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  • U.S. Army base in Texas on lockdown after suspicious vehicle found

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A lockdown was ordered at a U.S. Army base in San Antonio on Sunday night in what a military spokesman described as a "high-security incident" while adding there was no threat. One person was under arrest at Fort Sam Houston and a suspicious vehicle was found…

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  • Crews search for residents in Chicago apartment collapse

    (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue crews pulled two residents from the rubble of a collapsed Chicago apartment building on Sunday night and were searching for more people, fire officials said. The two people rescued were taken to a hospital in unknown condition, while about 100 fire personnel searched…

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  • Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

    By Mark Blinch BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow. Creeks appeared to be flowing smoothly and no flooding had been…

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  • Florida gunman aimed to kill as many officers as he could, police say

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida gunman who gunned down a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another this weekend before being killed in a wild exchange of fire with police wanted to take down as many law-enforcement officers as possible, authorities said on Sunday.    The…

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  • Cleveland boy with pellet gun dies after police shoot him

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy who was shot by police after he brandished a pellet gun at a Cleveland recreation center died on Sunday from his injuries, officials said. The boy was identified as Tamir E. Rice, 12, of Cleveland by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Rice…

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  • Man hunting geese in New Jersey accidentally kills himself: police

    (Reuters) - A man hunting geese with his father in New Jersey shot and killed himself in what police said Sunday appeared to be an accident. Police in West Windsor Township, about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia, said the 45-year-old victim and his father were properly licensed to hunt the…

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  • More than 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago: reports

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - As many as 32 horses died in a fire at a stable and boarding facility in a town outside Chicago, local media reported on Sunday. Five horses survived the fire at the Valley View Acres stable in Woodstock, about 45 miles northwest of Chicago, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Chief Paul…

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  • New York City baby shot as father cleaned illegal weapon, police say

    By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A nine-month-old baby was shot and severely wounded on Sunday by her father, who told New York City police his gun accidentally discharged while he was cleaning it. Police in Brooklyn responded to a 911 call on Saturday afternoon and found the baby girl with a…

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  • New York lawmakers meet to address police shooting of unarmed man

    By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - New York City elected officials were meeting on Sunday to discuss community concerns following the shooting death of an unarmed man in Brooklyn by a police officer who said his weapon discharged accidentally, officials said. A spokeswoman for Brooklyn District…

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  • Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury's decision

    By Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury would return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to…

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  • Small quake shakes Dallas area, stirring fracking critics

    By Jim Forsyth (Reuters) - A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas on Saturday night, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area's oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity. The magnitude 3.3 earthquake…

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  • New Jersey mother dies days after shooting her children, police say

    (Reuters) - A New Jersey mother who shot and killed two of her children and critically wounded a third before turning the gun on herself died on Sunday, three days after the shootings, state police said. Jeaninne LePage, 44, had been hospitalized in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital…

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  • Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering effects of the chemicals.…

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  • Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state: police

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud…

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  • Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

    By Aaron Ingrao BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than…

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  • Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting

    By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - An uneasy quiet settled over Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday evening after another day without a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen. With the St. Louis suburb and the rest…

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  • Florida State players, fans show support for shooting victims

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University football players wore commemorative stickers on their helmets for their home game against Boston College on Saturday, a show of support for three people injured on campus this week by a gunman who was later killed by police.…

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  • Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos': report

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne,…

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  • Florida sheriff's deputy killed in 'ambush attack' during house fire

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was killed and a fellow officer was wounded Saturday in an ambush while responding to a house fire in Tallahassee, law enforcement officials said.    The gunman was killed a short time later in a shootout with Tallahassee…

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  • University of Virginia suspends fraternal organizations in assaults probe

    (Reuters) - The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday. All fraternal organizations and associated social activities will shut down…

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