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New York state ban on flavored e-cigarettes given final approval

Sep 17 2019

New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a nationwide spate of lung illnesses.

Pittsburgh pitcher Vázquez arrested on charges of soliciting teen for sex

Sep 17 2019

Felipe Vázquez, a star relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was arrested in Pennsylvania on Tuesday on charges of soliciting an underage girl for sex and sending her an obscene video, authorities said.

Texas gunman who killed seven had previously failed background check for firearm

Sep 02 2019

The gunman who killed seven people and wounded 23 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas obtained an assault-style rifle despite failing a background check, state and law enforcement officials said on Monday. | Video

Convicted RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan stabbed in California prison: reports

Aug 31 2019

LOS ANGELES Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian refugee found guilty of shooting U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy to death in 1968, was wounded in a stabbing at a California prison on Friday, according to media reports.

Alabama governor apologizes over blackface episode from student days

Aug 30 2019

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey acknowledged on Thursday she wore blackface during a college skit in the 1960s and she apologized for the episode, becoming the latest U.S. politician to be embarrassed by a racially-charged incident from decades ago. | Video

Trump administration tightens citizenship rules for children of U.S. military abroad

Aug 28 2019

Some children born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad as government employees or members of the U.S. military will no longer qualify for automatic American citizenship under a policy change unveiled on Wednesday by the Trump administration.

Couple wanted for murder in Arizona escape from guards during transport

Aug 27 2019

A couple wanted for murder in Arizona escaped from custody when they overpowered guards who were transporting them through Utah, officials said on Tuesday, adding that the man and woman are considered armed and dangerous.

U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

Aug 26 2019

U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a Pennsylvania man accused of bursting into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a semi-automatic rifle and shooting 11 people to death, according to court papers filed on Monday.

Former police officer charged with murder for botched Houston raid

Aug 23 2019

Prosecutors charged a former Houston police officer on Friday with two counts of murder and another ex-officer with evidence tampering, in connection with a deadly drug raid that was based on bogus information, officials said.

California man with firearms cache pleads not guilty to threatening a workplace shooting

Aug 22 2019

LOS ANGELES A Southern California man with a cache of firearms pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of threatening to shoot up a hotel, in a case that police described as an averted attack that followed three mass shootings over the past month.

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