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Rebels hamper access to plane crash site
Dozens of victims' bodies lay decomposing in the summer heat, either flung upon the ground in contorted positions after Flight 17 was shot out of the sky or piled Saturday into body bags that emergency workers left by the side of the road.
Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence
"The integrity of the site has been compromised, and there are indications that vital evidence has not been preserved in place," Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said.
Destructive Washington fire empties another town
"We basically evacuated the whole town" of Malott, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. Those living in outlying areas of Brewster were also told to leave.
Alabama town gets $50K to rebuild after twister
A tornado ripped through Kimberly on April 28, destroying the fire station while firefighters took shelter inside.
Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50 people in storage units
Joseph O'Donnell was being held on $10,000 bail in a larceny case when investigators found the cremated remains Wednesday at a Somerville self-storage business. On Thursday, they found 12 sets of human remains at a similar business in Weymouth.
Tuscaloosa officer charged with domestic violence
Police say 56-year-old patrol officer Robert Fourt was charged with third-degree domestic violence Thursday night.
From nun to AIDS expert; crash kills hundreds
Relatives, friends and colleagues paid tribute Friday to victims even before the airline released their names as it scrambled to contact the next of kin of the victims.
CA bank robbery: Violence of chase led cops to fire despite hostage
Police said that a suspect, the only one of the three to survive, used a woman as a human shield as the bullets flew back and forth. An autopsy may determine whether the one that killed her was fired by officers or the robbers.
Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace
Violence in Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russia rebels in the country's east erupted a month after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March.
Former Alabama youth worker facing sex abuse charges
Authorities say Roy Dean Pruett, a former Eagle Rock Boys Ranch employee, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.
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