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2 dead after they were hit by light rail train

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — A light-rail train in Gresham struck and killed two people, one of whom was in a wheelchair, authorities said.<p>A person in a motorized mobility device exited the train with a companion at the Gresham City Hall station, the TriMet transportation agency said. The companion jumped …

Girl, 3, dies after Maryland gunbattle involving driver, police

A 3-year-old girl died Saturday after a man and police engaged in a chase and gunbattle, said police in Prince George's County, Maryland.<p>Police spokesman Lt. Bill Alexander said police began pursuing the man early in the afternoon when he drove a Nissan Maxima away from the scene of a shooting in …

First Tweeter (And St. Louis Native) Jack Dorsey Checks in From Ferguson

By any means necessary to get the story out.<p>While it might have the feel of a stunt, there is no question that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is deeply genuine in his burst of posts from Ferguson, Missouri, today.<p>Dorsey, who sent the first tweet ever, played reporter from the troubled suburb of St. …

85 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday.<p>Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday …

U.S. airstrikes aim to retake Mosul dam

BAGHDAD — U.S. airstrikes targeted Islamic State militants Saturday near the strategically important Mosul dam, which fell into the extremists' hands earlier this month.<p>The attack marks an apparent expansion in the U.S. military's role in Iraq, where it has been hammering Islamic State fighters …

'Screaming, banging' reveals 35 trapped in U.K. container

More than 35 people, including several children, were found crammed inside a shipping container on a freighter at an Eastern England dock Saturday morning, according to multiple media outlets.<p>One man died from the conditions discovered at the Tilbury Docks near Essex, England, after dockworkers …

Ferguson Protests: One Person Shot, Seven Arrested in Overnight Clashes

One person was critically injured and seven were arrested as violence broke out after a midnight curfew was imposed on the St. Louis suburb rocked by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen. Clashes erupted shortly after the curfew went into effect, with tear gas and the sound of …

Justice

Local police get billions in military equipment

Local police departments are looking more and more like small armies, stocked with billions of dollars worth of military-grade equipment.<p>The Department of Homeland Security pumped $1 billion into local law enforcement last year, according to a report from the ACLU, while the Department of Defense …

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