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Macy's announces plans to close as many as 40 stores nationwide

Cincinnati - Department store retailer Macy's plans to close up to 40 locations next year, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company announced Tuesday.

US gov't changes laws for transgender passport applicants Special

Washington - The State Department announced new guidelines for issuing passports to transgender applicants. If you bring a note from your doctor that you have undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition you'll be able to get a passport to match.

73 arrested, 11 sick after California rave

San Francisco - Saturday night's rave at the Cow Palace will not soon be forgotten for dozens of young people. Eleven of them ended up in San Francisco hospitals after taking what police say was tainted drugs and dozens more ended up in jail.

Nevada considers charges in deaths of wild horses at the round-up

Reno - A Nevada district attorney is considering whether to file criminal charges against federal land managers who are accused by animal rights activists of mistreating wild horses in a roundup.

Feds indict two for slaying multiple Whitetail and Mule deer

Wichita - Federal grand jury indicts a pair of brothers for operating a guided hunting service that specialized in the illegal hunting and killing of white-tailed deer and mule deer in Comanche County, Kansas in violation of the federal Lacey Act.

Jamaican drug war continues in firefight with Coke's Shower Posse

The bloody war in Jamaica continues today with more fires, a rising death toll and gun fire on the streets as the police and Jamaican army battle the Shower Posse drug gang and its' leader Christopher "Duddus" Coke.

Soldier investigated for video taunting Iraqi kids

Washington - A disturbing video of Iraqi children being harassed with offensive language and questions was filmed by a soldier stationed in Iraq. He then posted it to Facebook and YouTube. It was just discovered and the clip is now being publicly criticized.

Jamaica declares state of emergency in war with drug lord

Kingston - Trouble began earlier this week in Kingston after the government approved a US extradition request for Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a reputed gang boss. Police were shot and killed, retreating from police stations set on fire by supporters of Dudus.

IBM faces Department of Justice probe

The computer firm IBM is currently under investigation after claims of anti-competitive behaviour. The Department of Justice are to carry out the investigation.

CBC Starting New Age of 24-Hour News Coverage

CBC News announced Thursday that it reorganizing its way of news gathering with an emphasis on 24-hour-a-day coverage. The news department is forging ahead despite dwindling funding and a smaller staff.

'Killer' Wasps Menace State Department

The state department has a new enemy. 'cicada killer' wasps. The wasps have infested areas around their headquarters. Employees are not happy about it. Time to break out the Raid and fly swatters.

US Department of Energy fined $1.1 Million

The EPA has fined the US Department of Energy (DOE) 1.1 million US dollars for violating an agreement, and has placed a 30-day deadline to meet its requirements and recommendations or pay the price.

Report: State prisons should do more to prevent inmate suicides

"The inmate suicide rate in Massachusetts was 27 percent per 100,000 inmates during the past ten years, nearly twice the national rate of 14 per 100,000 during the same time period, according to the report."

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