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Highway Patrol: 2 dead, 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:00
ALCESTER, S.D. (AP) — Two people were killed and six others hurt when an 81-year-old woman drove into a group of people and then into a nursing home Monday in southeast South Dakota in an apparent accident, authorities said. 2017-07-24T14:50:00-04:00 2017-07-24T18:50:29-04:00
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APNewsBreak: Rail design led to deadliness of train crash

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators have concluded that a fiery crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the suburbs in 2015 was extra deadly because of an unusual rail design, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Monday. 2017-07-24T14:31:00-04:00 2017-07-24T18:31:01-04:00
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Woman admits to killing fiance in kayak incident on Hudson River

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:29
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who once reported her fiance missing after his kayak capsized on a frigid Hudson River pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Monday, admitting she pulled the plug on his kayak so it would fill with water, prosecutors said.
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'Pharma bro' Shkreli says he will not testify in securities fraud trial

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:23
(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial.
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Wells Fargo asks court to require client information be returned

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:22
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has asked judges in New York and New Jersey to require a lawyer representing a former employee to immediately return reams of client information the bank mistakenly sent to the attorney, a bank spokeswoman said on Monday.
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Kansas man gets 30-year sentence for foiled bomb plot targeting U.S. military base

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:13
(Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in federal prison for plotting a failed suicide bombing at a U.S. military base on behalf of Islamic State, federal prosecutors said.
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Durst kicked man in face at party before wife disappeared: testimony

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:45
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in the HBO series "The Jinx," kicked a man in the face without provocation in 1981, breaking a bone, the man testified on Monday ahead of a highly anticipated murder trial.
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Senate GOP gets new pressure from Trump on health care

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — A peeved President Donald Trump tweaked Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, saying this week's planned faceoff vote is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase his predecessor's signature overhaul. 2017-07-24T11:04:00-04:00 2017-07-24T15:04:31-04:00
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Trucker charged in 10 deaths in immigrant-smuggling case

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:00
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty over the hellish journey. 2017-07-24T11:33:00-04:00 2017-07-24T15:33:01-04:00
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Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:00
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn't she just aim for their leg and try to maim them? 2017-07-24T09:52:00-04:00 2017-07-24T13:52:34-04:00
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Arizona hikers clinging to trees rescued from flooded canyon

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:00
A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and overwhelm those looking to take advantage of cooler weather. 2017-07-24T10:44:00-04:00 2017-07-24T14:44:48-04:00
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Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
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California teen driver arrested after fatal crash she reportedly livestreamed

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:18
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Medicaid, pension costs create budget complications for U.S. states: report

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday.
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Montana blaze rages as California crews gain ground on wildfire

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:29
(Reuters) - The biggest U.S. wildfire torched buildings and parched grassland forcing evacuations in eastern Montana while California firefighters gained ground on a massive blaze near Yosemite National Park on Monday, authorities said.
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Trucker charged in 10 deaths in immigrant-smuggling case

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:00
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty over the hellish journey. 2017-07-24T10:49:00-04:00 2017-07-24T14:49:40-04:00
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The Latest: 2 found alive in tractor-trailer out of hospital

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:00
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): 2017-07-24T10:47:00-04:00 2017-07-24T14:47:42-04:00
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Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:00
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty. 2017-07-24T09:19:00-04:00 2017-07-24T13:19:28-04:00
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The Latest: Driver could face death penalty if convicted

AP US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:00
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a roasting tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): 2017-07-24T09:17:00-04:00 2017-07-24T13:17:40-04:00
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Homeless man set sleeping West Virginia woman on fire: local media

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:48
(Reuters) - A homeless man was accused of setting on fire a woman who was also homeless while she slept on a front porch in West Virginia, leaving the victim in critical condition, local media reported on Monday.
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