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(Reuters) - Authorities are investigating two sexual assaults last weekend at the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University and have arrested a total of six students in connection with the incidents, the school said on Thursday. Four ...more

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PHOENIX (AP) — The busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on lockdown for more than three hours Thursday as police searched for a suspect in a shooting in nearby Tempe.Flights out of Terminal 4 were grounded for a brief ...more

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and hurt Republican ...more

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MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm dumped heavy rain on the Philippine capital on Friday, flooding many parts of the city, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to hi ...more

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his vehicle from police scanners.The judge ruled Thursday that San Diego's regional planning agency can deny Michae ...more

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By Gyles Beckford WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A pugnacious political maverick who wants tighter controls on the economy, immigration and on foreigners buying land, is shaping up as the king maker in New Zealand elections on Saturday. Opi ...more

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence ref ...more

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.Christie said Thursday evening he strongly believes Goodell should stay in his job despite mounting criticism over his handling of ...more

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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Intelligence "chatter" has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings, the prime minister said on Friday, a day after hundreds of police carried out a sweeping coun ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Bar ...more