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1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosionA natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. Firefighters and Southern California Gas Co. workers went to the home after a report that a contractor had damaged a gas line. Firefighters arrived about an hour before the blast, which occurred shortly after noon.



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YouTube engineer on LSD-fuelled 4th July rampage leaves eight people hurt

YouTube engineer on LSD-fuelled 4th July rampage leaves eight people hurtA YouTube software engineer has been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder after taking LSD and ramming a stolen truck into strangers, according to police in northern California.Betai Koffi, 32, hurt eight people during a violent rampage after becoming “delusional” on the hallucinogenic drug, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.Sergeant Spencer Crum said the tech worker initially lashed out at friends during Fourth of July celebrations at a rented home in Bodega Bay. Mr Koffi allegedly punched a woman in the chest, stabbed a man with a pencil, choked another man, and then punched a third man in the face.After driving off from the party in a rented car at about 8pm, the San Francisco resident is said to have stabbed a security guard in the chest with the sharp end of a garden light.Mr Koffi then stole the security guard’s truck and drove into pedestrians out walking in the Pacific coast town, hitting three people and causing significant injuries to two women, police said.The frenzy finally came to an end when a sheriff’s deputy shot Koffi through the windscreen of the vehicle, leaving him critically wounded.“Koffi and the first woman hit by the truck were flown by helicopters to nearby hospitals and treated for their injuries,” said Mr Crum in a statement. “The woman received significant injuries that are not expected to be life threatening.”The police sergeant added: “The security guard and second woman hit by the truck were transported to a local hospital by ground ambulance and are expected to survive their injuries. Koffi received major injuries and is currently in critical condition.”The 32-year-old was identified by his LinkedIn profile as a YouTube software engineer.Mr Crum said he initially took two doses of acid around noon on 4 July."At approximately 3pm Koffi became delusional around the home while his friends tried to keep him calm,” said the police sergeant said.He added: “Between 4pm and 5pm, he took two more doses of LSD. Shortly before 8pm Koffi wanted to leave but his friends tried to stop him.”He is under arrest in hospital on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one charge of carjacking.“Koffi’s friends at the rented home were able to treat their own injuries and did not require hospitalisation,” said Mr Crum.Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office identified the police deputy who shot the suspect as Jason Pasero. Police said the officer fired at Mr Koffi after he accelerated towards two patrol cars.The sheriff’s office is investigating the alleged assaults and events leading up to the shooting, while Santa Rosa Police and the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting.



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UPDATE 1-Israel says 6 hurt near Tel Aviv in apparent Gaza rocket attack

UPDATE 1-Israel says 6 hurt near Tel Aviv in apparent Gaza rocket attackSirens sounded in central Israel and police and medics said a house was on fire and six people were wounded on Monday after a suspected rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. The early morning incident in Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv, came at a time of high tension ahead of the anniversary of Gaza border protests and an April 9 election campaign in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is seeking a fifth term in next month’s ballot, was in Washington on Monday and due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump.



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'A gut punch': How the college admissions scandal hurt families with disabled students

'A gut punch': How the college admissions scandal hurt families with disabled studentsParents fear the scandal could jeopardize what is already a stressful process for students with legitimate need to get disability accommodations.



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Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurtTwo apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi.



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Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea summit

Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea summitWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting that a congressional hearing Democrats arranged with his former personal attorney may have contributed to his failure to reach a summit deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.



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17 Palestinians hurt in border clashes with Israel: Gaza ministry

17 Palestinians hurt in border clashes with Israel: Gaza ministryIsraeli troops on Friday shot and wounded 17 Palestinians during a protest on the Gaza-Israel border, where rallies have been held for nearly a year, the enclave’s health ministry said. A ministry statement reported “17 injuries by the Israeli occupation forces with live ammunition”, without giving details on the condition of those shot. It said that three paramedics and one journalist were hurt by tear gas grenades.



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Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019Broad U.S. import tariffs and trade restrictions could cost 366,000 jobs, nearly 100 times what’s at stake in GM’s controversial plant closings.



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The Latest: Trump tells farmers that wall won't hurt them

The Latest: Trump tells farmers that wall won't hurt themWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):



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9 hurt as car rams into famous Tokyo street on New Year's Eve

9 hurt as car rams into famous Tokyo street on New Year's EveNine people were hurt, one seriously, when a man deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve along a famous Tokyo street, police and media said Tuesday. With an “intent to murder”, a man identified as 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe drove a small vehicle into Takeshita Street in Tokyo’s fashion district of Harajuku at 10 minutes past midnight, a police spokesman told AFP. According to national broadcaster NHK, Kusakabe told police he was acting in “retribution for the death penalty” without giving more precise details.



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