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Police release videos of officer shooting California man

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EL CAJON, Calif. Authorities on Friday released two videos of police shooting an unarmed black man dead in El Cajon, California, but the grainy footage, much of it without sound, was not likely to pacify community outrage over the incident. | Video

California proposes giving more freedom to test self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO California will allow companies more leeway in testing self-driving cars on public roads while restricting how the nascent technology is advertised under revised draft regulations released on Friday.

Tech Sep 30 2016

Matthew strengthens to Category 5 storm headed for Jamaica, Cuba

KINGSTON, Jamaica Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's strongest storm in nine years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour (260 kph) powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said.

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Black man dies in struggle with California police after calling for help: media

A black man who died after a physical struggle with police in a southern California home made an emergency call to Pasadena police because he needed help and suffered from bipolar disorder, his partner told a Los Angeles TV station on Friday.

Sep 30 2016

S&P cuts Illinois' credit rating on state's 'weak' management

CHICAGO S&P Global Ratings dropped Illinois' credit rating one notch to BBB on Friday and warned it could fall further absent a long-term solution that deals with the state's chronic structural budget deficit and pension woes.

Sep 30 2016

Teen suspect in South Carolina school shooting charged with murder

CHARLESTON, S.C. A South Carolina teenager suspected of killing his father and wounding two boys and a teacher at an elementary school was charged on Friday with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder, the office of the local solicitor said. | Video

Sep 30 2016

California toughens rape laws after Stanford case uproar

LOS ANGELES California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation to broaden the state's legal definition of rape and mandate prison if the victim was unconscious, following a furor over a Stanford University sexual assault case.

Sep 30 2016

Investigators dig for clues into fatal New Jersey train crash

NEW YORK Investigators spoke with what they called "cooperative" crew members and sent a black box recorder to the manufacturer for downloading on Friday in the search for clues as to why a New Jersey commuter train failed to stop on Thursday and smashed into the terminal. | Video

Sep 30 2016

New Jersey train crash turns spotlight on Christie, funding crisis

NEW YORK A deadly New Jersey Transit train crash this week has renewed questions about Republican Governor Chris Christie's hard-nosed approach to a public transit funding crisis, even as he announced a compromise on Friday to pay for long-delayed construction projects.

Sep 30 2016

Tulsa officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter in shooting death

TULSA, Okla. A white police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man pleaded not guilty on Friday in court in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to her attorney's office. | Video

Sep 30 2016

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