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Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $2B terminal

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $  2B terminalSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $ 2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden.



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Neighbor's Security Footage Helped Detectives Crack Mollie Tibbetts Case, Investigator Says

Neighbor's Security Footage Helped Detectives Crack Mollie Tibbetts Case, Investigator SaysBefore the security footage, suspect Cristhian Rivera wasn't on detectives' radar



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Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mystery

Discarded napkin helps US police crack 32-year-old murder mysteryThe mystery of the sexual assault and murder of a US teenager in Washington state has been resolved 32 years after the crime thanks to a discarded napkin, DNA tests and genetic genealogy. Gary Hartman, 66, has been arrested and is scheduled to appear in court Monday on rape and murder charges in the case, which has long shocked the city of Tacoma, in the northwestern US state. It began on March 26, 1986, when 12-year-old Michella Welch disappeared while playing with her two young sisters at a park.



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Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estate

Calls to crack down on Russian elites accused of laundering money through London real estateAfter a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in England, officials are looking to get tough on Russian elites close to President Vladimir Putin who are buying up posh London properties.



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Bridge Design Team Had Meeting On Crack Hours Before Deadly Florida Collapse

Bridge Design Team Had Meeting On Crack Hours Before Deadly Florida CollapseFlorida International University's bridge design team met hours before the



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Miami bridge collapse: engineer's answerphone message about crack not heard

Miami bridge collapse: engineer's answerphone message about crack not heardHomicide detectives opened an investigation on Friday into the collapse of a new footbridge that killed at least six people at Miami’s Florida International University (FIU), as questions began to swirl about the companies behind the structure’s controversial design and construction. Juan Perez, the director of Miami-Dade police department, said criminal charges were possible once exhaustive inquiries by his detectives and state and federal authorities were complete.



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Why it's so difficult for the US to crack down on Pakistan

Why it's so difficult for the US to crack down on PakistanWashington accuses Pakistan of playing a dangerous double game, taking billions in US aid while supporting militants attacking its forces in Afghanistan, including the Taliban. The dramatic freeze in deliveries of military equipment and security funding comes after President Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for its alleged support for militant safe havens, including in a furious new year tweet. What does the US want from Pakistan?



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Berlin to host New Year's Eve 'safe zone' for women as authorities crack down on harassment

Berlin to host New Year's Eve 'safe zone' for women as authorities crack down on harassmentNew Year’s Eve celebrations in central Berlin will include a women’s safe zone for the first time, in the hope of preventing a repeat of mob attacks on female revellers during festivities in Cologne two years ago. Up to a million guests are expected to attend the open-air event taking place around Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, featuring fireworks and pop acts such as Rednex and Whigfield this year. The women’s safety area is being established at the request of Berlin police. The tent will be set up near a plaza adjacent to the landmark tourist attraction, and manned by German Red Cross representatives. "There will be three to four (German Red Cross) helpers who are specially trained and can look after women who feel harassed or threatened," a spokesperson for the celebrations, Anja Marx, told German national broadcaster rbb. A police spokesperson told The Telegraph that patrolling authorities planned to check in regularly with staff at the women’s safety tent and tend to instances of criminal offence. A man holds up a sign reading "No violence against women" as he takes part in a demonstration in front of the cathedral in Cologne Credit: ROBERTO PFEIL/AFP Hundreds of women reported sexual attacks and robberies by men outside the main train station at Cologne’s public New Year’s Eve gathering in 2016, where law enforcement was heavily outnumbered by dense crowds. Suspects were largely of North African and Arab background. The incident happened after Germany had accepted a record influx of more than one million migrants in 2015, mostly people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and elsewhere. A leaked police report concluded that more than 1,200 women were sexually assaulted in various German cities at the 2015/2016 New Year’s celebrations. More than 2,000 men were allegedly involved and around 120 suspects were identified, the bulk of which being foreign nationals who were also new arrivals to Germany. Cologne officials set up a security point for its 2016 carnival street festival following the attacks, and took security measures such as installing additional street lighting. Herbert Reul, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, the state where Cologne is located, told German news agency DPA that authorities had “done everything” this year to ensure that the events of 2015/2016 would not occur again. In Berlin, strict safety precautions, including the banning of large bags, rucksacks, glass bottles and alcoholic beverages, will also be enforced. About 500 security personnel will be on the premises, as well as some 1,600 extra police officers deployed throughout the city. 



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Ohio State latest university to crack down on fraternities after hazing allegations

Ohio State latest university to crack down on fraternities after hazing allegationsOhio State University has become the latest US academic institution to ban on fraternity ceremonies amid concern that alcohol-fuelled initiations are putting students at risk. The move comes within days of Texas State University outlawing all "Greek Activities" – encompassing both fraternities and sororities – following the death of a Phi Kappa Psi inductee. Similar steps have been taken in recent weeks at the University of Michigan and Florida State University. There has been mounting concern at the human toll arising from the incidents of "hazing" at many universities in the US. Such rituals involve pledgees drinking copious amounts of alcohol in a very short time, with at times fatal consequences. In May, 18 students at Penn State were charged with offences including aggravated assault and furnishing alcohol to minors following with the death of Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old engineering student. It is estimated there have been 40 deaths from hazing at US campuses over the last 10 years. Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza Credit: Abby Drey/AP The Ohio decision was announced by Ryan Lovell, the senior director for sorority and fraternity life at the university, the New York Times reported. “During the period of this directive, your chapter may request to participate in essential activities only,” Mr Lovell wrote. Since the start of the academic year, 11 of the university's 37 fraternities have come under investigation, although details of the alleged offences have not been disclosed.



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This Giant Rat Can Crack Coconuts With Its Teeth

This Giant Rat Can Crack Coconuts With Its TeethUromys vika lives in trees and grows up to one-and-a-half feet long. The rodent was discovered in Solomon Islands and likely to be classified as critically endangered.



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