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Two killed in shooting at Walmart in North Dakota

(Reuters) - A shooting that left two people dead at a Walmart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, early on Tuesday involved a U.S. airman from the Grand Forks Air Force base, the Air Force said. The airman's role was not clear, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was working with Grand Forks police, the Air Force said. Show More Summary

Connecticut police probe apparent stabbing, suicide near Yale

(Reuters) - A 21-year-old Yale University student stabbed an acquaintance early on Tuesday and then jumped from the ninth floor of an apartment building near the campus, killing himself, police in Connecticut said. Both people involved...Show More Summary

Two killed in shooting at Walmart in North Dakota: report

(Reuters) - Shots were fired at a Walmart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, early on Tuesday and two people were killed, including the gunman, WDAZ television reported. The 1 a.m. shooting involved an airman from the Grand Forks Air Force Base, WDAZ reported. The store was on lockdown as the investigation continued, WDAZ reported.

Maryland lawmakers take up police reform after Baltimore unrest

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baltimore rioting over the death of a black man from injuries in police custody is spurring Maryland lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform after legislation stalled in the statehouse. Show More Summary

Wisconsin judge to hold juvenile court hearing in Slenderman case

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday will begin a hearing on whether to move a trial from adult to juvenile court for one of the girls accused of stabbing her classmate 19 times to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. The girls,...Show More Summary

Iraq announces launch of operation to drive IS from Anbar

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital earlier this month.

Washington Post reporter stands trial in Iran for spying

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian went on trial behind closed doors in Iran Tuesday on charges of spying, a case that has clouded a rapprochement with the United States. Rezaian's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, who is also a journalist,...Show More Summary

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation.

12 still missing after massive Texas floods

Gov. Greg Abbott calls it "the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen."

Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials

(Reuters) - Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered. TheShow More Summary

Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared...Show More Summary

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Roberts...Show More Summary

Report: Cleveland, DOJ reach settlement over police

Federal authorities cite a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported.

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times

Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday. The settlement could be announced as early as Tuesday, the newspaper said, citing people briefed on the matter. Show More Summary

Anonymous threats against airliners prompt plane searches

A series of anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners Monday, possibly from the same source, prompted searches of at least two planes at Kennedy Airport and nearly interrupted a third flight from England, authorities said.

Mexico officials stand by account of deadly ranch shootout

Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the lopsided death toll.

Business at the high end is grand for Trump

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warnings bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand. Show More Summary

Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

An Afghan official says that 19 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed by Taliban militants who have surrounded a police compound in an ongoing siege.

Fighter Jets Scramble Following Reports of Multiple Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say

An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight -- one of several threats made to multiple airplanes bound for different U.S. airports, law enforcement officials told ABC News. Show More Summary

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