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At Dakota pipeline protest, activists gird for fight ahead


CANNON BALL, N.D. Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government's ruling against a controversial pipeline project but girded for a protracted struggle as president-elect Donald Trump's transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office. | Video

Death toll rises to 36 from warehouse fire in California: police

The death toll from a huge fire that tore through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party on Friday night has risen to 36, with 11 of the victims identified so far, police said on Monday. | Video

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New York City seeks up to $35 million for Trump-related security costs

NEW YORK New York City is asking the U.S. government for up to $35 million to cover security costs related to President-elect Donald Trump, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday.

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Jury seeks guidance in ex-South Carolina police officer's murder trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. Twelve jurors weighing whether a white former South Carolina police officer is guilty of murder for a black motorist's shooting death last year told a judge on Monday they were grappling with legal terms and remained undecided on a verdict.

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Washington pizzeria to stay open despite shooting over fake news

WASHINGTON A Washington pizzeria vowed on Monday to stay open despite a shooting incident sparked by a fake news report that it was fronting a child sex ring run by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Accused South Carolina church shooter defended by attorneys again

CHARLESTON, S.C. Accused white supremacist Dylann Roof got his attorneys back on Monday, after changing his mind about representing himself in the "guilt" phase of his federal trial for the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year.

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Georgia man to be sentenced in toddler's 'hot car' murder

ATLANTA A Georgia man convicted of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die inside a sweltering SUV on a hot summer day will find out if he will spend the rest of his life in prison when a judge sentences him on Monday.

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Venezuela's PDVSA seeks compensation in 'staggering' U.S. bribe case

A unit of Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] has asked a U.S. court to order two businessmen to compensate it for carrying out a "staggering" bribery scheme that cost the company $600 million in losses.

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Pentagon arms buyer 'hopeful' that Lockheed F-35 block buy will proceed

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer, said on Saturday he was hopeful that a proposed three-year block buy of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, expected to generate large savings, would go ahead."I can't say what's in the final budget, but I'm very hopeful that the block buy will proceed as planned, Kendall told Reuters at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California.

Dec 04 2016

U.S. motor travel increases by 2.9 percent in September: DOT

NEW YORK U.S. motorists logged 2.9 percent more miles in September versus last year, new federal data showed, continuing a record-setting pace amid low gasoline prices and lower unemployment.

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