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2-Point Conversion Generated Biggest Seattle Seahawks Quake

Earthquake experts with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network have analyzed the CenturyLink Field shaking during the Seahawks’ win over the Packers in Sunday’s NFC title game. The experts say the biggest event was caused by all the jumping and dancing …

Reward Offered in Probe of Downtown Los Angeles Fire That Caused $20M Damage

A $170,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the person responsible for igniting a huge inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building in downtown Los Angeles, California. The reward was offered Wednesday at a press conference outside …

California Fitness Model Running on Tracks Before Being Hit

A fitness model and actor who was killed when he was hit by a train was running on the tracks ahead of the train while filming a promotional video for his website, California police said Tuesday. Detectives have reviewed video …

Oregon Lawmaker Says Marijuana Overdose Shows Need to Go Slow

A key lawmaker says a marijuana overdose in an Oregon resort town shows the need to go slowly on making pot-infused candies and cookies available to the public. Sen. Ginny Burdick is co-chair of a legislative committee working on implementing …

California City Tightens Medical Marijuana Rules

The San Diego City Council has approved stricter operating restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries – but stopped short of regulating deliveries or tightening rules for smokeless products such as edibles. U-T San Diego reports the changes include requiring employee background …

Colorado Marijuana Caregivers, Doctors Face Legislative Scrutiny

Two years into recreational marijuana legalization, Colorado is taking a second look at its rules for medical marijuana. The Colorado state Senate starts work Monday on the state’s regulations governing medical pot production and sales. The rules were the blueprint …

Pedestrian, Traffic Fatalities Prompt Community Meeting in Vegas

A series of recent pedestrian and traffic fatalities in and around Las Vegas, Nev., have police and academics planning meetings this week to talk about making streets safer for people on foot and in vehicles. Las Vegas police are hosting …

Report of Earthquake South of Colorado Springs a Mistake

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake reported in southern Colorado didn’t actually happen. USGS geophysicist Don Blakeman tells The Denver Post a faulty sensor and a newer geological analyst who misread computer data resulted in the faulty …

Weather Service to Investigate Gig Harbor Tornado Report

The National Weather Service office in Seattle, Wash., says it will send a team Monday or Tuesday to look for damage at Gig Harbor and determine whether a wind event Sunday afternoon was a tornado. Meteorologist Josh Smith says the …

Number of Utah Immigrant Driver Cards Issued Hits 6-Year-Low

The number of driver privilege cards issued in Utah to immigrants in the United States without permission hit a six-year low in 2014, state figures show. The 35,200 cards issued last year are down significantly from a high of 43,000 …

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