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Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83


Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.

Pennsylvania police in manhunt for suspect in killing of officer

Authorities were searching on Sunday for a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania police officer during a traffic stop, and raised the reward to $43,500 while asking for tips in the case.

Nov 19 2017

Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill: aide

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Nov 19 2017

Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

DHAKA Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.

Nov 19 2017

New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman. | Video

Natural Disasters Nov 19 2017

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday upbraided the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, tweeting he "should have left them in jail!"

Sports, Nov 19 2017

Former New York state official sued over alleged sex harassment

A former New York state employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed by a onetime political appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo, part of a wave of such accusations leveled in recent weeks against public figures.

Nov 19 2017

Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media.

Environment, Nov 17 2017

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

Nov 17 2017

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

Nov 17 2017

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