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Ben Carson on the issues: Inside the mind of the retired neurosurgeon surging in polls

Carson has never held elected office, but that might actually be a boon rather than a hindrance in appealing to conservatives frustrated with politics as usual.

Baltimore judge allows charges against officers in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six police officers in the case of a black man who died in April from injuries in police custody. Williams...Show More Summary

University of Tulsa cleaning up small radiation spill at research campus

The University of Tulsa is working to clean up what it is calling a minor spill of a radioactive chemical on its research campus and is having 21 people who may have been exposed to the cesium-137 undergo medical evaluations, school officials said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Mount McKinley becomes Denali - except on Air Force One map

The televised flight map on Air Force One still called it Mount McKinley, but President Barack Obama was all about capturing the historic moment that Denali - now the name of North America's tallest peak - came into view. Obama snapped...Show More Summary

White supremacist aiming to kill Jews convicted in three Kansas murders

A man who admitted in court to wanting to kill Jews was found guilty on Monday of murdering three people, including a teenage boy, outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year. A seven-man, five-woman jury took less than two hoursShow More Summary

Supreme Court says former Virginia governor McDonnell can stay out of prison pending appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions. In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process. Show More Summary

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak.

Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina from Erika's remnants

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C.. (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred formed early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina. Show More Summary

Director Wes Craven dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.

Americans are 'cutting the cord'

Dozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers.

Suspect in Houston deputy shooting to appear in court

Shannon Miles was due to appear at 9 a.m. EDT in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car, sheriff's officials said. Show More Summary

NFL's Brady back in court to fight 'Deflategate' suspension

By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to court on Monday, just days before a federal judge was expected to rule on whether to uphold the football superstar's four-game "Deflategate" suspension. Show More Summary

'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. Show More Summary

Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Turner Field

This is the second major incident involving a fan falling from the upper deck at Turner Field in the last three years.

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing.

Fan dies after fall in Atlanta stadium

"We have received confirmation that the fan involved in an accident at this evening's game has passed away," the Braves said in a statement after the game. A reporter covering the game for Fox News described the incident on-air, telling...Show More Summary

Ten years later, 'unbowed' New Orleans reflects on Katrina

By Kathy Finn and Edward McAllister NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Superdome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. Show More Summary

Erika no longer a tropical storm, loses steam over Cuba

By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Erika, a tropical storm that killed 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica and at least one person in Haiti, fell apart on Saturday over eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Erika's...Show More Summary

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