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Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boating accident

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - The mother of ride-hailing firm Uber's chief executive has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday

Two men killed in Portland after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant: police

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 3:30am
(Reuters) - Two men were stabbed to death in the U.S. city of Portland on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said.

Judge overturns life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:04pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday tossed out life prison terms for one of two men convicted in a deadly Washington, D.C. area shooting spree, saying he must be re-sentenced in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Washington Post reported.

U.S. says Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - A Lebanese man accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah to further a scheme to launder drug money pleaded guilty on Friday in a Brooklyn, New York federal court to a U.S. money laundering conspiracy charge.

Alabama 'pill mill' doctor tied to Insys gets 21 years in prison

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:13pm
(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Friday to 21 years in prison for running two clinics with a colleague that prosecutors called a massive "pill mill," in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.

Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:51pm
(Reuters) - Sponsors have been fleeing next month's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City since organizers decided to honor an activist recently freed after more than three decades in prison for ties to a nationalist group that carried out more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and 1980s.

Texas teacher disciplined for 'terrorist' award for student

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:32pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least one Houston-area teacher has been disciplined after presenting a seventh grade student with the mock award "most likely to be a terrorist," a school district official said on Friday.

Texas prosecutor brings new murder charge on 'angel of death' nurse

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:55pm
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas prosecutors served a new murder warrant on a former nurse known as the "angel of death" for killing infants to keep her behind bars and thwart a mandatory release set for next year, a district attorney said on Friday.

Accused South Carolina serial killer pleads guilty to seven murders: reports

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:45pm
(Reuters) - An accused serial killer pleaded guilty to seven murders at a court in South Carolina on Friday and was given seven consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, avoiding the death penalty, local news reports said.

U.S. to carry out first ICBM intercept test

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, U.S. officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one.

Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang.

Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:09pm
WELLESLEY, Mass. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as "unimaginable cruelty" President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday.

Woman awarded $95.6 million in Philadelphia building collapse settlement

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:07am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Ukrainian immigrant who underwent amputations after a Philadelphia building collapsed on her was awarded $95.6 million as part of a settlement for victims of the 2013 disaster that killed seven people and injured 12 others, her attorney said on Friday.

Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter dismissive of report of arrest warrant

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:51am
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday dismissed a report that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.

U.S. home prices to rise at a strong pace on tight supply: Reuters poll

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:15am
(Reuters) - U.S. home prices look poised to rise at a robust pace over the next few years, mainly because of a chronic shortage of houses and steady demand, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

American service member dies in northern Syria: Pentagon

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died after being hurt when a vehicle rolled over in northern Syria, the U.S. military said on Friday.

U.S. college teaches veterans to heal each others' mental wounds

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:07am
NEWTON, Mass. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had not shared with anyone.

Colorado oil tank fire kills one, injures three

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:09am
DENVER (Reuters) - A blaze engulfed a Colorado oil tank battery on Thursday, killing one worker and injuring three, authorities said.

U.S. fossil fuel groups pull out of climate change court case

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:50pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempts to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show.

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:26pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.