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  • After Texas shootout, summer biker rallies bring rumble of concern

    After three people were killed and seven wounded in shootings during a motorcycle rally last year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and others called for an end to an event that draws thousands to the family-friendly beach town. This weekend, bikers will return to Myrtle Beach -…

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  • SEC charges Atlanta firm over public pension funds

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees. An SEC statement said Gray…

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  • Washington quadruple slaying suspect thought to be in Brooklyn

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suspect in the killing of a Washington businessman and three others found in a torched mansion is believed to be in Brooklyn, New York, and formerly worked for the executive's company, police said on Thursday. The bodies of businessman Savvas Savopoulos,…

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  • Detroit prosecutors join criminal probe of Takata over air bags

    Prosecutors in Detroit have joined the U.S. federal probe into Takata Corp's defective air bag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section in…

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  • Ex-NFL star Ray Rice's domestic violence charges dismissed

    A New Jersey judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice brought against the former National Football League star for knocking unconscious the woman he later married after Rice completed a pretrial intervention program. The February 2014 incident involving Rice and Janay…

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  • Lawsuit filed over New York police shooting of unarmed black man

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The domestic partner of an unarmed black man shot dead last fall by a New York City police officer in a dark stairwell filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city on Thursday on behalf of herself and their young child. Akai Gurley, 28, was killed on the night…

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  • Mega Millions jackpot hits $194 million for Friday's drawing

    (Reuters) - The multi-state Mega Millions jackpot has swollen to $194 million ahead of the next drawing on Friday after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn on Tuesday, according to the Mega Millions website. People can play the Mega Millions lottery in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S.…

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  • Once-parched Texas city orders evacuation due to floods

    A North Texas city that a few months ago was in a drought so severe that it had to recycle sewage water for drinking ordered residents on Thursday to evacuate certain areas due to flooding. Wichita Falls, about 125 miles northwest of Dallas, issued a mandatory evacuation order for hundreds of…

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  • Viking recalls 60,000 high-end ranges over burn hazard

    Viking Range LLC is recalling about 60,000 gas ranges priced up to $13,000 after dozens of reports of them igniting by themselves, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. The Greenwood, Mississippi, company is recalling 15 models of its freestanding gas ranges sold in various…

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  • L.A. diner famed for 'Googie' architecture saved from threat of demolition

    By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles diner celebrated as a classic example of mid-20th century Space Age-style Googie architecture was granted historic monument status by city officials on Wednesday, protecting it from the threat of demolition. The Los Angeles City Council…

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  • New video surfaces showing Freddie Gray arrest in Baltimore

    A new video has surfaced revealing a key part of the arrest of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore black man whose death from injuries sustained in police custody sparked riots and led to a federal investigation. The video, shot by a bystander and posted on the Baltimore Sun's website on Wednesday, shows…

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  • Oklahoma Attorney General assigns new prosecutor to sheriff probe

    (Reuters) - Oklahoma's Attorney General said on Wednesday he was assigning an outside prosecutor to the probe of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, which has been embroiled in controversy since a reserve deputy fatally shot a black suspect last month. Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the Tulsa…

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  • About 120 guns found at scene of deadly Texas gang fight

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - About 120 guns and 160 knives were recovered from the scene of a deadly Sunday battle between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city of Waco that left nine people dead, police said on Wednesday as they sharply dropped their tally of weapons found. …

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  • China may have edge in race to build California's bullet train

    By Robin Respaut and Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chinese state firms are poised to be strong contenders in the race to make high-speed trains that will sprint between Los Angeles and San Francisco, part of a $68 billion project to bring the service to the United States for the first…

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  • Third man charged with murder of missing Tennessee student

    (Reuters) - A third man has been charged with murder in connection with the 2011 disappearance of a nursing student in Tennessee, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The Shelby County District Attorney's Office said Zachary Rye Adams, Jason Wayne Autry and John Dylan Adams had all been indicted on…

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  • New York woman jailed for 24 years for fatal subway push

    (Reuters) - A New York City woman was jailed for 24 years on Wednesday for fatally pushing a man into the path of an oncoming subway train in 2012 in what officials called a religiously motivated attack, prosecutors said. Erika Menendez pleaded guilty in March to first-degree manslaughter in the…

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  • Bid to reunite Bin Laden and son before deadly raid: documents

    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents released on Wednesday show. In a message…

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  • California governor declares state of emergency after oil spill

    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation on Wednesday for Santa Barbara County where crews are working to clean up the largest oil spill to hit the local coastline in nearly two decades. "This emergency proclamation cuts red tape and helps the state quickly…

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  • Bay Bridge to 'function as designed' despite broken rod -officials

    By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - One of the several hundred high-strength steel rods anchoring the tower of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge's new eastern span has broken, state officials said on Wednesday. "More than 99 percent of the bolts we have already tested in the Bay Bridge…

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  • Man tasered, arrested at Los Angeles International Airport

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An unarmed man who was not cooperating with Transportation Security Administration officers in a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was tasered and arrested on Wednesday, an airport police spokeswoman said. The man was taken to a local hospital…

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