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Jindal calls Trump a 'madman'...Clinton aide won't testify...Officers in Gray case will be tried in Baltimore

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 10, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.



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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bobby Jindal is calling Donald Trump an "egomaniacal madman who has no principles." The Louisiana governor says his fellow Republican presidential candidate's "carnival act" could cost the party its chance to regain the White House. Jindal says it's time to "get serious about saving our country" and to "send Donald Trump back to reality TV."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer for a former State Department employee who helped set up and maintain a private email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton says his client will assert his constitutional right not to testify before any congressional committees. Bryan Pagliano had been scheduled to appear before House investigators behind closed doors today, but his attorney notified the panel that he would decline to testify to avoid the risk of incriminating himself. The lawyer says Pagliano also will refuse to testify if served with a subpoena by two Senate committees looking into the email controversy.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The trials of six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray will be held in Baltimore. A judge has dismissed arguments from the officers' attorneys, who said the days of riots, protests and citywide curfews following Gray's death would make it difficult to choose unbiased jurors in the city. The judge says potential jurors may be asked whether they have been influenced by coverage of the case. Gray died after being fatally injured while in police custody in April.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. electric company and the Obama administration are settling a 15-year-old legal case over claims that Duke Energy violated federal clean air laws. The settlement proposed today with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department requires Duke Energy to pay a civil penalty of $975,000, shut down one coal-burning unit and spend more than $4 million on environmental mitigation projects. The settlement would also make permanent the recent closure of 11 units at five North Carolina power plants.

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22 as part of MSNBC's coverage of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. The former NBC News anchor is transitioning to his new job of covering breaking news stories during MSNBC's daylight hours. Williams lost his job as anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" and was suspended for six months after a pattern emerged that he had lied about his role covering certain news stories.

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