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Massachusetts 'Baby Doe' mother pleads guilty to murder-related charge

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 2:17pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - The mother of a 2-1/2-year-old girl whose body was found on a Boston beach in 2015, sparking a months-long search for the identity of "Baby Doe," pleaded guilty on Friday to being an accessory to murder after the fact.

Indiana governor pardons man whom Pence would not

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:43pm
(Reuters) - A man who served 10 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of armed robbery thanked Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Friday for granting him a pardon that had been denied to him by former governor and current Vice President Mike Pence.

Turkish hacker behind cyber heists gets 8 years in U.S. prison

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish hacker was sentenced to eight years in a U.S. prison on Friday for his role as one the masterminds behind three cyber attacks that enabled $55 million to be siphoned from automated teller machines globally.

BAE, Northrop, SAIC, others in $3.04 billion U.S. defense contract

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of companies including subsidiaries of BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp, Science Applications International Corp, Teledyne Technologies Inc and KBR Inc will share in a $3.04 billion missile defense contract, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Ex-U.S. Army reservist gets 11 years prison for Islamic State support

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:28pm
(Reuters) - A former member of the Army National Guard in Virginia was sentenced on Friday to 11 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State, despite calling himself a "complete idiot" for having once accepted the group's views on Islam.

Four accused in Facebook Live beating plead not guilty in Chicago

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:05pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four African-Americans accused of attacking an 18-year-old disabled man on Facebook Live while making anti-white racial taunts pleaded not guilty in a Chicago courthouse on Friday.

Hole in tallest U.S. dam grows, officials say no threat of failure

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:15am
(Reuters) - A 30-foot (90-meter) hole has appeared in a section of the tallest dam in the United States that is expected to worsen, but there was no immediate threat it will fail, endangering thousands of area residents, California state officials said on Friday.

U.S. lottery operators worry as fewer millennials line up to play

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:13am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Young Americans are showing less interest in buying lotto tickets than their parents, prompting lottery officials to worry about the odds for future growth.

Engine fire reported on Argentina Airlines airplane in New York: media

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:14am
(Reuters) - An engine fire was reported on an Argentina Airlines airplane on Thursday while it was on a runway at New York's JFK Airport preparing to depart for Buenos Aires, local media reported.

Two workers taken to hospital in Phillips 66 pipeline fire in Louisiana

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:13pm
(Reuters) - Two workers were taken to a local hospital and another is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire on Thursday at a Phillips 66 pipeline station in a small town in southern Louisiana, parish officials said.

In setback for Trump, U.S. judges reject travel ban

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 8:15pm
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate a temporary travel ban he had ordered on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Immigrant whose daughter pleaded to pope has first California hearing

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Mexican immigrant to the United States whose daughter asked Pope Francis for help in stopping her father's deportation attended his first hearing before an immigration judge in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Exclusive - Trump border 'wall' to cost $21.6 billion, take 3.5 years to build: internal report

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Arizona mother deported to Mexico in immigration action

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:53pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona mother of two who lived in the United States for more than 20 years was deported to Mexico on Thursday, becoming one of the first to be swept up in the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigrants in the United States, her attorney and family said.

New York man pleads guilty to attempted support of Islamic State

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 3:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man admitted on Thursday that he had sought to provide support to Islamic State and tried to kill an FBI agent with a knife when authorities came to his home to execute a search warrant in 2015.

Rolling Stone magazine seeks overturn of rape story verdict in Virginia court

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:30pm
Attorneys for Rolling Stone magazine were back in federal court on Thursday seeking to overturn a $3 million defamation verdict over publication's retracted story about an alleged University of Virginia gang rape, a court spokeswoman said.

Indiana man sentenced to life in prison for police killing

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:14am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Indiana man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting a police officer while he sat inside his patrol car, according to local media.

All flights canceled at New York's JFK airport due to snowstorm

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:44am
(Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration canceled all inbound and outbound flights at John F. Kennedy Airport on Thursday amid a winter storm that barreled its way through the northeastern United States.

Trump orders target cartels, crime as attorney general sworn in

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:34am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump used the swearing-in ceremony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday to sign three executive orders, including ones targeting transnational drug cartels and those who commit crimes against law enforcement.

US appeals court curbs solitary confinement for inmates off death row

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:15am
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court said Pennsylvania cannot continue to house prison inmates in solitary confinement on death row after their death sentences had been vacated, without meaningful reviews of whether such confinement remained necessary.