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Judge refuses to drop charges against Baltimore cops

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.

Day care apologizes aftrer workers accused of staging 'fight club'

Officials at a day care center are apologizing to parents after two workers were charged with instigating scuffles among the young children as part of what police and prosecutors are calling a “Fight Club.”

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Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death widens

Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer in a small northern Illinois community after a methodical house-to-house search turned up nothing.

Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.

Fed report finds economy growing at moderate pace in summer

While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China’s economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices.

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

Ancestry.com has digitized wills and probate records that cover more than 100 million people, including the deceased as well as their family and friends, dating from the Colonial era to the beginning of the 21st century

US markets rebound a day after big plunge

U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood

The Senate’s top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, prompting heated rebuffs from conservatives.

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Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.

Attorneys file arguments over scope of water rule injunction

Attorneys who have been debating state and federal powers regarding small waterways filed written arguments Tuesday over whether a judge's decision to block a new Obama administration water rule applies nationwide.

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

ope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and painful decision.”

West Point prof who called legal scholars treasonous resigns

A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and “lawful targets” for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism has resigned a month after he was hired to teach a law course.

Man and officer wounded, dog killed in police address mix-up

A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside where a neighbor heard him asking, “Why did they come in my house? Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?”

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk, staff to court

A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail.

Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms

Canada has fallen into a recession, dragged down by falling energy prices and economic troubles in China.

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday.

Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

New York’s sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation’s biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe

How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage?

Connecticut’s wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear

A debate over Connecticut’s wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not harming her.

Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men.