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Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks


DALLAS The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.

Four people, including child, shot dead at Texas home

Four people, including a child, were shot and killed at an apartment complex in Texas on Saturday, authorities said.

1:35am EDT

Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES A fast-moving wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in the drought-parched foothills northwest of Los Angeles had blackened some 20,000 acres by Saturday night and was threatening homes and commercial structures, fire officials said. | Video

Environment 2:26am EDT

Seventeen people hurt when Hudson River ferry hits pier in New Jersey

NEW YORK Seventeen people were injured on Saturday when a ferry crossing the Hudson River from Manhattan hit the dock it was approaching in Jersey City, authorities said.

Jul 23 2016

Black Lives Matter protest Rio police violence ahead of Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO American activists from the Black Lives Matter movement marched with Brazilian partners through central Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, to protest police violence before the city hosts the first-ever Olympics in South America next month.

World, Brazil Jul 23 2016

Venezuela first lady's nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says

NEW YORK Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S. agents after being arrested in November to being involved in the drug scheme, newly-filed court records state.

World 12:24am EDT

Veteran Mexican drug lord says he didn't kill DEA agent

MEXICO CITY Veteran drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero denied carrying out one of the most notorious murders in Mexico's narco wars -- the killing of U.S. anti-drugs agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena in 1985 -- and said he was no longer involved in drug trafficking.

World, Mexico, Jul 23 2016

Tropical Storm Darby nears Hawaii, emergency declared

Tropical Storm Darby bore down on Hawaii on Saturday, prompting its governor to declare an emergency over a storm expected to make landfall with strong winds and heavy rain later in the day.

Environment Jul 23 2016

Hornets co-owner hits out at All Star Game move

Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates has blasted the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina due to its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Sports Jul 23 2016

Colorado town finds no marijuana chemical in water, cancels restrictions

A Colorado farming town on Saturday ended restrictions put on the local water supply this week after it warned residents to avoid drinking the town’s water because THC, the psychoactive agent in marijuana, was found in a feeder well.

Jul 23 2016

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