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1Charlotte, NC

Police in riot-hit Charlotte say shooting victim was armed

Officer Betty Shelby of the City of Tulsa Police Department in Tulsa, Oklahoma is shown in this undated photo provided September 21, 2016. Photo courtesy of City of Tulsa Police Dept/Handout via Charlotte's Mayor Jennifer Roberts speaks to reporters the morning after protests against the police shooting of Keith Scott, in Charlotte, North Carolina.



Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people. The 2016 presidential campaign has brought voters to a crossroads on health care yet again.


3Criminal Defense Law

Tulsa Officer Charged with Manslaughter

The district attorney of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has filed manslaughter charges against officer Betty Shelby in the death of Terrence Crutcher six days ago. "We reviewed the facts of the allegations, it is our responsibility to determine if the filing of a criminal charge is justified under the law," District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said.


4Donald Trump

Trump: I reversed birther stance 'to get on with' campaign

" Donald Trump says he finally admitted President Barack Obama was born in the United States because he wanted to "get on with the campaign." In a brief interview with an Ohio television station Wednesday, Trump was asked why, after years as the chief proponent of the falsehood that the president was born outside the country, he decided to announce Friday that was no longer the case.


5US Senate

Why Kasich's atheist criticisms seem out of touch

John Kasich took on Daniel Radcliffe and his publicly stated atheism this week. Are his comments out of place in the modern world? Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eats ice cream with Ohio Gov. John Kasich at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville, Ohio, during the 2012 campaign season.


6Senator Chuck Schumer

Obama vetoes 9/11 bill; possible override by Congress looms

President Barack Obama nixed a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility that Congress might override his veto for the first time of his presidency. The bill had sailed through both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support, clearing the final hurdle just days before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.


7Terre Haute, IN

33 percent Terre Haute sewer rate hike proposed

Earlier this month, the Terre Haute City Council rejected a stormwater fee to increase revenue for the sanitary district. So, now, the city administration is seeking a 33 percent increase in sewer rates.


8Barack Obama

FBI releases notes from Clinton email investigation

The FBI released Friday nearly 200 pages of notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, just three days before she squares off against Donald Trump in the first presidential debate. The notes from interviews of top Clinton aides, supporters and others, provide little in the way of major bombshells.


9Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

More terror, more denials

In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an "evil thug." He then added, " Hillary Clinton is a weak and ineffective person and I will tell you, if you choose Donald Trump , these problems are going to go away far, far greater than anybody would think."


10Hillary Clinton

Objectionable posts from GOP Senate hopeful's son surface

The 19-year-old son of a Nevada Republican who is in a pivotal U.S. Senate race is apologizing after his objectionable social media posts came to light. The Buzzfeed website first reported Thursday on Joey Heck's posts, which appeared on the social media network Reddit.