• Protests erupt after Cleveland officer acquitted in fatal shooting of unarmed suspects

    Protesters took to the streets on Saturday night as police patrolled in riot gear.

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  • Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

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  • Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

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  • Motorist arrested for killing Colorado cadet, injuring officer: police

    By Keith Coffman LONGMONT, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and his training officer critically injured on Saturday when a motorist they tried to stop struck them with his car, authorities said. The cadet, 21-year-old Taylor Thyfault, died at the scene on Colorado Highway 66 outside the town of Longmont, about 35 miles (56 km) north of Denver, State Patrol spokesman Trooper Josh Lewis said in a statement. Thyfault and Trooper Clinton Rushing, 37, were outside of their cruiser when they were struck, Lewis said.

  • Drenching rains force scores of rescues in Oklahoma City

    (Reuters) - More than 70 people were rescued on Saturday after severe storms soaked Oklahoma during a month of record rainfall, authorities said. The Oklahoma City Fire Department said in a statement it had rescued more than 70 people after the drenching storms triggered flash floods in the city. The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, said Oklahoma City was just .11 inch shy of the all-time record for rainfall in any month.

  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

    The Senate struggles unsuccessfully early Saturday to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs.

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  • Protests erupt after acquittal of Ohio officer

    A police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman.

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  • Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi

    A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by Islamic State, a Shi'ite spokesman said, launching a counter-offensive to reverse stunning gains by the jihadi insurgents.

  • Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the first such reported attack in the central province of Homs.

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