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Santa Ana winds weaken, red flag areas narrow

Crews didn't waste time with a wind-driven brush fire that broke out Wednesday in the Lakeview Terrace area of Los Angeles, and threatened some homes before firefighters launched an aggressive air attack against the flames. Red flag conditions from heat and gusty winds coupled with low humidity and tinder-dry brush were projected to continue through Thursday night from coastal counties northwest of Los Angeles down to the Mexico border.

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Faculty strike at state universities heading into Day 3; no talks scheduled

Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities continue their strike that started Wednesday morning, disrupting classes midsemester after contract negotiations hit an impasse. "Now, we look forward to making sure the rest of the year ends strong for them and for our talented faculty". "We will be in the classrooms Monday", said Jim Wertz, spokesman for the Edinboro chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties, the union representing more than 5,000 faculty ...

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Defendant takes witness stand in New Jersey bridge trial

Andrew Cuomo of a conversation the two governors had in October 2013. Their defense lawyers have sought to portray them as bit players who were manipulated by a network of longtime Christie associates carrying out the governor's wishes. Baroni and former Christie staffer Bridget Kelly are charged with causing gridlock at the bridge linking New Jersey and NY to punish Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich.

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Long Beach police wound man with knife who cut own throat

The officers, who were not injured, began treating the man until Fire Department paramedics arrived and took him to a hospital. No officers were hurt during the incident, which took place about 9:30 p.m. The department says the officers were preparing to use less-lethal devices when the man raised the knife and quickly advanced. Police released a photograph of a bloody knife and a large blood stain.

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Water Main Floods Trench in Boston, Killing Worker

The workers were trapped for at least 15 minutes. Boston officials say a water main gave way in the city's South End neighborhood, flooding a trench and killing a worker. The water main break was reported on Dartmouth Street in the South End just after 1 p.m. on Friday. We will update it with more information as it becomes available.

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Tennessee early voting period now open

Was Your Hays County Ballot-by-Mail Returned to You? While voter fraud is rare, some Republicans in North Carolina worry that voters won't be required to show a photo ID at the polls after a 2013 election law was struck down by a federal court.

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Creepy clown craze spreads to the UK

The "killer clown" craze has continued to spread across the UK. In County Durham on Friday, four children were followed to school by a man in a clown outfit who was armed with what looked like a machete. However, we do not think he meant to harm the children and as far as we are aware, this is part of the prank". Police have asked people not to take matters into their own hands after a frightening clown craze hit Somerset.

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Trump Vows to 'Totally Accept' Election Results - If He Wins

The final 2016 presidential debate on Wednesday was dominated by Trump's refusal to say he would recognise a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton, 68, who he accuses of conspiring to rig the vote against him. Mr McCain said he did not know who would win this presidential election. President Barack Obama, speaking at a Clinton campaign rally in Miami on Thursday, criticised Trump for his remarks suggesting the integrity of the USA election system is in question.

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Hacked emails: Clinton pushed for charity meeting in Morocco

Clinton had been scheduled to attend a CGI event in Marrakech from May 5 to May 7, 2015, but a number of weeks before this, a Foundation official told Politico it was " unlikely " she would attend. Hillary Clinton was responsible for coordinating a $12 million donation from King Mohammed VI of Morocco to the Clinton Foundation ahead of a May 2015 speech, a Wikileaks release showed.

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Debate viewers criticize Hillary Clinton for not wearing American flag pin

With the final presidential debate set for tonight and election day right around the corner, it's now more important than ever that Hillary Clinton conveys to the American public that she's the flawless woman for the job. The white closer suit, if you will, was no doubt a symbolic choice. Fashion critics and fans have dubbed Lauren the candidate's "dresser-in-chief" on social media.

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Trump Refuses To Say If He'll Accept Election Results05:32

Wednesday was the first time a Fox News anchor had moderated a general election debate, and commentators from both sides of the aisle praised Wallace. He said Trump was questioning "the legitimacy of our democracy". The debate answer left his own team scrambling in the aftermath of the debate. Clinton called Trump's comments about accepting election results "horrifying".

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NJ Transit to resume full service Monday at Hoboken terminal

One person died and 110 more were injured when the train failed to stop, overrode a bumping post and struck a wall of the terminal. This is a developing story. He stated that when he checked the speedometer, he was operating at 10 miles per hour upon entering the terminal track. The conductor did not report any unusual behavior and said preparations for that morning's departure were normal.

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This Election Year, New Tools Help Voters Cast And Track Their Ballots

In mid-September, the State Board of Elections reached compromises on more than 30 county disputes over the scope of early voting. For example, actions of persons created to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting may violate federal voting rights law.

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Disaster Recovery Center opens in Pinellas for Hurricane Hermine

The center will be located in the Pitt County Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2, The center will be open from noon- 5 p.m. FEMA's program is called the "Individuals and Households Program (IHP)". FEMA grants assistance for homeowners and renters can include funds to help with rent, temporary housing and home repairs to their primary residences.

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Marco Rubio Warns GOP On WikiLeaks: 'Tomorrow, It Could Be Us'

One of those groups included prominent business leaders, including Bill and Melinda Gates, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Cook. In part 12 of the WikiLeaks document dump, an email from a campaign insider shows that some people are wondering if Hillary Clinton knows what planet she is on.

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IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk

Video footage aired on a local television station showed black smoke rising from the compound and automatic gunfire could be heard in the background. But on October 21, five days into the Mosul operation, the ISIS terrorists landed their most severe blow, when Islamist fighters and suicide bombers suddenly hurled themselves on the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk in a coordinated attack.

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Donald Trump says he'll honour results - if he wins

Clinton responded by calling the statement "horrifying". "I don't know who they're angry at, Hillary, you or I", Trump said . Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off for the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night, and viewers were treated to two surprises - an actual discussion of the issues and the Republican presidential nominee's flat-out refusal to say he would accept the outcome of November's election.

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Hillary's Quid Pro Quo With the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kennedy, who was Clinton's aide when she was secretary of state. "The classification of the email was not changed, and it remains classified today ", the statement said. The FBI is releasing the documents after concluding its investigation into Clinton's server. Ted Kennedy, to be prosecuted in a tweet sent Monday.

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Bridge defendant: Christie not told of plot

Baroni said that's what he told Christie on September 11, 2013 - as commuters, emergency vehicles and school buses suffered in the third day of Fort Lee's lane closures. Drewniak himself faced scrutiny from Critchley, who raised suspicions about his actions in the days and weeks following the lane closures. Baroni testified that he went to Wildstein and asked if there was any truth to the accusation.

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Syrian opposition slams Lausanne talks as 'procrastination'

But Russian state news agency Tass quoted Lavrov as saying Friday that he has "no special expectations" for Saturday's meeting. A potential agreement may be elusive. Rescue workers search through rubble in rebel-held eastern Aleppo . A boy is rescued in Aleppo following what activists say was an intensive day of bombing by Russian and Syrian planes on Tuesday.

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Hurricane Matthew unlikely to reach Canada: weather expert

Storm surges could reach six to nine feet from south of Savannah, Georgia, up through Edisto Beach, South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. US President Barack Obama addressed the nation on Friday morning and urged those affected by the storm to "pay attention" to local officials' storm warnings.

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump take jabs as roast turns bitter

Even better than my temperament. He followed up with a joke he said would get him in a lot of trouble. Trump made light of the situation by blaming the uproar it caused on the media, one of his favorite targets. "Tonight in public she is pretending not to hate Catholics", a reference to some campaign staffer emails discovered through WikiLeaks . The remark drew gasps from the crowd and appeared to make Clinton and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of NY, who was seated directly ...

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Suspect ID'd in killing of California deputy

The Modoc County Sheriff's Office says Hopkins joined the force past year. The two men exchanged gunfire until Poindexter was able to wound Breiner, Dowdy said. Poindexter returned fire and struck Breiner in the leg, though the suspect was able to flee the scene. The statement says Breiner was taken into custody later.

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Minnesota firefighter discovers teen son killed in car crash

A pickup and a semi collided at County Road 39 and Highway 24 the night of September 19, causing the pickup to start on fire. When his pager went off for a auto crash in Borup Sunday night, and he learned one of the vehicles was on fire, Peterson said his first thought was that his son wasn't home yet and that he was probably in that very area.

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Arrested in San Francisco School Shooting

Several teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of the two San Francisco high schools Tuesday, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said. According to Manfredi, one victim, a girl, was shot in the upper extremities and suffered life-threatening injuries. "It was terrifying", Fernando Rodriguez, a 16-year-old junior, told The San Francisco Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/2esbbya ).

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Hillary Clinton "has done some nasty things"

Not for silly communicating, but for corgis, memes and this very moment where we can mash up crass Donald Trump quotes with iconic Janet Jackson songs. Rep. "This is the only time I will thank donald trump for anything", while another said: "The real victor of the debate is Janet Jackson". Some Twitter users are having fun with the comment.

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US women rally against Trump

Only in 2012 did the Federal Bureau of Investigation expand the definition of rape to include offenses beyond a man penetrating a woman against her will. That got a little tougher. The reason women are speaking up now about their interactions with Trump is because he claimed during his nationally televised debate on October 9 that his "locker room" conversation was "just talk".

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Democrats raise money to help firebombed Republican office

Ashley said he wasn't aware of any previous threats against the office, several miles from the town's historic square, and that he did not learn anything new from investigators. The caller describe a "strong smell of smoke" and said it was obvious someone had thrown a flaming device through the front window of the building.

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Yemen's 72-hour UN mediated ceasefire starts

Civilians have paid the highest price in the impoverished country. According to humanitarian agencies, more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians have already been killed while almost two million have been displaced. A spokesman for pro-government forces also declared "respect for the truce" but reserved the right to respond to violations. On Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the announcement of the new truce.

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Man accused of killing Modoc County deputy could face death penalty

Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was dispatched to Breiner's home on Wednesday to investigate a report of a family disturbance. Dowdy said an initial investigation showed Hopkins likely died instantly, though Wilburn said they could not yet detail the nature of Hopkins' injuries.

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American media trying to rig U.S. presidential polls: Mike Pence

Team Trump's views seem to resonate better with voters than the ideas of Ryan, as 51 percent of Republican respondents said Trump's views match their own idea of what the GOP should stand for, while 33 percent said the same thing of Ryan.

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Clinton VS Trump! Tell Us Who Won The FIERY Second Presidential Debate

But the debate was mostly a trading of accusations and nasty comments in which each candidate tried to damage the other's character. A total of 58 per cent thought Mrs Clinton won the debate, while 42 per cent said Mr Trump did better as of Monday afternoon.

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Ex-Penn State coach among potential witnesses in his lawsuit

A civil trial that's set to begin will determine if Penn State. Former Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary, left, leaves the Centre County Courthouse Annex for lunch in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, Oct. A lawyer for Bradley, now UCLA's defensive coordinator, told The Associated Press this summer he never witnessed any inappropriate behavior and had no knowledge of alleged incidents in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Trump Says Roe v. Wade Will Be Overturned if He's President

This is one of the worst possible choices that any woman and her family has to make. Here are the debate's most definitive moments. Clashing on trade, Trump said Clinton had misrepresented her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, noting that she had originally called it the "gold standard" of trade agreements.

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Trump's speech turns dark and he's booed at Al Smith Dinner

Traditionally conducted as a good-natured roast, the annual charity event came a night after Trump and Clinton faced off in their third contentious debate. During the third and final debate with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night, the NY real estate billionaire refused to say if he will honor the election results, an unprecedented statement by a major party presidential nominee in the US history.


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