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Man suspected of killing Canadian Mounties caught

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — The man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the wounding of two others in a rare case of gun violence in eastern Canada was arrested early Friday, police said.


VA chief: 18 vets left off waiting list have died

WASHINGTON (AP) — An additional 18 veterans in the Phoenix area whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Affairs appointment list have died, the agency's acting secretary said Thursday — the latest revelation in a growing scandal over long patient waits for care and falsified records covering up the delays at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.


Seattle police: 4 victims in university shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police now say there are four victims in a shooting Thursday afternoon on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. They say one suspect is in custody.


At least three shot at Seattle campus, suspect in custody

At least three people were shot at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, and the suspect was in custody, Seattle police said on social media. The Seattle Times newspaper put the number of wounded higher, at seven, none fatally, and said that police were evacuating Otto Miller Hall on campus, but a police spokesman at the scene confirmed only three victims. Seattle police had initially said via twitter that four people were confirmed shot but later downgraded that to three, saying a SWAT team was searching the campus and that authorities were receiving conflicting information about the number of victims.


Wind, flooding take three lives in Arkansas and Tennessee

By Timothy Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - High winds and flash flooding on Thursday in the south-central United States killed three people in Arkansas and Tennessee, derailed a train in Arkansas and blew off part of a motel roof in a Missouri tourist town, officials said. Trees toppled by strong winds killed two people in northern Arkansas on Thursday afternoon, officials said. In Black Rock, Arkansas, a tree fell on a van and killed the person inside, said Brandon Morris, a spokesman for the state's Department of Emergency Management. In Jonesboro in Craighead County, Arkansas, retired Jonesboro police officer Tom Sanford, 74, was killed when a tree fell on his home, Jonesboro Police Sergeant Doug Formon said.


Jury awards Bestie Boys $1.7M in Monster Beverage case

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beastie Boys' fight for their right to not let Monster Beverage Corp use the hip-hop group's music without their permission resulted in a verdict of $1.7 million on Thursday. A federal jury in Manhattan issued the verdict on the eighth day of trial in a copyright dispute between members of the Brooklyn-born band and the energy drink maker over songs the band says Monster used without a license in a 2012 promotional video. The Beastie Boys had sought up to $2.5 million for copyright infringement and false endorsement. Monster countered that it owed no more than $125,000, calling the case "illogical" and saying an employee had mistakenly believed the company had permission to use the music.


Threat to Bergdahl led to US action, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration told senators it didn't notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal was made public.


Verizon fires back at Netflix over slow service message

By Lisa Richwine and Marina Lopes LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc on Thursday demanded that Netflix Inc immediately stop displaying messages to customers that place blame on Verizon's broadband service for slow delivery of Netflix TV shows and movies. The letter is the latest sign of tension between content providers like Netflix and Internet service providers over who should pay the price for companies that stream heavy traffic online. In a cease-and-desist letter sent to Netflix, Verizon also asked the video streaming service to provide information including a list of customers on the Verizon network to whom Netflix delivered the notices, or face legal action.


Israel approves new settlement construction

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel gave the final go-ahead Thursday to build nearly 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements, saying the construction was a response to the formation of the Palestinian unity government backed by the Islamic militant group Hamas.


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