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Trial begins for officer charged with abusing Indian man

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Former Madison, Ala. police officer Eric Sloan Parker walks into a federal courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Huntsville, Ala. Parker is on trial on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man, 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a suburban neighborhood. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (AP) — An Alabama police officer went on trial Tuesday on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a suburban neighborhood.

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California assisted suicide bill advances in special session

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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church. The bill was pulled from consideration in the legislature's regular session in July but was reintroduced last month as part of a special session on healthcare called by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. "The more time we've had to work on it, the more support we have," said Senator Bill Monning, a Democrat from Carmel who is a co-author of the bill.
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Records show Washington school shooter planned killing

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SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released investigative records show the Washington state high school freshman who fatally shot four friends then himself planned the slayings and sent a text message to family members moments before opening fire.
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Mayor of Oregon town arrested on possession of methamphetamine

Yahoo News - 1 hour 21 min ago
The 68-year-old mayor of a tiny town in Oregon has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, police said on Tuesday. Cletus Moore was arrested early on Monday morning during a traffic stop in Jefferson, Oregon, Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Baldridge said. Moore is mayor of Idanha, a town of less than 140 people east of the state capital of Salem.
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Man accused of helping student get to ISIS stays in custody

Yahoo News - 1 hour 28 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man accused of helping a New York college student join the Islamic State in Syria will remain in federal custody.
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Rasheed Bailey: Making Eagles' roster would be a dream

Yahoo News - 1 hour 30 min ago

 Making Eagles' roster would be a dreamAs a kid who grew up in Philadelphia rooting for the team whose jersey he now wears, Rasheed Bailey fully understands the way this town, embraces one of their own.

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The Latest on Jewish shootings: Miller returns to stand

Yahoo News - 1 hour 32 min ago

F. Glenn Miller Jr., charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, speaks during the closing arguments Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, during his capital murder trial at Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. Miller acting as his own attorney. (Monty Davis/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a white supremacist convicted of capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):

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Ex-student who sparked campus lockdown won't face charges

Yahoo News - 1 hour 41 min ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities won't seek criminal charges against a former Mississippi State University student who sparked a campus lockdown last Thursday.
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Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround

Yahoo News - 1 hour 45 min ago

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mayer posted on Tumblr, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that she's pregnant with twin girls, due in December. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company.

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Montco DA: Woman used man's cancer in scam

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 Woman used man's cancer in scamTraci Small Kratzer has been charged with felony theft, theft by deception, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and related charges.

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Union: Fiat says Jeep Wrangler staying in Ohio, not Cherokee

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fiat Chrysler assembly plant managers told workers Tuesday that Jeep Wrangler production will stay in the city where the vehicle's roots date to World War II, but they also delivered a surprising announcement that the Jeep Cherokee line would be sent out of state, union leaders said.
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Millions hit by personal data hack still have not been told

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management building in WashingtonThe U.S. government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago, officials acknowledged on Tuesday. The agency whose data was hacked, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), said the Defense Department will begin "later this month" to notify employees and contractors across the government that their personal information was accessed by hackers.

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Hiker lost 9 days in forest says she regrets leaving group

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A hiker missing for nine days in California's Sierra Nevada with broken legs and forced to endure freezing temperatures at night said Tuesday that she regretted her decision to leave her group of backpackers.
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Georgia parole board releases transgender inmate who sued

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's parole board has released a transgender inmate who had sued alleging mistreatment.
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Republicans lack votes to defund Planned Parenthood: McConnell

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Senate Majority Leader McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group, which is under fire from abortion opponents. Instead, the Senate's top Republican said he is focused on funding the federal government when U.S. lawmakers return next week and will work with President Barack Obama to avert a shutdown, which last paralyzed the government in 2013. On the possibility of tying measures that kill funding of the women's health group to federal spending bills, McConnell told Kentucky TV station WYMT: "We just don’t have the votes to get the outcome that we'd like.

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Operators of 2 Ohio abortion clinics sue over state hurdles

Yahoo News - 2 hours 14 min ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Operators of two southwest Ohio abortion clinics are asking a federal court to declare recently enacted state laws governing their operations unconstitutional.
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Questions and Answers about Kentucky's gay marriage case

Yahoo News - 2 hours 17 min ago
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, but no one in Rowan County, Kentucky, has been able to get married since then.
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Flu shots available, but should you get one?

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Flu shots available, but should you get one?Flu virus expert say vaccines help, even with a virus mismatch

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Bill would extend California imports of kangaroo leather

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state lawmaker is introducing last-minute legislation to allow California merchants to continue selling products made from kangaroo leather, such as soccer cleats.
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Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

Yahoo News - 2 hours 35 min ago

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to courtA county clerk who invoked "God's authority" as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail.

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