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  • Residents begin returning home after Los Angeles wildfire
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    Residents begin returning home after Los Angeles wildfire

    By Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of California residents were allowed to returned home on Monday after a deadly, destructive wildfire forced them from their houses in recent days as it raged through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. About 300 miles

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  • Behind Democrats' email leak, U.S. experts see a Russian subplot
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    Behind Democrats' email leak, U.S. experts see a Russian subplot

    By Mark Hosenball and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If the Russian government is behind the theft and release of embarrassing emails from the Democratic Party, as U.S. officials have suggested, it may reflect less a love of Donald Trump or enmity for Hillary Clinton than a desire to discredit

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    Lavrov dismisses claims Moscow behind Democrats' email hack

    VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday brushed aside accusations that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic Party emails. "I don't want to use four-letter words," Lavrov told reporters, when asked whether Russia was responsible for the hacking of emails

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    Washington State football players investigated for assault: reports

    At least six Washington State University football players were being investigated for assault after a fight at a weekend party left two students hospitalized, the Spokesman-Review newspaper reported on Monday. A fight erupted early on Saturday at a backyard party in the city of Pullman, home of the

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  • New York City police upgrade gear after Texas, Louisiana shootings
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    New York City police upgrade gear after Texas, Louisiana shootings

    "You name it, we're buying it," Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference. Bratton said the NYPD has purchased 20,000 military-style helmets, 6,000 heavy duty bullet-proof vests, trauma kits and ballistic doors and windows for patrol cars.

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    One of New York City's busiest subway lines to shut for 18 months

    By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York City's busiest subway lines will cease running between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 18 months starting in 2019, transit officials said on Monday, creating a massive service disruption in an already overtaxed system. The Metropolitan Transportation

  • Wildfire chases 20,000 people from homes near Los Angeles
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    Wildfire chases 20,000 people from homes near Los Angeles

    By Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - A deadly California wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes drove thousands more residents from their dwellings on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. The so-called Soberanes

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    Man shot by Chicago police officers wants cops fired

    A man who was shot by Chicago police last year said on Monday he wants the officers fired from the department, days after the city's law enforcement watchdog issued a rare finding that the shooting was unjustified. "I want them to step down," Antwon Golatte told a news conference. Golatte

  • Suspects sought in Florida nightclub shooting that left two teens dead
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    Suspects sought in Florida nightclub shooting that left two teens dead

    By Chris Tilley FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida police said on Monday they had taken three people into custody but were searching for additional suspects in connection with a shooting outside a nightclub just after midnight that left two teenagers dead and more than a dozen people wounded. The

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    Texas cemetery agrees to halt decades-long segregation

    A Texas cemetery has agreed to end its segregationist policy of only burying white people after it was sued for discrimination by a woman who claimed the operators refused to bury her Hispanic husband, court papers showed on Monday. The town of Normanna, population 113, about 75 miles southeast of San

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    Michael Jordan speaks against both police killings, targeting of police

    Basketball legend Michael Jordan spoke out on police violence on Monday and announced two $1 million grants, to civil rights group NAACP's Legal Defense Fund and to a group that works on improving police relations with communities. "I can no longer stay silent," Jordan wrote in a statement

  • Democratic Party email leak points to Russia: cyber experts, U.S. officials
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    Democratic Party email leak points to Russia: cyber experts, U.S. officials

    Cyber security experts and U.S. officials said on Monday there was evidence that Russia engineered the release of sensitive Democratic Party emails in order to influence the U.S. presidential election. The FBI said it was investigating a cyber intrusion at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which

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    Florida man admits helping funnel 2012 foreign political contribution

    William Argeros, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, to charges that he knowingly and willfully made foreign contributions and donations and made a false declaration to a federal grand jury, prosecutors said. U.S. law prohibits contributions from foreign nationals to candidates

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  • New York banana importer gets more prison time for embezzlement
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    New York banana importer gets more prison time for embezzlement

    A Long Island banana importer serving prison terms for engaging in a cocaine distribution scheme and beating his girlfriend was sentenced on Monday to another 5-1/2 years in custody for stealing from his employees' retirement plan. Thomas Hoey, owner of the now-bankrupt Long Island Banana Corp,

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    Texas deputy, set to retire in September, shot dead at home near Austin

    A sheriff's deputy in Travis County, Texas was shot and killed on Monday after reporting to the department's dispatcher that a suspected robbery was in progress at his home in suburban Austin, officials said. Sergeant Craig Hutchinson, a 32-year veteran who was set to retire in September, was

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    TV newswoman plunges 125 feet to death at North Carolina waterfall

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A television news anchor from Georgia fell 125 feet to her death in North Carolina after being swept over a waterfall, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service said on Monday. Taylor Terrell died at Rainbow Falls in the Pisgah National Forest on Thursday. The next day

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    White House will not comment on Democratic email hack probe

    The White House will not speculate on who might be behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, a spokesman said on Monday amid concerns hackers working for Russia may be attempting to influence the U.S. presidential election. "We know that there are a variety of actors, both state

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    U.S., Mexico air transport accord enters in force, seen boosting travel

    The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday. The final approval was announced by the

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    Lawmakers briefed on reported DNC hack, seek information on any Russia link

    The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Monday the panel had been briefed on the reported hack into the Democratic National Committee email system and would seek information as to the origin of any attack and possible connection to Russia or other countries

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    U.S. Air Force gives up efforts to recover weather satellite

    An Air Force weather satellite that failed two years into its planned five-year lifetime cannot be recovered, leaving an aged network of spacecraft in orbit to collect key meteorological data for global military operations, officials said on Monday. Ground control teams have been unable to command the

  • U.S. judge faults Uber, bans background check in NY lawsuit
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    U.S. judge faults Uber, bans background check in NY lawsuit

    A federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies Inc and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information from a background check on a passenger bringing a price-fixing lawsuit, saying the investigative firm conducting the probe may have engaged in criminal conduct. U.S. District Judge Jed

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    Body of missing skydiver found in Oklahoma: reports

    The parachute from the Kansas woman, who had already completed five jumps on Sunday as she worked to become an instructor, was found in a tree after her sixth jump that day, TV broadcasters KOCO and KFOR reported from the search site, about 60 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Lincoln County Sheriff

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  • LATAM Airlines to pay $22 million over Argentine bribes case
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    LATAM Airlines to pay $22 million over Argentine bribes case

    WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - LATAM Airlines Group SA , Latin America's largest airline, has agreed to pay more than $22 million in civil and criminal fines relating to a decade-old Argentine bribery case, U.S. authorities said Monday. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said the fine

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    New York power demand to reach 2016 high during heat wave on Monday

    (Reuters) - Demand for power in New York state on Monday will top Friday's high for 2016 as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave. The New York Independent System Operator (ISO), which operates the state's power grid, forecast demand would reach about 32,400 MW on Monday

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    Four dead as van collides with bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff in Arizona

    (Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.