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Man burned by caustic beer awarded $750K by jury

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A New Jersey man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned after drinking a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Global hunger rising with conflicts, climate shocks

ROME – The number of chronically hungry people in the world is on the rise again after a decade of declines, the United Nations reported Friday, citing intensifying conflicts, floods and droughts....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man

ST. LOUIS – A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, with the judge declaring that he would not be...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Farewell Cassini

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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N. Korea tests another missile

SEOUL – North Korea fired another missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Friday morning, just a day after Pyongyang threatened that the four main Japanese islands “should be sunken...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

WASHINGTON – The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country – a new record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Equifax’s troubles deepen after disclosure about breach

NEW YORK – Credit agency Equifax traced the theft of sensitive information about 143 million Americans to a software flaw that could have been fixed well before the burglary occurred, further...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Phoenix sheriff pardoned by Trump hits the speaking circuit

LAS VEGAS – Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is returning to the public speaking circuit after being pardoned by President Donald Trump following his federal contempt-of-court conviction in an immigration...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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House backs $1.2T spending bill with more money for military

WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Double attack in southern Iraq kills at least 50

IRBIL, Iraq – A coordinated attack on a restaurant and a security checkpoint in southern Iraq killed at least 50 people Thursday, police and health officials said, in a rare spasm of violence...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump, top Democrats agree to work on deal to save ‘dreamers’ from deportation

WASHINGTON – Democratic leaders announced late Wednesday that they agreed with President Donald Trump to pursue a legislative deal that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Fire at an Islamic school in Malaysia kills at least 23 teenage boys

As the flames engulfed the building, the boys cried for help. The teens pressed their faces to the windows of their school dormitory, begging for rescue. They couldn’t escape the three-story...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World