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Witness: Truck was on fire before it hit bus...Cattle roundup ends... Iran: Death sentence for US Marine overturned



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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — We're learning more about the truck and bus collision that killed 10 people in northern California. A Seattle-area couple says that the FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on Thursday afternoon. The bus was taking the students to a college for a tour.

UNDATED (AP) — The federal government is ending the roundup of cattle on public land in southern Nevada. The cattle are owned by a rancher who refuses to recognize the Bureau of Land Management's authority. The BLM says it made the decision out of a "serious concern" for the safety of employees and the public. The fight has widened into a debate about states' rights and federal land-use policy.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency is reporting that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of an American man convicted of working for the CIA, choosing instead to sentence him to 10 years in prison. The ISNA news agency says a Revolutionary Court issued the verdict for former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati who is a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen born in Arizona.

BEIRUT (AP) — The chemical weapons issue is re-emerging in war-torn Syria. Government media and rebel forces say poison gas was used in a central village on Friday, injuring scores of people. Opposition groups say the government apparently used gas during air raids. State-run Syrian television blames members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front for using chlorine gas.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A repair job is being planned for the space station. A backup computer for some robotic systems failed Friday. The main computer is fine and the six-man crew is safe, but the malfunction puts next week's supply run in jeopardy. NASA says a spacewalk is needed to replace the bad computer. It will decide tomorrow whether to delay the delivery mission.

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