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Firefighters battle major building fire in Oakland, California


Firefighting crews were battling a major four-alarm fire at a residential building in Oakland, California on Monday and "multiple" rescues had been made there, firefighters and local media reported.

United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

Two teenage girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travelers, a company spokesman said amid a furor on social media. | Video

Lack of security video footage hampers Ohio shooting probe

Ohio police have yet to make any arrests in a fatal shooting in a Cincinnati nightclub over the weekend, in part because there was no security video footage of the mayhem available to investigators, authorities said on Monday.

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Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported

CHICAGO An Amtrak train derailed outside Union Station in Chicago on Monday but there were no reported injuries, a spokesman for the company said.

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'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era

Since President Donald Trump's election, monthly lectures on social justice at the 600-seat Gothic chapel of New York's Union Theological Seminary have been filled to capacity with crowds three times what they usually draw. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 11:18am EDT

U.S. air travel at record high on U.S., foreign carriers in 2016

NEW YORK U.S. and foreign airlines in the United States carried a record number of passengers in 2016, according to the government office that tracks airline traffic, besting the previous all-time high by 3.5 percent.

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Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash

Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said. | Video

Tech 12:31pm EDT

U.S. top court considers changing where patent cases may be filed

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google.

Tech 1:04pm EDT

U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family

LONDON The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker. | Video

World 9:54am EDT

New York police officer who fatally shot Bronx teen resigns

NEW YORK A white New York City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his Bronx apartment in 2012 has resigned, ending years of legal action and investigations into the case, the police department said.

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