TSA: No Carry-On Liquids on Russia-Bound Flights After Toothpaste Threat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_b26c173df2.jpgFRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Transportation Security Administration is temporarily banning travelers from bringing any amount of liquid, gel or aerosol in their carry-on luggage aboard flights between the U.S. and Russia, following a warning from the Department of Homeland Security that terrorists could target the Olympic Games with explosive components hidden in toothpaste tubes.

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Cops Allegedly Dropped the Ball on Case of Abused Boy Who Later Died

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_4637005742.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (ALBUQUERQUE) -- Two Albuquerque cops have been placed on leave for allegedly failing to report their visit to a family home following a 911 call made by a 9-year-old boy who died of physical abuse six months later, police told ABC News Thursday. Omaree Varela called 911 in June 2013 and later died of what authorities described as child abuse injuries in December 2013, police said.

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Sydney Norovirus Strain Responsible for Royal Caribbean Nightmare

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_f26bfd2720.jpgABC News Radio (ATLANTA) -- The norovirus that sickened more than 700 people aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas has been identified as the GII.4 Sydney strain, so named because it originated in Australia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday that it is the most common norovirus of about 20 different types in the country right now, affecting significantly more landlubbers than those aboard cruise ships.

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Siblings Charged with Theft of Missing Police Captain's Car

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_74a4e66ebe.jpgABC News (MINERAL, Va.) -- Virginia police have made two arrests connected to the disappearance of reserve police captain Kevin Quick. Now, authorities hope an increased reward of $30,000 will lead them to Quick himself. The police captain and father, 45, was reported missing Saturday when he failed to show up to a party that he had planned for his younger brother Glenn’s 40th birthday.

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Fire Breaks Out at Nuclear Waste Repository in New Mexico

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_5e05092aed.jpgJumbo2010/Thinkstock (CARSLBAD, N.M.) -- A fire at a nuclear waste repository in New Mexico Wednesday prompted evacuations and raised fears that radioactive waste could have been impacted. The blaze broke out at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M., around 11 a.m. after a truck hauling salt caught fire.

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