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U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits.

Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself.

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U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective airbags, a senior administration official said on Saturday.

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Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

SACRAMENTO Calif. - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.

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Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student

- Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said.

24 Oct 2014

Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves office.

24 Oct 2014

Maker of U.S. highway guardrails stops shipments over safety concerns

- Railcar maker Trinity Industries Inc said on Friday that it would stop shipping a highway guardrail system, after the U.S. government demanded earlier in the week that the company conduct more crash tests of the product.

24 Oct 2014

Atlantic City Trump casino workers picket, target investor Icahn

ATLANTIC CITY N.J. - Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans.

24 Oct 2014

St. Louis officer shot teen in back of legs: family autopsy

- A white off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a black teenager six times in the back of the legs and once in the side of the head in what was likely a fatal wound, a doctor who performed a private autopsy for the teen's family said on Friday.

24 Oct 2014

NYC police say hatchet attack by Islam convert was terrorism

NEW YORK - The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, one of them critically, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials on Friday called a terrorist attack. | Video

24 Oct 2014

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