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U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest

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CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation.

At least nine dead in California warehouse fire

At least nine people were dead and 13 others missing after a fire broke out during a party in a warehouse in Oakland, California, local media reported on Saturday, quoting city fire officials.

10:34am EST

Exclusive: U.S. standards council to investigate New Oriental after Reuters report

MIAMI A U.S. standards-setting body said it would investigate New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc in the wake of a Reuters report that detailed allegations of academic fraud at the company.

Dec 02 2016

Man stabbed to death on California university campus

LOS ANGELES A man who may have been a faculty member at the University of Southern California was stabbed to death on the downtown Los Angeles campus on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. | Video

4:26am EST

FBI captures a Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive in Los Angeles

Federal authorities in Los Angeles took a man believed to be Marlon Jones, one of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted," into custody on Friday, the day after he was placed on the list for a fatal shooting at a birthday party in October, the agency said.

12:06am EST

Jury to continue deliberating in ex-South Carolina cop's murder trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. Jurors in South Carolina weighing homicide charges against a white former policeman who fatally shot a fleeing black motorist last year were to resume deliberations on Monday after earlier declaring they were deadlocked, with one panelist holding out against a conviction. | Video

6:34am EST

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering well after Antarctic evacuation

SYDNEY Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, posted photos on Saturday of his recovery in a New Zealand hospital after he was evacuated from the South Pole due to illness.

Science, People, Dec 02 2016

Airbnb, New York City settle rental law lawsuit

NEW YORK Airbnb Inc and New York City said on Friday they had resolved a lawsuit brought by the company challenging a law it argued could expose it to significant penalties for advertising short-term apartment rentals.

Tech Dec 02 2016

Wal-Mart to settle U.S. lawsuit over benefits for same-sex spouses

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday said it would pay $7.5 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit claiming it discriminated against gay employees nationwide by denying health benefits to their spouses.

Dec 02 2016

Supreme Court takes Christian-affiliated hospital pension case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals by Christian-affiliated hospital systems of lower court rulings that gave the green light to employee lawsuits accusing them of wrongly claiming a religious exemption from federal pension law.

Dec 02 2016

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