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South Bronx Legionnaires' disease outbreak: Contaminated cooling towers found
City officials have identified contaminated water in two building cooling towers that may be connected to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened 46 people in the South Bronx, two of them fatally.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:29:00 PDT)

Portland protesters hanging from bridge disrupt Arctic-bound Shell vessel
Royal Dutch Shell's narrow summer window to drill for oil in the Arctic became slightly narrower Thursday after protesters in Portland, Ore., suspended themselves from one of the city's many famous bridges to briefly block an essential support vessel from traveling north.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:41:00 PDT)

Bond set at $1 million for former University of Cincinnati policeman in killing of Samuel DuBose
Even before police disclosed his name, relatives and friends of Samuel DuBose, the man killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop, had begun planting flowers and candles and sharing memories of DuBose at the corner where he died.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:22:00 PDT)

Cincinnati prosecutor who charged cop: 'When I indict a murderer, I don't pull punches'
To put it simply, Joseph T. Deters, a law-and-order Republican from Hamilton County, Ohio, is not a prosecutor who's known for sending cops to jail.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:02:00 PDT)

Mother who fled Honduras 'to escape abuse, mistreatment' says 'it's the same' in U.S.
Ten immigrant women who had been held at government-contracted family detention centers filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday alleging that they and their children had received substandard medical care at the facilities.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:48:00 PDT)

Congress approves stopgap bill to keep highway projects going
With just a day to spare, Congress approved a stopgap measure to fund the federal highway program, sending President Obama the legislation to avert a Friday shutdown of transportation projects nationwide.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:32:00 PDT)

Washington's fight over the budget might shut down the government again
Despite promises that it won't come to this, Congress and the White House are charging toward another government shutdown.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:10:00 PDT)

Cincinnati body-cam images made us players in a video game
Imagine this video game scenario: You're a white police officer in Cincinnati, and you've just made a traffic stop. There's a black man named Samuel DuBose in the car, and you are talking to him through his open window. Both of you are speaking calmly. You try to open the door, but he holds it...
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:30:00 PDT)

Hillary Clinton's new campaign strategy is she's now taking questions
Three months into her second presidential bid, Hillary Rodham Clinton has succeeded at an important goal - pivoting away from a highly restricted campaign style that threatened to cut her off from voters in key early-voting states.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

At a Texas church, volunteers offer more than sanctuary for new immigrants
Residents had begun to worry about the seemingly endless flow of immigrants dropped off near the bus station here.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

'Happy Birthday' to whom? A simple song with a complex copyright history and lawsuit
For generations, "Happy Birthday" - a tune sung to almost every American every single year of his or her life - has made millions of dollars for its aggressive copyright owners.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:50:00 PDT)

Seattle-area prosecutor drops death penalty in 2007 murder case
A Seattle-area woman charged with killing six members of her family on Christmas Eve 2007 will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:31:00 PDT)

Aurora shooting trial: James Holmes, as seen through his mother's tearful eyes
This is how you try to make a mass murderer seem like a human being.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:11:00 PDT)

Prosecutor on indicted University of Cincinnati officer: 'He purposely killed him'
In a time marked by a series of deadly confrontations between African Americans and police, a white University of Cincinnati officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist near the campus, with the county prosecutor calling it a "senseless act."
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:01:00 PDT)

Grand jury transcript from Eric Garner case to remain sealed, court says
An appellate court ruled Wednesday that most details of the grand jury proceeding that cleared a white policeman in the death of Eric Garner should remain sealed, a setback to activists who say Garner, an unarmed black man, was murdered.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:26:00 PDT)

Immigrant in U.S. illegally was released before Ohio crime spree in which he's charged
A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally had been stopped by Ohio authorities and released weeks before a crime spree in which he's suspected that left one woman dead, officials said.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:27:00 PDT)

Congress poised to avert highway fund shutdown, for now
Congress is poised to avert a looming shutdown of federal highway accounts with passage of a temporary measure that will keep operations funded for the next three months, but the move creates a possible new crisis point for the fall.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:00:00 PDT)

Boehner appears to swat back latest ouster attempt
The latest effort to oust House Speaker John A. Boehner has stirred up conservative activists but failed to produce a groundswell of revolt on Capitol Hill.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:33:00 PDT)

How Medicare fulfilled a president's half-century-old promise
Half a century after President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid with a pledge that seniors no longer would "be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine," the promise has been largely fulfilled.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:10:00 PDT)

A Texas nun greets detained immigrants at the gate to freedom
Sister Sharon Altendorf waits for hours in the bare lobby. A television blares Muzak and flashes photos of employees of the month. Nearby, a guard keeps watch next to a metal detector.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

Immigrant detention centers criticized at Capitol Hill forum
With critics increasingly calling for the Obama administration to end immigrant family detention, members of Congress held a Capitol Hill forum Tuesday to hear from experts, former detainees and a former detention center employee.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:30:00 PDT)

James Holmes' father narrates a parent's worst nightmare
He sounded like a proud father leafing through the family album: There's Jimmy with his grandma, kicking a soccer ball, in a tae kwon do uniform, holding his new baby sister. There's the annual family portrait. Mouse ears at Disneyland. Boating at Big Bear Lake.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:16:00 PDT)

Jonathan Pollard, American who spied for Israel, to get parole
Former U.S. intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, whose spying for Israel created a serious breach in relations between the two allies, will be paroled in November after serving 30 years of a life sentence, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:00 PDT)

Officials in Texas, alleging death threats, release new Sandra Bland jail video
Texas officials released new video on Tuesday showing that Sandra Bland was alive while she was processed in the Waller County Jail, a move designed to dispel social media rumors that the woman was mistreated or mortally harmed before she was placed in the Texas jail cell where officials say she...
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:42:00 PDT)

Jamestown remains identified as those of Virginia colony's early leaders
Jamestown archaeologists working with the Smithsonian Institution have identified four sets of remains found inside the footprint of a 1608 church as prominent early leaders of the historic Virginia colony.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:00 PDT)

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