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  • McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:18pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate's top Republican is warning that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama's veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have "unintended ramifications" and that lawmakers sh...
     
  • Russia keeps up Syria bombing as UN urges Aleppo evacuations

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:15pm
    This image taken from footage released by the Russian Defence Ministry's official website reportedly shows a Russian bomber Tupolev Tu-22M3 conducting airstrikesRussia on Thursday said it would press on with a bombing campaign in Syria, ignoring US threats, as the United Nations pleaded for medical evacuations from the war-ravaged city of Aleppo. Moscow is backing up a ferocious assault by the forces of S...
     
  • Wife of officer charged in shooting details threats, bills

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:15pm
    FILE - In this Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, defendants Keith Sandy, former Albuquerque Police Department detective and former Repeat Offender Project officer, left, and Dominique Perez, right, former Albuquerque police officer and SWAT member are seen in court in Albuquerque, N.M. Sandy and Dominique Perez are charged with the 2014 fatal shooting of an armed, homeless man, James Boyd. Defense attorneys have argued that Boyd, who was mentally ill and had history of violence against law enforcement, was a threat. Perez?s legal team began laying out its case Wednesday, Sept. 28, saying he was obligated to shoot to protect the life of a K-9 handler. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? The telephone death threats to the home of Officer Dominique Perez began soon after he and an Albuquerque police detective ended a hillside standoff by opening fire on a homeless man who died after being hit in the arms an...
     
  • Teen's mother 'shocked and saddened' by school shooting

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:15pm
    A Townville Elementary student looks out of the window of a school bus as she and her classmates are transported to Oakdale Baptist Church, following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to the nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. (Katie McLean/The Independent-Mail via AP)TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) ? The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is "shocked and saddened."
     
  • France nabs prosperous smuggler sneaking migrants to Britain

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:14pm
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, a migrant walks outside the makeshift camp in Calais, northern France. French authorities have arrested and convicted a top smuggler and his accomplice who had reigned over desperate migrants trying to sneak to Britain. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)PARIS (AP) ? French authorities have arrested and convicted a top smuggler and his accomplice who had reigned over desperate migrants trying to sneak to Britain, earning 300,000 pounds ($390,000) a month and hiding travelers amid onions to keep po...
     
  • Justices take up trademark case that could affect Redskins

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:13pm
    Justices take up trademark case that could affect RedskinsThe Supreme Court is taking up a First Amendment clash over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks, a case that could affect the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team ...
     
  • Brexit ball in Britain's court - Austrian finance minister

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:11pm
    Austrian Finance Minister Schelling attends a discussion in ViennaBy Karin Strohecker and Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The Brexit ball is in Britain's court and the country should start the procedure to exit the European Union as soon as possible, Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said on Thursday....
     
  • The Latest: UN: Number of besieged in Syria nears 1 million

    29 Sep 2016 at 12:11pm
    The Latest: UN: Number of besieged in Syria nears 1 millionThe Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief says East Aleppo has descended into the "merciless abyss of humanitarian catastrophe" as the number of ...
     
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