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Pharmaceutical company chairman and wife found hanged in their Toronto home, murdered according to private detectives who found markings on their wrists that authorities missed

Snow falls in all 50 US states for first time since February 12th 2010, covers 52.3% of country

Twelve people in El Cajon, California, charged for feeding homeless in park, officials argue that ordinance necessary to protect public from hepatitis A, 600 people in county infected with the disease

Toronto police concludes alleged attack where man cut 11-year-old girl's hijab twice did not happen, false story gained international attention and was commented on by many elected leaders

Old Order Amish Yoder family in Pennsylvania forced to abandon religious beliefs and hook up home to public sewer system, according to discordant Commonwealth Court panel

Hawaii accidentally sends emergency warning to citizens urging them to seek shelter ahead of incoming ballistic missile, employee pushed wrong button according to Governor David Ige

John Young dead at 87, walked the moon in 1972 as ninth person ever and is the only one to have flown with three NASA space programs

South Carolina lawmakers propose bill to build memorial to black Confederate rebel troops, debate among historians whether black soldiers fought for the Confederacy

Conservative Party Canadian senator Lynn Beyak kicked out of party for posting letter calling indigenous Canadians pampered and looking for government handouts

Mormon leader Thomas Monson dies at 90 at his Salt Lake City home, became religion's 16th president in 2008, is succeeded by 93-year-old Russell Nelson

-25 degrees C in Calgary during Friday, city zoo’s king penguins kept inside to be protected from cold

American couple whose surrogate despite their explicit wishes refused to abort fetus diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome 16 weeks into pregnancy chooses to let boy get life-saving surgery after lengthy showdown

Man convicted of leading Islamist plot to behead Pamela Geller sentenced to 28 years in prison, prosecutors sought life sentence to send strong message

California raises minimum wage to USD 15 by 2023, 10% increase leads to 5% decline in employment for lower-paid workers according to study, would cost state 400,000 jobs

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces that every patrol officer in city is now equipped with body camera, part of reform to make police department more accountable in wake of high-profile police-involved shootings

84-year-old Pennsylvania veteran shoots one home intruder dead and scares away the other after scuffle, police investigating incident but so far believe actions justified

Texas father shoots robber at fast food restaurant who threatened family and restaurant staff with firearm, police chief praises action and notes that father protected a lot of people

San Diego builds three industrial-sized tents to house homeless as part of efforts to contain hepatitis A outbreak, USD 6.5 million budgeted to fund operation of tents for seven months

McDonald's manager in Tampa tips off police about man accused of killing four people during 51 days, gets USD 110,000 reward

Mexican 20 times deported from US sentenced to 35 years minimum for 10 counts including burglary, sex abuse, kidnapping and robbery, ICE spokeswoman says agency wants man deported after completed sentence

Businesses leave downtown Portland as city's homeless threaten staff and commit theft, police promise to increase patrols in shopping areas

134 earthquakes in a week along the San Andreas Fault in California, more extensive quakes in the same area can take thousands of lives and cause hundreds of billions USD in damages

US Government planned false flag attacks using Soviet aircraft to justify war according to newly declassified documents surrounding the assassination of JFK

Bill Gates' investment firm buys land in Arizona to build a "smart city", infrastructure to be focused on high speed networks and autonomous vehicles, no date for construction to start

Lobbying firm Podesta Group on verge of shuttering after being implicated in investigation regarding Russian influence on US election

Armed 51-year-old Florida father thwarts suspected attempt at kidnapping his teenage daughter by confronting four men trying to break into his garage, all four arrested for attempted kidnapping and attempted home invasion robbery – knife, guns and tape roll found in suspects' car

Former head of security for Mariah Carey prepares lawsuit alleging singer failed to pay bills and repeatedly humiliated white staff by comparing them to Nazis and KKK members

At least 26 killed and 24 injured after man in full combat gear opens fire during morning service in Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, gunman chased down and shot dead by unnamed local hero

Former DNC chair Donna Brazile accuses Hillary Clinton of having taken advantage of party's deficit caused by Barack Obama to rig nomination process

89-year-old woman living by herself in Arkansas shoots 19-year-old man who broke into the residence to death, began to warn and verbally reject the intruder before shooting as he moved towards her

Seattle appointed official literature city by Unesco as second US city after Iowa City, a total of 28 cities in the world have earned the award

Increased cannabis tax in California may result in black market remaining despite legalization, total tax burden now 45%, approaching Washington's record high 50%

At least 8 dead and 12 injured when rental truck hits pedestrians in New York City, driver shot and arrested after exiting car with paintball weapon in hand, terror motive suspected

Apple fires engineer whose daughter photographed not yet released iPhone X, the video was uploaded to Youtube and became viral

Honolulu bans pedestrians from crossing road while looking at phone screen, violation of law could cost offender USD 15-35

10-year-old Cleveland boy steals mother's boyfriend's car, drives 155 km/h, drives into ditch to avoid spike strips and is finally stopped by police car, had 10 days before stolen mother's car to practice highway driving due to boredom, then stopped after three flat tires

E-cigarettes to be outlawed in indoor public spaces in New York, carry long-term risks to health of users and those around them according to Governor Cuomo, 70% of municipalities in state have similar ban

Man inspired by the IS terrorists arrested since he planned to blow up the Dolphin Mall in Miami, communicated with FBI infiltrator in the belief that he was like-minded radical

Prototypes of upcoming frontier walls against Mexico appear in San Diego, guidelines that prototypes should be between 5.5 and 9.1 meters high, difficult to climb as well as being aesthetically appealing from the American side

New Mexico adjusts school plan and reinstates parts on global warming, evolution theory and age of the earth, previous decisions to remove the parts from the curriculum were met by public outcry

Barack Obama replaces Jefferson Davis when elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi, changes its name, new proposals submitted by parents, students and staff, the school has 96 percent black students

Michigan woman who refused to vaccinate son jailed for five days while son received four immunizations, father receives 50/50 split custody

Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas, changes name to Legacy of Educational Excellence High School to avoid being associated with Confederate General Robert E. Lee, new name with acronym LEE unpopular among students

Liberal government of Canada proposes tax hike on benefits of retail employees, opposition says absurd proposal punishes low-income earners and creates head aches for small businesses

Detroit fire fighter sacked for having brought water melon as gift to colleagues on first day of work, African American fire fighters offended, zero tolerance for offensive behaviour in workplace according to Fire Commissioner

Adherent of Satanic Temple in Missouri claims state's abortion law violates freedom of religion, law compels women who want to undergo abortion to read text which stipulates that life begins at conception, case to be transferred to state Supreme Court

US vice president Mike Pence leaves football arena after players kneel during national anthem, athlete protesting police violence against minorities has previously been criticized by president Trump as being disrespectful toward war veterans and American flag

Hygiene products manufacturer Dove in controversy after ad campaign shows black woman removing shirt and turning first into white, then asian woman, company apologizes after flood of criticism in social media

FBI Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit declares "black identity extremists" violent threat, assesses it very likely perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurs lethal violence against law enforcement justified as self-defense, according to leaked report

FCC approves Alphabet's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons – 83% of territory's cell sites remain out of service as of Friday, according to commission

20,672 abortions reported in Ohio in 2016, lowest number since record-keeping began 40 years ago, related to new laws and a cultural shift according to president of Ohio Right to Life

Man in Georgia sentenced for disorderly conduct after pointing the finger at a pastor in connection with church prayer, State Supreme Court revokes judgment, noting the conduct protected by the First Amendment

40 percent of US cancer cases can be linked to obesity, associated most clearly in women, 71 percent of the country's adult citizens are overweight or obese

Texan buys WW2 tank for USD 600,000 and parks outside his home, homeowner association sends letter as it "impedes traffic" and causes "serious concerns for neighbors"

After decades of decline, the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in the US has started to rise, 20 million new cases registred per year, chlamydia the most common

Suspect in Edmonton terror attack 30-year-old from Somalia who had tried to claim refugee status, was flagged in 2015 for extremist views

At least 58 dead and 515 injured as shooter opens fire from hotel room during Las Vegas music festival, perpetrator who committed suicide after attack identified as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock

Five injured after man runs over and stabs police officer and later plows van into crowd in central Edmonton, 30-year-old terrorist suspect presumed to have acted alone, IS flag found in car

The Trump administration suspends the Jones Act for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the law forces shipments to the island to be made with American-flagged vessels manned by American crews

1,900 opioid overdoses with fatal outcome in New Jersey 2016, clear upward trend reflecting overall trend in the country, most of the deaths involved heroin and fentanyl

Government contractors start building eight prototypes of wall between US and Mexico, Trump stresses that construction should be see-through so that agents can prevent drug trafficking

Student group Berkeley Patriot cancels Free Speech Week at UC Berkeley, event headliner Milo Yiannopoulos promises inofficial arrangements and a police-backed March for Free Speech alongside Pamela Geller, Mike Cernovich and others

Six confirmed dead after hurricane Maria and two towns under evacuation in Puerto Rico since Guajataca dam failing causing flash floods, everyone near river urged to immediately evacuate

Law enforcement use of cell-site simulators to track suspect's phone without warrant violates Constitution, according to D.C. Court of Appeals in landmark ruling reversing Superior Court decision

Canada's Supreme Court authorizes health centre to perform blood transfusions on 14-year-old Jehova's Witness with Hodgkin's lymphoma against her and her family's wishes – lawful to protect children even against their wishes when decision can irreversibly alter their lives, according to Superior Court Justice

Police in Portland, Oregon, stop using registers over gang members after pressure from minority organizations

Entire Puerto Rico without power after being hit by Hurricane Maria, curfew issued through Saturday morning

Los Angeles declares outbreak of hepatitis A, most infected are homeless or use drugs but healthcare workers have also caught the decease, San Diego has also had a major outbreak of hepatitis A

Miami-Dade County residents threatened with fine for building code violations hours after Hurricane Irma, 680 safety notices for downed pool barriers and 177 electrical hazard safety notices handed out

Legislation bill for stopping sex trafficking is criticized for opening up possibilities to prosecution of web site operators for user created content

Bureaucracy holding up the installation of 5G cell towers, can take a year to get approval for a tower that takes an hour to install according to industry representative, also needs permission from native American tribal authorities even though towers are not near tribal lands

Statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee removed from Dallas park after City Council decides it is a symbol of injustice

San Diego flushes the streets with bleach, outbreak of hepatitis A has killed 15 people and infected 400, homeless worst affected, mass vaccination of homeless people in progress

Mayor of Seattle Ed Murray resigns after allegations of sexual offenses against children, several Democrats involved in similar scandals

Canadian judge suspended 30 days without pay for wearing MAGA hat in court, wanted to lighten the mood

Database created by law professor tracks crimes committed by police officers in the US through media reports, 8000 arrested and over 13000 criminally charged between 2005 and 2011, database does not include civil charges or misconduct handled by administration or misconduct without criminal charges

Lawsuit over monkey selfie reaches settlement, PETA brought the suit in 2015, attorneys representing a macaque monkey claimed protection of law extends to animals including copyright law, 25% of photo's revenue will go to charities that protect crested macaques

Students and staff at UC Berkeley offered support and counseling as Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro is scheduled to speak at university

Parents at California charter school highly critical after kindergarten teacher promoted transgenderism without parental notification, girl at same school is called to principal’s office for referring to former class mate by male name

US agency for emergency relief FEMA will be out of money when hurricane Irma hits, congress pressed to inject more funds

Man breaks through security barriers during ceremony at the Burning Man festival and throws himself into the fire, dies in hospital

US security officials warn about growing tensions between "anti-fascists" and nationalists, reports that Homeland Security in several cases has classified left wing violence as domestic terrorism

Utah nurse follows hospital policy and refuses to draw blood from severely burned and unconscious patient despite policeman insisting, gets handcuffed and arrested, later receives apology

Petition to get George Soros declared as a terrorist and all of his assets seized started, has received 60,000 signatures in ten days

Chinese restaurant in California closes after boycott following confirmed information that the owner donated money to former KKK leader David Duke's election campaign to take a seat in the Senate, the restaurant owner denies racial accusations

Trump promises to donate USD one million of own funds to the restoration after Hurricane Harvey, vice president Pence contributes by picking up debris in Texas

The volunteer organization Cajun Navy mobilizes 763 boats and 1,500 volunteers to support the rescue work of flood victims in Houston, Texas

Quebec and Airbnb agrees on collection of 3.5 % lodging tax from October 1st, will be drawn automatically from bookings, collected funds are said to finance the province 22 tourism offices, Airbnb's public policy manager calls deal a milestone and defining moment for the company in Canada

1939 film "Gone with the wind" removed from Memphis cinema after Facebook uproar, deemed "insensitive" against black community

Hundreds of masked "anti-fascists" armed with shields storm through police lines into larger leftist demonstration, attack conservative protesters and pepper-spray leader of Patriot Prayer group

Homeowner in Corpus Christi, Texas, shoots intruder trying to commit burglary during Hurricane Harvey

Florida executes murderer with new drug cocktail, rocuronium and potassium joined by etomidate, which replaces midazolam, which was suspected of causing unnecessary suffering

YouTube user wins legal battle over fair use of copyrighted material in "reaction videos", doesn't apply to all reaction videos but is important precedent

Los Angeles Metro imposes fine for manspreading of USD 75, with repeated offenses, the perpetrator may be prohibited using the metro

Former security director and programmer Eddie Tipton sentenced to 25 years in prison for rigging lottery systems in multiple states through his job at Multistate Lottery Association, pleaded guilty to manipulating the lotteries random number generators

Three people with minor injuries after driver accelerates through vigil in Saint Louis to escape activists surrounding car and hitting it with flag poles, vigil honouring trans woman shot dead after stabbing police officer

Applause in courtroom as Las Vegas jury refuses to convict four defendants in Bundy Ranch case, accusation was threatening federal officers by wielding guns in the standoff

25-year-old Texas man arrested for trying to destroy Confederate statue in Houston, was caught kneeling by monument carrying explosive liquids

"Anti-fascist" attacks Colorado man with knife in belief that he was a Nazi, victim's long on the top, buzzed-on-the-sides haircut assumed to be reason for assault

New "Calexit" initiative seeks a constitutional convention aiming for the secession of California from the United States, other ongoing efforts seek more independence from the federal government