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Columbia Gas CEO Steve Bryant, right, tours the Senior Center in Lawrence, Mass. where volunteers are handing out food and supplies, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the wake of last week's gas explosions and house fires in the Merrimack Valley. Bryant earlier announced that the utility is donating $10 million to an emergency relief fund for people affected by the emergency. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blastsLawyers have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts communities
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
This undated handout photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, shows suspect Anton Lemon Moore, 38, who is accused of fatally shooting a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy during a shootout in Rancho Cordova, Calif., the day before. Moore was wounded in the gun battle and was hospitalized. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Department via AP)
Suspect in California deputy's killing has past gun chargesA 38-year-old man on probation for a gun crime is accused of killing a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and injuring another
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
This undated booking photo provided by the Newport Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Cerissa Laura Riley, 31. She and a co-defendant, Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, a California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show, have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities suspect there may be many more victims. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced charges Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, against Robicheaux of Newport Beach and Riley of Brea. (Newport Beach Police Department via AP)
Reality show doc, woman charged with California drug rapesA California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show and a woman co-defendant have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities suspect there may be more victims
The Associated Press1 hour ago
US appeals court rules for bartenders, waiters in tip fightA U.S. appeals court is siding with bartenders and waiters in a fight over whether restaurants can pay them less because they receive tips
The Associated Press1 hour ago
CORRECTS SPELLING OF CITY TO BURGAW FROM BURGOW - U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Chris Hale, instructs J. Heron Ramos Jr., left, and J. Heron Ramos Sr., as they wait to board a helicopter from their flooded homes in Burgaw, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The Latest: Death toll rises in North Carolina to 27The North Carolina Department of Transportation says flooding has led to the closing of a bridge over the Cape Fear River in one city, part of an interstate over the same river
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This April 8, 2016, file photo, provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee. Appearing in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, on “CBS This Morning,” Elizabeth Smart said she believes Barzee remains a danger. Barzee is expected to be freed Wednesday after 15 years in custody because Utah authorities had miscalculated the amount of time the woman should serve.  (Utah State Prison via AP, File)
Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in kidnapping remains a dangerElizabeth Smart says she's been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Two signs at the top of the dune at Newcomb Hollow Beach alert visitors that the beach is closed to swimming, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Wellfleet, Mass. A Revere man died after being bitten by a shark off Newcomb Hollow Beach on Saturday. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell serviceTwo shark attacks on Cape Cod this summer are underscoring the need for better cellphone service at some of the region's beaches
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Marilyn Hite Ross asks questions of the witness during the trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
Chicago cops reluctantly testify against 1 of their ownOne after another, Chicago police officers who were there the night a white officer fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald are being called to testify
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This July 18, 2014, file photo shows AbbVie's signature drug Humira, in Houston. California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe Humira, one of the world's biggest selling drugs. The suit filed on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, says the kickbacks led doctors to write unneeded prescriptions for Humira despite its potentially deadly side effects. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe HumiraCalifornia has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Floodwaters of Florence put North Carolina dams under stressDeadly floodwaters that sent North Carolina rivers to record or near-record heights have many jittery about whether dams across the state will hold under the strain
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Dr. Fatta Nahab, a neurologist who directs the Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders Lab at the University of California San Diego Health's Movement Disorder Center, sits at his desk Monday, Sept 17, 2018, in San Diego. Nahab spent years going through regulatory hoops to get approval to import marijuana from Canada, to study whether cannabis can help treat essential tremor, a shaking condition affecting millions of people. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California studyCongress is considering whether to increase the amount of marijuana grown in the U.S. for research. But in the meantime, scientists at the University of California San Diego have received rare federal permissions to import the drug.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A course closed sign sits in front of the Coldwater Golf Links course, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Ames, Iowa, after the body of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena, a top amateur golfer from Spain, was found on the course the day before. Collin Daniel Richards, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Arozamena, police said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Slaying of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa college townPolice say a homeless man fatally stabbed a top amateur golfer from Spain at a golf course near her university campus in central Iowa
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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