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Prepared for more violence between biker groups ... Prince Charles to meet Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams ... Successful vocal surgery for Sam Smith



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WACO, Texas (AP) — Police in Waco, Texas, say they're prepared for any more violence between rival motorcycle gangs following Sunday's clash at a local restaurant that left nine people dead and 18 wounded. Police say authorities received threats from biker groups after the shooting. Some 170 bikers were charged with engaging in organized crime and their bail is set at $1 million each. Authorities are still looking into who will be charged with murder.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities say they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they say it was not a gunshot that created a grapefruit-sized crack. The assistant conductor had said she heard the engineer of a regional train say he'd been hit by a rock or shot at, and she thought the Amtrak engineer also told a dispatcher that his train had been struck.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department wants to release portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January. In a federal court filing last night, a State Department official says a review of those emails should take until the end of the year. The disclosure that the Democratic presidential candidate had conducted State Department business on a private email account has been a source of controversy.

GALWAY, Ireland (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles is expected to meet Sinn Fein (shin fayn) leader Gerry Adams during an event today in the western Irish city of Galway. It was 36 years ago that Charles' great uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA, Sinn Fein's political ally. Charles also plans to visit the place where his uncle was killed. It is Charles' third trip to the Irish Republic since the outlawed IRA called a 1994 cease-fire.

BOSTON (AP) — Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith has undergone successful vocal cord surgery at a Boston hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital says Smith is expected to make a full recovery. The procedure to stop recurring vocal cord bleeding has also been done on Steven Tyler, Lionel Richie and Adele. Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" was named best pop vocal album. Today's also his 23rd birthday.

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