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Pennsylvania AG's former top deputy testifies for government

Morrow and Kane then attempted to cover up the leak in front of a grand jury in 2014, he said, and they planned to blame it on King. Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest from WHYY's Katie Colaneri . King has not said if he knew what was in the envelope. Fortunately, he said, it never came to that because he would have refused. Authorities say she violated the state's grand jury laws and tarnished an NAACP official who was investigated but never charged.

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Apartment fire kills 2 despite 'very heroic' rescue efforts

County officials are investigating along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Garcia said. The blast blew a gaping hole in parts of the buildings, showering fragments of wood, glass and bricks at least 50 yards and echoing up to a mile away.

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3 students, including 2 from Japan, missing in Arkansas cave

Casey Sherwood told KATV-TV that they also regularly shouted for help when they realized they were lost. The other missing students were Daiki Itoh, 19, and Daisuke Takagi, 18, both incoming first-year students from Japan, according to the statement.

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Roadway Debris Leading to More Wrecks

And, because high speeds increase the risk of vehicle parts or cargo falling onto the pavement, debris-related crashes are far more likely to occur on highways, the study authors noted in a foundation news release. Maintaining Their Vehicles: Drivers should have their vehicles checked regularly by trained mechanics. Badly worn or underinflated tires often suffer blowouts that can leave pieces of tire on the roadway.

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LeBron inks historic contract to re-sign with Cavaliers

James, in the Uninterrupted video , says he could not be more excited about the opportunity to "defend our crown, defend our title". "We all know past year was magical, inspiring, all the words you can come up with", James said in a video from Uninterupted .

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Heavy rain still on the way

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy as well, with highs in the low 80s. Another 1 to 3 inches of rain were possible in that area. At 11:29 a.m. Eastern Time, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. A flash flood watch remains in effect for southern Minnesota. "With the high amount of moisture in the air, coupled with the likelihood of strong, slow moving storms, these counties may see between 3" to 5" of rainfall tonight and early tomorrow.

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Fire official: Dozens hurt in Maryland apartment blaze

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said fire and rescue teams responded to a complaint at the apartment complex on July 25 about the smell of gasoline in the area. The hospital says one patient was transferred to another facility and one was admitted for observation as a precaution. About 120 firefighters and EMS workers, from Montgomery County and beyond, were on the scene at the mass casualty incident.

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Clinton unveils her plan for the economy

Clinton is proposing a massive investment in jobs, including a $10 billion manufacturing plan; investments in green energy; fewer small business regulations; and a tax credit for companies that share more profits with workers. He said interest rates are low now and will eventually go up, making it too expensive to borrow. "You can judge for yourself about our values", Clinton said.

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Health official resigns in cancer warnings flap

And, when the issue concerns the safety of well water, you think twice about publicly attacking a scientist for expressing his view that the water ought to be more, not less, safe to drink. Williams did not respond Wednesday to an interview request. Toxicologist Ken Rudo comments came in a statement issued through his attorney a day after North Carolina's state public health director Dr.

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Hundreds evacuated due to fire at NY tire recycling plant

The fire took more than 100 firefighters and 8 hours to get under control. There were no reports of injuries. The unidentified person has not been heard from since the blaze began. Crews drew water from the Erie Canal, and tanker trucks hauled in water from neighboring Orleans County. A nine street area around the fire scene remains under an evacuation order while evacuation shelters are available at the Lockport Salvation Army and North Park Middle School.

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Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says

Nigeria has reported two fresh cases of polio in the country's northeast. This post was syndicated from pulse.ng - Nigeria's entertainment & lifestyle platform online. The minister said as an immediate response measures, about one million children would be immunized in four local government areas in the state. The United Nations last month suspended aid to newly liberated but still unsafe areas of Borno, which is in the northeast corner of Nigeria, after Boko Haram ambushed a humanitarian ...

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Delta Hit By Computer Outage, Flights Delayed Worldwide

The airlines said it planned to resume normal operations by Wednesday afternoon but by 2 p.m. had yet to do so. Delta Air Lines canceled about 680 flights Tuesday as it attempts to recover from a computer outage that wreaked havoc on its operations Monday.

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Justice Department investigation of Baltimore police finds rampant abuse

The Department of Justice report on the Baltimore Police Department chronicled a history of abusive behavior from law enforcement. In other words, according to the 163-page Justice Department report: "The relationship between the Baltimore Police Department and numerous communities it serves is broken".

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Colorado Planned Parenthood gunman still incompetent

Robert Dear was once again deemed incompetent to stand trial Thursday morning. Psychologists concluded Dear suffers from a delusional disorder, and Martinez agreed. A detective testified in an initial hearing that Dear said "no more baby parts" when he was arrested after the shootings. He believes the federal government has been pursuing him because he called a radio station in 1993 , following the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.

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Chief takes responsibility for academy shooting

Whatever the fallout from the Citizens Police Academy shooting that killed 73-year-old Mary Knowlton, police chief Tom Lewis said it should come down on him. Coel, 28, resigned from the Miramar department shortly after the complaint, following about 14 months on the job. "We want to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Knowlton", said City Manager Howard Kunik Wednesday morning.

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Speaker Paul Ryan defeats primary challenge (AUDIO)

Scott Walker's presidential campaign previous year, were in the Republican race. House Speaker Paul Ryanis projected to easily defeat a challenger in tonight's Wisconsin primaries, the Associated Press projects. "I am humbled and honored that Wisconsinites in the 1st Congressional District support my efforts to keep fighting on their behalf", said a statement Ryan released late Tuesday.

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane acted over revenge

She knew it was against she law, but she didn't' care. "She did it with revenge and she covered it up with lies" Henry said. Dressed in a cream and black tweed suit, she occasionally leaned in to speak with her attorney, Gerald Shargel. Kane is accused of leaking grand jury material to a newspaper to embarrass rivals and then lying about it under oath. On Tuesday morning, Shargel was equally emphatic.

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Rep. Steve King: Hillary 'Somebody I Can Work With'

Clinton said she believed that the United States will become the clean energy superpower of the 21st century under her leadership. At a rally in Des Moines on Wednesday, Clinton said the remarks were a "casual inciting of violence" that show he lacks the temperament to be commander in chief.

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Clinton warns Trump over comment consequences

Lawmakers, former national security officials and other critics expressed concern that Trump had advocated violence , possibly in jest, against Clinton or her Supreme Court nominees. And if you are running to be president or if you are President of the Untied States words can have tremendous consequences'. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) called on the Secret Service to investigate Trump for his comments, writing on Twitter that the business mogul "suggested someone kill Sec".

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Man Who Climbed Trump Tower Faces Criminal Charges

NYPD Chief Of Manhattan Detectives William Aubry told the NY Times the climber "told them he sought to scale the tower with one objective: to gain a personal meeting with Donald J. Police tell ABC News that the video is being investigated. "I reached out. I took hold of his hand, and I said, 'Sir, would you come with me?'" said Christopher Williams, the detective who made the grab.

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Virginia man hospitalized day after Trump Tower escapade

The man who scaled Trump Tower in NY on Wednesday in a failed effort to meet the building's famous namesake will instead have a different sort of appointment: an arraignment in criminal court. Rogata started scaling the tower about 3:40 p.m., nearly immediately summoning the NYPD and their emergency services unit, officials said. He was taken into custody by authorities who reached through an open window as he tried to pass the 21st floor.

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Islamic State hits US-backed Syrian rebel base near Iraq border

Gen. Sean MacFarland told reporters Wednesday during his last briefing as the head of US operations in Iraq. In May it was reported that British special forces are leading a secret Coalition mission to snatch Islamic State commanders before a major assault on Mosul in Iraq.

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Federal panel strikes down NC state legislative districts

Thursday's ruling found that 28 of those districts were racially gerrymandered. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether Republican lawmakers relied too heavily on race when they redrew North Carolina's congressional districts to give the GOP a powerful advantage in the swing state.

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Trump calls Obama the 'founder' of Islamic State

Hewitt said that as he understood Trump's comments to mean Obama created unstable conditions by withdrawing US forces that allowed IS to thrive. During the speech , Trump emphasized the president's full name, talking about "the administration of Barack Hussein Obama".

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Trump refuses to back away from false claim Obama founded IS

Trump needs to find a way to be a little more careful with his words, but his point is accurate, Obama and Hillary did help create the ISIS terrorist group we see today. Obama is responsible for the USA troop drawdown in Iraq, and therefore, Republicans argue, he's responsible for what happened there after the U.S. left.

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Officer Killed, 1 Hurt in Western AR

Jones, who was armed with a rifle and wearing a ballistics vest, opened fire on the responding officers. "Sheriff's Deputy Bill Cooper gave his life protecting the citizens of Sebastian County and for that we are forever grateful", said Attorney General Rutledge.

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Is Resigning Next Month

In one of their first official acts as outgoing and incoming police commissioners respectively, both Bill Bratton and James O'Neill joined Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce the expansion of program that will make officers a bigger part of the communities they serve.

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Don't Call Me 'Darling': American Bar Association Bans Sexist Language

The American Bar Association has amended its professional code of conduct to ban sexist language while addressing women in the courtroom. The new ABA amendment is now considered authoritative-and attorneys that violate the provision can expect everything from fines to suspension, which their own state bar association would allocate.

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Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps set for Olympic 200 IM showdown Thursday

Anchored by 16-year-old phenom Penny Oleksiak, Canada claimed the bronze. Kristin Armstrong won her third gold medal for the women's time trial at age 42. Phelps could also reach the milestone in the 100m butterfly. In the relay, Schmitt captured gold in what was likely the final race of her career.

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Officer who killed librarian resigned from another agency

And it was together that they attended the citizen police academy Tuesday night, where an officer fatally shot her while dozens watched. Police didn't immediately say how a gun with a live round came to be used at Tuesday evening's demonstration, hosted by the Punta Gorda Police Department in southwest Florida.

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Biles lights up Rio, Instagram and the Kardashians

She was shaky at US trials in July and there was concern she wouldn't pull through in Rio although she has so far performed strongly. Of course, once the lights go off at the Rio Games, there is no guarantee Biles will keep her spot in people's hearts.

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Children fall from Ferris wheel owned by Valdosta firm

Tim Davis said the three fell 30 to 45 feet on Monday night at the Greene County fair when their seat flipped over. According to media reports, Davis said police had not confirmed reports that the basket the girls were riding in was rocking before the accident.

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Bill Bratton-loving business community relieved at successor pick

In 2002, Bratton entered the LAPD at a height of allegations of police brutality and cops' code of silence but turned things around by doing things like firing Metropolitan veterans. Bratton joked once he picked the mayor up off the floor, the pair had a two-hour conversation about the decision and why he felt he needed to accept the private sector position.

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Reuters Refutes CNN's Claim That The Secret Service Formally Spoke With Trump

Media "overwhelmingly biased" for Clinton Trump applauds NYPD for response to Trump Tower climber Trump: Clinton has "temperament of a loser" MORE said Wednesday that his temperament is better suited for the White House than that of Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPence: Media "overwhelmingly biased" for Clinton Cyberattack on Democrats bigger than originally believed: report Trump: Clinton has "temperament of a loser" MORE.

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Tower Climber Wanted to Talk to Trump

In video taken from inside the tower, the sound of the powerful suctions can be heard as they attached to the building. They were able to open one of the large panes of glass on the 21st floor, two floors above the climber and lowered the scaffolding to the climber's left, essentially closing off all of his escape routes.


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