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Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New Orleans from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 6:05 PM

The Latest: University of South Carolina avoids worst floods
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):... 10/6/2015 6:27 PM

US forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country, the U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 4:42 PM

In writings, Oregon gunman ranted about others being crazy
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week complained in writings he left behind that everyone else was crazy and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official said.... 10/6/2015 2:39 PM

Judge tosses conviction in infamous '90 NYC tourist killing
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man imprisoned for a quarter-century in a notorious tourist killing was granted a new trial Tuesday when a judge overturned his conviction in a case that helped crystallize an era of crime and fear in the nation's biggest city.... 10/6/2015 6:15 PM

Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing "Amazing Grace." The prisoner appears to smile, but it's difficult to gauge his response. He is dying.... 10/6/2015 3:44 PM

New auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.... 10/6/2015 6:23 PM

FAA proposes nearly $2 million fine against drone operator
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission.... 10/6/2015 5:02 PM

Defense lawyer: White NYC officer targeted black NBA player
NEW YORK (AP) -- A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking a confrontation that resulted in the player's arrest and a season-ending leg fracture, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 6:34 PM

United co-pilot passes out, diverting flight to New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A United Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco had to be diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, after the co-pilot passed out.... 10/6/2015 6:17 PM

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