September 27, 2016

National News

Key government witness in bridge case says 'Traffic problems' email no joke

NEWARK, N.J. -- The government's key witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case testified Monday that he interpreted an email from one of the defendants that it was "time for some traffic problems" as an order to put a political revenge plot into action and that he immediately told Gov. Chris Christie's campaign manager.

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City pins hope on quickly erected flood barriers

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Facing their second-largest flood in city history, Cedar Rapids leaders and residents pinned their hopes Monday on a 10-mile system of quickly erected flood barriers to protect government buildings, homes and businesses in Iowa's second largest city.

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Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving the each candidate fresh bragging rights about their knowledge of foreign policy and readiness to lead the nation on the eve of their first presidential debate.

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Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

OAK HARBOR, Wash. -- The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.

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Mother uncovers impact of baby son's organ donation

WASHINGTON -- An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research -- his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.

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Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid bombing

BEIRUT -- Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war.

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