June 2, 2015 cbs5az.com reported authorities at Grand Canyon National Park continue to search for a Wyoming man who was reported missing after a hike. Park officials said Morgan Heimer, 22, was working as a tour guide on a commercial trip on the Colorado River. He was reported missing about [...]

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Cat Missing on Flight from United Arab Emirates to New York

CNN) Reported, lost luggage after a long flight is a common, frustrating occurrence of modern air travel. And sometimes, airlines lose things that are irreplaceable. American Jennifer Stewart says she was devastated to learn that Etihad Airways lost her most important baggage following a recent trip from Abu Dhabi to New York City: her 2-year-old [...]

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Los Angeles Region U.S.: New Aggressive Mosquito Found, capable of transmitting viruses

latimes.com reported a new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday. Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. [...]

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Canadian man living in Australia missing after return to Canada

globalnews.ca reported RCMP in Richmond are still hoping the public can help with finding missing 57-year-old Brent Oldfield. Brent arrived from Australia on Oct. 2 and was last see at YVR at about 8 p.m. that day, although it was originally reported he was last seen at 1 p.m. that day. Police say it is [...]

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Cautionary Tale of Crossing Canadian Border

Jeffrey Tucker informationliberation.com reported…..I was at the Canadian border, headed toward the freedom that exists a few feet beyond the last security check. I was gently waved down a side corridor. Ninety minutes later, I was let go, but not before something truly alarming happened. I’m pretty sure that the Canadian government captured a mirrored [...]

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Skagit River Washington State: bridge collapses

King5.com reported that Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said. The four-lane bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m., Trooper Mark Francis said. There was no confirmation how many people were in the water, but Skagit [...]

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Canada: potential bomb terrorist plot averted

A potential bomb plot on a passenger train over the Niagara River has been averted, a police source says. While officials have not confirmed the train bombing plan, the RCMP are holding a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Monday to outline details of the arrest of what they say was a planned terror plot. Read [...]

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Quebec Canada: Language police says Italian restaurant has too many Italian words

globalpost.com reported warns Italian restaurant owners in French-speaking Quebec, beware: your Italian menu may come under the scrutiny of Canada’s language police. Massimo Lecas, the owner of high-end Italian eatery Buonanotte, told CBC that Quebec’s office of French language, or OQLF, contacted him on Feb. 14 with an unusual complaint: his Italian restaurant’s menu contained [...]

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