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Charlotte protesters demand mayor's resignation over black man's slaying


CHARLOTTE, N.C. Dozens of protesters took their fight for racial equality in policing to the heart of Charlotte's power structure on Monday, demanding the resignations of the mayor, police chief, and lawmakers in the wake of the police slaying of a black man.

Families of black men killed by Ohio police want independent probes

The families of two African-American males fatally shot by Columbus, Ohio, police will speak publicly on Tuesday in their push for independent investigations into the deaths.

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Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact: source

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday. | Video

Sep 26 2016

Houston lawyer shoots nine, is killed by police

HOUSTON A Houston lawyer whose business was struggling opened fire on morning commuters on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being shot dead by police, authorities said. | Video

Sep 26 2016

Obama power plant rules face key test in U.S. court

WASHINGTON The centerpiece of President Barack Obama's climate change strategy, federal rules curbing greenhouse gas emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, faces a key test on Tuesday when opponents try to convince a U.S. appeals court to throw out the regulations.

Caesars strikes deal to end main unit's bankruptcy

CHICAGO Caesars Entertainment Corp has struck a deal with most of its operating unit's creditors, resolving billions of dollars in legal claims and paving the subsidiary's way out of a costly bankruptcy, the casino company said on Tuesday.

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U.S. established working group to stop Middle Eastern migrant smugglers

WASHINGTON U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday that his agency established a working group in recent months to crack down on smuggling groups bringing Middle Eastern migrants across the southern U.S. border.

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Kirby Inland Marine to pay $4.9 million penalty over oil spill

WASHINGTON Kirby Inland Marine LP has agreed to pay $4.9 million in civil penalties to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel in March 2014, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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U.S. appeals court blocks Pennsylvania hospital merger

A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the proposed merger of the two largest hospital systems in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area.

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Explosion kills firefighter, injures 10 at Bronx, N.Y. home

NEW YORK One firefighter was killed and 10 people were injured after an explosion ripped through a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday, the fire department said. | Video

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