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U.S. leaders seek unity at vigil for slain Louisiana officers


BATON ROUGE, La. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch called for unity to honor three slain Louisiana police officers, speaking at a memorial service on Thursday in Baton Rouge where they were gunned down this month by a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. | Video

California wildfire wreaks havoc near Big Sur coast

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. Firefighters scrambled on Thursday to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of the summer travel season.

Environment Jul 28 2016

Chelsea Manning faces discipline for prison suicide attempt: lawyers

U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, now stands accused of misconduct stemming from her suicide attempt earlier this month and could land in solitary confinement indefinitely, her lawyers said on Thursday.

WikiLeaks Jul 28 2016

Michigan prosecutor to bring new criminal charges in Flint water scandal

DETROIT The Michigan Attorney General's Office said on Thursday it will bring a second round of criminal charges related to the investigation into dangerous lead levels in the city of Flint's drinking water.

Jul 28 2016

FDA takes steps to protect blood supply in Florida amid Zika probe

CHICAGO The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered blood banks in Florida's two most densely populated counties to stop collecting blood as health officials determine whether Zika has begun transmission in the continental United States.

Health Jul 28 2016

Dispatch from inside the conventions

Delegates at both the Republican and the Democratic conventions sported outrageous outfits - but the views from their respective gatherings were a study in contrast.

Election 2016, Politics, Jul 28 2016

Reagan's would-be assassin now Virginia suburb's infamous new resident

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Joe Mann has lived in the exclusive Kingsmill gated community in Williamsburg, Virginia, for more than 30 years and he's not shy about voicing his opinion when it comes to his newest neighbor: would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley.

Jul 28 2016

New York pharmacy owner, husband plead guilty to large opioid pill scheme

NEW YORK The owner of two New York City pharmacies and her husband pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges arising out of their roles in what authorities have called one of the largest opioid painkiller diversion schemes ever uncovered in the city.

Health, Jul 28 2016

SEC freezes assets of Utah-based Ponzi scheme operator

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it had frozen the assets of the operator of a Utah-based Ponzi scheme that raised more than $207 million from investors worldwide, mainly in the United States, India and Russia.

Jul 28 2016

Charges dropped in 2001 death of Washington intern Chandra Levy

WASHINGTON A judge on Thursday dismissed charges against a man convicted of murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001, in a sensational case that riveted the U.S. capital and contributed to the downfall of a congressman.

Jul 28 2016

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