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U.S. charges 61 over India-based impersonation scam


WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department charged 61 people and entities on Thursday with taking part in a scam involving India-based call centers where agents impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration and other federal officials and demanded payments for nonexistent debts.

Man arrested for defacing Trump's Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES A man was arrested on Thursday for defacing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's star a day earlier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles with a sledgehammer and a pickax, police said.

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Judge approves $265 million settlement in 2015 Amtrak derailment

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday approved a $265 million settlement over an Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia in 2015 that killed eight people and injured about 200 others, court records showed.

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New Jersey 'Bridgegate' judge delays closing arguments

NEWARK, N.J. Closing arguments in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" trial were unexpectedly postponed by a day on Thursday because of an unspecified "legal issue" that must be resolved, the trial judge said.

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Ford idling Focus plant in Michigan extra two weeks on light demand

DETROIT Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will idle the Wayne, Michigan factory an extra two weeks by the end of the year. The plant makes the light-selling Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars to adjust supply with demand.

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Exclusive: Casino mogul Adelson says no certainty over Las Vegas stadium for NFL's Raiders

TEL AVIV Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he is prepared to walk away from a deal to build a stadium that would help relocate the National Football League's Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas if terms offered by the team do not improve.

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Juror in Oregon militia conspiracy trial dismissed over bias

PORTLAND, Ore. A federal judge in the conspiracy trial of seven people who took part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife center in Oregon dismissed a juror over questions of bias on Wednesday, then ordered jury deliberations to begin anew with a replacement.

Oct 26 2016

Pro-immigrant protesters snarl New York City morning commute

Pro-immigrant protesters chained themselves together and blocked lanes on the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and New York City on Wednesday, briefly halting traffic during the morning rush on the busiest U.S. bridge.

Oct 26 2016

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized on video

LOS ANGELES Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced by a vandal wielding a sledgehammer and a pick-axe on Wednesday in an act captured on video, police said. | Video

Former Detroit City Council president pleads guilty to sex crimes

A former Detroit City Council president pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges stemming from a sexual relationship with a teenage boy, according to his lawyer, capping the three-year political downfall of the once-powerful local politician.

Oct 26 2016

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