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CaliforniaFRESNO - A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California yesterday afternoon, shaking buildings south of the Oregon border and knocking out power in several coastal communities. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesman J.D. Guidi said power outages were widespread across most of Humboldt County, affecting about 25,000 customers.
Cuts could leave House seat vacantHONOLULU - Hawaii can’t afford to pay for an election to replace a congressman who plans to step down to run for governor, potentially leaving 600,000 residents without representation in Washington. The state office of elections said it has about $5,000 to last until July, with a special election costing nearly $1 million. Until the state finds money or this fall’s elections occur, one of Hawaii’s two House seats will stay vacant.
Man pleads not guilty to terror linksNEW YORK - A New York man under investigation for his links to a terrorism suspect pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges he flew to Pakistan to get military training from al Qaeda. Adis Medunjanin, 25, was arrested early Friday in connection with the investigation of Najibullah Zazi, a Colorado airport driver who pleaded not guilty last year to supporting terrorism.
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