Massive fire tears through Compton

COMPTON, Calif. – A huge fire visible across Los Angeles burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot early Friday.The inferno erupted in Compton before dawn and created a massive column of smoke that rose high into the sky and spread widely across the metropolitan area. Firefighters battle……

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Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state.Burmese pythons, in particular, have been especially destructive to native wildlife.PYTHON-SNIFFING DOGS IN FLORIDA START SUCCESSFULLY TRACKING INVASIVE SPECIES”Breeding invasive species in Florida is like……

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Sentences reduced for some men convicted in 1993 WTC bombing

NEW YORK (AP) – Decades after going to prison, some of the men responsible for the World Trade Center bombing that killed six people 28 years ago Friday are still trying to whittle down their onetime life sentences on the remote chance that they could someday be freed.And they are having some success.In the last……

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Army’s first female infantry officer says lowering fitness standards for women would put ‘mission at risk’

The woman who became the Army’s first female infantry officer is now speaking out against lowering fitness standards for females in a test that evaluates troops’ combat readiness, arguing that doing so would ”not only undermine their credibility, but also place those women, their teammates and the mission at risk.” The comments from Capt. Kristen Griest, an Army Ranger School graduate, come following reports this month that the U.S. Army is considering revamping the way it scores its new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) to account for the biological differences between……

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US firepower in Syria strike is revealed as officials brace for Iran’s next move

The U.S. military strike against Iranian proxy forces in Syria was carried out by Air Force F-15 jet fighters dropping a total of seven 500-pound laser-guided bombs, it has emerged Friday – but not all the original targets were destroyed. The mission called for two separate compounds in Syria to be hit. However, U.S. officials tell Fox News the second target was aborted when a drone orbiting high……

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