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NFL star Hernandez's family sues league over 'severe' CTE


BOSTON Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in prison in April, had a "severe case" of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a lawyer said on Thursday as he sued the team and NFL on behalf of the athlete's young daughter.

U.S. judge aims to quickly decide lawsuits over DACA

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge on Thursday said he wanted to decide quickly lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's decision to end a program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:40pm EDT

U.S. attorney general ties gang violence to immigration

BOSTON Protesters gathered outside a federal court in Boston on Thursday where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to address law enforcement about what he called the need to tackle transnational gang violence and to secure the Mexican border.

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Illinois high court upholds former cop Peterson's murder conviction

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson for murdering his third wife.

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Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home rises to 10

A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday.

Natural Disasters 3:59pm EDT

Navajo tribe says ready to sue Trump over changes to Utah monument

WASHINGTON The Navajo Nation will sue the Trump administration if it tries to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, its top lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, ahead of the release of a broad government review of such sites across the country.

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U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder

WASHINGTON The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

Health 4:16pm EDT

Puerto Rico, St. Croix devastated by powerful Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildings and knocking out power across the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and St. Croix. | Video

London's National Gallery prevails in 'stolen' Matisse lawsuit: New York judge

NEW YORK The National Gallery in London on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit in which three grandchildren of a muse of the artist Henri Matisse sought to recover a painting they said was stolen shortly after World War Two.

Arts, 5:49pm EDT

Maryland proposes $9 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion

WASHINGTON Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed on Thursday an ambitious $9 billion public-private partnership to add new traffic lanes around the traffic-clogged U.S. capital region and assume control of a highway operated by the federal government.

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