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FBI investigates Southern California attack as act of terror

 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The Pakistani woman, who joined her U.S.-born husband in killing 14 people in a commando-style assault on his co-workers, is now at the center of a massive FBI terrorism investigation, yet she remains shrouded in mystery.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015

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UPDATED: Stories of those who died in the mass shooting in California

Most of the 14 people killed at a holiday banquet in San Bernardino County, California, worked in the same county public health department as the man who showed up with his wife and sprayed the hall with gunfire.

An official list of the dead was released Thursday, and families, friends and co-workers came forward to share some of their stories:

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AP: Railroads beat back new safety rules after derailments

 

A pair of train derailments in 2012 that killed two people in Maryland and triggered a fiery explosion in Ohio exposed an unsettling truth: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down to be used for hauling hazardous chemicals, freight and other products.

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Chicago cops' versions of teen's killing at odds with video

 

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers who watched one of their own shoot a black teenager 16 times filed reports depicting a version of events that contrasted sharply with what was captured on the dashcam footage that has sparked protests and cost the police commissioner his job.

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Cities' policies on police shooting videos inconsistent

 

CHICAGO (AP) — There's often little consistency in U.S. cities' policies on how quickly to release videos of police officers shooting civilians under disputed circumstances, with many municipalities making decisions as they go or waiting to act until political pressure or court rulings force the issue.

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United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen's lone US plant

 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has gained a significant first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South, easily winning a vote by skilled-trades workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. factory to have the UAW negotiate their collective bargaining agreements.

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18 patients die in India hospital as floods cut off power

 

NEW DELHI (AP) — Severe floods that have hit the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu killed 18 hospital patients this week after rainwaters knocked out generators and switched off ventilators, officials said Saturday.

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Messy midway: Paris draft climate deal ready, long way to go

 

LE BOURGET, Paris (AP) — Negotiators adopted a draft climate agreement Saturday that was cluttered with brackets and competing options, leaving ministers with the job of untangling key sticking points in what is envisioned to become a lasting, universal pact to fight global warming.

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