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  • Alaska residents to get $1,884 payout from oil royalty fund

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Nearly every Alaska resident will soon be $1,884 richer, thanks to an annual payout from an oil wealth trust fund that has been credited with keeping many low-income families out of poverty, state officials said on Wednesday. More than 640,000 Alaska…

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  • Mother surprised to learn son killed by Louisiana police

    By David Minsky LAFAYETTE La. (Reuters) - For six months, Catherine Cortez believed that her 30-year-old son, who died in March after a scuffle with police in Louisiana, had succumbed to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Earlier this month, she was horrified to learn from an 11-page state…

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  • Video of dairy cows being abused prompts probe in New Mexico

    By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Authorities in New Mexico are investigating a dairy farm in the state after an animal rights group secretly recorded video apparently showing workers punching and kicking cows and stabbing them with screwdrivers. Los Angeles-based Mercy for Animals said…

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  • Florida couple face charges months after avoiding U.S. SEC lawsuit

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida couple has been charged with running an alleged $300 million real estate Ponzi scheme only months after dodging a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that was rejected when a U.S. federal judge ruled the five-year statute of limitations had…

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  • U.S. attorney general urges changes to fight more Wall St. crime

    By Aruna Viswanatha and Nate Raymond WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called for Congress to take steps to help prosecutors build criminal cases against senior Wall Street executives, saying companies often insulated their leaders from responsibility…

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  • Cop who killed Missouri teen testifies before grand jury: newspaper

    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The Ferguson, Missouri police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests testified Tuesday before a St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Darren Wilson, who…

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  • Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

    Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging…

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  • Maine man found guilty of blocking train tracks in oil-by-rail protest

    By Dave Sherwood AUBURN Maine (Reuters) - A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to court documents. Douglas Bowen,…

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  • Pennsylvania ambush suspect is member of war re-enactment group: police

    By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - A survivalist suspected of an ambush attack last week on two Pennsylvania troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, is a member of an Eastern European Cold War re-enactment group, state police said on Wednesday. Police said at a news…

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  • Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate panel finds

    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate…

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  • Obama could deploy U.S. military advisers to forward positions in Iraq: White House

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would consider requests to "forward deploy" U.S. military advisers with Iraqi troops "on a case-by-case basis" if they are needed, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday. "They would not be personally or directly engaging the…

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  • Judge pauses Detroit's bankruptcy trial again

    By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit's bankruptcy trial on Wednesday, giving the last major objector to the city's restructuring plan time to rework its case. The hearing will be adjourned from Friday and reconvene on Sept. 29.…

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  • U.S. Army soldier accused of smuggling undocumented immigrants

    By Lisa Maria Garza (Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier has been accused of smuggling two undocumented immigrants across the Texas-Mexico border while in uniform, according to a federal criminal complaint. Eric Alexander Rodriguez, 20, a private in the Army, was charged with felony "bringing in and…

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  • California wildfire in national forest threatens at least 1,600 homes

    By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A California wildfire racing through the El Dorado National Forest on Wednesday had grown to threaten more than 1,600 homes, forcing more than 2,000 people to evacuate ahead of the flames, officials said. The increasing danger from the so-called King Fire came after…

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  • U.S. panel weighs new designs for troubled Eisenhower Memorial

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled Eisenhower Memorial reaches a crossroads on Wednesday as the panel overseeing its construction weighs alternatives to the original contentious design by celebrity architect Frank Gehry. The memorial to the 34th U.S. president and World War Two…

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  • Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors, Senate probe finds

    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other firms involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed…

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  • Pro-pot activists launch first U.S. 'Consume Responsibly' campaign

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Taking a cheeky jab at a New York Times columnist who had a bad experience with marijuana-infused candy on a visit to Denver, pro-pot activists launched a campaign urging adults to "consume responsibly" in states where the drug is legal. The Marijuana Policy…

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  • Transgender Connecticut teen found safe after escaping custody

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A transgender teenager whose detainment without charges at a Connecticut adult prison sparked protests this year, was back at a juvenile detention facility after fleeing a private treatment center, state officials said on Wednesday. Hartford police picked up the 16-year-old,…

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  • U.S. needs better end-of-life care, which might cut costs: study

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States needs to improve its medical care for people nearing death, a move that might cut rising healthcare costs, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study said on Wednesday. The 507-page "Dying in America" study is aimed at opening a debate on how the…

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  • U.S. states boost anti-trafficking laws but slow to help sex, labor slaves

    By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rising number of U.S. states have strengthened laws to combat human trafficking in the past year but programs to help victims of forced prostitution and labor are lagging behind, according to a report by an anti-slavery group on…

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