Sessions wants crack down on gang violence
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Sessions: MS-13 street gang a ‘priority’ for law enforcement

MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday promised an even stricter crackdown on the brutal MS-13 street gang, whose members are suspected in a series of killings in New York City’s suburbs. The attorney general...
Florida suspect planned to bomb a mall
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FBI: Florida man sympathized with IS, wanted to bomb mall

CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man who described himself as a sympathizer of the Islamic State extremist group faces terrorism-related charges stemming from a purported plot to bomb a Miami-area shopping mall, according to court documents filed...
NJ man convicted in NY bombing
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NJ Man Convicted in NYC Bombing that Injured 30

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim announces, Ahmed Khan Rahimi’s conviction at a press conference. Ahmed Khan Rahimi was convicted on Monday of planting two pressure-cooker bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people. Rahimi faces a mandatory life-sentence.
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Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

NCAA College Corruption investigations continue – EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among...
Couple held hostage
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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

JILL COLVIN, LOLITA C. BALDOR, MUNIR AHMED | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a group that has ties to the Taliban and is considered a terrorist organization by...
Boy Scouts to offer Programs for Girls, including Eagle Scout equivalent
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Historic focus shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls’ participation

The Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into Cub Scouting programs starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank. In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls’...
Puerto Rico Hurricane aid
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House weighs aid package for Puerto Rico

KEN THOMAS, Associated Press ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the...
Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd
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Rose McGowan’s account suspended by Twitter

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rose McGowan’s Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. McGowan said late Wednesday that Twitter had suspended her from tweeting after the social media...
News Minute video , Oct. 12th
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News Minute, Oct. 12 National headlines video

Thursday, October 12th National News Minute video headlines report: California wildfires show no signs of slowing down; Vegas police response still in question; Trump to put own stamp on health care; Yankees defeat Indians.  

Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back?

BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Finneran was once the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, ruling the state House of Representatives with an authoritarian style that earned him the nickname "King Tom" from some critics….