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  • Nevada agrees to pay San Francisco $400,000 over patient dumping

    Nevada has agreed to pay the city of San Francisco $400,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming that the state bused patients, many of them poor and mentally ill, from a Las Vegas hospital to the Bay Area without plans for their care, Governor Brian Sandoval's office said on Tuesday. The settlement,…

  • Federal investigators head to Florida to probe ship lost in hurricane

    By Barbara Liston JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Deep waters may complicate efforts to find out what happened to a U.S. container ship lost at sea during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said on Tuesday, as a search and rescue mission for 32 missing crew stretched into a sixth day.…

  • United Airlines flight diverted because of unconscious co-pilot: CNN

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight en route San Francisco was rerouted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, because the co-pilot was unconscious, CNN reported on Tuesday.

  • Passengers injured in Vermont Amtrak crash out of hospital: governor

    While National Transportation Safety Board officials are now on site performing a full investigation of the incident, Shumlin said early information suggested nothing "improper" had led to the crash. The incident occurred five months after the derailment of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia killed…

  • Eleven dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

    By Greg Lacour WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed 11 people, closed some 550 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars, officials said on Monday. Governor Nikki Haley warned residents…

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  • U.S. justices weigh Baltimore cop's kickback conspiracy appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether federal prosecutors overstepped their authority when they charged a Baltimore police officer with conspiracy to extort for his role in a kickback scheme involving an auto repair shop. Samuel Ocasio was one of several police officers who…

  • Texas plans to execute a man who killed, robbed victim of $8

    Texas plans on Tuesday to execute a man who was convicted of fatally shooting a recently arrived Mexican immigrant in the head and robbing him of $8. Juan Garcia is set to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. local time at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes…

  • Ten Commandments monument removed from Oklahoma Capital grounds

    Under the cover of night, a 6-foot-tall (180-cm) granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds after judges said its placement on government land violated state law, officials said on Tuesday. The monument, which had drawn strong support from…

  • Former President Carter mediating dispute between Martin Luther King heirs

    Former President Jimmy Carter is helping settle a dispute between Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell King's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. Carter, who is 91 and undergoing treatment for cancer that has spread to his…

  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Montana hunter fends off grizzly by sticking arm into its throat

    Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with a crossbow for elk with his brother in the rugged foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northwestern Montana on Saturday morning when he surprised a 400-pound (180-kg) male grizzly lumbering along a creek, said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Bruce…

  • Tennessee commission to consider asking for God's mercy for gay marriage

    A county commission in Tennessee on Tuesday night will consider a resolution asking God to spare citizens from the wrath of God that may rain down on them as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage. The resolution further requests that God "pass us by in His Coming…

  • Amtrak says to suspend national rail service without safety extension: letter

    Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak reviewed by Reuters. The letter, addressed to Senate Commerce…

  • Publisher promises stickers, changes for textbook that called slaves 'workers'

    The publisher of a textbook criticized for a glaring error that glossed over the topic of slavery has offered stickers to schools that will cover up a caption describing African slaves as "workers," a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "We are deeply sorry that the caption was written this way," Chief…

  • Suspect in custody after reports of gunman on Philadelphia campus

    No shots were fired and there were no reports of any injuries, said Tanya Little, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department. The FBI had warned colleges and universities on Sunday about a recent social media post threatening violence on Monday at a Philadelphia college or university. …

  • Body found in search for U.S. ship that vanished in hurricane

    By Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, is believed to have sunk off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. "We're assuming the vessel has sunk," Coast Guard…

  • New Jersey priest accused of aiming gun at young Cowboys fan

    Father Kevin Carter's arrest last week was the result of a parishioner misunderstanding a joke between the boy, who wore a Dallas Cowboys jersey, and the priest at St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church in Little Ferry, New Jersey, Carter's attorney Harold Cassidy said. Carter, 54, was…

  • Death toll from South Carolina floods rises to 14

    "We are still in the mode that the next 36 to 48 hours will be volatile," Governor Nikki Haley said. Emergency management officials said about 300 state-maintained roads and 160 bridges remained closed. Haley stressed the need for motorists to mind police barricades on flooded roads after reports…

  • Planned Parenthood seeks class action status after Arkansas cuts payments

    By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood has sought class action status for its Medicaid patients in Arkansas after a U.S. judge ordered the state to continue payments to three women who challenged Arkansas' move to halt payments to the organization. The filing in federal…

  • Connecticut man to be sentenced for series of 'swatting' hoax calls

    A 22-year-old Connecticut man is due to be sentenced on Tuesday for at least six "swatting" hoax calls to U.S. high schools and colleges last year threatening that bombers or active shooters were about to target the institutions. The "swatting" incidents led to repeated large deployments of law…

  • Grandmother wins $310.5 million Michigan Powerball jackpot

    Julie Leach, from Three Rivers in southwestern Michigan, said that she planned to take the jackpot as a lump sum, which would amount to about $197.4 million. "It's been a very scary situation, also, mind boggling, what to do..." Leach said in a press conference, adding she has called people for…