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Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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More drought forecast next year across West

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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Man seen with missing UVa student being sought

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man authorities believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts law enforcement officials say they have been notified that three Afghan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise are in custody at the Canadian border.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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Global marches draw attention to climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014

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