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U.S. Catholic health group hit with complaint over sterilization ban


The largest Roman Catholic health organization in the United States was accused in a federal complaint on Tuesday of failing to provide appropriate care by refusing on religious grounds to allow a pregnant woman with a brain tumor to be sterilized.

American Paul Beatty's race satire wins Man Booker Prize

LONDON Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for "The Sellout", a biting satire on race relations in the United States.

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Inmates, officer injured during fights at jail in Chicago

Eight inmates and an officer were taken to hospital on Tuesday after they were injured during several fights at a jail in Chicago, fire and jail officials said.

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Potential juror bias weighed in conspiracy trial of Oregon militants

PORTLAND, Ore. The integrity of a federal court jury was called into question on Tuesday as the panel deliberated for a third day in the trial of seven people charged with conspiracy in the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon this year.

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Utah boy, 16, shot outside school, 14-year-old arrested: police

A 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded during an argument outside a middle school in Sandy, Utah, on Tuesday, and a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said.

Oct 25 2016

Judge orders criminal contempt trial for Arizona sheriff Arpaio

PHOENIX A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio to stand trial in December on a criminal contempt charge of violating the terms of a court ruling against the controversial sheriff in a 2007 racial profiling case.

Oct 25 2016

New Jersey boys survive 100-foot fall with suicidal father

NEW YORK Two young boys survived a 100-foot (30-meter) fall after their father leaped off a New Jersey bridge with them in his arms, police said on Tuesday. | Video

Oct 25 2016

Exclusive: Nevada gambling regulator probes Las Vegas Sands over front gamblers

WASHINGTON Nevada's state gambling regulator is investigating allegations that Las Vegas Sands Corp casinos allowed high-stakes Chinese players to bet millions of dollars in other people's names, according to people directly familiar with the investigation.

Oct 25 2016

Redstone sues ex-girlfriends, says had to borrow from National Amusements

Media mogul Sumner Redstone on Tuesday sued two ex-girlfriends for civil claims including elder abuse, alleging he was forced to borrow $100 million from the private company that holds his voting shares of CBS Corp and Viacom Inc to cover tax obligations on gifts he gave to the women.

Oct 25 2016

Most guns used in N.Y. crimes are from out of state: study

NEW YORK Six out of seven handguns connected to recent crimes in New York state were brought in from elsewhere, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday in a report on suspected gun trafficking along the U.S. East Coast.

Oct 25 2016

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