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Baltimore judge schedules police trials in black man's death

A Baltimore judge on Tuesday set trial dates, the first beginning in November, for six police officers charged in the death of a black man from an injury suffered in police custody, an event that triggered protests, arson and rioting. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush’s 2016 run wavers amid breakout stars

Top donors have reportedly told Bush that he will start hemorrhaging fundraisers if he does not rev up momentum.

GOP and Planned Parenthood square off in Congress

By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Tuesday challenged Planned Parenthood's U.S. taxpayer support, while the health organization's president said defunding it would disproportionately hurt low-income women. Show More Summary

Ann Romney opens up about MS struggle

In her new memoir, "In This Together," Romney details her struggles with multiple sclerosis, which she was diagnosed with in 1998.

Pentagon says U.S. needs to beef up ability to deter cyber attacks

The U.S. military needs to improve its ability to deter attacks on its computer networks, and is working to make it more costly for U.S. adversaries, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told a Senate hearing on Tuesday. "We are not where we need to be in our deterrent posture," Work told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Show More Summary

Baltimore judge to schedule police trials in black man's death

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams will hold an afternoon scheduling hearing with prosecutors and defense lawyers in the case arising from the death of Freddie Gray in April. Gray, 25, died from a spinal injury suffered in the back of a police van, leading to the demonstrations and looting in the largely black city later that month. Show More Summary

Boomers leave generation's imprint on the U.S. landscape

U.S. baby boomers have been on the planet for nearly 70 years, long enough to reshape almost every aspect of American life. Now in their retirement years, boomers are putting their final stamp on the landscape even further out of town in age-restricted communities epitomized by The Villages, a massive master-planned retirement development in Florida. Show More Summary

VW: 1.8M commercial vehicles, 700,000 SEAT cars affected

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen said Tuesday that 1.8 million commercial vehicles are among those affected by the emissions-rigging scandal, while Spanish unit SEAT said 700,000 of its cars were fitted with the diesel engine in question.

Afghanistan mounts offensive to retake Kunduz city from Taliban

Afghan troops backed by US air support launched a counter-offensive Tuesday to retake Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001. Gun battles...Show More Summary

US military launches strike on Afghan city taken by Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military carried out an airstrike on Tuesday on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, which was captured by the Taliban the previous day in a major setback to the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Obama and Putin meet on Syria, remain divided on Assad's fate

The U.S. and Russian leaders fail to resolve their dispute over the future role of Bashar al-Assad.

Putin does not rule out Russian strikes in Syria

President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia had not ruled out air strikes in support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's forces in their battle against jihadist rebels. As for ground forces, Putin said they would not be used. "We are thinking about how to additionally help the Syrian army," he said, after meeting US President Barack Obama.

Bill to avert government shutdown clears main Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown and provide temporary funds for federal agencies in the fiscal year beginning on Thursday cleared an important procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday. With the...Show More Summary

Oklahoma court denies motion to halt execution of Glossip

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday denied a request to halt the execution planned for later this week of Richard Glossip, whose lawyers said they had uncovered new evidence that points to his innocence. On Sept. 16, it issued a two-week stay in a move that came hours before his scheduled execution and set the new date of Sept. Show More Summary

Trump promises to simplify and streamline U.S. tax code

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday promised to simplify the U.S. tax code and eliminate deductions and loopholes for special interest groups if he becomes president at the November, 2016 election. Real estate...Show More Summary

Missouri AG finds no evidence Planned Parenthood mishandled fetal tissue

Koster's office had launched an investigation after an anti-abortion group released videos over the summer alleging that Planned Parenthood in other states illegally sold fetal tissue. "The evidence reviewed by my investigators supports Planned Parenthood's representation that fetal tissue is handled in accordance with Missouri law," Koster said in a news release.

Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich.

Evidence of brine 'flows' on Mars: water study

Curious lines running down slopes on the Martian surface may be streaks of super-salty brine, said the latest findings Monday in the scientific quest for extra-terrestrial liquid water, a prerequisite for life. A team from the United...Show More Summary

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