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Concourse at Miami International closed after bomb comment
Authorities shut down Concourse J at Miami International Airport shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday after a passenger made a bomb threat, The Miami Herald reported.

New Jersey Transit considers whether to keep fighting mobster's family over land condemnation
New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to fighting a mobster's family over a land deal.

Family of murdered Mass. teacher says ‘each day more difficult than the last’
The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the last." The statement from the parents and siblings of Danvers High School math teacher Colleen Ritzer issued Wednesday says while time has not made her death easier, they gain strength from family, friends and former students who continue to support them through emails, phone calls, visits and other efforts to remember their daughter.

Florida woman sets boyfriend on fire using nail polish remover, cops say
Police say a Clearwater woman set her boyfriend on fire during an argument after a night of drinking.

Central Pennsylvania fire kills well over 200 nonvenomous snakes
Authorities say an early morning fire in a central Pennsylvania home that killed scores of snakes doesn't appear suspicious in origin.

6-pound gold 'Butte Nugget' up for sale in California
One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale.

US consumer prices rose tiny 0.1 percent in September as gas prices dropped for third month
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices.

Investigators looking at computers for clues as to why 3 girls fled US to possibly join ISIS
Authorities are combing the computers of three teenage girls from suburban Denver for evidence as to why the trio fled to Germany as part of a possible plan to join Islamic State militants in Syria, according to a U.S. official.

New Hampshire college students handing over video, photos of pumpkin chaos; 80-plus arrested
The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend.

North Korean detainee has emotional reunion with family in Ohio
An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home.

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