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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.

Fast-spreading wildfire north of Los Angeles prompts evacuations

Firefighters struggled on Sunday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that killed at least one person, destroyed 18 homes, closed a highway and forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles. | Video

Environment Jul 24 2016

Four dead as van collides with bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff in Arizona

Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.

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California police officer shot at after traffic collision

A Northern California police officer was shot at while sitting inside a patrol car after a traffic accident, police said on Sunday.

Jul 24 2016

Iran says detains Iranian-American dual national

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Iran confirmed on Sunday the detention of an Iranian-American visiting the country, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals in the past year.

Jul 24 2016

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.

Jul 24 2016

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 Jul 24 2016

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

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