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Justice Department to discuss review of Stewart shooting

Yahoo News - 47 min 23 sec ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Department of Justice says it will discuss its review of the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old black man by a white Memphis police officer at a scheduled afternoon news conference.
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Barriers used to protect soldiers now stopping floodwaters

Yahoo News - 48 min 8 sec ago

Workers walk across a flood wall made of Hesco barriers near the flood swollen Cedar River, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's second-largest city has managed to keep flooding at bay largely because of barriers that were widely used to protect soldiers in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The Latest: Coast Guard: 4 bodies found were Cuban migrants

Yahoo News - 54 min 58 sec ago
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Coast Guard search for missing Cuban migrants off the Florida Keys (all times local):
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Police: Man locked woman in shed, sexually assaulted her

Yahoo News - 56 min 25 sec ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man has been accused of luring an 18-year-old to a remote cabin, locking her in a shed and sexually assaulting her for weeks, prosecutors in eastern Utah said in court documents filed Monday.
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Christie Was Told of Bridge Plot During 9/11 Ceremony, Witness Testifies

Nj News - 1 hour 19 min ago
David Wildstein, the mastermind behind the lane closings, said Gov. Chris Christie was informed of the lane closings at a memorial service the week they were happening.
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VP Joe Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Drexel Univ.

Yahoo News - 1 hour 22 min ago

VP Joe Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Drexel Univ.Vice President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia Tuesday to campaign for Hillary Clinton on National Voter Registration Day.

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Northern California wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate mountainous area

Yahoo News - 1 hour 23 min ago
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters worked to control a wildfire on Tuesday in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco Bay area that has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, despite its relatively small size, officials said. The so-called Loma Fire broke out on Monday afternoon and has scorched more than 1,000 acres (405 hectares) about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the town of Morgan Hill, fire officials said. Firefighters have built containment lines around 5 percent of the blaze.
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Water company workers lead Greek protests

Yahoo News - 1 hour 27 min ago

An elderly man participates in a protest outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Greek labor unions are organizing strikes and protests against a plan to place major state assets under the control of a new privatization fund that will be headed by bailout creditors. The fund called the Hellenic Company of Assets and Participations will take control of public utilities and other assets for 99 years if parliament approves draft legislation late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers from a state-run water company are blocking traffic outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a proposal to move control of public utilities to a new asset fund created by international bailout creditors.

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APNewsBreak: Another prep school finds sex abuse in its past

Yahoo News - 1 hour 28 min ago
Another elite boarding school is reporting past sexual misconduct by teachers.
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Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

Yahoo News - 1 hour 32 min ago

In this Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, photo, Shelley Ewalt sits in her home, in Princeton, N.J., near an amber-colored CVS pharmacy prescription bottle, right, and two uniquely designed red ones from Target. After CVS took over operation of Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer’s red prescription bottles, which came with color-coded rings, labeling on the top and prescription information that was easier to read. Ewalt tweeted to the drugstore chain, asking if there was any chance they might return to the design of the Target bottles, which she found easier to open. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

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Police launch investigation into Arkansas lawmaker's arrest

Yahoo News - 1 hour 47 min ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Police are conducting an internal investigation into the arrest of an Arkansas lawmaker who was taken into custody after officers said he refused to leave the area of a traffic stop he was filming.
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The Latest: Lawyer: Texas officer protected by immunity

Yahoo News - 1 hour 51 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on appeals court ruling on Texas police shooting (all times local):
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Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Yahoo News - 2 hours 27 sec ago

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at sceneA disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

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California changes laws so children can no longer be prostitutes

Yahoo News - 2 hours 2 min ago
Children will no longer be classified as prostitutes in the U.S. state of California after a new law decriminalized prostitution for minors in a move praised by child rights campaigners. Coming on the back of a public campaign coined "There is No Such Thing" as a child prostitute, crimes of solicitation and prostitution will no longer apply to anyone aged under 18. Under-age victims of sex trafficking are to be referred to child welfare agencies.
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Attorneys clash over what happened before officer killed man

Yahoo News - 2 hours 8 min ago
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a white police officer who killed a black man in Virginia will focus largely on the seconds before the shooting.
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Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

Yahoo News - 2 hours 11 min ago

 Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlockA former ally of Gov. Chris Christie who pleaded guilty in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal testified Tuesday that he told the governor about the traffic jam while it was underway and that Christie appeared happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on.

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'Bridgegate' witness says Governor Christie backed lane closures

Yahoo News - 2 hours 20 min ago

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie enters the debate hall before the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in HempsteadNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of and supported a plan to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 in an act of political payback, a key prosecution witness testified Tuesday at the criminal trial of two former Christie associates. David Wildstein, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, told jurors in Newark federal court that he and Bill Baroni, another Port Authority executive, discussed the lane closure with Christie before a memorial service marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the World Trade Center. Baroni and Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, are charged with fraud and other crimes for allegedly orchestrating the September 2013 closure of access lanes at the bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey, to punish the town's Democratic mayor for refusing to endorse Christie's re-election bid.

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Trump on the defensive after combative debate with Clinton

Yahoo News - 2 hours 21 min ago

Trump on the defensive after combative debate with ClintonDonald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of attacks.

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'Deepwater Horizon' film stirs emotion in victims' families

Yahoo News - 2 hours 28 min ago

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Courtney Kemp, 27, holds her daughters Kaylee Kemp, 3, left, and Madisson Kemp, 9 months, in Jonesville, Courtney's husband Roy Wyatt Kemp, 27, died in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. The film, "Deepwater Horizon" is stirring mixed emotions for family members of the 11 men who died in the blast. While their reactions to the movie vary, many relatives share a hope that the film will remind people about the disaster's human toll. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arleen Weise was apprehensive when she learned Hollywood was making a movie about the offshore explosion that killed her son, Adam, and 10 other men aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

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Man found dead on guardrail had eaten up to $500K in heroin

Yahoo News - 2 hours 38 min ago
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania coroner says a Guatemalan found dead over a guardrail had swallowed up to $500,000 worth of heroin and was killed when one of the packets burst.
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