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February 3, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 3

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Heroin overdoses sweeping the nation

Heroin overdoses appear to be sweeping the nation as a tainted version of it pervades various parts of the country. Overdoses of at least 100 people have taken place from Maryland to Pennsylvania and New Hampshire to Washington State. — Guardian Liberty Voice

 

US hotels look into data security breach

Thousands of guests at US hotels may have had their credit and debit data stolen, suggests a security researcher. The cache of data seems to have gone astray from computers belonging to White Lodging Services said independent researcher Brian Krebs. — BBC

 

Man shot by relative in St. Louis after Super Bowl argument

A man was hospitalized after a relative shot him in St. Louis, Mo. during an altercation over the Super Bowl early Monday morning. — KMOV 

 

California man pulls gun on girl selling cookies

Sheriff’s officials in Riverside County, Calif., say a man was arrested after pulling a gun on a girl selling cookies door-to-door. — San Jose Mercury News

 

Car crashes into Los Angeles convalescent home

Authorities say a car crashed through the wall of a Los Angeles convalescent home for seniors, narrowly missing a patient in bed. — The Sun Herald

 

Syria crisis: Amateur video 'shows Aleppo attack'

Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in air raids in the northern city of Aleppo, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says about 90 people - most of them civilians - died when helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Saturday. — BBC

 

Al Qaeda says it has broken ties with Syrian affiliate

Al Qaeda’s top leadership moved publicly on Monday to sever the organization’s relationship with its Syrian affiliate, which has been widely blamed in recent months for stoking rebel infighting in Syria’s civil war. — The New York Times

 

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