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28 October 2015

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  • White House hopeful Cruz bashes Fed, endorses gold standard

    (Reuters) – White House hopeful Ted Cruz slammed the U.S. Federal Reserve during the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night, saying the central bank should be audited and should move to a monetary system backed by gold. Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas who is among the candidates seeking…

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  • Signatures to be filed for California drug price referendum

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Backers of a referendum aimed at reducing the cost of prescription drugs in California said Wednesday that they had gathered more than enough signatures to place their measure on the November, 2016, ballot in the most populous U.S. state. The…

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  • Runaway U.S. military blimp wreaks havoc in Pennsylvania

    EXCHANGE, Pa./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A high-tech U.S. military blimp designed to detect a missile attack came loose on Wednesday and wreaked havoc as it floated from Maryland into Pennsylvania while dragging more than a mile of cable and knocking out power to thousands. The U.S. military scrambled…

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  • Online sports gambling ring bust nets 17 suspects

    Seventeen people in three states have been charged with operating an illegal sports gambling ring that utilized offshore websites to book more than $32 million in bets each year, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The suspects, spread between Nevada, California and New York, were charged in a…

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  • Republicans go on the attack in feisty presidential debate

    By Steve Holland and James Oliphant BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush suggested rival Marco Rubio resign his Senate seat on Wednesday at a testy economic debate marked by frequent personal attacks and several heated clashes over tax policy. With time running…

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  • Gunman shoots three people at Indianapolis mall: police

    A gunman opened fire on Wednesday inside the Washington Square Mall on the east side of Indianapolis, and three people were wounded, police said. An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police spokesman said the shooting occurred at about 6:30 p.m. in a mall corridor where the suspect encountered a man he…

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  • Texas woman arrested for ‘blood ritual’ kidnapping

    A Texas woman who believed that the girlfriend of her dead brother played a role in his demise is suspected of kidnapping, drugging and performing a “blood ritual” on her, authorities said on Wednesday. Mercedes Salazar, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of holding the girlfriend, who has not…

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  • Bodies of two women discovered in Los Angeles park

    (Reuters) – The bodies of two women were discovered in a Los Angeles park on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

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  • Two Oregon men killed while filming WW2 tank destroyer

    Two men killed by an explosion inside a tank-like armored fighting vehicle from World War Two were filming video of the weapon in action for a non-profit military preservation exhibit, authorities in Oregon said on Wednesday. A film crew was capturing footage of the 1944-vintage M18 Hellcat tank…

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  • California officials outline preparations for El Nino flooding

    As California braces for torrential downpours this winter from El Nino, authorities have stockpiled extra sandbags across the state while putting hundreds of personnel through flood-control training, officials told state lawmakers on Wednesday. Water engineers and emergency managers addressed a…

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  • Exonerated death row inmate can sue Ohio: state supreme court

    Dale Johnston, 82, was found guilty in 1984 of murdering his stepdaughter and her fiance and sent to death row where he remained until his conviction was overturned in 1990. Johnston sued Ohio for wrongful imprisonment in 1993, but a court ruled he had not proven he did not commit the murders. …

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  • Former lawmaker seeks to succeed Sacramento’s basketball star mayor

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The former top Democrat in the California Senate said on Wednesday he will run for mayor of Sacramento in what is expected to be an expensive contest to succeed former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who has helped revitalize his hometown. The…

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  • Slain New York police officer remembered as man with a calling

    Thousands of police officers in dress blue uniforms gathered in the rain outside a Queens church on Wednesday for the funeral of slain New York Patrolman Randolph Holder, who was remembered as a principled man drawn to law enforcement work despite its dangers. The service for 33-year-old Holder,…

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  • New York transit authority passes reduced $29 billion capital plan

    Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were involved in a public showdown over the program, which was eventually reduced from the MTA’s original proposal last year for $32 billion of investments. The capital plan, which runs over five years through 2019, is designed to…

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  • Civil rights retrial under way for Alabama officer who threw Indian man to ground

    Eric Parker is being retried on accusations that he used unreasonable force while working as a Madison, Alabama, police officer during the February incident. A jury in Huntsville, Alabama, deadlocked last month on whether to convict or acquit Parker, 27, of a single charge of depriving the Indian…

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  • Accused Connecticut serial killer appears via closed circuit TV for hearing

    An accused Connecticut serial killer appeared via closed-circuit television during a pretrial hearing on Wednesday, with the judge giving his lawyer until Dec. 10 to decide on whether to proceed directly to trial on six more murder charges. William Devin Howell, already serving a 15-year sentence…

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  • Christian evangelists win Michigan speech case over Arab festival

    By an 8-7 vote, the entire 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said Wayne County, Michigan and two deputy police chiefs were civilly liable to members of Bible Believers for violating their First Amendment rights. The case now returns to a federal district judge to award damages and…

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  • Drivers With No Tickets In 2 Years Must Read This

    United States drivers are stunned that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this…

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  • Chicago approves Emanuel’s city budget, property tax increase

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.8 billion fiscal 2016 budget and a historic property tax increase to pay for public safety worker pensions easily cleared the city council on Wednesday. Emanuel last month proposed a $543 million property tax hike phased in over four years, as well as fee increases…

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  • Texas man carving pumpkins with daughter stabs would-be intruder

    A Dallas-area father carving jack-o-lanterns with his 7-year-old daughter for Halloween stabbed a suspected car thief with a knife after the alleged criminal broke into their home, police said on Wednesday. The suspect stole a car from a nearby gas station on Tuesday evening, crashed it and then…

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  • U.S. student math test scores slip for first time since 1990

    Math test scores for fourth and eighth grade students across the United States dipped in 2015, marking the first such decline in 25 years, according to a U.S. Department of Education report released on Wednesday. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the “nation’s report card,”…

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  • U.S. judge bars Alabama from defunding Planned Parenthood clinics

    U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction after Planned Parenthood challenged the state’s move to terminate its contract to provide services under Medicaid, the federal and state healthcare program for the poor. The judge wrote that Alabama had not provided a reason for…

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  • Massachusetts report faults agency’s handling of ‘Baby Doe’ case

    A Massachusetts agency charged with guarding children’s well-being fell short in its handling of a toddler whose body was found washed up on a Boston Harbor beach earlier this year, a state review of the case found on Wednesday. The remains of 2-1/2-year-old Bella Bond were found in a garbage bag…

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  • Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads guilty in hush-money case

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a federal financial crime in a hush-money case stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct, marking the dramatic downfall of a once powerful politician. In exchange for the guilty plea, federal prosecutors recommended a…

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  • Pennsylvania ruling may allow new Sandusky case to proceed

    A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Wednesday that a man who says Jerry Sandusky molested him in 1988 is not barred by the statute of limitations from pursuing a private criminal complaint against the jailed former Penn State assistant football coach. The man, who alleges Sandusky sexually molested him…

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  • ‘Warlock’ slapped with restraining order in new Salem witch trial

    A judge in Salem, Massachusetts, on Wednesday granted a self-proclaimed witch’s request for a restraining order to keep a self-proclaimed warlock and business rival from harassing her. Lori Sforza, 75, who calls herself a psychic and a “hereditary high priestess” had appealed to Salem District…

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  • SAC’s Martoma seeks reversal of U.S. insider trading conviction

    A U.S. appeals court wrestled on Wednesday with whether a recent appellate ruling that limited the scope of insider trading laws meant that the 2014 conviction of former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew Martoma should be reversed. Martoma’s lawyer told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of…

    Reuters
  • Oklahoma judge rules man competent to stand trial for beheading

    A man charged with first-degree murder in the beheading of a woman at an Oklahoma City-area food-processing plant is competent to stand trial, an Oklahoma judge ruled on Wednesday. Alton Nolen, 31, is accused of stabbing and beheading 54-year-old Colleen Hufford on Sept. 25, 2014. A forensic…

    Reuters
  • Boy shot while family poses with illegal guns in Tennessee home

    Police on Wednesday investigated how a boy was shot in the face while his family posed for photos with illegal firearms in their southeastern Tennessee home. The shooting occurred on Sunday night at a home in Harrison, Tennessee, about 20 miles east of Chattanooga, according to the Hamilton County…

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  • Pennsylvania schools taking out more loans amid state budget impasse

    Pennsylvania school districts have had to take out more loans to survive the state’s budget impasse, with total borrowing now at $431 million, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said on Wednesday. An additional 10 districts have borrowed another $85 million since DePasquale’s first…

    Reuters
  • Video shows student flip California principal in school brawl

    The 40-second clip, apparently shot on a student’s mobile phone on Monday, shows pupils at Florin High School in Sacramento screaming as a melee breaks out in the cafeteria. The three boys began fighting because of a relationship issue involving a female classmate, school officials said, and…

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  • Violent South Carolina arrest prompts concerns over school police

    Almost 31,000 “school resource officers” or other law enforcement officers are stationed at U.S. public schools, with another 13,060 sworn law enforcement officers spending at least part of their time at schools, according to U.S. Department of Education data. Americans have grown accustomed to…

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  • Greater pay transparency seen as bridging U.S. gender wage gap

    Lawrence discovered the pay discrepancy when hacked Sony Pictures emails were published. In transparent pay companies like supermarket chain Whole Foods Market or social media software startup Buffer salaries are posted internally, or online for everyone to see. “It removes any opportunities for…

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  • GE to spend $200 million on two factories for jet engine parts

    The plants in Huntsville will produce silicon-carbon ceramic materials for LEAP engines on thousands of single-aisle Boeing and Airbus jetliners sold for delivery over the next decade. The LEAP engine was developed by CFM International, a joint venture between GE and France’s Snecma (Safran) . …

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  • Guantanamo court in closed hearing on replacing 9/11 suspect’s lawyer

    A Guantanamo Bay court went into closed pre-trial session on Wednesday to hear why a Yemeni Sept. 11 suspect should be allowed to replace a lawyer in the slow-moving death penalty case. Judge Army Colonel James Pohl ordered the closed session with only the defendant, Walid bin Attash, and his…

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  • U.S. seeks 30 years to life for man convicted in British bomb plot

    A Pakistani man convicted in March in a U.S. court of conspiring with al Qaeda to bomb a shopping center in Manchester, England should spend 30 years to life in prison, U.S. prosecutors said. Abid Naseer, 29, poses an “extreme danger” to society given his “continued commitment” to cause mass…

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  • Sheriff’s deputy to be fired in South Carolina classroom altercation: MSNBC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The white sheriff’s deputy who was caught on video flipping a black high school student out of her classroom chair in Columbia, South Carolina, will be relieved of duty, MSNBC reported on Wednesday. MSNBC, citing sources, said the firing of Ben Fields, a sheriff’s deputy in…

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  • ‘Disturbing’ arrest of black S. Carolina student sparks federal, local probes

    A white deputy who slammed a black South Carolina high school student to the ground during a classroom arrest became the focus of a federal probe on Tuesday, as civil rights groups called for him to be fired and charged with assault. Officer Ben Fields, 34, was suspended without pay after videos…

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  • As U.S. braces for Syrian refugees, mental health services lag

    WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) – More than 20 years after Saddam Hussein’s soldiers in Iraq killed his brother in front of him, Ali Alghazally still suffers from night terrors he blames on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a common problem among refugees often left untreated. As the…

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  • Factbox: Refugee flows to United States since 1950s

    (Reuters) – Turmoil abroad regularly brings refugees to the United States. British and Germans arrived after World War Two. More recently, Vietnamese and others fleeing war and disorder have arrived on U.S. shores. A wave of Syrians is expected soon.

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  • Factbox: Coming to America: the path for Syrian refugees

    U.S. government vetting that includes face-to-face interviews, a health screening and security checks can take as long as two years. A State Department official outlined the process in a background briefing as President Barack Obama directed his administration last month to prepare to take in at…

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  • Labor friction escalates between California port truckers, shippers

    Long-simmering labor tensions between Southern California port truckers and shipping companies they accuse of wage theft escalated on Tuesday as a group of drivers demanded recognition as full-fledged employees and petitioned to join the Teamsters union. The action, according to the Teamsters, was…

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  • Rhode Island reopens probe into loan to former Red Sox player’s company

    Rhode Island lawmakers investigating the state’s $75 million loan guarantee to former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s now-bankrupt video game company said on Tuesday documents show that numerous red flags were raised before the deal was approved. Schilling, who named his company 38 Studios in a…

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  • Two people dead after explosion at Oregon gun range

    Officials were investigating the cause of the afternoon explosion at the COSSA firing range, east of Bend, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nathan Garibay said. It was not clear why the tank was at the gun range, he said. The range is on 600 acres of Bureau of Land Management land,…

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  • Earthquake risk analysis shows U.S. nuclear plants safe: NRC

    (Reuters) – Nuclear power plants in the United States are safe to continue operating but need to conduct an in-depth analysis where appropriate, as far as earthquake hazards are concerned, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Tuesday. “Our substantial reviews have shown that fewer…

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  • One killed, college students injured in Pennsylvania crash

    A bus carrying members of the Lehigh University rowing teams collided with a car on a Pennsylvania highway on Tuesday, killing one person in the car and sending students to hospitals with minor injuries, police and campus officials said. The car erupted into flames after the collision on U.S.…

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  • Los Angeles council OKs law requiring handguns to be locked up

    Handgun owners in Los Angeles would have to keep their weapons locked in a box or disabled with a trigger lock under a measure aimed at protecting children that was given unanimous approval on Tuesday by the city council. The provisions would not apply to people carrying a handgun or having one in…

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  • Nevada cryotherapy center where worker died closed for lack of insurance

    The facility operated by Rejuvenice LLC was ordered closed because it could not provide proof it had a worker’s compensation insurance policy, said Teri Williams, spokeswoman for the state Department of Business and Industry. The move to close the facility just outside the Las Vegas suburb of…

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  • California prison officials propose new executions protocol

    California prison officials on Tuesday filed proposed new guidelines for using lethal injection to kill condemned inmates, a step that could lead to a resumption of the death penalty in a state that has not conducted an execution since 2006. The most populous U.S. state, a Democratic stronghold…

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  • Crime still low, says Obama, noting intense police scrutiny

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday said violent crime rates in the United States remain low even as police officers come under increased scrutiny in the post-Ferguson, camera-phone era. In remarks to a global conference for law enforcement leaders in Chicago, Obama said data from across the nation…

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  • Seattle teen steals garbage truck, goes on ‘destructive’ downtown tour

    An 18-year-old with a learner’s driving permit stole a garbage truck in Seattle and went on a “destructive tour” of downtown on Tuesday, crashing into parked cars and a bike rack before hitting another waste truck, police said. The teen hopped into the driver’s seat of the truck in the dense…

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  • Arena Pharmaceuticals to lay off 35 percent of U.S. workers

    San Diego-based Arena said it would incur restructuring charges of about $3.3 million related to the U.S. layoffs, mostly in the fourth quarter. Arena will not proceed at present with “certain lifecycle management programs” for its main drug, the anti-obesity treatment Belviq, sales of which have…

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  • Grand jury meets in fatal police shooting of Ohio 12-year-old

    A grand jury has been hearing testimony for the last few weeks in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a Cleveland police officer in a playground last November, the president of the police union said on Tuesday. Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy McGinty had said a grand jury would…

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  • County police chief in N.Y. resigns amid probe into beating allegations

    A county police chief on Long Island, New York, resigned on Tuesday amid an ongoing federal probe into whether he beat a suspect accused of stealing a duffel bag from his car in 2012. James Burke, the chief of Suffolk County, one of the state’s largest by population, stepped down on Tuesday after…

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  • Texas judge grants change of venue for sentencing in ‘Bernie’ case

    Judge Diane DeVasto granted prosecutors’ request to move the new punishment hearing for Bernie Tiede to Henderson County from Panola County, also in East Texas. Prosecutors argued that justice would not be guaranteed in Panola County because of the film’s account of events and the “influence in…

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  • Congress aims for fast budget, debt limit passage

    A U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal headed toward quick action in Congress on Tuesday as lawmakers rushed to avert yet another fiscal standoff, which threatened to push the federal government into an unprecedented default early next month. House Speaker John Boehner told fellow Republicans he was…

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  • New York man pleads guilty to threatening President Obama

    A New York man pleaded guilty on Monday to threatening the life of U.S. President Barack Obama after he was accused of threatening several political leaders on social media last year, a U.S. attorney announced on Tuesday. Brandon Correa, 31, of Rochester, posted online threats to kill Obama in…

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  • Iowa shooting incidents stemmed from domestic issues: authorities

    A 40-year-old man had been involved in a dispute with his estranged wife before fatally shooting himself when confronted by police responding to reports of gunfire at two Iowa businesses, authorities said on Tuesday. Robert Mayes, who lived in Coal City, Illinois, south of the two cities, died…

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  • Treasury’s Lew urges Congress to quickly pass debt ceiling deal

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday welcomed a tentative budget and debt ceiling deal reached in Congress and urged lawmakers to move quickly to pass it. Calling the deal a ‘significant accomplishment’ Lew also said it showed that bipartisanship agreements were still possible in Washington. …

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  • Ex-House Speaker Hastert expected to plead guilty in hush-money case

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, once one of the most powerful men in the country, is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday in a hush-money case stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago. Hastert, 73, was charged by federal prosecutors in May with trying to hide…

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  • Trick-or-Treat sign rule lifted for California sex offenders

    Registered sex offenders in California will no longer be required to post signs on their doors during Halloween trick-or-treating after a San Diego County parolee challenged the rule, court documents showed on Tuesday. The state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation dropped the…

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  • Americans to see lowest heating bills in years due to fuel glut

    After shelling out about $1,000 a month to heat his 190-year-old Massachusetts bed and breakfast during a harsh winter last year, Brian Weinrich is hoping for some relief this season. Americans are likely to see their lowest heating bills in years thanks to a glut in the domestic fuel supply and…

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  • Highlights of John Boehner’s ‘barn-cleaning’ budget deal

    (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said the two-year budget agreement worked out by congressional leaders would “clean the barn” of thorny legislation for his expected successor, Representative Paul Ryan. Here are highlights of the agreement, according to Boehner’s office: *…

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  • Obama urges Congress to pass budget deal soon

    CHICAGO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on U.S. lawmakers to quickly pass a two-year budget deal to fund the federal government through 2017, saying he was happy there was an agreement that would avert another fiscal crisis. Obama, speaking at a law enforcement conference in…

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  • At least three Oklahoma parade crash victims in critical condition

    Three adults struck by a car that plowed into an Oklahoma State University (OSU) weekend parade were in critical condition at an Oklahoma City hospital while the last three children under its care have been released, officials said on Tuesday. The group was among the eight people taken to the…

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  • More than 5 million U.S. kids have had live-in parent imprisoned

    More than 5 million U.S. children, or almost 7 percent, have had a live-in parent incarcerated, well above a previous estimate on parental imprisonment, a study said on Tuesday. The analysis by the non-profit Child Trends research group into the effects of a parent’s imprisonment on children comes…

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  • Crowds mourn slain NYPD officer as suspect indicted for murder

    Hundreds of mourners paid their respects on Tuesday to slain New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, while the man accused of killing him sat in handcuffs inside a Manhattan courthouse as a grand jury indicted him for murder. A line of officers four blocks long formed at midday outside the…

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  • Body found in Minnesota believed to be missing college student

    A farmer harvesting a field in west-central Minnesota found remains believed to be those of an 18-year-old college student missing for nearly two weeks, authorities said on Tuesday. Laura Ann Schwendemann, a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Morris, was last seen on the evening of Oct. 14…

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  • Boehner says budget deal process ‘stinks’ but better than alternatives

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said he agreed with Representative Paul Ryan’s assessment that the process under which a two-year budget deal was negotiated “stinks” but the alternative was a “clean” increase in the debt ceiling or a default on federal obligations.…

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  • House to vote Wednesday on budget deal: Boehner

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A two-year budget deal negotiated by the White House and U.S. congressional leaders will be rushed to the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers try to pass controversial measures before House Speaker John Boehner retires on Friday. According to a…

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  • LaRose recalls toy over hubcap hazard

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – LaRose Industries is recalling about 11,000 Chinese-made Peanuts Flying Ace riding toys because the hubcaps can come off and be swallowed by young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.

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  • No state charges filed against police officer in S.C. teen’s death

    A white police officer in South Carolina who fatally shot a white teen who was sitting in his car outside a fast food restaurant will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. Zachary Hammond, 19, died on July 26 in the small town of Seneca after he was shot by police Lieutenant…

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  • Kentucky hunt for police shootings suspect stretches on, closes schools

    A hunt for a fugitive suspected of injuring one police officer and shooting at another has forced the closure of a rural Kentucky school district for two days, authorities said on Tuesday. Floyd Ray Cook, 62, is accused of attempted first-degree murder after allegedly wounding a police officer in…

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  • Notorious jewelry thief, 85, charged in Atlanta earring heist

    An 85-year-old international jewelry thief was back behind bars on Tuesday, charged with stealing a pair of $690 earrings from an Atlanta store in the latest caper of her decades-long career as a jet-setting burglar with sparkling taste. Doris Payne was caught pocketing a pair of Christian Dior…

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  • Former lawmaker likely running to succeed Sacramento’s basketball star mayor

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California’s former top Democrat legislator hinted broadly on Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Sacramento, bringing political heft to a race to succeed Kevin Johnson, the former basketball star whose boosterism helped revitalize his home town…

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  • GM recalls 1.3 million older cars for fire hazard

    The company said drops of oil may be deposited on the hot exhaust manifold through hard braking, possibly leading to engine compartment fires. The recall affects cars from 1997 to 2004 model years, GM said, adding that it was aware of post-repair fires in some vehicles but no crashes or…

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  • FBI opens probe of violent arrest of black South Carolina student

    Federal authorities launched a civil rights investigation on Tuesday into a white deputy’s arrest of a black high school student in South Carolina, after video showed him slamming the teenager to the ground and dragging her across a classroom. The actions by officer Ben Fields at Spring Valley…

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  • One injured at Georgia power plant

    There was no danger to the public or other employees, and plant officials were working to determine the cause of the incident, it said. Plant Bowen regularly ranks as one of the dirtiest coal plants in the country because of its size, the newspaper said.

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  • Drone carrying drugs, hacksaw blades crashes at Oklahoma prison

    A drone carrying mobile phones, drugs, hacksaw blades and other material dangling in a bundle from a fishing line crashed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester before inmates could grab the contraband, prison officials said on Tuesday. The drone clipped razor wire on prison walls on…

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  • U.S. court upholds sentence of man who shot at White House

    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld the 25-year prison sentence of an Idaho man who fired a rifle at the White House in 2011. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez had waived his right to challenge the length of the sentence when…

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  • Ryan reserves judgment on budget deal, says process ‘stinks’

    “I’m reserving judgment on this agreement because I quite frankly haven’t seen it,” said Ryan, who expected to be elected on Thursday as the new speaker of the House of Representatives to succeed the retiring John Boehner. “I think this process stinks,” he said.

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  • Tiny New Hampshire communities guard midnight voting tradition

    HART’S LOCATION, N.H. (Reuters) – At midnight on a yet-to-be chosen Tuesday early next year, the roughly 40 residents of New Hampshire’s smallest town will pack into a small log building off the main road to cast some of the first votes in the race for the White House. Hart’s Location is one of…

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  • U.S. police chiefs call for background checks for all gun purchases

    Police chiefs from across the United States called on Monday for universal background checks for firearms purchases, saying opinion polls consistently show that most Americans support such restrictions. The proliferation of firearms is one of the factors behind a rise in homicide rates in many…

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  • Navy veteran sues U.S. State Department for denying ‘intersex’ passport

    A Navy veteran from Colorado who identifies as neither male nor female has sued the U.S. Department of State after being denied a passport for refusing to select a gender on the application, court documents showed on Monday. Dana Zzyym claimed in a federal discrimination lawsuit filed in the U.S.…

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  • Gunman kills himself after firing shots at Iowa businesses

    A 40-year-old man armed with a handgun shot himself in the head on Monday afternoon when confronted by police responding to reports of shots fired at a business in Bettendorf, Iowa, a city spokeswoman said. The shooting happened minutes after a white man matching his description fired several…

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  • Oklahoma man in beheading murder wants to be executed: psychologist

    An Oklahoma man charged with first-degree murder in the beheading death of a woman at an Oklahoma City-area food-processing plant wants to be executed, a psychologist testified on Monday. Dr. Anita Russell told a court in Norman, south of Oklahoma City, during a competency trial that 31-year-old…

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  • Convicted Russian arms dealer Bout loses bid for new U.S. trial

    A Manhattan federal judge said convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence, does not deserve a new trial on the basis of newly discovered evidence. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin on Monday said Bout, 48, did not meet the high legal standard of…

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  • Ex-NBA player Rice shot at Atlanta restaurant owned by rapper

    Former NBA player Glen Rice Jr. was shot in the leg during a fight at a restaurant in downtown Atlanta owned by rapper T.I. on Sunday night and was later charged with reckless conduct and possession of marijuana, police said on Monday. The incident involving Rice, who played parts of two seasons…

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  • Oklahoma woman charged with plowing into crowd had mental illness: lawyer

    A woman suspected of killing three adults and a toddler and injuring almost 50 people by ramming her car into Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade has a history of mental illness, her father and attorney said on Monday. A judge on Monday ordered that Adacia Chambers be held on $1 million…

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  • Three convicted by NY jury over Russian export conspiracy

    A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on Monday convicted three former employees of a Houston-based company over their roles in a scheme to illegally export microelectronics to the Russian military, U.S. prosecutors said. Alexander Posobilov, Shavkat Abdullaev and Anastasia Diatlova were convicted…

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  • Baltimore police begin testing body cameras

    Baltimore’s police department on Monday began testing body cameras on its officers, six months after the death of a black man in custody sparked the worst rioting the city has seen in a half century. More than 150 uniformed officers and detectives stationed throughout the city will begin wearing…

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  • Boy, 13, dies after being shot in head on Washington state base

    A 13-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head while he, his brother and a friend played with a loaded handgun on a U.S. military base in Washington state last week, police said on Monday. The boy was shot by the 17-year-old friend on Tuesday after the trio climbed through a hole in a…

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  • Mexican drug cartel members convicted of kidnapping South Carolina man

    Ruben Ceja-Rangel, 58, and Juan Fuentes-Morales, 27, were convicted in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, on Friday of conspiracy, kidnapping, hostage taking, brandishing firearms and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said. A third suspect, Luis…

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  • Massachusetts’ Wellesley College gets anonymous $50 million donation

    Wellesley College said on Monday it had received a $50 million donation from two alumnae who wished to remain anonymous, the largest such gift ever made to one of the United States’ oldest all-women’s colleges. The donation comes as Wellesley, located outside Boston, kicks off a $500 million…

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  • Nearly 200 sickened by Shigella outbreak in San Francisco area: officials

    Nearly 200 people in the San Francisco area have been sickened by an intestinal disease caused by the highly contagious Shigella bacteria since an outbreak began at a Mexican seafood restaurant 10 days ago, health officials said on Monday. The outbreak, which began on Oct. 16 at the Mariscos San…

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  • Maine groups team up on ballot measure to make marijuana legal

    BOSTON/SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Two groups that had backed competing ballot initiatives to make recreational use of marijuana legal in Maine agreed on Monday to join forces on one measure to put before voters in 2016. The state is one of six where competing pro-marijuana groups hope to hold…

    Reuters
  • Oklahoma judge sets bond at $1 million for woman charged car killings

    STILLWATER, Okla. (Reuters) – An Oklahoma judge on Monday set bond at $1 million for the woman suspected of plowing her car into a crowd at a weekend homecoming rally for Oklahoma State University, killing four and injuring dozens.

    Reuters
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    The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to speak at the funeral on Wednesday for New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, who was shot to death last week while on patrol in the city’s East Harlem neighborhood. The prominent activist, media figure and long-time critic of the New York City Police…

    Reuters
  • Michigan woman sentenced to up to 20 years for killing newborn son

    Kimberly Pappas, 26, had pleaded guilty earlier in October to second-degree murder and agreed to a sentence of from nine to 20 years in prison, which Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow imposed on Monday, prosecutors said. It’s going to be with me for the rest of my life,” Pappas told…

    Reuters
  • New Mexico man kills friend to stop him becoming ‘zombie’: police

    A New Mexico man who had been watching the hit TV series “The Walking Dead” beat his friend to death because he believed the victim was turning into a zombie, police said on Monday. Damon Perry, 23, of Prewitt, New Mexico, is charged with murder after allegedly attacking Christopher Paquin, also…

    Reuters
  • University of Mississippi lowers state flag with Confederate banner

    The University of Mississippi stopped flying the state flag on its campus on Monday after students and faculty demanded the removal of the banner, whose design incorporates a Confederate battle image that has come under attack across the U.S. South. The state’s flagship university, nicknamed “Ole…

    Reuters
  • Pennsylvania couple accused of starving son to death due in court

    The trial of a Pennsylvania couple accused of letting their 9-year-old disabled son starve to death and of nearly doing the same to a disabled daughter is due to start on Monday, but a prosecutor said jury selection had been canceled. The cancellation could mean that Jarrod Tutko, Sr., 39, and…

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    Reuters
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    (Reuters) – Florida’s first bear hunt in two decades, which sparked protests by animal rights activists, was called off after just two days after nearly 300 bears were killed, wildlife officials said on Sunday. The hunt, which was slated to last up to one week and allow as many as 320 black bears…

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    BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts police were searching on Monday for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian as he attempted to cross a busy highway north of Boston late on Sunday.

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    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of U.S. police officers charged in fatal shootings has hit the highest level in a decade in 2015, new research shows, driven by greater scrutiny over use of deadly force. Public outrage over the deaths of black men at the hands of police in New…

    Reuters
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    Reuters
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    By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton STILLWATER, Okla. (Reuters) – A man who was watching the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade when a car plowed into a crowd and killed four people said the crash sounded like a bomb went off, transforming a festive mood into one of horror. Mark McNitt was standing…

    Reuters
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    New York City police divers have found a gun in the Harlem River off Manhattan authorities believe was used in the fatal shooting of an officer last week, police said on Sunday. Tyrone Howard, 30, is accused of shooting Officer Randolph Holder, 33, in the head on a pedestrian walkway above a…

    Reuters
  • Four women killed in Nebraska crash when SUV swerves to avoid deer

    The driver of the second vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash Saturday night on a highway about five miles south of Beatrice, Nebraska, the Nebraska State Patrol said in a statement. Creighton’s president, the Reverend Daniel Hendrickson, said a memorial mass was planned…

    Reuters
  • Timberwolves coach Saunders dies at age 60

    “It is with extreme sadness that the Minnesota Timberwolves today learned that Phil “Flip” Saunders, who served as the team’s President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach, in addition to being a minority owner of the team, passed away today at age 60,” the team said in a statement. Saunders,…

    Reuters
  • New York man killed mother, kept body in motel for weeks: police

    New York authorities have arrested a man accused of strangling his mother and keeping her body in a motel room for seven weeks before driving to South Carolina and dumping her remains in an isolated area, police said on Sunday. Charles Cole, 48, is accused of killing Betty Cole, 76, in August at a…

    Reuters
  • Trick or Trump: The Donald, Pizza Rat among top Halloween costumes

    When a Donald Trump look-alike and a faux Caitlyn Jenner ring the doorbell on Halloween night, they may solicit a piece of candy but the treat they really seek is recognition. Pop culture experts say these “ripped from the headlines” costumes to celebrate the Oct. 31 holiday – such as “El Chapo”…

    Reuters
  • Car slams into crowd at Oklahoma parade; four killed

    A car with a suspected drunk driver at the wheel barreled into crowds watching a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on Saturday, killing four people and injuring more than 40 others, authorities said. Witnesses told of bodies being flung dozens of feet into the air as the gray Hyundai…

    Reuters
  • Car slams into crowd at Oklahoma parade; four killed, dozens injured

    By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton STILLWATER, Okla. (Reuters) – A car with a suspected drunk driver at the wheel barreled into crowds watching a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on Saturday, killing four people and injuring more than 40 others, authorities said. Witnesses told of bodies…

    Reuters
  • Texas deluged by rain as Patricia’s remnants head toward Gulf

    Heavy rains fueled by the remnants of Hurricane Patricia inundated many parts of Texas on Saturday, triggering flash floods, derailing a freight train and forcing evacuations in at least one county, officials said. Cities in the state’s flood-prone Gulf of Mexico region including Houston braced…

    Reuters
  • Misshapen budget priorities take center stage in Illinois

    By Dave McKinney CHICAGO (Reuters) – To see the fickle fiscal state of affairs in cash-strapped Illinois, you need look no further than how the musical acts Styx, Sammy Hagar and Hank Williams Jr got paid for performing at the state fair in August, but the woman who sculpted the event’s life-sized…

    Reuters
  • Union Pacific freight train derails in Texas on flooded tracks

    The two crew members operating the train swam to safety after the derailment, Jeff DeGraff, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman, told CNN. DeGraff told CBS the 64-car train was traveling south from Midlothian to Houston, adding that he did not know how many of the cars had derailed.

    Reuters
  • Tensions over big-game hunting rekindled with Florida bear hunt

    The hunt, which will span up to one week and allow up to 320 black bears to be killed, aims to stabilize a population that has rebounded to more than 3,000 from several hundred in the 1970s, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Hunting enthusiasts have defended such…

    Reuters
  • Missouri’s Gateway Arch monument built on rigged votes, protests

    When the last section of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, an American landmark as iconic as the Statue of Liberty, was hoisted into place on Oct 28, 1965, it was the concluding act of a story that began more than 30 years earlier. From rigged votes in a bond election to fund the project, to a famous…

    Reuters
  • Vapor cloud from Exxon refinery in California triggers alarm

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The unexplained release of a large vapor cloud on Friday from an Exxon Mobil Corp refinery near Los Angeles prompted authorities to sound public safety sirens, but no toxic fumes were detected and no one was hurt, a fire official said. The mishap was…

    Reuters
  • Colorado movie gunman James Holmes assaulted by fellow prisoner

    Convicted mass killer James Holmes, who is serving multiple life sentences for gunning down a dozen people at a movie theater in 2012, was assaulted by another inmate at a high-security Colorado prison, a corrections official said on Friday. Holmes was not injured when he was attacked by…

    Reuters
  • Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill restricting secret investigations

    Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a bill into law that prohibits prosecutors from using the state’s secret investigation law to probe political crimes – a measure used to convict four of his aides and investigate his campaign. In Wisconsin, prosecutors can use a so called…

    Reuters
  • Chicago-area school district defies government on transgender access

    A suburban Chicago high-school district is defying federal rules by denying a transgender student unrestricted access to a girls’ locker room in a case that could cost the district millions of dollars in aid and shape a national standard on the issue. The Township High School District 211, with…

    Reuters
  • Energy Department cancels plan to ship nuclear waste to Idaho

    The U.S. Energy Department has canceled a plan to ship to the Idaho National Laboratory spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors out of state, a controversial proposal that drew protests from two former governors and a lawsuit from one of them. Incumbent Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and state…

    Reuters
  • Idaho man sues U.S. government over personnel data hack

    An Idaho man is suing the U.S. government for compromising his personal information in computer hacks revealed earlier this year at the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that put the private data of at least 21.5 million Americans at risk. Victor Hobbs, an aviation safety specialist for…

    Reuters
  • ‘Then came the Beatles!’ — how one TV appearance altered music, communities and a country

    Before the Beatles played six songs in two sets before 73 million Americans on the Feb. 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan Show, the secret was already out. The group’s biggest hit at the moment — “I Want to Hold Your Hand” — was just leaked, played relentlessly on local radio and spread virally (before that was…

    Yahoo News
  • Wildlife photo wins first place in Yahoo News and Flickr winter scenes contest

    David Renwald’s patience in freezing temperatures and snow in Yellowstone National Park in January paid off. His photograph captured a coyote sitting among grass poking from the snow in a moment that evokes seclusion, concentration and calm.

    Yahoo News
  • Is the ‘clock turning back’ on American women?

    Hillary Clinton cautions that opportunities for American women could vanish if the United States does not prioritize their economic advancement.

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