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  • New York police unions lose bid to challenge stop-and-frisk settlement

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's police unions cannot challenge a sweeping settlement over the city's controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday, clearing the way for reforms to take effect. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in New York denied the…

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  • Oregon woman bought sleeping pills before going missing

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A missing Oregon stay-at-home mother of two young children bought sleeping pills and snacks on an errand run in her small community before she disappeared, but she did not buy enough pills to harm herself, police in Oregon said on Wednesday. The…

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  • Police assist 'Woman in Black' after crowd surrounds her in Virginia

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman dressed in all black who has been spotted strolling along highways in the U.S. Southeast and Midwest needed police assistance after she was surrounded by a group of about 50 curious people in Virginia, authorities said on Wednesday. Police in Winchester,…

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  • Florida mother arrested for letting 7-year-old son walk alone to park

    (Reuters) - A Florida mother faces charges of child neglect for allowing her 7-year-old son to walk alone to a neighborhood park to play, authorities said on Wednesday. Police arrested Nicole Gainey, 34, on Saturday after finding the child unsupervised in a park about half a mile from their home…

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  • New York Met Opera proposes federal mediators in bitter labor dispute

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera has proposed bringing in a federal mediator to resolve its most bitter labor dispute with its musicians and other unionized employees in decades, the company said on Wednesday. The suggestion comes a day before current contracts…

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  • U.S. CFPB director says training managers to create fairer workplace

    The head of the U.S. consumer watchdog told lawmakers on Wednesday that new managers at the agency initially did not get enough training about creating a fair workplace for women and minority employees, an "oversight" he said the bureau is now addressing. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection…

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  • Crews clean up, repair flood damage from L.A. water main break

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Utility crews working around the clock on Wednesday labored to clean up and repair damage from a major water main break that spouted a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) geyser and flooded part of the University of California campus in drought-stricken Los…

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  • Publisher to remove book passage that sparked Jesse Ventura lawsuit

    The publisher of a book at the center of a successful defamation case brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura against the estate of a former Navy SEAL said on Wednesday it would delete the passage about a bar fight that sparked the suit. HarperCollins, a subsidiary of News Corp, said…

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  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

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  • Detroit, Syncora fight over casino money in appeals court-report

    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court panel heard arguments on Wednesday between Detroit and one of its last hold-out creditors over casino tax revenue, with one of the judges promising a careful consideration of the case, the Detroit News reported. The appeal by Syncora Guarantee Inc of a July 11…

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  • U.S. Peace Corps says two volunteers exposed to Ebola, isolated

    Two U.S. Peace Corps volunteers have been isolated and under observation after being exposed to a person who later died of the deadly Ebola virus, a Peace Corps spokeswoman said on Wednesday. "Two Peace Corps volunteers have had contact with an individual who later died of the Ebola virus," the…

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  • Bankrupt San Bernardino looks at marijuana sales to raise funds

    By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The city attorney of bankrupt San Bernardino, California, has a novel idea for raising new revenue - open medical marijuana dispensaries to sell pot. As San Bernardino struggles to deliver a bankruptcy exit plan two years after it filed for Chapter 9…

  • Killer of actor Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole in Colorado

    A man convicted of murdering the sister of actor Kelsey Grammer in Colorado 34 years ago was denied parole on Wednesday, a day after Grammer testified against his release, authorities said. Freddie Glenn, who was convicted with two accomplices in the murder of 18-year-old Karen Elisa Grammer, was…

  • Prosecution rests in fatal Michigan porch shooting case

    Theodore Wafer, 55, has been charged with second degree murder for firing a fatal shotgun blast at Renisha McBride, 19, at his Dearborn Heights home after she knocked on the door seeking help one morning last November. Wafer told police after the shooting that he believed McBride was breaking into…

  • U.S. working on plan for future F-35 incidents: Air Force

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Military officials hope to prevent the kind of confusion that followed a recent engine failure that grounded Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets for more than three weeks, the U.S. Air Force's top officer said on Wednesday. Chief of Staff General Mark…

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  • Accused carjacker in Colorado faces 46 charges

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - An accused carjacker whose alleged two-hour crime spree in Colorado was caught on camera last week was charged on Wednesday with 46 offenses, including aggravated robbery, menacing with a deadly weapon, and first-degree assault, authorities said. Police said…

  • Redskins hire PR firm Burson-Marsteller amid fight over name

    The National Football League's Washington Redskins have hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. "We have been retained by the Washington Redskins and the player alumni association to provide…

  • Lawyer-turned-witness ordered to prison for U.S. tax fraud

    By Nate Raymond and David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former partner at defunct law firm Jenkens & Gilchrist, whom prosecutors have called the most important cooperating witness in the largest criminal tax fraud case in U.S. history, was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison. At a…

  • Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women. I have…

  • Minnesota ex-Governor Ventura awarded $1.8 million in defamation suit

    By Art Hughes ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded more than $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday after a federal jury found he had been defamed in a book by an ex-Navy SEAL who claimed the two were in a bar fight. In an 8-2 decision, the jury awarded…

  • Mother of slain Mexican teen sues U.S. Border Patrol agents

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawyers for the mother of a Mexican teenager fatally shot by U.S. border police filed a U.S. federal civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday, calling the killing "brazen and lawless" and the latest example of agents using excessive force. The lawsuit says unnamed…

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