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Puerto Ricans struggle moving to central Florida

Mayra Rios didn’t want to leave her native Puerto Rico.

San Francisco’s Chinatown clings to roots amid tech boom

For a century and a half, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the nation’s oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life.

Los Angeles police kill gunman on busy shopping street

A man with a gun was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Friday in a busy shopping district in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said.

AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US

Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.

Appeals court tosses 1 of 2 indictments against Rick Perry

One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 race.

Oklahoma police scour teen’s social media after deaths

Oklahoma police on Friday scoured the social media posts and interests of a teenager accused in the stabbing death of five family members for clues to explain a late night attack that left bodies strewn through a two-story house in a quiet neighborhood.

In shift, Turkish jets strike Islamic State targets in Syria

In a major tactical shift, Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost.

Chile soldiers charged in ‘86 burning death of US resident

A Chilean judge charged seven former members of the military on Friday in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident who was killed in a 1986 protest against the military dictatorship then in power.

Amazon’s value surpasses Wal-Mart after surprise 2Q profit

It’s official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart.

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Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a "Trainwreck" showing was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his wife hid his guns and his family had him hospitalized against his will before obtaining a court order to keep him away, according to court documents, which also show his wife filed for divorce this year.

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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

Report: US children left behind in economic recovery

A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround

FBI chief: Islamic State group bigger threat than al-Qaida

The Islamic State group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the U.S. than an external attack by al-Qaida, the FBI director said Wednesday.

Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a ‘fantasy’

Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is “fantasy plain and simple” to claim President Barack Obama failed to insist on enough restraints on Iran’s nuclear program before agreeing to lift economic sanctions long in place.

New Mexico police want 1971 fugitive returned from Cuba

The New Mexico State Police chief said Thursday he would personally pay for a return ticket for a fugitive living in Cuba who is wanted in the killing of a state police officer and who fled during a plane hijacking.

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Turkey allows US to use key base to strike IS

Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use a key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said Thursday, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a surge of violence in Turkey blamed on IS-linked militants.

Silent 911 call leads police to 5 dead in Oklahoma home

Police responding to a silent 911 call found five people stabbed to death at a well-kept suburban Tulsa home, then detained two teenage male relatives of the victims after a police dog tracked them down in nearby woods.

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Officials: 3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lousiana on Thursday night, killing at least two people and injuring others before shooting himself, officials said.

Fire devastages Harpers Ferry's commercial area

The commercial area in historic Harpers Ferry was devastated early Thursday when a fire destroyed a building that housed at least a half dozen businesses, Mayor Gregory Vaughn said.

Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays

A tenured university professor in Pennsylvania who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel’s destruction is under fire again for incendiary remarks about Jews, women and gays.