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LA County sheriff: Sergeant killing a calculated execution

Rex Parris, who said the sergeant was shot in the face with a large-caliber bullet that fragmented. The first responding deputy, McDonnell said, shot numerous times at Lovell and hit him once in the shoulder. But they were able to use their phones to text deputies where the suspect was located, Katz added. Sgt. Steven Owen was shot and killed after he responded to a burglary in progress.

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Pence's Debate Performance Puts Pressure on Trump

Pence's aside went viral on Twitter during the debate, and users adopted the hashtag to share personal stories about the Mexican-American experience. "You know, I said last night, I never played hockey, but a little bit of that debate where I was just a goalie", he said. Trump's vision to make America great again won the debate.

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Man found dead was father of 2 children killed

Beaverton police spokesman Mike Rowe told The Associated Press that when police officers entered the Beaverton apartment on Wednesday, they initially thought, based on the gunshot wounds, that all three people were dead. Police say there is no risk to the public but there will be traffic delays due to the investigation. Beaverton, Oregon, was the scene of a tragic murder-suicide on Wednesday.

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Campaign leak confirms Donald Trump 'pissed off' at Mike Pence following debate

For all of Trump's anger, this guy plays it cool". Kaine had the harder job, as Pence repeatedly deflected his attempts to get Pence to defend Trump's comments in support of President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and against Mexican immigrants, women, and Muslims.

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Yahoo was secretly scanning your emails for the U.S. government

Security experts say it is the first known time a U.S. Internet company agreed to view incoming messages instead of stored messages. Yahoo went searching for something in particular when it reportedly scanned all of its users' emails on the orders of a USA intelligence agency - but what? Microsoft, whose email service also is larger than Yahoo's , said it had "never engaged in the secret scanning of email traffic".

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'Monster' Matthew pelts Florida as east coast prepares for battering

Dave Hogg added, "I hope it is from overload, not a hack". Matthew advanced up the length of the Bahamas on Wednesday and Thursday , tearing roofs away, toppling trees and causing flooding that trapped some people in their homes. At 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center issued the tropical storm warning for an area between the South Santee River and Surf City, meaning much of Southeastern North Carolina can expect winds up to 73 miles per hour by early Saturday morning.

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Heated VP debate didn't change presidential race

Kaine was participating in a 2005 Virginia gubernatorial debate against Jerry Kilgore, when moderator Tim Russert pressured him regarding his self-professed conservatism. Heading to the hotel for his speech, Pence asked his bus driver to stop near the cemetery where President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address in November 1863.

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Some claim Bigfoot spotted on Michigan eagle nest camera

A dark figure - walking on two legs too much to be a bear - can be seen moving up a wooded slope, pausing on a fallen tree, then leaping down a slope and out of view. In news that should shock approximately no one, the internet has taken the new "Bigfoot" footage and run with it as proof that the furry critters are real.

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Eric Trump: My Father "Absolutely" Has Paid Federal Income Tax

In the interview, CNN's Dana Bash asked Eric Trump, "There's a lot of talk tonight about federal income taxes". A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday said 67 percent of Americans believed it was "selfish" for a presidential candidate to pay no taxes, although 46 percent thought a candidate who paid no taxes was "smart".

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NY archdiocese offers compensation program for abuse victims

The Archdiocese of NY has initiated a voluntary Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) to promote healing and serve as a "tangible sign of the Church's outreach and reparation" by providing compensation to victim-survivors of sexual abuse as minors by clergy of the archdiocese.

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S.C. Voting Registration Deadlines Extended

Anyone who is registered but wishes to change party affiliations for next year's primary must send an application for the change by October 14, the state Elections Board said . More information about what types of photo IDs are acceptable, the GoVoteTN app and the Honor Vote program can be found at GoVoteTN.com or by calling the Division of Elections toll free at 1-877-850-4959.

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Clinton cancels Florida ads as storm approaches

In Nevada Wednesday, Trump congratulated Pence, calling it the most decisive victory in any vice presidential debate ever and he also claimed much of the credit for himself saying Pence was his first hire. Republican George W. Bush won OH in 2000 by 165,000 votes out of 4.7 million cast. "I truly do believe Donald Trump embodies the American spirit - strong, freedom-loving, independent, optimistic, and willing to fight everyday for what he believes in".

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Police, Stephen King weigh in on creepy clown sightings

Roselle Park Police in New Jersey are urging parents to avoid dressing their children in clown costumes. Instagram messages from online sites called "we_clownsinla" and " wearecomingtocali " show people dressed in clown costumes staring menacingly at the camera.

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Clown scare prompts South Bay school district to ban certain Halloween costumes

And hundreds of students at Penn State University, in Pennsylvania, went on the hunt for jesters Tuesday night after reports of creepy clown sightings. "For kids, to not be able to see somebody's real face is what makes the clown so scary", he added. Superintendent Chris Funk sent out a letter to parents and students, warning them to keep a lookout and to stay alert during this Halloween season because there have been too many people dressed as clowns on social media sites that have been ...

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Hurricane Matthew's Florida Approach Seen from Space Station

Hurricane Matthew is still a Category 4 storm as it continues to move toward the coast, prompting up to 1.5 million Americans to evacuate. Over the course of the day it will scour its way up a 600-mile strip of coast from Boca Raton in Florida to just north of Charleston, South Carolina, driving seawater and heavy rain inland.

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Contractor Accused of Taking Classified Gov't Information

The Justice Department did not mention what, if anything, the contractor may have done with the allegedly stolen information, which it said was found during a search at Martin's residence, including two storage sheds. Martin reportedly worked for Booz Allen Hamilton - which also employed noted leaker Edward Snowden. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama "takes quite seriously" the alleged theft of materials classified as top secret by a government contractor.

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Iraq to take military presence dispute with Turkey to UNSC

US military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel John Dorrian told Iraqi state TV that Turkey is "not part of the worldwide coalition" fighting against Islamic State in Iraq . The growing spat came as military efforts to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul intensified. The White House in September approved an additional 615-troop deployment into Iraq to support the Mosul operation.

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Hurricane Matthew Forces Closure of Kennedy Space Center

The evacuation zones for Jacksonville alone include more than 450,000 people in the Beaches area and along many city waterways as Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida with increased sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour and a storm surge of 7 to 11 feet if it hits at high tide.

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Kaine and Pence trade blows and barbs at the vice-presidential debate

Many times , Pence simply shook his head when Kaine confronted him with Trump's statements about women, the former Miss Universe, calling Mexicans rapists, attacks on a federal judge of Mexican heritage and more. Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks at a campaign rally at The Villages, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Will evangelicals and fiscal conservatives feel better about voting for Trump? Donald Trump owes his running mate a debt of gratitude but he can ...

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Chelsea Clinton: 'Affordable' in Affordable Care Act Needs Work

Trump added that Clinton "absolutely trashed" Obama's signature legislative achievement. "The president is under no illusions that those kinds of reforms to strengthen Obamacare will be initiated while he is still in office, but he's hopeful that maybe under the leadership of a new president and a new Congress that those kinds of reforms will take place".

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Florida Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Due To Hurricane Matthew

Here is the latest from our radar. Shelters in Florida, Georgia and SC opened their doors after authorities, along with President Barack Obama, urged people to evacuate their homes. Airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights Thursday and Friday, many of them in or out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Residents of our area have a recent storm to compare to Matthew, Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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Backpage.com raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking

An affidavit for a search warrant obtained by Breitbart Texas asked for items that were believed to be implements or instruments used in the commission of a crime, namely money laundering and prostitution or pimping. In an effort to combat human trafficking, Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com, was arrested in Houston on Thursday, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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Teen shot by Los Angeles officer was suicidal, police say

Garcetti said that calling officers "killers" was "no less damaging than somebody coming up and deciding who you are based on the color of your skin". Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck said Perez was holding a replica gun with its telltale orange tip covered by black paint when police approached him.

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An Unlikely Hero is a Giant, Giants move on to NLDS

His thing would be to pitch lights out. Bumgarner could have six complete-game shutouts by the time he makes that many starts. Six of them to be exact. There's no October surprise when it comes to him and the playoffs since you can have faith that Bumgarner is probably going to come out on top. After that, I can't control what happens.

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Pence says Clinton too has 'admirable qualities'

Only 5 percent of the 2,930 voters said they plan to vote for Clinton/Kaine. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has since argued that Trump took advantage of taxpayers and lacks the business acumen he often touts on the campaign trail. That is, until Donald Trump arrived - sparking a flurry of questions and comments, including about the color of his hair, ABC's VERONICA STRACQUALURSI notes.

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Texas man who killed neighbor couple has been executed

When he received a letter in 2003 reminding him of his trial date, Fuller apparently went into a rage, drank all day, then made a decision to kill the family in the middle of the night. He testified at a June hearing that he was satisfied with his counsel, was not coerced, and was "ready to move on". Neighbors Nathan and Annette Copeland had complained to police that Fuller had shot their dog, fired at their house and fired at an electrical transformer for the residence.

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Locals helping with hurricane relief efforts in Florida

But by the way the storm is looking, Libbrecht expects the need to be great. "We can not emphasize how unsafe Hurricane Matthew is", said Brad Kieserman, vice president, Disaster Operations and Logistics for the Red Cross. Most are asked to volunteer for two weeks, but being retired allows Forrest to stay as long as needed. "I guess it would be the looks and the thanks you get from the people that you help", Red Cross disaster operation volunteer Joyce Jeffries said.

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Canada deploys team to Haiti to assess needs after Hurricane Matthew

Only two of the ten most expensive hurricanes on NOAA's list took place before 2004: 1992's Hurricane Andrew, and 1989's Hurricane Hugo at No. 9. However, that area still has many older homes built before the National Flood Insurance Program included waves and storm surge in its elevation requirements, said Tim Reinhold, head of research and chief engineer at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

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Hurricane Matthew's track shifts west: What you should know

Matthew is later expected to reach eastern Cuba , where a hurricane alert is in place for six eastern provinces and residents are being moved from low-lying areas. "It has the potential of being catastrophic", said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the Miami-based hurricane center, as reported by Reuters .

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China Voices Strong Opposition to THAAD, Vows 'Necessary' Action

We keep repeating our position that the deployment of the THAAD missile system by the United States and the ROK will not address the concerns of relevant parties, contribute to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, or aid the peace and stability of the Peninsula, Geng said .

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McCrory wants crime lab as big issue in race with Cooper

Of particular concern to McCrory is an over-saturated ground and ocean surges that he expects will bring flooding and beach erosion to the area. Workers are standing by to run the county's Emergency Operations Center and shelters if needed, he said.

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Majority of Americans say Clinton won first debate against Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Donald Trump supporters before a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The next debate is 11 days away. Trump and Clinton will debate again on October 9. Trump responded by saying that he had refrained from saying something "extremely rough to Hillary, to her family". "Wait. You have so many different things you have to be able to do, and I don't believe that Hillary has the stamina".

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Maryland vs. Penn State: Saquon Barkley is as good as they come

The freshman is as close to a bell cow as Maryland has, rushing for at least 60 yards and a score in every game. And just being able to rotate that many guys keeps your legs so fresh. Penn State is still dealing with the aftermath of devastating sanctions imposed on the program due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal and Barbour is sensitive to the hurdles Franklin has to overcome.

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Students, police clash at S African demos

Wits alumni, such as Advocate Dali Mpofu, and other Wits academic staff who were in support of the students then stepped in and offered to mediate negotiations between the university and the students. "We have made this concession because we do not want the scenes that played out on our university campuses to be repeated", the university's executive team said in a statement late Tuesday.

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Supreme Court turns away challenge to death penalty sentence in fragging case

The court, opening its term that runs through June, convened as usual on the first Monday in October, although three of the eight justices were absent to observe the Jewish new year holiday. If a Justice can be nominated and confirmed early next year, we'll see either the creation of a liberal majority without Kennedy or a reassertion of the balance of the Court before Scalia's death.


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