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  • At least nine dead in California warehouse fire
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    At least nine dead in California warehouse fire

    At least nine people were dead and about 25 others were unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out during a late-night party in a warehouse in Oakland, California, the city's fire chief said on Saturday. Fire officials were still trying to determine how the fire started, said Chief Teresa Deloach-Reed

  • U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest
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    U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest

    U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock members will meet with

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    FBI captures a Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive in Los Angeles

    Jones was wanted in connection with an early-morning shootout with a rival gang on October 15 that left four people dead and 10 wounded at a Los Angeles-area house that was being used as a restaurant, the FBI said in a statement. The suspect was captured during a pursuit, the agency's field office

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    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering well after Antarctic evacuation

    Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, posted photos on Saturday of his recovery in a New Zealand hospital after he was evacuated from the South Pole due to illness. Aldrin, 86, who was visiting the pole as part of a tourist group, was flown to Christchurch, New Zealand

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    Man stabbed to death on California university campus

    A man who may have been a faculty member at the University of Southern California was stabbed to death on the downtown Los Angeles campus on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported stabbing around 4:30 p.m. local time and

  • Airbnb, New York City settle rental law lawsuit
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    Airbnb, New York City settle rental law lawsuit

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Airbnb Inc and New York City said on Friday they had resolved a lawsuit brought by the company challenging a law it argued could expose it to significant penalties for advertising short-term apartment rentals. Airbnb had contended that the law's ambiguous wording

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    Jury to continue deliberating in ex-South Carolina cop's murder trial

    Jurors in South Carolina weighing homicide charges against a white former policeman who fatally shot a fleeing black motorist last year were to resume deliberations on Monday after earlier declaring they were deadlocked, with one panelist holding out against a conviction. On Friday, their third day

  • U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold
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    U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold

    By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project

  • Wal-Mart to settle U.S. lawsuit over benefits for same-sex spouses
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    Wal-Mart to settle U.S. lawsuit over benefits for same-sex spouses

    Wal-Mart and lawyers for Jacqueline Cote, the worker who filed the 2015 lawsuit in federal court in Boston, said in a court filing that the money may be split among more than 1,000 people who were denied spousal benefits between 2011 and 2014, when Wal-Mart changed its policy. Sally Welborn, a senior

  • In San Bernardino, solemn ceremony marks mass shooting
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    In San Bernardino, solemn ceremony marks mass shooting

    The sound of a bell tolled through loudspeakers on Friday outside a building in Southern California, ringing once for each of the 14 people killed in a mass shooting by Islamist militants one year ago at the site. More than 200 workers at the Inland Regional Center, a complex in San Bernardino, stood

  • Trump supporters try to block vote recounts in three states
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    Trump supporters try to block vote recounts in three states

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump moved on Friday to halt the Green Party's requests for long-shot recounts of the presidential votes in three states where Trump, a Republican, won with narrow victories. Lawsuits were pending in Michigan, Pennsylvania and

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    Accused Romanian-born arms trafficker gets 10 years in U.S. prison

    A Romanian-born man was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison after he was convicted on U.S. charges that he conspired with two former European officials to sell $17 million worth of weapons to undercover informants posing as Colombian rebels. Virgil Flaviu Georgescu, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District

  • Exclusive: U.S. standards council to investigate New Oriental after Reuters report
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    Exclusive: U.S. standards council to investigate New Oriental after Reuters report

    A U.S. standards-setting body said it would investigate New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc in the wake of a Reuters report that detailed allegations of academic fraud at the company. The American International Recruitment Council, which certifies agencies that recruit foreign students on

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    Additional charge for Michigan man in counterterrorism probe

    Sebastian Gregerson, a Detroit resident who also goes by the name Abdurrahman Bin Mikaayl, was charged on Thursday, according the indictment against him filed with the United States District Court in Michigan. Gregerson previously was charged with unregistered possession of a destructive device and

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    Suspect released in Louisiana shooting death of ex-NFL player

    The suspect, 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, was taken into custody after Thursday's shooting around 3 p.m. local time in Terrytown. McKnight, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene, suffering from "multiple gunshot wounds," Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department said in a statement on Thursday

  • U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at fastest rate since 2007
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    U.S. health spending in 2015 rose at fastest rate since 2007

    Growth rose 5.8 percent to $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person, according to federal data published in the independent journal Health Affairs and compiled into a report by officials with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. After five years of historically low growth between 2009 and 2013

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    U.S. justices to weigh $4 million damages in California police shooting

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider overturning $4 million in damages awarded to a homeless couple who sued after being shot 15 times in a backyard shack by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were searching for another man. The justices will hear an appeal by the two deputies

  • U.S. military veterans backing North Dakota pipeline protests
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    U.S. military veterans backing North Dakota pipeline protests

    By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project

  • U.S. top court to hear printer cartridge dispute on patent rights
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    U.S. top court to hear printer cartridge dispute on patent rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by printer cartridge reseller Impression Products Inc of a lower court ruling finding it liable for infringing patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back to the United States after they were sold

  • Texas prosecutor may drop assault charge under deal with Manziel
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    Texas prosecutor may drop assault charge under deal with Manziel

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has agreed to take an anger management course and be treated for substance abuse under a deal that could lead to the dismissal of a charge that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend earlier this year. Under the agreement

  • United to pay $2.4 million over 'Chairman's Flight': U.S. SEC
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    United to pay $2.4 million over 'Chairman's Flight': U.S. SEC

    United Airlines' parent company will pay $2.4 million to resolve civil books and records violations after it reinstated an unprofitable flight route to accommodate the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. securities regulator said. The U.S. Securities and Exchange

  • Supreme Court takes Christian-affiliated hospital pension case
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    Supreme Court takes Christian-affiliated hospital pension case

    New Jersey-based St. Peter's Healthcare System, Illinois-based Advocate Health System and California-based Dignity Health each appealed separate federal appeals courts rulings that refused to throw out the employee lawsuits. The justices agreed to hear all three cases.

  • As winter nears, Dakota Access faces frigid weather and costly delays
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    As winter nears, Dakota Access faces frigid weather and costly delays

    By Liz Hampton and Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON (Reuters) - Delays to the Dakota Access Pipeline have added millions of dollars to Energy Transfer Partners' construction tab - but even if the line is approved, the freezing temperatures will bring their own challenges to finishing the drilling process

  • No special prosecutor for New Jersey 'Bridgegate' complaint against Christie
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    No special prosecutor for New Jersey 'Bridgegate' complaint against Christie

    A New Jersey judge on Friday declined to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate a citizen's criminal complaint against Governor Chris Christie over the "Bridgegate" lane-closure scandal, saying private citizens do not have the legal standing to make such a request. The ruling from

  • Former guard at New York's Rikers jail on trial for fatal beating
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    Former guard at New York's Rikers jail on trial for fatal beating

    A former guard at New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex brutally and repeatedly kicked an inmate in the head in 2012 while the man lay helplessly, leading directly to his death, a federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday. Brian Coll, 47, sat quietly as Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeannette