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Man arrested after plowing car into crowd at S. Carolina cemetery

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:23am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man accused of plowing his car into a group of mourners at a South Carolina cemetery and injuring 12 people was charged late Wednesday with a dozen counts of attempted murder, police said.

Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as FBI director

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI director following the dismissal of the agency's former chief, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.

Massive wildfire destroys 29 structures in California

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:36am
(Reuters) - More than 3,000 firefighters on Thursday battled a raging wildfire in central California that has destroyed 29 structures and forced thousands to flee their homes as it threatened a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park.

Parents of kidnapped U.S. journalist Tice renew plea for release

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:28am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The parents of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria nearly five years ago issued a new plea for his release on Thursday.

Do-over: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump want to change their vote - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 5:17am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they would not do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.

Aurora, Colo. marks five-year anniversary of theater massacre

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:48am
AURORA, Col. (Reuters) - A somber crowd marked the fifth anniversary early on Thursday of a shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 injured.

U.S. ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 1:02am
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration.

Body of missing man believed found after deadly flash flood in Arizona

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:42pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - The remains of a 27-year-old man were believed to have been recovered on Wednesday, four days after a flash flood rushed down a rain-swollen canyon in central Arizona killing his wife and eight other family members, a local sheriff said.

Video of foster children surprised with adoption news at Disney goes viral

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:14pm
(Reuters) - A video of Mickey Mouse surprising two foster children with news of their adoption date has gone viral on social media.

Video appears to show Baltimore police planting drugs: public defender

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:49pm
(Reuters) - A body camera video appears to show a Baltimore police officer planting drugs in order to arrest a man for illegal possession, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender said on Wednesday.

Turkey's publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:25pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The publication by Turkey's state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

South Carolina newborn dies after being put in trash by mom: police

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:52pm
(Reuters) - A 19-year-old South Carolina woman and her mother have been charged in the death of a newborn baby boy left in a trash can at the restaurant where each of them worked, police said on Wednesday.

32 million people lose insurance under U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal plan: CBO

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 under a U.S. Senate plan to repeal Obamacare without providing a replacement, the Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday.

Russian sentenced in U.S. to five years prison for 'Citadel' malware

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:02pm
(Reuters) - A Russian man who U.S. prosecutors say played a role in developing the sophisticated malware known as "Citadel" used to steal personal financial information from thousands of computers worldwide was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison.

Three top ballet troupes share stage for 50th year of 'Jewels'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds" will dazzle as never before as three of the world's top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of "Jewels," the world's first full-length plotless ballet, this week.

Victim of 1970s serial killer Gacy identified as Minnesota teen

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:22pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy who went missing more than 40 years ago from his home in Minnesota was identified by Chicago authorities on Wednesday as a victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

New York man gets 22 years in prison for hammer attacks

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:20pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hammer-wielding man who attacked four people including a police officer during a three-day string of assaults in New York City two years ago was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in prison, prosecutors said.

Florida man settles SEC insider trading charges over Apple takeover

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 1:07pm
(Reuters) - A Florida man has agreed to pay $278,773 to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission insider trading charges stemming from Apple Inc's purchase of his employer, mobile security company AuthenTec Inc.

Justice Department reinstates federal role in police asset seizures

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the federal government will reinstate a program that helps local and state law enforcement seize cash and other assets they suspect have been earned from crimes.

U.S. Supreme Court partly rejects Trump on travel ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.