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Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War...


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Waffle House gunman's troubles began years before attack

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Travis Reinking’s erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle. The onetime construction crane operator bounced between states and suffered from delusions, sometimes...


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Prosecutor says Cosby used good-guy rep to harm women

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial was poised to begin deliberating after prosecutors on Tuesday portrayed the 80-year-old former TV star as a serial predator who drugged and molested a woman 14 years ago. The defense called Cosby’s accuser a “pathological liar”...


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The Latest: Waffle House slaying suspect's court date reset

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Nashville judge has reset the court date for a man accused of killing four people when he opened fire outside a Waffle House with an AR-15 rifle. Davidson County court...


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Privately run prisoner transport company kept detainee shackled for 18 days in human

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Edward Kovari’s 18-day journey caged in the back of a private prisoner transport van began at a gas station in Winchester, Virginia, where the waiter had recently moved from Houston. As Kovari left the station’s convenience store, a Virginia police officer checking...


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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

APTOPIX Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced “the true test of a man,” drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the House hailed him as a hero with a resolution, James Shaw Jr. said...


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US border agent who repeatedly shot Mexican teen through a fence acquitted of murder

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A U.S. Border Patrol agent was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a Mexican teen who threw rocks at law enforcement officers during an attempt to smuggle marijuana to Mexico. But the Arizona jury that acquitted Lonnie Swartz of second-degree murder Monday...


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Senate Republicans call for greater scrutiny of Pruitt's management, spending decisions

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Several Senate Republicans said Tuesday that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s management and spending decisions should be subject to greater congressional scrutiny, though nearly all of them stopped short of asking him to resign. The...


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Toronto van attack victims were mostly female, police say

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Toronto police are investigating a Facebook post that suggests misogyny may have been a motive for the driver in a van attack that left 10 dead and 14 injured, with most of the victims women. Alek Minassian, 25, appeared Tuesday in a Toronto court and was charged with 10 counts...


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The Latest: Police officer says most victims of attack women

APTOPIX Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Toronto police official says that women make up most of the victims of the deadly van attack but it’s not yet known if they were deliberately...


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