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California wildfire evacuees allowed home as crews search for bodies

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in Northern California where the state's deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

NEW YORK National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI

WASHINGTON Sixty-six police officers were killed on the job by felons in 2016, up about 61 percent from 41 deaths a year ago, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday.

Oct 16 2017

Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

Oct 16 2017

Search suspended for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

HOUSTON The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday. | Video

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NFL to tackle protests as Trump decries 'disrespectful' players

The National Football League will tackle criticism from President Donald Trump over players who protest racial discrimination by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem when league officials gather with team owners in New York for their autumn meeting this week.

Sports Oct 16 2017

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

FORT BRAGG, N.C. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life. | Video

World, Afghanistan Oct 16 2017

Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

Oct 16 2017

Trial of Islamic State beheading plot in Massachusetts nears end

BOSTON The case of a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say plotted to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State nears a close on Tuesday as lawyers make closing arguments.

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Woman accusing Trump of misconduct subpoenas presidential campaign

WASHINGTON A woman who has said that U.S. President Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoena filed in New York State Supreme Court.

Politics, Election 2016, Oct 16 2017

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