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Claims that Pitt abused kids are 'exaggerated or fabricated'

Sources dished to TMZ that the 52-year-old actor is now under investigation by the LAPD and the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services after allegedly getting verbally abusive and a bit physical with his kids. Reports Wednesday suggested Pitt was also being investigated by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), as well as the Los Angeles Police Department, for child abuse.

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Phillies Give Up Lead In 11th, Mets Win 9-8

The game-winning hit by Cabrera capped a wild final few innings. This bonkers NL Wild Card race now has the Mets (81-70) a half game up on the St. Louis Cardinals (80-70; off today), and at worst tied with the San Francisco Giants at the end of the night (Giants currently playing the Padres).

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Swing State Polling Shows Tightening Race, With Clinton Still In The Lead

Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in a new poll of voters in North Carolina, a swing state that is looming larger in the national political outcome on November 8.

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US Stocks Extend Gains on Fed Statement

Fed-fund futures suggested a very modest pickup in expectations for a rate increase in December, after the USA central bank signaled it expects an increase by the end of the year, and three officials also dissented for the first time since 2014.

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Settlement reached in damages from Exxon's Yellowstone spill

ExxonMobil Corp will pay $12 million to Montana for a 2011 oil spill that affected 85 miles of Yellowstone River as well as farmland. The discharge is estimated to have been approximately 63,000 gallons (about 1,500 barrels) of oil. Essentially, Montana will receive US$9.5 million and the federal government will get the remaining $2.5 million. The company spent $135 million on cleanup and fix work.

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US police won't release shooting video

The city government initially said someone was killed Wednesday night when shot by another civilian, not police, but later said that person was critically injured. "Any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property should not be tolerated", the governor said. By the time the protesters walked the few blocks to uptown and encountered riot police standing like statues on Trade Street, the marchers were seething.

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Sacramento mayor, former National Basketball Association player Kevin Johnson attacked with pie

She said Johnson then wrestled the man to the ground, and mayoral staff and a police officer pinned him down. "I was standing right there and I'm still pretty shaken up", Strait said, speaking about three hours afterwards. Thompson's booking photo suggests hitting Johnson with a cream pie was a bad idea. "He is home with his family ..." According to the Sacramento Bee , Johnson responded to the attack by engaging in a brief scuffle and striking the pie assailant.

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Obama urges Charlotte protesters to be peaceful

Police said Scott was holding a handgun, which investigators recovered from the scene, and posed a threat because he was not obeying "loud, clear, verbal commands" to not exit his vehicle and to drop the weapon. Three uniformed officers were wearing cameras and investigators are reviewing the footage. Mayor Jennifer Roberts instituted a midnight-to-6 a.m. curfew Thursday.

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Wells Fargo CEO resigns position on Fed advisory body

Sept 22 Wells Fargo & Co said Chief Executive John Stumpf resigned from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's advisory council, saying it was his personal decision. Senators of both parties accused the bank of fraud and told Stumpf he was scapegoating legions of lower-level employees while senior executives kept their jobs and received hefty pay packages.

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Crowd cheers as NJ officer is released from hospital

Padilla was taken to University Hospital at Rahway while Linden Police Officer Pete Hammer , who was hit by flying debris and possibly shot as well, was taken to University Hospital in Newark. there's no way to re-create that in training", he said. The suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was taken into custody and hospitalized Monday after firing at police in the tense confrontation in Linden, just hours after authorities issued an alert looking for him, the Union County acting prosecutor said.

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CDC Still Stumped by Mystery Zika Case in Utah

For regions with active transmission of Zika virus, World Health Organization recommends that sexually active men and women be correctly counselled and offered a full range of contraceptive methods to be able to make an informed choice about whether, and when, to become pregnant in order to prevent possible adverse pregnancy and foetal outcomes.

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Trump Tops Clinton in Battleground States Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio

Clinton received 16.3 percent support, Stein 1.2 percent, and write-in and other third-party candidates another 3.2 percent; those indicating they had no plans to vote was 5.2 percent. Seventy-eight percent of Trump's voters said they are highly interested in the election, versus 75 percent of Clinton voters. Trump emphasized to President el-Sisi his high regard for peace-loving Muslims and understands that every day there are people of goodwill that sacrifice their lives and fortunes to ...

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Rahami unconscious after multiple surgeries following shootout, sources say

Patton said his office is available to meet with Rahami in New Jersey and represent him at a telephone or video conference appearance. Mr Rahami was already charged by the state of New Jersey with the attempted murder of police, during his arrest.

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Tulsa officer facing first-degree manslaughter charge in death of unarmed black man

Footage showed Crutcher raising his hands and then placing them on the SUV as officers encircled him. A warrant has been issued for Shelby's arrest, Kunzweiler said Thursday, and arrangements were being made with her lawyer for her surrender to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Department.

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Charlotte Joins Cities With Unrest After Black Man's Death

It was unclear if Scott was holding a gun, as police contend, the family's lawyer said. Justin Bamberg, in an e-mailed statement , said: " After watching the videos, the family again has more questions than answers ". Police said the shooting was "civilian on civilian" and did not involve officers. " Police say he came out of the vehicle with a gun". "I'm telling you right now if you think I say we should display a victim's worst day for consumption, that is not the transparency I'm ...

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Mayor gives plan to make Chicago safe

He will address the root causes of violence in Chicago and lay out solutions as the city grapples with a 50-percent spike in homicides this year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Police Department and City Council are incapable of solving the conditions that produce street crime in Chicago .

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Family sees video of fatal Charlotte police shooting

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades to disperse demonstrators who looted stores and threw rocks, bottles and fireworks. Police in Charlotte have now confirmed to ABC News that they have video that shows Keith Lamont Scott had a gun in his hand during his interaction with police officers before he was fatally shot.

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Scott family calls for calm in Charlotte

Scott didn't own a gun or habitually carry a gun, the family has told their attorneys, Bamberg said. Justin Bamberg, an attorney for Scott's family, said the video showed Scott getting out of his vehicle calmly. He refused to discuss its content with television crews outside of police headquarters, just saying "there are some things to digest". Others jumped on top of a police van and stomped on it, breaking the windshield and other windows.

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Red Sox use 5 unearned runs to beat skidding Orioles

Another four-game series, another chance for the Red Sox to bust out their brooms. The Tigers (82-70) swept the three-game series and thanks to the Baltimore Orioles getting swept by the Boston Red Sox , they now own sole possession of the second American League wild-card spot with a half-game lead on the Orioles .

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Hillary Clinton leads as debate looms

Trump said students are "choking" on their loans, and he pledged to work with Congress to make higher education more affordable. Hillary Clinton kicked off a campaign event Wednesday by saying that the recent police killings of two African-American men that unleashed a national uproar this week are "unbearable" and "intolerable".

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Obama Raises Palestinian Issue in Last Meeting with Netanyahu

President Obama's final meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here on Wednesday served as a reminder of how little progress has been made toward one of Obama's biggest foreign policy goals - a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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Police seeking men who found pressure cooker

The New York bomb suspect, Ahmad Rahami, was on Tuesday charged for the blasts in New York and New Jersey. Rahami has been charged in federal court with planting those devices and several more in two locations in New Jersey. They say he wrote a journal that praised Osama bin Laden and other Muslim extremists, fumed about what he saw as the US government's killing of Muslim holy warriors and declared "death to your oppression".

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Data from 500 million Yahoo user accounts stolen by 'state-sponsored actor'

The Yahoo breach is still under investigation, however, the tech giant has requested users to take necessary security measures to be safe from the Yahoo hack. Yahoo was already facing a steep decline in email traffic, despite CEO Marissa Mayer's efforts to upgrade the service in order to foster more user loyalty.

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Officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter in death of Terence Crutcher

Officer Betty Shelby repeatedly told Crutcher to keep his hands out of his pockets and stop walking back to his auto, according to court papers filed yesterday in Tulsa County Court. Someone on the police radio says, "I think he may have just been tasered". When she noticed Crutcher's vehicle was running, her attorney Scott Wood said, she found it odd.

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Trump on Charlotte: "our country looks bad"

Wilder, the grandson of slaves and a Korean war vet, went further on to say, "Let's assume Trump is the worst guy in the world - fine", noting that he asked Clinton's running mate Sen. Unfortunately, due to the aforementioned reasons, he can't trust Clinton to win this one on her own. They cite the shooting deaths of dozens of other black Americans by police as cause to protest a system they say is risky and discriminatory and fails to prosecute far too many officers who kill ...

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Suspicious backpack explodes at US New Jersey train station

Authorities converged on the apartment just before 6 a.m. The Telegraph also printed a statement from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: "It's a awful thing what's going on in our world, what's going on in our country, but we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant and we are going to end it".

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NY explosion: What we know now

Crime scene investigators work at the scene of Saturday's explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Cuomo said that, while the bombs discovered in Manhattan and New Jersey were not identical, there were "certain commonalities" among the chemicals and technologies used.

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Mayor Says He Lied About Gridlock to Save Building Project

David Wildstein "was protected by Chris Christie, correct?" said defense attorney Michael Critchley. Foye's chief of staff, John Ma, testified he gave an off-the-record interview to a reporter on September 12, 2013, the day before Foye ordered the lanes reopened, during which he told the reporter the Port Authority wasn't conducting a traffic study at the bridge.

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Kansas Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Overtime Rule

On Sept. 20, two complaints were filed in the Eastern District of Texas: one by a coalition of more than 50 business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and one by a group of 21 states (represented by their attorneys general), led by Texas and Nevada.

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New poll shows Trump opening up lead in Iowa

The average of recent polls shows the two candidates in a dead heat in each of those three states. "Republicans can not continue to underperform with them and maintain a realistic ability to win some of these battleground states", Kevin Wagner, an FAU associate professor of political science, said in a statement.

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Clinton maintains big lead over Trump with Hispanic voters

In the poll that also includes Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Trump holds a 44% to 39% advantage over Clinton. Mrs Clinton had a shaky performance at a Sept 7 NBC "Commander-in-Chief" forum where she became prickly in response to questions about her handling of classified emails while serving as U.S.

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Man shot during protests in Charlotte has died

Carr was discovered at the Omni Hotel uptown, and because the crowd was too thick for paramedics to access the scene, he had to be evacuated by a SWAT armored personnel carrier, the chief said . When asked if the video of the shooting being released would ease tensions, Bamberg said protesters shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the family is still trying to come to terms with their loss.

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Five Detained In Connection With New York Bombing

Dramatic footage shows the moment police accidentally detonate the device while cutting it with a robot drone. Both pressure cookers were filled with ball bearings and BBs to serve as shrapnel. Authorities are asking the public to help search for him, and released a photo of him Monday morning, saying he may be armed and unsafe. Authorities said Sunday that there wasn't a further credible threat, but at least one call was made to police warning that there were more bombs after the New York ...

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Midnight Curfew Imposed in Charlotte As Hundreds Continue to Protest

Earlier, several hundred demonstrators had blocked one lane of a major highway near the Bank of America Stadium, with some lying down as panicking drivers turned their cars around and drove off in the wrong direction. She said she understands people's frustrations, but hurting people or damaging property is not the answer. When told by police to exit his vehicle, Mr.

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Abu Sayyaf releases 2 Filipinos after 4 foreigners

Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, who came to Zamboanga to witness the handover of the hostages from the Philippine military to Indonesian officials, said a fourth Indonesian sailor was expected to be released on Monday. He said Abu Sayyaf numbers had peaked at around 300. Two Canadians taken hostage at the same time, John Ridsdel and Robert Hall, were later beheaded by the group after a ransom demand of about P300 million was not met.


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