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  • Driving hearing put off for suspect in Virginia student's disappearance

    By John Clarke (Reuters) - A court hearing on reckless driving charges against the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was postponed on Thursday, the suspect's attorney said. Jesse Matthew, 32, of Charlottesville has been charged in the disappearance of college…

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  • Nearly 750 flights canceled in Chicago due to weather, fire issues

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of nearly 750 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. Nearly 450 flights at O'Hare International Airport, one of…

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  • Tesla factory near Reno is bet old Nevada will meet the new

    By Sharon Bernstein RENO Nevada (Reuters) - Lance Gilman bounced his white GMC truck up a hill in the high desert country east of Reno, Nevada, and paused at the top to survey his property. Spread out below lay the 165-square-mile Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about five times the area of…

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  • Man barricaded in Chicago-area business makes bomb threat: reports

    (Reuters) - A man barricaded himself inside a Chicago suburban pasta company on Thursday and told police he had an explosive device, according to local media reports. The man is an employee of Rana Meal Solutions in Bartlett, a Chicago suburb about 33 miles northwest of Chicago, and is refusing to…

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  • Boston Herald apologizes for Obama 'watermelon' cartoon

    BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Herald has apologized for an editorial cartoon about the recent White House security breaches featuring U.S. President Barack Obama that made a watermelon reference. The cartoon, which appeared on Wednesday, depicted Obama brushing his teeth while an unidentified man,…

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  • More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patient - Dallas

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - More than 80 people were exposed in some way to the patient infected with Ebola, a spokeswoman for Dallas County's public health department said on Thursday. The department said 12 to 18 people came into direct contact with the Ebola patient and the rest came into contact…

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  • New claims cite illegal actions by Missouri police in race protest

    By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Four more people caught up in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the police killing of a black teenager, have joined a lawsuit alleging illegal assaults and detentions by "rogue" police officers. The amended complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District…

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  • Supreme Court to hear case of Muslim woman denied employment

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation. The nine justices agreed…

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  • Supreme Court takes no immediate action on gay marriage cases

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The seven different cases pending before the court were not mentioned in a list of new cases the court agreed to hear on…

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  • Ten percent of female University of Oregon students raped: survey

    By Lee van der Voo PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - About 10 percent of female University of Oregon students surveyed have been raped while attending the school and the vast majority of those sexual assault cases were never reported to campus officials, school researchers found. The findings come after…

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  • Silicon Valley takes benefits 'arms race' to health care

    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - High salaries and free food aren't enough any more in Silicon Valley, where maturing companies are competing for talent with creative health care and "wellness" programs that use gadgets to promote good behavior. Standard benefits at the largest…

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  • Ebola arrival shakes cultural crossroads community in Dallas

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - In the Dallas community of Vickery Meadow, a cultural polyglot where about three dozen languages are spoken, the one word on everyone's lips is "Ebola." On Sunday, a group of blighted apartments in a section of the neighborhood favored by West African…

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  • California probes near-death escape of 12 firefighters

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California forestry officials have opened an inquiry into a life-threatening ordeal faced by 12 firefighters who were nearly engulfed by flames in the Sierra Nevada last month before a helicopter pilot flew to the scene and led them to safety. The team had…

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  • Blogger indicted for photographing Mississippi senator's wife

    (Reuters) - A political blogger accused of breaking into a Mississippi nursing home and photographing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife now faces felony burglary charges, his lawyer said. Clayton Kelly was indicted for burglary, attempted burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary, the…

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  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case,…

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  • Dallas Cowboys player investigated for alleged sex assault: ESPN

    (Reuters) - A Dallas Cowboys player is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the team's hotel last month, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The sports channel named the player, as did other media, but quoted Grapevine Police Department spokesman Barry Bowling as saying he…

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  • Man, hostage killed following California standoff

    (Reuters) - A man who took a woman and her two young children hostage in their southern California home was shot dead by police after apparently shooting the woman, who later died, police said on Wednesday. Deputies responded to a call from the woman's husband on Wednesday afternoon, who said a…

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  • Bail hearing postponed for suspect in Virginia student's disappearance

    (Reuters) - A bail hearing for the suspect charged in the disappearance of 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham was rescheduled for Dec. 4, his attorney said on Wednesday. Jesse Matthew, 32, was initially scheduled to appear before the Charlottesville General District Court on…

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  • U.S. report cites safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear lab

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Chronic lapses in safety procedures at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico may have led to a radiation leak that has forced a prolonged shutdown across the state of the only permanent U.S. nuclear waste repository, federal inspectors said on Wednesday.…

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