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WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed bl ...more

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.BP's business in Alaska will be smaller because of the previously announced sa ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted W ...more

Reuters News - 14 mins ago

By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the ov ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama' ...more

Reuters News - 27 mins ago

By Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - Two members of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group found supporters of their opposition to President Vladimir Putin during their almost two years in prison, even fielding autograph requests from guard ...more

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PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran eve ...more

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a driver injured.Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella was arraigned on charg ...more

Reuters News - 55 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said on Monday, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq an ...more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young black man who was fatally shot last week by Utah police lunged at the officers with a real sword that had a 2.5-foot steel blade, prosecutors said Monday.Reports from Darrien Hunt's family that the 22-year-old was c ...more