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  • USDA, House agriculture staff injured in car accident

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:11:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee were injured Thursday in a car accident south of El Campo, Texas.

  • Police chief: 'A lot of concerns' after shooting of deaf man

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:18:46 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The police chief of Oklahoma City said Thursday the fatal shooting of a deaf man has raised "a lot of concerns" about training for officer interaction with people with hearing or speech problems, and he plans to meet with advocates for those who have such impairments.

  • The Latest: Video shows hit-and-run that led to shooting

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:00:43 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a deaf man who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local):

  • UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegations

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:01:34 GMT

    BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers.

  • 2 workers die in separate building construction site falls

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:59:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two construction workers, one of them a father of five children, fell to their deaths at separate building sites on Thursday.

  • Sleep apnea went undiagnosed in engineers in 2 train crashes

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:22:40 GMT

    The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year, killing one person and injuring more than 200 others, were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative documents made public Thursday.

  • The Latest: Family of deaf man killed by cop hires lawyer

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:14:15 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a deaf man who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local):

  • USDA, House agriculture staff stable after car accident

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:32:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee are in stable condition after a car accident south of El Campo, Texas.

  • US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:33:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria.

  • NTSB: Sleep apnea, speed cited in NYC-area train crashes

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:04:07 GMT

    The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year — killing one person and injuring more than 200 others — were both suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative documents made public Thursday.

  • Turkey: Private jet goes off Istanbul runway, catches fire

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:57:39 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A small private jet with four people on board ran off a runway while landing at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport on Thursday and caught fire, Turkish media reports said. All four survived the accident, Turkey's transportation ministry said.

  • Prosecutors: Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:46:38 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker apparently spent more than $51,000 of her own money on an online psychic, showed up for work at the Capitol impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators, prosecutors allege in a court filing this week.

  • Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:40:44 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction.

  • Puigdemont an unknown entity in Spain until secession drive

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:16:30 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Carles Puigdemont, the bespectacled politician heading the Catalan regional government's drive for secession from Spain, was an unknown entity for most Spaniards until a year ago. Now, as he pledges to hold an Oct. 1 referendum deemed illegal by Spain, he's a household name across the country, and probably not a popular one.

  • UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:17:36 GMT

    BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers.

  • Reprocessed nuclear fuel returned to Japan for reactor use

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:53:31 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Nuclear fuel reprocessed in France returned to Japan on Thursday for use in a reactor as the country tries to burn more plutonium amid international concerns about its stockpile.

  • Epidemic at work?: Businesses forced to deal with drug abuse

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:15:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. But when an employee died from a drug overdose, he adopted a zero-tolerance policy.

  • Fire on Cousteau's ship in Turkey delays restoration work

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:44:00 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A fire on marine explorer Jacques Cousteau's iconic ship Calypso has delayed the vessel's restoration by between six to eight months, a representative of the Cousteau Society said Wednesday.

  • Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:20:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear.

  • Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:17:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear.

  • The Latest: Victims of Montana school bus crash identified

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:00:14 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a crash involving a Montana school bus that killed both drivers (all times local):