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St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

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ST. LOUIS St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year following nearly a week of protests touched off by the acquittal of a former police officer for the shooting death of a black man.

Oklahoma City police fatally shoot deaf man who did not respond to commands

A deaf man holding a metal pipe was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police who yelled for him to drop his weapon and get on the ground but did not know he could not hear, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Sep 20 2017

Washington state sues over $1/day wages paid to immigrant detainees

Washington State's Attorney General on Wednesday sued private prison company Geo Group Inc for violating the state's minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants a one dollar a day or less for work they do while in detention at one of the company’s federal facilities.

Sep 20 2017

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed near its east and north coasts on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to the entire island. | Video

Trump makes his debut at ceremonies for new U.S. citizens

For the first eight months of Donald Trump's presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies. | Video

Sep 20 2017

Girl in hospital after being struck by baseball at Yankee Stadium

(The Sports Xchange) - A young girl was transported to hospital after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees' home game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.

Sep 20 2017

Tax breaks cost New York $1.2 billion in financial year 2017, half went to film industry

NEW YORK New York state lost $1.2 billion of revenues from corporate tax breaks in fiscal 2017, with at least half of the total going to the film industry, a Washington watchdog group said on Wednesday.

Sep 20 2017

California sues Trump administration over border wall

SAN FRANCISCO California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president's key campaign promises.

Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.

Health Sep 20 2017

Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor

BOSTON A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Sep 20 2017

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