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Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui
By JUSTIN PRITCHARDOSKAR GARCIA HONOLULU (AP) — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials who reviewed video of his arrival said Wednesday.

2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city
By The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear. The Irwindale City Council delayed a decision for two weeks Wednesday night on declaring the Sriracha (suhr-AH'-chuh) plant a public nuisance.

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank
By The Associated Press ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork.

Scientists locate shipwreck in San Francisco Bay
By JASON DEARENSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's James Delgado says the sinking of the City of Chester is the second-worst shipwreck to occur within the bay.


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