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All hostages believe to be out of house

The other six were released by about 9 a.m., police said. Jackson police are on the scene of a hostage situation on the city's south side. Chief Vance says over a dozen people were in the rooming house at the time that the hostage situation began.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to eradicate diseases

With her family in the audience, Chan described how the initiative's mission is to prevent or manage all diseases in our children's lifetime - or by the end of the century. It will serve also as a central point for collaboration across several disciplines; led by Joseph DeRisi-who has PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics-and Stephen Quake-who has a Dphil in Bioengineering and Applied Physics, and Physics.

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What we know about the Charlotte police officer

Since Scott was shot and killed, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts told the NewsHour's Judy Woodruff that the city vows to investigate the circumstances around Scott's death with the "highest integrity". "So you can't be a hypocrite and just say 'oh, well, a white man or a white police officer killed a black man'". Experts who track shootings by police noted that the release of videos can often quell protest violence, and that the footage sometimes shows that events unfolded differently than ...

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US states sue British drugmaker over marketing of opioid

The states want the companies to cease anticompetitve strategies to allow competition and for the court to order relief for consumers and states in addition to costs and fees. But while the medication was still protected by patent, Indivior created and marketed a dissolvable film version of Suboxone that extended the patent.

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Forces push IS militants from key northern town

The Iraqi Air Force has dropped 7 million leaflets on the city of Mosul in preparation for an offensive to take back the city from the Islamic State , warning the residents to prepare for "zero hour". Al-Karim added that the operation did not displace people, as residents stayed in their homes. Shirqat is also just south of Qarrayah and the nearby Qayyarah Airfiled West, or Q-West, which Iraqi forces wrested from Islamic State control in mid-July.

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Despite videos, questions remain about fatal Tulsa shooting

Police in Tulsa released dashcam and aerial footage, 911 calls and police radio traffic following Terence Crutcher's shooting death on September 16, showing Crutcher walking away from Shelby, who is white, with his arms in the air. After days of investigation, Tulsa prosecutors decided Thursday to file the manslaughter charge against Shelby. Two complaints of excessive force have been filed against Shelby since she joined the police force in 2011, but records show the claims against ...

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Ambivalent Hillary Voters: Don't Assume Someone Else Will Stop Trump

Clinton had a shaky performance at a September 7 NBC "Commander in Chief" forum where she became prickly in response to questions about her handling of classified emails while serving as USA secretary of state. Bush in his 2004 debates and McCain in 2008, said Bush did not put in the necessary work for his first debate against Democrat John Kerry that year and it showed.

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Fire Causes Massive Blackout in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro García Padilla, has declared a state of emergency over a power outage that at its peak affected 1.5 million customers. "The system is not created to withstand a failure of this magnitude". Local media reported that firefighters had put out the blaze but it was not clear when full power would be restored.

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Electricity out across Puerto Rico after power plant fire

But it won't be 'till Friday that all of the power company's 1.5 million customers are reconnected, said Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The governor of Puerto Rico says power is slowly being restored almost 24 hours after a blackout swept across the island.

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Officer injured in bomb suspect's arrest visits school

The FBI released an image Wednesday of two men who took a piece of luggage holding a bomb that didn't explode in New York City. One of the men appeared to wear a white or tan shirt, with the other wearing a red shirt. The official said that information provided by Asia Rahami could be of "immense value" in clarifying a motive for her husband's alleged bombings and attempted bombings.

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Rahami charged with using weapon of mass destruction

Rahami was taken into custody Monday after a short, but intense manhunt and was charged later that day with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and two counts related to possession of a weapon. Investigators say Mr Rahami, who is 28, planted two bombs in Chelsea but one failed to detonate. The Edison, New Jersey, woman filed the petition Tuesday with a family court in Union County, revealing little information other than that she had last spoken with Mr.

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Michelle Obama's passport may have been leaked

Among the materials was an alleged copy of Obama's passport. The quality of the scan is high, and shows all of her personal details. The leaked files have not been verified and the White House has not yet commented. "We hope you will tell the people about this criminal negligence of White House Office staffers". DCLeaks was launched in June and is supposedly run by US citizens motivated to release hacked information in the name of "freedom of speech, human rights and government of the ...

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BB gun found after Schenectady High School orders lockout

The student will be facing multiple charges as well as disciplinary action from the school district. DEFOREST, Wis. (WMTV)--DeForest Area High School went into a lockdown on Thursday afternoon according to the DeForest Area School District and the DeForest Police Department.

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Samsung tries to ease fears after new reports of phone fires

In the first incident reported in China, a social media user posted messages Sunday saying a friend's Galaxy Note 7 caught fire over the weekend. They cited reports of Note 7 batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 instances where individuals were burned and 55 that caused property damage.

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Charlotte Mayor Imposes Midnight Curfew as Hundreds Protest for a Third Night

This moment stood out as the most escalated of the evening, notably more peaceful than Wednesday night's demonstrations. Police spokesman Keith Trietley says in a news release that 26-year-old Justin Carr died Thursday at the hospital. Police said Scott got out of a vehicle with a firearm and "posed an imminent deadly threat" to the officers, at which point Officer Vinson reportedly fired his service weapon.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer charged in man's death

Kunzweiler announced the charge Thursday afternoon, six days after Crutcher died in a controversial encounter that was captured on video by a police helicopter camera and dashboard cameras. Crutcher, his white shirt stained with blood, lies on the ground alone and unattended for almost two minutes before an officer puts on medical gloves and begins to examine him.

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Gov. Pat McCrory Declares State of Emergency Following Charlotte Protests

Other cities have released footage of police shootings. The National Guard arrived in the city this morning, after a second night of protests left one civilian on life support . Witnesses on the scene, as well as Scott's family, contest this version of events. "You know the law as well as I do - right now we can't release it", CMPD chief Kerr Putney said Wednesday.

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Phoenix chief: 3 officers resign after man forced to eat pot

Three Phoenix police officers resigned, while a lieutenant was demoted after they forced a 19-year-old to eat marijuana at a predawn traffic stop. Police identified the three officers who quit as Richard G. The man later told police officials that the officers demanded that he eat the marijuana to avoid going to jail. "The allegations against these former officers are compelling, appalling and extremely unprofessional ", said Yahner.

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Charlotte protests prompt state of emergency

Putney has said that the video shouldn't be released while the investigation is ongoing. Pat McCrory after a second straight night of racial unrest of the sort that has convulsed other USA cities and seemed at odds with Charlotte's image as a diverse, forward-looking city of the New South.

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McMullen: Vikings' latest injuries aren't as big as you think

Hopefully, we can play good defense. The full fix also lessens the risk of reinjury, as well as exposure to the possibility of arthritis. Dr. Derek Ochiai, of the Nirschl Orthopaedic Center in Arlington, Va., and Dr. Garoppolo was again a limited participant in today's practice as he continues to recover from a right shoulder injury suffered late the first half of last Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

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What we know about suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami

When the officers approached, police said, Rahami started shooting, striking Padilla, a 14-year-veteran, in the torso. Ahmad Khan Rahami, a US citizen born in Afghanistan, was charged by federal officials in two states Tuesday with planting bombs in NY, and at a military charity run and train station in New Jersey.

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Victim's family pleased police officer charged

Shortly after news of Shelby's charge was announced , the Tulsa police department took to Facebook to state several protests had begun in the area. A former federal prosecutor says prosecutors in Tulsa were right to swiftly charge a white police officer with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.

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Yahoo confirms data breach affecting hundreds of millions of accounts

Data from at least 500 million Yahoo users was "stolen" during an attack in 2014, the internet company has said. These steps include invalidating unencrypted security questions and answers so they can not be used to access an account and asking potentially affected users to change their passwords.

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Dunford: Russia bombed Syria humanitarian aid convoy

ASSAD: He denied attacking hospitals, saying, "How can I attack hospitals while I am sending vaccines, for example?" He called for the U.N.to expand its terrorism list to include groups at the fringes of a US -backed rebel umbrella group and called Washington's errant strike an "outrageous violation".

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Puerto Rico hospitals cancel surgeries after islandwide power outage

Alejandro Garcia Padilla. The fire burned up an old oil-burning power plant that was going to be shut down and replaced by a new natural gas burning power plant. He said the switch where the fire happened had been properly maintained. Airports, police stations and water plants are expected to receive first priority when the power resumes on Thursday.

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Man shot during Wednesday night protests in Charlotte has died

By declaring a state of emergency , the governor has the flexibility to impose a curfew or a ban on the sale of alcohol and firearms - neither of which has happened in Charlotte. Keith Scott's death is still being investigated as well. "H", tweeted Democrat Clinton, signing the post herself. "I don't have a time frame", she said.

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Clinton camp ahead of debate: Donald Trump 'can be triggered very quickly'

Except, that is, when it comes to Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation or her private email server. " The New York Times has characterized Clinton's level of preparation as a 'forensic-style analysis" of Mr. Many voters have unqualified praise for their preferred candidate.... Eighty percent of voters said the development had no effect of their vote.

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WLKY: Kentucky Supreme Court says Bevin cannot cut university budgets

Matt Bevin had the authority to order public colleges and universities not to spend all of the money the state legislature gave them. She said that Bevin and his team are disappointed in the ruling and do not agree with the Supreme Courts arguments.

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Big Ten is nation's top volleyball conference in new poll

Wisconsin ranks first in the Big Ten and 13th nationally with just 261 yards allowed per game, and that includes a game that featured one of the country's top running backs in LSU's Leonard Fournette. UW confirmed Wednesday night via a video on Facebook that redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook will start at quarterback against Michigan State. Hornibrook engineered scoring drives on three of his first four possessions and finished 8-for-12 for 122 yards and a touchdown.

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B.C. 'cautiously optimistic' about fewer opioid deaths after massive effort

While it was previously known to be cut into other opiates and painkillers like heroin and Oxycontin, recent spates of overdoses in Delta and Surrey suggest it's showing up in other party drugs. As British Columbia's health authorities continue to battle an overdoses crisis in the province, deaths involving the powerful opioid fentanyl are still piling up.

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Fort Lee Police Chief Describes Secret Meeting With GW Bridge Manager

Jared Kushner, whose bad blood with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie goes back to when the former federal prosecutor put the real estate scion's father in prison, could possibly testify in the Bridgegate trial of two former Christie allies.

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Jay Cutler's thumb injury has Bears 'preparing for a lengthy absence'

The Bears don't need an experienced, plus-at-best quarterback to man the helm for the next two seasons. Chicago lost five players to injury during Monday night's loss to the Eagles, and some won't be back anytime soon. After the interception, in typical Cutler-fashion, he walked off the field with his head down before getting confronted by outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the sideline which you can see above.

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State of emergency declared in Charlotte

Scott did so in a very calm, non-aggressive manner". "Me, as a mother, wants to know why he would be carrying a gun to pick up a little child", she said. And during those 16 hours, Charlotte was besieged by a second night of rioting and looting and violence by people who believe Scott was killed after police confused a book in his hand for a gun.

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Oklahoma Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher to Face 1st Degree Manslaughter Charge

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby fired the shot that killed Terence Crutcher who appeared to have his hands up in the air, as seen from the police dashcam and helicopter video taken near Crutcher's vehicle, which was parked in the middle of the road.

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Once Again Pennsylvania Highway System Ranks Low

A new study done by the Reason Foundation in Los Angeles has ranked OR as 23rd in the nation for "overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness". A new report says MA has among the worst state roads and bridges when you look at the amount of tax money spent on them. The state's highway fatality rate - 0.58 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles - is the lowest in the nation and well below the national rate of 1.10, the Reason report found.


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