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Deadly tornado in Texas...Nuclear unit in NY shuts down after fire... Mitsubishi recall

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 9, 2015 at 8:41 p.m.



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DALLAS (AP) — At least two tornadoes have touched down in North Texas. One of them hit the town of Cisco where one person was killed. Eastland County Judge Rex Fields says there was also a "considerable amount of damage" in the county, which is about 100 miles west of Fort Worth. The second tornado touched down in the town of Burkburnett, about 15 miles north of Wichita Falls.

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A spokesman for Entergy Corp. says Unit 3 at the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City is safe and stable after a transformer fire shut it down today. Jerry Nappi says the blaze was quickly extinguished by a sprinkler system and on-site personnel. He says there was no radioactive release. The company's Unit 2 was not affected.

NEW YORK (AP) — If you have a Mitsubishi car take note. The Japanese automaker is recalling more than 130,000 cars because of two separate issues that could lead to reduced visibility for drivers and raise the risk of a crash. One involves the windshield defroster. The other problem relates to head lights, tail lights and windshield wipers. Mitsubishi says it will notify owners.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a 1-year-old Pennsylvania boy died today, six days after his mother threw him into a river before jumping from a bridge herself. Authorities say his 19-year-old mother kissed the boy last Sunday before pushing him over the rail of the bridge in Allentown and into the Lehigh River before she jumped. The mother was charged with attempted murder.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement officers and first responders along with community members in Coeur d'Alene (kohr duh-LAYN'), Idaho, are remembering a fallen police officer. Thousands of mourners gathered today for his funeral. They packed a local high school to honor Sgt. Greg Moore, who was shot and killed Tuesday while on patrol. A suspect has been charged.

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