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Mechanical trouble aboard U.S. airliner sends four to hospital

(Reuters) – Mechanical trouble forced an American Airlines jetliner to return to the gate at Boston’s Logan Airport on Monday and four people were taken to hospitals to be evaluated, an airline spokesman said. 11 more words

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Fiery plane crash in Costa Rica with 10 foreign passengers on board

A private plan believed to have 10 foreign passengers and two crew members on board crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, officials said.

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Californians embrace new pot law with ribbon cuttings and long lines

Some Californians raised “blunts,” cut ribbons and endured long, early morning lines outside marijuana dispensaries to show their love for the state’s recreational pot law, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. 11 more words

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Charges against suspect in ‘swatting’ hoax that led to death could be complicated

Los Angeles police have arrested Tyler Barriss on a fugitive warrant in California arising from a Thursday evening incident in Kansas, where a suspected “swatting” hoax and a phony 911 call ended in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man, Andrew Finch. 9 more words

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Gretchen Carlson elected as Miss America chair after sexist email scandal

Gretchen Carlson was elected to lead the Miss America pageant after its CEO and previous chairman resigned amid a sexist email scandal, the organization said Monday. 30 more words

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Hollywood women form Time’s Up, a coalition to fight sexual misconduct

The newly invigorated movement to stamp out sexual misconduct in American workplaces has connected women from opposite ends of the country’s economic and class divides: actresses and farmworkers. 9 more words

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Colorado gunman threatened to ‘fire’ sheriff before shooting deputies

Weeks before he started shooting, the Colorado gunman who killed one deputy and wounded four more unleashed a verbal barrage against Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and his department. 9 more words

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