Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Storm smacks N. California

A new storm system made its way Tuesday through already-drenched Northern California, prompting renewed flood concerns. Rain began falling along the coast about 5 a.m. and reached inland areas in the afternoon. Coastal mountains could see as much as 6 inches of precipitation before the storm moves out today, the National Weather Service said.

Man is questioned in subway death Police questioned a suspect Tuesday in the death of a subway rider pushed onto the tracks and photographed while he was still alive an image of desperation that drew virulent criticism after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said investigators recovered security video showing a man fitting the description of the assailant working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center.

Improperly stored explosives are being moved Authorities are slowly moving some of the 6 million pounds of explosives improperly stored at a munitions recycling facility in Louisiana. A chain reaction blast could spread through corridors packed with explosive materials, the sheriff of the threatened area said Tuesday. A voluntary evacuation order for Doyline, a town of 800 people near the site , was expected to remain in effect until at least Friday while the material is moved to a safer site .

Man admits anti-Jewish plot A New York man pleaded guilty Tuesday to rare state-level charges that he plotted to blow up city synagogues, saying he had wanted to send a message of intimidation to the citys Jewish community. Ahmed Ferhani, 27, was one of two men arrested in a May 2011 weapons-buying sting. Authorities called him a home-grown terrorist out to avenge abuse of Muslims .

Ex-Mayor Koch is hospitalized Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, 87, has been hospitalized for the second time in three months, this time with a respiratory infection. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch was admitted Tuesday afternoon to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was being treated with antibiotics. …

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