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IS suicide attack one of Iraq's deadliest in a decade

BAGHDAD (AP) — An attack by the Islamic State group on a crowded marketplace in Iraq's eastern Diyala province has killed 115 people, including women and children, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the country in the past decade.

Texas trooper violated policy stopping woman who died in jail: agency

The Texas Department of Public Safety said on Friday the trooper has been put on desk duty while the FBI and the Texas Rangers, a statewide police and investigation agency, probe the death of Sandra Bland, 28, an African-American. Relatives...Show More Summary

One-way ticket at heart of Tenn. shooting probe

In 2014, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez traveled to Jordan, and ended up spending seven months overseas.

Slain Marine's final text: 'ACTIVE SHOOTER'

Twenty-four hours after a deadly shooting spree that began at one military recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., and ended at another, details are starting to emerge about the four Marines who were killed in Thursday's attack.

Details emerge on 'lone wolf' Chattanooga shootings

Yahoo's Bianna Golodryga breaks down what we know about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

Holmes verdict offers some relief to families

Three years after 12 died and 70 were injured in a Colorado movie theater, James Holmes is found guilty.

Suspect in slaying of U.S. Marines made 2014 trip to Mideast

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suspect in the fatal shootings of four U.S. Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries last year, authorities said on Friday, as the investigation focused on any signs of a connection to Islamist militants. Show More Summary

Seattle's long-broken tunnel-boring machine set to resume Nov. 23

The world's largest-diameter tunneling machine could resume drilling under downtown Seattle in late November after repairs are completed, allowing a central part of a years-delayed highway project to go forward, Washington state officials said on Friday. Show More Summary

Tornado caused 'significant' damage to Illinois town: police

(Reuters) - A tornado ripped through a town in western Illinois on Thursday, badly damaging homes, downing power lines and causing several gas leaks, state police said. There were no immediate reports of injuries in Cameron, a town of...Show More Summary

Colorado movie massacre gunman found guilty of multiple murders

Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes was found guilty on Thursday of multiple counts of first degree murder, a verdict that enables prosecutors to seek the death penalty for the former graduate student who killed 12 people and wounded 70 at a midnight premiere of a Batman film in 2012. Show More Summary

Verdict reached in trial of Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A verdict has been reached in the highly-anticipated capital murder case against James Holmes, the gunman who killed 12 people when he opened fire on a sold-out Colorado movie theater in July 2012.

Walker goes Scott-free as judges shut down probe

The Wisconsin Supreme Court today ordered a special state prosecutor to shut down a controversial investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s political fundraising and “permanently destroy” all the evidence they have collected, handing Walker a huge political victory just days after he formally announced his run for president.

Shootings at multiple places near Tennessee college, officer hit

By Brendan O'Brien and Suzannah Gonzales (Reuters) - There have been shootings at multiple places in Chattanooga, including near a U.S. Army Reserve center and a Navy recruiting center in the Tennessee city on Thursday, and a police officer was hit by gunfire, officials and local media reports said. Show More Summary

Active shooter incident reported at Chattanooga naval reserve center

Officials in Chattanooga, Tennessee, responded to reports of an active shooter after a shooting at a naval reserve center.

Obama rediscovers audacity

Recent boldness on Iran and other issues may force a reevaluation of his presidency.

George HW Bush in fair condition after breaking bone in neck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush fractured a bone in his neck when he took a tumble at his oceanside summer home in Maine, but suffered no neurological problems and the injury will likely be allowed to heal on its own, his spokesman said Thursday.

South Carolina judge extends order sealing church massacre documents

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Thursday extended for another week a temporary order sealing court documents and silencing lawyers and others involved in the case of the slaying of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston last month. Show More Summary

With Iran deal reached, what should Israel do now?

Some are saying Benjamin Netanyahu should accept it as a fait accompli and try to repair his relationship with President Obama, which is more tense and troubled than any between an Israeli and American leader in more than 30 years.

Elder Bush in fair condition after breaking bone in neck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush, at 91 the oldest living former president, was hospitalized Thursday in fair condition after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall.

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