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Three U.S. students, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Bangladesh attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three students at universities in the United States, including a U.S. citizen and an Indian citizen, were among those killed in a militant attack in Bangladesh, university officials, the Indian government and a source said on Saturday.

U.S. sued over flawed gun background check

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Family members of the people killed in an attack on a South Carolina church last year have sued the U.S. government over an FBI clerk’s mistake that allowed the purchase of the gun used in the shooting.

Two bodies found in area burned by California wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Two bodies were found on Wednesday in a rural area of San Diego County charred by a major wildfire, sheriff’s officials said, as firefighters increasingly gained control over a larger blaze that also killed two people in central California.

Traffic deaths jump 7.7 percent in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. traffic deaths rose 7.7 percent in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, the highest number of people killed on U.S. roads since 2008, the government’s preliminary estimate reviewed by Reuters shows.

Elie Wiesel, Nobel winner, dies at 87

Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel has died at age 87, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Saturday.

U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and Tesla disclosed on Thursday.

House reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.

Trump’s opposition to trade deals fuels opposition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s scathing criticism of his stance on trade, highlighting divisions within the Republican Party that threaten unity ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

Divided Supreme Court rejects family pharmacy’s religious claim on Plan B

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by a family-owned pharmacy that cited Christian beliefs in objecting to providing emergency contraceptives to women under a Washington state rule, prompting a searing dissent by conservative Justice Samuel Alito.

Lawmakers deadlock on funding to fight Zika virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. lawmakers deadlocked over funding to fight the Zika virus on Tuesday, as Senate Democrats blocked a Republican proposal they said fell short of the challenge posed by the mosquito-borne virus and hurt other health priorities.

Texas ‘Frack Master’ bilked investors out of millions

NEW YORK — Texas oilman Chris Faulkner built a high-profile public persona, raised millions for his oil and gas ventures and courted politicians. But the SEC has alleged that behind the scenes, he cheated investors out of $80 million to fund a “debauched” jet-setting lifestyle.

U.S. Treasury Secretary urges Senate to act on Puerto Rico debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday called on the Senate to take immediate action this week to address Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt crisis before the critical July 1 deadline for the island territory’s next debt payments.

Supreme Court backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities in the strongest endorsement of abortion rights in America in more than two decades.

Five killed in Colorado Amtrak train-car crash

DENVER — Three children and two adults were killed in Colorado on Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a minivan in Las Animas County in the southern part of the U.S. state, state police said.

Flooding in West Virginia kills 24 people

West Virginia’s three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state’s worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday.