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Ferguson city council want changes to police reform plan


FERGUSON, Mo. The Ferguson, Missouri city council voted on Tuesday to approve an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city's police department after the 2014 shooting of a black teenager, but with changes that must still get federal approval.

Supreme Court blocks Obama carbon emissions plan

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change.

U.S. intelligence chief warns of 'homegrown' security threat

WASHINGTON Attacks by "homegrown" Islamist extremists are among the most imminent security threats facing the United States in 2016, along with dangers posed overseas by Islamic State and cyber security concerns, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday.

Tech, Cybersecurity 09 Feb 2016

Baby dies in Los Angeles after being shot in the face

LOS ANGELES A 3-month-old baby was shot in the face and died on Tuesday when gunfire erupted on a Los Angeles street, law enforcement officials said.

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U.S. to study Zika link to Guillain-Barre in Puerto Rico

CHICAGO Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are heading to Puerto Rico this week to study whether the mosquito-borne Zika virus will cause an increase in cases of a rare neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome as the outbreak intensifies in this U.S. territory.

Health 09 Feb 2016

Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album

NEW YORK Martin Shkreli faces a new legal headache, a lawsuit claiming that his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album contains illustrations ripped off from a New York artist, who now wants the former drug executive to pay for them.

Entertainment, Music 09 Feb 2016

FBI director says investigators unable to unlock San Bernardino shooter's phone content

WASHINGTON FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday that federal investigators have still been unable to access the contents of a cellphone belonging to one of the killers in the Dec. 2 shootings in San Bernardino, California, due to encryption technology.

09 Feb 2016

Hearing on 'Serial' murder case wraps up in Baltimore

BALTIMORE A Maryland hearing on whether to grant a retrial to a man whose murder conviction was made famous by the podcast "Serial" wrapped up on Tuesday, with a prosecutor saying the judge in the case should not be swayed by intense publicity.

09 Feb 2016

Michigan governor says to request another $195 million for Flint water

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday will ask the state legislature for another $195 million to restore safe drinking water in Flint and help residents affected by lead-contaminated water, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

09 Feb 2016

Texas abortion providers launch campaign to keep clinics open

SAN ANTONIO As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of strict Texas abortion restrictions, women's healthcare providers have launched a campaign across the state trying to win support to keep their clinics open.

09 Feb 2016

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