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  • Doctors amputate leg to free man hit by train in Philadelphia

    Doctors in Pennsylvania amputated the leg of a man pinned under a freight train early on Wednesday in an attempt to save his life, railroad officials said. The 46-year-old man, who has not been identified, was walking along the CSX Corporation railroad line in Northeast Philadelphia at about 2…

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  • Cincinnati campus police officer charged with murder of black man

    A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been charged with murder after a grand jury investigation, the Hamilton County prosecutor said on Wednesday. Prosecutor Joseph Deters, speaking bluntly at a news conference to announce the charges, called the July…

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  • Teen charged with murdering eight-year-old California girl

    A 15-year-old boy was charged as an adult on Wednesday with sexually assaulting and murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was discovered in a recycling bin at a residential complex in Santa Cruz, California, officials said. Adrian Jerry Gonzalez was charged with lying in wait before kidnapping…

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  • New Mexico dispatcher who hung up on caller resigns

    Matthew Sanchez resigned late on Tuesday without giving a reason, Melissa Romero, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Fire Department said in an email. Sanchez had earlier been removed from the dispatch center while fire officials investigated the June 26 emergency call about a 17-year-old boy who…

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  • Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare. In that…

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  • Retired professor charged with 1990 California abduction of daughter

    A retired college professor in Arizona has been charged with the 1990 abduction of her daughter from the San Francisco area, prosecutors said. Valerie Berry, 56, took the girl, who was a toddler at the time, from Santa Clara County to Phoenix in violation of a court order granting visitation…

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  • Ex-State Department counterterrorism official pleads guilty to voyeurism

    A former U.S. State Department counterterrorism official pleaded guilty on Wednesday to surreptitiously filming several women through the windows of their Washington homes, prosecutors said. Daniel Rosen, 45, of Washington, pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to six…

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  • Legionnaires' disease kills two, sickens 31 in New York City

    A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed two people and sickened 31 is under investigation in the South Bronx section of New York City, health officials said on Wednesday. The new wave of Legionnaires', a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria, has been recorded since July 10, the…

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  • Court upholds conviction of ex-FBI agent tied to gangster 'Whitey' Bulger

    A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reinstated the 2008 murder conviction of Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime FBI handler for providing information the gangster used to carry out a 1982 hit. The state's full Third District Court of Appeals reversed its own decision of a year ago,…

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  • Colorado movie gunman's father: FBI asked if son was 'terrorist'

    "They were interested in whether he had a history of violence, which he didn't, and they were interested, I thought, in whether he was a terrorist," Bob Holmes said. Bob Holmes testified for a second day during the penalty phase of the proceedings. The jury has already convicted his 27-year-old…

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  • Congressman Fattah of Philadelphia charged in racketeering conspiracy

    The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said it charged U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and four of his associates with participating in a racketeering conspiracy and other crimes. The department said Fattah, who represents Philadelphia in the House of Representatives,…

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  • Pelosi says charges against Rep. Fattah 'deeply saddening'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Justice Department charges against U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah were "deeply saddening." Pelosi said Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democrat, had stepped down from his leadership position on an…

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  • Oklahoma governor to move daughter’s mobile home from mansion grounds

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A mobile home belonging to the daughter of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will be removed from its parking spot on the grounds of the governor’s mansion after it was found to be in violation of zoning laws, the governor said on Wednesday. Christina…

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  • New York state man charged with supporting Islamic State

    U.S. authorities arrested a man in western New York and charged him with supporting Islamic State by traveling to Turkey to help the militant group, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Arafat Nagi, 42, of Lackawanna, New York, was charged with attempting to provide material support to a…

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  • Lawmakers want State briefing on trafficking report

    The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday for a briefing on the trafficking in persons report that was released on Monday. In their letter, Senator Bob Corker, the committee's Republican chairman, and Senator Ben…

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  • TSA chief vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

    By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said on Wednesday his top priority would be to close security gaps at airport checkpoints where an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed. Peter Neffenger, the agency's new…

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  • Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing in Alaska's Aleutians

    (Reuters) - A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles diverted to a U.S. military airport in Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Wednesday due to smoke in the aircraft, an airline spokeswoman said.

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  • Prosecutor to release video on University of Cincinnati police shooting

    The prosecutor is due to announce at noon local time on Wednesday the decision of a grand jury that was looking into whether to bring charges against Ray Tensing, the University of Cincinnati police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Samuel Dubose, 43. It was not immediately clear whether…

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  • Mass. man accused of plotting college bombing pleads not guilty

    The son of a Boston police captain arrested this month and accused of planning to bomb a college cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to criminal charges. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, did not speak during his federal court appearance other than to enter…

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  • Judge dismisses 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit versus Herbalife, CEO

    U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer in Los Angeles, who dismissed a version of the complaint in March, said on Tuesday the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System did not show the defendants defrauded shareholders by concealing the company's inability to track retail sales. The judge also…

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