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Agency found NJ Transit violations before deadly train crash

New Jersey Transit was under an audit by the Federal Railroad Administration, in part because of concerns about safety violations, months before a fatal crash in Hoboken last week that left one person dead and 114 injured, a source familiar with the audit told ABC News .

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Syndergaard has Giants hitless through 5 in wild-card game

San Francisco will use an "all hands on deck" mentality tonight against the New York Mets. Collins said Gsellman could be used against the Giants if the Mets are trailing or the game goes into extra innings. Including his four-hit shutout at Pittsburgh in the 2014 wild-card game, he has tossed 23 straight scoreless innings in winner-take-all games - all on the road.

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Trump, Clinton campaigns look to build momentum for Sunday's debate

In a segment this afternoon on CNN , the network's special correspondent Jamie Gangel explained that Republican sources were emailing her 'Pence 2016'. "My opponent insulted Miss Universe", Clinton said, resurrecting her Republican rival's comments last week about former beauty queen Alicia Machado's weight gain after she won the Miss Universe contest in 1996.

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Feds to announce indictment of 80 people in Maryland prison corruption case

According to this indictment, prisoners and guards were very much aware of the Baltimore case, as evidenced by recorded conversations of corrections officers discussing it. The same officers also allegedly kept an eye out for inmates telling prison administration about the conspiracy, and retaliated against the would-be tipsters.

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Ohio plans January execution after 3-year moratorium blamed on drug shortages

OH has not executed anyone since January 2014 when it used an untested lethal-injection alternative. But while OH has used three-drug combinations to put inmates to sleep, shut down their lungs, and the induce cardiac arrest before, it has never used this specific combination of drugs before.

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Haiti hit with "life-threatening" conditions

Vincent and the Grenadines and a fisherman in the waters off Haiti . "The storm will be close to our state and a small deviation from the expected track could mean a catastrophic storm would hit your part of the state", Scott said at a news conference Tuesday in Daytona Beach.

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Hurricane Matthew Aims for Bahamas After Leaving Disaster Zone in Haiti

The demand for materials such as plywood and sand caused many businesses to post "sold out" s. NOAA said tropical storm or hurricane conditions could affect SC and North Carolina later this week or this weekend, even if the center of Matthew remains offshore, adding that "it is too soon to determine what, if any, land areas might be directly affected by Matthew next week".

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Nebraska better off without death penalty, Catholics say

According to the Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty website, a study by a professor of economics at Creighton University, Dr. Ernie Goss, reported that the death penalty costs Nebraskans approximately $14.6 million per year. The nation has mixed views on the death penalty. The US Death Penalty Information Center has reported that the US public support for the death penalty fell by 7 percentage points in the previous year, with fewer than half of Americans (49 percent) now ...

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FIRST WARNING WX: How Will Hurricane Matthew Impact Baltimore?

Air Force base, in Northwest Florida. An 11 a.m. update on Hurricane Matthew from the National Hurricane Center showed winds at 120 miles per hour. However, they do not agree on the exact position of Matthew, and this has huge impacts to the winds, rain and storm surge for our state. While it's a struggle for everyone living in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, preparing for a hurricane when you have children is clearly a whole different level of stress.

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Chicago suspending business with Wells Fargo for a year

Wells Fargo opened bogus accounts for small businesses, the bank confirmed Tuesday, and a key US senator opined that fraud is part of the bank's culture as he demanded information from the bank about the business accounts. But a clause buried in the fine print of Wells Fargo account documents requires people to waive their right to a jury trial if they have any dispute over their accounts.

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FDNY: One Dead, Multiple Injured After Explosion at Home

Police say Castillo was involved in the operation. O'Neil said the building in question was known to police. Fire personnel searched the home and quickly discovered what looked like a drug lab. A GAS explosion in New York City has killed a fire department captain and left several injured after a "drugs lab" blew up. Days like Tuesday are a reminder of a different kind: that the dangers of firefighting aren't confined to world-altering terrorist attacks.

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Burlington Township receives "creepy clown" threats

The police department even warned that people who dress up as clowns could potentially face criminal charges if they're perceived as "suspicious" or "threatening". Clown threats have popped up in schools in other states. "Please keep in mind that the clown costume has become popular this year and people may simply be trying on their costume or going to a Halloween event".

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LCC names Oct. Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It showed that her left breast was more inflamed than her right. News stories that tout mammography as the best tool for detecting cancer can be misleading, she explains, given the complexity and aggressiveness of certain cancers. I should know, because I live with it. For cancer prevention, it's best to not drink at all, she noted. Betty Huitron was only 32 years old when she went to her doctor to discuss a pain she was having in her chest.

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Pac-12 pecking order shifting so far this season

Stanford's running game got grounded Big time as they only had 29 yards total on the ground for the game. "I'm confident in him, the team's confident in him". "One thing they don't need this week is you guys". AGAINST THE COUGARS: Stanford leads the series 40-25-1. It also kicked all that attention into overdrive.

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Bodycam video of police shooting Keith Lamont Scott released

Scott, 43, who was black, was shot on September 20 by officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department in the parking lot of his apartment complex in Charlotte . "My belief is if it was in that section near his body, you would have seen it", he said at a press conference yesterday. Bamberg added, "We still don't know and this video does not shine any light on whether or not a firearm was found or was in his possession or where it was found".

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Bill Clinton on Obamacare: 'I Strongly Supported That Bill'

She has done it innumerable times before, and she did it yet again on Tuesday while campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, North Carolina. Referring to Obama's accomplishments, Barnicle mentioned the killing of Osama bin Laden and declared Obama to be "more effective on the stump than Bill Clinton ever was".

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Panera's pink-ribbon bagels to raise funds for breast cancer awareness

From your morning cup of coffee to your afternoon snack of yogurt, the things you buy every day can benefit breast cancer charities. "Hearing those words, you have cancer, is not something you can ever be prepared for", said Dawn Ruchel, breast cancer patient.

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Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points In New Poll

Democratic Senate minority leader Harry Reid called Trump a "billion-dollar loser" on Sunday, urging lawmakers to pass the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which would require candidates to release their tax returns. Take a simple example, offered to me by Joe Kristan, a CPA who writes one of my favorite tax blogs. "Here's my question: What kind of genius loses $1 billion in a single year?" The deduction was so big he could have forgone paying federal income taxes for 18 years.

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Yahoo doesn't deny email scanning, calls story 'misleading'

The intelligence committees of both houses of Congress, which are given oversight of US spy agencies, are now investigating the exact nature of the Yahoo order, sources said. This year, Apple Inc. fended off the FBI's demand that it develop software to unlock a cellphone used by one of the attackers in last year's San Bernardino shooting.

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OR shooting victims were 6 and 8 years old

The tactical negotiation team later reentered the apartment and confirmed that all 3 were dead. The children - an eight-year-old girl and six-year-old boy - were shot at the Redwood Creek Apartments in Beaverton, about eight miles from Portland.

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Brownwood woman shares story of surviving rare form of breast cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women were treated to a night of relaxation at Traditions at the Glen. It's been offered here for 5 years and the difference is clear. "When you get a diagnosis like that, it's devastating". The goal during 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness month is to raise $250,000. The other 85 percent comes down to access to mammograms and high-quality cancer care, he says.

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Yahoo scan by USA fell under foreign spy law expiring next year

Former Yahoo employees told Reuters that the scanning involved hundreds of millions of Yahoo email accounts. It was unclear which intelligence agency directed Yahoo to scan emails, the person familiar with the matter said . Although Yahoo had previously challenged other requests for data, Reuters said it had chose to comply this time as it thought it would lose. Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, the lead European regulator on privacy issues for Yahoo, said it was making ...

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Presidential Debate Generates Fireworks, but Not Ratings

But, it requires a soft touch, considering Trump's notoriously sensitive ego, said Bonnie Barlow, a Newmarket, Virginia, supporter who attended the rally. "I can say this: If we get along and Russian Federation went out with us and knocked the hell out of ISIS, that's OK with me, folks", Trump said, using an acronym for the extremist group.

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Were Trump's PTSD comments taken out of context?

Critics took exception to Trump's portrayal of the victims of PTSD as being people who "can't handle" the things they saw in war, in contrast to the room of veterans he was addressing, who are "strong" and who "can handle it". "I've criticized comments of Mr. Trump's on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, prisoners of war and on a number of other comments he has made". "I guess my buddy who I deployed with, who suffered from PTSD, and who took his own life wasn't as strong as a roomful of ...

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Trump distances himself from Putin: 'I don't love, I don't hate'

While Pence's rhetoric was harsh on Russia and President Putin, calling him a "small and bullying leader", Trump has been receptive to, and largely uncritical of, the Russian leader. You know, what I can tell you is, from where I sat, Donald Trump won the debate. Pence's performance Tuesday night preserved some distance between him and the man at the top of the GOP's 2016 ticket.

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CMPD Chief of Police speaks out after additional body cam, dashcam released

A short time later, Officer Vinson saw Scott hold up a gun, which CMPD says gave him probable cause to arrest him for the drug violation and further investigate his possession of the gun. Police have maintained that Scott had a gun, while family members have said he wasn't armed when he was shot at his townhouse complex. The attorneys argued that because the officers didn't know Scott, they would have had no knowledge of whether or not Scott was legally carrying the alleged gun before he was ...

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South Carolina says Georgia game will be played in Columbia

In Fort Lauderdale, about 200 miles south, six employees at a seven-bedroom Mediterranean-style mansion packed up for an evacuation fearing any storm surge could flood the property. "We ask everybody, please be safe". Mourad Wahba, the United Nations secretary general's deputy special representative for Haiti said in a statement that "Haiti is facing the largest humanitarian event witnessed since the quake six years ago", referring to an natural disaster in 2010 that left some 200,000 ...

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Barack Obama warns of devastating effect of Hurricane Matthew

DePrest said Hurricane Matthew will brush the coast of Georgia and SC early in the weekend, and then move out to sea to the south of SC on Sunday. Hurricane David weakened extensively, from a Category 5 to 1, over the mountainous countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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SCOTUS Will Not Wait For New Justice To Hear Obama's Immigration Case

Many Republicans want that president to be Donald Trump. Antonio Alarcon, an organizer with Make the Road New York, said the court's four-to-four vote on the case had left children and families at risk - even in New York, where immigrants are welcome.

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Organizers: Israel stops activist boat en route to Gaza

The boat was "redirected by the Israeli Navy in order to prevent a breach of the lawful maritime blockade", the Israeli military said in a statement. In a similarly strong-worded statement, the State Department said building the units "is another step toward cementing a one-state reality of perpetual occupation".

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Superheroes Honor School Shooting Victim Dressed As Batman

When a 14-year-old allegedly opened fire on Hall's school playground on September 28, the kindergartner was shot in the leg. Jacob Hall's family had encouraged people to dress as superheroes to celebrate his life, and many people obliged at his visitation the previous day, and many honored the request.

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Amber alert over; Augusta police still searching for "people of interest"

Police are looking for Lenore Wilson. Lenore Wilson's mother was taken to a local hospital after the medical call to her home, though her exact condition has not been disclosed. According to McCausland, the Maine State Police is the agency designated to issue Amber Alerts , but only in specific cases. "The missing girl, 17-year-old Madison Lloyd, is described as white, 5'3", weighing 187 pounds, with brown, medium-length hair, and blue eyes.

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Sanchez attacks Harris on police body cameras

Sanchez is calling State Attorney General Kamala Harris a "Cop Out" for authoring Proposition 57, a measure that would release felons who are deemed non-violent. Harris seized on Sanchez's use of the word "absent", citing a recent report showing Sanchez has almost the worst attendance record in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Hurricane Matthew closes in on south-east US after Haiti target

While residents and tourists in the Bahamas braced for the hurricane, which was expected to make landfall there Wednesday afternoon, millions of people in the US were urged to evacuate the southeastern coast before the hurricane is expected to hit there sometime between Thursday evening and Saturday.

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Media allowed to at hearing for teen

Hall was shot in the leg and lost a massive amount of blood, leading to serious brain damage. Mike Ellis/Independent Mail/AP Photo Authorities respond to a report of a shooting at a Townville Elementary School, Sept. "Please pray for our family that the Lord will help us as we face this unimaginable ordeal". We want to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses and to Travis Page for starting the GoFundMe page so Jacob's family can spend every moment they can with him.


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