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- No tailgating allowed at Super Bowl XLVIII
- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend’s shopping jumps to his death
- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
- Pope Francis: A nun saved my life
- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
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Residents return after wildfire
BOULDER, Colo. | Colorado crews let hundreds of evacuees return to their scorched homes Sunday as investigators probed the cause of a devastating wildfire that has burned 10 square miles near Boulder.
A senior law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told the Denver Post that authorities are looking into whether a fire pit sparked the blaze, which could mean criminal charges are possible. The newspaper did not name the official.
Authorities previously said the fire may have started after a vehicle crashed into a propane tank.
Utility workers were restoring electricity to homes where about 2,000 residents have been allowed to return in the rugged foothills above Boulder.
Rare blue diamond up for sale at auction
NEW YORK | A two-stone ring with a rare triangular blue diamond the size of a quarter on a gold band with baguette-cut diamonds could bring at least $15 million when it is offered at auction in New York next month.
At 10.95 carats, the stone is the largest triangular-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ever to come to auction, Christie’s told the Associated Press in advance of the Oct. 20 sale. It is paired with a 9.87-carat white diamond cut in the same shape.
State pulls plug on port privatization proposals
NORFOLK | State Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton announced Friday that Virginia will not consider three unsolicited industry proposals to operate the port of Hampton Roads.
The proposals, submitted in 2009, were received amid a recession, when the port was valued on the low side, and before the Virginia Port Authority signed a 20-year lease with APM Terminals in Portsmouth this summer, he said.
Mr. Connaughton said that since the proposals were received, cargo volumes moving through the port have steadily increased.
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