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Sources from Portugal's Judicial Police told EFE that the likely cause of the fire was a bolt of lightning that struck a dry tree in the heavily-forested area. It is by far the deadliest wildfire on record. "I managed to contact a relative who got her out. (It was) just flames over the auto and the family and me screaming".
  • US Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria

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    Those forces, which are aligned with the U.S.in the campaign against ISIS , warned Syrian government troops to stop their attacks or face retaliation. It added that Russian warplanes were also operating in Syria's airspace at the moment of the attack, but the US -led coalition didn't use the existing communication channels to warn the Russian military.
  • US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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    The drone was armed and was allegedly prepared to make an attack on USA forces. "To intercept the target, a Su-27 fighter was scrambled... which, after approaching it, identified it as an RC-135 USA reconnaissance aircraft", the statement said.
  • Fugitive polygamous sect leader arrested in South Dakota

    Fugitive polygamous sect leader arrested in South Dakota

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    Jeffs's brother, Warren Jeffs , is now in prison, though is believed to still be leading his sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs is facing trial in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme . The FBI had issued a $50,000 reward for information leading to Jeffs' arrest and Barnhart said the agency is working to determine if the unidentified tipster will get paid.
  • Iran launches missile strike targeting ISIS militants in Syria for Tehran attacks

    Iran launches missile strike targeting ISIS militants in Syria for Tehran attacks

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    The downing of the jet and Russia's response came as the US-led coalition and allied fighters battle to oust the Islamic State jihadist group from its Syrian bastion Raqa. In response, Russia's defence ministry said it would suspend coordination with the U.S. over deconfliction zones and begin tracking coalition jets operating in Assad-held areas west of the Euphrates river.
  • Vince Young's CFL comeback cut short due to hamstring injury

    Vince Young's CFL comeback cut short due to hamstring injury

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    But Young suffered a torn hamstring during training camp. Young was expected to be sidelined from four to six weeks. After five seasons with the Titans, beginning in 2006 when he was the Offensive Rookie and the Year and played in the Pro Bowl, he spent one season with Philadelphia.
  • Coalition forces shoot down Iran-made drone in Syria

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    CBS News correspondent David Martin reports the drone came too close to one of the outposts of USA -backed fighters outside of their main base in Tanf. Tensions have also flared between U.S. forces and the Syrian regime further north, where the coalition is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters battling to oust IS from the city of Raqa.
  • 3.2 earthquake hits Augusta

    3.2 earthquake hits Augusta

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    Twitter user Nova Marie compared the Augusta quake to rain in Los Angeles - "infrequent, short, harmless but so unheard of, the locals lose their minds". "Was loud like a tidal wave of sound that shook the whole house.?.hard Didnt feel like any natural disaster i ever been in", wrote Vallery Keith. On May 25, in northwest Georgia just south of Lafayette, a 2.5 magnitude quake was recorded, according to the USGS.
  • Record-breaking congressional election headed for photo finish

    Record-breaking congressional election headed for photo finish

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    The two Trump Cabinet secretaries, both Georgia Republicans, had unwittingly revealed the twin hurdles standing in Handel's path heading into Tuesday's election: Democratic enthusiasm is soaring across the country while the sort of pastel-and-Polo-clad Republicans who reside in this district are uneasy about what they see in Washington and have decidedly mixed views of President Donald Trump .
  • Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI), Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD)

    Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI), Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD)

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    Kinder Morgan , Inc. ( KMI ) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.17 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.18. Therefore 65% are positive. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Kinder Morgan in a report on Friday, April 21st. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Argus Research.
  • Beyonce, Jay Z's twins being kept in hospital, reports say

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    The arrival of the twins was announced by Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles . He used several hashtags, including #beyonce , #jayz and #twins. She is the mother, after all. The "queen of pop"'s father Matthew Knowles , with whom she has had a strained relationship, posted a birthday message to the twins, captioned "They're here!" and signed "Love, Granddad".