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Death of man under vehicle believed due to California quake -officials

Jul 10 2019

A Nevada man found dead and pinned underneath his Jeep is believed to have been a victim of one of the recent earthquakes in southern California that ranked among the most severe in two decades, sheriff's officials said on Wednesday.

Three stabbed in fight at July Fourth celebration in Chicago

Jul 05 2019

Three people were stabbed and seriously injured during a fight at an Independence Day fireworks show in Chicago and more than a dozen were injured as many of the crowd fled, police and media reports said on Friday. | Video

Phoenix residents boo police, demand reforms after child shoplifter incident

Jun 19 2019

Phoenix police and city officials were met with shouts and boos at a community meeting on Tuesday over a viral cellphone video showing an officer pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old girl accused of shoplifting a doll.

North Miami cop acquitted of felonies in shooting at autistic man, media say

Jun 18 2019

A Florida jury on Monday night acquitted a North Miami police officer of two felony charges of attempted manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed caretaker for an autistic man who was holding a toy truck, media reports said.

California racing course announces safety measures after horse deaths

Jun 13 2019

The owners of the famed Santa Anita Park racing track said they had taken measures to improve horse safety following the death of two more animals last weekend that prompted California Gov. Gavin Newsom to call for a halt to racing.

Near-record 'dead zone' forecast off U.S. Gulf coast, threatening fish

Jun 11 2019

A near record-sized "dead zone" of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers said.

Veteran auto journalist missing since California test drive

Jun 11 2019

A well-known U.S. automobile journalist has not been seen for almost a week since taking a motorcycle for a test-drive in mountainous northern California, police and industry media said.

Let the most popular win: Oregon backs change in presidential voting

Jun 06 2019

Lawmakers in Oregon passed legislation on Wednesday to award its seven Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide, rather than the candidate who gets the most votes in the state.

Six undocumented migrants die after Texas police chase

Jun 06 2019

Six undocumented migrants were killed when their car crashed into an irrigation ditch after a police chase in rural South Texas, police said.

Leader of Mexico-based church accused of rape, child porn

Jun 05 2019

The head of a Mexican-based church estimated to have more than 1 million followers worldwide has been arrested in California and charged with crimes including human trafficking, child pornography production and rape of a minor.

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