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New York City police officer charged with murder in woman's shooting

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police sergeant was charged on Wednesday with murdering an emotionally disturbed black woman whom he shot inside her apartment last year, police said.

Four plead not guilty to insider trading involving U.S. health agency

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Washington, D.C. political consultant and three others pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that they engaged in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency.

CBS anchor Pelley exiting the evening news broadcast

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:02pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS journalist Scott Pelley will leave the evening news anchor chair and work full-time on news magazine "60 Minutes," the network said in a statement on Wednesday.

NBA star LeBron James' property in L.A. vandalized with racial slur

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Basketball superstar LeBron James' Los Angeles home was vandalized with a racial slur, police said on Wednesday, one day before the Cleveland Cavaliers player was set to take the court in the first game of the NBA finals,

Eleven Americans injured in Kabul bombing: State Dept

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. citizens working as contractors in Afghanistan were injured when a powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded during the Wednesday morning rush hour in Kabul, a State Department spokesman said.

Trump to broaden exemptions to Obamacare birth control mandate: report

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering taking steps to broaden the Obamacare limits on claiming a religious or moral exemption from providing health insurance that covers birth control, Vox news reported on Wednesday.

After test, US says missile defenses are outpacing ICBM threat

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday that its successful test of defenses against an attack from an intercontinental ballistic missile showed the United States can stay ahead of the evolving ICBM threat through 2020 from countries like North Korea.

Ohio sues five drug companies over opioid crisis

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:45am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said on Wednesday his office sued five drug manufacturers, accusing them of misrepresenting the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, helping fuel a drug addiction epidemic.

U.S. blacklists Colombians linked to accused drug kingpins

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted four Colombian citizens and five Colombian companies for their links to accused drug traffickers, the Treasury Department said in a statement.

FBI arrests 19 accused New York mobsters linked to Lucchese family

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:41am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal agents in New York on Wednesday arrested 19 accused members of the Lucchese crime family, an alleged network of criminals who were the source of inspiration for the acclaimed mobster film "Goodfellas."

Man arrested at Trump's Washington hotel after guns found in car

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:10am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man was arrested at President Donald Trump's Washington hotel early on Wednesday after police found an assault rifle, a handgun and 90 rounds of ammunition in his car, authorities said.

Trump condemns comedian's photo with fake severed head

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:57am
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted comedian Kathy Griffin on Wednesday for posing for photographs with a replica of a severed, bloodied head resembling the president, saying she had traumatized his family.

Trump's 'covfefe' tweet leaves Internet guessing

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A midnight tweet by Donald Trump unleashed a wave of sometimes mocking speculation by Internet users wondering what the U.S. president meant by writing "covfefe" in an apparently unfinished Twitter post that lingered online for hours.

Silk Road's Ulbricht loses bid to void conviction, life sentence

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:20am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction and life sentence of Ross Ulbricht, who created the underground website Silk Road, for running an online marketplace for drugs.

Fed official says U.S. immigration crackdown could hit economy

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 8:50am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigrants will likely weaken overall U.S. consumer spending and economic growth as those targeted for arrest increasingly choose to stay home and save more, a Federal Reserve policymaker said on Wednesday.