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  • Chicago sues city's former red light camera company: newspaper

    Chicago has sued the company that formerly ran its red light traffic camera program for more than $300 million, alleging that the program was built on a bribery scheme, the Chicago Tribune newspaper reported on Monday. The former chief executive of the Australian camera firm Redflex Traffic…

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  • Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk request on gay marriage licenses

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a Kentucky county clerk's request for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to do so. It was unclear whether Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis would…

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  • Suspect in Houston-area shooting of deputy appears in court

    Shannon Miles, 30, did not enter a plea at a court appearance on charges he fatally shot Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening as the deputy fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station. "Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable - an affront to civilized society," President…

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  • Appeals court looks reluctant to overturn California death penalty

    A federal appeals panel showed little appetite on Monday for upholding a lower-court ruling that could potentially overturn California's death penalty, saying a defense attorney's argument had already been dismissed by a state court. During oral arguments, a lawyer for Ernest Jones, who was…

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  • Former Subway pitchman sues former foundation head: newspaper

    (Reuters) - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who has been accused of child pornography, has sued the former head of his foundation for not repaying a loan used to buy a home where authorities say pornographic images of children were secretly recorded, the Indianapolis Star newspaper reported on…

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  • Wildfire forces evacuation of boaters from Idaho's Salmon River

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Rescue teams scrambled for a fourth day to evacuate dozens of rafters and campers from a popular stretch of Idaho's Lower Salmon River threatened by a massive wildfire on Monday, even as a cooling trend helped crews battling flames in the Pacific…

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  • White supremacist aiming to kill Jews convicted in three Kansas murders

    A man who admitted in court to wanting to kill Jews was found guilty on Monday of murdering three people, including a teenage boy, outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year. A seven-man, five-woman jury took less than two hours to convict Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, on the three murders as well…

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  • Son of Oklahoma labor commissioner charged with murdering father

    The son of Oklahoma's state labor commissioner was charged on Monday with first-degree murder for the stabbing death of his father. Christian Erin Costello, 26, of Oklahoma City is accused of stabbing his father, Mark Costello, multiple times with a knife at a northwest Oklahoma City fast food…

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  • Suspect shot after 10 hour standoff with police in Texas

    Adam Vielta, 25, a San Antonio-area resident, was flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries, the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The sheriff's office said Vielta had fled from police after a routine traffic stop near Laredo, Texas, early on Monday and…

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  • Thousands still without power after deadly Washington state storm

    Thousands of Washington state residents remained without power on Monday after a storm packing wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour (100 kph) roared through the broader Seattle area on Saturday, killing two people, authorities said. Some 23,500 customers were without power in an area north of…

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  • Los Angeles police hand out body cameras to first patrol division

    The Los Angeles Police Department handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building trust in law enforcement. The move by the LAPD,…

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  • Trial begins for 13-year-old Michigan boy charged in fatal stabbing

    The trial for a 13-year-old Michigan boy charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a playground last August began on Monday. The boy, who was 12 at the time of the incident, was ruled competent to stand trial this summer in the death of Michael Verkerke at a mobile home park in the City of…

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  • Washington mayor backs police chief after union's no-confidence vote

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser vowed support for the U.S. capital's police chief on Monday after a police union voted that it had no confidence in her amid a sharp upturn in killings. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Bowser have come under increasing public…

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  • Man sentenced to 20 years in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport

    A man who plotted a suicide car bomb attack at a Wichita, Kansas, airport in 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday. Terry Loewen, 60, had access to secure airport areas because of his work as an avionic technician, according to federal officials, who dubbed the bomb plot an…

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  • Ex-student sues Colgate University over expulsion in sex misconduct case

    A former student who says he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct sued New York's Colgate University on Monday for expelling him after investigating complaints by three female students. The man, an anonymous 22-year-old from Florida, was accused of non-consensual digital penetration,…

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  • Arizona woman held on $2 million bail for drowning twin sons

    An Arizona mother who police say admitted to drowning her twin sons in a bathtub because "nobody loved them" and attempted to do the same to another child was ordered held on $2 million bond on Monday by a commissioner.     Mireya Alejandra Lopez, 22, made her first appearance in Maricopa County…

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  • Supreme Court says former Virginia governor McDonnell can stay out of prison pending appeal

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions. In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until…

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  • Nearly 5 percent of University of Kentucky students sexually assaulted: survey

    By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Nearly 5 percent of students at the University of Kentucky say they were sexually assaulted in the past year, but most of the cases went unreported, according to a survey conducted by the college. The White House has declared sex crimes an…

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  • Houston-area deputy shooting suspect appears in court

    Shannon Miles did not enter a plea at the court proceeding, where Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson detailed the case against him. Miles, who is being held without bond, is accused of fatally shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as…

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  • 'Deflategate' judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

    The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days. Following a final round of…

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