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at 23:03 on September 29, 2016, EDT.

Hurricane Matthew strengthens brushing by Caribbean islands

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — People in the Dutch Caribbean islands reinforced their homes and stocked up on emergency supplies Thursday as a strengthening Hurricane Matthew took a rare turn through the southern Caribbean ahead of an expected shift to the north.

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at 22:12 on September 29, 2016, EDT.

US defence chief calls alliance with Philippines 'ironclad'

HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter has described the U.S.-Philippines alliance as ironclad, one day after the Philippine president said joint military exercises with the U.S. would end.

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at 22:09 on September 29, 2016, EDT.

Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

EL CAJON, Calif. — An unarmed black man fatally shot by an officer in a San Diego suburb was unjustly killed and the police department and chief prosecutor are trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favourable frame from video of the shooting, representatives of the man's family said Thursday in demanding the full video be shown.

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at 21:41 on September 29, 2016, EDT.

Police check if man tried to buy gun before mall shooting

SEATTLE — Detectives on Thursday were investigating a tip that the man accused of shooting and killing five people in a mall north of Seattle may have tried unsuccessfully to buy a handgun just hours before the slayings.

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at 21:40 on September 29, 2016, EDT.

Mother killed in train crash had recently moved from Brazil

HOBOKEN, N.J. — A woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed at a station where she had been waiting had recently moved to the United States from Brazil with her family.

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at 21:38 on September 29, 2016, EDT.

California wildfire destroys 8 homes, injures firefighter

MORGAN HILL, Calif. — A wildfire in a mostly remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains has now destroyed eight homes and sent a firefighter to the hospital, officials said Thursday.

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