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3 dead in Oregon shooting; appears to be homicide-suicide

Two young children and their 36-year-old father died Wednesday in an apparent homicide-suicide at an apartment complex near Portland, Oregon, authorities said.

Aqib Talib could still face discipline over shooting

Aqib Talib swears he's more concerned about the possible punishment Julio Jones could deliver this weekend than any discipline that might await him from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
MLB wants cans banned at Rogers Centre, fan prosecuted

MLB wants cans banned at Rogers Centre, fan prosecuted

Major League Baseball has spoken with the Toronto Blue Jays about banning cans from the seats at Rogers Centre and wants officials in Canada to prosecute the fan who threw a beer at Baltimore outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of the AL wild-card game.
Ex-detective says he regrets 'lunatic' remark before killing

Ex-detective says he regrets 'lunatic' remark before killing

Attorneys for a retired Albuquerque police detective on trial in the on-duty killing of a homeless camper depicted him Wednesday as a well-trained, veteran officer who had been shot at by suspects but never fired himself until the shooting that resulted in charges against him.

Buddhist monks lead commemoration of 1976 Thai massacre

Buddhist monks, mourners, activists and the merely curious gathered Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Thailand's history, when police killed scores of university students at a peaceful protest, and ghoulish vigilantes defiled the dead.

Activists blast 'O'Reilly Factor' Chinatown piece as racist

Watchdog and activist groups are outraged by a Fox News Channel segment in which an interviewer asked people in New York's Chinatown if he was supposed to bow to greet them, if they were selling stolen goods and if they could "take care of North Korea for us.
LEADING OFF: Jays, Rangers ready to slug it out

LEADING OFF: Jays, Rangers ready to slug it out

A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday: ___ SLUGGING IT OUT Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays have slugged their way back to the AL Division Series, and now they get an opponent clearly not afraid to swing back.
Ex-Arizona firefighter's 2nd ex-wife testifies against him

Ex-Arizona firefighter's 2nd ex-wife testifies against him

The trial against a former Arizona fire captain who rose through the ranks as police suspected him in three murders concluded its first day with emotional testimony from the defendant's second ex-wife, who had provided him with an alibi.
10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1.

Standoff leader: Carrying guns let larger message to get out

The leader of a 41-day standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon testified Wednesday that he orchestrated the takeover to take "a hard stand" against the federal government's control of public lands and said the occupiers would not be successful unless they carried guns.

Texas man who killed neighbor couple has been executed

An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to killing a neighbor couple during a shooting rampage 13 years ago and said he wanted to be put to death for the crime was executed Wednesday evening.

Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday.
Wet, wild and weird: Some answers about Hurricane Matthew

Wet, wild and weird: Some answers about Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is wet, wild and weird. Meteorologists say its path has been harder to pin down than that of other storms, but Matthew is definitely dangerous and may possibly stick around to bedevil the Southeast coast for a week or so.
Ex-Baylor official: School undermined sex assault probes

Ex-Baylor official: School undermined sex assault probes

The former Title IX coordinator at Baylor University said Wednesday that top campus leaders undermined her efforts to investigate sexual assault claims and were more concerned with protecting the Baylor "brand" than the students.
LA sheriff's sergeant killed answering burglary call

LA sheriff's sergeant killed answering burglary call

A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was shot and killed Wednesday while answering a burglary report and the suspected gunman was arrested after commandeering his patrol car, ramming a second police vehicle, then hiding in a home as two teenagers cowered, authorities said.
NSA contractor accused of taking classified information

NSA contractor accused of taking classified information

A contractor for the National Security Agency has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his home and car, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
After testy VP debate, Trump rebuffs claim he 'loves' Putin

After testy VP debate, Trump rebuffs claim he 'loves' Putin

Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday on Hillary Clinton's accusation that he's cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin after the charge put Trump's running mate on the defensive during the vice presidential debate.
Trevor Siemian a spectator at Broncos practice Wednesday

Trevor Siemian a spectator at Broncos practice Wednesday

Trevor Siemian got the day off but only as a precaution. Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch ran the Denver Broncos' offense at practice Wednesday with Austin Davis also getting some work in while Siemian watched from the sideline and gave his bruised left shoulder another day to heal.
Reported Yahoo email scanning revives surveillance concerns

Reported Yahoo email scanning revives surveillance concerns

Yahoo's reported willingness to search user email to assist U.S. government investigators has revived concerns about court-approved surveillance programs that companies aren't allowed to disclose to the people using their services.
Clown hoaxes force police to check pranks for real threats

Clown hoaxes force police to check pranks for real threats

Carrying golf clubs, shovels and hockey sticks, several hundred University of Connecticut students gathered just before midnight in a cemetery, ready to do battle with menacing clowns they had heard might be lurking among the headstones.

Aqib Talib could still face discipline over shooting

Aqib Talib swears he's more concerned about the possible punishment Julio Jones could deliver this weekend than any discipline that might await him from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Gurgling lava splashes up Hawaii volcano walls in rare video

Gurgling lava splashes up Hawaii volcano walls in rare video

As the high-definition camera pans across the surface of an active Hawaii volcano's viscous summit lava lake, a large bubble of volcanic gas grows and bursts, dramatically spewing molten rock into the air and sending a massive ripple of lava outward across the crater.
Chicago council approves Emanuel's plan for police probes

Chicago council approves Emanuel's plan for police probes

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create a new agency to investigate police shootings and misconduct allegations even as critics — some on the council — say it's not strong enough to closely watch a police force long dogged by a reputation for brutality and covering up misdeeds of officers.
For Top 25 teams, the waiting for Matthew continues

For Top 25 teams, the waiting for Matthew continues

Hurricane Matthew's slow march toward Florida kept plenty of major college football teams guessing about their weekend plans on Wednesday, with schools still waiting to determine if moving or rescheduling games will be necessary because of the massive storm.
Steelers relying on practice squad grads to produce

Steelers relying on practice squad grads to produce

Jordan Dangerfield never lost faith, even as the months passed and the dreaded visits to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's office informing the safety he was being released from the team's practice squad piled up.
US Southwest faces threat of megadroughts with rising temps

US Southwest faces threat of megadroughts with rising temps

Already dealing with parched conditions, the U.S. Southwest faces the threat of megadroughts this century as temperatures rise, says a new study that found the risk is reduced if heat-trapping gases are curbed.
Regulators expand protections to prepaid debit card users

Regulators expand protections to prepaid debit card users

Federal regulators announced new rules Wednesday governing the quickly growing prepaid debit card industry, an effort more than two years in the making which should bring basic account protections to its customers, who are often financially disadvantaged.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White to go on IR

Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White to go on IR

Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White will be placed on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula, costing him much of the season after missing his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in the same leg.
First lady going all-out to preserve White House garden

First lady going all-out to preserve White House garden

MEMO From: Michelle Obama To: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Subject: Don't mess with the garden. There's no actual memo, but first lady Michelle Obama is going all-out to make sure the White House kitchen garden that she created in 2009 and expanded twice doesn't get plowed under by the next first family.

US again lashes out at Israeli settlements in West Bank

The Obama administration on Wednesday once again condemned Israel for plans to construct housing on land claimed by the Palestinians, saying a new project announced last week profoundly hurts efforts to forge a two-state solution to the long-running conflict.
Some see Pence, post-debate, as top-of-ticket material

Some see Pence, post-debate, as top-of-ticket material

Republican Mike Pence emerged from the vice presidential debate Wednesday an energized No. 2 set on using his Midwestern reserve to win over small-town and rural conservatives in battleground states.

Vice presidential debate seen by 37 million viewers

More than half of the 84 million viewers who flocked last week to the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton found something else to do when their respective running mates faced off Tuesday night.
Pence's 'Mexican thing' remark draws ridicule from Latinos

Pence's 'Mexican thing' remark draws ridicule from Latinos

Latino scholars and activists are criticizing Republican Mike Pence for referring to "that Mexican thing," at the vice presidential debate as he tried to brush aside criticism of Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants.
Classic Rhode Island diner rescued from wrecking ball

Classic Rhode Island diner rescued from wrecking ball

Each year some of the roughly 2,000 factory-built diners around the United States are demolished, but an enduring fascination with the 20th-century breakfast tradition has helped some get rescued from the wrecking ball.
Vote to raise New Jersey gas tax by 23 cents rescheduled

Vote to raise New Jersey gas tax by 23 cents rescheduled

New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on an agreement between Democratic leaders and Republican Gov. Chris Christie to raise the state's gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to pay for road, bridge and transit work.

Pakistan: trading fire with India after 'unprovoked' attack

Pakistan's military on Wednesday accused India of another "unprovoked" attack in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, saying it "befittingly" responded by returning fire, a sign of increasing tension between the two nuclear-armed archrivals.
Portman, Clinton up in new Ohio polls

Portman, Clinton up in new Ohio polls

With one month to go before Election Day, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are locked in a tight struggle in Ohio while Sen.
Caitlyn Jenner first Kardashian clan member to speak

Caitlyn Jenner first Kardashian clan member to speak

As Kim Kardashian West remains in seclusion and off social media after her Paris ordeal, Caitlyn Jenner became the first family member to post about the armed robbery, sending well wishes to her stepdaughter and a warning for all on Instagram.
Trump Tower: Home to family, empire and claims of kickbacks

Trump Tower: Home to family, empire and claims of kickbacks

Six years after George Gjieli left federal prison, where he'd been sent for trying to break out a triple murderer, Donald Trump gave him a job running Trump Tower, where the billionaire businessman lived and worked.
Trump looks for boost after VP debate

Trump looks for boost after VP debate

Saluting the work of his running mate in Tuesday’s Vice Presidential debate, Donald Trump worked for votes on Wednesday in Nevada, one of a small group of key swing states that should determine who wins this election in just under five weeks time.
4 uterus transplants from live donors done in Texas; 3 fail

4 uterus transplants from live donors done in Texas; 3 fail

Texas doctors have done the first womb transplants using live donors in the United States. Four women who had been born without a uterus received one in operations last month at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
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