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Military helicopter crashes in Maryland, killing one

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 1:52pm
(Reuters) - A military helicopter crashed on a Maryland golf course on Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring two, according to a service that monitors emergency broadcasts.

Arkansas prepping for lethal injections despite halt from courts

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:00pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas has not called off its plans to begin an unprecedented series of executions on Monday despite federal and state court rulings that temporarily halted the lethal injections of eight death row inmates.

Cleveland police widen manhunt for Facebook murder suspect

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:57am
(Reuters) - The manhunt for a murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland on Sunday widened Monday as authorities asked the public for help and pleaded with the suspect to turn himself in.

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A liberal coalition on Thursday started a campaign to label socially conservative organizations that oppose transgender rights as hate groups, ratcheting up the antagonism between opposing sides on one of America's most contentious debates.

U.S. top court leaves intact ruling against Central America asylum seekers

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 8:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped a turbulent debate over illegal immigration on Monday, turning away an appeal by a group of asylum-seeking Central American women and their children who aimed to clarify the constitutional rights of people who the government has prioritized for deportation.

Gorsuch era on U.S. high court begins with his first three cases

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, back at full strength after being shorthanded for 14 months, gets down to business on Monday with President Donald Trump's appointee Neil Gorsuch hearing arguments in his first three cases as part of a restored conservative majority.

United Air removes engaged couple traveling to wedding from plane

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 9:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An engaged couple flying on United Airlines from Houston, Texas, to their wedding in Costa Rica were removed by a federal law enforcement officer from the flight on Saturday amid disputed circumstances, according to media reports.

Cleveland police seek man who broadcast killing on Facebook

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 4:51pm
(Reuters) - Cleveland police were searching for a suspect they said broadcast video of himself on Facebook killing a person on Sunday and claiming that he had murdered others.

Massachusetts police arrest suspect in jogger's murder

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 10:56am
(Reuters) - Massachusetts police have arrested a man in connection with the August killing of woman who had been out jogging in the woods, a case that closely resembled a second daylight murder in New York City less than a week earlier.

Nine wounded in shooting at Ohio party hall

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 7:22am
(Reuters) - Nine people were wounded by gunfire on Sunday at an after-hours club in Columbus, Ohio, with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening, police said.

Three dead in Colorado mountain home in apparent triple homicide

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 12:07am
DENVER (Reuters) - Two men and a woman were found dead from traumatic injuries inside a mountain home in Colorado on Saturday in a suspected triple homicide, police said.

Sister of Celtics's guard Thomas dies in car accident

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 9:36pm
(Reuters) - The sister of Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas died in a car accident early on Saturday.

Right, left-wing protesters clash in Berkeley, California park

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 3:43pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Right and left-wing protesters clashed on Saturday at a park in downtown Berkeley, California, exchanging blows and throwing bottles and cans as police in riot gear sought to separate the two camps, using explosive devices at one point.

Child crushed to death in accident at Atlanta revolving restaurant

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 3:22pm
(Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries at a rotating restaurant atop a skyscraper in downtown Atlanta when his head became lodged between a stationary wall and a table affixed to the slow-moving floor, officials said on Saturday.

Former NFLer Heap kills daughter in accident in Arizona: media

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 1:09pm
(Reuters) - Former NFL star player Todd Heap hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter on Friday while he was moving his truck in his driveway at his Arizona home, media reported.

Long-awaited giraffe born in New York zoo to global audience's delight

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 11:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At long last, April the giraffe gave birth on Saturday to a long-overdue calf, to the delight of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from her pen in a New York zoo in anticipation of the grand event.

Protesters to take to streets to demand Trump release tax returns

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 10:27am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the United States and beyond on Saturday to press President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.

Former NFLer Heap kills daughter in accident in Arizona: media

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 1:44am
(Reuters) - Former NFL star player Todd Heap hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter on Friday while he was moving his truck in his driveway at his Arizona home, media reported.

Auburn University cancels speech by avowed white nationalist

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 8:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alabama's Auburn University on Friday canceled a campus speech by Richard Spencer, a white U.S. nationalist best known for drawing Nazi-like salutes at a party to celebrate President Donald Trump's election last year, citing safety concerns.

Arkansas Supreme Court grants stay of execution for one condemned inmate

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 6:19pm
(Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday granted an emergency stay of execution to one of two inmates scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday, court documents show.