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  • Texas Southern University on lockdown after nearby shooting

    Texas Southern University was on lockdown on Friday after two people appear to have been shot near the campus, the Houston school said in a Facebook post. "Early reports indicate two shot – conditions not known right now," the school's Career Services said in the post. The incident came several…

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  • Paris train hero was breaking up fight when stabbed in California: witness

    Stone remained hospitalized in serious condition on Friday at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after undergoing surgery on Thursday. Eric Cain, who works at a liquor store near the bar and witnessed the fight, told the CBS Sacramento affiliate KOVR on Thursday that a woman was arguing outside…

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  • U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide

    By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, the latest in a series of legal setbacks for Obama administration environmental regulations. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th…

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  • Suspects in California yoga teacher's death to be charged in second murder

    Three drifters - two men and a woman - arrested as suspects in this week's killing of a yoga teacher on a hiking trail also will be charged in the shooting death of a Canadian woman in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park last week, authorities said. Lila Allgood, 18, Morrison Lampley, 23, and Sean…

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  • South Carolina city to pay $6.5 million over police shooting of black man

    The man, Walter Scott, 50, was shot after fleeing a traffic stop in April. The shooting was caught on a bystander's video and reignited a national outcry over police treatment of minorities. North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey said in a statement that the City Council had voted to settle all…

  • Gunman kills one, wounds three at Northern Arizona University

    The suspected gunman was identified as Steven Jones, a freshman at the university, campus police chief Gregory Fowler said. Jones brandished a handgun during a confrontation with several male students, Fowler said. The three injured students suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were being treated…

  • House speaker candidate Chaffetz: I won't run against Ryan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who is a candidate for House speaker, said he would drop out of the race if fellow Republican Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan decided to run.

  • Presidential candidate Sanders opposes Califf for FDA chief

    "Instead of listening to the demands of the pharmaceutical industry and their 1,400 lobbyists, it is about time that the FDA and Congress started listening to the overwhelming majority of the American people, who believe that medicine is too expensive," Sanders said in a press release announcing…

  • House speaker candidate Webster to stay in race for speaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Daniel Webster, a candidate to lead the U.S. House of Representatives, on Friday said he plans to continue his campaign to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner. Asked if he would step aside if fellow Republican House Ways and Means Committee Chairman…

  • Representative Ryan not running for speaker: MSNBC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is still not running for speaker of the U.S. House of the Representatives, MSNBC reported on Friday, citing a spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican.

  • All eyes on Ryan amid search for House speaker

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is deciding whether to seek the U.S. House of Representatives' speaker job, fellow Republican lawmakers said on Friday after they met behind closed doors to try to settle their leadership battle. Speaking to reporters the day after House Majority…

  • U.S. says CSX missed rail defect blamed for oil train derailment

    A fiery oil train derailment that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in West Virginia last February was caused by a rail defect that railroad inspectors from CSX Corp missed twice in the preceding months, U.S. regulators said on Friday. The Federal Railroad Administration fined CSX and…

  • Ryan has 'resounding' support among Republicans for speaker's job: Issa

    U.S. Representative Paul Ryan is reconsidering his decision not to seek the House speaker job and has a "resounding amount of support" among Republican members, Representative Darrell Issa said on Friday. Issa, speaking to reporters a day after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly dropped…

  • California commission approves SeaWorld's orca tank expansion

    Californian authorities on Thursday agreed to allow SeaWorld San Diego to expand its orca habitat on the condition that it ceases its captive breeding program, despite calls for the whales to be released from captivity. The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to give SeaWorld San Diego…

  • Six injured in explosion at Washington state dam

    The explosion occurred around 4:30 p.m. PT at the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River, about 160 miles southeast of Seattle, said Kyle Foreman of the Grant County Sheriff's Office. The blast stemmed from a malfunction of electrical equipment at the hydroelectric dam, said Thomas Stredwick, a…

  • Bid to repeal California school vaccination law falls short

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A plan to ask voters to repeal a new California law tightening vaccination requirements for school-age children has fallen short of signatures needed to put the referendum on the ballot, state data showed on Thursday. The effort was part of a…

  • San Bernardino creditors attack city's debt payment plan

    Creditors objected to elements of the city of San Bernardino's initial debt payment plan at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing on Thursday, saying the city was not being forthcoming about what assets it had and complaining about the lengthy process. San Bernardino has proposed paying a penny on the…

  • Witness identifies Virginia man accused of three murders as killer of final victim

    On the opening day of testimony, witness Janet Franko named the suspect, Charles Severance, 55, as the man who shot music teacher Ruthanne Lodato last year. The three seemingly random killings in the Washington suburb of Alexandria fed fears that a serial killer was loose in the U.S. capital area.…

  • Captain of ill-fated ship El Faro was known as trusted mariner

    The captain of El Faro, Michael Davidson of Windham, Maine, was raised in South Portland, alongside Maine's largest port, and spent summers nearby at a family home on an island in Casco Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard called off the search for the 28 American crew members and five Polish contract…

  • Republicans in chaos as favorite quits House leadership race

    Republicans in Washington struggled to fill a leadership void on Thursday as the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, quit the race in a surprise announcement that heightened concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively. Representative McCarthy,…