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October 11, 2017 - 8:28 am
Spokeswoman for hotel chain says cop's account of incident 'may not be accurate.' Watch the latest video at
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Dreamstime
October 11, 2017 - 8:11 am
A USA TODAY investigation found the VA — the nation’s largest employer of health care workers — has for years concealed mistakes and misdeeds by staff members entrusted with the care of veterans. In some cases, agency managers do not report troubled practitioners to the National Practitioner Data...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:22 am
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- Charlie Yates awoke to the smell of smoke around midnight on Monday -- just two weeks after moving cross-country from Virginia to call California home again. Hours later, the 26-year-old had packed everything he could into a truck and was fleeing for his life, surrounded by...
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October 11, 2017 - 3:56 am
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Salt Lake City police officer featured in a widely viewed video aggressively handcuffing a hospital nurse who refused his request to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant was fired on Tuesday. The Salt Lake City Police Department said it fired Det. Jeff...
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NASA
October 10, 2017 - 9:01 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- The wildfires that have displaced tens of thousands and killed at least 15 people in Napa County, California, have all but destroyed one neighborhood in the city of Santa Rosa called Coffey Park. This is one of the neighborhoods that has been left in ruins because of the...
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ABC News
October 10, 2017 - 8:00 pm
(LAS VEGAS) -- Authorities have revised the timeline for last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, raising new questions about the hotel’s response to an attack that killed 58 people and injured several hundred more. The sheriff’s office initially said that Stephen Paddock’s rampage was brought to an...
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Courtesy of Mike Rippey
October 10, 2017 - 5:10 pm
(NAPA, Calif.) -- An elderly Napa County couple found dead from the devastating wildfires sweeping Northern California "were happy right up until the last minute," one of their sons told ABC News. Officials identified Charles and Sara Rippey as two of the 15 people killed from the 17 fires...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:57 pm
(LUBBOCK, Texas) -- A Texas Tech University student has been charged with capital murder after allegedly shooting a campus police officer in the head Monday night. Hollis Daniels, 19, was being booked into jail at TTU's police station for evading arrest after drugs and drug paraphernalia were...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has returned home after being hospitalized for three weeks with low blood pressure. Dole spokeswoman Marion Watkins said in an email Tuesday that the 94-year-old former Kansas senator was...
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Dreamstime
October 10, 2017 - 2:38 pm
High winds turned a bad situation worse in wine country, catching fire officials and residents completely off guard; Claudia Cowan reports from Santa Rosa, California. Watch the latest video at
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