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Shutdown's political 'pingpong game' frustrates workers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some federal workers reacted to the government shutdown Monday with anger, some with worry and others were happy to have a day off, not unlike a student learning of a snow day....

Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said....

Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers....

Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case....

Family of man killed after 'swatting' call sues Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The family of a Kansas man fatally shot by police at the door of his home after a hoax emergency call has sued the city of Wichita and the unidentified officers involved....

Student: Boy arrested in school shooting has violent past
DALLAS (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a Texas high school on Monday had a history of aggressive actions at school, a fellow student said....

Doctor who came to US as child jailed by immigration agents
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan doctor who came to the U.S. from Poland as a young child was in jail Monday, nearly a week after immigration agents arrested him at his home....

Volunteer arrested after border agents seen dumping water
PHOENIX (AP) -- A volunteer for an organization that tries to prevent immigrants from dying in the Arizona desert was arrested several hours after the group released videos showing Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles left for those crossing into the U.S. illegally....

Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) -- Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig on Monday, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said....

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's widely criticized congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans and setting off a scramble to draw a new map....

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