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Northern California shooting death toll reaches five after wife's body found

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.

Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings: police

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:29pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Tampa police on Wednesday showed two videos of a man they suspect may be a serial killer who is feared to have murdered four people in the past two months in a string of nighttime attacks.

Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:50pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

Death toll in Northern California rises to five after wife's body found

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:08pm
(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday there were "significant" gaps in reporting soldiers' criminal activities to law enforcement, an omission the Air Force acknowledged in the case of a Texas gunmen who killed 26 people.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

U.S. presses more cities, states on immigrant 'sanctuary' policies

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:11pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday told 29 states, cities or counties it believes they are violating a law prohibiting them from limiting information sharing with U.S. immigration officials, and it asked them for details on their compliance.

Thousands mourn nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:03pm
FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - About 3,000 people packed a funeral service on Wednesday to mourn a Texas family that suffered losses to three generations when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church on Nov. 5 and killed 26 people.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

U.S. attorney general to meet with House intelligence panel

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear behind closed doors for an interview with the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence committee on Nov. 30, a Department of Justice spokesman said on Wednesday.

U.S. Justice Dept eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The internal watchdog at the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday he hopes to complete his review by early spring into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation erred when it announced it was reopening its investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:34am
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.

Ohio delays another execution after struggling to find vein

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:24am
(Reuters) - The Ohio government delayed the planned execution of a 69-year-old convicted murderer on Wednesday after officials were unable to find a suitable vein in the inmate, who is sick with cancer and other diseases, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.

Astellas faces U.S. probe over patient assistance charity support

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:11am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a U.S. probe into drugmakers' financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs.

Head of U.S. National Counterterrorism Center departing

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The highly regarded head of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, which coordinates intelligence sharing on militant plots, is retiring at the end of the year, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a statement on Wednesday.

Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: officials

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

Funeral set for nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:59am
FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.

Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: CMS

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

Court adjourns appeal hearing for U.S. extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:32am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of masterminding a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

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