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September 11 museum allowed to display Ground Zero cross-shaped beam | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York days after the September 11, 2001, attacks can be displayed in the national memorial museum at the site, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday.<p>Father Brian Jordan (L), a Franciscan …

Coastal Flooding More Frequent In U.S. Due To Sea Level Rise And Sinking Land, Study Finds

July 28 (Reuters) - Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday.<p>The study examined how often 45 tide gauges along the …

Thousands of US Guns Could Fall into Taliban Hands, Warns Report

The nearly 500,000 guns that the U.S. has given to the Afghan military and police could fall into the hands of insurgents because the Afghan government can’t keep track of them, according to a report released Monday.<p>The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said that the Defense …

D.C. seeks stay of gun ruling

A federal judge's ruling barring enforcement of a key District of Columbia gun law seems likely to be put on hold, after lawyers for the district asked that the decision be delayed and the plaintiffs in the case signaled they're amenable to a 90-day delay.<p>In a filing Monday afternoon in U.S. …

Man who choked prostitute with belt gets 15 years in prison

A 27-year-old man was sentenced 15 years to life in prison Monday for choking a prostitute with his belt in a motel room, and then stealing cash from her purse, authorities said.<p>The man, Cuong Duong, arranged a meeting last year with the prostitute at the Princess Inn motel in Westminster, the …

Police arrest four in beating death of China grad student near USC | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four people, two of them juveniles, have been arrested in the robbery and beating death last week of a Chinese graduate student near his off-campus apartment, Los Angeles Police officials said on Monday.<p>Commander Andrew J. Smith, public information officer at the Los Angeles …

Canadian prof in Florida was killed in his car, found by neighbour: 911 call

A Canadian law professor working in Florida was found bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage on the day he died, a 911 call released Monday revealed.<p>The call is helping shed some light on the death of Daniel Markel, which police have said was a …

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Parents arrested on suspicion of leaving 3-year-old girl in hot car

A Fullerton father and mother were arrested on suspicion of leaving their 3-year-old daughter in a hot car while they went inside a mall, police said.<p>The temperature inside the car was 104 degrees when officers responded to the incident Sunday afternoon at the Brea Mall, according to police. The …