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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2010, file photo, sea lions bark at each other at Pier 39 in San Francisco. San Francisco authorities say, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, a second swimmer has been injured by a sea lion and that the cove where the attacks happened has been closed to swimmers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area as he swam in the waters off San Francisco Maritime...
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Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Arson Counter-Terrorism investigators check a burned out homeless camp after a brush fire erupted in the hills in Elysian Park in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The National Weather Service said extreme fire danger conditions could last through the weekend due to lack of moisture along with a likely increase in wind speeds. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
December 15, 2017 - 4:05 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but forecasters warned that conditions would remain dry and warm and the respite from gusts would only be temporary. Red Flag warnings...
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 15, 2017 - 1:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in several European countries over the busy Christmas season. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:15 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man was shot in the leg at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport on Friday after he walked into a military police office and threatened staff with a knife, a spokesman for the military police said. The incident, which sparked a brief evacuation of parts of the airport,...
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (Matthieu Ferri/France Bleu via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 1:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — French authorities said one more student died Friday after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France, raising the overall death toll to five children. Marseille prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux, who is coordinating the investigation with local authorities in the Pyrenees-...
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Los Angeles skyline is seen through burned trees after a brush fire erupted in the hills in Elysian Park in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The National Weather Service said extreme fire danger conditions could last through the weekend due to lack of moisture along with a likely increase in wind speeds. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
December 15, 2017 - 10:55 am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. San Diego-based Cory Iverson was assigned to the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, which has become the fourth largest in...
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 15, 2017 - 7:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in several European countries over the busy Christmas season. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they...
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A computer with an automatic facial recognition system shows German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, center right, as he visits the Suedkreuz train station in Berlin, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. At the train station, German authorities test automatic facial recognition technologies. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, pool)
December 15, 2017 - 7:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate. The tests used high-quality pictures of more than 200 volunteers to identify them as they passed through Berlin's...
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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 15, 2017 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Ryanair said Friday it is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes in six European countries over the busy Christmas season. Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said the airline wants to ease customers' concerns "that they may...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, spectators watch as riders and drivers herd about 1,200 bison toward the corrals at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. Custer State Park, known for drawing thousands of spectators to its fall buffalo roundup each year, is set to perform another, unexpected roundup in the coming days to inspect its bison after a historic wildfire burned through the South Dakota park this week. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker, File)
December 14, 2017 - 8:05 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one in the coming days to determine how a historic wildfire affected the animals. Officials at Custer State Park located its bison herd by Thursday...
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