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  • Chesapeake crabbers face changing workforce, murky future

    By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Morgan Tolley is a third generation crab processor working on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, but he's worried that his industry may be under threat as more and more young people shun the traditional family-oriented trade. The A.E. Phillips crab picking…

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  • Former Chicago schools CEO expected to plead guilty to corruption charges

    A former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer is expected to plead guilty in federal court on Tuesday to accepting bribes. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, 66, resigned in June amid a federal probe into a $20.5 million no-bid contract the cash-strapped district had awarded to her previous employer,…

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  • Two firefighters killed, two hurt in Kansas City apartment blaze

    The two firefighters who died had pulled two residents out of the burning building, the Kansas City fire department said. "This is the worst day,” Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi told reporters. The names of the firefighters were not immediately released.

  • Mom of children allegedly slain by New York nanny is pregnant

    The New York mother of two children stabbed to death in a 2012 killing that led to murder charges against their nanny is pregnant again - with a baby boy due in January, the family announced on Facebook. News that Marina and Kevin Krim are expecting a new addition was posted last week to the…

  • Washington state man who moved a river ordered to pay restitution

    A Washington state court has ordered a man who redirected a river to pay restitution of $50 a month into an environmental fund, the state's top lawyer said on Monday. William Cayo Sr. was found guilty in April of violating water pollution and shoreline management laws as well as conducting…

  • Homemade Ketchup with Less Added Sugar

    Try this homemade ketchup variety that swaps out full sugar for SPLENDA® Sugar Blend. Pair it with Roasted Sweet Potato Fries for a savory side dish.

  • Texas court halts execution of inmate after questions raised on testimony

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday halted the planned execution next month of a death row inmate whose lawyers argued he was sentenced to death based on tainted testimony from major witnesses. The court stayed the Nov. 3 execution of Julius Murphy, without elaborating on its decision. …

  • Georgia indicts Confederate flag backers under state terrorism law

    The confrontation in Douglas County took place on July 25 amid a national debate about the controversial flag triggered by the June killing of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina. A grand jury in Douglas County, in the northwestern part of the state, on Friday handed down indictments against…

  • Jeb Bush to lay out healthcare plan in New Hampshire

    By Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday will lay out proposals to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law and replace it with a system that provides a tax credit for the purchase of health plans and shifts power to the states. …

  • Baby giraffe dies during VIP event at California zoo: paper

    A baby giraffe whose birth at a central California zoo was heralded in the region died on Sunday during a special VIP opening of a new exhibit housing animals native to Africa, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported. The young male reticulated giraffe appeared to have been in a physical accident at the…

  • One killed, six injured when truck hits building in New York

    One pedestrian was killed and six injured on Monday when a truck veered onto a sidewalk and then slammed into scaffolding outside a building in New York City, the city fire department said. The crash in the Bronx occurred at around 3:20 p.m., according to a spokesman for the New York City fire…

  • Oklahoma teen charged with killing five family members to be tried as adult

    Lawyers for the teen, Michael Bever, had asked the court that he be tried under provisions of the juvenile code, which the judge rejected. Bever and his brother Robert, 18, have been charged with killing five family members at their Broken Arrow home outside of Tulsa in July. Oklahoma State law…

  • Neighbor charged with handgun possession in Memphis officer's fatal shooting

    A neighbor was charged on Monday with felony possession of a handgun in the fatal shooting of a Memphis, Tennessee, police officer, prosecutors and local police said. Lorenzo Clark, 36, was charged as a convicted felon in possession of the handgun, police spokesman Louis Brownlee said in a…

  • Texas probes use of Taser on councilman in city where Sandra Bland died

    A Texas district attorney said on Monday his office was investigating the use of a Taser on a city councilman in Prairie View, the city where a black woman died in custody in a case that raised questions about racial bias in policing. One of the officers involved in the incident was also present…

  • Wildfires burn homes, prompt evacuations in Wyoming, Idaho

    Hundreds of Wyoming residents were forced to flee a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed at least 10 homes even as a separate blaze in neighboring Idaho burned several cabins to the ground and prompted dozens to evacuate, fire managers said on Monday. The fire that broke out on Saturday evening in…

  • Orphaned Korean sisters reunited by chance in Florida after 40 years

    Holly Hoyle O'Brien, 46, and her half-sister Meaghan Hughes, 44, were orphaned in their native Pusan, South Korea, in the mid-1970s when their father, an alcoholic, was hit by a train, the sisters told the paper. Meaghan, whose birth name is Eun-Sook Shin, was adopted first in 1976 and grew up in…

  • California Treasurer calls for private equity fee disclosure

    By Robin Respaut SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's state treasurer, John Chiang, on Monday called for state legislation requiring private equity firms to disclose all fees charged to California public pension funds. In a letter to the country's two largest public pension funds, Chiang said…

  • Pittsburgh officer's body slam of Cubs fan prompts investigation

    The mayor of Pittsburgh has ordered an internal investigation after video of a police officer body-slamming a goat-costume-wearing Chicago Cubs fan at an Oct. 7 post-season baseball game against the Pirates at PNC Park circulated widely online. The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows a…

  • U.S. Army secretary raises concerns about declining budget

    U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh said that the Army was being stretched too thin and was on the “ragged edge” given a declining budget and personnel cuts. "We are in an extraordinarily rare position in American history where are our budgets are coming down but our missions are going up,” McHugh…

  • UAW locals compact Fiat Chrysler voting to two days

    All 40,000 union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. will vote on a proposed new contract on Oct. 20 and 21, rather than stretch the balloting over more than a week as was done in the recent failed vote, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union said on Monday. UAW President Dennis Williams…

  • Georgia man charged in son's hot-car death wrote of needing escape

    Prosecutors said the message to a woman and other online chats established motive in the murder case of Ross Harris, 34, who was charged after authorities said he left his son, Cooper, in a car for seven hours in June 2014. "It can’t be more apparent than in his own words,” Assistant District…