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  • In fight with opiate overdoses, N.J. county issues antidote to police

    Police in coastal Ocean County in New Jersey, faced with a doubling in deaths from drug overdoses in the past year, have issued all police officers an anti-opiate drug in a pilot program aimed at combating deaths tied to painkiller addiction. Police have already saved six people from overdoses…

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  • Fire in New Jersey Pine Barrens forces evacuation of 250 people

    (Reuters) - A wind-whipped brushfire in New Jersey's scenic Pine Barrens in Ocean County threatened roughly 50 homes on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of 250 people, the New Jersey Fire Service said. Firefighters hauling hoses aimed a steady stream of water at the flames consuming dry growth in…

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  • Family of TSA agent slain at LAX files $25 million claim against city

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of a federal security screener who was killed when a man opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport last November has filed a $25 million claim against the city, alleging that security lapses contributed to the agent's death. Gerardo…

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  • Landslide threatening Wyoming resort town slows to a crawl

    A Wyoming landslide menacing houses and businesses in an upscale resort town has slowed to a crawl, giving crews time to prevent the rupture of a water main, although one official cautioned on Thursday that the respite could prove temporary. The slow collapse of the East Gros Ventre Butte in…

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  • Former U.S. contractor pleads guilty to faking background investigations

    By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. government contractor carrying out background checks on federal employees is facing up to five years in jail after pleading guilty to falsely claiming he had conducted investigations, officials said on Thursday. Brian Rapier, 34, worked for…

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  • Two in custody at San Diego-area naval base after alert

    Two people were taken into custody at a San Diego-area naval base on Thursday after a report of a person with a gun prompted a shelter-in-place warning at the facility, but there were no reports of shots fired or injuries, officials said. Naval Base Point Loma, one of three main U.S. Navy bases in…

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  • U.S. seeks $700,000 in illegal proceeds traced to ex-South Korea leader

    The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it has sued in court to recover $700,000 in alleged corruption proceeds traced to former South Korean President Chun Doo-Hwan. The money, seized from a California bank account, comes from the sale of a home in Newport Beach, California, that Chun's son…

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  • On newly released tape, 'Squeaky' Fromme says was outside 'the system'

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A one-time follower of mass murderer Charles Manson who in 1975 tried to assassinate then-President Gerald Ford told a mental health examiner in a decades-old taped interview that an "X" she carved in her forehead was meant to set her apart from "the…

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  • Oregon energy plant halts Canada medical waste over fetal tissue concerns

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Commissioners in an Oregon county have temporarily stopped accepting boxed medical waste from British Columbia over fears they may have been burning fetal tissue at a plant that converts waste to energy, officials said on Thursday. Marion County said…

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  • Bird flu on California farm prompts HK, others to bar poultry imports

    An avian-borne virus outbreak on a California quail farm has fueled fears that the disease known as bird flu could spread, prompting investigators to continue their probe and five key export markets to bar imports of poultry from the state. A state diagnostic laboratory confirmed on April 18 that…

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  • Italian pleads guilty to marine-hose price-fixing in U.S.

    A former executive of Parker ITR Srl pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to rig bids for marine hose and was sentenced to two years in prison, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Romano Pisciotti, who is Italian, had been flown into the United States from Germany in early April in…

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  • Briton jailed for 27 years to get new hearing in Miami murder case

    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami judge on Thursday ordered a rare hearing to hear new evidence in the 1987 conviction of Krishna Maharaj, a British businessman who was found guilty in a grisly double-homicide at a downtown Miami hotel that his defense team blames on Colombian drug…

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  • Fire continues at Wyoming natgas facility, disrupts supply: Williams

    A fire is still raging at Williams Companies Inc's natural gas processing plant in southwestern Wyoming, which exploded on Wednesday afternoon and disrupted regional supplies, the company and local emergency responders said On Thursday. Williams has shut gathering pipelines that run to its Opal,…

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  • U.S. proposal would ban e-cigarette sales to minors, allow advertising

    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children. Bonnie…

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  • Greenberg & Bederman Lawyers Are "Super Lawyers"

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  • Father thanks God for stowaway son's survival on Hawaii flight

    A Somali immigrant whose 15-year-old son survived a flight from California to Hawaii stowed away amid freezing temperatures and low oxygen levels in the wheel well of a jet said in a radio interview that he thanks God his son is alive. The 15-year-old boy from the San Francisco Bay area city of…

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  • U.S. Army plans to remove about 2,000 officers due to budget cuts

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is looking to cut about 2,000 positions for captains and majors by the end of the year as part of its overall plans to reduce its active duty numbers due to budget cuts, the Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday. "Probably this year,…

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  • Kansas Jewish center shooting suspect asks court for delay

    By Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam OLATHE, Kansas (Reuters) - The white supremacist charged with killing three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City on Passover Sunday appeared in a Kansas courtroom on Thursday and was granted a month-long delay in the proceedings against him. Frazier…

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  • Justice Department's criminal division names new No. 2

    By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has named Marshall Miller as the new No. 2 official in its criminal division, after a spate of departures thinned its top ranks, according to an internal memo obtained on Wednesday. Miller, who was most recently chief of…

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  • Mississippi sets 20-week limit on abortions

    (Reuters) - Mississippi will ban abortions after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy from July, joining other conservative U.S. states that have placed restrictions on the procedure. A handful of states have in recent years enacted laws that place restrictions on the procedure, especially on late-term…

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  • Californians overwhelmingly approve new education standards: poll

    Most Californians support dramatic changes set to take hold in public education, including funneling more money to schools with disadvantaged students and implementing rigorous national standards known as the common core curriculum, a new poll shows. Nearly three-quarters of Californians also say…

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