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NTSB: Driver in Morgan crash had multi-state commute

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Accident investigators are looking into what role the work commute of the driver charged in the accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan played in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.


All right on the night? World Cup stadium a worry

SAO PAULO (AP) — The biggest question for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup isn't whether host Brazil can beat Croatia but how the unfinished and troublesome Itaquerao stadium will hold up in its first ever encounter with a full-capacity crowd.


Police: Shooter at Oregon school had assault rifle

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old gunman at an Oregon high school had an assault rifle, handgun and several magazines of ammunition hidden in a guitar case and duffel bag when he rode a school bus to the campus, police said Wednesday.

Congress, FBI moving on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.


AP sources: Cantor plans to resign from leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post, officials said Wednesday, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up a few months before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.


Iraqi officials say militants seize city of Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts following clashes with the insurgents.


FBI opens criminal probe into VA after scathing report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.


Feds: NYC strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) — A crew of New York City strippers scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks with illegal synthetic drugs, then driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on their credit cards while they were too wasted to stop it, authorities said Wednesday.


In Somalia, a wives' tale delays measles treatment

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hawa Nor carried her visibly weakened son into the hospital's isolation ward. Like many sick children here, the 7-year-old boy is likely a victim of an old Somali wives' tale: A child with measles should be kept inside, and away from the doctor, for a week.


Militants take city of Tikrit, seize 48 Turks at Iraqi consulate

Rebels seized 48 Turks from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, including the consul-general, three children and several members of Turkey's special forces, a source in the Turkish prime minister's office said.


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