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Police say man killed near San Diego was pointing vaping device

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An unarmed black man was pointing a silver vape smoking device at police when officers shot and killed him in southern California, authorities said, triggering two nights of protests.

Train derails, crashes through New Jersey's Hoboken station: reports

NEW YORK A New Jersey Transit train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday and there were reports of injuries, according to U.S. media reports and photos on social media.

9:38am EDT

Investigators search for clues in South Carolina school shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. Investigators were searching on Thursday for the motive behind a shooting spree by a South Carolina teenager who killed his father and wounded two school students and a teacher before being pinned down by a volunteer fireman.

3:49am EDT

Protests grow tense after police slaying of black man in California

EL CAJON, Calif. A second night of mostly peaceful protests over the fatal police shooting in Southern California of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill climaxed on Wednesday as protesters confronted officers in riot gear who retreated as tensions rose. | Video

7:34am EDT

California shooting shows police ill-equipped to handle mentally ill

The fatal shooting by police of a mentally unstable California man and the anguished response of his sister who had called 911 seeking help highlight the risks of a U.S. system that often relies on law enforcement to respond to mental health crises.

9:23am EDT

Ex-Fox anchor's doctor backs sexual harassment claims against Ailes

An ex-Fox News anchor told her therapist that former network chairman Roger Ailes sexually harassed her, two years before she went public with the allegations that the company said she made up, a document filed in court on Wednesday said.

Sep 28 2016

Congress passes funding bill averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress approved a stop-gap funding bill on Wednesday that averts a looming federal government shutdown and provides urgently needed money to help battle an outbreak of the Zika virus.

Election 2016, Politics, Sep 28 2016

Man shot dead by Philadelphia police after stabbing two children

A man was shot and killed by police in Philadelphia on Wednesday after he stabbed two children, including his son, and assaulted his teenage daughter and two other women, police said.

3:29am EDT

California, eyeing Cosby, ends statute of limitations for rape

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill to end the statute of limitations for rape, a measure inspired by accusations against comedian Bill Cosby, some of which surfaced decades after alleged crimes occurred.

Election 2016, Politics, Sep 28 2016

Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard: police

CHARLESTON, S.C. A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school playground where he wounded two children and a teacher with a handgun before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday. | Video

Sep 28 2016

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