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Charlotte protesters demand mayor's resignation over black man's slaying


CHARLOTTE, N.C. Dozens of protesters took their fight for racial equality in policing to the heart of Charlotte's power structure on Monday, demanding the resignations of the mayor, police chief, and lawmakers in the wake of the police slaying of a black man.

Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact: source

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday. | Video

Sep 26 2016

ACLU defending New York bombing suspect, calls lawyer delays 'disturbing'

The American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday it will temporarily provide legal counsel for the man suspected of detonating a bomb in the heart of New York City that injured 31 people earlier this month, as concern builds over the suspect's lack of access to a lawyer.

Sep 26 2016

Houston lawyer shoots nine, is killed by police

HOUSTON A Houston lawyer whose business was struggling opened fire on morning commuters on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being shot dead by police, authorities said. | Video

Sep 26 2016

Dozens of investors say North Carolina bathroom law 'bad for business'

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Nearly 60 U.S. investors who together manage more than $2 trillion in assets called on North Carolina on Monday to repeal a law they said is making it harder for companies in the state to hire top talent by limiting protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people.

Sep 26 2016

Iowa city braces for floods as river expected to crest

The waters of the Cedar River are expected on Tuesday to hit their highest level in nearly a decade, putting strain on a sprawling network of flood barricades in Iowa's second-largest city of Cedar Rapids.

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California man convicted as would-be Islamic State recruit gets 30 years

LOS ANGELES A would-be Islamic State recruit from California was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for his conviction on charges he sought to join the militant group in Syria and committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket there, federal prosecutors said.

Sep 26 2016

'Bridgegate' witness says Christie campaign manager knew of plot

NEWARK, N.J. The one-line email to David Wildstein, an executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, arrived at 7:35 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2013.

Sep 26 2016

Jury selection begins in U.S. case against church shooter

CHARLESTON, S.C. Several hundred people reported to the U.S. courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday for the start of jury selection in the death penalty case against a white man who shot dead nine black parishioners in a church in June 2015.

Sep 26 2016

Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked high-profile protests from Native Americans but urged tribal leaders to use the spotlight to continue pushing for recognition even after he leaves office. | Video

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