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Top U.S. general says no changes yet to transgender policy


WASHINGTON The United States' top general told the military on Thursday there had been no change yet to Pentagon policy on transgender personnel, after President Donald Trump's announcement of his plans to ban them appeared to catch senior officers by surprise.

U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue.

Politics, Election 2016, 10:57am EDT

New York Governor Cuomo calls on private sector to help fix subways

NEW YORK New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called on the private sector to help improve New York City's aging subway system, saying business and civic organizations could each contribute $250,000 to join a "partnership council" and clean up dirty, decrepit areas.

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California deputy attorney general charged with child porn

A California deputy attorney general has been charged with possessing child pornography at his San Diego County home following a months-long investigation, according to court records and local media.

Politics, Election 2016, 10:26am EDT

U.S. regulators approve fix for 326,000 VW diesels

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Thursday approved a fix for 326,000 Volkswagen AG diesel cars, the agencies and the automaker said Thursday.

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Las Vegas gambler Walters gets five years prison for insider trading

NEW YORK Famed Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison, following his April conviction in one of the highest profile U.S. insider trading trials in years.

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One dead, seven hurt after thrown from ride at Ohio fair

One person was killed and seven injured, three critically, at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday when they were flung into the air after their seats snapped off a ride that hoists and spins people, police officials said. | Video

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House panel approves legislation to speed deployment of self-driving cars

WASHINGTON An influential U.S. House committee on Thursday approved a revised bipartisan bill on a 54-0 vote that would speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles.

Tech, Politics, Election 2016, 12:31pm EDT

Inmate captured at New York City's Rikers Island after brief escape

An inmate at Rikers Island in New York was captured on Thursday hours after he escaped and the jail was put on lockdown as officers hunted for him, the city's department of corrections said.

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Texas set to execute man convicted of stabbing woman to death

AUSTIN, Texas Texas is set to execute on Thursday a man convicted of murdering a woman by stabbing her repeatedly after breaking into her San Antonio home in 2004.

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