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2 dead after bus crash at Fla. airport; 3 critical

FLORIDA

2 die, 3 badly hurt in airport bus crash

MIAMI — A bus with 32 members of a church group hit a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport after the driver got lost, killing two elderly people on board and leaving three others critically injured, officials said Saturday. The large bus was too tall for the 8-foot-6-inch entrance to the arrivals area, said airport spokesman Greg Chin. Buses are supposed to go through the departures area, which has a higher ceiling, he said. He said the passengers told him they were Jehovah’s Witnesses headed to West Palm Beach. (AP)

NEW YORK

West Point hosts same-sex wedding

WEST POINT — Cadet Chapel, a landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the US Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex wedding Saturday. Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, exchanged vows in an afternoon ceremony attended by about 250 guests and conducted by a senior Army chaplain. They had a civil ceremony that did not carry legal force in 1999 and had long hoped to formally wed. The way was made when New York legalized gay marriage and the president lifted the ‘‘don’t ask, don’t tell’’ policy, banning openly gay people from military service. (AP)

CALIFORNIA

Flooding expected
as third storm hits

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SAN FRANCISCO — Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding, and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday. Residents of Northern California enjoyed a bit of a respite, but the new storm — the third in a series of powerful weather systems to hit since Wednesday — was expected to force at least two rivers over their banks Saturday, National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Strudley said. With rivers already running high and the ground saturated from past storms, the Weather Service issued flood warnings for the Napa and Russian rivers north of San Francisco, both of which have a history of flooding. (AP)

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