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Train Carrying Toxic Chemicals Derails, Catches Fire In Tennessee

A train carrying a flammable, toxic compound that poses respiratory risks derailed in Tennessee and caught fire, prompting an evacuation of 5,000 residents from a nearby town.

July 2, 2015

New York Escaped Convict Shot Dead By Police: Reports

One of two convicts who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison was shot dead by police Friday after three weeks on the run, according to media reports.

June 26, 2015
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Rupert Murdoch Setting Exit From Media Empire

Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as chief executive of the media-entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox and hand the job to his son James.

June 11, 2015
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At Last, ‘Pharoah’ Rules As 12th Triple Crown Winner

American Pharoah ended US racing’s 37-year Triple Crown drought, romping to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

June 6, 2015
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Congress Curbs NSA Surveillance, Sends Bill To Obama

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance, sends bill to Obama

June 2, 2015
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Blatter Wins FIFA Vote Amid Corruption Storm

A FIFA congress started a vote for a new president with incumbent Sepp Blatter ,the favorite despite a major corruption scandal engulfing the organization.

May 29, 2015

U.S. Removes Cuba From Terror Blacklist

“While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the rescission of a state sponsor of terrorism designation.”

May 29, 2015

Ex-Governor Pataki Joins Republican Race For White House

George Pataki, the former governor who led New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks, on Thursday threw his hat into the crowded ring of Republicans running for the White House.

May 28, 2015

Police Arrest Mansion Murders Suspect After Pizza Crust Lead

After following a DNA lead gleaned from pizza crust, authorities have arrested a suspect in the grisly murder of three members of a wealthy Washington family and their maid.

May 22, 2015

DNA From Pizza Crust Helps Police Identify U.S. Murder Suspect

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Daron Dylon Wint in connection with the four murders, one of the most notorious crimes in recent memory in the US capital city.

May 21, 2015
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Germany’s Merkel Defends Cooperation With US Spy Agency

Angela Merkel insists that Germany needs to continue to work with the NSA and perpetuate the spy network between the two nations.

May 5, 2015

Woman Dies In Hawaii Shark Attack

A 65-year-old woman died from injuries apparently sustained in a shark attack off the Hawaiian holiday island of Maui after frantic efforts to save her failed.

May 1, 2015

Tesla Unveils Battery To ‘Transform Energy Infrastructure’

The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage.

May 1, 2015

NASA Pushes Back Against Proposal To Slash Climate Budget

The proposal would cut funding to NASA’s Earth Sciences division, which researches the planet’s natural systems and processes — including climate change, severe weather, and glaciers.

May 1, 2015

Kerry Heads To Sri Lanka On Historic Visit To Mend Ties

Top U.S. diplomat John Kerry left early Friday on a landmark trip to Sri Lanka, the first such visit in a decade to the Indian Ocean island as it returns to the diplomatic fold.

May 1, 2015

Breaking: Six Police Officers Charged Over Freddie Gray Death In Baltimore

Prosecutors in Baltimore on Friday charged six officers with multiple counts including second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of a 25-year-old African American man in police custody.

May 1, 2015

White House: Two Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed In U.S. Operation

The White House said Thursday that a U.S. operation in January against an Al Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage, along with an American member of the jihadist group.

April 23, 2015

U.S. High Court Orders Race-Bias Review Of North Carolina Voting Lines

In its decision, the Supreme Court referred to another ruling it made in late March that found Alabama had not properly investigated whether the state’s redrawing of voting districts was motivated by race.

April 21, 2015

U.S., Japan In ‘Grabbing Distance’ Of Pact On Asia Trade Deal

U.S. and Japanese negotiators have been holding a marathon session in Tokyo as they bid to close the gaps, which have bogged down on issues including Japanese tariffs on agricultural imports and U.S. access to Japan’s auto market.

April 21, 2015

Parents Of Child Killed In Boston Bombings Ask To Drop Death Sentence

The parents of an eight-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They said instead they want to see him sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

April 17, 2015

Former NFL Star Jailed For Life For Murder

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for the first-degree murder of a semi-pro football player two years ago.

April 15, 2015

Greece’s 2014 Deficit More Than Double Forecasts: Official

Greece’s budget deficit was 3.5 percent of GDP in 2014, the official statistical agency said Wednesday, more than doubling forecasts.

April 15, 2015

Video Shows Arizona Police Intentionally Ran Over Suspect

The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.

April 15, 2015

Artists Demand NY Police Return Snowden Bust

“It is somewhat ironic that as Edward Snowden is in exile in Russia his statue is being held hostage in the basement of a police precinct in New York City.”

April 14, 2015