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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

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A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

Politics, Election 2016, Sports, Oct 20 2017

Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

NEW YORK There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the hurricane.

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Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

NEW YORK Jurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkreli's "right hand man," or a victim of his deceit?

Oct 20 2017

U.S. judge wrestles with issue of Indonesian immigrants

BOSTON A U.S. judge wrestled on Friday with how much longer she can delay a Trump administration move to deport 47 Indonesian Christians who fled deadly violence in that country two decades ago and have been living illegally in New Hampshire under an informal deal with immigration officials.

Oct 20 2017

Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier's customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday.

Tech, Oct 20 2017

Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors

BOSTON A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer.

Health Oct 20 2017

One dead, another missing after oil barge fire off Texas

At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

Oct 20 2017

U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion

WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days.

Oct 20 2017

Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

NEW YORK A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.

Tech, Cybersecurity Oct 20 2017

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