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California deputy attorney general charged with child porn

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:26am
(Reuters) - A California deputy attorney general has been charged with possessing child pornography at his San Diego County home following a months-long investigation, according to court records and local media.

Texas set to execute man convicted of stabbing woman to death

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 5:24am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set to execute on Thursday a man convicted of murdering a woman by stabbing her repeatedly after breaking into her San Antonio home in 2004.

Inmate captured at New York City's Rikers Island after brief escape

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:57am
(Reuters) - An inmate at Rikers Island in New York was captured on Thursday hours after he escaped and the jail was put on lockdown as officers hunted for him, the city's department of corrections said.

Kid Rock may run for Senate, says voter registration 'critical cause'

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 2:04am
(Reuters) - Kid Rock, an outspoken supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that he will decide over the next few weeks on whether to run for the U.S. Senate and in the meantime will work on the "critical cause" of registering voters.

Inmate flees New York City's Rikers Island, jail placed on lockdown

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:53pm
(Reuters) - An inmate at Rikers Island in New York remained on the loose on Thursday after his escape put the jail on lockdown as officers hunted for him, local news reported.

One dead, five critically hurt after thrown from ride at Ohio fair

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:45pm
(Reuters) - One person was killed and five others critically injured at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday when they were flung into air after their seats snapped off a ride that hoists and spins people, fire officials told local media.

Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:16pm
ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

Former Fiat Chrysler executive charged in U.S. in payoff scheme

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Fiat Chrysler vice president was indicted on Wednesday for making $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, authorities said.

Trump to nominate Kansas Governor Brownback as religious freedom ambassador

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, the White House said on Wednesday.

United Airlines sued by owners of giant rabbit found dead after flight

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owners of a giant rabbit named Simon who died on a United Airlines flight while bound for the Iowa State Fair sued the carrier on Monday, claiming its employees were responsible for the hare's death.

Robert Durst's wife cheated with blues rocker before vanishing, friend says

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:20pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the wife of real estate scion Robert Durst disappeared in 1982, his longtime friend told Durst she was dating a blues musician and might have run off with him, according to testimony on Wednesday.

Massachusetts immigrant ruling could guide other states: official

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:21pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A ruling by Massachusetts' top court could influence other state courts to rule that police cannot detain illegal immigrants solely to give federal authorities time to take them into custody, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday.

Money for Illinois schools in limbo amid political bickering

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:13pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A special legislative session ordered by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner devolved into political bickering on Wednesday, leaving the state no closer to having a new school funding formula in place to ensure its more than 850 districts can begin classes on time.

Meditation truck offers moment of zen in heart of New York City

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Certified meditation teacher Kristin Westbrook offered guided meditation sessions inside of her converted RV truck on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan and encouraged frazzled passersby to join her for a 10-minute mental break.

Massachusetts inmate gets three years in prison for plot to kill Obama

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:01pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man who prosecutors said developed a detailed plan while in state custody to kill former U.S. President Barack Obama in a sniper-like attack and then flee was sentenced on Wednesday to 37 months in prison.

Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoff

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:46pm
(Reuters) - One of two men convicted in the first of several trials stemming from a 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities in Nevada was sentenced on Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role in the armed confrontation.

Prosecutors plan video depositions in Texas truck death case

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:34pm
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are planning video depositions of witnesses ahead of the trial of a man charged with driving a truck packed with illegal immigrants in Texas, where 10 people died from sweltering heat, court documents on Wednesday showed.

Chicago to pay $39 million in traffic-light camera settlement

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:29pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago will pay almost $39 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the city of ignoring its own rules in handling traffic tickets that stemmed from its red-light camera system, city officials said on Wednesday.

Four aboard small plane die in crash on Utah highway

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:20pm
(Reuters) - All four people aboard a single-engine aircraft died when the plane crash-landed on a highway in Utah on Wednesday and caught fire, police said.

Uber's Kalanick hires former U.S. prosecutor ahead of Waymo deposition

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:23pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has hired the former top federal prosecutor in San Francisco to represent him ahead of a deposition in a high-profile trade secrets case against Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit, the attorney's firm said on Wednesday.