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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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  • Western New York man charged for 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 of Lackawanna, New York, was charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist…

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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 made an emergency landing at a U.S. Air Force station in Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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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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  • Grand jury decision due in University of Cincinnati police shooting

    The Hamilton County prosecutor will announce on Wednesday the decision of a grand jury that considered whether to bring charges against a University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man. Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters called a news conference for 1 p.m. and the…

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  • Search for 14-year-old Florida boaters enters sixth day

    The search for two 14-year-old boys from Florida who went missing while on a fishing trip in the Atlantic Ocean entered a sixth day on Wednesday, with the U.S. Coast Guard saying there was still a chance they may survive their ordeal. Authorities are looking for the boys as far north as…

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  • Death of woman in jail cell prompts Texas House committee meeting

    A Texas House of Representative committee plans to meet on Thursday to look into conditions that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black motorist whose apparent suicide in jail has raised questions about what role race played in her treatment. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve…

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  • London-bound BA flight lands in Montreal after bomb threat

    A British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London made an emergency landing in Montreal early on Wednesday due to concern that a bomb threat had been made, an airport spokesman said. BA flight 274 from Las Vegas to London's Heathrow airport landed safely at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau…

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  • New TSA chief aims to tighten U.S. airline screening: NYT

    Peter V. Neffenger, the agency's new administrator, told the newspaper in an interview those measures would be part of reforms to address recent security lapses. "Efficiency and getting people through airport security lines cannot be our sole reason that makes you take your eyes off the reason for…

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  • Florida man, convicted of murder at age 12, released 16 years on

    A Florida man who was called the nation's youngest convicted murderer at age 12 walked out of prison on Tuesday morning after serving almost 16 years behind bars. Curtis Jones, 29, completed his sentence at the medium security South Bay Correctional Institution in South Florida, according to…

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  • Man charged with capital murder in shotgun ambush of woman in Hollywood

    Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday filed capital murder charges against a man accused of using a shotgun to ambush a woman with whom he had a business dispute, shooting her in the head as she walked to dinner near Hollywood's tourist hub. Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha, 31, was arraigned on one count of…

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  • Dallas Zoo's baby giraffe dies in habitat accident

    A baby giraffe whose April birth at Dallas Zoo was watched live by more than two million people worldwide died on Tuesday in an accident at the park, the zoo said. As the giraffe herd was shifting inside for the night, Kipenzi made a sharp turn, ran into the edge of the habitat perimeter and broke…

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  • Fallen tree injures eight children outside California museum

    A pine tree that stood some seven stories tall fell onto a group of children outside a museum in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday, injuring eight of the youngsters, two of them seriously, city and museum officials said. The tree crashed to the ground as dozens of children who were attending a…

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  • Oregon 'kayaktivists' to protest Shell Arctic oil search

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Protesters began gathering in a riverside park in Portland Tuesday evening, planning to drop kayaks in the water to protest Wednesday's scheduled launch of a ship to be used by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil exploration. Following the lead of…

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  • Defense secretary to advise senior leaders on budget

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to meet with senior military leaders on Thursday to map out his budget priorities for the coming year, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer said on Tuesday. "It's going to be a chance for the secretary to meet with all the leadership from the co-coms…

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  • Sexual-assault accuser says Cosby didn't realize she was gay

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The woman battling Bill Cosby to make public a 2006 settlement of her sexual-assault complaint against him said in court documents on Tuesday that she is a lesbian, despite his sworn assertions that their encounter was consensual and he has a knack for…

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  • Father of Colorado movie gunman pleads with jury for his life

    The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on Tuesday for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family vacations when he said James Holmes was "a really excellent kid" who became mentally ill and is not to blame for his July 2012 rampage. Bob Holmes, who with his wife Arlene has…

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  • California lawmaker battles recall by anti-vaccine activists

    The California lawmker who made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children, a stance that earned him death threats, is now launching a campaign to save his job, days after the state certified a recall effort against him. Democratic State Senator Richard Pan, a Sacramento…

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  • Los Angeles passes law banning large-capacity gun magazines

    The ordinance prohibits Los Angeles residents from possessing a handgun or rifle magazine that fits more than 10 rounds. The law would take effect 30 days after Mayor Eric Garcetti signs it, a move that he was "eager" to make, he said in a statement. Similar ordinances in San Francisco and…

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  • American accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion

    Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American hunter of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death. The lion was lured out of Hwange National Park using a bait and was shot by Walter…

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