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Two followers of renegade Nevada rancher plead guilty over armed standoff

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:47pm
(Reuters) - Two supporters of renegade Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy each pleaded guilty on Monday to obstructing a U.S. court order for their role in a 2014 showdown between armed militia members and federal agents who had seized Bundy's cattle.

Body found, likely Texas girl, 3, sent outside as punishment: police

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 9:33pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a 3-year-old girl reported missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by making her stand alone outside at night, police said on Monday.

Top U.S. military officer seeks to address criticism of fatal Niger operation

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer sought on Monday to tamp down criticism the Pentagon had not been forthcoming about the death of four U.S. soldiers in an ambush in Niger, providing a timeline of the incident and acknowledging unanswered questions remained.

Honduras man living in Miami charged with trying to bomb a mall

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 7:54pm
(Reuters) - A Honduras citizen with sympathies to ISIS and residing in Miami appeared in federal court on Monday on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in a planned attack on a crowded Miami shopping mall, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 7:30pm
(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law.

Politically charged murder trial of Mexican immigrant starts in San Francisco

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 7:23pm
(Reuters) - The trial of a Mexican man accused of murdering a woman while illegally in the United States began in San Francisco on Monday, a case that President Donald Trump has cited as an example of the dangers posed by lax border security.

Trader pleads guilty in fraudulent fuel credits scheme - U.S. Justice Department

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 7:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The owner of a company that buys and sells renewable fuel and fuel credits pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a scheme that generated more than $47 million in fraudulent renewable fuels credits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

Iowa murder trial to open in gender identity case flagged by Sessions

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 6:59pm
(Reuters) - A man charged in the murder of an Iowa teenager who identified as both male and female is scheduled to go on trial on Tuesday in a case that led U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to dispatch a federal civil rights prosecutor.

U.S. lawmakers ask DOJ if terrorism law covers pipeline activists

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 6:53pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by protesters that shut oil pipelines last year, a move that could potentially increase political rhetoric against climate change activists.

Pentagon seeks to address criticism of fatal Niger operation

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 5:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon sought on Monday to tamp down criticism from lawmakers that it has not been forthcoming about the death of four U.S. soldiers in an ambush in Niger this month.

Art of the deal: Trump's Empire State Building doodle fetches $16,000

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 5:19pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - George W. Bush famously turned to portrait painting as a hobby when he left office. Could President Donald Trump one day follow in his footsteps, encouraged by the recent sale of his drawing of New York City's Empire State Building for $16,000?

Nevada gun shows tied to firearm violence in California: study

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:10pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firearms-related deaths and injuries increased 70 percent in parts of California in the weeks after gun shows in neighboring Nevada, which has fewer regulations on such events, a University of California, Berkeley study released on Monday found.

Top U.S. general says no sign soldiers in Niger took too many risks

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general said on Monday he had no information that Army special operation forces involved in a deadly attack in Niger earlier this month had taken too many risks.

Texas police say body found in Texas 'most likely' missing three-year-old girl

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:16pm
(Reuters) - The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a girl reported missing by her father about two weeks ago, police in the Dallas suburb of Richardson said on Monday.

Judge to decide Trump impact in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 1:03pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the soldier's chances of getting fair treatment in the desertion case that could send him to prison for life.

Judge to decide Trump's sway in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:05am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the soldier's chances of getting fair treatment in the desertion case that could send him to prison for life.

Tampa police hunt possible serial killer after three shootings

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:18am
(Reuters) - Police in Florida warned residents of a central Tampa neighborhood not to go out alone after dark as they search for a possible serial killer they believe fatally shot three people in nighttime ambushes over the last two weeks.

U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's sentencing hearing delayed until Wednesday

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 9:27am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - The sentencing hearing for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could go to prison for life for deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, was postponed on Monday for two days due to an emergency for a lawyer in the case.

Norway wealth fund watchdog reviewing investment in U.S. pipeline firm

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 6:52am
OSLO (Reuters) - The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is reviewing allegations that U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners may breach the fund's investment guidelines.

U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl faces life in prison as sentencing hearing opens

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 6:22am
(Reuters) - A sentencing hearing begins on Monday to determine the fate of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could face life in prison after pleading guilty to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops.

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