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Sheriff: 'Nerf Wars' may be factor in fatal Minnesota crash

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are looking at a "Nerf Wars" game as a possible factor in a pickup rollover in Lakeville that killed two teenagers and injured two others, a sheriff said Sunday.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015

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Investigators: Wife may have been driving force in rampage

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Tashfeen Malik radicalized her American-born husband and was the driving force in the San Bernardino massacre plot, two officials said Sunday.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015

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Jimmy Carter says latest brain scan shows no cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter said Sunday that his most recent brain scan showed no signs of cancer, more than three months after he began treatment for four melanoma tumors.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015

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Social media, the new megaphone for violent perpetrators

 

PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Tashfeen Malik, the woman involved in this week's Southern California mass shooting, has another claim to notoriety: She's the latest in a growing line of extremists and disturbed killers who have used social media to punctuate their horrific violence.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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FBI investigates Southern California attack as act of terror

 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The Pakistani woman, who joined her U.S.-born husband in killing 14 people in a commando-style assault on his co-workers, is now at the center of a massive FBI terrorism investigation, yet she remains shrouded in mystery.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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UPDATED: Stories of those who died in the mass shooting in California

Most of the 14 people killed at a holiday banquet in San Bernardino County, California, worked in the same county public health department as the man who showed up with his wife and sprayed the hall with gunfire.

An official list of the dead was released Thursday, and families, friends and co-workers came forward to share some of their stories:

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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AP: Railroads beat back new safety rules after derailments

 

A pair of train derailments in 2012 that killed two people in Maryland and triggered a fiery explosion in Ohio exposed an unsettling truth: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down to be used for hauling hazardous chemicals, freight and other products.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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Chicago cops' versions of teen's killing at odds with video

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers who watched one of their own shoot a black teenager 16 times filed reports depicting a version of events that contrasted sharply with what was captured on the dashcam footage that has sparked protests and cost the police commissioner his job.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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