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Sudden power outage creates 'nightmare' at Atlanta airport
ATLANTA (AP) -- A sudden power outage caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the world's busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. More than 10 hours after the blackout began, authorities announced that electricity had been restored to several areas of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International....

Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems....

Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it's unclear how the state is spending its share of the money....

Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office....

Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames....

'Celebration of life' for San Francisco mayor who died at 65
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life at City Hall, attended by family members, former staff, politicians and residents....

Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the technology nationally....

SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas....

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