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Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

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LOS ANGELES - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife on Tuesday but the woman was released without charge after being detained, the county sheriff's department said.

U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama.

Politics, 30 Sep 2014

Two drivers hit 10-year-old girl in Seattle, speed away

SEATTLE - Seattle police said on Tuesday they were searching for two drivers who gravely injured a 10-year-old girl in back-to-back collisions and then "sped away" with her "still on the ground".

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Somali-American man faces sentencing in Oregon bomb plot

PORTLAND Ore. - A Somali-American man convicted of trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting celebration in Oregon four years ago will be sentenced on Wednesday with prosecutors urging that he be sent to federal prison for four decades.

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Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training

- The Pennsylvania State Police said a trooper was accidentally shot dead late on Tuesday during a training exercise at a facility outside Philadelphia.

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Brookfield wins auction for bankrupt Revel Casino: sources

- Brookfield Asset Management BAMa.TO BAM.N won the auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, said two sources familiar with the situation.

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Pepsi to launch naturally sweetened soda on Amazon, bypassing stores

NEW YORK - PepsiCo Inc for the first time is introducing a product exclusively through Amazon.com Inc as the snack and soft drink maker aims to expand its footprint in e-commerce.

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Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in Mississippi

- Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state's 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

Idaho polygamous sect member gets 90 days on child injury charges

SALMON Idaho - A member of a breakaway Mormon polygamous group on Tuesday was sentenced by a judge to 90 days in jail on child injury charges for the mistreatment of teenage boys placed in his Idaho home as discipline by the sect, a prosecutor said.

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